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Poll: Map of the Year 2017 - Finals (39 member(s) have cast votes)

Which one of these is your pick for Map of the Year 2017?

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#1 Eddy

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:05 AM

3 maps have successfully made it to the finals where they will now battle it out to see who will become 2017's Map of the Year! I gotta say, I'm very happy I managed to continue on the competition despite it going through some pretty rough times near the beginning of 2017. It's nice to see that people are still interested in keeping this contest alive, so I hope this keeps on going throughout 2018. Anyways, here are the finalists!

 

Geoffrey

 

Jared

 

Sheik


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#2 Dimentio

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:08 AM

Geoffrey's a good mockup, but maps from WIP projects > maps made just to get votes/look good, so I'm afraid I'll have to vote Jared.

(Jared's looks the prettiest of the two maps anyways)



#3 Cukeman

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:53 AM

Damn, these are all amazing! Such a hard pick! In the end I voted for Sheik because of how interesting the topography and varied path options are. For pure aesthetics, I'd vote for either Geoffrey or Jared.



#4 Geoffrey

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 07:36 PM

Geoffrey's a good mockup, but maps from WIP projects > maps made just to get votes/look good, so I'm afraid I'll have to vote Jared.

(Jared's looks the prettiest of the two maps anyways)

Eye twitch. I've been working on that quest for longer than I care to admit. :P

 

But both my competitor's maps are lovely and I'd be honored to lose to either.


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#5 Russ

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 08:06 PM

Eye twitch. I've been working on that quest for longer than I care to admit. :P

Wait, seriously? I legitimately thought you just submitted mockups in this tileset from time to time. :P

It's also kinda great that this MotY is entirely based off 3D Zeldas. We've got Wind Waker, Breath of the Wild, and Ocarina of Time all represented here.

As far as my vote... it's a super close call between Geoffrey and Jared, but I think I'm going with Jared. The palette doesn't seem quite right for the semi-tropical sun, but aside from that, I can't really complain about a single thing, and I'm loving the aesthetic.
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#6 Geoffrey

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 09:51 PM

Wait, seriously? I legitimately thought you just submitted mockups in this tileset from time to time. :P

 

Yeah. It's more a case of restartitis than anything else. I always intend to finish the project. :)


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#7 ywkls

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 01:51 AM

Decided to vote for Geoffrey. I still like it the best of the entries.

As for the quest, is it supposed to be larger than the area shown on that overworld? (Because that's pretty big already.)

And is there a project page for it?



#8 Geoffrey

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 10:45 AM

Decided to vote for Geoffrey. I still like it the best of the entries.

As for the quest, is it supposed to be larger than the area shown on that overworld? (Because that's pretty big already.)

And is there a project page for it?

 

That's the whole overworld. There would be three dungeons. It's just a mini-quest, really. :)



#9 Anthus

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 12:03 PM

When I see people use AI tiles, I always die a little more inside. Not that it's a bad map, or a bad set, but it's nearly 10 years old, and there are zero finished projects on the DB with it. Probably because the set only has those overworld tiles, and one dungeon set. Yet it can enter any contest, and just clean house. Nothing personal, but I will never vote for anything made in AI past 2010. I've only ever seen that same palette in anyone's shots/ maps too.  :(

 

To put it another way, using AI is like using Meta Knight in Smash. You'll do great, but at the ire of your peers.

 

Voted for Sheik's, as I found it to be the most interesting out of the bunch.


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#10 Geoffrey

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 02:08 PM

When I see people use AI tiles, I always die a little more inside. Not that it's a bad map, or a bad set, but it's nearly 10 years old, and there are zero finished projects on the DB with it. Probably because the set only has those overworld tiles, and one dungeon set.

 

I'm working on it! Both these things, in fact.


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#11 strike

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 06:15 PM

Wait Geoffrey, that is an olllldddd map right? Like I thought I remember seeing this two or three years ago right? 

 

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#12 Geoffrey

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 12:08 AM

Wait Geoffrey, that is an olllldddd map right? Like I thought I remember seeing this two or three years ago right? 

 

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Nope! Almost ten years ago I released a map in the same tileset, but this one is from a few months ago. :)



#13 strike

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:02 PM

That map is pretty darn similar though right? It's smaller right? 



#14 Geoffrey

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:25 PM

That map is pretty darn similar though right? It's smaller right? 

 

The only real similarity is the tileset. I spent a long time on this map, even planning it out on paper several times before making it in ZQ:

 

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#15 Eddy

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:48 AM

Hoping this tie can be breaken soon-ish so I can get the results up :P





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