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Why is no one making my mod request? The reality.


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  • There might be more modders if there was actually comprehensive education on the matter. i've tried modding and never got any help with issues from anyone more experienced. I respect Nexus and everything but hearing this come from a moderator is a bit jarring considering that this website doesn't put any work into helping starting modders understand the basics.

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Mentorship and education require people willing to devote time and energy to those tasks. As I have pointed out before, most modders are self-taught and the reason we taught ourselves is so that we could spend our time modding, not teaching.

 

That said, there is a wealth of tutorials and resources created by a devoted subset of modders who have willingly sacrificed their time in order to help others stand on their shoulders. Most of them are quite good, some not so much. There are also communities, at least three that are moderately active, of helpful modders who answer questions and provide guidance for novices and experienced modders alike. I'm sorry to hear that nobody was able to help you with your questions before but you have to remember that we all have lives and other interests. The only thing I can advise is that you try asking your question in the mod discussion forum again and maybe this time somebody will have the time to help you.

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I think it's quite impossible to help out all people, since for most folks modding is just a hobby. Back then i spent 'bout 10 hours each day here on the Nexus. Takes a while to learn modding, create tutorials yourself, helping out people and make mods. I created >200 personal mods, tutorials and whatever - and my inbox was still full 24/7, not even talking 'bout answering questions in the comment section of released mods and on youtube. The request:modder ratio is something like 50:1 i guess or even worse so yeah, you can do the maths.

 

And when it comes to comprehensive education, i think there is plenty out there . At least i've always found everything i needed when it comes to CK modding and object creation/import - with very specific demands you might run into problems since there are less hardcore modders around (like my problems with weapon animations quite a while ago).

 

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I have some things to add or remember here.

 

First, some requests are weird to me. Like making some anime armor that barely covers anything with some characters that really seem underage and a bit creepy at times. This is an instant no to me. Or if I see a request that is too specific and mostly only the requester wants it and not the general community. This is also a no to me.

 

Secondly, some of the requests are too much work. I can barely have time to make an outfit in 2-3 months and this guy wants me to make several outfits. Like I am going to spend half a year only focusing on the stuff that he wants.

 

Thirdly, the requesters should have a pretty good idea of what the want and what it involves. If I see someone that changes his mind every day then I will quit. Or if they can't estimate or come up with a good plan with the mod, then it is also a big no, this is especially true if it's a big mod. Some vague ideas will surely get ignored.

 

But in general as others pointed out, mod users these days have really high standards and it scares a lot of mod authors. Take example an armor mod, I need to make it support bodyslide and several body mods. In the time required to finish all those variations, I can make another mod. A big waste of time from my point of view. People think that if you make an armor mod for a different body than theirs that they can't use the mod.

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Or if I see a request that is too specific and mostly only the requester wants it and not the general community. This is also a no to me.

This point made me think. When I post a request, I tend to be that specific with the request, because I have a clear view of how I would like the mod I request. Say I'm requesting a spell; I don't just give the general idea of the spell, but I think up the damage values, how it works with certain perks, etc etc.

I'm not saying this to justify that, but if that's how most modders would feel when they see a very specific request, then maybe that's a sign I should calm down with my requests. I already feel it everytime I request something, "who the hell would care to read all of this?", but then I don't know what text to subtract, because this is how I want this mod.

 

Thanks for raising the point, I'll have it in mind from now on.

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Or if I see a request that is too specific and mostly only the requester wants it and not the general community. This is also a no to me.

This point made me think. When I post a request, I tend to be that specific with the request, because I have a clear view of how I would like the mod I request. Say I'm requesting a spell; I don't just give the general idea of the spell, but I think up the damage values, how it works with certain perks, etc etc.

I'm not saying this to justify that, but if that's how most modders would feel when they see a very specific request, then maybe that's a sign I should calm down with my requests. I already feel it everytime I request something, "who the hell would care to read all of this?", but then I don't know what text to subtract, because this is how I want this mod.

 

Thanks for raising the point, I'll have it in mind from now on.

 

 

It's okay to have a good idea about what you want but it should be something that other people in the community would appreciate. If you request something that you only like, then it will have less chances of being accepted.

 

A good request is when someone post it and then other people say how nice it would be to have and come up with their own ideas to improve the original owners idea.

 

I mean look at the ESO altmer armor set, a ton of people wanted it and it was appealing to the public. People requested it and someone saw that and liked it and decided to make a mod. I only take requests that I like, so far I only took only a couple of them because I really liked the idea.

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Ive been trying to help people with there wishes for mods, But the reality is they normally want someone highly skilled to make a "custom" thing. Something that goes beyonde the basics of simple modding. This is alot to ask of people and realistically most people just dont have the skill.

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What sucks is that it's kinda contradicting. :/

You post an idea, a simple one i posted was a sexy unp mime outfit for my female character, and nothing. Even though you post in a 'skyrim mod request forum' nobody seems to care about it.

There is absolutely no way to know what modders would take on, it's almost like a wasted forum if you don't receive any responses...

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