|MOTY - why not?||15 of February 2007 04:03 AM|
|Posted by:Nightmarjoo |
Well it's been a long time since 2006 ended, bwm has been a warzone of conflicting ideas as to what kind of map should represent Broodwarmaps.net as the map(s) of the year. Now these maps are not necessarily the best of bwm from 2006, but they are certainly good maps which represent the hard work of bwm, maps which have recieved popularity already in the starcraft community.
I'm sorry if these maps don't reflect your choice, we had to go both by the votes and by our comments, trying to pick a map that had something different in it without ruining gameplay, hopefully we made good decisions.
For the Four Player Map of the Year of Broodwarmaps.net, the votes decided Nazca!
GRC-Deathlink, also known as DeA[Light], made quite a commotion when he uploaded this map. It was almost unanimously voted motw. What's so nice about this map? First off it's different from everyother map in that the middle is highground the mains/nat/mineral only are all lowground. The map has a nice flow with three large ramps coming from the lowground into the highground, wheras in many maps with low mains it is considered p>t, DeA tries to correct this with three large ramps after the nat.
The map's thread
The map itself
Obs for the map
For the Two Player Map of the Year of Broodwarmaps.net, there wasn't much feedback, so a choice had to made for a map that no one had said anything bad about. Another previous MOTW, Undying Lands!
Longtime member NastyMarine posted this unorthodox map and recieved MOTW. Undying Lands features a nat you could take within your main if you were to ommit gas. This nat also forms a wall, there are some extra blocks which keep you from leaving your main, you have to mine out atleast one 32 mineral block to leave. Once you get into your nat there's a large cliff to the side which you can use for all sorts of flanking. At the edge of your main is an expo which could be used to rain hell on you, then in the middle of the map on either sides of the small river are nice open plains for war. Offering something new while not being so radical, Undying Lands takes a place in bwm's 2006 MOTY.
The map's thread
The map itself
Obs version for the map
An unargued position, a revolutionary map, one which claimed the first MOTW in this year, Experimental Map of the Year goes to Avatar!
LostTampon probably made more noise with this map than the other two maps combined; he unleashed upon the bwm mapping world the concept of spells in maps, in the already nice and different map which features a gasless nat and another nat with gas which is walled in by neutrals he uses permamently placed disruption webs! It's pretty hard to fully imagine all the strategic possibilities of having spells in maps, this map gave mappers here a nice jolt into the future of mapping.
The map's revolutionary thread
The revolutionary map itself
The revolutionary map's obs version
Congratulations to DeA, NastyMarine, and LostTampon for their achievements in mapping, worthy of being called Maps of the Year! We hope the rest of the starcraft community can appreciate these maps we reveal to them!