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Map of the Year 2019: Finals


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Poll: Map of the Year 2019 Finals (34 member(s) have cast votes)

This is it! Who wins the best map of 2019?

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#1 Eddy


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 04:34 AM

Here it is! It's time for the finals! Out of all 12 previous winners, only 3 have made it further to this point. Here they are:


Phosphor (MotM 105)

Welcome to Farona Village, a small settlement nestled away within Faron Woods along the banks of the Floria River. Villagers are warned to never enter the abandoned fortress immediately north of them. It's spooky or something.


Sheik (MotM 108)


Matthew (MotM 112)

This map is a big chungus. It's from Beyond Hyrule DX, which is being worked on as part of Lunaria's Summer Refurbishing Quest Contest.


(This will remain open until the end of the month)

#2 DarkFlameWolf


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 11:47 AM

Going with Phosphor.

#3 Matthew


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Posted 24 January 2020 - 07:53 AM

I'll admit, I completely forgot Map of the Year was going on until just recently. Pleasantly surprised to see my map got this far.


Truthfully, I don't think my map is that good. The palettes are the best part in my opinion, which I made myself in an attempt to spruce the map up. The thing is, my map suffers from being a transpose of a classic-styled overworld (Outlands) to a GB style overworld, and I didn't take enough steps to fully take advantage of the GB style. This resulted in a very average looking map. Large and impressive from a distance, maybe, but average. So thanks for everyone who voted for me, I'm flattered you find it as cool looking as you do! Maybe I'm just being overly self-critical at this point...


As for the other maps,


Sheik and Phosphor both did wonderful jobs. I think their maps are leagues ahead of mine in terms of quality. Phosphor delivers great use of ...Pure? DoR? Whatever that tileset is at this point, he uses it well, especially in an age where most people stick to GB or some permutation thereof. Sheik's map has his distinctive style of using toned-down palettes and a mix of old-and-new graphics which made it my personal favorite. Sheik got my vote this time around.

Edited by Matthew, 24 January 2020 - 07:53 AM.

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#4 Eddy


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Posted 01 February 2020 - 05:56 AM

And here are the final results!


Phosphor (MotM 105) (13 votes [41.94%])
Sheik (MotM 108) (9 votes [29.03%])
Matthew (MotM 112) (9 votes [29.03%])


Quite a close contest, but congrats to Phosphor for winning Map of the Year for 2019! I want to thank everyone for the great set of maps and contests throughout 2019, and I hope 2020 brings more ZC goodness!

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