I see a lot people are bothered by the Darkside at VStanced. Let me explain why & how it works & how to get in.
A lot people confuse this as a VIP section, but it's not. I repeat, DARKSIDE IS NOT A VIP SECTION. Its intention was to make mods available to persons who DESERVE these & keep them SAFE!
Why is Darkside made? - There are mods that modders haven't finished or don't want to release, for certain reasons. For example, Franco's rimpacks, he spends a lot time modeling them & releases them. Not only these get uploaded without his permission on different sites, they get ripped of SLRR & used in other games WITHOUT his permission nor credit! All of these rims are re-released now anyway, but you'll get my point.
Now at least to provide mods that won't get ripped we have created the Darkside, which is a part of our site where trusted members upload their files & ONLY other trusted members have access to these, so the files are safe. Also it's brilliant place to test beta mods. One great example is JC's E28, it was tested by a lot people, the feedback was given & bugs were fixed.
How it works - It's simple idea it's not accessible to members under rank "Darkside". Darkside rank is the lowest rank that gets access & is a trusted member of VStanced community!
How to get in - I'll say it once again just in case, it's NOT A VIP SECTION. To join Darkside you don't have to be any admin's friend or donate or kiss anyone's but either! All you have to do is to be ACTIVE & HELPING member! It's the way that admins can see how you act & how you're as a member. We'll decide whether we CAN TRUST YOU TO NOT SHARE & to RESPECT the authors.
Our admins will watch & decide whether to invite you to Darkside or not. Don't come to ask us when you can get into DS.
So, congratulations to those that got access to Darkside, treat it like your own life! Your rank can drop as quickly as it went up. There's no exception you share, if you treat others liks shit - you're out. When loosing access, there won't be another chance
Regards, administrators of VStanced community