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1st Annual Mod Awards- Voting Open Now!

Joey CAJoey CA Creative AssemblyPosts: 745Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff
edited September 2014 in Total War: ROME II
Hi Everyone!

I’m pleased to announce that in a week’s time we will reveal the shortlist for our first annual Total War Mod Awards!
There are six prizes up for grabs with both a winner and runner-up for each taking home an impressive gong and our undying respect and adoration! They are:

• Best Unit Modification
• Best Overhaul Mod
• Most Innovative
• Best Graphical Modification
• Player’s Choice
• Legacy Award

The First Four Awards
The first four categories are for ROME II mods and the winners will be chosen by a panel of Judges.
If you would like to recommend a mod for consideration in those categories please PM me. Mods must be for ROME II, released or updated in the last 12 months (which should obviously be the case), be published on Steam Workshop and have no 3rd party IP or content (all changes and materials used are originated by the author or authoring team). PM me a message like so:
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Hey Joey,
I’d like to recommend to the judges the following amazing mods in:
Best Unit Modification =
Best Overhaul Mod =
Most Innovative =
Best Graphical Modification =
And also the Legacy Award (see below) =

Thanks!
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You have until the 29th of August to send me your recommendations, as next week we will shortlist five mods in each category, and the judges will make their decisions between those (the Head Judge will have the casting vote if there’s a tie).

Player’s Choice

Any mod anyone recommends for any of those four categories will be counted for the Player’s Choice award. We will take the 20 most popular mods recommended in those categories and create a Player’s Choice shortlist in a week’s time that you can vote on in a poll on the forum. The mod with the most votes before the deadline of the 8st of September will win.

Legacy Award

This award is a bit different from the others. We would like to focus these first official awards on just ROME II as our most recent title, but we would also like to make a special mention of the incredible mods that have been (and still are being) produced for our older titles. Feel free to recommend a mod from a previous game to us, but this award will be decided by a team of CA developers as a mark of deepest respect to a specific mod author or mod team who have gone above and beyond for one of our older titles.
All this week we will be reminding you to send us your recommendations, and next week we will be reminding you to vote for the Player’s Choice – so PM me now and catch the awards ceremony on the 12th September on our Twitch Channel.

Happy Voting!

Joey
The Community Coordinator for Total War: WARHAMMER


The formal disclaimer: any views or opinions expressed here are those of the poster and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of The Creative Assembly or SEGA.
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  • SetrusSetrus Senior Member Posts: 15,454Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Note to self, voting for your own mods is just sad. ;)

    Sounds like fun! Will do. :)

    May I suggest that the voters LINK the mods so as to not cause difficulties for the judges? :)
  • DetailedEyesDetailedEyes Senior Member AustraliaPosts: 4,715Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Oh god, there's so many to choose from :(
    "We shall have peace. We shall have peace when you answer for the burning of the Westfold, and the children that lie dead there. When the lives of the soldiers, whose bodies were hewn even as they lay dead against the Gates of the Hornburg are avenged! When you hang from a gibbet, for the sport of your own crows, we shall have peace."

    Theoden to Saruman at Orthanc, also my total war philosophy.
  • ArcaianArcaian Senior Member Posts: 564Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Sounds like a great idea! :)
  • IzzyStradlinIzzyStradlin Senior Member Cair Andros GarrisonPosts: 8,412Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Setrus wrote: »
    Note to self, voting for your own mods is just sad. ;)

    Besides, you made a 'cheat' mod, which should disqualify you, in my opinion. ;)
    "Raise them, Necromancer. Set brother against brother. Let's give our hosts something worthy of recording in their pathetic book of complaints, shall we?"
    The Queen of Mysteries, on the Book of Grudges.

    Her voice was as rustling silk. "In the darkness I dreamt of you, cousin."
    "Hawk no longer. My wings are dust and bone. I crawl through time now, like an asp."
    "You took my wings, Neferata. You made me crawl. Now I return the favour. Crawl, cousin. Crawl."

    Team Elize von Carstein
    In Nico We Trust

    Warhammer Lore, by Sotek!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4nPsl2ctS365aEfFBwxbg
  • SetrusSetrus Senior Member Posts: 15,454Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Besides, you made a 'cheat' mod, which should disqualify you, in my opinion. ;)

    Two, actually. ;)
  • Caratacus MagnusCaratacus Magnus Senior Member Posts: 313Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Removing to do the PM thing, doh.

