Golden Apple Awards 2005

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Preparations began with SveinR and Abula again assembling a new jury. A few changes from the previous GAA were made, though not as extensive changes as the transition from GAA03 to GAA04. The categories were again altered a bit: LGR category out, Contest in. Also the requirements for the Site category got changed: rather than being an award for simply the best site, it got changed to an award for the site that has improved the most and changed it relevancy the most during the GAA period. A minor change was the addition of descriptions to the nominees in the Contribution category.

The voting process from the previous GAA got changed a bit. First to fourth steps stayed same but in the fifth step the community now gives out 3 votes in each category as opposed to only one before: 2 points to the nominee that got the most community votes in the third step, and 1 point to the nominee that got the second-most votes. In the event of a draw, the nominee who got most points in the third step will win. If there still is a tie, the one who has gotten most 5 points will win, and so on.

The show was held on IRCnet #gaa in 15. January 2006 at 20:00 EET and the GAA period was from December 2004 to 15th December 2005. SveinR presented the three first categories, then the other jury members presented two categories each, before SveinR presented the final one. After one category was presented, the jury would vote, and the jury member presenting the category would name the winner. Neither the jury votes or the community votes were public because of some bad reactions that occured during and after the GAA04 show. The winner would get voiced and make a speech.

The prizes were ultimately meant to be the same as in GAA04, but because of money shortcomings they have not been possible to make and give out. Donations help.

Winners

The following is a list of GAA winners for 2005.

# Category Winner
1. Internalist TorInge
2. Externalist Axxu
3. Battler Markku
4. Rookie Tm
5. Designer zebra
6. Team ICE
7. WR TorInge: Apple Harvest 1:26,90 #199
8. Multi WR Stini & Stini: Pipe 21,62 #127
9. Style Axxu: Apple Harvest alternative one round (54012769)
10. Replay Jalli: Impsyjallity (WCup515) 49,47 (jalli15)
11. Level skint0r: Mada Mada Dane (WCup504)
12. Contest px: World Cup 5
13. Contribution zebra: Mopobattles, #battle stats, contests and programs
14. Achievement MP: World Cup victory for the second time in a row
15. Site MP & Ville_J: MopoCorner
# Category Winner

Speeches

1. Internalist, TorInge:
-

2. Externalist, Axxu:
Thanks to everyone who voted me, and thanks to all level makers who have made nice levels and prepared cups for everyone to play. Keep up the good work. Booyah! =)

3. Battler, Markku:
I'd like to thank battlebot for being such a good and hardworking bot. Also thanks to all level makers and fellow players, keep on playing and designing nice levels. Thank you :)

4. Rookie, Tm:
Huh, hi to everyone :D , and i want to say i had the best year in Elma scene becouse it was first year =D. Really, i have found some really good friends here, they helped me to feel better in bad moments, i really appriciate the help from kuskis like : CMc, kestas, Infected, Dx, Fluff, Thor, H8, Lukazz, John,Karesz, Dun, Ead, and, Wezz ..... really sry if i nat mentioned you. Also thx to all who voted for me and not for me, i respect all other competitors and want to wish good luck and everything they want, esspecialy in elma. Good luck =)

5. Designer, zebra:
Thanks to everybody who voted me. This is a great day for me, though I'm not playing elma and making levs because of these prices. Instead, I make levels because I love to make them. When I have nothing to do, normally I go and make some levels and then go to #battle and play them. (that was the text i made for gaa04 :))

6. Team, ICE:
Jalli: Since MJ nat here which he was supposed to be, I guess I must say something. Thank you for your votes and we'll try to impress you with new amazing times and stuff in the future... (And always remember that Totti is a n00b)

7. WR, TorInge:
-

8. Multi WR, Stini & Stini:
Hard to come up with anything to say, but we'd like to thank everyone voting for us, our team (especially TorInge for publishing his and Cubein's rec), our precious KeyTronic <3 and of course our girlfriend, who lives so far away that we had time to make this WR :). To be honest, winning this category was a surprise for both of us and we are really flattered that our WR is valued so high. There were a lot of amazing WRs nominated in this category, so even being nominated was an big honour - not to mention winning it. This WR is dedicated to all the lonely players, who don't have anyone to play with when it comes to multi. You are not alone. Thank you once again and keep on höyling! And one thing that you should always remember: Totti is cute.

9. Style, Axxu:
Thats hot, cha cha

10. Replay, Jalli:
Dunno what to say really. Thanks to everyone for voting for me. But please, don't ever and I mean ever, say "pie" when meaning pipe. PLEASE! Hopefully I'll be at FEM06 to recieve the award... Peace out. I pwn. (And always remember that Jaytea and Sierra are nothing but two spoiled brats ;))

11. Level, skint0r:
since i now have achieved everything i could ever want in life with this well deserved award, i can finally ask the question that has been stirring in my head for months now, with great confidence: oizotnt, will you plz marry me to make our hearts nakama and donk donk together? k10x

12. Contest, px:
px: Wow. This was totally unexpected. Thank you everyone, who voted for this competition, and of course the most important, everyone who participated in the contest. Abula: and thanks to vk who made a coal script for it! px: indeed

13. Contribution, zebra:
\o/ thanks to all who voted me! And thanks to all who have played my battles and contests, there are more to come :) let's see you at TAPC and mastercup2... :)

14. Achievement, MP:
-

15. Site, MP and Ville_J:
-

Jury

  • Abula
  • cyre
  • J-sim
  • Karlis
  • SveinR
  • teajay

Rules

First step:
People in the community give their favoured suggestions to who should be nominated in the different categories in the proper GAA thread on Mopolauta. To be able to vote in the third step, one must make suggestions in the thread. It is not compulsory to make suggestions in more than one category, but that is of course recommended.

Second step:
The jury members will choose ten candidates to each category according to their experience and knowledge. They will be also reading the community's suggestions.

Third step:
Now we have top10 for each category available and again the community can vote. The criteria for being allowed to vote are: well-known player (decided by the jury) and the player has posted some suggestions in the first step (so we see that he has been active during the whole process) or he doesn't have to be well-known if he posted a nice suggestion list with reasonable arguments. These limits are set for getting more appropriate votes. People don't have to vote in every category but if they do vote in some category they must pick their top5 and not just top1 or top3.

Fourth step:
The jury will collect the top5 for each category according absolutely to the community votes. The point system will be as follows: 5 points to every first position, 4 points to every second position etc. This will be the top5 to be used in the final show.

Fifth step:
The different jury members will vote over the different categories, and the community will also give 2 votes to the candidate who got most points in the third step, and 1 vote to the candidate who got the second-most points. The different jury members' votes will not be public. In the event of a tie, the candidate who got most points from community in the third step will win. If there still is a tie, the one who got most 5 points will win, then 4 points etc. If the winner cannot be resolved by this, the jury will come together and discuss the matter to declare a winner.

More information

Mopolauta topic