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Topic Subject:Game of the Year 2019 - Voting Open!
HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 01-07-20 09:43 AM CT (US)         


The proud note of a horn rings across the landscape, heralding the approach of another new year. Messengers ride throughout the countryside, bringing the annual summons to lords, ladies, knights, and bannermen to flock to the great hall for another bout of endless feasting and carousing. kogges make berth in calm harbors as retainers disembark, weary of battle abroad and yearning for a tankard of ale and good company with whom to share the tales of their exploits.

Trudging towards the warmth of the great hall, these proud folk invite the community to once again turn its attention to our fine band of content creators here at AoKH. The toils of the previous year have borne fruit uncountable, and bards prepare verses to commemorate these achievements until the end of time. Many of us have been hard at work creating new and novel things to play, while others have been taking well-deserved rests. In this thread, we all get the chance to celebrate the hard work and success of our brothers in arms!

If you are new to GotY, this is a thread were you get to vote for the scenarios and mods that you think were the very best from the past year, in four different categories, as well as a category for the designers behind them!

So send word to all corners of the realm and rally the good folk to join you in deciding what are and who designed the finest masterpieces of them all!


HOSTS:

Six years ago, after many years of fine work, Lord Basse decided to pass the torch to yours truly. Additionally, the Game of the Year Awards are co-hosted with our benevolent mods Leif Ericson, Mr Wednesday, and Sebastien! All of them have been of great help in making nominations.


RULES:

Please read the rules carefully! The Game of the Year awards have been revamped with considerable changes since the past iteration of the ceremony.

• In categories 1 to 4, you may only pick one nominee to vote for.
• In category 5, you may pick up to three nominees of your own choice (i.e. there's no list to choose from).
• You may vote for yourself or for a scenario/campaign made by yourself.
• You don't HAVE to vote in every category, but do try to vote in as many categories as you can!
• In categories 1 to 4, if you think there was a file released last year that was better than all of the nominees in that particular category, you may (but aren't obligated to) cast a Wildcard Vote for that file in one of the categories. Please mark your wildcard vote in red.
• Every nominee you vote for will receive one point. In category 5, all three nominees will receive one point each.
• All ballots must be sent in as a reply to this thread before March 1st, forum time (GMT -6). You may edit your ballot as you wish up until the 1st, but all ballots posted or edited on or after the 1st will not be counted.



THE NOMINEES:

1. Best Gameplay
Dandolo (Hammister)
The Golden Horde (Bassi)
Wrath of the Traibs (Possidon)
The Fall of Hummaria - The Reckless Hatred (Rewaider)
China Diplomacy (andi03)
Wars of the Diadochi (andi03)


2. Best Map Design
Dandolo (Hammister)
The Golden Horde (Bassi)
Wrath of the Traibs (Possidon)
The Fall of Hummaria - The Reckless Hatred (Rewaider)
El Nath (duyhung2h)
Fabula Fatalis - Prelude (Andanu Trisatya)
PTC19 - Dravona (Julius999)
PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday)
PTC19 - The Bells of Shangri-La (Lord Basse)
PTC19 - Ardwaine (Possidon)
Frozen (Cataphract887)


3. Best Atmosphere (Story, Music, and Sound Effects)
Dandolo (Hammister)
The Golden Horde (Bassi)
Wrath of the Traibs (Possidon)
The Fall of Hummaria - The Reckless Hatred (Rewaider)
El Nath (duyhung2h)
Fabula Fatalis - Prelude (Andanu Trisatya)
PTC19 - Dravona (Julius999)
PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday)
PTC19 - The Bells of Shangri-La (Lord Basse)
PTC19 - Ardwaine (Possidon)


4. Best Scenario/Campaign (Overall)
Dandolo (Hammister)
The Golden Horde (Bassi)
Wrath of the Traibs (Possidon)
The Fall of Hummaria - The Reckless Hatred (Rewaider)
China Diplomacy (andi03)
Wars of the Diadochi (andi03)


5. Designer of the Year
(Up to 3 nominees of your own choice; all three must have released at least one project during 2019)

~ Forgotten Empires ~

Storm on the Steppe | Galderton Hill RP | Proud member of Stormwind Studios

"Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjálfr it sama; ek veit einn at aldri deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern." - Hávamál 77.

[This message has been edited by HockeySam18 (edited 01-07-2020 @ 01:38 PM).]

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HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 01-07-20 09:56 AM CT (US)     1 / 33       
A few notes about this GotY thread, as it will no doubt look strange to those of you who have participated in past voting processes:

1. There are now only five categories as opposed to the thirteen of previous iterations. This should make the voting process much more simple and digestible.