    Also, yes voting for my own mods would be tragic, but I'm not me and nobody can prove I am.
  • MooseDeeMooseDee Banned Posts: 359Banned Users
    edited August 2014
    Setrus wrote: »
    Two, actually. ;)

    What you're gonna do is create new accounts.
    My pre order doesn't affect the gaming industry
    My pirate copy doesn't affect the gaming industry
    As a gamer I don't affect the gaming industry
  • SetrusSetrus Senior Member Posts: 15,454Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    DON'T COUNT YET, I AM WRACKED WITH INDECISION

    You were supposed to pm that... :)
    MooseDee wrote: »
    What you're gonna do is create new accounts.

    That's against the rules.
  • MooseDeeMooseDee Banned Posts: 359Banned Users
    edited August 2014
    Setrus wrote: »
    You were supposed to pm that... :)



    That's against the rules.

    You're a modder you don't play by the rules.
    My pre order doesn't affect the gaming industry
    My pirate copy doesn't affect the gaming industry
    As a gamer I don't affect the gaming industry
  • DetailedEyesDetailedEyes Senior Member AustraliaPosts: 4,715Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    MooseDee wrote: »
    You're a modder you don't play by the rules.
    That's rude :rolleyes:
    "We shall have peace. We shall have peace when you answer for the burning of the Westfold, and the children that lie dead there. When the lives of the soldiers, whose bodies were hewn even as they lay dead against the Gates of the Hornburg are avenged! When you hang from a gibbet, for the sport of your own crows, we shall have peace."

    Theoden to Saruman at Orthanc, also my total war philosophy.
  • Joey CAJoey CA Creative Assembly Posts: 745Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff
    edited August 2014
    Removing to do the PM thing, doh.

    Also, yes voting for my own mods would be tragic, but I'm not me and nobody can prove I am.

    I'll know ;)
    The Community Coordinator for Total War: WARHAMMER


    The formal disclaimer: any views or opinions expressed here are those of the poster and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of The Creative Assembly or SEGA.
  • BlessBless Senior Member Posts: 449Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Nice innitiative, it's nice to see that the modders are having all the work that they put in the games rewarded.
  • Caratacus MagnusCaratacus Magnus Senior Member Posts: 313Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Setrus wrote: »
    You were supposed to pm that... :)

    Yeah, you caught me just before I realised that independently, I think I am flagging without coffee - but thanks xD

    Edit: Scratch this question, I'll just try it anyway :)
    Joey CA wrote: »
    I'll know ;)

    You see on one level I know I have IP addresses, SteamIDs, a dazzlingly distinctive posting style and so on, and on another level your wink still seems ominous somehow.
  • IzzyStradlinIzzyStradlin Senior Member Cair Andros GarrisonPosts: 8,412Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Yeah, you caught me just before I realised that independently, I think I am flagging without coffee - but thanks xD

    Edit: Scratch this question, I'll just try it anyway :)

    You see on one level I know I have IP addresses, SteamIDs, a dazzlingly distinctive posting style and so on, and on another level your wink still seems ominous somehow.

    It's not well known, but Joey is a pre-Necromancer. She re-animates things that should be dead, like Chris de Burgh's music. ;)
    "Raise them, Necromancer. Set brother against brother. Let's give our hosts something worthy of recording in their pathetic book of complaints, shall we?"
    The Queen of Mysteries, on the Book of Grudges.

    Her voice was as rustling silk. "In the darkness I dreamt of you, cousin."
    "Hawk no longer. My wings are dust and bone. I crawl through time now, like an asp."
    "You took my wings, Neferata. You made me crawl. Now I return the favour. Crawl, cousin. Crawl."

    Team Elize von Carstein
    In Nico We Trust

    Warhammer Lore, by Sotek!

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH4nPsl2ctS365aEfFBwxbg
  • ShigawireShigawire Senior Member Norway, BrønnøysundPosts: 3,223Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Really nice initiative CA :)
  • jonasneejonasnee Senior Member Posts: 1,736Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    "unit modification" just asking but would ducks mod fall into that?
    put your actions where your mouth is.
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=TJpmII-kxuM
    Total war is best when it is kept simple and not overly complex
  • DetailedEyesDetailedEyes Senior Member AustraliaPosts: 4,715Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    jonasnee wrote: »
    "unit modification" just asking but would ducks mod fall into that?
    I'd says ducks mod would fall under overhaul seeing as it rebalances everything and adds new factions.
    "We shall have peace. We shall have peace when you answer for the burning of the Westfold, and the children that lie dead there. When the lives of the soldiers, whose bodies were hewn even as they lay dead against the Gates of the Hornburg are avenged! When you hang from a gibbet, for the sport of your own crows, we shall have peace."

