Hello all! Today I'm posting hoping to get some of you with a bit too much free time and an urge to help the community.
You see, in the past five months we've built up a large collection of Pre-GUTS mod files - 288 File listings with nearly 900 files contained within. A good number of those files are screenshots, and a couple are simply mirror links to other download locations, and several are shared stash "mods", but most of them are carefully created mods by creative people who've come by sometime after Torchlight 2 was released.
GUTS has only been out for a few days, but at the time of this writing on 17 mods are listed in the Post-GUTS Torchlight 2 section of the database. Meanwhile, you can find a HUGE number of Pre-GUTS mods converted and available on Steam Workshop (121 Mods at the time of this writing).
What I'd like is for 5-10 volunteers to help me update and organize all of the Pre-GUTS mods. Anything that can be converted I would love to have turned into a .mod file and sorted into the appropriate category. Anything that is a Shared Stash mod or something can be sorted into another category. All of the authors' original works will of course be left untouched, merely updated with a .MOD file and a notice so people know the mod was updated.
Important Note: This volunteer work is easy, but tedious and time consuming.
I have a full time job and can not do it myself.
While I have you for a second, let me be honest: The mods keep this site alive. People come for the mods, the advertisements get hits, and the advertisements pay for the server to keep the site online. Lately it's been a very fine line between being in the black and in the red, though I haven't had to pay out of my own pocket yet. If all of the mods were updated it would help keep this site alive.
I know of only one other website out there that hosts a lot of mods and isn't owned by an independent company - the TESNexus
. I'm acquainted with the owner of that network, and he keeps it alive via more business-like means. I'm impressed by how he manages it all, but that's beyond the scope of my capabilities. I can make tutorials, I can keep the site functional (sometimes just barely), and I can gather talented people to help make tools like HotSpot, but I'm not a business man.
If anyone out there can help get these mods converted, well that action combined with my future donation-for-No-Advertisements system should be enough to keep the site online for a long time to come. If you are interested send me a PM here on the site and we'll figure out a system to get this taken care of.