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    Hack of the Year 2018 - Nomination Round


    Introduction


    Welcome to the Hack of the Year competition for 2018! Each year we celebrate some of the greatest hacks on PokéCommunity by voting for them in several different categories and eventually bestowing the Hack of the Year title on the best of the best. The hard work, effort, devotion and even love that hackers have put into their works throughout the year show their results here.

    This year's competition will continue on from last years with having a secret ballot. The link to PM the account can be found at the bottom of this post. This nomination process will remain open for the first two weeks of December; therefore, any PMs sent later than 23:59 UTC on the 31st of December will not count towards the ballot. Following this round, there shall be an elimination round where the top five nominated hacks will be voted on by the community to knock out the bottom two. From there, the top three hacks will be judged and the hack with the highest score will be crowned Hack of the Year for 2018.

    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 once per category
    4. You may only vote once
    5. You must have joined PokéCommunity prior to November, 2018, in order to cast a valid vote
    6. Hacks are only eligible if they have been worked on at some point during 2018
    7. Hacks are only eligible if they have more than three Gyms of progress, or an equivalent amount of playtime, and has a playable release
    8. Sideshow Showcase hacks are not eligible for nomination outside of the Sideshow Showcase Hack of the Year category
    9. Do not vote for a hack because you like the author; make your decisions as objective as possible

    Ineligible hacks

    • Pokémon Clover: The staff at The Pokécommunity consider Clover ineligible, due to the language and themes present in this hack not being acceptable on the forum at large
    • Pokémon Orange: Winner of HotY 2017
    • Pokémon Gaia: Winner of HotY 2015
    • Pokémon Glazed: Winner of HotY 2014
    • Pokémon Liquid Crystal: Winner of HotY 2013
    • Pokémon Light Platinum: Winner of HotY 2012
    • 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

    How to Vote


    Hack of the Year 2018, like the years before it, will employ a secret ballot system. In order to place your vote, you will have to fill out the form below and PM it to the Hack of the Year account. If you wish to change your vote please PM a second voting form to the account. If your vote is determined to be invalid then you will be contacted by a moderator and asked to fill out a second voting form. When the voting window closes, no more nominations will be accepted and all valid votes will be counted. Any PMs beyond 23:59 UTC on the 31st of December will not count towards the ballot. Be sure to review the Rules section above for voting.

    If you have any questions, please PM the ROM Hacking moderators rather than the voting account and a reply should come as soon as possible.

    Once again, PM your votes here.

    Code:
    Best Mapping: 
    Best Scripting: 
    Most Graphical Appeal: 
    Best Storyline: 
    Best Gameplay: 
    Most Engaging Hack: 
    Sideshow Showcase HotY:
    Hack of the Year:
    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 Storyline - 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
    Sideshow Showcase HotY: - The best hack you have played from the Sideshow Showcase
    Hack of the Year - The best hack you have played

    A hack gets one point for every category in which you vote for it. To demonstrate this, here is an example of a vote:

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Example Vote
    Best Mapping: Gaia
    Best Scripting: Prism
    Most Graphical Appeal: Naranja
    Best Storyline: Prism
    Best Gameplay: Sienna
    Most Engaging Hack: Glazed
    Sideshow Showcase HotY: Ice
    Hack of the Year: Prism
    The five hacks which have the most votes overall, regardless of the categories in which the votes are allocated, will progress to the second round where there will be a straight out voting process with the top three progressing to judge voting from there. 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). The Sideshow Showcase Hack of the Year award will be determined in this nomination round and will not be subject to a second round of voting.

    You have until the 31st of December to submit your votes. So now all of that is sorted, let the voting begin!

    Reminder: PM your votes to this account.
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    Due to PokeCommunity being offline for the past week, nominations will be extended for an extra seven days. You now have until 23:59 UTC on the 22nd of December to get your votes in for this round of Hack of the Year.

    Get nominating!
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    Guess what everybody? The nomination period has been extended once again to cover the rest of 2018! You now have until 23:59 UTC on the 31st of December to get your votes in for this round of Hack of the Year.

    We've extended the nomination period again due the low number of nominations that have been sent in. So far we have only received five PMs and it is impossible to draw anything resembling an end-of-year competition with these kinds of numbers. If you've played a hack that you liked this year, please send a PM to the Hack of the Year account. Every vote matter so let your voice be heard!
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