2. The modding categories have been removed as part of the effort to consolidate the category list, as they simply weren't getting any ballots. The modding forum, however, is more than encouraged to run its own award convention, which should do that sphere of content better justice, anyway.

3. Other categories were consolidated or altogether removed due to lack of interest/ballots or redundancy.

4. You now are allowed to vote for yourself in any category.


Aside from the above, the system is much the same as in the past. Consult the rules in the topic post for information, and direct any questions my way that neither the topic post nor this one might answer.

~ Forgotten Empires ~

Storm on the Steppe | Galderton Hill RP | Proud member of Stormwind Studios

"Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjálfr it sama; ek veit einn at aldri deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern." - Hávamál 77.

[This message has been edited by HockeySam18 (edited 01-07-2020 @ 01:35 PM).]

HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 01-07-20 10:03 AM CT (US)     2 / 33       
Ballot:


1. Best Gameplay
• The Golden Horde (Bassi)


2. Best Map Design
• PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday)


3. Best Atmosphere (Story, Music, and Sound Effects)
• PTC19 - The Bells of Shangri-La (Lord Basse)


4. Best Scenario/Campaign (Overall)
• The Golden Horde (Bassi)


5. Designer of the Year
• Bassi
• Mr. Wednesday
• Julius999

~ Forgotten Empires ~

Storm on the Steppe | Galderton Hill RP | Proud member of Stormwind Studios

"Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjálfr it sama; ek veit einn at aldri deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern." - Hávamál 77.
Possidon
Slayer
posted 01-07-20 10:51 AM CT (US)     3 / 33       
Thanks for the nominations for Wrath of the Traibs and Ardwaine! I'll hopefully get a ballot in once I've played a few more of these.
Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 01-07-20 11:01 AM CT (US)     4 / 33       
Great to see this up! I would have liked to see the Dunscombe Trophy (for creativity) preserved, but I can see the sense in streamlining the ballot.

I was a bit surprised not to see Filthydelphia up there, but then I realized that all of his recent maps were uploaded here just after New Year's.

Ballot:

1. Best Gameplay
• The Golden Horde (Bassi)

2. Best Map Design
• PTC19 - Dravona (Julius999)

3. Best Atmosphere (Story, Music, and Sound Effects)
• PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday)

4. Best Scenario/Campaign (Overall)
• The Golden Horde (Bassi)

5. Designer of the Year
Mr. Wednesday
Bassi
Julius999

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[This message has been edited by Lord Basse (edited 01-07-2020 @ 11:04 AM).]

Devious Dev
Official Professional Qualified Noob
(id: dragonslayermcmx)
posted 01-07-20 11:27 AM CT (US)     5 / 33       
Might play some of these.

The links to El Nath (duyhung2h) both lead to Fabula btw.
HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 01-07-20 01:38 PM CT (US)     6 / 33       
Good catch, thanks. Updated.

~ Forgotten Empires ~

Storm on the Steppe | Galderton Hill RP | Proud member of Stormwind Studios

"Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjálfr it sama; ek veit einn at aldri deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern." - Hávamál 77.
Possidon
Slayer
posted 01-07-20 04:33 PM CT (US)     7 / 33       
Not played many but here's my ballot.

1. Best Gameplay
• The Fall of Hummaria - The Reckless Hatred (Rewaider)

2. Best Map Design
• PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday)

3. Best Atmosphere (Story, Music, and Sound Effects)
• PTC19 - The Bells of Shangri-La (Lord Basse)

4. Best Scenario/Campaign (Overall)
• The Fall of Hummaria - The Reckless Hatred (Rewaider)


5. Designer of the Year
Rewaider
Lord Basse
Mr. Wednesday
iLikeHell
Squire
posted 01-07-20 06:05 PM CT (US)     8 / 33       
I think most of this entries are garbage. You forgot my map, but for example but I can see "Fabula Fatalis - Prelude", incomplete and with two units thrown here and there, among the nominated for the best design. A shame
Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 01-07-20 07:48 PM CT (US)     9 / 33       
iLikeHell, the GotY does not include every scenario released during the year but is a selection of nominees made by Sam and several staff members. Even if your map wasn't nominated, people can still use their wildcard vote to vote for it if they think the hosts made a mistake in their selection.

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The Relics of Athalën (5.0) | AoK Opus - 95,000+ downloads | StormWind Studios | "I consider the conversion of Basse to be one of the great triumphs of my modding crusade" - Matt LiVecchi

[This message has been edited by Lord Basse (edited 01-07-2020 @ 07:49 PM).]

Mr Wednesday
Cavalier
(id: matty12345)
posted 01-07-20 09:09 PM CT (US)     10 / 33       
I feel like I at least need to play a couple more of these to vote, but hopefully that will happen in the next week or two.

