Those of you that hate "gimicky' maps please don't shoot me...but I have to wonder, why has the "Balloon Race" play style/mode not been incorporated into more map designs? I ask because, several months ago during a "fun maps" play event on our servers, we threw Balloon Race up just to see what it was about, and it was an instant hit. So much so, that we've been running a 24/7 dedicated Balloon race server since about a week after that event, and it has attracted more than 75 donating members to our community by itself. It is, sadly, very poorly supported by it's creator, and the graphics are (at best) a very early alpha quality (which again bears witness to how popular the playstyle could be, if a map this ugly can attract so much traffic). We were excited to hear the original mapper was working on a V2 of Balloon race, but aside from new balloon models, and spawn rooms, it doesn't appear he will be doing much in the way of optimization and texture work. SO...is there anyone interested in taking this kind of play mode on? We're so interested in a new balloon race map, we've even entertained the idea of hiring a top-notch mapper to make one for us. If any of the high-end mapper would like to see their map on a 24/7 dedicated server that gets 1000's of players per day, take on the challenge of Balloon Race, and your map will have a home at No Heroes.