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Old December 3rd, 2012 (8:00 AM).
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Hack of the Year 2012 Nomination Thread

Introduction:


Welcome to the Hack of the Year competition for 2012! Hack of the Year is a culmination of all of the hard work and effort that has gone into developing some of the best hacks in The PokéCommunity over the past twelve months. This is the time when votes for hacks in a variety of categories to determine which ones are most deserving of recognition.

Rules:

  1. You may not vote for your own hack
  2. You may not vote for any of the designated ineligible hacks (see below)
  3. You may only vote for one hack in each category
  4. You may only vote once
  5. Sideshow Showcase hacks are not elligible for nomination
  6. Do not vote for a hack because you like the author; make your decisions as objective as possible
  7. All posts in this thread must be nominations. There is a separate thread for general HotY discussion

Ineligible Hacks:

  • Pokémon Genesis: Author requested removal
  • Pokémon Shiny Gold: Author requested removal
  • Pokémon Ruby Destiny - Life of Guardians: Winner of HotY 2011
  • Pokémon Sienna: Winner of HotY 2010
  • Pokémon Azure Horizons: Winner of HotY 2009
  • Pokémon rijonAdventures: Winner of HotY 2008
  • Pokémon Prism: Winner of HotY 2007
  • Pokémon Liquid Ocean: Winner of HotY 2006
  • Pokémon Naranja: Winner of HotY 2005
  • Pokémon Ice: Winner of HotY 2004

Voting Form:


In order to place your vote, you will have to fill out the form below and post it in this thread.

Code:
Best Mapping:
Best Scripting:
Most Graphical Appeal:
Best Story Line:
Best Gameplay:
Most Engaging Hack:
Overall Favourite:

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 Favourite - Your personal favourite 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:

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Originally Posted by Example Vote
Best Mapping: Genesis
Best Scripting: Prism
Most Graphical Appeal: Liquid Ocean
Best Storyline: Prism
Best Gameplay: Sienna
Most Engaging Hack: Life of Guardians
Overall Favourite: Prism

In this demonstration, Prism has three votes while Genesis, Liquid Ocean, Sienna and Life of Guardians hold one vote each.

The three hacks which have the most votes overall, regardless of the categories in which the votes are allocated, will progress to the second and final round where they will be judged by long-standing members of the community for the ultimate Hack of the Year title. In addition, the hack which has the most votes in a single category for this initial round will be awarded with a corresponding title (e.g. Best Mapping).

You have until January 1st to submit your votes. So now all of that is sorted, let the voting begin!

Credits to Hiroshi Sotomura, Manipulation, Thrace, Vrai and colcolstyles for contributing to this thread over the years.

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Old December 3rd, 2012 (10:37 AM). Edited December 20th, 2012 by Saltsas.
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    soooo that's kinda difficult but I'll give it a try :D
    Best Mapping: Pokemon Light Platinum
    Best Scripting: Pokemon Liquid Crystal
    Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Silver Legend
    Best Story Line: Pokemon Light Platinum
    Best Gameplay: Pokemon Light Platinum
    Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Dark Rising
    Overall Favourite: Pokemon Light Platinum
    All in all that's what I believe about these awesome hacks :D Although I haven't tried every single hack in this forum I believe these are the best! Cheers for the first reply :D

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    Old December 3rd, 2012 (11:59 AM).
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      Best Mapping: Lilac
      Best Scripting: Silver Legend
      Most Graphical Appeal: Light Platinum
      Best Storyline: Dark Rising
      Best Gameplay: Dark Rising
      Most Engaging Hack: Silver Legend
      Overall Favourite: Silver Legend

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      Old December 3rd, 2012 (12:03 PM).
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        Best Mapping: Fuligin
        Best Scripting: Silver Legend
        Most Graphical Appeal: Light Platinum
        Best Storyline: Dark Rising
        Best Gameplay: Silver Legend
        Most Engaging Hack: Snakewood
        Overall Favourite: Silver Legend

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        Old December 3rd, 2012 (12:20 PM).
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        Best Mapping - Pokemon Hyetology
        Best Scripting - Pokemon Snakewood
        Most Graphical Appeal - Pokemon Victory Fire
        Best Story Line - Pokemon Snakewood
        Best Gameplay- Pokemon Snakewood
        Most Engaging Hack - Pokemon Snakewood
        Overall Favourite - Pokemon Snakewood

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        Old December 3rd, 2012 (1:00 PM).
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        Best Mapping - Pokemon Flora Sky
        Best Scripting - Pokemon Snakewood
        Most Graphical Appeal - Pokemon Light Platinum
        Best Story Line - Pokemon Snakewood
        Best Gameplay - Pokemon Flora Sky
        Most Engaging Hack - Pokemon Flora Sky
        Overall Favorite - Pokemon Flora Sky

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        Old December 3rd, 2012 (1:06 PM).
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          Best Mapping: Victory Fire by Wind. To tell the truth, most maps I've seen in hacks tend to be either rehashes or just don't stand out. LP does have good mapping, but it is far too linear. Wind's maps are developed and less linear.

