2007 Lux Awards - Voting Categories

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2007 Lux Awards - Voting Categories

Postby dustin » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:37 pm

Luxtoberfest contains the annual Lux Awards. The winners are determined based on your votes and will be announced at the award ceremonies on October 28th.

Map & Plugin Awards:
  • Best AI
  • Best Random Map Generator
  • Best Map of 2007 Overall
    and best map in each category:
    • Fantasy Realms
    • Geographic - Asia/Pacific
    • Geographic - Europe
    • Geographic - North America
    • Geographic - Other
    • Geometric Shapes
    • Historical
    • Space
    • World
You can send in a vote for 1 map in each category, or your 5 favorite maps overall. There's a page online displaying all the Maps submitted in 2007 in their categories.

People awards:
  • Best Host
  • Most Entertaining Player
  • Most Sportsmanlike Player
  • Rookie of the Year (2007 rookie list)
  • Best Forum Influence
  • Hall of Fame (Lifetime Achievement)
If you feel that a few people are very deserving of the people awards then you can send in votes for up to 3 players in each category. Votes for yourself will not be counted. All Luxers are asked to <a href="mailto:lux@sillysoft.net?subject=Luxtoberfest4-votes">email</a> or PM me their votes sometime during Luxtober.
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Postby my wife hates me » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:51 pm

Hope it's not too late but could we sub divide the best forum influence into the seperate sub topics? There were some really fun threads in the "Sillysoft Pub" but how could you compare that to someone in "Lux Talk" who may have started a great discussion about the game itself.

Just asking because of the recent posts regarding how even though a luxer may not have time for a game, they always find a way to check in and participate in the forums.

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Postby Packman » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:55 pm

Just a thought :idea: perhaps when a player is "nominated" they could be posted here so people would have a better idea of who is in the running. For instance, last year I did not vote for PSU for rookie of the year because I didn't realize he was eligible.

Packman pisses and moans for not even being an honorable mention for rookie of the year last year

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Postby mud » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:24 pm

My Nominations. Vote early and vote often.

[nominations removed - secret ballot - talk in game chat if you want to]

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Re: 2007 Lux Awards - Voting Categories

Postby General K » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:51 pm

dustin wrote:All Luxers are asked to email or PM me their votes sometime during Luxtober.



better keep it secret mud, not to influence others is better.

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Postby Black Pope » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:02 pm

Hey Dustin, can you do two things here please? Can you explain what precisely constitutes Lifetime Achievement? Also, who were the past winners?
Thanks!

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Postby Sylocat » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:20 pm

∞ Sylocat vows to be a gentleman and refrain from voting for his own maps ∞

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Postby dustin » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:41 pm

Lifetime Achievement consists of everything the person has added to Lux, in any shape and form. This also constitutes the Lux Player Hall of Fame. The current members are:

dustin
el toro
furball
magpie
mbauer
michelle
Nefarious
paranoiarodeo
Preacherman
sasquatch
SET
shopi
Smedz

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Postby Dominator » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:42 pm

Mud wrote:My Nominations. Vote early and vote often.

[nominations removed - secret ballot - talk in game chat if you want to]


Vote often?

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Postby mud » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:16 pm

Its a reference to aliases

hee hee

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Postby nimrod7 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:34 pm

Where's the best half killer category?

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Postby mud » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:52 pm

I won it 3 years ago and its a lifetime achievment award.

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Postby RandomGuy » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:49 am

Sylocat wrote:∞ Sylocat vows to be a gentleman and refrain from voting for his own maps ∞


Ditto. I assumed that would be bad form, similar to voting for yourself in one of the people categories.

Are the AI and Map Generator categories for all or just those released in the last year? If just the last year, do updates count, even if not a new AI release?

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Postby SunTzu » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:56 am

Almighty Quasar wrote:[nominations removed - secret ballot - talk in game chat if you want to]

What about nominations for maps? Can we post a list of maps we like for each category, like this or this?

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Postby Kef » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:18 am

dustin wrote:Lifetime Achievement consists of everything the person has added to Lux, in any shape and form. This also constitutes the Lux Player Hall of Fame. The current members are:

Nefarious
how?

