So I’m going to be making my own server, and I’m not sure on what I should do. I know some servers use Content Packs, while others just use the actual workshop uploads instead of repackaging them. What one is ideally better?
Personally I’m against the use of “Content Packs” unless said content packs just house content that was specifically made, or edited for your server. Because most of it boils down to what seems like theft, as you take addons already on the workshop that are not yours and pretty much reupload them. I thrown together a pro/con list, and I’m still not sure what to do.
Many workshop items are now just one or two workshop items, giving a placebo affect of “downloading less”
Will not break if the author of a workshop addon you use decides to change something
If an addon is removed from the workshop for any reason, you still have use to it
Requires updating on your part, extracting all the GMAs your server uses and then repackaging them for the Content Pack
Sometimes you may need to reduce the size of textures, causing lower quality of the addons, and may even end up overwriting the true addon
Using the addons the real author uploaded, no worry of guilt
Always up to date
Don’t have to worry about content packs, and how much room they’ll take up on your Workshop
Players will complain of downloading so much junk just to use your server
Updates may end up breaking some features of a server
If an item gets removed, you lose it