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Cast Your Votes for the New Map Rotation!

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Seba, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    As most of you are aware, our main server's only use is testing - on days other than Sundays and the occasional impromptu it receives no attention and goes through the usual (bad) map rotation. So, in an effort to populate it, we thought we'd ask what maps you guys think should be on the standard rotation.

    The rules are simple:
    • Pick no more than five maps
    • The maps should be in beta or a reasonably detailed alpha
    • Gimmick maps will be assessed on an individual basis
    • Steer away from Arena maps (as if that was going to be a problem)
    • Name your choices (don't post "what x said;" you can quote them, however)

    The top seven maps will get put on the standard map rotation, in addition to custom maps already in-game.

    Once the map list is established, expect to see more casual play events. These won't be limited to the rotation - many more maps are on the server and ready to be played at any time, as long as a VIP is present to change maps.

    Get voting!
     
  2. Amidio

    Amidio L2: Junior Member

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    I'd like to note that we should alternate between stock and custom maps to attract people on to the server through quickplay.

    cp_stonyridge
    koth_arctic
    pl_clifftop
    plr_frostfell
     
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  3. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    Yeah, throw some stock maps in there too.

    koth_artic
    pl_volcanic
    pl_swiftwater (ucg version if possible)
    koth_chasm
    plr_hysteria
     
  4. GPuzzle

    GPuzzle L9: Fashionable Member

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    cp_upland
    koth_artic
    ctf_wildfire
    pl_escarpment
    cp_process


    Also, Seba said that they were going to put all custom maps that VALVe bought. Like Yukon, Harvest, Coldfront, Gullywash... At least that's what I understood.
     
  5. Tarry H Sruman

    Tarry H Sruman Large Orphanage Proprietor

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    cp_upland
    pl_volcanic
    cp_vanguard
    cp_harbour (if its ready, haven't played it in a few months)
    cp_stoneyridge

    I really want to say Zinkenite, but good luck getting any randoms to download that colossus.
     
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  6. Burnout6010

    Burnout6010 L5: Dapper Member

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    KotH_Flush
    PL_Waste
    CP_UpLand
    KotH_Namicott
    KotH_Artic
     
  7. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    koth_arctic
    pl_swiftwater_ugc
    pl_boundary_final
    ctf_converge

    Just have a lot of good finished maps for a few months so people can get used to them etc, later you can always have 1-2 popular betas in the rotation as well.
     
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  8. Melvin D Engineere

    Melvin D Engineere L3: Member

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    pl_volcanic
    koth_flake
    cp_stoneyridge
    cp_evergreen
    ctf_landfall

    I was going to nominate pl corrode, but like Zinkenite, it's a big download for most people, though not as bad as Zinkenite.
     
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  9. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    My hunch is that Zinkenite is likely popular enough among people that enjoy custom maps that it would be fine to run it despite the size. I don't have anything to base that on though.
     
  10. Tarry H Sruman

    Tarry H Sruman Large Orphanage Proprietor

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  11. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    Zinkenite hasn't been seen since 2011.

    cp_ashville
    pl_volcanic
    cp_evergreen
    pl_frontier
    koth_arctic
     
  12. SyntheticSauce

    SyntheticSauce L1: Registered

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    You should add a poll to this thread, if possible.
     
  13. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    It wouldn't cover all the available options.
     
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  14. Dr. Element

    aa Dr. Element Also known as Faux Rhinoceros

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    koth_arctic
    cp_vanguard
    plr_frostfell
    pl_volcanic
    cp_indulge
     
  15. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    Frontier already is official you silly goose
     
  16. heyyou

    heyyou L3: Member

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    plr_frostfell
    cp_stoneyridge
    pl_volcanic
    koth_arctic
    pl_boundary
     
  17. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    koth_arctic
    cp_process
    pl_volcanic
    ctf_retreat
    plr_frostfell
     
  18. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    ctf_retreat
    pl_waste
    pl_volcanic
    koth_quarry (or koth_anthem)
    cp_antiquity (or cp_tidal)

    Keep in mind that I compiled this list as what I think would show the vast tracts of content that tf2maps.net creates, rather than the absolute best. In other words, what we have to offer aside from the norm. Also know that I haven't played very many of our older maps, so this list could probably be better made.
     
  19. Eyce

    Eyce L6: Sharp Member

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    The server I frequent that runs a load of customs doesn't mind the filesize, it even gets players actively joining midgame despite the Australian internet part.
     
  20. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    And the verdict is in - koth_arctic, pl_volcanic, plr_frostfell, cp_stoneyridge, cp_upland, cp_vanguard, and pl_boundary will be added to our regular customs rotation. Congratulations to the authors, enjoy some more publicity for your maps :D
     
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