Tot! Transparency (please keep the community up to date)

You mean aside from the fact that the last thread was locked and tot said to wait?

The titles keep getting more and more interesting though…

For a second there I thought Tot!Transparency is some new mod… maybe adjusting the opacity of something :rofl:

Also, @ToTEnjoyer I have bad news for you, I hit reply on this thread and I got this… it’s most likely referring to your post since it was the last one :frowning:

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No, based on the information we’ve been given and the context you can gain from Tot’s posts so far. According to what we know so far:

-There were accusations made, which Tot has offered to resolve, including showing them the source code of the mod.

-Funcom hasn’t bothered to respond in almost a week.

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This a whole week of not being able to play

-Funcom hasn’t bothered to respond in almost a week.

We are waiting YEARS for some bug fixes and features, be patient :rofl:

you dont do any good by fanning though flames though dude.
be kind, let others be unkind.

You are right, but this entire situation shows that indeed ‘karma is a b*tch’ :joy:

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now that is nice news :slight_smile: i hope it all works out and you guys can get back to playing

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This topic is temporarily closed for at least 4 hours due to a large number of community flags.

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Thats just silly, leaving over one mod.

We have damage from our forced relocation to another server that still has not been fixed. All the collector stuff and been changed or gone. Ive got a box of collector thralls I can not let out of the box.

Im still here

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Its more of the action of what funcom did … as a retired modder i am also displeased at how they went about it and not do a simple investigation and this hurt as a person who creatively mods… it means they can take down any mod that they choose ignoring the communuty and the author spent time making it.

I perceive it as a violation of humanity free speech.

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It’s definitely not a violation of free speech. They own the platform, and they make the Terms of Service. Legally speaking, Funcom is at liberty to remove any mod they choose for any reason.

That said, the way they’ve handled this has been really convoluted and silly. It should’ve been as simple as a message like:

“We’ve removed your mod because of (insert TOS violation). If you believe this decision to be an error, here’s the appeal link. If you wish to make changes and submit your mod for review and reinstatement, here’s that link. For other questions/concerns, please use this link to contact community management.”

It’s really basic stuff.

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That said, the way they’ve handled this has been really convoluted and silly. It should’ve been as simple as a message like:

“We’ve removed your mod because of (insert TOS violation). If you believe this decision to be an error, here’s the appeal link. If you wish to make changes and submit your mod for review and reinstatement, here’s that link. For other questions/concerns, please use this link to contact community management.”

It’s really basic stuff.

Maybe they did, you don’t know that.

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Hey that was my joke. Get your own one. :rofl: :innocent:

For many, it’s just the last straw in the long list of problems with Funcom’s behaviour toward the community.

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There are many, many violations of free speech happening in the world every day.

Removing a mod was not one of them. In fact, mods to video games are generally not protected by freedom of speech.

Freedom of speech does not give a person a universal right to say whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. It’s protection from the Establishment (usually governments) suppressing political or religious opinions that are not aligned with the ruling party.

The often misunderstood First Amendment of the US Constitution says, verbatim:>

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The Congress or any legislative branch was not involved in the removal of the mod. A privately owned company exercised its right according to their Terms of Service, which I believe mod makers have to accept if they want to make mods with the tools Funcom provides.

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Its no doubt there are big questions over where Funcom are taking the game.

  1. The Purge changes

  2. The Bazaar prices

  3. Mod support

I don’t think it’s silly at all. Nothing else on the workshop offers the depth of character customization that Custom does, and the character customization and graphics are the sole reason I RP on Conan instead of another, mechanically better game. In the absence of that, what reason do I really have to continue using Conan as my venue, and giving Funcom my money via bazaar purchases for deco/outfits?

Until Custom is reinstated, or something equal to or better than crops up (Like what happened when Custom was released and basically replaced IQOL overnight), I simply don’t. It won’t be the same reasoning for everyone - For some, this is an issue compounded on top of a lot of other issues and is effectively the “straw that broke the camel’s back”, but on my end it simply ruined one of the two unique selling points the game had for me.

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It’s not a free speech issue in any capacity, though I understand your frustration about it. <3

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