Maybe it would be an idea to create a group of psn tags like "kickmods". A clan if you like. So when modders came in, you could just invite other kickers in to kick the modders. I always try to kick modders, but often the other players are too slow on the uptake, so a group might work better.
Been trying BoGT and TLaD recently and haven't seen a modder yet in either, but both games lack the magic of gtaiv somehow. BoGT seems like a slapstick farce and TLaD is too grimy and depressing.
^ there are more laggers on TLAD than there are modders. And Ballad has a few modders out there. There is no way of avoiding them, and I think unless you can identify them and kick them out as soon as they join then you are just asking for trouble. The whole freezing your system thing is a pain in the as*. The only advice I can give it to change a few of the settings around. Not many modders play with cops on or changing the blip settings.
ask yourself how they have such a bad customer support
I have found their customer support to be very guood, when i raised the issue of modders with them they were very concerned and asked for a list of details including the modder in question PSN name, i supplied all and they thanked me for keeping GTAIV multiplayer clean and to my knowledge the modder in question has been banned.
I recently started playing IV again and decided to boot up multi to see how alive it was these days and was shocked by all of this. I seriously couldn't believe these people could hack the game like they were doing, though some things done was pretty hilarious. I am NOT asking how to do this but what exactly are they doing to mod the game? I thought console games were pretty secure, are they like running a computer program that and connected to their consoles somehow or are they using hacked saves that let's them do this stuff? Again, I know the rules here, I don't want to know the program or whatever it is they're using, just simply want to know how it's possible they're doing it.
I was driving around Liberty City, minding my own business. And these two modders kept going around, stopping right next to me and blowing me up. Yes, you can have fun, but that is just annoying. In the end though, everyone teamed up against them and flipped their cars over.
Another modder on TBoGT, he kept teleporting, blowing up other people, put a light in my character. And then he kicks me out, no other players kicked me yet it came up with "the other players kicked you"
I remember back in 08 all you had to worry about was the very occasional turbo. Nowadays turbo controllers are so cheap and sold at any major outlet so all fools who don't want to actually practice to get good get mommy to buy them a turbo controller at Walmart. Sorry if any young people take offense to this but in ALL my 5+ years playing IV MP turbo users usually tend to be very young. Mods to a lesser extent tend to be controlled by 15-20 year old shut ins who spend most of their gaming time playing nothing but IV and ruining the experience for new and old players alike.
And the mods, don't even get me started. Its the same basic setup from the turbos. You can go to ebay and buy a dvd with script mods on it for less than $15.
Started to play this again a few days back on the 360 and I see what people mean about the modders. In nearly every free roam I went into there was one mod or another. I will say this though I did have some fun as some were spawning rare or non-MP cars, creating stunts at the airport and the modders didn't act like a-holes.
To be honest, in the last couple of months the modding issue has simmered down quite a bit. Most clans still have a modder or two and there are a fair few unaffiliated modders but the number of them is nowhere near as many as three months or so ago.