The latest little patch is a precursor to mod support being implemented so sanctioned mods will be available in the official realm.
This makes me nervous, and a little sad.
Firstly, I’m not one of those people who is bothered too much about mods. I’m not bothered about getting the in-depth stats of all of the possible weapons combinations to be able to min-max my character, I’m not bothered about being able to see what the other players stats are next to their UI picture, and I have completely avoided the modded realm. Not even bothered.
I do understand some people will want to be able to access this information and play with better bots etc and so that’s what the modded realm is for. I really really want to keep the official realm as a level playing field but I have a nasty ominous feeling that people who use sanctioned mods will have a varying degree of “being better” because I have little faith that Fatshark will be able to prevent things leaking into the official realm that breaks the gameplay and gives people with certain mods a huge advantage. What is the point in the modded realm if things are slowly going to leech into the official realm and become “essential” mods to have? I don’t want that. I don’t want to join a host who has various mods installed that might change how my UI looks, I don’t want the voicelines changed to suit someone else’s taste, and so on…
So, where does that leave those of us who wanted an official realm completely unpolluted by anything from the modded realm? Could modders and mod users just stay in the modded realm?