|With the PC version of the game, I've logged over 700 hours|
in the game at this point.
The pragmatist in me however is the usual victor of my stance here, and that part of me would question these standards, mock them for their ridiculous nature, and then recklessly throw these views into my already large toybox of things that makes me generally hate the overall community of PC players of any game.
I've had everything up until version 1.0 installed because it was a lovely way to take HUDless screenshots of one my favorite games of this generation. Lately though, I've become bored and ended up removing it until the iteration upgrades begin to slow down significantly and I can download a more stable version to mess around with. Even then I probably won't use it too much for anything outside of native resolution screenshots that I can fiddle around with in Photoshop and the like. At this point it only becomes a tool to do something else entirely.
These types of alterations in no tangible way effect my playtime with the game. If it's less 'taking a Sharpie to the Mona Lisa' rather than defacing a copy for shits and giggles, it's still no less annoying. These people are still in the museum, some doing actual creative stuff, and others are just doing obnoxious and overdone shit that annoys people around them. Since we're still in this metaphor, I should say that I feel no remorse for children that get thrown out of the Louvre for acting like jackasses.
A more apt description for me is that asshead you never want to watch your favorite movie with because they're always complaining about something irrelevant that makes you want to slap them.
"I hate her hair..."
"Such bad acting..."
"That is so fake!"
"This dude is so overrated..."The crown jewel of computer gaming is the inherent range of options players have when it comes to not only playing the game but adding to it or supplementing in ways that are in many cases---better than what the developer intended. It is a degree of power however and I'll never place my bets against that kind of force being abused by more players than it's used competently by. Unfortunately it gives agency to the the aforementioned assheads' complaints.
I guess this seems worse (or more irritating at least) to me right now as the the cycle of "Who's dying" has shifted to the console space rather than the PC one (btw, hasn't this same cycle happened at least twice already? ಠ_ಠ), but I have a post for that particular topic next time.
 He's currently on version 1.5 of his fix which includes a nice laundry list of things that could effectively extend the life of interest in it in the long run.
 I've accumulated a nice library of most of these images in my Flickr now too.
 And I'd like to see users like Duncan Harris and kodama_SS mess around with some of these things as well.
 I regret signing that damn thing, even now. Oh well.
 Dark Souls already has a Nexus and various forum threads dedicated to the hobby now.
 I've been impressed by Black Mesa for example.