Jivaro wrote on Jan 30, 2021, 00:53:
Rilcon wrote on Jan 29, 2021, 23:40:
Jivaro wrote on Jan 29, 2021, 20:58:From the mod team, it's to pin everything gone wrong with the mod on one guy that they probably had an internal falling out with.
Cutter wrote on Jan 29, 2021, 18:10:
Jivaro wrote on Jan 29, 2021, 15:57:
I think if they want to remove his contributions to the mod and distance themselves from him/her, that is fair given the accusations.
Something tells me the mod community has more than enough download sites to find the original.
Calling someone a pedo bear isn't proof that they actually are. Just ask Elon Musk. If someone is guilty it's one thing, caving to accusations are something entirely else. That amounts to nothing more than a witch hunt.
Show me on the doll where the witch hunt hurt you Cutter. I can't believe you are trying to compare Elon Musk (a billionaire) with this modder. Alright, I am game, what's the motivation to "witch hunt" this guy?
The things people are criticizing about the mod relate to its story and quests; what the guy made for the mod was UI icons and a few 3D models for armor pieces, he had no input in the quest lines or other content.
This is the mod team seeing that reception was negative and throwing this guy under the bus hoping everyone would blame it all on him and leave them alone. In truth the people that made all "fucked up" content for the mod are still on the team or had already left without much fanfare.
While I personally don't buy that, that's an interpretation I can't really argue either I guess. I don't have enough facts to dismiss it. The timeline seems like it is more likely they simply want as much distance from him given the accusations rather than a conspiracy to pin failure on him. I haven't seen anything from the modders that indicates they are blaming him for the condition of the mod. There isn't any money or fame to be had here and the condition of the mod was shit already apparently. (going by comments, I don't personally know) If the mod was already crappy kicking him out for any reason isn't going to change their rep with the mod community. That will only change if they re-release and it's a better mod. I can't dismiss your logic entirely, but it seems like a stretch. maybe more info will come out and he is just a misunderstood alien that crashed on the planet and we will both be wrong.
The guy they "kicked out", which is a very kind way of saying "publicly shamed, threw under a bus, painted a target on, and declared all evils his fault", had nothing to do with any of the content that the mod has been getting criticism over. He made the Pipboy UI elements and some armor models, and that's it. The mod team started getting heat over weird fetish content, and the slave mind-fuckery, and decided to close the gates and say they were gonna fix it all, while pinning all the blame for what they'd done on him, someone that hadn't had a hand in any of it, solely because they knew people would eat it up because of the weird fetish stuff he'd drawn completely unrelated to the mod.
Stuff that they'd known for years he'd made. This wasn't some secret revelation thing; the guy used the same artist name everywhere, and people had pointed it out before. They were happy to use the guy's UI and 3D art for their mod right up until they needed someone to blame for... a full questline involving underage slaves, suicide collars, and a whole bunch of foot fetish NPCs.
The guy's a scapegoat for a team of panicked cowards. I've seen a lot of mod teams remove content because of some member being "problematic" or the like, but never have I seen a team lie about something so blatantly or so very publicly throw someone under the bus and paint a massive target on them like this. I can't imagine anyone having any respect for the people left in the team.
And as a kicker, the so-called "pedophilic content" they're citing to throw the guy under the bus for... wasn't even porn. It was a parody to make fun of a fictional pedophile.This comment was edited on Jan 30, 2021, 03:17.