I'd like to make Zen open source to allow free modifications from the users that could be hosted and distributed on the hub.
To cut to the chase:
-Availability of mods
-Better chance that this game will last longer
-Mods can be hosted on the central hub no different than vanilla versions
-Mods can be flexible
-Mods can easily be shared and distributed on the forum
(and some) CONS:
-Poorly programmed source already(I took a lot of shortcuts here and there are some ridiculous things that should be modular which aren't)
-Updates will bug up existing mods
-Low quality mods, which could degrade game-play and possibly increase lag
-Inconsistent art styles
-Less careful design, sloppy design, etc(Design that is unlike the design which I have implemented before open sourcing)
"Ripping" is out of the question here because users will not be permitted to create their own hubs for their mods and therefore a mod that isn't hosted on the main hub is still just a mod.