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80,000 votes. 4,000 mods. Over the course of 2 months, gamers from across the globe came together to decide which mods rank as the epitome of what our hard working community can do. Now, gallons of blood and sweat later, we tell you what triumphed in 2006

Posted by INtense! on Jan 13th, 2007 Page 1 of 6    
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Every time you read one of these "Best of the Year Awards" features, you always hear the same stpry. Oh, yes, see, this year was way more exciting than the last year, because, you know, everything was so different. Yeah freakin' right. There is almost no difference between 2004, 2001, 1998, anything. It's all bloody the same, right?

Well, I'd be lying to you if I said that the Mod of the Year Awards this year wasn't exciting. When the time came for the Top 100 Mods to be announced, we literally had to sit and watch the list eb and flow, backwards and forwards, top mods slipping off the list, only to come back mere minutes later. The list was changing so dramatically that we couldn't even get a jump start on the writing until it came down to the wire!

From there, we've seen the Top 5 mods slowly shift between established classics, new faces in the community and hard-working projects just beginning to pick up steam. We've seen Half-Life, the game engine that saw the modding community explode, finally be dethroned in the listing, no longer dominating all of the categories and finally having to step aside to allow room for others. And, as I've already mentioned, we've registered 80,000 votes in all and seen our site traffic go through the roof as the impact and popularity of mods continues to rocket ever upwards.

I'd be the first person to roll my eyes at phrases like "the best turnout ever," but let's be realistic here. Mod of the Year 2006 has been awesome. And this is coming from the people who worked their butts off on it.

Prepare to play something different.

MOTY 2006 Trophies

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sutra_668
sutra_668 Jan 25 2007, 6:49am says:

Black Mesa rule!!:D

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Karuto
Karuto Jan 25 2007, 1:43am says:

Yay!

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Orion682
Orion682 Jan 25 2007, 1:43am says:

* Cin waves to BigBird :D

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Krenzo
Krenzo Jan 25 2007, 1:43am says:

FTN

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Artarious
Artarious Jan 25 2007, 1:43am says:

holy hell woot so many mod so many awards and the radio has me laughing these guys are nuts also who brought the vodka wooot.

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hammy-bob
hammy-bob Jan 25 2007, 1:43am says:

MOTY I LIKE CAKE

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Spector
Spector Jan 25 2007, 1:44am says:

Some good winners. =)

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INtense!
INtense! Jan 25 2007, 1:44am says:

Wait until you see the exclusive footage from the unreleased mods. SOME awesome work in there!

Its showing up in 5minutes

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HaploTR
HaploTR Jan 25 2007, 1:44am says:

wooooo

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gia
gia Jan 25 2007, 1:45am says:

:)

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Darkcraft
Darkcraft Jan 25 2007, 1:47am says:

:D awesome! I don't know how those BF2 mods won though...

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ERR:OverFlow
ERR:OverFlow Jan 25 2007, 1:49am says:

I'm confused. Isn't there also a 'best standalone game' category?

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GarcianSmith
GarcianSmith Jan 25 2007, 1:51am says:

INtense - really?

Oh, and congratulations to Black Mesa!

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drunkill
drunkill Jan 25 2007, 1:51am says:

Will there be a scoreboard released? as in total mods and their votes? it'd be interesting to see the numbers. Also i just want to know where my mods fell in, both were in the top 100, but seems they haven't made the final cut (till editors awards tomorrow)

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Darkcraft
Darkcraft Jan 25 2007, 1:52am says:

Yeah a 'best standalone' catagory would be good...not too late to implement...*pleads*

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Babuzaa
Babuzaa Jan 25 2007, 1:54am says:

Yes, and my sexy... Uh nvm.

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Dannigirl
Dannigirl Jan 25 2007, 1:56am says:

Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions! Thanks to the MODDB staff and writers who worked tirelessly on this!

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Harkmagic
Harkmagic Jan 25 2007, 2:01am says:

Standalone was listed on the list of awards, they had better list a best stand alone game.

