2016 Trixie Winners -
The nominations are in and they've all been counted. Here are the winners for 2016!
City Journal Awards
We've seen many examples of airports in CJs this year, this members CJ has paid close attention to the design of their Airport, and we celebrate them with this award.
Best Asian Style City Journal
This award goes to the CJ which is the best example of a city created in the style of other Asian cities.
Best Attention To Detail
Many CJ's include pictures that are zoomed in to the max, showing their detailed downtowns, lots, and other features. This award is for the CJ that pays a great deal of attention to detail and perfection.
Every major city has a CBD, and our CJs love creating CBDs of their own. This award goes to the best example of CBDs that we've seen in CJs this year.
Best CJ Startup
This award goes to our favourite new City Journaler whose first CJ has become an immediate favourite.
Best Concept in a City Journal
All CJs are special in their own ways. This award goes to the Journaller who presented a concept which stood out in a unique style.
Best Custom Lotting
Most CJs make use of the great creations uploaded to the STEX, but this member has gone beyond that to create amazing custom LOTs for their own city.
Best European Style City Journal
This award goes to the CJ which is the best example of a city created in the style of other European cities.
Best Fictional City Journal
This award goes to the best fictional city, a city which is neither sci-fi nor a real world recreation, but a city with its own style, history and location.
Best Historical City Journal
City Journals introduced a new way of learning from history. From the Roman Empire to the 19th century, some players decided to go beyond the four predetermined tilesets and write their own little part in history. This award goes to the member who has better told us ancient stories and ways of life.
The gritty grime of the industry doesn't escape most cities, but this member has fully embraced the smog and pollution of their industry and created CJ which showcases how great their industrial zone is.
Best MMP Use
Mayor Mode Ploppables give us a great way to build amazing places within our city, adding an extra level of detail to our cities. This member has fully embraced MMPs to create an amazing area within their CJ.
This award goes to the City Journal that makes us feel at home in the city, providing familiar landmarks while telling us the story of a city.
Best Natural Environment/Landscape Area
Some CJs are designed to show off the beautiful beaches, river valleys, and mountains in their region. This award is for the CJ that best showcases the region's natural terrain.
Best Creativity in a City Journal
This award goes to the member who has expressed the best creativity in any CJ. Showcasing a spectacular range of skills, captivating the community with each and every update.
Best Real World Re-creation
Many CJs are based off of real life locations, or share similar styles with real cities. This CJ goes beyond that to have the closest recreation of a real world location.
Every City Journal must have roads, but the recipient of this award paid attention to the detail of each and every road to ensure they had proper functionality and use for the Sims who would be using it everyday.
Cities and skyscrapers are great, but rural towns are fantastic too. This award is for the CJ that best depicts a rural area.
Best Transportation Network
Not everyone drives to work, and not all businesses ship their goods by road. This CJ shows the power of a well-designed public transport network, from the smallest bus stop to the largest rail terminal. Ships, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; this award goes to the member who presents the best of the first three.
Best Urban Area
This award goes to the member who has created the best city overall. Many CJs exhibit great parts of their city, but this award goes to the CJ which creates the best city overall.
Best Use of Added Media
Not all that we see in City Journals is real. But of them all, this CJ stood out above them all with the best use of added graphics, sound, or video in a CJ at Simtropolis.
Best Use of Railroads
Railroads are the backbone of many cities, transporting freight or commuters. This award goes to the CJ which has given us the best example of what a railroad can be.
Best Work in Progress City Journal
Some people not only show their finished cities, but also the construction and all other building and planning processes. This award is for the member who's done the best behind the scenes Work-In-Progress presentation.
City Journal of the Year
The nominations are in, and it was decided that this City Journal was the best creation this year.
City Journalling Appreciation Award
An award for outstanding contributions to the City Journal scene.
Most Awe-inspiring City Journal
This award goes to the City Journal that has held members in awe longer than any other CJ this year.
Most Effective Use of Custom Content
This award goes to the best use of Lots and BATs in a single City Journal. The owner of this Journal had many different brands of custom content, but had them placed so that they all complimented each other in perfect harmony.
Most Entertaining City Journal
This award is for the City Journal that is really fun. The text, the screenshots, and the everyday life of the theme city are very entertaining.
Most Surrealistic City Journal
This award goes to the surrealist CJ that we've read this year.
