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    Default [2016 Modding Awards] Rules Thread

    THE RULES




    There will be a public nomination thread for each game that will include all the categories for that game, here players can nominate mods or modders that they would like to see move through to the voting stage and be in with a chance of winning. A list of the most prominent mods (but not modders) will be provided per each single category; this list isn't definitive and might not be thorough: every player is free to nominate other mods that might not appear on the lists compiled by the Commitee, as long as they meet the eligibility criteria for that category and a valid link is provided (those without will be discounted without further notice). Also, if a mod does not have a clear release date listed anywhere, it will not be considered eligible.

    Important Notice: for the Classical Categories and for the Best Resource Categories no list will be provided, so the nominations are referred exclusively to the players; please check each one of this category to verify which are the eligibility criteria and don't forget that a mod/resource that will not have a valid link will be discounted without further notice.

    Modders reserve the right to ask for their mod or themselves not to be considered for nominations for any award category. If this is the case please PM me so I can remove any nominations of your mod and make a note to inform people that your mod/yourself cannot be nominated.

    On top of that, there is no need to nominate a mod more than once, if you notice someone else has nominated a mod you wished to nominate as well. Once a mod is nominated just once, it will be included in the awards no matter how many nominations it gets from different users. - Maximum 5 nominations per category (included the Classical and Best Resource Categories); only full members (minimum 25 posts and 1 week membership) can nominate.


    Few more secondary rules:

    - A mod can win in the Classical Favourite category only once;
    - To be eligible for the Classical Favourite category a mod has to have a valid link for downloading; completely dead mods will be discounted.
    - Mods cannot be nominated twice in the same category; if a mod has more than one update (or is released and then updated) in 2016, then only the version that receives more nominations will be included in the polls.
    - The classical favourite will have a special award with no year on it and it will be the same for every edition of the awards
    - You are not allowed to post in the poll threads who you have voted for. If you do, your votes will be disqualified

    The nomination period will last a minimum of three weeks. It can be extended at the discretion of the Modding Awards Committee.



    CATEGORIES

    For Rome and Medieval 2

    - Favourite hosted mods, released or updated significally in 2016
    - Favourite mod/submods released or updated significally 2016
    - Classical Favourite mods/submods (no significat updates in 2016)
    - Classical Favourite hosted mods (no significat updates in 2016)
    - Favourite modder

    For Empire, Napoleon, Shogun 2 and Rome 2

    - Compilation and Overhaul Mods released or updated significally in 2016
    - Game Play mods (campaign and battle mods) released or updated significally in 2016
    - Unit Mods (both retexturing and models) released or updated significally in 2016
    - Audio and Visual Mods (no units) released or updated significally in 2016
    - Classical Hosted Mod/Major Overhaul (no significat updates in 2016)
    - Classical Submod/Minor Modl (no significat updates in 2016)
    - Favourite modder

    For Warhammer and Attila

    - Compilation and Overhaul Mods released or updated significally in 2016
    - Game Play mods (campaign and battle mods) released or updated significally in 2016
    - Unit Mods (both retexturing and models) released or updated significally in 2016
    - Audio and Visual Mods (no units) released or updated significally in 2016
    - Favourite modder

    Special categories

    - Best Resource for TW2 Engine
    - Best Resource for Warscape Engine





    THE AWARDS

    Mods that come in the first 3 positions for each category will have the right to show medal graphic for their mod as well as having their mod entered into the Hall of Fame.

    The first 3 positions of the Most Popular Modder award will receive a medal, as well having their name entered into the Hall of Fame. Rep awards may be an option.

    The 2 Mod Spotlight sections on the TWC Wiki Main page will be given to the winners of the hosted mod categories for Warhammer and another game (to be chosen at random).

    The medals available to win, kindly provided by Lifthrasir:





    FAQ
    Q) Can modders nominate their own work?
    A) Of course! As people should be voting for their favorite mod we would hope modders would at least nominate their own work, it shows they have enjoyed working on it.


    Q) Can modders advertise the awards?
    A) Yes, anyone is allowed to advertise the awards, in terms of getting the word out that they are going on. However, while any case of anyone explicitly asking for votes for themselves will not automatically result in disqualification, it is at the discretion of Hex and the Modding Awards Committee in the end. Anyone may advertise the awards as a whole as well as express that they or their mod are indeed a part of the awards, but explicitly asking for votes is generally forbidden and might lead to disqualification if this will be the decision of the Commitee.


    Q) What is the specific time period for 2016?
    A) Any where from 00:00 GMT on the 01/01/16 up and including 23:59 on the 31/12/16.


    Q) What counts as a 'mod'?
    A) For the purpose of these awards any public file that was released or updated in 2016 that can be downloaded from TWC or has a thread/forums on TWC that links to a download location that makes any change to any version(s) of the game or its expansions or downloadable content.


    Q) Who counts as a 'modder'?
    A) For the purpose of these awards anyone who is a registered member of TWC and in 2016 has publicly released or updated, or has worked on a public release or update (for example as part of a modding team) for, a mod. While not required, it may be helpful to others considering nominations/voting to link to a modder's more prominent and popular mods for reference.[/source]


    Q) What counts as a 'resource'?
    A) For the purpose of these awards any public modding tool/guide/resource that is released and is actually available to the membership. Such resources are divided into pre Warscape games and post Warscape game. It is required to provide a valid link to the resource for it to be considered eligible.
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    Default Re: [2016 Modding Awards] Rules Thread

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:

    it has come to my attention that there might be a confusion about how nominations work. The LISTS we have provided are only for CONSULTATION, so this means that those are all the mods we could find to be eligible for this year's edition, according to the rules; by NO MEANS they will be automatically moved to vote (so to say, included in the voting polls) if they HAVE NOT RECEIVED AT LEAST A NOMINATION.
    So to expand: if you see a mod in the lists we provided and you want it to be included in the polls, then NOMINATE IT; if for any reason it has been already nominated, you don't need to nominate it again, but should you do that, it won't be an issue (please in any case check, if anything to avoid spamming the nomination threads).
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    Default Re: [2016 Modding Awards] Rules Thread

    NEW IMPORTANT NOTICE:

    THE VOTING POLLS ARE JUST FOR VOTING, THAT IS. YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SAY WHO YOU VOTED FOR OR TO ADVOCATE VOTES FOR THIS OR THAT MOD. POSTS THAT BREAKS THIS RULE WILL BE REMOVED, AND REPEATED OFFENDERS WILL BE HANDED OVER TO MODERATION.
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