Dear Fellow Modders, Minecraft forum members, etc. I have a story to tell you.
The other day, I was doing what almost every other person new to modding does: create a simple, useless, mod as their first endeavour. Unlike some other people, I decided to use the search bar, and look and see if anyone else had created a "More Ores" mod.
I Was Horrified!
If you Google "more ores mod" for the Minecraft Forums, (https://www.google.c...iw=1467&bih=706), you will find THOUSANDS of more ores mods. Many of these mods have been taken from other sources, without credit. Most are similar in functionality, form, and in the horrible, atrocious grammar used in the posts they are distributed in.
After more Googling, I also discovered that some of these mods are made as money-grabs, using adfly to make the "Owners" money!
I'm not the only one annoyed with the low-level mods that are wasting the time of every serious person on these forums.
In the spoiler is an example, along with the mod it came from. I would post more... but you know how to google, right?
Quote from xTwilight3 »
Your grammar smells, it's seriously hard to read. Also what the heck is "pixs"?
This have also been done 1000 times before. It's BORING, make something original. Also, why are you editing three baseclasses? A mod like this does not require any baseclass ediitng at all, and can of course be made in like 2 minutes.
Examples of original post formatting: (from http://www.minecraf...nd-more-by-jt9/)
[spoiler] this mod add's more ore's in to your minecraft world! this mod is made by Jt9 he said i could post iit on the forums. go to the original pageHERE
So, what I think is that there should be more specific rules about the posting of more ores mods. I.E, the mod should have to add significant new content, NOT be a copy of the hundreds already out there, etc.
This is where you come in. Please, reply to this thread with rule ideas, (which will go in the following spoiler if approved), bring this thread to the attention of moderators, and above all, tell me what you think!
-Required to have non money-based link to mod