Originally Posted by CannedBullets
Not surprised, EA won't get money for allowing mods, and if modders just make perfect copies of DLC maps, then nobody would buy the DLC. So yeah I could see why EA doesn't want to allow mods.
The problem with that is just consider how many people bought BF3 on console compared to how many people bought it on PC. There would still be the majority of the players buying DLC on console.
Also, just thinking about it, if a modder wanted to use new assets from one of DICE's DLCs, they would have to purchase it first and if they did use those assets on one of their maps, anyone wanting to use the map would have to buy the DLC as well. Kinda like how in Skyrim if you want to use a mod that adds in new crossbows, you have to own Dawnguard.
It's not like it ever affected them before, either. Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2's expansions sold just fine with mod tools being present.
There's a lot of reasons that the "it's because they can't make money" argument just doesn't work.
Oh.. and Cheezman, being on a high-horse would imply that he's acting superior to everyone else. That's not quite what he's doing. However, there are people acting entitled. Not necessarily the ones saying they're not buying the game because they want the feature, but those who are saying it should be in the game are acting as if they're entitled to mod tools. What's worse is most of these people probably wouldn't even use the tools themselves, only reap the benefits by using the mods that other people create.Edited by moocowman - 6/16/13 at 8:03am