          Best Scripting:
          Liquid Crystal by LaZ. Excellent usage of ASM such as Red Gyarados and Ruins of Alph. Overall best programming, one of the few hacks here that is bug-free and has unique ASM.

          Most Graphical Appeal:
          Light Platinum by Wesley. Best tiles, hands down. Wesley did a great job in making LP seem like a 4th gen game, especially with the limit capabilities of GBA software.

          Best Story Line: Snakewood by Cutlerine. Cutlerine's hack does what no other hack has ever done, add a proper and enthralling storyline to a Pokemon game. Not to mention this is one of the few hacks that use an advanced level of English.

          Best Gameplay: Quartz by Baro. Call me crazy, but despite how his fakemon are considered to be downright ridiculous, Baro created one of the most highly innovative hacks in PC. I mean, who else here has made a 100% fakemon hack?

          Most Engaging Hack: Liquid Crystal by LaZ. At first I thought it would have been another meh-ish remake. But to tell the truth, this hack has a lot more to offer than a simple GSC remake. Snakewood would have come first, but re-using Hoenn is sort of a turn-off.

          Overall Favourite:
          Liquid Crystal by LaZ. It's not just a remake, aside from offering three vastly improved regions and buffing up Crystal's storyline, Liquid Crystal improves the gameplay experience via the Physica/Special split.

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          Old December 3rd, 2012 (1:23 PM).
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          Best Mapping: Lilac
          Best Scripting: Lilac
          Most Graphical Appeal: Light Platinum
          Best Story Line: Dark Rising
          Best Gameplay: CrystalDust
          Most Engaging Hack: /
          Overall Favourite:649 Patch (even if my vote doesn't count, you should make an exseption for this hack)

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          Old December 3rd, 2012 (1:31 PM).
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            And here is my vote:

            Best Mapping: Victory Fire
            Best Scripting: Snakewood
            Most Graphical Appeal: Light Platinum
            Best Storyline: Dark Rising
            Best Gameplay: Dark Rising
            Most Engaging Hack: Dark Rising
            Overall Favourite: Dark Rising

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            Old December 3rd, 2012 (2:01 PM).
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              I'll just post my overall favorite if you don't mind.
              Overall Favorite: Pokémon Crystal Dust.

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              Old December 3rd, 2012 (2:08 PM).
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              Best Mapping: Pokemon Light Platinum
              Best Scripting: Pokemon Crystal Dust
              Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Light Platinum
              Best Story Line: (Undecided)
              Best Gameplay: (Undecided)
              Most Engaging Hack: (Undecided)
              Overall Favourite: Pokemon Crystal Dust

              I shall edit my post later, but best of luck to everyone. :D

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              Old December 3rd, 2012 (2:13 PM).
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                Best Mapping: Pokemon Light
                Best Scripting: Pokemon Dark Rising
                Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Silver Legend
                Best Story Line: Pokemon Dark Rising
                Best Gameplay: Pokemon Dark Rising
                Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Dark Rising
                Overall Favourite: Pokemon Dark Rising

                And those are my votes... :3

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                Old December 3rd, 2012 (2:33 PM). Edited December 3rd, 2012 by DVK.
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                  Best Mapping: Pokemon Light Platinum.
                  Best Scripting: Pokemon Liquid Crystal.
                  Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Light Platinum.
                  Best Story Line: Pokemon Dark Rising.
                  Best Gameplay: Pokemon Liquid Crystal
                  Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Dark Rising.
                  Overall Favourite: mines a tie for Pokemon Light platinum and Liquid Crystal :3

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                  Old December 3rd, 2012 (3:19 PM).
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                    Best Mapping: Pokemon Flora Sky
                    Best Scripting: Pokemon Flora Sky
                    Best Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Light Platinum
                    Best Storyline: Pokemon Light Platinum
                    Best Gameplay: Pokemon Fire Red Omega
                    Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Fire Red Omega
                    Overall Favorite: Pokemon Flora Sky (but LP and Fire Red Omega very close)

