We've heard a lot of questions and concerns about how we plan on managing our upcoming mod sharing platform. Today, I want to dive a little deeper and let the community give feedback on the upcoming changes.
For years now, we’ve been working on several iterations of the platform and originally planned to launch it on the Donut Team website. However, we acknowledge that a lot of mod creators feel that the Donut Team site is too closely connected to us as a team to facilitate fair competition among mod creators.
Some mod creators have actually expressed their motivational issues in the past as a result of this and it is for this reason as well as various others that we believe it would be better if this mod sharing platform was its own entity, separate from the Donut Team name altogether.
Introducing “Mod Bakery” (working title).
We’re still in the planning phase for this project and it has not entered development yet however we are actively researching technologies to power it and also want to gather your feedback on our plans for it as they are right now.
Currently, we plan to move all community features from the Donut Team site to this new platform while maintaining all user accounts and forum posts.
As for new features, this site is where we’d like to bring the Mod Storefront idea we’ve discussed and tried to develop over the course of the past few years to life.
We think all mod creators should all have an equal chance to succeed and the playing ground on which they do it should be controlled by the community, not by us. We want to have an easy to browse mod listing and mod pages where creators can upload builds of their mods and tell the community what they’re all about. We’d also like these mod pages to house dedicated discussion boards for each mod as well as a review system to allow people to rate mods and describe their experience with them.
We want to maintain an open dialogue for this project as we plan it out and begin development in the coming weeks. Please be sure to let us know what you think on this thread.
If you're curious, we currently have five of our staff members working on Mod Bakery:
- Jake will be the primary developer on this project.
- Lucas will be assisting in development.
- Loren and Kenny will be assisting with testing and discussing the things we're working on.
- Tyler is creating the website's art to make it super fly.
Lastly, we’ve now paused development on the current Donut Team website while we prepare to shift development to this behemoth of a project.
Thank you for your support, we look forward to reading your responses and questions.