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Postby Golfmannen » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:45 pm

dustin wrote:You should all vote for Golfmannen!!

He rocks!!




wow TY :lol: wub you too

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Postby dustin » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:59 pm

SunTzu wrote:What about nominations for maps? Can we post a list of maps we like for each category?

I'm going to say not in this thread. But if you want to pimp some maps by bumping their forum thread, or requesting them in the 2007 map retrospective thread or hosting them, go ahead.

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Postby dustin » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:05 pm

RandomGuy wrote:Are the AI and Map Generator categories for all or just those released in the last year? If just the last year, do updates count, even if not a new AI release?
Just in the last year. Updates do count. Here's the list of eligible 2007 AIs:
Chimera
Defender
Empty
Reaper
Trotsky

And the eligible 2007 map generators:
Biohazard
Terrorism
TerrorismOps

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Postby dustin » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:08 pm

BTW: There's no rush to vote. I'll be giving copious reminders when it comes close to the deadline. October hasn't even started yet, so it's possible there will be some last minute entries. Also, the map retrospective will help remind you of some of the different maps. Ditto for Rookie night reminding you who some of the best rookies are.

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Postby SnyperEye » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:21 am

Ok, IMHO

I dont think an individual map should be represented in more than 1 category. Besides the best map of all time. I think that it takes away votes from that the invidual map in a single category when deciding. (Example) : River Castles is represented in Fantasy and Geometric Shapes. I dont find this map to be a geometric shape map. But when voting people may not choose to vote 1 map in one category because they voted it in the other and I dont find that fair to our map makers.

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Postby Preacherman » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:35 am

I thought it was good that maps were represented in multiple categories - I was annoyed that some maps I wanted to vote for I couldn't, as they shared categories with other great maps. Further down, I found the same maps again in other categories against lesser competition and they got the votes they deserved. It's nigh on impossible to cast a vote for all the great maps that have been released this year otherwise...

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Postby Sir Holo » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:35 am

SnyperEye wrote:I dont think an individual map should be represented in more than 1 category.


I second that. It would detract from the contest to have the larger map categories spill over into the less-prolific ones. Drowns them out.

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Postby SunTzu » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:50 am

SnyperEye wrote:I don't think an individual map should be represented in more than 1 category.

I disagree. How would we decide which category a map should go in? It seems to me that most of the geographic maps are also historical... so do we have a huge historical category with small geographic ones?

Now here's a thought; what happens if a map wins more than one category? Should they be awarded both, or just the category they had the largest margin of victory in? I vote for the latter.

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Postby RandomGuy » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:56 am

Any plans to add some of the alternate suggeted map awards mentioned in the thread SunTzu linked?

I think Best Playability, Best Graphics, Mapmaker of the year, and some others (best full house map, best offline map, best team play map, etc.) would be fun.

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Postby SunTzu » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:59 am

Also... suppose there is a map I loved that was both historical and in a geographic region. I think it could have represented the historical aspect better, so I don't vote for it in that category but in the geographic region category instead.

If all the historical maps were put into only the historical category, do I vote for that map anyway because I like the map the best but think it's not as historically interesting as others?

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Postby SunTzu » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:02 am

RandomGuy wrote:Any plans to add some of the alternate suggested map awards mentioned in the thread SunTzu linked?

I think Best Playability, Best Graphics, Mapmaker of the year, and some others (best full house map, best offline map, best team play map, etc.) would be fun.

I say we go ahead and PM dustin our votes in these categories. The worst case scenario is that he ignores us...


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Postby Schnoober » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:19 pm

so how do i vote for a map?

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Postby my wife hates me » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:52 pm

send a PM with all your votes to the almighty quasar (or, um, dustin...)

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Postby Cuarto » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:58 pm

oh! oh! i vote for empty bot! its always fun playing against him because i never lose!

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:lol:


i hope that nobody sincerely agrees with the reason i am voting for empty

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Postby Sylocat » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:07 pm

I like Empty because of all the interesting options for starting scenarios it offers up.


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