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[OtLand Official Mapping Competition] - December Voting Thread

Which of the submissions do you think is the best?


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VOTING STAGE: DECEMBER - "Christmas Town or Village"

Welcome to the voting thread for the Famous December & Christmas OtLand Official Mapping Competition.


The entrants shall remain anonymous until the voting stage has concluded.

Remember: The prize for the winner of the competition will receive 3-months free premium on OtLand.

It is worth noting that there is now a league system that is tracking the points of the top 3 from each competition. At the end of a "season", the winner will receive an additional prize! Stay tuned. More details and current standings as well as a more detailed account of the rules can be found here: Hall of Fame | Rules | F.A.Qs

We allowed a mix of in game and wide view (RME) which both have Pro's and Con's. The maximum size was limited for rme shots and in game to standard client.​

Rules:
  • You MUST NOT vote for yourself
  • You MUST NOT entice others to vote for your entry
  • You MUST only vote once. Anyone found using multiple accounts to vote will have all of their votes discounted. If an entrant decides to violate this rule, they will be banned indefinitely from the competitions and have their entry disqualified.
  • You MUST NOT inform, hint or otherwise let any other members know which entry is yours (until the winner is revealed obviously)
  • You MUST NOT insult or "flame" anyone, their maps or their comments
  • Please vote for the entry that best suits the theme of the competition (in this case; the theme is "Christmas Town/Village")
  • If you know who mapped what just by style, do not post saying who it is. You will receive an infraction for doing so.
  • If you wish to change your vote, please comment below and this will be accounted for once the voting stage has concluded.

Disqualifications:

Vote Changes: I've allowed it so you can change your vote yourself now
However, you cannot see the results until you vote, alleviating some bias, i.e. If you wanted to sit on the fence and try to balance the votes.

Please click on some of the larger images to show the true size/quality.

[1.] @nugo


[2.] @Dreww


[3.] @Andréew


[4.] @Mackan™
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[5.] @Blackstone
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[6.] @eiserne festung
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[7.] @cricks
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Before someone comments.. for those that noticed - I didn't solely use OtLand's imaging host as you can only submit 5 attachments a time

The Vote ends on Sunday.

Good luck to all.​
 
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Have to agree with @Blackstone, Really nice work everyone! Super hyped to see so many great pieces.. gonna be hard to decide what to vote for!
 

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Just for now I am going to vote on #6 because I can imagine being irl on that german christmas market and drink a Glühwein. Anyways this might change still.
I personally can't take the decision just yet.

#3 is superb as well and just enough to probably take the lead very soon.
It has an awesome feeling not only because of the light effects.
If it would show a wider/bigger area of the map, I would definitly go for it without any doubt (if it's just as good as the rest).
But if it's just as much as shown, I would be disappointed pretty much to never see it on a bigger map.

To all the others just again: Damn good job in every single entry. I can't comment on all of them. It's just very small details that made the difference.
I do not really feel the walls of #4 fit in a snowy environment. Colorwise awesome, but does not fit my taste in such an area. Great architecture though.
(#1 might not fit the theme perfectly though)

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I do not agree on that. For my taste only #5 and #6 follow a similar concept. All the others are differently executed. I mean you're limited in all the "event sprites" but still the outcome besides that is pretty much unique in each single one.
 
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I think the themes of this contest are very restrictive. We have what is essentially 7 times the same picture.
 

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Just for now I am going to vote on #6 because I can imagine being irl on that german christmas market and drink a Glühwein. Anyways this might change still.
I personally can't take the decision just yet.

#3 is superb as well and just enough to probably take the lead very soon.
It has an awesome feeling not only because of the light effects.
If it would show a wider/bigger area of the map, I would definitly go for it without any doubt (if it's just as good as the rest).
But if it's just as much as shown, I would be disappointed pretty much to never see it on a bigger map.

To all the others just again: Damn good job in every single entry. I can't comment on all of them. It's just very small details that made the difference.
I do not really feel the walls of #4 fit in a snowy environment. Colorwise awesome, but does not fit my taste in such an area. Great architecture though.
(#1 might not fit the theme perfectly though)

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I do not agree on that. For my taste only #5 and #6 follow a similar concept. All the others are differently executed. I mean you're limited in all the "event sprites" but still the outcome besides that is pretty much unique in each single one.
haha ur as me. Went for 6 first, now 3. 6th kinda made me feel at home ol' days, but 3 got it due to feelz. Should be a demand ro have either with or without ingame picture. Illumination does sooooooo much.

7 would've gotted my vote if not those ugly new spr's and that odd fountain which looks completely out of place ;p My kind of Level-usage.
 

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Not gonna vote for 1-3,7 because of ingame screenshots... the others had to put a way more effort to fill the whole space.
my personal opinion.
 