"And Matt is a prolific lurker, watching over the forum from afar in silence, like Batman. He's the president TC needs, and possibly also the one it deserves." - trebuchet king
Andanu Trisatya
Squire
posted 01-08-20 00:34 AM CT (US)     11 / 33       
I feel like I at least need to play a couple more of these to vote, but hopefully that will happen in the next week or two month.

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The Least Skilled Member of StormWind Studios

-:|:- Blacksmith Files -:|:- Fabula Fatali -:|:- Photography -:|:- Age of Kings Heaven -:|:-
rewaider
Squire
posted 01-16-20 00:10 AM CT (US)     12 / 33       
Oh, wow!
Thanks for the faith on my project, Possidon glad u liked it so far!

Unfortunately I'm probably not gonna be able to vote this year. Kinda busy trying to find a job :s

The Fall of Hummaria -- Teaser [4.2] -- Project's Thread
Cavern Pirates -- The Treasure Hunt [4.6] -- Captain's Revenge
My Blacksmith

[This message has been edited by rewaider (edited 01-16-2020 @ 04:30 PM).]

Alexandergreat3
Squire
posted 01-16-20 02:28 PM CT (US)     13 / 33       
Is this like the Oscar Awards for Scenario Design? Awesome idea!
Possidon
Slayer
posted 01-16-20 03:26 PM CT (US)     14 / 33       
HELLKNIGHT61
Squire
posted 01-18-20 07:48 AM CT (US)     15 / 33       
NOTE: I will use wildcard votes as my preferences.

4. Best Scenario/Campaign (Overall)
• DOOM Episode 2 (HELLKNIGHT61)


5. Designer of the Year
• HELLKNIGHT61
• iLikeHell
• TheRealGuardian

[This message has been edited by HELLKNIGHT61 (edited 01-18-2020 @ 08:33 AM).]

Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 01-18-20 08:13 AM CT (US)     16 / 33       
Hellknight,
• In categories 1 to 4, if you think there was a file released last year that was better than all of the nominees in that particular category, you may (but aren't obligated to) cast a Wildcard Vote for that file in one of the categories. Please mark your wildcard vote in red.

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The Relics of Athalën (5.0) | AoK Opus - 95,000+ downloads | StormWind Studios | "I consider the conversion of Basse to be one of the great triumphs of my modding crusade" - Matt LiVecchi
HELLKNIGHT61
Squire
posted 01-18-20 08:23 AM CT (US)     17 / 33       
My all files are different?..
Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 01-18-20 08:27 AM CT (US)     18 / 33       
You can only do a wildcard vote in one category, not all four of them.

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The Relics of Athalën (5.0) | AoK Opus - 95,000+ downloads | StormWind Studios | "I consider the conversion of Basse to be one of the great triumphs of my modding crusade" - Matt LiVecchi
HELLKNIGHT61
Squire
posted 01-18-20 08:33 AM CT (US)     19 / 33       
Ok. I edited my message.
Andanu Trisatya
Squire
posted 01-18-20 10:56 PM CT (US)     20 / 33       
1. Best Gameplay
Wrath of the Traibs (Possidon)

2. Best Map Design
PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday)

3. Best Atmosphere (Story, Music, and Sound Effects)
PTC19 - The Bells of Shangri-La (Lord Basse)

4. Best Scenario/Campaign (Overall)
The Golden Horde (Bassi)

5. Designer of the Year
• Bassi
• Rewaider
• Possidon

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/\NDANU TRISATY/\
The Least Skilled Member of StormWind Studios

-:|:- Blacksmith Files -:|:- Fabula Fatali -:|:- Photography -:|:- Age of Kings Heaven -:|:-

[This message has been edited by Andanu Trisatya (edited 01-18-2020 @ 10:58 PM).]

Possidon
Slayer
posted 01-19-20 04:00 AM CT (US)     21 / 33       
Hammister
Squire
posted 01-21-20 03:17 AM CT (US)     22 / 33       
Thanks for the very nice nomination!
"The Golden Horde" was one of the most influential works of the past year in my opinion. So my vote:

Best Gameplay
The Golden Horde (bassi)

Best Map Design
PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday)

Best Atmosphere
PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday)

Best Campaign
The Golden Horde (Bassi)

Designer of the year
bassi
bassi_aoc
Squire
posted 01-22-20 08:51 AM CT (US)     23 / 33       
Thanks for the very nice nomination!
"The Golden Horde" was one of the most influential works of the past year in my opinion.
Thanks a lot!
HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 02-18-20 06:57 AM CT (US)     24 / 33       
Less than 2 weeks to get those votes in!