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TKAzA
TKAzA Jan 25 2007, 2:07am says:

nice to see some bf mods in there well dont to the moddb staff youhave all done so well :)

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TKAzA
TKAzA Jan 25 2007, 2:10am says:

bah spelling

nice to see some bf mods in there :)
well done to ALL the moddb staff you have all done so well :)

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Gespenst
Gespenst Jan 25 2007, 2:13am says:

Hidden: Source looks like it'd be great fun! Wish I had HL2.

How is Red alert 3 best strategy game of the year?

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TimNAudio
TimNAudio Jan 25 2007, 2:16am says:

Yo! Been listenin since this started, and a micrphone made my ears cry blood. The crackin noise from one of thier mices anyway :D
So far this is really awsome. This is an awsome community and has shitloads to give to future gamers and such. Moddb rules and all modder,codder,artwork artist and so on, Keep at it! You´re all doing an awsome job! XD

Now im gonna stop drink coffe and get some sleep... ._.

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INtense!
INtense! Jan 25 2007, 2:31am says:

Standalone mods will be listed during EDITORS CHOICE tomorrow. I will consider adding the players choice standalone game here also.

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StrangerThanFiction
StrangerThanFiction Jan 25 2007, 2:40am says:

But especially to Point of Existence and Black Mesa!

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WSSRaptor
WSSRaptor Jan 25 2007, 2:41am says:

I <3 PoE2

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San-J
San-J Jan 25 2007, 2:47am says:

Grats to all winners, excellent feature in all respects. Great job Scott & crew!

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Tyde
Tyde Jan 25 2007, 3:04am says:

:D

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stroggoff
stroggoff Jan 25 2007, 3:04am says:

Congratulations to the winners!

I second the suggestion for a full scoreboard release. I'd very much like to see where did our mod end up in the top 100! And people who voted for our mod are interested in that too.

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[GE]Specialist
[GE]Specialist Jan 25 2007, 3:13am says:

I expected way way more. I'm really disapointed.

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methy
methy Jan 25 2007, 3:38am says:
Quote:I expected way way more. I'm really disapointed.

What more did you expect?

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wake[of]thebunt
wake[of]thebunt Jan 25 2007, 3:40am says:

Thank you very much to the players out there, new old and loyal, that keep rooting for this mod! Dont stop, coz we wont until you have one hell of a game, but without you we would not get as excited about continuing to make this beloved game. Its an honor to place 3rd and we appreciate that award no end!

Thanks to all the other mods that provide hours of fun and unique enjoyment too! Also again to moddb, and you the voters, Thanks! =D

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xEROhOUR
xEROhOUR Jan 25 2007, 3:48am says:

On behalf of all the Team Members at FirstStrike, all the guys who voted for us a huge THANKS!

Its really unexpected to get this accolade, we didnt think we would have a chance with the sheer quality of work being pumped out from all these MODD'S. Having spent nearly a year and a half on this MOD with bare miminal tools we are now starting to make real progress.
Have to mention the team im afraid most of them arent represented here (my bad), BLITZ (the REAL MOD LEADER) who has been fundamental in multitasking many elements of FS has dedicated a huge amount of time, blood, sweat and tears to this has been an inspiration to us all.

MOD LEADER BLITZ
PRESS | RECRUITMENT
xEROhOUR FoxyLady

SOUND TEAM
Ulversial Simon Faculty Si

MAPPING
General-Unco

SKINNING
Ramseus Rybot Pumbaa Elijah JayBiggs The Preacher

MODELLING
Svenstaro Lord Bandu Luuri Ahhsai Suge RedMonkey Havoc Harryballzonya Yoyi EvilJoe

CODING | PROGRAMMING
Golden Dragon Woodrow MUAHAHAHAHA Brolin

LORE | RESEARCH
Dragunov Dutch Razor Talon Piewalker

ANIMATION
Wakkamus Lewis

CONCEPT ART
HairWolf

VO ARTISTS
Filet-o-Fist 0dd Heimgrokk vbl

SPECIAL THANKS
Aquila Tyler Alxcote Sapper Hoofer SCHRifle Nusirilo

And all the Testers

absolute Ace101 ArcAngel227 Brown750 CAAM Demonic Ferengi generalandrew Havokmann Kampher Kiffer L.C Markus
MaxMayhem MK4210 sgt. fuzz Sicarius Tulkas TY2D2 Wolverine

Lastly congratualtions to FH2 and BLACK MESA awesome work guys! Well done.