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Very difficult choice between (3) and (6).
I ended up voting for (6), but those are great pieces by everyone.
 

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Damn, I feel Christmas now haha 😅
Every map in this contest matches the theme and was done very well.
My personal ranking 2/4 > 5 > 7 > 6 > 3 > 1. Dont take it personally guys, I like every piece 💙❄💙
I think that my vote goes to 2, I like that sweet owl.
 

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" ... Much like the limitation of the last competition, as this theme is more about the creativity and environment the mapper creates, the requirements are for it to be an image from the map editor. ..."

🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔
 

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" ... Much like the limitation of the last competition, as this theme is more about the creativity and environment the mapper creates, the requirements are for it to be an image from the map editor. ..."

🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔 🤔
A few posts down ghost does clarify that you can use an in-game screenshot, as I said in that thread for the next comp we need to decide one or the other. Even now people are voting based purly on if its in the editor or not which is a shame. That being said there are some legit good peices in here, tough concept to make yourself stand out. Enjoyed it may the best map win!
 

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Damn..... how could i have missed this one.... god i am an idiot, just saw the thread today.... anyway what i dont like on these images is that they are not up to date... i dont know in which part of the world u live, but here in west europe there are policemen with machine guns and giant bricks in the streets to prevent cars from driving through the people... the xmas cities on the screens are way too peaceful, too peaceful in my opinion... there MUST be a hidden bomb on one of the screens!!!
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I think the bomb is in one of the presenzs on the 4th screen
 

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If I look at this from this point:
Christmas is a moment when it's cold weather. But you have time for family and this makes you feel warm on heart.
3rd makes me feel like that.

If I look from player's point then: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 are best

Decided to look from family and heart warming point. We no longer have 20 years. Family > all. So 3 won my vote.


Edit:
I'm going to add this nice big Christmas Tree to my map. Looks awesome.
 
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Only a few days left! Get Voting!
 

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Damn, I am so much behind this time, I almost feel ashamed. :p But I am going to join for the next again and keep trying!
Anyways, almost already congratulations to #4. Hope to see more from you soon!
 

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Since voting is done here is my thoughts about the entries.

1.
to be fair this is one of my favorites, sure has some things that i would change if i made a map like it. some light on the left side of the entrance for example.
Its a really nice piece, i like the road, entrance and the fact that you dont "see" the city, it leaves a lot to imagination and that is something that i appreciate, like now i have to figure out how the details in the city looks like.
its a little too spammy with the snow on top of snow and small stones but still it doesn't ruin the picture for me.

2. beautiful detailing, at first look i was like " meh " but the more i look at it, the more i like it.
that leaf thingy around the corner of the building (middle south-west) is just great, that sprite fits so well like that. ( it might be for it, but i dont really map 11+ so i wouldn't know ;) )

3. Yeah cant say much about it lol, its nice.

4. Not much to say about this one either, fantastic. sure walls might not fit to the snow theme, but somehow yet they do, color palette is on point i think. this is amazing.

5. I like the placement of buildings and the market is really dope, the buildings could be less square but hey cant have everything right ;)
its a bit to much snow and spam for my taste but its still really good.

6. this is what got my vote! it might not be the most "alive and fun" like nr 4.
Its pretty similar to 5 to be honest, but its just made better in my taste, its clean, details are nice, it got a christmas tree and market everything you can ask for.
One thing i dislike with it is the borders on the dirt path, it could just skip the "gray" things and keep the brownish one.

7. I will actually start with what i dislike about this piece. the blue ground. it looks off. the fountain, i actually never really liked that fountain sprite overall its not just on this piece.
now that being said, if fountain replaced with a christmas tree and the blue ground was changed, this would get my vote no doubt about it.
the rest of it is super nice, buildings are awesome, details are on point! i just really like the scenery. like said, if changes were made this would without question be my pick. think of the vibe with lightning and shit if it had a christmas tree.. damn wow.

To be honest, every entry is really good this competition, there was something in every photo that caught my eye, voting was hard.
So this is no bashing on anyones map, the things i stated before is just what changes i would do. personal preference thats all!
Super hyped to see so many good entries, and that the competitions get this amount of participants, hope more people would like to join the comp tho!
In novembers competition had 100 total voters this one had 87, lets go for 125 or even 150 total votes next comp yeaaaah?! ;) and even more entries! ;)

Well done everyone! Lets go get the next one eh.
 
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Sorry for the delay - I flew to Spain on Saturday to see my parents for Christmas and wont be back until Jan.

I've only just had a chance to check my laptop.

Congrats to @Mackan™ for regaining his throne and winning our famed December mapping competition.

I'll update the thread with the relevant participants and rankings later tonight when I get a chance.
 
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