Maps that are currently submitted on official server but don’t have any nomination statuses can receive custom ones on Akatsuki. If a player is interested in having a map go through an evaluation process, they must send it to their respective mode in the Nomination Request category on Discord:
#nomination-std: Available for osu! standard maps;
Once the map set is sent and a Beatmap Nominator is available, they will decide whether the map is worth being Ranked, Loved, or should remain Unranked. If a player is not satisfied about a mapset’s given status, or would like to report one that doesn’t follow the current criteria that has been given a status by mistake, they must forward it to the #rank-discussion channel.
Here are the currently available nomination status on the server, with their respective purpose:
Ranked: Ranked beatmaps use the double upwards chevron icon in the song selection screen. They allow players to compete on leaderboards and gain performance points from setting scores. This status is applied by either the Beatmap Nomination team, or the official server.
Approved: Approved beatmaps use the check mark icon in the song selection screen. They’re part of an old nomination system used by the official server, and allow players to compete on leaderboards and gain performance points from setting scores. This status can only be applied by the official server.
Qualified: Qualified beatmaps use the check mark icon in the song selection screen. They enter a queue, and will eventually be Ranked if they aren’t disqualified from it. On Akatsuki, once a map is moved from Qualified to Ranked, the scores submitted within the qualification period remain. This status is currently only applied by the official server.
Loved: Loved beatmaps use the heart icon in the song selection screen. Unlike Ranked beatmaps, they do not award performance points from setting scores. This status is applied by either the Beatmap Nomination team, or the official server.
Unranked: Unranked beatmaps use the question mark icon in the song selection screen. They don’t offer any leaderboards nor allow the player to gain any performance points from setting scores, their only benefit is to increment a player’s total score. This is the default given status for beatmaps.
Here is the currently available nomination criteria for the server. Due to the diversity of game modes, it may differ for each and every one of them.
What makes a map get ranked?
Maps that contain good overall consistency.
What makes a map get loved?
Maps that aren’t timed accurately.
Maps that blatantly abuse the performance system.
Maps with 2B or Aspire aspects. Exceptions can be given:
- They can be ranked as long as they don’t break the performance or score submission system.
Maps that are deemed unrankable but have a lot of traction.
Maps with hit objects or invisible sliders that cannot be hit.
Maps that are low quality and are deemed to be very low effort.
Sets with Difficulty edits. These will vary on the case, for instance:
- If a set contains different BPM edits, the original BPM can be ranked while others must be loved.
- If a set contains different AR edits, the highest AR edit can be ranked while others must be loved.
What makes a map not get nominated at all?
Maps that have official server beatmap nominators. It is best to wait for any updates from their side before requesting them here.
Maps that are currently marked as WIP or Pending on the official server. Exceptions can be given:
- If you’ve contacted the mapper and they’ve confirmed they won’t be committing any more changes to the map.
- If you’re the mapper and you’re requesting your own map to be nominated.
Maps that include unnecessary derogatory terms, or NSFW (not safe for work) content.
Maps that have been submitted without a mapper’s authorization.
Maps that aren’t finished. Exceptions can be given:
- If they contain a “proper” beginning and ending.