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Halo: Reach expanded on Halo 3's sandbox in revolutionary ways. We were given Forge World: An expansive, open world environment which offered us seemingly limitless environments. New tools were invented, and Forgers took full advantage of them. Hundreds of thousands of maps have been created in Halo: Reach. A large number of those have been racetracks. We honored the best racetracks ever made during the closing of Halo 3. Now, Reach is coming to an end as the premiere Halo title and it is time to honor what was made once again. However, this year we are not only honoring the best racetracks made in Halo: Reach, but the best racer in Reach as well. Racers will go head-to-head, toe-to-toe against all others to earn the title of best racer in Halo: Reach. Forgers must prove that their racetracks have not only innovated, but inspired. The title of BOHR winner is held above all others. It is now your turn to decide who receives that honor.
How BOHR Works
Best of Halo: Reach is a voting and racing competition to determine the best racetracks and racers in Halo: Reach. Racetracks are nominated by HaloTracks members for different categories. Categories include best tracks of a specific type and the best overall track, which is determined as the best racetrack in Reach. At the end of the nomination period, the voting begins in which HaloTracks members have the only stake in. The maps with the most votes, wins the category.
Unlike Best of Halo 3, HaloTracks is playing host to a large 1v1 tournament to find out who the best racer is in Halo: Reach. The tournament is a single elimination bracket, one racetrack per match and match ups for the first round are completely random. What types of racetracks and how much are race is dependent on the amount of attending racers, however, the final round consists of racing one of each category selected for the map voting portion of BOHR. The last racer standing, wins the tournament.
Best Overall: One copy of Halo 4 (Standard), Map Featured, Distinguished title, interview in upcoming HT Podcast, and 2000 HT Points*. Map Pinned in BOH Gallery
Best Racer: One copy of Halo 4 (Standard), Map Featured, Distinguished title, interview in upcoming HT Podcast, and 2000 HT Points*
Category Winner: 1000 HT Points* and Distinguished Title. Map in BOH Gallery.
Spot prizes for people that nominate and vote: TBA
*upon new store arrival
Rules for Maps
- You cannot nominate or vote for your own track.
- You may only nominate racetracks and your nominated track must be Forged in Halo: Reach.
- Though preferred, tracks do not have to be posted on HaloTracks or come from HaloTracks Map Makers.
- You can only nominate 1 racetrack per category.
- You cannot nominate a track that has already been nominated. You can vote for it later when the voting starts.
- Some tracks may be nominated for multiple categories. E.g. A rollercoaster track with good aesthetics and an epic stunt.
- Creating duplicate accounts for voting will result in a ban for both your accounts as well as cancellation of those votes.
- Do not advertise your map in order to win this contest. Please be considerate and respectable.
- Nominations for the Best Map Maker category may only consist of current HaloTracks Map Makers.
- You must supply a download link to maps you nominate.
- If you cannot find a download link then upload the map to your file share.
Rules for Racing
- Only registered HaloTracks members may partake in the 1v1 tournament.
- All races are hosted by appointed HaloTracks Tournament Hosts. You cannot host your own race.
- You will not get a second chance to race after being defeated. Single elimination.
- Dirty racing can and will yield penalties. Examples of dirty racing are cheating the track, stopping in front of your opponent, going backwards, etc.
- All other standard HaloTracks tournament rules apply.
A more comprehensive, complete set of rules will be posted in the tournament topic.
General Track - Tracks that have a little bit of everything, and don't fit into the other categories.
Motocross Track - Supercross tracks consist of tight, banked turns, rhythm sections, and other various jumps around the track. Nationals tracks fall under this category.
Terrain Tracks - Racetracks that solely utilize a maps geography to form a racing surface. Bridges are acceptable, however, sky track portions (hybrid tracks) are not.
Aesthetic Tracks - Tracks that focus on visual appeal and generally have a scenic theme.
Stunt Track - Tracks that have some sort of stunt in them, such as a backflip, a barrel roll or any other stunt.
Battle Track - Tracks that are compatible with the Battle Tracks game variants.
Hardcore Track - Racetracks designed to kill or slow down the driver. Challenge tracks will also fit into this category.
City Tracks - Tracks designed to encompass racing in an urban environment. Collisions
Rollercoaster Track - Fast, narrow tracks designed to feel like a thrill ride.
Mayhem Track - Tracks designed for crashing into other racers. Demo and Roller Derby tracks fall into this category.
Rocket Race/Rally Track - Racetracks designed to accompany teams of Mongoose or Warthog drivers, with every team competing to reach the alternating checkpoints at the same time. Savage tracks fall under this category.
Best DLC Track - Any racetrack made in the Halo: Reach downloadable content packs.
Map Maker- HaloTracks Map Maker that consistently turns in well above average racetracks.
*Best Overall Track*- Not constrained to any specific category, this racetrack is considered the best racetrack ever forged in Halo: Reach.
If you want to nominate a track, here is the format to do it in. You do not have to nominate a track in every category, only the ones you want. The map link can be to the gallery post, or the HaloWaypoint.com link.
