Okay, so here we are; almost FEBRUARY! and it is definitely time for the RunThinkShootLive 2016 Awards.
I am sorry for the delay in getting this ready.
Just a reminder before we get started: These awards will consist of three separate stages, each a week long.
Stage One: Nominations.
Stage Two: Elimination.
Stage Three: Winners.
Full details can be found in this post.
There are 5 awards on offer:
- “Best Source Release”
- “Best GoldSource Release”
- “Best Black Mesa Release” AKA BlackSource
- “Best Ville Entry”
- “Best Moment in a Release”
I have decided to remove the “Most Anticipated Release” award because RTSL doesn’t cover In-Development mods. I have only just decided to run the “Best Black Mesa Release”, so there currently isn’t an award image – I’ll have to get one made.
What you need to do now, is look through the sections below and if you feel that I have missed a nomination, make a comment and if at least 3 people agree, it will be added to Stage Two, next week.
Due to my time away from the site late last year, I might have missed some releases, so this nominations week is essentially to ensure you can remind me of any worthwhile releases.
In addition, the “Best Moment in a Release” will need plenty of community input.
The RTSL Release database is telling me there have been 26 Source releases posted on the site, not including Black Mesa releases. Eight of those were Villes. I have chosen the best releases but also added three others – I am sure you can guess which three!
None of the Ville Mapping challenges have been included for entry in this category because I feel that would be unfair to compare one person’s work to a group working under different objectives.
Well, this is a very sad state of affairs. Only 2 GoldSource releases in 2016?! What a pity! Have I missed any?
I was pleased to see that there have been 8 Black Mesa releases on the site in 2016, enough to have its own section. It seems to me that the Black Mesa releases are different enough from HL2 and Ep2 to deserve their own award – I hope you agree. There might have been other releases on the Black Mesa Steam workshop, so let me know if I have missed any. Here they are in reverse chronological order.
- This Is Not a Test (Steam Workshop)
- Superbus Via Inscientiae
- BM Overtime
- BM Small Lab
- BM Quaratine
- Gorge Mesa
Let me be clear, this award is NOT about the best Ville mod, but the best entry WITHIN a Ville mod. Below are all the Villes released in 2016. With The Hammer Cup 2016, that’s a LOT of entries to think about. I’ll include the winners from each Ville but feel free to let me know if you want others included.
On the topic of last year’s Villes, I WILL be releasing a BestOf2016Ville mod in February, which will include the best entries from throughout the year, but I’ll have to replay them all first.
So, beloiw are listed the Villes themselves and I would like readers to suggest individual entries.
Have to admit, I am a little stumped for this category.
I can only think of the TWHL entry that kept you looping back on itself.
Please, please, please suggest some others.
I have made changes to include the new RTSL logo, but if I can contact him I will ask him to do a proper job (He has the source images) and also make a “Best Black Mesa Release”.
This year’s awards will be split into 3 one-week voting stages.
There will be FIVE awards: Best GoldSource Release, Best Source Release, Best Ville Entry, Best Ville Release and Best Moment in a Release. In 2014 there was Best Overall Release, but that didn’t seem fair as the engines for Source and GoldSource are so different.
Voting will be like the standard Poll Questions systems. I like the idea of limiting it to members who have used at least 25 recommendations during the year, but for now it will be public.
For the Best Source Release, Best GoldSource Release award category I will list the top few or so possibilities, which will be taken from the Recommendation System. Readers will then be able to make their own nominations. If a nomination gets at least three other readers nominating it, it moves onto the next stage.
For the Best Ville Entry and Best Moment in a Release, I will make some suggestions but again, readers will be able to make their own nominations and if a nomination gets at least three other readers nominating it, it moves onto the next stage.
Stage One nominations starts on Monday 30th January 2016.
Voters will be able to make 3 votes for each category.
At the end of this stage there will be just two options left in each category.
Stage One nominations will start on Monday 6th February 2016.
This final stage will allow voters just one vote in each category. The two options will fight it out for the right to be called “WINNER 2016”.
Stage One nominations will start on Monday 13th January 2016.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions related to the Awards format, now is the time to make them as once the voting starts it is highly unlikely I will change anything.