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puzl
puzl Jan 25 2007, 5:35am says:

Thanks to everyone who voted for NS. We're proud to still be considered so highly.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Raminator
Raminator Jan 25 2007, 5:54am says:

Congratulations to everyone who participated, well done.

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InAction
InAction Jan 25 2007, 6:43am says:

I'm really shocked due to the fact that none of the Doom3 mods got into this list. :S

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IggyFrance
IggyFrance Jan 25 2007, 6:47am says:

Congratulations to all the winners because they really deserve it for their hard work and big thanks for you all who support us, we'll reward you that in some time :) .

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Kester
Kester Jan 25 2007, 7:06am says:

Congratulations to all the winners!

And thanks to all the players that voted for Black Mesa, glad we're still at the top of your lists!

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eggman51
eggman51 Jan 25 2007, 7:09am says:

Hey Gents at ModDB - THANKS for running such a great site. The Project Reality team was rather shocked to be in the top 100 never mind runner up for mod of the year!

Congratulations to all mods and modders and a big thanks out to the ModDB crew from the Project Reality team.

eggman

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Mint_Sauce
Mint_Sauce Jan 25 2007, 7:22am says:

To all the modders who picked up awards, well deserved!! :D

Mint_Sauce (Rock 24 Mod - HL2 SP Mod)

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P4R4.be
P4R4.be Jan 25 2007, 7:22am says:

keep up the good work MODDB !!!!

because of you, the mods gain popularity and so the quality of them goes up!

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Faizu
Faizu Jan 25 2007, 8:08am says:

Moddb rules the gaming world of course.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Chris1981
Chris1981 Jan 25 2007, 9:12am says:

Congrats too all!!!

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Baxayaun
Baxayaun Jan 25 2007, 10:26am says:

This is just wonderful! Thanks for choosing BlockStorm as the best puzzle mod of the year... although there was not too much to choose, but anyway, it's something amazing... THANKS! THANKS! THAAAANKS !!!

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UnDeAdEviLmAn
UnDeAdEviLmAn Jan 25 2007, 10:30am says:

OMG they picked the worse mod for the winners

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Nuka5
Nuka5 Jan 25 2007, 11:01am says:

WOOO! empires got the genre award!

I suspected that the fan base was a little small at the moment to compete against the likes of dystopia.. but well done to all the winners!

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Sebultura
Sebultura Jan 25 2007, 11:21am says:

It's nice to organize such a contest !

So good job every single dude coming here & making mods, winners and loosers: in mod making, there's nothing to loose, just big experience to get !

On a side suggestion for Mod DB, I think that it would be great to have a big table resuming how the votes were put in each mod, so that everyone can have an idea of the mod scene.

Regards.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz Jan 25 2007, 11:22am says:

So why is it that the top 100 has no D2 mods, but the RPG award winner is a D2 mod? <confused, feeling a bit stupid>

+2 votes     reply to comment
|Bullet|
|Bullet| Jan 25 2007, 11:51am says:

Can anyone please tell me what mod is shown as the very first one in the video?

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Mr.Grim
Mr.Grim Jan 25 2007, 1:41pm says:

Huh, interesting results, but to many freakin' BF2 and Half-Life games. :P

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Hathcock
Hathcock Jan 25 2007, 2:14pm says:

To the Moddb.com & the modding community gaming fans,

It's a great pleasure to check the site this morning and see that our team had become the #1 MOTY - it's definitely a great honor for the team to achieve this award and we appreciate the support from everyone. It's all about having fun - from making our games for people - and the end result -- gamers enjoying what was developed.

Moddb.com is a great site as it provides updates on all games and all mods - thank you once again!

Tom "Hathcock" Patterson
Pointofexistence.com
#pointofexistencemod on the Gamesurge IRC network

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