Most Graphical Appeal:
Best Story Line:
Most Engaging Hack:
The explanations of each category are as follows:
Best Mapping - The hack with the best maps
Best Scripting - The hack whose scripts impressed you the most
Most Graphical Appeal - The hack with the best overall visual presentation
Best Story Line - The hack with the best plot/story line
Best Gameplay - The hack with the best features and that was the most fun to play
Most Engaging Hack - The hack that kept you the most interested throughout
Overall Favorite - Your personal favorite hack
A hack gets one point for every category in which you vote for it. To demonstrate this, here is an example of a vote:
Hopefully it is obvious that this vote is invalid because all of the hacks are ineligible. However, this is just a demonstration. In this example, Genesis would get 3 points and Azure Horizons, rijonAdventures, Shiny Gold, and Prism would all get 1 point. After the Nominations round is over, the point totals will be calculated and the five hacks with the most total points will advance to the Elimination round. Furthermore, awards will be given for the top hack in each category.
That just about covers everything. You will have until December 1st to submit your votes. Let the voting begin!
Credits to Hiroshi Sotomura, Manipulation, Thrace, and Vrai for contributing in one form or another to this thread.