    Theoden to Saruman at Orthanc, also my total war philosophy.
  • jonasneejonasnee Senior Member Posts: 1,736Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    I'd says ducks mod would fall under overhaul seeing as it rebalances everything and adds new factions.
    hm i guess.
    put your actions where your mouth is.
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=TJpmII-kxuM
    Total war is best when it is kept simple and not overly complex
  • jamreal18jamreal18 Senior Member Posts: 4,086Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Question:

    Will CA adapt some mods into vanilla?

    I suggest better water, better blood, pikes stay and gem mod...
    CA, plz dont forget to improve UNIT VARIETY & DIVERSITY!

    PONTUS Additional PONTIC LEGIONARY.
    ARMENIA *Additional unique and native melee infantry.
    *Diversity of ELITE CATAPHRACT.
    http://peopleofar.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/armenian-and-parthian-cataphracts.jpg
    ARDIAEI Additional ELITE SICA unit.
    NAVAL BATTLE SHIPS Improve diversity to ships.
  • DuckyDuck[NL]DuckyDuck[NL] Senior Member Posts: 1,114Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    jamreal18 wrote: »
    Question:

    Will CA adapt some mods into vanilla?

    I suggest better water, better blood, pikes stay and gem mod...

    Pikes stay? do they also stay on the ground when killed like in RTW?. Small things that needs to be in game from the start.
  • ARTOISARTOIS Senior Member Posts: 878Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    whens the 8st of september? ;)
    You KNOW I'm right.
  • HannibalBarkasHannibalBarkas Senior Member Posts: 2,860Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Meh, I haven't found any mod that really thrills me. The mods I use are just minor ones that change the things I don't like.

    Campaign map editing tools are a must if Rome 2 is supposed to bring out great mods like Third Age.
  • Joey CAJoey CA Creative Assembly Posts: 745Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff
    edited August 2014
    Meh, I haven't found any mod that really thrills me. The mods I use are just minor ones that change the things I don't like.

    Campaign map editing tools are a must if Rome 2 is supposed to bring out great mods like Third Age.

    From your post you haven't read the rules of the contest- please read them first before posting.
    The Community Coordinator for Total War: WARHAMMER


    The formal disclaimer: any views or opinions expressed here are those of the poster and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of The Creative Assembly or SEGA.
  • redamo27redamo27 Senior Member Posts: 322Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Rome Total War music mod. Is the best.
    On Hannibal "No captain ever marched to and fro among so many armies of troops superior to his own numbers and material as fearlessly and skillfully as he. No man ever held his own so long or so ably against such odds." Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • HannibalBarkasHannibalBarkas Senior Member Posts: 2,860Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Joey CA wrote: »
    From your post you haven't read the rules of the contest- please read them first before posting.

    Sorry, if I did something wrong. Didn't notice any rules about posting on this thread in OP.
  • texoman81texoman81 Senior Member Posts: 156Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    The Legacy Award has to go to the EB team or these awards lose all credibility. Best overhaul mod is almost certainly DEI, but the others have multiple contenders.
  • MrKaupoMrKaupo Senior Member Posts: 237Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    wow its almost 1 year after release :) Epic. So it was released 1 year earlier without testing. Good thing CA is promoting total war moding.

    *ofc for beta testing we got rewarded as dlcs :P
  • HildorHildor Senior Member The MidlandsPosts: 3,283Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    Perhaps there should be a "best HAG overhaul" mod award (he said impartially)
    There'd be something witty here if I could think of it
  • SchepelSchepel Senior Member Posts: 1,296Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    My cats approve.
  • Sulieman the MagnficentSulieman the Magnficent Senior Member Posts: 1,839Registered Users
    edited August 2014
    I play with HUNDREDS of mods. If I showed you lot your minds will be blown. :cool:

    Def sending my message of mods to you Joey!
    Dwarf Battle cry: " For the High King and the glory of the dwarfs "
    Team Dwarves
    "
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