The Diamond Pickaxe Awards 2015 – Winners

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To help ease us into the new year, it’s about time we say goodbye to 2015 with the winners of our fifth annual awards for all things modding. Yes, the winners of The Diamond Pickaxe Awards 2015 are here!

Each Diamond Pickaxe Awards category will have a short intro, the announcement picture, a discussion text, and then a pie chart with the statistics. Because we don’t like to keep you waiting, we begin once again with our main attraction – the Mod of the Year!

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Mod of the Year

Mod of the Year has always been our main category and the most prestigious award. Which mod occupied us the most this year? Which mod stayed in our memories after the year has passed? This year, the winner is…

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Thaumcraft takes it once again! The magical mod won back in 2013, but lost last year to Optifine. This year, it has made a comeback to win again and further establish itself as one of Minecraft moddings’ greats. It was a narrow race and a narrow win for Thaumcraft, but it is your Mod of the Year.

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Find out more about Thaumcraft in our Starter’s Guide!

Pack of the Year

Aesthetically pleasing packs have always been important in the Minecraft community. Whether it’s shaders or textures, packs provide us with the eye candy we love. This year, your Pack of the Year was…

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Sphax’ PureBDCraft has been my favorite for a while and it was always near the top of our awards, reaching the top spot in last years’ awards. The love is still here since it kept it’s title and is your Pack of the Year!

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Check out Sphax’ PureBDCraft in action in our Texture Pack Gallery!

Best Mod Focused on Dimensions

New adventures await us in the dimension beyond the Overworld. Dimension mods give us new content to sink our teeth into, and this year your Best Mod Focused on Dimension is…

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Twilight Forest takes it! Last year, it was a draw between it and The Aether II, but while the former hasn’t been updated in a while, Twilight Forest is still thriving, and will hopefully continue to do so in 2016.

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Explore the Twilight Forest in our extensive 6-part guide!

Best Mod Focused on Overhauls of Existing Mechanics

The mouthful awards goes to this category, but the award for Best Mod Focused on Overhauls of Existing Mechanics goes to:

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Bibliocraft takes it with its unique take on furniture. It has been a vital part of the decorative side of Minecraft for a while now, so this win is well deserved.

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Get the scoop on Bibliocraft in our showcase article!

Best Mod Focused on New Mechanics

Adding new things that work within Minecraft perfectly is an art, and lots of mods accomplish it very well. This year, the one that stood out and was your Best Mod Focused on New Mechanics is…

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Thaumcraft unsurprisingly takes it, as it won Mod of the Year too, it was to be expected. The magical adventures it delivers are clearly a fond memory for many, thus the double victory.

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Find out more about Thaumcraft in our Starter’s Guide!

Best Mod Focused on Terrain

The randomly generated world of Minecraft is a staple of the game and a huge part of the experience. Improving it is very hard, and few mods accomplish that. One did it the best this past year and was your Best Mod Focused on Terrain

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Biomes O’ Plenty takes it again, after also winning last year! Years of development have clearly cemented this mod at the very top of everybody’s lists, and I honestly can’t play for long without its beautiful terrain. It was also the most decisive win this year, with 77% of the votes cast going to Biomes O’ Plenty.

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See what Biomes O’ Plenty has to offer in our showcase article, or see how it works in tandem with another popular terrain mod!

Best Mod Focused on Mobs

Our last and final category focuses on the inhabitants of our blocky world – the mobs that bring it to life. Your Best Mod Focused on Mobs is…

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Mo’ Creatures takes it yet again – another returning winner from 2014. It is one of the oldest mods out there, having been around since the early days of Minecraft. Its’ development continues to this day, and it continues to amaze with every update, so it deserves all the recognition it gets.

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Become the foremost expert in the field of Mo’ Creatures with our Ultimate Mo’ Creatures guide!

That’s all the categories! It’s been another wonderful year here at McModder.net, and we hope it continues in 2016. We appreciate your votes and hope you enjoyed these fifth annual Diamond Pickaxe Awards, as well as all the other content we’ve produced, and hope you stick around.

If you’re curious, you can check out past years’ winners here:

Also check out Mojang’s holiday greeting.

Be sure to stay tuned for more awesome Minecraft stuff, and, as always, feel free to leave any feedback you might have in the comment section below. :)