Lol, some of the people voting for some of these are crazy…
Its about uniqueness not using RMXP in the same style >.>
No, it’s about being a skillful mapper. I think it’s bullshit when people say that RMXP shouldn’t be allowed/used in mapping contests, it’s the most complete tileset there is which allows you to map with more variety. Sure, it has few restrictions so it’s not as hard to map with as other tilesets, but when given the choice, RMXP allows you to produce a richer looking map than many other tilesets. I think the votes essentially speak for themselves, with kibbelz and duders winning with their RMXP maps.
Anyways, I voted Justin Duders and myself. Kibbelz had the prettiest map but I felt that it really wasn’t much of a valley. Justin’s map was solid, well designed and generally looking good. Duders’ map was very aesthetically pleasing, and his use of the little weed tufts was so awesome that I tried to replicate it in my map. His map was also very big, and so he had the room for many details, like the castle and the tent. I like my map because it feels like a valley and is aesthetically appealing.
Another thing, a lot of people have broken links. That’s unfortunate for them, and I suggest they reupload their image with imgur, I haven’t had any broken images when I upload with them.