What I'd like to know is if this mod "patch" will become obsolete when the official patch is released later today. I mean, forgive me if I come off as rude, but doesn't this sort seem a little pointless? If Stardock is releasing at least one new patch every week, at best, these patches will be useless in a very short amount of times and, at worst, may conflict with official patches and just screw things up.
Secondly, what I have feared is coming true. Modders are spending their time and effort fixing bugs instead of creating new game content. In my opinion, it seems like a better idea for modders to spend their time enhancing the game content (adding maps, units, races, etc) rather than doing the work that Stardock is already being paid to do.
This is most certainly not a "useless" mod. First of all, many VERY popular games have their own "player patches" including Oblivion and Fallout 3. People have spent years fixing both minor and major bugs which may or may not be fixed by an update. Secondly, we don't even know if Stardock is going to fix this stuff to begin with. Sure, it's nice to think they will but it's likely they'll miss many of these issues, ESPECIALLY when everyone is complaining about how patches ruin their savegames (which you SHOULD expect to happen when updating). I'm willing to be that Stardock is going to be more careful and more cautious about how they update now. Third, he's been doing this bugfix mod to learn how to mod... what more can you ask for? It's a great way to learn and produce something very productive. Lastly, where do you draw the line is to what is or isn't a "enhancing" mod? Seems rather gray to me.
Honestly, and sorry if this sounds rude, but I'm sick of seeing these kinds of posts regarding modding because I'm seeing more then enough of them. If they continue then the Elemental modding community will likely be stifled before it can really be explored, discovered, and populated with talented people. Elemental modding needs more positive feedback, support, and more thanks. For example, I got more "karma" from my "Wanted: New Advisor" thread then I got from all my mods combined, that ain't right. It's funny but not right...
Anyways, sorry to rant here but I do think this topic needs some understanding and I'm just disappointed in what GaelicVigil said.