Mod of the Year

Welcome to the 15th Annual Mod of the Year Awards, a celebration of the years finest mods chosen by you and us. For the next 4 weeks it is up to you to vote for your favorite mods so that they may make the top 100 which will be announced on the 11th of December.

Edain Mod took the crown last year as voted by you, the players and modders of this great community. There was also a plethora of great challengers, including Rise of the Reds finishing runner up and Mental Omega coming in 3rd. If you need a refresh of how last year's awards went down head on over to the top 10 countdown's for both players and editors to see who stood out among the pack.

There's been some huge releases this year and we look forward to seeing who will be climbing to the top to be awarded our 2016 Mod of the Year.

SEGA
Mod Awards proudly sponsored by SEGA

SEGA loves modders and that’s why we’re delighted to be involved in Gamer Networks Mod DB Awards. SEGA always tries to support the modding community where possible and this year alone launched Steam Workshop functionality for Total War: WARHAMMER, Football Manager 2017 and the SEGA Mega Drive Collection, finally giving the legions of talented ROM modders a place to legitimately share their amazing custom Mega Drive ROMs. Good luck to everyone who’s been nominated, carry on with the great work!
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Mod of the Year Awards


Welcome to the 2016 Mod of the Year awards, the largest modding event on the web, celebrating the hard working and dedicated mod community. For the next 30 days your votes are going to decide this years winners in the best upcoming and released categories. We shall also share our Editors Choice picks at the end of the December. Here is how it works.

Phase 1 - Nominations Begin

For the next 10 days, every mod profile (see our year in review) on the site has a voting booth. Just click the big "vote now" button to show your love and help get your favorite mods into the TOP 100.



Phase 2 - The TOP 100

After nominations have been tallied, the TOP 100 will be unveiled on the 11th of December and a final round of voting begins for 10 days to determine the 2016 victor.

Phase 3 - Mod of the Year 2016 Revealed

Cue the drumroll, because the wait has ended and around Christmas we are going to start announcing the 2016 winners.

  • Editors Choice Award Release 22nd December
  • Players Choice Unreleased Release 27th December
  • Players Choice Mod of the Year Released 29th of December

Prizes

Every member from the community who votes, has a chance to win a game from our #modlove collection. The more you participate, promote the awards and encourage your friends to vote the better your chance. In addition to this the winning mod teams will be heavily promoted across our network, get the prestigious honor of being able to include the award badge where-ever they damn well please, and receive a pewter pocketwatch.


Good luck, get voting, feel free to utilize our promotional tools and may the best mod win!

Sponsors

SEGA


SEGA loves modders and that’s why we’re delighted to be involved in Gamer Networks Mod DB Awards. SEGA always tries to support the modding community where possible and this year alone launched Steam Workshop functionality for Total War: WARHAMMER, Football Manager 2017 and the SEGA Mega Drive Collection, finally giving the legions of talented ROM modders a place to legitimately share their amazing custom Mega Drive ROMs. Good luck to everyone who’s been nominated, carry on with the great work!

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Caligula_
Caligula_

I've got a question.
I'm part of the "Rise of Mordor" team for Total War: Attila. Last year, we came first place in the 2015 Player's Choice 'Best Upcoming Mod' award.

In the comments section of that article (http://www.moddb.com/groups/2015-mod-of-the-year-awards/features/players-choice-best-upcoming-mod-2015) a playser said that "you need to rank ABOVE your last rank for getting ranked in here".

Does this mean, Rise of Mordor is ineligble for any awards as we have already come first? (Just so our fans don't waste their vote).

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

You cant rank higher than 1st again if you are highly placed you get an honorable mention. You qualify for players choice when your mod is released. Goodluck chaps!

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officialNecro
officialNecro

I feel like a lot of stuff is left in the dark on Moddb, is there any section of the website dedicated to explaining stuff to the users?

So if I follow the thought process, the Edain Mod (who ranked first last year) will only get an honorable mention even if they get the most votes?

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Alundaio
Alundaio

Strange system if you consider that if you don't place 1st you can always place, but if you place 1st you can never place again. Is this correct? Most especially strange considering the system allows for multiple votes even for competing mods.

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear

Spoiler alert: Minesweeper revision will win mod of the year this time.

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Corwin_Kori
Corwin_Kori

"SEGA loves modders" Wow i haven`t laughed so hard for a long time thanks guys.

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Plokite_Wolf
Plokite_Wolf

Well, they kinda own Creative Assembly and Relic, both of whom make highly-modded games :P

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Tyrfaust
Tyrfaust

Aside from TW:WH, TW:Attila, DoW2 & CoH2, yeah, both CA and Relic have made some highly modded games... nearly a decade ago.

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Plokite_Wolf
Plokite_Wolf

AFAIK, competitive DoW2 players only play on the Elite Mod :P

Also, never underestimate the value of modding older games.

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Tyrfaust
Tyrfaust

Elite Mod looks pretty decent, but compared to, say, Ultimate Apocalypse for DoW1, it's child's play in terms of added content.

That's the problem with newer SEGA games, they allow you to tweak things and reskin, but they're complete bitches to actually add content to.

And we're talking about SEGA sponsoring a modding award in 2016, not 2006. A better sponsor (or, at least, more fitting) would have been, say, Paradox or Bohemian Interactive.

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Loreanya
Loreanya

so how can i vote for my fav mod?

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Plokite_Wolf
Plokite_Wolf

Go to a mod's profile and click on the vote button below the description.

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Loreanya
Loreanya

ty for the answer somehow i could not see the huge vote button on the mods homepage :D

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1-MDT
1-MDT

Can we vote for more than one mod?

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Plokite_Wolf
Plokite_Wolf

In the first phase (until 11 December), you vote for as many mods/indies/apps/VR games as you want.

In the second phase, you vote only for those who reach the Top 100 (but there's no limit on how many among them you can vote).

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1-MDT
1-MDT

Sweet!

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Finally, an election I can get behind.

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clouddavis0296
clouddavis0296

i'm with you dune i say srg. mark 4

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ZitaX
ZitaX

I love this time of year! MOTY is always really fun to follow!

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Ivangard
Ivangard

should be Edain Mods for two time consecutive winning awards for best mods 2015,2016

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prime79
prime79

Brutal Doom 64 MOTY!

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GTP_Member_Hugh
GTP_Member_Hugh

I <3 Better Build Mod I Hope That Would Get First!

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Eventhus-Milenium
Eventhus-Milenium

the best mod this longt nigt love the long nigt mod :D

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Eventhus-Milenium
Eventhus-Milenium

:DD:DD:DD The best mod of 2016 is longt nigt:DDD

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Eventhus-Milenium
Eventhus-Milenium

.,.,.

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TheZuma
TheZuma

Will the ranking in the top 100 be released, or can I but see that our mod is amongst the top 100?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

I'd be happy to answer any questions you have

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TheZuma
TheZuma

Why thank you! My question is but this: In the first round of the mod awards, where did our mod, Seven Kingdoms: Total War, rank? I am simply curious how popular we are :)

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Right in the middle of the top 100!

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TheZuma
TheZuma

Thank you!

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