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                    Old December 4th, 2012 (1:17 AM).
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                    Best Mapping: Silver Legend
                    Best Scripting: Flora Sky
                    Most Graphical Appeal: Silver Legend
                    Best Story Line: Super Rising Thunder
                    Best Gameplay: Light Platinum
                    Most Engaging Hack: Super Rising Thunder
                    Overall Favourite: Super Rising Thunder

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                    Old December 4th, 2012 (3:02 AM).
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                    Best Mapping: Pokémon Lilac
                    Best Scripting: Pokémon Brown
                    Most Graphical Appeal: Pokémon Lilac
                    Best storyline: Pokémon Super Rising Thunder
                    Best Gameplay: Pokémon Brown
                    Most Engaging Hack: Pokémon Brown
                    Overall Favourite: Pokémon Brown

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                    Old December 5th, 2012 (4:02 AM). Edited December 6th, 2012 by Correspondence.
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                      Best Mapping: Pokemon Flora Sky
                      Best Scripting: Pokemon Snakewood
                      Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Light Platinum
                      Best Story Line: Pokemon Snakewood
                      Best Gameplay: Pokemon Flora Sky
                      Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Snakewood
                      Overall Favourite: Pokemon Snakewood

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                      Old December 5th, 2012 (5:43 AM).
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                        Best Mapping: Pokemon CrystalDust
                        Best Scripting: Pokemon CrystalDust
                        Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon CrystalDust
                        Best Story Line: Pokemon Snakewood
                        Best Gameplay: Pokemon Fuligin
                        Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon CrystalDust
                        Overall Favourite: Pokemon CrystalDust

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                        Old December 5th, 2012 (2:58 PM).
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                          Best Scripting: Pokemon Liquid Crystal
                          Most Engaging Hack: Same
                          Overall Favorite: Same

                          Of the hacks I've played (not too many, but a fair share), LC stand out most for me. I voted it to the categories I feel it stands out most.

                          No other hack really engaged me much, so I'll stick voting on LC.

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                          Old December 7th, 2012 (2:58 PM).
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                            Mapping: Flora Sky
                            Scripting: Liquid Crystal
                            Graphics: Snakewood
                            Storyline: Hyetology
                            Gameplay: Light Platinum
                            Engaging: Hyetology
                            Overall: Light Platinum

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                            Old December 7th, 2012 (5:54 PM).
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                              Wow it was about time for the nominations

                              Best Mapping: Light Platinum
                              Best Scripting: Liquid Crystal
                              Most Graphical Appeal: Light Platinum
                              Best Story Line: Snakewood
                              Best Gameplay: Liquid Crystal
                              Most Engaging Hack: Snakewood
                              Overall Favourite: Liquid Crystal

                              Liquid Crystal's new Beta that was released about a year ago is IMO the best beta that came so I think it must be HOTY of this year. I mean c'mon movesplit in 3rd generation...

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                                Best Mapping: Pokémon Light Platinum
                                Best Scripting: Pokémon Ash Gray
                                Most Graphical Appeal: Pokémon Light Platinum
                                Best Story Line: Pokémon Sovereign of the skies
                                Best Gameplay: Pokémon Light Platinum
                                Most Engaging Hackokémon Victory Fire
                                Overall Favouriteokemon Flora Sky

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                                Old December 8th, 2012 (3:50 AM).
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                                  Best Mapping: Pokemon - CrystalDust
                                  Best Scripting: Pokemon - CrystalDust
                                  Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon - CrystalDust
                                  Best Story Line: Pokemon - CrystalDust (Its a remake but i like the Story xD)
                                  Best Gameplay: Pokemon - CrystalDust
                                  Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon - CrystalDust
                                  Overall Favourite: Pokemon - CrystalDust

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                                  Old December 11th, 2012 (9:46 AM).
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                                  Best Mapping: Pokémon Brown
                                  Best Scripting: Pokémon Brown
                                  Most Graphical Appeal: Pokémon Brown
                                  Best Story Line: Pokémon Brown
                                  Best Gameplay: Pokémon Brown
                                  Most Engaging Hack: Pokémon Brown
                                  Overall Favourite: Pokémon Brown

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                                  Old December 11th, 2012 (2:52 PM).
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                                    Best Mapping: Pokemon Lilac
                                    Best Scripting: Pokemon Liquid Crystal
                                    Most Graphical Appeal: Pokemon Lilac
                                    Best Story Line: Pokemon Super Rising Thunder
                                    Best Gameplay: Pokemon Brown
                                    Most Engaging Hack: Pokemon Dark Energy
                                    Overall Favourite:
                                    Pokemon Dark Energy

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