The maps are in and it's time to start voting on your favorite map contest map. It's going to be tough to decide who gets first place and the $1,000 prize!
You can find all the maps that are in the contest in the steam workshop. Click on the subscribe button in order to play their maps. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=162692080
After you play the maps you can vote for your favorites here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YGZ7XGN
When voting on your favorite map, make sure to keep these things in mind:
1. Balance: Does the design of the map make sense? Are the pathways intuitive and easy to follow? Does the map provide obvious chokepoints while still allowing creativity in building Towers? Is the number of Monsters fair for a given difficulty? Are they too strong or weak? Is the DU allotment strict or generous?
2. Originality & Style: Is the overall design new and exciting? What did the author do to make the map unique? Did the author actually create something new or just copy/paste pieces of existing levels? What about replay value?
3. Detailing: Is the map intricate and beautiful? Is there a high level of polish to the map? Does the map fit the style of the Dungeon Defenders universe? Do the individual detailing choices make the map feel put together or discordant? What part of the Castle or Etheria landscape could this represent?
4. Optimization: Does the map have proper clipping & border restrictions? (Can you jump into a pit and not die?). Is the monster pathing appropriate, or do they regularly get stuck on the geometry? (Small factor: Did the mapmaker try to keep file size reasonable- lightmap optimizations, etc?)
We'll also be playing the maps here at Trendy and voting according to the same criteria as above. The winners will be announced on Friday August 2nd here in the forums and on our Trendy Friday Fun livestream! Can't wait to see who wins!
Originally Posted: http://dungeondefenders2.com/forum/showthread.php?102231-Dungeon-Defenders-Map-Contest-3-Voting&p=906431