(just wrote this out in the note section, trying for the third time to have the map accepted. we'll see if it gets accepted today)
This was rejected twice, for oversaturation and overspecialized. I put it on the Final Fantasy VII message board and said that it was rejected for those reasons, the message board posters were all positive toward the map and gave suggestions, which I did incorporate (missed two items, added snowboard landing positions). This map is acceptable for posting, and is not overspecialized or oversaturated. As far as being either overspecialized or oversaturated, the Great Glacier area is a significant area that can be confusing and annoying (as posters has stated). It does not have an in-game map and is maze-like, with mostly-white areas that repeat over and over. There are no maps or specific guides for this area. I checked all of the FAQs listed, and here is the break down for this area.
alex - no map, very slim guide absolute steve - slim ascii map, link to external map, guide aardvark - slim ascii map btb - no visuals, guide kao - map of several small snippets, guide arctic - no visuals, very minimal guide that doesn't even label the area great glacier dark angel - no visuals, no guide djellybean - no visuals, no guide djsixpack - no visuals, no guide exdeath - no visuals, no guide spmkillie - no visuals, slim guide masamune2 - no visuals, no guide slwata - no visuals, no guide mhobbs - no visuals, no guide ranma - no visuals, no guide rocketdive2001 - no visuals, no guide
it was finally accepted, so it looks like tenacity won out. i actually got a real comment from the mod, though. they say they turn down final fantasy vii stuff all of the time, which must be because the current FAQs are so bloated. so on one hand, most of the stuff that they have getting submitted is junk, on the other, it blocks out everything from getting through, even something somewhat needed, like a great glacier map.
There are too many guides with incorrect information in them and we need newer, more fresh guides to be accepted.
I have a newer and fresh guide...*sigh* it was rejected due to oversaturation... At least we know that it really is just because they reject things just to do so. Shame they don't actually pay attention to the submissions have the time. However, congratulations on getting the map accepted. --- PSN: Grekaosangel Project IX: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B1600C521E8F735B