Best General Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best Motocross Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best Terrain Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best Aesthetic Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best Stunt Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best Battle Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best Hardcore Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best City Tracks - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best Rollercoaster Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best Mayhem Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best Rocket Race/Rally Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best DLC Track - [url=http://www.link to map]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker* Best Map Maker - [url=http://www.link to map maker's profile]*Person's name*[/url] Best Overall Track - [url=http://www.link to map]]*Map name*[/url] by *map maker*
Nominations End: 10/23/12
Voting Begins: 10/25/12
Voting Ends: 11/3/12
Tournament Begins: 11/3/12 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
If you have any questions, please feel free to send myself or an Admin a PM. Please only post your nominations in this topic.
Map Name / Mapmaker / Nominated By
Frigid Trails / Boyd Da Milkman / CoookkieMonster
Backlash / Rohg / Jeffh3962
Peak Crossover Race / Spencermx14 /
Accelerator / GOTCHA XD (blademonkey) / Masta Hippie
Cobalt Circuit / The Fuglystick / FRENCH FRY 2222
Alpinestar SX / v Ionized / CoookkieMonster
Overlook SX / purpledinosaur0 / Jeffh3962
Blackwater MX / v Ionized /
Tacenda MX / blh728 /
Hiighpoint MX / purpledinosaur0 / llehctim4
Merkaba / Jeffh3962 / Masta Hippie
Borderland / Das TeknoViking / CoookkieMonster
Caverns / purpledinosaur0 / Jeffh3962
Fahrenheit / SOT Em0 Sk8ter /
Gold Trails / Goldman 010 / Ionized
Atomic Factory / Funky Payps / Masta Hippie
Caddy Shack / CoookkieMonster; Boyd Da Milkman / FRENCH FRY 2222
Forerunner Island / Trabbedoor / RLD HotTamale
Mario Kart: Daisy Cruiser / Ducain23 / CoookkieMonster
Rainbow Road / Masta Hippie and v Ionized / Jeffh3962
Noble Park by The Fuglystick /
Excelsior! / DIEabolical D; Smm2010; l PVT Partz l / Masta Hippie
Neon Streets / Goldman 010 / FRENCH FRY 2222
Battle for Hoth RaceTrack / Ducain23 / RLD HotTamale
Thunder Barrel / GOTCHA XD (blade monkey751) / CoookkieMonster
Water Cyclone / Gotcha XD / Jeffh3962
Demonic Insanity / KSI Milk Man / Masta Hippie
Pipedream / The Fuglystick / FRENCH FRY 2222
Twine / yugnoswam / CoookkieMonster
Sapphire Falls / smm2010 / Jeffh3962
Fuel / v Ionized / llehctim4
11th Dimension / smm2010 / Masta Hippie
Yoshi's Circuit / Ducain23 / RLD HotTamale
Painkiller Bridge HC /SMM2010 / CoookkieMonster
*Masta Challenge 3D* / Masta Hippie; purpledinosaur0 / Jeffh3962
Black Diamond HC / Taxxman24 / Masta Hippie
HFR Downtown Drift / HFR Founder (iForger) and crispychicken49 / CoookkieMonster
Collateral City / Masta Hippie / Jeffh3962
Golden Metropolis / Goldman 010 / Ionized
AYM City / AYMxFaMaSiitY (FRENCH FRY 2222) / Masta Hippie
Boulevard / CoookkieMonster / RLD HotTamale
Jaw Dropper / RLD HotTamale / CoookkieMonster
Double Trouble / Very Sneaky Sir / Ionized
The Nautilus / KSI Milk Man / Masta Hippie
Jelly / Cant Stop Donut / RLD HotTamale
Despluncaphobia / AwakeHappyshark / CoookkieMonster
Clusterfun / purpledinosaur0 / Jeffh3962
Turbo / purpledinosaur0 / llehctim4
Rats Nest Demo / purpledinosaur0 / Ionized
Hex / ShortKidPena / Masta Hippie
Rocket Race/Rally Track
Galaxy / Galaxy by DIEabolical D and xSOGx Grim / CoookkieMonster
Tic Tac Death / The 2 Armed Guy / Ionized
Moving Target / The 2 Armed Guy / Masta Hippie
Noble Park/ The FuglyStick / CoookkieMonster
Neumonic / v Ionized / Jeffh3962
Asimov Beach / Jeffh3962 /
Recreant / chungwii / Ionized
Epicosity / RLD HotTamale / Masta Hippie
Best Map Maker
Ionized / CoookkieMonster
Masta Hippie / Jeffh3962
/ Masta Hippie
The Fuglystick / FRENCH FRY 2222
CoookkieMonster / RLD HotTamale
Alpinestar SX / v Ionized / CoookkieMonster
Overlook SX / purpledinosaur0 / Jeffh3962
Thunder Barrel / Gotcha XD /
Origin of Symmetry / The Fuglystick / FRENCH FRY 2222
Despluncaphobia / AwakeHappyShark / RLD HotTamale
Tridanator / Noble Forger / Masta Hippie
An advertisement trailer will be released Tuesday, 10/16/12. As HaloTracks members/affiliates, you receive benefit of first knowledge of this contest.