Have you even read the damn post? I said it's my opinion, not a fact.
I'll repeat it just for you again:
- When a modification has the intention of getting more frags than you would without while other players don't have that modification, it's cheating to me. Take for example modifying playermodels (or skin of models), configuration-files of maps (like less fog, different textures or skybox, etc), crosshairs, etc.
Think about this:
You tell people it's not cheating when you modify the skin of such thing as explosions,
Then the questions raises:
When you would delete mapmodels or just delete the skin of them, is that also allowed?
When you would modify map-cfgs and put in the line of textures which are inside alpha material "texalpha 0.01 0.01", is that also allowed?
It makes you can look (or even run) right trough them just like explosions. But should it be allowed? Not at all to me, since it's just wallhacking without having to modify the sourcecode.
People who modify their version to play better actually have a lazy and weak personality, since they don't have the patience to train neither the skills to get that good, while they still want to get as good as when they would have trained properly (as that is my opinion).
I admit I have modified my playermodel to the old version of ironsnout, because I love the looks and odd animations (compared to the newer snoutx10k). It makes Sauerbraten look fun again (so no intentions of having more frags at all).
Is this cheating to me? No, because the ironsnout has only a max of 31 frames in it's animation (most of them are just 7, 17 or 23 frames), while snoutx10k has some animations which get played with 160 frames (even it's taunt animation is getting played on 40 frames). This makes the ironsnout moves very "shocky" and way less smooth as snoutx10k does (which results in less predictable movements). The shape also matters, since the old ironsnout has a way smalller torso for it's body, compared to snoutx10k (which matters much when aiming since it's not smart at all to focus on legs or arms, since they can confuse you way easier by their movement).