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Morrowind May Modathon Month 2016

PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 4:30 pm
by Darkelfguy
Morrowind May Modathon Month 2016
Celebrating 14 Years of Morrowind!

In the early days of May 2002, a little game came out called The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. It would go on to save Bethesda Softworks from bankruptcy, sell millions of copies, and become the most popular game for modding at the turn of the century. Now, 14 years later, over 22,000 mods have been released for Morrowind between Morrowind Nexus and GHF with the modding community still going strong.

In order to celebrate the 14th Anniversary of Morrowind, we're doing something special, we're holding the second annual Morrowind May Modathon Month! Throughout the entire month of May, participating modders on the Nexus, The Assimilation Lab and GHF who submit Morrowind mods could get a chance to win indie or AAA games each week. Likewise, all participating mods will be entered to win the Mod of the Month Award, with a ton of games as a prize.

Not only that, but all winners will get trailers, special showcases, and numerous video features on Morrowind Modding Showcases. And the winner of the Mod of the Month award will naturally have their mod featured in the Mod of the Month video series, celebrating the best mods released for Morrowind each month.

Participation and How it Works:
You can participate by leaving a short note in the mod description page of your mod at Morrowind Nexus, The Assimilation Lab (TAL) and GHF that includes "Part of the May Modathon Month" somewhere near the top of the description.

Every week two-three different modders will be selected at random to win a single AAA or Indie game, and the way this works is that we'll compose a list of all participating mods released that week, plug them into a random number generator, and the top three results we get back will be the winners for that week.

If you win in one of these weekly drawings, I'll send you a message on the Nexus, GHF, TAL, or some other forum board notifying you that you've won and providing a list of three games you can choose from as your prize. If you already own all three games, or want to specify a particular genre of game you want as a reward, I'll send you an updated list to choose from. Please try not to abuse this system though, due to financial reasons, I can't necessarily give you the best games on the market right now, even with the recent public funding of Morrowind Modding Showcases, we can't always afford the newest games to giveaway. So please, don't abuse the system!

The second way you can win is through the grand prize, the mod of the month award with 10~15 games as prizes. This award is determined by a panel of five secret judges who'll be going through and rating each mod in the entire event on a simple numerical scale.

The scale they'll be using can be found below:

5 Points for Mod Functionality (Mod does what it's supposed to)
3 Points for Mod Quality (Polish and extra features)
2 Points for Mod Cleaning (No dirty references or GMSTs)

The total points possible for any mod is 50, or a 10 out of 10 from each judge. In the event of a tie, we should have enough games to go around for all.

Indeed, we have over 100 games in stock to give away, so if you collaborate on a mod with someone else, regardless of which of the two ways you can win, everyone involved will still get something for their efforts.

Overall this competition and giveaway is pretty easy to understand, and there aren't a whole lot of rules involved, but there are a few things we should clear up just in case.
First, all types of mods are perfectly acceptable. From texture replacers to gameplay tweaks to content mods like house mods, quest mods, or dungeon mods. All of those are fine and will be accepted for the competition! The only kind of mod that will NOT be accepted is cheat mods, i.e. placing a barrel full of loot in the middle of Seyda Neen or placing a daedric longsword in the Census and Excise Office. Cheat mods like that will not be considered for the competition.

Also, it should be pointed out that for larger mod projects, you can submit a demo or playable beta of your mod as part of the competition and it'll be perfectly acceptable. I do need to stress that it must absolutely be playable though. Any mod that crashes to desktop upon loading the game will not be considered.

Remember, this only applies to mods released in May, so let's all get to modding and make this the 14th Anniversary that Morrowind deserves!

If you don't know how to mod, check out our Let's Mod Morrowind series for a visual guide to modding - including interiors, basic scripting, and quest design.

Week One Winners:

TASB - Time and Space Bubble By Dagoth Agahnim

Better Spriggans By Sigmaund

Week Two Winners:

Memories of Morrowind By Illy

Buff Clipping (A.K.A. Overbuff Kickback) By svengineer99

Tamrielic Lore By PikachunoTM - GHF Download Link

Week Three Winners:

Old Vos Tradepost By Bauglir
Mournhold Royal Palace Room By Dagoth Agahnim
Inventory Control By Svengineer99

Please Note: This event is being hosted by Morrowind Modding Showcases, and is not affiliated with either The Nexus, The Assimilation Lab or Great House Fliggerty, though we have received permission from all websites to post this competition.

