SOE Explains PlanetSide 2′s “No Mods” Policy
The company explained:
“It is vital that you not run software which modifies the Planetside 2 client in any way. If you do this, you are indistinguishable from various hacks that work in the same manner. The result of this is that you will be banned from gameplay and lose your characters/items.
“We cannot make exceptions to this. We do understand there are relatively harmless apps that fall in this category, but if we allowed those they would simply be used as a shield excuse by players trying to cheat. This same rule applies to data that Planetside 2 uses for gameplay. Do not modify any of these files or attempt to modify them in memory.”
It’s difficult to make an argument against that reasoning; in a competitive multiplayer FPS setting, you don’t want anyone getting an unfair advantage over other players.
Do you wish interface mods were allowed in PlanetSide 2? In what other MMOs do you use mods?