I don’t know if you guys are aware (most likely you are, but it never hurts to doublecheck), but about 3 days ago Nexus sent a mail to modders warning them that, starting from 5 August 2021 modders will no longer be able to delete their mods and instead they will be archived.
Personally, this is the kind of behavior I don’t like from anyone (no matter if it’s legal or not, although I have some doubt about the legality as well) so I decided to send a request for file deletion of all the mods I uploaded to the Nexus.
Now you might ask, why am I telling you this? It’s not really about discussing the event per se (everyone will have their ideas about it and I’m not interested in trying to convince anybody), but more about the fact that the Nexus represented an alternative, a way to “not keep all eggs in one basket” if you catch my drift.
Should something ever happen to the Neverwinter Vault (hopefully not, but one can never exclude anything in life), there was a backup somewhere. Well, now for me that backup is about to be gone.
I also wanted to make everyone else here aware of this fact.
I’m currently looking for a secondary platoform where to distribute the mods and discuss them for feedback and bug reports (and it pains me to say this, but I got almost as much if not even more feedback from the Nexus than from the Vault).
So far now I uploaded my mods to the Ufile.io and I tried to make an account on LoversLab, but err… well, the first impression of that site is not great, it seems more a porn website than an actual modding website (I mean 99,99999999% of mods are about sex), not sure how long I’ll last there, but I wanted to give it a try.
What do you guys think? Are there alternative modding platforms to Nexus and ModDB (which also has this non deletion problem, apparently)?