So quick disclaimer, while I know this is mostly fact, this will contain a few rant-y bits from my experience that could come of as opinionated. This post is talking about both 3.0 and 4.0’s workshops, and what I expect from each, etc…
To start off, I do not have high standards for the Unturned workshop. Not one bit, I’ve come to realize that while I was mapmaking. Every few weeks I would peruse the workshop looking for new stuff to download and try out, and while of course some mods and modders stood out most of the time (Looking at you @Dieselsisel and @Letgalian) , most of the time it was incredibly underwhelming. The 3.0 workshop page is either dead or crapping out horrid content every day compared to other communities, how can we change this?
It’s honestly really upsetting to see this, I understand that no workshop can be perfect and there will always be children making “WASHINGTON RP++ EXTRA GUN SPAWNS WITH NPCS!!”, I would like to see the amount of that decrease though.
Featured maps and modpacks were a great step to quality assurance, but it’s flaw was that it just automatically picked the highest voted item from the workshop during that time, it wasn’t hand picked. (Obviously having something be handpicked is not practical with a time schedule like Nelson’s, but it could be possible.)
And now, we begin with the rant part. Why does this community like this stuff? Once again, how can we change it? There are so many quality maps and modpacks being beaten out by RP Maps and shooting ranges, while they are being constantly updated with new content.
A prime example of this would be the Iceland map. Now correct me if I’m wrong but this map does include custom clothing and is going to be updated. It’s also criminally underrated at only 300 subscribers. It may use a flag mod to add an Icelandic flag to it, but everything else is made by the mapmakers.
For 4.0 I would really hope that the focus on survival and PvE changes this. I yearn for the days that the workshop was thriving and was churning out quality content, only to be reduced to a boiling pot of garbage now.