I do not want to be disrespectful, but since when we have this fashion with the payment of patches? I knew that soccergaming has a tradition of being a free platform. I know a lot of time and work is wasted but no one is forcing you to do it, you do it only with passion for video games and editing. And one means donating, another means to condition a patch with a donation. Otherwise, you no longer need the soccergaming platform and you can make your own websites. Missing regularcat......
This has been discussed with the rest of the Staff.
As Game Engines become harder and more complex to mod, it takes more time, more dedication and more resources to put out high quality content for everybody.
Other communities such as GTA, Counter Strike, Skyrim, etc, etc, etc have already embraced and accepted this new way.
Free mods, paid mods and early access mods.
I think it's only fair that people who spend hours and hours (and they spend money too because they have to pay for their internet connections, power/electricity, computer hardware, etc) get something in return. Not everyone wants money, and that's good too. But those who want to sell their mods or simply give early-access to those who contribute to their projects are welcome too.
In fact, we'll probably add some pre-fix tags to the threads title like:
It's happening in every community, and FIFA is indeed a very hard to mod game.
People discrediting, insulting or showing discontent for these new methods here are free not to come anymore. I'm sure there are tons of other FIFA Forums dedicated to Modding out there........... Right?.