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Could it be possible to use mods in ESO?

  • Is it possible? Just like weapons and armor mods only changes the appearance of the existing gears. And some beauty mods like pretty face and new hairstyles, and body replacements. I know that cheating is strictly forbidden in online games, but changing the appearance of something is not cheating. It only takes effect to the only player who uses this mod. Others don't have this mod cannot see any differences. I have seen some modifications in some online games, just like removing the visual effects of wings and some glowing lights, replacing an animal with another and so on. I wonder could it be possible to do this in ESO.  Some of my friends say they are not interested in ESO because there are no mods. I think if there are some little modifications in ESO, they might be interested.

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    • Probably not, but user-made content might be possible. I'm pretty sure TF2 has some sort of system, but other than that I'm not too sure.

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    • i think there is a %60 chances that people will make mods for ESO, however, Zenimax / Bethesda won't allow you to use them (at least not legally...)

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    • One of my friends "Texture Packs" WoW.

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    • Probably just texture packs, like in Team Fortress 2 or Minecraft. I doubt there will be any full on mods, lest the person using them doesn't ever want to go to Cyrodiil.

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    • the only mods you could install are maybe UI addons from curse like you can in wow, but full on mods wouldnt make sense in an mmo. visual things i suppose would be different but blizzard for example doesn't allow any visual changes even if your the only one who can see them, its like defacing their property.

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    • I Like Bow Ties Bow Ties Are Cool wrote:
      One of my friends "Texture Packs" WoW.

      texture packs are not mods, they are visual changes to the vanilla game, but i have never ever heard of someone texture packing world of warcraft so your probably pulling that out of your ass or your friend has a WoW texture pack for minecraft or something.

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      You Sir are an asshole. Better now asshole?

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      asshole is one word

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      Depends on how you annunciate it.

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      no it doesnt. ass is one word, hole is one word, asshole is one word.

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    • I don't see why mods wouldn't be allowed, within reason, just like any other MMO.  We're talking raids and dungeons (threat/DPS trackers), we're talking PvP (DPS/CC timer tracking), and so on.  Plus any possible additions to UI.  Look at WoW, and half of the games on the market.  So long as you aren't altering the true gameplay, it's legal in them.

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    • In the latest lets play on the Escapist they found a section in the main menu called Mods.

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    • I'll have to check that out, do you have link AzuraKnight?  I'm was thinking at first that if it came out on consoles they wouldn't allow mods, but since it will be seperate servers there's no reason to restrict it completely.

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    • PsijicThief wrote:
      I'll have to check that out, do you have link AzuraKnight?  I'm was thinking at first that if it came out on consoles they wouldn't allow mods, but since it will be seperate servers there's no reason to restrict it completely.

      Yep link two on my thread here.

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    • I am fairly certain that they stated sometime this week that the mods would be limited to UI modifcations, they are not ruling everything else out at the moment though they are favoring those.

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    • Well, obviously mods won't be near what are allowed in Skyrim and Oblivion, or even Fallout 3.  You're looking at asthetic or informational mods like (from WoW) DBM, Recount, Unit Frames, etc.

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    • Straight from the website: http://help.elderscrollsonline.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1925/

      They will allow modding of the UI, not any in game items since it's an online game ofcourse.

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    • I couldn't imagine an Elder Scrolls game not having mods. From what I've seen, aesthetic wise, I am quite positive there will be some people out there making armor skins and enb presets. It's sad zenimax won't even consider having a user developer tool, maybe something to where actual mods CAN be made, but have to be run through some approvals before going live. They are dropping a huge oppurtunity not including this huge chunk of the community. 

      AND then there is this to consider. It's all about them believing you are all to dumb to play a game with any real depth. Games like Skyrim are made to cater to the intellegence of the lowest denominator.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raU3a1F4vOQ

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    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JweTAhyR4o0

      wrong video...lol talk about dumbing down.......

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    • Im pretty sure that mods will be made and that they will be illegal, but no one will report them unless they're cheap

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    • There are already some ESO addons created and they are legit, you can find all ESO addons at http://www.esocore.com/ it's very convenient tool to search for all the latest ESO addons which have been released. There are some vital addons such as minimap, damage meter aka recount, quest tracker etc.. Makes game more clear and fun to play. Default ESO UI is quite poor.

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    • I can use SWEETFX for some magnificent effects -

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajR1rHboWiw

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    • So will we be seeing My Little Ponies with weapons again? (Anyone who gets my reference is awesome)

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    • There seems to be some confusion with terminology in this thread, so I'm going to give my views based on my experiences with other MMO's, Game Mods, and Texture Packs.

      First off, if you're talking about changing the visuals of ESO, that's probably legal since those are done client-side and support staff of a game only care that what you do doesn't interfere with online gameplay. There are some restrictions to this rule, however. For other people who have played Battlegrounds/Warzones in MMO's, you may remember that one guy that seemed to teleport vast distants across the map in mere seconds. These "speed hacks" are made when the connection between client-side controls and server-side positioning are tampered with. So naturally, they want to crack down on this. But then again, merely changing client-side visuals/audio is not modding, it's using texture packs.

      Modding a game is more closely interpreted as actually modifying the game's functionality, which is why it would never be allowed on a multiplayer game (EXCEPT if you own the server on which you are playing. Private servers are still a very real thing for MMO's).

      An addon is not actually a mod. Addons do not modify the game itself, but "add on" additional interfaces, which either rerender data from the game itself into a more understandable format (such as how Recount compiled all damage/healing done into various froms such as a player's Total Damage done during a boss fight) or use exclusive data that exists outside the actual game and thus does not actually interface with the game (such as various role-playing add ons which store information in a database kept by the addon itself, and can only be seen by people who share the same addon).

      Zenimax has already said they will support the creation of Addons, so I assume they would have no problems with texture packs either.

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    • Equillibrium wrote:
      I Like Bow Ties Bow Ties Are Cool wrote:
      One of my friends "Texture Packs" WoW.
      texture packs are not mods, they are visual changes to the vanilla game, but i have never ever heard of someone texture packing world of warcraft so your probably pulling that out of your ass or your friend has a WoW texture pack for minecraft or something.

      Seriously? A visible change is indeed a mod. A mod to the visual aspect of said game. We used to redo textures all the time in WoW. One of the more popular mods was armor replacement. Hard to do but some armor styles could be graphically changed into lingerie. Nudity mods were very popular also. Blizzard seemed to not mind since it was all client side. That is until some people replaced wall graphics and were cheating through many of the dungeons.

      Just because you never heard of it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

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    • hey i got about 5 mods for it so id say yes

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