If you have any questions about this event, please send me a message here on the forums!

Re: Morrowind May Modathon Month 2016

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 3:34 pm
by Darkelfguy
Today we have the first official winner of Morrowind May Modathon Month 2016, one of two mods that won the random drawing for the first week of May! Today's winner is TASB - Time and Space Bubble (TARDIS) by Dagoth Agahnim, a new house mod for Morrowind based on the TARDIS from Doctor Who! You can download it today from the Nexus, and tomorrow we'll have the second announced winner of the Modathon! Don't forget, there's still plenty of time to submit your mod for Morrowind May Modathon Month, and every mod has a shot at winning fabulous prizes!

Re: Morrowind May Modathon Month 2016

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 11:20 pm
by Drakkmore
I was kind of thinking that one would be a good one.

Re: Morrowind May Modathon Month 2016

PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 2:04 pm
by Darkelfguy
Today we have two additional winners of the Morrowind Modathon, the second winner of week one, Better Spriggans by Sigmund, and the first winner of week two, Memories of Morrowind! Better Spriggans is a texture and model replacer for Solstheim's iconic Spriggans, providing another option for those seeking to upgrade the graphics of Solstheim's inhabitants. Meanwhile, Memories of Morrowind is a beautiful and charming lore-friendly modder's resource that adds a variety of new wallscreens that depict some of the custom art Bethesda made for Morrowind, and obviously these can be used in your own mods to add a bit of style to your interiors!

Re: Morrowind May Modathon Month 2016

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:17 am
by Darkelfguy
Alright, I've updated the topic post with the latest winners, but I wanted to list all of the participating mods of the Morrowind Modathon down below. In total, we had 29 mods submitted for the competition by 21 different authors, making the 2016 Morrowind Modathon Month the most successful modding competition in Elder Scrolls modding history! A special thanks to everyone who participate, events like this just go to prove how great this community really is!

A full list of participating mods can be found below (divided by category):

Atmospheric/Unique Locations:
Old Vos Tradepost By Bauglir

Cave of Wonders By LadyPhoenixFireRose - GHF Download Link
Nyarlathotep By Rankless Corgi

Chargen Equipment By Daedric Cat
Lore Consistency -- A Morrowind Lore Consistency Mod By PikachunoTM
Inventory Control By Svengineer99 - Requires MWSE 0.9.5 Alpha, MCP 2.3 Beta (Incorrect Item Sound Fix, Enhanced Item Rebalance Patches)
Buff Clipping (AKA Overbuff Kickback) By Svengineer99 - Requires MWSE 0.9.5 Alpha
More Traps By Abot - Requires MWSE 0.9.5 Alpha
Tamrielic Lore By PikachunoTM - GHF Download LInk
Timescale Season and Latitude Scaling By Svengineer99

Sky Diversity By Svengineer99 - Requires MWSE 0.9.5 Alpha, Skies IV, MGE XE 10 Beta, TES3CMD, Image Magick
Dragonscale Shields -- A Lore-Friendly Dragonscale Shield Replacer By PikachunoTM
Scamp Replacer By PeterBitt and Pherim
Better Spriggans By Sigmaund

House Mods:
Vivec St. Delyn Shelter By Tizzo
Mournhold Royal Palace Room By Dagoth Agahnim
Secret Lair By Dagoth Agahnim
TASB - Time and Space Bubble (TARDIS) By Dagoth Agahnim

Bucklers in Morrowind By PikachunoTM
Lucky Coins By Danae - GHF Download Link
Stashes of Vvardenfell By Elderscrolliangamer aka Publick Gamer

Modder Resources:
Memories of Morrowind By Illy

Azura's Touch for Morrowind By Azurolf

Belial - A Dismal Daedric Companion By HangHimHigher
The Mysterious Hunter By Enclavekiller1
Sweet Rest - The Vivec Tearoom By Rashiel
Apothecary's Demise By MatthewTheBagel

Town Mods:
Himmelryn Point By Carrotferret
Bal Isra Rising By Dagoth Agahnim

We're still working on the Mod of the Month awards, and the final few random drawing winners, so expect to see more info about all of that in the coming weeks!