I have seen it happen before and I see it happens again.
I have been playing the ARMA series since it was called Operation Flashpoint back in 2001. The DayZ mod have increased the sales of the game, brought new players, and made the ARMA more visible for the mainstream audience. But that is not without a problem. The new influx of player's have also brought lot's of hackers, cheaters, and annoying kids. The new players want the developers to fix things that are not broken. There is for instance people that want the game to become more casual. Well, why buy it in the first place? People who want that does not belong in the community in the first place. People who want to 'casualize' should just return to where they came from. Reminds me of how the Battlefield, which is also one of my favorite games, have turned into a different beast trying to emulate CoD in certain aspects. I don't see what's up with some people.
To be honest, I could be without DayZ. It don't think it was worth it. Which we will see when ARMA 3 is released. Some people will say something like ''Arma needs DayZ to survive''. Well it does not. ARMA isn't the new thing around. ARMA is a matter of fact old news. It's been around for over a decade. The series is older than the BF franchise. The first game was released 2001.
Do anyone else have the same or similar experience with other games?