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Fallout fans voted Code of Steel for Fallout NV as Mod of month for September, no real surprise with Fallout 4 just around the corner and Origin of the mages guild came a close second once again for the second month in a row.
In my poll of my best mods of all time, more votes have been cast now and 3 mods are running away from the others now.
At 1) Dark Lore Grimiore
At 2) Return to Helgen & The Elder Council
Yes folks Return to Helgen & The Elder Council are both tied at number 2.
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Today I will decide if I want to make the mods here available to all registered forum users again after months of trouble and threats against me over the summer.
The site has been through many changes since April when it all started, dozens of hard core thieves, stalkers and trolls tried to do harm to me and my property all for the crime of making mods and as you know, I refused to put up with that or allow myself to be placed in danger so strangers could download my work. So most of you have been cut off from the mods for months because of it.
My own health and wellbeing comes first!
It was important to make those coming from the troll sites understand they are not supported nor are they welcome here. So I had to leave the mods private until they all got the message. Things have now settled down so the decision to make them available to all registered forum users is once again up for review.
I prefer the registered forum user route since I can limit who sees the mods in the event of trouble, but I have implemented security changes since the last round of trouble started that should limit the trolls ability to cause me and TEG trouble.
Just remember, I want these mods to be available to all, but I am not going to take your shit to do it.... behave and you can have the mods, misbehave and I may just tell you all to fuck off and close the site. I have other hobbies i am involved in now that dont include getting abuse for sharing mods online.
Keep that in mind if you like my mods and want me to make more.
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Well folks, things have settled down in the top Giskard's mods poll and the 3 mods I expected to win are now 1, 2 and 3 in the Poll. Since this is an on going poll and players can delete their vote and recast it at any time, this should be considered a snap shot of my best work TODAY... perhaps not tomorrow but for today, definitely.
At Number 1 is Dark Lore Grimoire for Skyrim.
A Skyrim mod that upgrades the College of Winterhold, adding tons of new features, quests and wizards, leaving my older work the Wizards of Winterhold completely in the drawer labeled "Obselete". Truth is there is reason why I switched and made a new wizards mod and that is because Wizards of Winterhold was made whilst Beth was fixing Skyrim and many issues that got fixed, remained broken in older mods like that one. The Navmesh bug being a prime example of a fix that is not backwards compatible. WOW suffered heavily from those old issues.
DLG also added a joinable Solutide Mages Guild. Which is a game changer for any mage fan, just being able to get mage support from solitude without going to the college is really good. Also a joinable Order of the Black Worm, as well as expanding the Telvanni Settlement in Solstheim and providing a joinable House Telvanni with full support for wizards and not just Goffers as the Dragonborn DLC leaves you with. Eg Go for this, Go for that... Goffers...
DLG is possibly my biggest mod to date and single handedly fills in the mage hole that Beth left in Skyrim, it really is a must have for all mages and adds so much to the game.
At Number 2 is The Elder Council for Oblivion.
This is my biggest and best Oblivion mod so it is only right it sits at number 2. It puts the Empire back in to the White Gold Tower, allowing you to be a Legioneer, to rise up the social ranks of the Empire and even visit special towns in Valenwood and complete a quest line that leads to the crowning of Titus Mede as Emperor.
All strict lore except for Emperor Titus which was based on information available at the time the mod was made which as since been clarified and is slightly different from what TEC presents it as. EG Titus was a Warlord not a Legion General. Minor stuff.
This one remains a fan favourite and was actually made as a thank you to my supporters who supported me during the worst of the flaming on Beths forum after Elminister and co started riote in my mod threads that has lead to years of trouble (Cyberstalking is what the law calls it) for me that persists today.
As those who know the mod can attest, it is one of my best works and rightly so, you do not say thank you by making a crap mod.
At Number 3 is Return to Helgen for Skyrim.
Return to Helgen takes the player from humble soldier all the way up to Emperor and slides in to the default game perfectly allowing the player to choose his path and exploit openings such as the assassination of the emperor. You get to work with the Penitus Oculatus, you meet Knights of the Nine and take on the Thalmor. This is high action mod packed to the brim with lore, battles and dialog. From a story/action/lore point of view, I have not seen anything as good as this for Skyrim.
It has suffered with many issues relating to early development whilst Skyrim was still buggy and dozens of quests and features have had to be removed to stop the issues affecting the mod. But a solid mod design from day 1 means it remains one of the more compatible Helgen mods todate and even supports the Stormcloaks who get a whole fort full of features to play with.
So technically, not that any player would notice, it is not my best work. But it is certainly the most fun mod I have made for Skyrim.
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I have decided TEG will support Fallout 4 and will support Steam Workshop "IF" mod support is decent enough and worth while. I will also try and support consoles IF supporting consoles does not harm the PC version. If it does, or looks like it will, then no console support will be offered.
As for Steam Workshop, that 1 gig limit on all mods still exists and that means I could not upload all my mods to Steam even if I wanted too because I have more than 1 gigs worth of mods. So Steam Workshop will be my Demo Zone, where I let you see Version 1 of a mod, possible only 1 mod at a time. May be more... I'll decide later.
I do not want a dozen mods leading to 12x more trolls bothering me as usually happens. Letting people believe I am a one mod wonder has massive advantages for me and TEG. It means I will get the normal amount of trolls bothering me instead of 1000s. Mean while, I can release other mods here at TEG that users that come here to support me can download. A nice reward for nice people that come here to support the mod maker.