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modSanctum’s Stance on Controversial Mods




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In the dynamic world of gaming, where innovation knows no bounds, controversy sometimes becomes an unexpected companion. Recently, the launch of Starfield, an eagerly awaited game, stirred up discussions and debates that extended far beyond the gaming community. At the heart of this discourse lies an unconventional feature: the requirement to select pronouns.

This seemingly innocuous addition has ignited a firestorm of contention, with many viewing it as an attempt to impose ideological beliefs on players. Some argue that it represents an attempt to push certain viewpoints onto others, while others appreciate it as a step toward inclusivity and representation. In this swirling sea of opinions, our stance at modSanctum is clear and unwavering.

Championing Free Expression

At modSanctum, we are staunch advocates of free speech and expression. We firmly believe that a variety of perspectives and viewpoints is one of the pillars of a thriving community. We understand that the gaming world is a microcosm of the broader society, where opinions on controversial topics can vary widely.

A Platform for All Ideas

In light of the ongoing debate surrounding Starfield’s pronoun feature, we want to make our position crystal clear: we are open to hosting mods of all kinds, including those with political or contentious themes, as long as they adhere to our terms of service. We firmly believe that creative expression should not be stifled, regardless of the opinions it may convey.

No Suppression of Ideas

We adamantly reject the idea of suppressing ideas or opinions. The beauty of gaming, like any art form, lies in its ability to provoke thought, inspire creativity, and challenge the status quo. By allowing the creation and sharing of mods that explore controversial themes, we foster an environment where gamers can engage in meaningful discussions, explore new perspectives, and, most importantly, exercise their freedom to express themselves without fear of being banned.

The True Significance of Inclusivity and Diversity of Thought

Critics may argue that our stance is contradictory to inclusivity, but we contend that it’s quite the opposite. Inclusivity is not limited to a race, gender or a singular viewpoint or ideology. True inclusivity encompasses a spectrum of beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences, including diversity of thought. It encourages dialogue, broadens horizons, and enables us to learn from one another.

The Impact of Free Speech on Art: A Lesson from Hollywood

To truly understand the importance of free speech and open discussion, we can turn to Hollywood as an example. Over the years, the film industry has faced a transformation influenced by what some term “woke culture.” While inclusivity and representation are undoubtedly important goals, the heavy-handed imposition of certain ideologies in films has had negative consequences.

The decline in artistic quality and innovation in cinema can be partially attributed to a climate where some filmmakers fear straying from what is deemed politically correct. When art is stifled by rigid ideological boundaries, it loses its ability to challenge, provoke, and inspire. True creativity thrives when artists are free to explore diverse perspectives and engage in open debate. It’s this diversity of thought that has historically driven the most groundbreaking and thought-provoking films.

Join Us in Celebrating Varied Perspectives

In conclusion, modSanctum invites all gamers, modders, and creators to join us in celebrating a wide array of perspectives thought they bring. We are committed to being a platform where all ideas, controversial or not, are welcomed and respected, as long as they adhere to our guidelines. Our goal is to foster an environment where free expression and diverse thought thrives, and where gamers can enjoy the richness of varied perspectives.

As we navigate the ever-evolving world of gaming, let us remember that it’s our collective array of viewpoints that makes this community so vibrant and exciting. Together, we can continue to push the boundaries of creativity, challenge the norm, and build a gaming world that truly belongs to all, just as the world of cinema flourishes when it embraces the free exchange of ideas and diverse perspectives.