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Offline DreamorCZ

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Future of Nexus Modding
« on: August 16, 2011, 17:53:42 »
Hi, following message is from ModDB

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Greetings to All of you,

as you can see this message is intended to every Nexus mod maker here on ModDB. First of all, try to ignore my grammatical bullshits and I'm sending big pardon for them in advance.

We all have been doing a great job on our Nexus mods. We are sharing our knowledge about everything that Nexus modding can offer. We are helping each other as far as we can (or we should be at least). But we can do much more. You can be asking "what the heck you mean more" now. Well, there is still plenty things we can do.

You can also ask why you should do more when this is only hobby of yours, something that helps you relax. Yes, it is also mine hobby. But tell me, don't you want people to know about your mod, let them play it and be happy about it, make game developers know that you are here and capable of great things, be recognized for this, find more helpers through popularity of your mod to fulfill your vision? We all want to achieve something with our mod and doesn't matter if that thing is selfish or not.

Ok, what more we can do then? We need to work together even more! How? There is plenty of ways. Find fan-sites that are about your mod and ask them to promote you. Use local Nexus Fan Group to link your news and releases with it. We can create weekly news about all modding progress on local Fan Group. We can try to promote our mods at magazines about gaming. We can start working on CEP mod that will help us to get together even more and discover more things about Nexus modding. We can launch great united campaign during MoTY 2011 and by getting as much mods as we can to Top100 we can promote ourselves greatly and perhaps find some new blood for us. Try to find donors for our hubs like Nexus Skirmisher's Forum and creating multiplayer ecosystems. All is just about greater cooperation.

I know that all might seem a little bit visionary or crazy but think about it.
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then this part
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As you may know, I have posted news posts about BSG and Freespace on HerniWeb.cz (Czech gamming magazine) and those posts gained many hits and positive feedbacks. I can take it there even further to have news posts and articles about most of Nexus mods and even get support for us during MoTY2011 (it can be from dozens to hundreds votes). I have big "credit" there, so it won't be hard to persuade general editor about this but we will also have to give them something for that. That "something" should be (I think) adding their promotion banners (or links to their web) into every our news post and some promotion on our mod homepages as well. What do you think?
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Then there was talk about:
- Creating community hub
- Reviving podcast idea

Many agreed with this "power upping" of Nexus Modding but I ask them to show this support again on this public place.
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Re: Future of Nexus Modding
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 22:10:01 »
Yeah I'm all up for it. I can start pulling some strings with people I know - might be able to get the Nexus mod scene some media time.

Past two days, our BSG mod has been featured on a few big sites, including Blues News, 3DBuzz, GamerRanx and Reddit, all of which have been bringing a lot of new users to our ModDB and YouTube pages.

I'd be willing to help any way I can.

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Re: Future of Nexus Modding
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 02:16:40 »
Incidentally I've lately been reworking my old personal blog, which I didn't use anyway, into something more Nexus-related. I'll probably also go ahead and integrate the forum, skirmisher-related content and the wiki as well just to centralize this part of the community a bit more and make it easier to find.

http://www.arparso.de/

In the future I'd like to cover some news stories related to Nexus and Nexus-modding, maybe present some beginner tutorials, anounce mod releases and stuff like that. There's also a possibility for giving additional authors access to the site, so it need not only being me blabbing about whatever there is talkworthy - only if anyone is interested in that, of course.

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Re: Future of Nexus Modding
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 02:36:26 »
Hey Dreamor, you need to post an article about the need for funding for Nexus 2! We need money, i just pledged 250 Euro.

How much will you pledge?
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Re: Future of Nexus Modding
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 02:45:56 »
I'm likely going to pledge the 250 as well. That's about $360 U.S for me.

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Re: Future of Nexus Modding
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 02:59:34 »
I guess the topic's title "future of Nexus modding" has also taken on a completely new meaning now, with Nexus 2 on the horizon. ;)

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Re: Future of Nexus Modding
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 08:51:21 »
Ok people, what about that support from HerniWeb.cz? If we agree, we can get there quite greate support for all mods and I can present there translated articles from us as those Q&A about Nexus2.

PS: http://www.herniweb.cz/news/2886-vesm%EDrn%E1-strategie-nexus-2-se-vrac%ED
« Last Edit: August 17, 2011, 09:42:09 by DreamorCZ »
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Re: Future of Nexus Modding
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 14:24:29 »
What kind of support are we talking about here? Them covering Nexus and its mods und us putting their banner on our sites? Sure, that's possible, although it feels a bit odd to feature links to sites which language I don't understand ;)

I'd like to keep this space mostly neutral and advertising-free, however.

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Re: Future of Nexus Modding
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 15:04:24 »
News post about major updates, articles about Nexus mods, support during MoTY2011 and later perhaps some financial help with hosting. It will be for adding promo banner under our ModDB news post and on same Nexus mod spaces at least.

We don't need to add it extremely visible here, you can just make some small area like "our partners"  for it. No need to make it popping up on every step.
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Re: Future of Nexus Modding
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 02:00:35 »
I'd more than happy to help in any way that I can as far the CEP and Nexus community go. Bringing more attention to Nexus is a bit awkward as I don't really have any puddles to splash around in and make a scene.

I've also added my 250 euros to Nexus2, can't really afford it but what the hell... I want Nexus2!!
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