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Well, SureAI has been here a long time. Arktwend, Cube Experimental, Nehrim, and Enderal are all hosted here and have been for years. In fact, I don't know if Nehrim is available on Nexus. So Enderal being here is not shocking; it was in here last year and Nehrim won Editor's choice some time ago.
I Am The King is a primarily French project with a sizable presence in the French TES community. They did make a push for MOTY over there, but you wouldn't find it easily since they are known as Le Roy C'est Moi in that community. So they probably got a lot of votes from over there.
Also, Nexus is a community for projects either released or in beta. Can't really have a presence there if you don't have a release to show.
Keep in mind, these awards have a lot of prestige within modding. This site is a hub for all modding and gets your recognition beyond your target demographic, therefore expanding your fanbase beyond your normal bounds (Nexus (all of the sites), for example, is restricted to a specific game's fanbase). So it should be expected a lot of mods will push for these awards while being dormant during the year. Think of them as you will for that practice.
I would like to apologize, in particular to STA3 and SotP teams, for letting my aggression get the better of me. Understand it isn't anything personal; both projects look extremely well done. And it's not because I care particularly about Moddb's reputation specifically (no offense Moddb). I primarily care about the mods; in development mods need exposure and many ambitious mods struggle. I just don't want these top five getting black eyes they don't deserve; that could really hurt them. And I know what it is like being with a mod struggling for exposure.
I would encourage us all to take a step back and breath. These awards are about celebrating the hard work of modders. Are peer voted competitions perfect? No. Will the winners always be the objective "best?" No. But these are quality mods in this top 5. Personally, I feel that should be the focus of these awards.
That could help, maybe. Though some may still say bots. However, some mods on this site have foreign communities or are primarily on foreign communities. So some mods might get a lot of votes despite having a small presence here. These awards are pretty prestigious in the modding scene, since this site is a hub for all modding. That is why Moddb encourages spreading your rep on multiple sites.
I know and it would appear that the group behind most of it (it appears to be two teams and a few of their followers) are just karma spamming any and all detractors to bury their comments. And they think ModDB are part of a conspiracy.
So Moddb offers explanations and they get karma spam. You say you have proof. I ask for something - anything - to back your rage besides you losing and get no information at all. But I do get karma spam. Honestly, not bolstering my confidence.
If there's info post it. If it is legit, I would back you up. But a lot of these awards are about honoring mods and getting them support. ESPECIALLY the upcoming. SO I am not going to jump on the bandwagon and discredit their wins and trash the awards without proof. Send it to me in pm or something whatever. But you'll pardon me for not taking your word on it given your potential bias and well the karma spam
Uhm. Dude, have you looked at these pages? It's been SotP and STA3 teams trying at every turn to discredit the wins of these teams in the Top 5. You have been talking like completely entitled pricks, insisting if you don't get top 2 there must be rigging.
Will you quit your damn bitching! Geez any other site and you'd would be banned. You two don't give a rat's *** about fairness. This is about your mods (Sins of the Prophets and Star Trek: Armada 3) not placing. If you would read though, you would know that SotP would have had to win to get more than an honorable (must place higher than last time). As for STA3, sorry you didn't win, but undercutting and discrediting other mods' wins doesn't make you winners. It makes you dicks.
Wow bots really? This is ridiculous. The Skyrim mods come from an enormous and flourishing community and those two are well known for their quality. Shoot, Enderal is made by one of the most veteran and skilled teams in the community. Trust me, SureAI doesn't need bots to get up there. As for some of the others, I can't be entirely sure. But one is related to Half Life sooooooooo...yeah. Seriously, I thought Moddb would be a bit more mature as a community. This is about celebrating great mods and there are some great mods up there. Moddb is a hub for all modding. So what is the issue?
All of SureAI's mods are on Moddb. In fact I think they might only be here. I Am The King is well known in the general TES community and that's where it got the votes. But it is high quality so it's not like crappy mods are winning. Just not YOUR mod which, let's be honest here, is what this is really about: whatever mod you wanted to win didn't and now you're ******.
