This is OK. Most people will probably not use any mods and stay with the base game. They should also not need a subscription.OBXandos wrote:I for one will not buy any "paid mods" for the devs or the content creators. I also will not pay for a monthly sub for this game in any way.ske wrote:As much as it may be controversial, a shop system for paid mods or a paid monthly subscription might be a next step to finance the graphics departments of the modders.Another possibility, is to use the Factorio engine for completely different game or for fast prototyping of crazy ideas.
The subscription would be to support continuous generation of value such as expansion packs and intensive online gaming.
The paid mods system would be for mods that are of quality levels comparable to the base game. Most mods right now are not on that level and more community oriented. Those mods should stay free.
In any case those payment models are not intended to milk the player but to provide a sustainable platform for content creators.