A couple of weeks back the Nexus sites silently recorded their 2 millionth registered member which is a great achievement. As dictated at the last registration milestone, the millionth member, I decided the next milestone would be 2.5 million members, and 5 million members after that, and we're slowly creeping up on that figure day-by-day.
Each milestone is greatly coveted by me. The milestones are a trophy for the strong support of the modding communities behind the Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Dragon Age series and indeed the success of the Nexus sites within these communities.
Just like the previous milestone I am going to hold a modding competition to celebrate the occasion and hand out some nice prizes to the winners. Hopefully these competitions will become tradition for those users who stick around with us long enough to see each milestone.
The theme for the competition is not going to change from the last and revolves around that of the community we are in. I'm hoping to see some great mods that cover users in the community that might have influenced you during your time here, the various sites of the community that you are a part of (it doesn't just have to be the Nexus!) and what you like about the community.
The type of mod you make, be it a quest, a new landmass, a house or castle, NPCs, weapons, armour, etc. is totally up to you but I will look more favourably upon entries that have a quest in them because I'm a sucker for a good quest! That doesn't mean a mod with a quest in is going to win, however, and if you come up with something really unique then I'll probably love it! A Nexus defence mod, for example, where you defend fort Nexus from a horde of trolls with your fellow moderators wielding ban hammers by your side is something I've dreamt about...
This competition is for Oblivion, Fallout: New Vegas and Dragon Age: Origins. While I understand some modders have not made the move from Fallout 3 to New Vegas (or indeed Morrowind to Oblivion) I did not want to dilute the entries or the prize pool to accommodate these earlier games in their respective series. Sorry to all those disappointed by this.
For full details on what to do and how to enter go visit the competition page
. This year the prizes have been tripled in value from a prize pot of $500 to a prize pot of $1,500 and we're covering Dragon Age, too. Top prize for winners is a $350 Amazon.com voucher, with $100 prizes for runner-ups and $50 prizes for mods with the highest potential.
The competition ends 10 days after the 2.5 million member mark is reached so by current estimates that's about 8 months away; but there may be more Nexus sites on the way in the mean-time that makes that figure likely to change, so jump on it quickly to avoid disappointment.
For those without the creative edge or time to create modifications we are currently running a raffle competition on the Nexus Wiki
whereby any helpful articles you add to the site will count as a raffle ticket to go towards a prize draw for a $100 Amazon voucher that will be decided at the same time as the 2.5 millionth member competition. So there's something for everyone here.
Further updates will come as we get closer to this milestone. Feel free to voice your intentions to enter this competition and, if you wish, share your plans with the community. Good luck to everyone!