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Introducing Mod of the Month

As a way to thank the wonderful creators of so many awesome mods hosted here on RaceDepartment we are introducing a new initiative called "Mod of the Month".

We love mods. Whod'a thought it, right? Quite simply we want to give back to the modding community in a fun way, enter, Mod of the Month.

We have put together a team of experts from the RD staff to evaluate mods hosted on this website. We will congregate once a month to view the suggestions from the community and we will award a mod the soon to be coveted title of "Mod of the Month".

We will be judging the mods on a number of key factors depending on the type of mod, for example cars will be judged on handling/physics, 3D model, interior etc.

The winner will get a tag on their resource asset picture showing the rest of the community that this mod was selected as MotM, but more importantly we are going to reward the author(s) a $150,00 Amazon voucher. With everything that's happened recently with the Sim Dream controversy this would obviously be contingent on the mod being validated as scratch built or has the explicit permission of the original author.

We will have an internal discussion to choose our inaugural MotM award but If you would like to recommend a mod for evaluation by our team you can drop us a comment on this thread, or reach us on Twitter via @racedepartment using the hashtag #RDMOTM with the link to the mod.

Keep your eyes peeled for the first winner of MotM in the coming days.
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Steve Worrell
A motorsport fanatic and sim racer for over 20 years. Content creator for RD, and MD at Simracing.gp. Favourite sims include ACC, AC, RF2, AMS, WRC9 - VernWozza#7419 @vernwozza

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The restriction of mods having to be hosted here at RD indeed makes it more difficult for rF2 mods, since a lot of them are in the Steam Workshop only on a subscription base. Asking modders to host the rF2 packages here as well is not something they may like. E.g. ASR Formula offers their rF2 mods through Steam workshop and their own website already. But also on AC you have high quality mod studios like RSS and VRC that host their mods on their own websites.
Well you have to limit it in some way. And as it's those modders releasing on this site that attract new people to this very community, it makes sense to reward those only.

Plus, at least looking at the AC site of things, people keep a keen eye on the origin of a mod. Stuff hosted elsewhere isn't held up to the same scrutineering.
And to reward groups/people that already get something out of paymods is probably not in the sense of this reward too.
 
You boys have got your work cut out for you.
The sheer number of...and quality of mods here, will make this extremely difficult.
Maybe...just maybe, you'll need to have a mod of the month by category....sound, skins, cars, tracks, etc...
Still a really difficult undertaking.
I wouldn't want to be in your shoes.
 
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You boys have got your work cut out for you.
The sheer number of...and quality of mods here, will make this extremely difficult.
Maybe...just maybe, you'll need to have a mod of the month by category....sound, skins, cars, tracks, etc...
Still a really difficult undertaking.
I wouldn't want to be in your shoes.
It's only meant to be a bit of fun. We probably will do something like that in the future but right now it's just meant to be a way to highlight some great content and show some love to the awesome creators.
 
What a nice move to reward the community... :thumbsup:

Any chance for the winner to get a different voucher than amazon? Just curious... ;)
 
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As a fellow FSAE/Formula Student member, definitely the MAD Formula Student car if it is eligible. While I haven't driven their particular car in real life, I can say that it drives like one and within reason from the information available about their car. Been using it for practice:D It's well made all round. Props to Ofitus21
 
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Let's not forget some of the recent mods for older games, after all who would have thought that you would see GTR 2 running in VR. The modders who support older games and keep them alive also deserve recognition.
I think mods like BPR and Power and Glory, and tracks like Targa Florio or Isle of Man, are some of the best in the history of sim racers.
 

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