New Map Rotation.

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by grazr, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    After alot of "um'ing" and "er'ing" after the last official contest (and the new US server being a good boy) i finally got around to setting up the new rotation for TF2maps.net

    plr_nightfall
    koth_lakeside
    pl_frontier
    pl_hoodo
    cp_axle
    cp_biodome
    pl_boundary
    cp_crossroads
    ctf_haarp
    cp_metalworks
    cp_antiquity
    cp_crossaint
    cp_copperhead

    This is what is running at the moment

    I guess i'm missing mann manor, how are you guys for event maps on our server? If you guys want it, i'll put it up.

    Also since we highlighted the mirrored valve maps i can put those up if people so desire it, just say so in this thread.

    Also-also i can't remember what maps came directly after bidome and axle unless it really was boundary with haarp and crossroads. I seem to be missing 2 maps excluding the mirrored feature.
     
  2. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    Sorry but why do we need a map rotation again? As far as I know, the only time the servers are populated is during impromptus, gameday, or shortly after a official blog post urging people to play contest maps.
     
  3. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Grazr, this is like the 3 thread in 2 months about this, could'nt you have just bumped the old one?

    And it isn't necessary, but being a custom mapping community, it would seem logical that we have our best creations feature on our server.

    Other contest maps should be up there also, Mojave, Omen, Process, etc. You might as well put the top 3 from both sides up there, pr the top 3 non sym and top 1-2 sym... and Omen...
     
  4. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    That's not entirely true, ever since the blog post about the last contest our servers fill up semi-frequently with randoms. When we don't have random alpha's coming up players actually enjoy our custom servers. It also allows casual gamedays to occur more easily. When we had the contest maps in rotation our servers were a huge success. I know that's not why we have the servers but it was still nice.

    Our servers should represent us and running a rotation of our best maps should promote our community appropriately.

    Of course people are to busy doing the assignments for our regulars to be in the servers for casual play but the assignments wont be on forever.

    @Frozen. I couldn't find the other posts and since this is basically up and running now i just made a new thread saying so. Who cares if there's a new thread after 2 months.
     
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  5. honeymustard

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    Boundary was never featured! I'm taking that to my death bed.
     
  6. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I removed haarp because Dr.Spud smells of cabbages. When he has a shower it'll go into the rotation.
     
  7. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Interesting, after we created a proper custom map rotation our US server is frequently at 12-18 capacity. The EU less frequently but it's still getting attention. I didn't expect it to happen so quickly.

    This should be good for our resident mappers in getting out there to the general TF2 player base.
     
  8. theharribokid

    aa theharribokid

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    I'd still like a few stock maps in the rotation like ctf_doublecross, cp_yukon, cp_coldfront, cp_granary, cp_freight, cp_mountainlab, cp_degrootkeep, koth_harvest, pl_badwater, plr_pipeline, tc_hydro (with a half filled server it works fine) And some customs off the top of my head: ctf_converge_b3, ctf_landfall_rc1, cp_antiquity_rc1, cp_furnace_rc, plr_panic_b2.
     
  9. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    If you want any other stock map played then vote it in, any donator can do it. Besides, the whole point was that we're a custom content operation; one of the reasons why our servers were empty was because it was only stock maps in rotation. I like hydro and doublecross too but it's not about what you or i want as individuals. The goal is to promote our community efforts, but to do so effectively we also need to not saturate our visitors with content, which is why i'm using the feature as a rule of thumb.

    I'll add coldfront since it was Icarus, and mountainlab because it was 3djn, and both were as a result of TF2maps contests (actually, i'm pretty sure both of them got a feature too). Antiquity is already up.

    If you want any of those maps you suggested on our server rotation, then vote them in for feature at the end of the month. I'm in the process of trying to get DrP to allow other site admins to control features since he keeps missing it. As it stands we should have had 9 more maps through our feature section and into our rotation but 3 months of feature have been overlooked.

    The list will grow in time but i don't really believe we need non-TF2M stock maps in the rotation because of our communities "goals"; and as i already said, you can vote them in if and when it's necessary.
     
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