Map makers work really hard on their projects and it's kind of a shame that they don't really get rewarded for it, except for a trophy that is just for show.
My suggestion is simple, reward map makers with points whenever a game is created with one of their maps. The amount can be fixed (Something like 100 points per game) or be dependant on the rating (Which I think would be better). For example, if a map has 5 rating, then the creator gets 100 points per game, if it has 4.5 then the reward is 90 points, if it's a 4, then the reward 80 points etc.
Of course there should be a limit on how many points a player can recieve per map. I think that 50, 000 points per map is good.
In conclusion, this idea can provide a decent reward to the creator and also rewards higher quality and more popular maps.
Make it, and we will witness the constant "follow 4 follow" bullshit, but with "vote 4 vote". Right now the majority of maps coming from creative, committed and enthusiastic players... even when someone produces a weaker map, they seek to learn their lessons, their reward is our appreciation and the chance to play on a truly custom, self-made map.
Even if you pair it with a non-profitable, titular reward, people will immediately break it's purpose and flood us with fake and disastrous maps, farming votes by asking or promising to vote back. Just look at the lottery games, hundreds of "players" keep joining them and spending time for a non-existed gameplay, reasoning with their need for reaching a certain level faster.
Please leave us with fewer but real maps, quality over quantity,
Seems good. I can agree and giving mapmakers more achievements on rating of their maps is a brilliant idea but.. you can actually manipulate the rating by convincing your friends to rate it a 5 star so you surely would get the achievements in no time. Second; amount of points that popular mapmakers will get would explode. By just stating if this would be true then Срећко & Troll would be level 60 in near 2 months even if they have been inactive for years.
Maybe another achievements given by Fizzer would help & mapmaking would be encouraged. With another achievements I mean like:
"Map creator achievement - Made your own map"
"Map Builder - Made more than 5 maps"
"Map Builder II - Made more than x number maps"
" 4 star achievement - Your map is rated 4 stars (and stayed at 4 stars for 3 weeks)"
" 5 star achievement - Your map is rated 5 stars"
And so on... of course there are infinity creative ideas in the box.