This is ridiculous. Not only do we have to pay 60 dollars for a game and 30 dollars for a season pass, but now I have to pay money for every mod I want to get to expand my game. Doesn't this defeat the whole purpose of modding? How am I honestly going to have enough money to pay for a game, hundreds of mods like I have now, all the DLC, and still be able to branch out and enjoy other games? Are the times gone where we can have a diverse library of games that we can enjoy dependent on mood? It's like now we're going to have to pick one game or developer and stick with it, because they're each going to offer thousands of dollars worth of mods, their own DRM dedicated downloading client (Origin, Steam), and subscription fees for "enhanced" content (COD Elite, Battlefield, etc).
I understand people deserving compensation for hard work but mods are a passion, a hobby. They helped out people like me with lower paying jobs be able to afford bills and still get my gaming on. Skyrim is a game I still play to this very day because of all the mods. With hundreds of mods I don't want to be paying hundreds of dollars for a video game. So because I don't have infinite funds dropping into my bank I shouldn't be allowed to enjoy a plethora of diverse mods to enhance my game? I fear for the future of gaming. Looking like everything is going the way of the cash shop- even our singleplayer RPGs!