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Modders and gamers get ready, because we will be kicking off this years MOTY voting in a weeks time.

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It has been a big year of modding and a big year for the Mod DB, but nothing is bigger than our Mod of the Year (MOTY) awards which we look forward to launching in a weeks time. It is time to recognize and showcase the best of the best from the indie game development scene. This year we will be doing things just like we have in past years... but before we kick off the event in true Mod DB style we would like to hear from you, our community (and the players choice voters) how you would like this years event to be run.

What should the winning categories be? Who should win prizes, how should you vote? Put forward any ideas you have because we want this years event to be better than it ever has been. Mod DB team out.

MOTY 2007
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NinjaTheory
NinjaTheory

of course Top 10, maybe?

Biggest New Mod of the Year

Biggest Mod of the Year

Biggest Release Mod of the Year

who knows.... lol

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Krenzo
Krenzo

Oh boy, I hope Black Mesa Source wins the best unreleased mod award again!

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INtense! Author
INtense!

2007 introduces a new rule. You cannot win in the same category twice which means BMS cannot win Unreleased MOTY. They could win in other categories (for example if they released there mod, they would then be eligible for the Mod of the Year category).

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh

I thought we had that rule last year.

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BigBird
BigBird

We did but it wasn't really widely known...

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72

Released mods after last years is key for me. Last year should be last year. Like the GDC awards show they just dont have the same game up each year if they win or loose they look for new games and devs.

The Black Mesa is a great mod but the comments of hope they win again is sort of old.

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NinjaTheory
NinjaTheory

how bout Halo: Hoemfront!?!?!? lolz (sorry for the shameless pushing of my own mod, but we are ranked 5th :p)

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Krenzo
Krenzo

My comment about Black Mesa was purely sarcasm.

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Spector
Spector

Yeah, I love MOTY, definitely need to find completely new mods!

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ultimate
ultimate

The moddb awards should be in 3d :P

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PCG
PCG

I agree that there should be a Standalone category.

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ultimate
ultimate

No, I meant the actual pictures of the moddb awars should be in 3d :)

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PCG
PCG

I accidentally clicked "reply" to the wrong comment...

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Hanzie
Hanzie

Are there coming special awards for standalone games / mods?

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stenchy
stenchy

I think those awards need a bit more polish...

How about a "fast track" or "teamwork" mod (editor's choice) award for a mod with quality content that was developed in a short period of time?

Hope you guys put together a nice video dealie for the finalist entries and announced winners, would go a long ways into building up the anticipation and prestige of the event. Also, why not contact the winners and have short interviews with the winning teams (future plans and what not). Video would be nice but audio is a more realistic goal.

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weroper.GX
weroper.GX

Moar buttsechs!

No, but maybe:

Best Media release (of all time)
Most played Mod (by Game)
Most silent Mod (of all time)
Best coop mod, best wtf mod, ...
Best Atmosshpere
Best Story

There's so much..

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Halloween4
Halloween4

I would like to see an award category for lone modders on this site like myself who are doing all the work for themselves as this is a much harder process to complete. But all this site ever seems to recognise is groups or teams with no thought for the lone modders out there, hell i'm also always be recognised as a group or a team by this site & over members & it clearly stated in my profile that I am working alone, & i'm always hereing people banging on about how modding is a team game, which it is not always.

So come on lets here it for us lone modders.


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esfumato
esfumato

Yes, Those one man army modders should be recognized, I know lot of guys that have keept communities alive by themselfs alone.

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Halloween4
Halloween4

Yes myself & my buddy Maddieman ( The Real world - Matrix mod ), have been carrying the torch for Max Payne 1 mods & trying to keep the Max Payne community alive for the last year or so now, & thanks for that comment mate.

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stenchy
stenchy

signed in support

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esfumato
esfumato

I know that, at Severance:Blade of Darkness Prospero have realesed alone almost 10 single player mods for the game and have done tutorials and solving questions about modding.
Most of the modding communities are not as Half Life, that have lot of people in it.

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Babuzaa
Babuzaa

Now that Addondb and Moddb are one and the same, do addons somehow get to participate?

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Halloween4
Halloween4

ALSO: I hope this year that the modders that managed to reach to the TOP 100 stage, will be told after the awards have finished just how far up the TOP 100 chart they came, as last year you would'nt give out this infomation, & I think this is totally unfair to the modders that have worked so hard to achieve even getting that far, & it would get them a much needed boost for something that's, lets face it, not that easy to achieve at the best of times.

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Sync53
Sync53

Sven coop 3.5

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esfumato
esfumato

I think that the mods should all be Realesed.

From the realesed ones, it should be good to let people to vote by categories.

