Even if i was global, i wouldn't consider myself as a leader.
graphics fix patch?
To avoid beeing wrong, what is this exactly?
I believe the objective is for everyone to feel confortable with what they see, some ppl have a good vision, but lack the resources or skills, so they request skins.
My skins are merely the representation of what i like to see.
I once had a problem on pso eden (pso bb) where a file i had that placed aquariums in lobby 1 was always getting replaced in the patch server, by the time i entered the lobby those anoying trees where there instead, before this got fixed the only solution i found (since i spend quite some time in the lobby on bb) was to insert the file after the patch server so even if there was some patch to make a certain skin visible to everyone, i would replace it instantly if i didn't like it.
I assume the graphics patch fixes something regarding transparency problems, but if am right, then the only thing usefull would be the ice transparency and ice ground on sil dragon, everything else is what i call a "skin", a custom modification that doesn't fix anything (no offense to the creator), it merely displays the bug in a different way, i have already tried making a better version of it, but the main problem remained and i hated those cropped borders on the textures, especially when this bug affects 1 million textures, while some changes in pionner are nice, the big picture is what matters.
This is why that even if i get that patched on my game (wich would remove my realistic ice and the high res port of pionner 2) i would instantly revert it back to the things i like.
It doesn't matter if they are good or bad skins or if it's a good patch or not, in the end, i'll patch and apply the skins i want.
This is my opinion and i'm sure more think the same way, otherwise making skins public would serve no purpose.
Some PSO BB server use the patch server for litle updates but when it comes to a skin, they never force ppl into downloading one.
They instead use a different strategy, i was asked to create the title screen for Ultima server so that it would be included in the installer, meaning by default they get a custom skin and can change it if they don't like it.