Greetings and a warm welcome felow Exiles.
Most of you are here on direct invitation, many others will have simply happened upon this thread. Either way, if you can create a drawing or a mod, you are encouraged to participate. Despite some initial reservations, I have decided to hold a contest, for the modders and artists within the community. I am actually forums leading campaigner for an overhaul for Crom. It has never sat well with me just how few features Crom has in this game. However, few people can envision exactly what they would even look like. It has also amazed me at just how few mods there actually are out there which offer Crom features. So friends it is up to us to be trailblazers and early pioneers for such features, and who knows, perhaps even be the catalysts for policy change at Funcom. So without any further delay, the contest in a nutshell is as follows:
…Design some hypothetical in-game features for Crom. This can include, but is not limited to an avatar, a shrine, additional weapons, some armour, an ornament or statue, banners, sonething else entirely, any or all of the above. Essentially a Crom take on all the other religions’ existing goodies. It is a hypothetical after all, let ones imagination run wild! I want to see 1) what his artifacts would look like, and 2) what the community as a whole…percieves they would look like…
When you are finished simply post your entries here directly in this thread ideally, or failing that, provide an external link. It must have images or footage, or many of us will not be able to see it. Your only requirement is a forum account so you can enter it here. You are also welcome and STRONGLY ENCOUAGED to invite any other Modders & Artists you know to compete. The winner will be decided by a vote; an anonymous community Poll in this thread. As I have no genuine idea how long it takes to create mods or artworks, I am not creating a set closing date at this time. I am open to suggestions here. I will pencil in a first bid for early next year, say…late January? This is very ammendable to change.
I know a lot of people dont even know where to start design wise, so here are a few extracted pictures and facts (Post no.2) which may serve to get you all started. You do NOT have to use these as templates if you do not wish to; this is an exercise in your own individual creativity. I am also encouraging ALL members of the community to discuss the relevant entries; Do they align with your own perceptions? Is there a different feature you would be curious to see? All are welcome to join the discussion, provided that you are courteous and respectful towards the work of the authors. *Please note: that this is not a discord thread; we are NOT here to bellyache that such features should not even exist or be in the game. Discord can be discussed here instead. Any such posts will be flagged as off topic.
NOW FOR YOUR PRIZE: I am not an employee of Funcom, just a regular forum member, so my resources are limited. However, when I became Chosen Asura, I became entitled to free DLCs. However, I respectfully declined insisting that I wanted to continue paying and contributing to new content. So your prize will be a key to unlock all of the games DLCs for you for free!! In the event we recieve no entries, I will hang onto the keys, and give them to another deserving community member at another date.