Oh just shut up you sore loser. SureAI are veterans who have made three highly praised total conversions going back to Morrowind, winning MOTY Editor's Choice and placing high in Player's Choice with Nehrim. I normally don't trash talk other devs but frankly you are just being a ****. If your watchers and viewers didn't vote for you, you clearly didn't impress or promote enough. You might have made top 10 though, but unfortunately they onlyshow top 5. However, if you make it a habbit of accusing fellow devs of cheating, it's no wonder you don't get the votes to win.
Cradle is very promising and of course M&B is here. The others look quality but honestly notvas interesting in my eyes. Also, why do you do Top 5 Upcoming but Top 10 IOTY? I feel both players choice sets should be Top10. I mean, the upcoming indies really do need the exposure to stay on their feet.
The awards are announced periodically over the course of the next several days, ending on Christmas with the Mod of the Year/Indie of the Year Awards (I think that it is either the Player's Choice or Editor's Choice that goes last; not sure). So you will see other awards like "best upcoming" and "best art direction" etc first. I think.
Awesome! I didn't think that the trailer looked 2.5D :P . This game has a lot of potential imo
Sweet. Skyrim mods FTW
Holy crap...all three big upcoming Skyrim mods are in the top ten most popular list right now :O . Awesome!
"But I am different from the others! I will create a better world than any that came before me!"
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Actually, correction to what I previously said. The enhancements and the ones to follow are thanks to Barbas.
Not usually a mecha game nut but this looks pretty awesome. Tracking. I am currently penniless (ok, I might have some pennies somewhere...but anyway), but I hope you manage to get more than enough (Oculus Rift support would be amazing). I'll see if anyone else at Epoch Games would ne interested in tracking or backing. As part of a fledgling indie dev (and a long member of an ambitious mod team) team, I know the kind of crazy hard work that goes into what you do. Good luck!
Shoot, lets put as many Skyrim mods as we can in the top 5! This mod and the other two in the Upcomin lineup both deserve it!
And keep up the awesome work, SureAI ;)
We will put updates out as often as we can. However, not all aspects of development lend themselves to screenshots and video :P . However, when we have good things to show, we'll show them. Within reason of course; we don't want to spoil everything ;)
A huge shout out from us at Epoch Games to everyone who voted to get Lays of Althas: Sundered Order in the Top 100 in its first ever IOTY competition! You've shown a lot of confidence in us early on and we are going to strive not to let you down! :)
*whatsoever to do with Skyrim
First, Althas isn't a mod so it has nothing whatsoever to do with Althas. Second, you are not representative of everyone on this page; it burns me when fans try to say they are representative of everyone. Third, the news post is an accident, not intentional.
We would love to but Moddb, brilliantly, makes that painfully difficult. The post wasn't SUPPOSED to wind up there in the first place. So no, we aren't trying to leech off this page. In fact, we would love to have the news post removed so that the original post about MERP ending as the front page news post so that we can stop getting uninformed questions about MERP updates, release dates, and progress >_>
That is the system we are anticipating ;) . It is in use in Star Citizen. We want the world seamless. Althas will be released episodically, with each episode or "chapter" being a self contained experience that opens up new regions. So as the game is released, the playable area will expand until the whole map is open to you.
Wow. I wasn't sure about this mod at first, but now...it looks pretty freakin awesome! I'll be watching this one.
Nice to see some awesome updates. And just in time for MOTY ;) . Well you have my nomination. Hope to see a lot of Skyrim mods competing in the top 100!
So it's MOTY and IOTY time. I encourage all you still around here to go and vote for the great projects being done, especially for Skyrim! Enderal Shards of Order Moddb.com and Ethas Embrace of Destiny Moddb.com are two great total conversions for Skyrim that really deserve some support. There are also these great addon style mods: Moddb.com Moddb.com Moddb.com . Hope we can put some great Skyrim mods on display in the top 100!
Also, as many of you know, some of us from MERP have formed a new team and are working on a new project: Lays of Althas: Sundered Order, an open world RPG on CryEngine. We would appreciate your support in IOTY. Moddb.com