~ Forgotten Empires ~

Storm on the Steppe | Galderton Hill RP | Proud member of Stormwind Studios

"Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjálfr it sama; ek veit einn at aldri deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern." - Hávamál 77.
HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 02-24-20 01:13 AM CT (US)     25 / 33       
5 days left! Speak now, or forever hold thy piece

~ Forgotten Empires ~

Storm on the Steppe | Galderton Hill RP | Proud member of Stormwind Studios

"Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjálfr it sama; ek veit einn at aldri deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern." - Hávamál 77.
Kataphraktoi
Squire
posted 02-24-20 01:15 PM CT (US)     26 / 33       
I dont know enough of these files to say much. Either crown Bassi with designer of the year or give it to the three SWS stooges in a threeway tie.

"Excellent could be any map that has the quality of a ES random map or ES scenario. AoK is an excellent, award winning game. That's where I'd start." -AnastasiaKafka

"Hard work is evil. Bitmaps are stupid. Working on a scenario for more than one afternoon is stupid. Triggers are stupid. Testing your own scenario is stupid. The world is stupid. You are the Greatest." -Ingo Van Thiel
HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 02-28-20 03:19 AM CT (US)     27 / 33       
Last day to vote!

~ Forgotten Empires ~

Storm on the Steppe | Galderton Hill RP | Proud member of Stormwind Studios

"Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjálfr it sama; ek veit einn at aldri deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern." - Hávamál 77.
Devious Dev
Official Professional Qualified Noob
(id: dragonslayermcmx)
posted 02-29-20 11:54 AM CT (US)     28 / 33       
And here I was with plans to play and review every nominee I guess I'll just have to vote in the one category where I was forced to actually play more than one of them.

2. Best Map Design
• PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday)
HockeySam18
Dúnadan
posted 03-01-20 04:47 AM CT (US)     29 / 33       
Results are in!!!




1. Best Gameplay

1st The Golden Horde (Bassi) (3)
2nd The Fall of Hummaria: The Reckless Hatred (Rewaider) (1)
2nd Wrath of the Traibs (Possidon) (1)


2. Best Map Design

1st PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday) (5)
2nd PTC19 - Dravona (Julius999) (2)
[Third place lies vacant, as no other files received any votes in this category]


3. Best Atmosphere (Story, Music, and Sound Effects)

1st PTC19 - The Bells of Shangri-La (Lord Basse) (3)
2nd PTC19 - Lights of Kurishima (Mr. Wednesday) (2)
[Third place lies vacant, as no other files received any votes in this category]


4. Best Scenario/Campaign (Overall)

1st The Golden Horde (Bassi) (4)
2nd The Fall of Hummaria: The Reckless Hatred (Rewaider) (1)
2nd DOOM Episode 2 (Hellknight61) (1)


5. Designer of the Year

1st Bassi (4)
2nd Mr. Wednesday (3)
3rd Julius999 (2)
3rd Rewaider (2)



Congratulations to all winners and contestants on a year's worth of fine work!

~ Forgotten Empires ~

Storm on the Steppe | Galderton Hill RP | Proud member of Stormwind Studios

"Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjálfr it sama; ek veit einn at aldri deyr, dómr um dauðan hvern." - Hávamál 77.
Filthydelphia
Squire
(id: Al_Kharn the Great)
posted 03-01-20 08:37 AM CT (US)     30 / 33       
Congratulations to all winners!

Filthydelphia Creations
Tristan & Iseult ~ 1st Place (tied), 2014 Historical Scenario Design Contest
City of Peace ~ 2nd Place, 2014 Minigame Competition
Dragon's Head, Serpent's Tail ~ 2nd Place, 2016 Defend the Spot Competition
Ragnar's Raids ~ 2nd Place, 2016 Historical Scenario Design Contest
Complete Campaign Collection
Lord Basse
MI6 Scenario-Making Machine
posted 03-01-20 10:55 AM CT (US)     31 / 33       
Aye, congrats folks! And thanks for the votes!

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The Relics of Athalën (5.0) | AoK Opus - 95,000+ downloads | StormWind Studios | "I consider the conversion of Basse to be one of the great triumphs of my modding crusade" - Matt LiVecchi
Andanu Trisatya
Squire
posted 03-09-20 07:32 AM CT (US)     32 / 33       
Congrats folks.

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/\NDANU TRISATY/\
The Least Skilled Member of StormWind Studios

-:|:- Blacksmith Files -:|:- Fabula Fatali -:|:- Photography -:|:- Age of Kings Heaven -:|:-
Mash
Huskarl
(id: Mashek)
posted 03-19-20 07:11 AM CT (US)     33 / 33       
It might not reflect in the number of votes, but you killed it Bassi. Congrats.

Well done to all the others who managed to submit something!

[This message has been edited by Mash (edited 03-19-2020 @ 07:11 AM).]

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