The civil war for Skyrim is over, but the victor has been left bloody and the province is in chaos. Whiterun is slow to recover. Rumors of a new threat are seeping their way into every tavern and hold in Skyrim. Dark agents have been seen in the countryside and now the Jarl of Falkreath has been murdered. It will be too late before the terrible truth of what is really happening is realized, and Skyrim and the Empire will pay the ultimate price for allowing the civil war to distract them from the real crisis. In secret, under the very nose of the Empire, the Thalmor have worked silently to reforge the Alderi Dominion. A new alliance between the Thalmor, Valenwood, Elsweyr, the Black Marsh, and the remnants of Morrowind is now poised to seize all of Tamriel. Hammerfell has fallen, and Cyrodiil is on the verge of collapse. Only Skyrim is left to preserve the free peoples of Tamriel.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Thalmor Invasion. We love games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Steam Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Whether it is for fun, for laughs or for the challenge, modding is what sets PC gaming apart from our closed off friends in the console and mobile gaming worlds. And based on the recent outpouring of support for mods after the concept of paid modding was explored, we are not alone in our love for mods and open platforms that embrace them.
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built kicks-ass. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2015 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
To thank those who participate in spreading the love and awareness, we have partnered up with many awesome mod-friendly games (Killing Floor 2, Mount & Blade Warband, Space Engineers, Insurgency, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Black Mesa, Contagion, Amnesia - get involved) & have hundreds of keys to giveaway. To win one of the games, after you have linked to a mod on Mod DB (or anywhere else) in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post, let us know by leaving a comment with a link to your post. At the end of the week we shall be picking members at random who followed these rules, and will send them a key from one of these games.