Well... Things have changed since 2013, and most people will agree that it didn't change in a good way. So we can somehow say that approval is dead, yes.
FlobuFlobs wrote:Christ I really don't understand all the "perfection" blah blah about the beatmap ranking process. So what if a note is a pixel offscreen, is that really a reason to unrank? If it's fun and doesn't have issues that ruin its playability and/or status as a coherent beatmap i really don't think it matters.
That's why half of the newly ranked beatmaps are TV sizes, and the approved category has been dead since 2013
Approved isnt dead, approved is for marathon maps with a draintime of +5min
Awesome map, really impressed :3