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For clarification on my judging of aesthetics I took 5/10 as vanilla.

If it was normal and functional it was 5/10. If it had palette swaps, more minor custom graphics, and functional it was moreso a 6/7, and if they went above and beyond with custom GFX it was like 8+.

I honestly don't think there were any less than 5 because off the top of my head I can't recall any stages where visuals were unclear, impacted the player negatively, etc.

he schlee is straight up vanilla, hence why it was a 5. I honestly haven't delved into who did what but at a 7 I would guess Naro's stage had custom GFX but not as much as an overhaul as something like Circadian.

I was over the moon when I was asked to participate as a judge and certainly felt like I was a choice based on my position in the community - that position essentially being a nobody. I'm just some dude that started getting into kaizo a year ago and loved it. I hold no special spot in either RR or SMWC, so I hold no bias towards folks. I assumed it was this combined with my years of playing platformers & me being game QA were all potential reasons for the ask

If you have issues with me judging, or questions about why things are the way they are, you could have reached out to inquire, but why seek clarification when you can simply be critical. I streamed my entire judging experience and did no play offline so nothing about my thought process was kept from the public. I vocalized my feelings about all levels while playing trying to remain objective to ensure the why was clear, without petty stuff getting in the way or people's feelings being hurt.

I honestly take pride in the fact I received multiple compliments that my judge streams were so chill opposed to me getting mad, or people in chat tearing levels apart. Take it for what you will, just my 2 cents.
Well thankfully you're not the one judging for me. I promise I won't be hurt over the opinion of someone who's comments, while having bits of valid points, seem to be moreso surrounding the fact they are sour over an easier level winning that doesn't meet their criteria of kaizo.
I will be honest, knowing it did not have any hope in hell of winning I can't say I scored it with any form of critical thought process. At first glance it's a big vanilla cement wall. I knew what the level was by the time I reached it in my judging. Moved on to spend my time playing other serious levels opposed to spending it on he schlee.

I find it funny that's the area of concern being brought to light with my judging when the entry was clearly a troll and other comments have reflected I put a lot of thought & care into my judging.

Also worth noting I loved the first 6 hours I dumped into Twisted Plains. The fast travel aspect was neat as was the layering of abilities. Once I cleared shadow castle was where I opted out.

I don't see myself ever being a kaizo hard player but if there's actual demand I understand the ask.
That's why I added this edit to give an example:

"Also worth noting I loved the first 6 hours I dumped into Twisted Plains. The fast travel aspect was neat as was the layering of abilities. Once I cleared shadow castle was where I opted out.

I don't see myself ever being a kaizo hard player but if there's actual demand I understand the ask."


My point is your initial criticism of my judging is silly based on the level, and then telling me it's absurdly wrong is over the top. Especially when all other comments I've gotten reflect otherwise.
I appreciate that Gbreeze! I had a lot of fun and going back and trimming clips of the first time I beat each section of each stage has been a great reminder of the feelings of joy & accomplishment that comes with it.
Can totally appreciate wanting clarification on that in future prior to. Thankfully it only equated to 10% of the overall level score. I always feel like graphics are a risk in some ways because as you mention there's basically universal indicators and understandings of functionality at this point, and straying too far from those can result in it being a detractor opposed to benefiting the level.
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