Saddest City Builder Moment Caught on Picture
This award goes to the creator who managed to document the lowest moment of their city. This could be from a natural disaster, a silly bug or from an incredibly bad planning decision. This members misfortune gave us a smile, and so we reward them with this token of our gratitude.
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Custom Content Awards
Best BAT Newcomer of the Year
Big splashes have been made in the community this year by this new BATer!
BAT of the Year
The nominations are in, and it was decided that this BAT was the best creation this year.
BATer of the Year
This member is the best overall BATer this year. Multiple BATs at an outstanding level of quality, mixed with their ability to constantly help others in BAT threads makes this member the best BATer this year.
SC4 players are in love with their automata. We love to cruise the streets, hop a bus, ride the rails, and fly the friendly skies. This award goes to the member who has ensured we can do all of the above.
In the Spirit of the Games
Creating a range of brilliant Brazilian BATs to commemorate the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Best Development Thread
This award is for the person who curates the best development thread, through either providing an insight into their own creative process, writing tutorials or just by being the best at documenting the twists and turns of creating content for the STEX.
Best Effort in Compatibility
Most clear work dedicated to avoid one custom content to break the game when used in combination with others.
Best Industrial BAT
Industrial parks are an absolute essential in our cities. But they are often under represented as BATers choose more glamorous subjects. That is not the case for this member. We feel a sneeze coming on due to their dusty realness, because industrial structures have never felt a more reverential touch.
Best Large Scale Project
The scale and scope of this project is so impressive that it's taken a great amount of work to pull off. This award goes to the member who has created the best large scale project.
This award recognizes the skill of the individual who puts a high level of polish to each lot creation, and has received acclaim from the community with every lot that is created.
Best Parks Lot
Sometimes you need a break from the concrete jungle. Scenic beauty and recreation are elements of this award. This creator has created the ultimate in parks using a naturalistic setting.
Like adding extras to a movie scene, this award goes to the creator who developed the finest set of props this year.
This BAT is the best recreation of a specific, real life building, done with total devotion to complete and thorough accuracy.
Taking an existing building and giving it a new lease of life is an important skill. This award goes to the member who has created the best re-lots this year.
Best Use of Maxis Content
Making resourceful use of the default buildings and props, this award goes to the lotter who found a way to overcome limitations, creating effective new variations.
Doing the environmental advisor proud, this award goes to the member who's created the best flora items.
Big Building of the Year
Buildings come in all sizes, but this is the best skyscraper, highrise or major complex created this year.
Creating an array of magnificent models for Cities: Skylines.
Dedication to Railways
This award goes to the content creator who's led the way on the railways.
Highest Overall Quality
This award goes to the person whose creations are consistently outstanding.
Highest Technical Achievement In Custom Creations
This award goes to the individual who has pushed the boundaries of custom content beyond what we once knew, and who have shared their discoveries with the rest of the community.
Lot of the Year
Buildings must go on some kind of LOT, and this LOT is the best we have seen this year.
Major Complex of the Year
Big isn't always better. But breaking new ground, this mega monstrosity of meticulous lotting proves otherwise.
Map of the Year
This award goes to the best map which has graced the STEX this year.
Mod of the Year
All votes are now in, and it has been decided by the community that this Mod was the best creation this year.
Modding Tool of the Year
Modding Tools are constantly being created to advance our creations. This award goes to the Modding Tool which has changed our game the most this year.
Most Beautiful Small Addition
This award goes to the member who has created a tiny yet extremely beautiful addition to the game.
Most Dedicated Modder
This award recognizes the Modder who has stretched most to go above and beyond, to bring us their best possible work in some shape or form.
Most Luminous Illuminator
Lighting, or more specifically night lighting, creates such completely dramatic changes to the way we view our BATs in game. This award goes to the BATer who provided lighting that is the most realistic, most technically advanced, most beautifully fitting, or even the most outlandishly eye-catching.
Most Important Discovery / Innovation
It seems that some relatively small steps for Modders can lead to some pretty giant leaps for simkind. This award has been invented for the one who sits at the desk in the Mission Control of Modding. Houston, we have a Trixie!
Most Improved BATer
This award goes to the BATer who has shown the most improvement during the year.
Most Inventive Creation
With many different cities come many different ways which buildings or creations could adapt to their surroundings, and the only way to overcome this is to make an inventive creation to cover all bases. This member created the most inventive addition to our game.