Categories by Genre
Best Action Mod.
Best Survival Horror
Best RPG
Best Driving
Best RTS
Best Adventure
Best Simulator

By Gameplay
Best Multiplayer Mod
Best single player mod
Most inovative gameplay
Most Bizarre Gameplay concept
Best Thrid Person cam Mod
Best First Person cam Mod
Most immersive

To the artists
Most Original Concept
Best Soundtrack
Best Story
Best Desing
Best level designer
Best FX Sounds

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Soul_XP
Soul_XP

Sounds good to me ;) .

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Chandler
Chandler

Don't hate on us coders.

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esfumato
esfumato

I can't think a way to rate the code. How could be possible if a code is better than another?

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Lucífer
Lucífer

Look at the HL2 Empires mod, then look at any other Hl2 mod.
The Coding in the Empires mod is by far more superior than any of the others.

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Spector
Spector

the problem with doing only released mods, is the sheer fact there aren't enough new ones every year.

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esfumato
esfumato

Yes but the only way to know if smething is good is to play it. How could you know if something is good enough to be awarded if you havent played it.

And another thing is, if a realesed mod have an Award, is because people have played it and it is good.

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dragracer
dragracer

Yea, for unreleased mods, anything they say will be in it is all B.S. because I can start a mod and say it will be so great and say it will have a lot of cool features (and list and describe the features), win the best unreleaed mod, and then not put any of those features in it.

The only way to accurately tell whether a mod is good or not is to play it. Just like games....some games look better in the trailers for the games, some look a lot worse in the trailer.

Simply put: Believe what someone has already done, not what they say they are going to do.

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Aeneas2020
Aeneas2020

well i think an award for small mod teams would be great, working on a mod which is now just 3 guys, even though we have a big mod appearance it would be nice to see the little guys get a shot... other than i'd say keep things simple

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Halloween4
Halloween4

Yes, but 2 or 3 members is counts as a team, where as lone modders seem to have no award catagory given to them. No Offence

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TheDebonairNomad
TheDebonairNomad

I proposed that idea sometime way back when, but it was never put into effect.

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh

I'm glad you guys are keeping everything on schedule even during the v4 release. =D

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

this makes me feel warm in my pants, oh there on fire...

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MrTimm
MrTimm

asylum is going to win unreleased mod of the year

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Lucífer
Lucífer

Just because it was advertised on Battle-Cast-Prime-Time doesn't mean it will win the award. :P

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joker_mx
joker_mx

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! Best luck to all of the teams!

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mikejkelley
mikejkelley

I would like to see an award category for lone modders on this site like myself


Me too. I would also like to see a category that gives props to mods that don't stoop to ripping-off other ppl's intellectual property. That means no Half-life subplot derivatives, no Star Wars/Trek mods, no Dragonball Z mods, no nothing but mods involving original ideas.

Let's pay some respect to the mods that don't rely on a team of highly paid professionals to do their design work for them, mods that don't rely on a world-wide ready-made fanbase. Give props to the mods who earn their watched list!

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JoeX111
JoeX111

I agree. A "Best Original Concept Award" would be a damn fine inclusion.

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stenchy
stenchy

Damn straight! I couldn't have said it any better.

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Babuzaa
Babuzaa

I agree. Well said ;D

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Lucífer
Lucífer

Also agree.
Would the HL2 Empires mod be a nice shiney example? :D
(sorry for mentioning Empires several times but it seems very left out for all the work that's gone into it)

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Aeneas2020
Aeneas2020

@ halloween yeh no offence taken what i was suggesting is a small team prize and a 1 man mod team prize (Especially for the latter). No mods im working on will win anything but i still enjoy it.

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Halloween4
Halloween4

Yes, but again you can't start giving out individual awards based on different team sizes, like I said, a team is still a team weither it has 2 or 3 members. Where as a 1 man modding can in no way be considered a team by definision.

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esfumato
esfumato

I think that the "Alone modders" shouldn't have an award they should have articles or news or something to call attention on them to allow others to join their projects. I now that you are doing a good mod,I'm a zombie fan too and I'm waiting to play your mod. But it is not a guarantee about your mod will have the quality to be awarded.

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Halloween4
Halloween4

By this comment you presume that all lone modders are working alone because they can not get anyone to join them in creating their mod. This is a common misconception about lone modders as it is most often not the case as I myself have had many offers from other modders to join me in creating my mod, but I have declined all of these kind offers as I choose to work alone as I do not want anyone elses vision of what aspects of what my mod should look like encroaching my own vision.

As for your second comment, QUOTE: But it is not a guarantee about your mod will have the quality to be awarded UNQUOTE, well this comment is not relivant as the same thing could be said about any unreleased mod, weither it be by a lone modder like myself, or by a team.

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Halloween4
Halloween4

You said exactly the opposite to this further up the page man, make your mind up.

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