Maximus posted a poll asking folks how many modules should be inducted into the NWVault Hall of Fame each month. My recommendation was that only one be inducted, at least for the time being, whereas we inducted 3 per month in NWN1.
Here's why I'm concerned that 3 might be too many. This is a list of the number of modules released, by month, for nwn2, with scores above 8 and at least 10 votes:
- November (eligible in March) - Vordan's Hero Creator, JEG's Training module.
- December (eligible in April) - Pirate Cards, Pool of Radiance Remastered (as alpha).
- January (eligible in May) - Tragedy in Tragidor, FRW Character Creator, Asylum: A Bet, A Corpse, Prophecy of Aracas
- February (eligible in April) - None so far (none score above 7 right now, even without the 10-vote cutoff).
It's not a huge deal for there to be months with fewer modules inducted per month than is possible. But here are a few potential benefits of reducing the number inducted to one per month:
- More of a chance to showcase an individual module as "April 2006's inductee," for example. It would make the interview that typically accompanies an induction a bit more of a fanfare event, for example. I think this is the most significant benefit.
- Making the Hall of Fame would become more of a genuinely terrific accomplishment, as a module will literally have to be the best available candidate in a particular month. The NWN1 Hall of Fame was a good accomplishment, but after several years, a HoF tag wasn't necessarily a mark of outstanding quality any more.
- No anticlimax when we don't get three modules that qualify for the Hall. Hopefully we'll always have at least one or two that do, but we may essentially be using up the entire pool of available modules each month with if we induct three per month--it's potentially "risky."