I'm setting up this thread for information and discussion about GotY 2013. For now (before the nominations go 'live'), this thread is the forum for any questions about the rules and the general format of the nominations and the GotY 2013 poll. I'm planning to accept nominations for a one-month period after all of the GotW results for 2013 have been confirmed (probably mid-January 2014). After nominations close (probably mid-February 2014), I'll post a new thread with the chosen nominees for the poll itself. At this stage, I'm just setting up this thread as a reminder that the GotY 2013 poll will soon be upon us and I haven't forgotten about it! There was much discussion about the nominations and voting systems implemented last year - see the GotY 2012 thread for that.
The rules for the nominations are as follows:
- 1) Each person may nominate up to 25 games.
2) You may nominate any game from 2013. The GotW archive would be a good place to start looking (it lists the top 3 games from each GotW vote; you can see the other games that made it to the GotW vote by clicking on the date in the 'Week' column).
3) If you nominate a game that didn't make the top 3 in GotW results, then I'll mention it on a list that will be maintained on this thread so that others will be able to see it (one mention per game, regardless of how many nominations it receives).
Nominations should be submitted to me by aptomail or by private message on this forum. Please provide the date and full score of each game that you nominate, preferably with a link to the game log (e.g. Apterous Prune 0 - 140 Liam Tiernan, 1 January 2013).
The voting works as follows:
- Each person should submit one of 12 options for each game when voting: A (Abstain), 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10, where 0 is worst and 10 is best. The games are ranked by the average score received from the 0-10 votes (abstentions excluded), with the highest average score declared as the winner. You should submit a vote for every game included in the poll (I'll follow up if you have missed any out), and abstentions are only allowed for games you were involved in.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Nominations won't be open for another few weeks yet, but feel free to start having a look back through some great games from 2013!