Most Realistic Creation
This award goes to the member who has created a BAT which is extremely realistic. This is a fictional building, yet is so well detailed we could be forgiven in assuming it was a real world recreation.
Most Useful Creation
These creations fill a void that many of us feel came with the vanilla game. They are useful because they make our cities feel more complete.
Most Useful Feedback In Custom Content Threads
This award is for the person who provides great, behind the scenes support for other people's BATs. Helping out, giving valuable instruction, and doing those annoying but necessary tasks needed to bring a quality BAT to the STEX.
Most Valuable Modder
This award goes to the creator who's made an immeasurable impact on the modding scene.
Small Building of the Year
Buildings come in all sizes, but this is the best small building, house, shack, service, warehouse created this year.
STEX Community Favourite
When asked who was the STEX Community Favourite, most people chose this individual.
Paving the way with an innovative groundbreaking pursuit through the rush hour.
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Best Picture in a "Show is your..." Thread
Sometimes it's best to just show the world your masterpiece. This award goes out to the most fascinating addition to the "Show us your ..." threads.
While the game may be 14 years old, new things and new ways of doing old things keep popping up. This award is for the member who demonstrated a useful procedure in a tutorial.
Can't Find It?... Ask Me!
When you need to locate that plugin?
Chat Insomniac Award
This award goes to the member who is up until the wee hours of the morning chatting and providing buckets of laughter at the same time.
This award recognizes the individual who has always been helpful and chatty in the chat rooms.
This award recognizes the most friendly forumer, one who is always piping in with good cheer and making newbies feel at home.
Highest Quality Poster
Many members have high post counts, some stretching well into the ten-thousands. But sometimes its quality, not quantity, that matters. This award goes to the person who may not have a high post count, but puts a lot of thought into their posts to ensure that each one matters.
Most Engaging Off-Topic
This award recognizes the member whose contributions in the Off-Topic section are above and beyond the usual high quality. The winner has a positive attitude, and engages the readers of their posts by making relevant and useful comments.
Most Helpful Forumer
Recognized for tirelessly answering questions when possible, often answering the same ones over and over with good cheer, is always eager to share knowledge and point the uninitiated toward the light.
Most Informed Member on Real World Events
This award goes to the member who is most likely to be reading the newspaper right now. This member is constantly engaged with global events and is relied on to keep us informed of what's going on in the world today.
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Some avatars are interesting; some not so much. This award goes to the member whose avatar was deemed the most entertaining.
Every group has an enduring leader steering the ship. This award goes to the leader which has aided our groups the most this year.
Most Consistently Helpful Member
This award is for recognition of the individual who tirelessly supports any member, on any occasion, in a range of topics.
Enduring Dedication Award
Simtropolis has changed much through the ages. The award goes to a member whose dedication, work, and contributions have helped make the site evolve into its current form.
Funniest Overall Member
Pwning a troll is funny and all, but we don't have that many trolls anymore. While the others are waiting for a troll to declare their superiority over, this member keeps the rest of us laughing.
Merit of Team Spirit
Without teamwork, a project can become chaos. This award goes to the member best able to overcome adversity and to stick together through thick and thin. This person has shown real dedication and commitment throughout a wide range of community activities.
Most Active Non-City Builder
This award is for the user who does not play a city builder game, but still contributes a massive amount to Simtropolis.
Most Beloved Moose
Simtropolis is just not the same without him.
Most Promising Announcement Not Yet Fulfilled
We are promised great things from many creators. This award goes to the member who promised the most, while we still patiently await their amazing concept to be delivered to reality.
Most Welcoming to Newcomers
Some just give a simple "Welcome to the site" to new members who join the site. This member was always there to meet and greet newcomers to the community with a special cheer.
In their first year as part of the community, a special award to recognise a member who has quickly become synonymous with Simtropolis.
Staff Eye Within the Storm
The staff member with the ability to keep their head when all about them people are losing theirs and blaming it on them.
The threads in our Bugs & Technical Issues forums discuss many issues. This award honours the best techie who answers the wide range of questions that people raise.
The Member Who Was Everywhere
This award goes to a member whose dedication, work, and contributions have helped make the site a welcoming and enjoyable place for all.
We Miss You, Come Back
In an online community such as this, some people come and go as Real Life takes over. This award goes to the person we miss the most and wish to hear from in the next year.
Thanks for all you do to help keep Simtropolis running smoothly, day in, day out.
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