Quote from Treeman01
It would not turn the majority off. If you don't want to download a mod that someone has put a lot of effort into making, just because you don't want to make a tiny payment then your just being silly.
As for the the actual payments I'm guessing there will be something similar to Microsoft points on Xbox live, where you put a certain sum of money into your account and then use that to buy whatever mods you want.
Such a fool and outdated business strategy.
Slowly companies and producers are learning that the best way of making money and fighting piracy is not trough direct user payment, but by using compulsory adds (that usually can be ignored/skipped), or through selling exclusive content that is not needed/required in the first place.
That's how giant Youtube Let'splayers are making thousands of dollars a month without the viewers paying a cent to them.
That's how Valve can afford to turn one of it's major franchises: Team Fortress, into a F2P game without losing a cent.
That's how Open-Source Softwares are increasingly gaining a share of the market of paid softwares. GIMP is increasingly becoming as good as Photoshop and you don't pay a cent to the developers.... Blender is increasingly becoming as good as Adobe's 3D softwares and again you don't pay a cent to the developers.
Donating is still not as good as payment? Yes... but that is because we are still living based on that outdated business strategy that makes us believe that a software only is good if it's paid. People are already slowly learning that donating to someone who uses his free that for your benefit is actually a good thing for you, and better than paying for a one-time version of said product.