I'm guessing the sentiment is that they want the game people play when voting to be the submitted version (with no development post May 31st). So it would be unfair to have a map with the same name and more updated openly available. And if a submitted game published with a slightly different name were to become popular relative to the submitted version, I'd imagine it would be grounds for disqualification.
I'm guessing as long as the more updated version has an unappealing name, or even better, is private, there shouldn't be a problem. Regardless of the name, however, I'm betting that a submitted map with a more updated version that's more popular with any name (even 'afiesfefjsiofe') would be disqualified.
I'm not sure exactly if I'm following but to reiterate, the map you submit cannot be touched until the contest is over. You can do whatever you want with any other map, as long as it's not the one you submitted for the contest. Uploading a second copy of your game that is clearly labeled is a viable option.
Blizzard and the players will only be judging the 'RTC' version.
Traysent, I was wondering: How many of you guys will be testing the maps? Some maps, like mine, require at least 4 ppl to be any fun. But then again, 6 Blizz employees playing arcade for two weeks straight? xD
how long is the judging period? Will the winner be announced (or at least notified by Blizzard) within X weeks after the 31st?
Also, I have been unable to link my separate tutorial map to my main map. This seems to be because the tutorial is 'locked'... will Blizzard consider this accompanying tutorial when judging the "Accessibility" of a map, even if not linked? Additionally, why can't locked maps be linked to as tutorials?
The submission form only allows us to upload a single file. How exactly would I include my primary map, and the standalone tutorial? I've been asking around Mapster for more than a month about this (not being able to link to the locked separate tutorial map) and no one has any idea, so I would appreciate you checking. Thanks!
Going to be pushing rather hard tonight/tomorrow morning to get a few final things put in my submission. That said, how can I be sure my entry was received and there were no problems with it in a timely manner? Is there a confirmation mail of sorts to say it has been received and there were no issues, or do I just have to shoot an email to the arcade email and hope I get a response in time?