How often do you download mods for games? I was playing vanilla ES: Oblivion (vanilla = mod-free) and while that was all find and dandy I decided to install some mods to see how different it would play out, and, whoa... what a difference. Mods really do change the shape of the game whether it be adding new quests, new races/classes, spells, physics, environment, armor, ect... Better that is. =) It really does warm my heart knowing there are people out there that create mods for us (themselves, too, obviously). A new way to bond with people via singular player games besides talking about it in a discussion group or whatnot. It's nice that we actually work together. Mods are really nice, and it can take a not-so-fantastic game and turn it into an excellent game. A 30 hour game into a 3000+ game if you do it right. Mods are really the way of the future. So, yeah, does anybody like using mods when playing a game, or do you like a mod-free, vanilla gameplay and leave the mechanics to the games designers?