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I'm in the process of putting together a modpack. Most mod devs are extremely reasonable and just want credit, and I'm happy to give it. Some are mostly reasonable and want credit with a link back to their forum post, which is kind of stupid in a modpack, but whatever, it's a minor inconvenience. Then there are the rare few who want you to register on a forum, ask permission and explain the purpose of your modpack, submit a list of other mods in the pack, or any number of other doggy tricks. And there is no guarantee of a response even if you bother to jump through all their hoops, they'll respond if they feel like it.

It would literally be easier for me to just be able to pay these people a few dollars through a paypal button than navigate through their arbitrary restrictions. I understand why they're upset about these 9minecraft-like sites. They use their work and SEO to mislead people, driving traffic to get advertiser money. They're just bad for the community. However the anti-pack attitudes some modders have is toxic.

There's no good reason other than ego why a mod dev should want people to grovel at their feet to get permission to include their mod in a pack. I think it's a barrier to entry for would-be pack devs and it stifles innovation. Considering their innovation piggybacks on the hard work of others - Mojang - I refuse to do it. And the idea that I should have to explain the 'point' of my pack so they can judge it's value as though they're the arbiters of all that is good and right in minecraft modding? bahahaha fuck off.

I will give credit where credit is due, but I've got better things to do with my time than keep track of which of the 215 mods in my pack have a dev with a complex who requires me to beg for permission and await their response before I release it. You know, like work on getting the mods to play nice together since they often don't.

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