I think that changing the "Top 10 Downloads" list was a good idea. Updating every 10 minutes and reseting once every week is a great idea and helps make the site feel more current, up to date and generally on top of things.
I do however think it would be nice to focus on community files only and to remove the "patches" from this list. Is information about patch downloads important or even wanted?
Anyone agree or disagree? Maybe with enough feedback they may change the list?
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C'mon, let's lose the patch info and focus on community made mods. Who cares about patch downloads?
7th August 2004
out with the patches in with the mods
6th April 2007
*My two cents*
As the whole concept of a "Top Ten" list somewhat assumes a democratic approach to the decision making process, and some objective overview of which elements have even been downloaded/installed, this thread has only a limited function.
If, however, the true purpose is to get individual opinions as to which patches/mods/&tc are the best to incorporate into one's game (and possibly some reasons as to "why") then I will certainly cast my vote for RSpeed's ABC mod. It is by far the most glitch-free, all encompassing, modifiable and (did I mention "glitch-free") addition to the game... So much so that I really couldn't see playing without it.
Several of the custom elements (such as the new suits and hyper-weapons) are more or less extras that I don't personally care for, but they can be very easily edited out of the /gamedata/ structure. Other than such personal preferences it does so much to improve the general play that I recommend it to anyone who wishes to get more out of the overall game.
RustIronCrowe;3842540 As the whole concept of a "Top Ten" list somewhat assumes a democratic approach to the decision making process, and some objective overview of which elements have even been downloaded/installed, this thread has only a limited function.
The "Top 10 Downloads" list is not a list that is voted on but rather simply tracks the 10 most downloaded files... nothing more. I personally see this as a nice way to see what is most popular with other users at the moment.
I just don't see any value in having the patches listed. To run the game at its most bug free and most stable one should download the latest patches. So this is not really a reflection of "interest" but rather that of "need". Community files that are downloaded are for players looking to "enhance" the gaming experience and therefore show the files that most interest players but are not files that are needed. Having the 2 types of files on the same list may be useful to admins behind the scenes but don't really offer any vaule or benefit to users. I'm not opposed to tracking the patch downloads of course but it would be nice to see the community files have their own list. I imagine it would generate more downloads for whatever mods may make the list.
Some people will surely view the top 10 list and possibly chose a mod to download from that list. Is the presence of patches going to influence their decision about what patch to download? I doubt it, as most folks are simply going to download the latest patch. Patch files are also all in 1 section for viewing while mods are spread over many sections (and there are tons more mods than there are patches) thus making the top 10 list a nice way to consolidate the most popular ones.
It's Sunday now... and the stats haven't changed... so much for "Updated every 10 minutes, reset every Saturday midnight".