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Old July 23rd, 2010, 11:16 AM
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This thread can be used to post screenshots of maps you have made for your hack. Users can then give a review of your maps stating what it does well, what should be improved etcetera, and rate your maps on a scale from 1 to 10 if they wish.

The global PokéCommunity rules, ROM-Hacking forum rules and following rules all apply here:
- Only Maps and ratings/reviews.
You are only allowed to post maps you want to have reviewed/ rated or review/ rate maps that have already been posted. Do not ask questions about maps, send a PM to the map maker or a moderator instead.
- No stealing.
Only post Maps for reviewing if you made them, do not steal the work of others and claim it as your own.
- No requests.
Do not request maps to be made for you. This thread is only for reviews and ratings.
- No Game Development maps.
It should be obvious, but only post maps made as a result of ROM hacking.
- You must review a map before posting a map.
If you want to post a map then you must review another map. If there are no recent maps to review then you must make the situation clear in your post.
Now following is the structure, of how to post your Maps and how to review Maps in this thread, which have to be followed.

Structure of Map Postings


Map Name: The name of your map

Map Game: The game the map has been made in (Ruby, FireRed etc.)

Comments: Any comments about your map.

Mapshot:
Spoiler:


Structure of Map reviews


Rated Map: Either link or quote the post of the map you want to review

Review: Your review~

Rating: Rating of the map on a scale from 1 to 10 (Optional)

Thanks to Scizz for writing all this.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM any of the ROM Hacking moderators.

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Originally Posted by Don Patch
Map Rating: The Correct Way

Now, many of you like to post maps and many like to rate. Here is a guide that will explain how to properly rate a map.

Now, let's say I just posted this map, and someone goes to rate. What do you do?

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Map Name: PalmBreeze Beach
Game; Fire Red
Comments: Well, I made this map for my hack, Pokémon Xenon Version. The animations for the sea tiles are all messed up, though. Please do not rate based on the palettes, though.


Simple. First, read the Comments section. You never know if there is essential information in there that might be essential to the rating. Then actually look at the map. When you are done, state what you liked about the map in some detail. If you notice any errors, wait for the suggestion section. Now, also state what you didn't like about the map, but do not bash the map or be mean about it. Now, there are the suggestions. Here, post what needs improving, and how to improve it. This is very important. A person might not know how or what to fix. It is also a good idea to add some final/closing comments. Now, these are good ways to rate a map, and here is an example.

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Map Name: PalmBreeze Beach
Game; Fire Red
Comments: Well, I made this map for my hack, Pokémon Xenon Version. The animations for the sea tiles are all messed up, though. Please do not rate based on the palettes, though.


Rating: 8/10
Reason: I like the layout. It forces you to wind through a path before you can get to the next town. I also like the variety of trees you used, as well as the variety of grass. What I did not like, however, was the fact that there were many and wide open patches where you could avoid running into Pokémon. I didn't really like that the actual beach part was so thin, also.
Suggestions: Add a little more grass where it is open, so you can be forced to run into Pokémon. Also, try making the beach on the right side of the made a couple tiles wider.
Final Comments: Overall a pretty nice and playable map, though a few improvements and it could be better.
Posts like the one below are unacceptable. They give no detailed info on what is liked, not liked and what could be improved.

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Map Name: PalmBreeze Beach
Game; Fire Red
Comments: Well, I made this map for my hack, Pokémon Xenon Version. The animations for the sea tiles are all messed up, though. Please do not rate based on the palettes, though.


Rating: 10/10
Reason: I luv it!!! it iz teh most awesome map i Have eva seen!
Suggestions: none! totally awesome!
Though that is an exageration, that is how detailed many rates are.
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Last edited by DrFuji; December 2nd, 2013 at 04:18 AM.