Well, well, well. Look where we are. We've made it to another C3 voting period! Amazing!
Our categories remain mostly similar to last time, with a few tweaks to adapt it for range of submissions we've had this time around. To make it real easy, each category is explained below - covering what types of threads you can vote for in each one.
Remember, you have exactly 72 hours from the time of this post to vote. That's until 17:00 UTC on Monday 17th January. Follow that big scary timer at the top of the site if you are confused by times.
1. Best Feedback
Vote for the user who gave the constructive and good quality feedback. More than just your short "Great Job!" - these users went out of their way to really detail what they thought.
2. Most Impressive
The threads that stole the limelight from everyone else. The showstoppers of this C3!
3. Biggest Game-Changer
An amazing, revolutionary reveal/release that will have a big impact on the ROM hacking scene or SMW Central for years to come.
4. Biggest Surprise
Things that caught you offguard, that you didn't expect to see this C3.
5. Best Finished SMW Hack (Standard)
The best full Standard SMW hack you saw released this C3.
6. Best Demo SMW Hack (Standard)
The best demo of a Standard SMW hack that was released this C3.
7. Most Anticipated SMW Hack (Standard)
A Standard SMW hack that was shown off this C3 that you really cannot wait to be finished; also includes demos.
8. Best Finished/Demo SMW Hack (Kaizo/Pit)
The best Kaizo/Pit SMW hack that came out this C3 - both full releases and demos released are covered here.
9. Most Anticipated SMW Hack (Kaizo/Pit)
The best Kaizo/Pit hack that is currently in development.
10. Best Non-SMW Hack/Game Project
The most exciting release/showoff of a non-SMW hack or game this C3 - all misc. ROM hacks, SMBX releases, and custom games come under this category.
11. Quality over Quantity
Threads that didn't have a lot in them, but what was in them was superb.
12. Funnest Thread
An entertaining thread that really made you laugh.
13. Weirdest Item
A strange and peculiar thread that left you thinking "what was that about?" after you read it!
14. Best Screenshots/Videos
Threads with screenshots or demo videos that really stood out. This includes screenshots of hacks, resources, etc. Also includes videos of levels, tech demo videos, etc. Doesn't include trailers, which have their own category.
15. Best Trailer
A new category, to really highlight those who put effort into creating and editing a trailer of their project. A good example of what qualifies for this would be this.
16. Best Graphics Thread
A thread that you thought released the best SMW graphics. Custom graphics, ripped graphics - as long as it's for your SMW hacks it's all included!
17. Best Music/Soundtrack Thread
A thread that released amazing SMW music for you to add to your hacks.
18. Best ASM Thread
A thread that made some really exciting ASM (be it patches, blocks, sprites, or UberASM, etc).
19. Best Tool Thread
A thread showing of a tool that's really going to have a great future in SMW hacking, or ROM hacking in general!
20. Best Request Thread
Threads where the author asked for some ideas, and you got something made in return!
21. Best Art Thread
Vote for threads that showcased some really nice and pretty art. "Art" in this case covers everything creative that isn't for ROM hacks. Whether it's a novel you've written, a picture you've drawn, or a bangin' drum and bass track you created in FL Studio, it's all under this category.
22. Best Misc. Thread
Threads that were still cool, but don't quite fit into any of the other categories here.
23. Honorary Mention
Threads that shined a little bit more than the rest, but didn't quite get the attention they deserved. You can vote for any thread here, but like last time, will only qualify for a trophy if they do not rank in any other categories - this is so the threads that were good but get overlooked in your voting still have a chance at winning a trophy.