A user-created recreation modification — or mod — designed to interchange in-game satisfaction flags from the recently-released PC port of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, was reportedlt taken down by NexusMods and ModDB, two of the most important on-line websites for PC recreation mods. Each websites have confirmed that the ‘troll’ mod, which was uploaded from a brand new account, had been eliminated.
In response to a report by The Verge, well-liked recreation mod internet hosting web site NexusMods explained in a weblog put up that the mod for Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered was uploaded to its web site by a brand-new account with no modding historical past, which the location’s directors suspect is a secondary account for one of many web site’s customers, or a ‘sock puppet’ account.
The mod changed the satisfaction flags discovered round New York Metropolis with the US flag on Marvel’s Spider Man Remastered. Together with eradicating the mod, each “the sock puppet account and the consumer’s fundamental account” have been banned by NexusMods.
“It was very clearly completed intentionally to be a troll mod. The very fact the consumer wanted to make a sock puppet like a coward to add the mod confirmed their intent to troll and that they knew it will not be allowed,” NexusMods acknowledged.
“Had they not been a coward and had they used their fundamental account as a substitute, we might have merely eliminated the mod and instructed them that we didn’t need to host it, solely banning them in the event that they re-uploaded it once more after being pretty warned. The creation of the sock puppet eliminated any doubt and made it an easy choice for us,” they added.
ModDB, which hosts mods for PC video games like NexusMods, additionally announced through a tweet that it had eliminated the mod. “ModDB is an inclusive setting for all and we don’t allow focusing on marginalized teams. Our content material moderation is basically automated however when recognized, we now have a zero-tolerance coverage for this type of content material,” the web site mentioned within the tweet.