Top Ten Mods for FTL

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What is your favorite FTL mod?

Descent into Darkness
12
8%
FTL - Captain's Edition
90
57%
FTL - Infinite Space
29
18%
Foundation of the Federation
4
3%
Obsidian Cruiser
1
1%
A Strange New Galaxy
5
3%
Twinge's Balance Mod
2
1%
Tsunami Class Battlecruiser
2
1%
Better Planets and Backgrounds
11
7%
Starcraft Coversion
1
1%
 
Total votes: 157
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Top Ten Mods for FTL

Postby UltraMantis » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:13 pm

These are the mods that received the most nominations:

Descent into Darkness - Author: DryEagle (6)
FTL - Captain's Edition - Author: Sleeper Service (6)
FTL - Infinite Space - Author: DrkTemplar (3)
Foundation of the Federation [WIP] - Author: Whale Cancer (3)
Obsidian Cruiser - Author: Kieve (2)
A Strange New Galaxy [WIP] - Author: Metzelmax (2)
Twinge's Balance Mod - Author: Twinge (2)
Tsunami Class Battlecruiser - Author: brothershogo
Better Planets and Backgrounds - Author: sanmonku
Starcraft Conversion - Author: alextfish

The final three mods were chosen among those without more than one nomination. I had to scratch my head a bit to complete the top ten. I hope you will agree that they deserve to be included.
- Incursion is some way away from being finished but has been in development for a long time and shows a lot of promise. (Taken off the list after Kieve protested the mod is too buggy)
- Better Planets and Backgrounds has been quite a popular mod for a long time now.
- The final place was a tossup between Sonata and SC2. In the end Sonata has compatibility issues and hasn't been in active development for some time, so i went with SC2.

Here are some of the other nominees:
The Capital Cruiser - Author: slowriderxcorps
Federation Auto-Assault - Author: Yuurg
The Potential - Author: 5thHorseman
Incursor Cruiser [WIP] - Author: Kieve
Insane Difficulty - Author: brothershogo
Robotic Cruiser [WIP] - Author: Jonfon

Since new mods are coming out, there should be another poll to include them. Details will be posted in the future.
Thank you for nominating everyone. Now get to the impossible task of picking the best of the bunch. :D

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Re: Top Ten Mods for FTL

Postby Kieve » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:22 pm

I would like to withdraw the Archon (Incursor Cruiser) from the roster, if possible.
I realize it was nominated and appreciate the mention, but it was released in a buggy, beta status, lacks proper gibs, and definitely does not represent a "top" FTL mod. Plus the Obsidian is already up there and I feel it's a little unfair to be the only mod author named twice.
My personal choice would see it replaced by brothershogo's Tsunami (or even better, the Hyabusa, that thing is just damn sexy).
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Re: Top Ten Mods for FTL

Postby slowriderxcorps » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:48 pm

I'm honestly surprised, and kind of happy, to see the Capital Cruiser in the honourable mentions.
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Re: Top Ten Mods for FTL

Postby aaaaaa50 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:48 pm

We only get one vote? Really? I was going to vote for Descent into Darkness, but since I only have one vote it has to be Captain's Edition.
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Re: Top Ten Mods for FTL

Postby NewAgeOfPower » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:15 pm

I have to give my vote for the overall best mod as the Captain's Edition. It is just the most comprehensive mod overall, and in every area it approaches Kieve-like levels of polishing and refinement.
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Re: Top Ten Mods for FTL

Postby UltraMantis » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:44 pm

Kieve wrote:I would like to withdraw the Archon (Incursor Cruiser) from the roster, if possible.
I realize it was nominated and appreciate the mention, but it was released in a buggy, beta status, lacks proper gibs, and definitely does not represent a "top" FTL mod. Plus the Obsidian is already up there and I feel it's a little unfair to be the only mod author named twice.
My personal choice would see it replaced by brothershogo's Tsunami (or even better, the Hyabusa, that thing is just damn sexy).

Well the Incursion mod as a whole got the nod really, people do appreciate your work, even if it's unplayable atm except the Incursor. But i guess it's a fair objection. I will try to edit the poll without ruining it, and replace with Tsunami. brothershogo made some pretty amazing visuals, so it's fair enough.

And yes, only one vote. While that sucks at least it makes everyone choose between Descent and CE, and that is a very interesting and tough choice.

EDIT - Phew, the poll survived and the votes have not been reset.
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Re: Top Ten Mods for FTL

Postby NewAgeOfPower » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:08 pm

I strongly prefer the Hayabusa to the Tsunami.
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Re: Top Ten Mods for FTL

Postby UltraMantis » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:19 pm

Where the heck were you during the two months of nominations :D

Nevermind, we can throw Hayabusa in when we nominate again. There's only 10 to choose from in the end. :( And , Tsunami was nominated.
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Re: Top Ten Mods for FTL

Postby NewAgeOfPower » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:31 pm

UltraMantis wrote:Where the heck were you during the two months of nominations :D

Nevermind, we can throw Hayabusa in when we nominate again. There's only 10 to choose from in the end. :( And , Tsunami was nominated.


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Re: Top Ten Mods for FTL

Postby 5thHorseman » Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:43 pm

I gotta go with the only mod I include in every. single. modding. ever. The one I should have nominated: Better Planets And Backgrounds.
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