New Map Rotation

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Turbo Lover, May 31, 2015.

  1. Turbo Lover

    aa Turbo Lover Fight me under Glasgow Central Station

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    Hey, how's it going, Fr0z3n said to post this here.

    Can we get a new map rotation? The April Fool's rotation of joke and gimmick maps is kinda losing its luster now that it's almost June. Personally, I'm not a fan of getting motion sickness from the variety of visually offensive maps that are currently on the rotation - I'm looking at you ctf_turbine_pisstaco. And I hear that casual events might make a comeback too, they'd benefit greatly from a new rotation, one filled with high quality maps from our community such as the ones featured in our Map Showcase.

    But wait! The maps in the showcase seem kind of old hat, don't they? Maybe we could take this opportunity to make some new additions to the showcase, and work out the kinks in the selection process. I hear there's quite a backlog of submissions, perhaps we should start there?

    But that's just me, what do you guys think?
     
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  2. Egan

    aa Egan

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    Yeah we can do this.

    I have concerns that people will become bored of rotation maps as they have in all cases previously, and we do in fact need players to playtest showcase entries for good gameplay feedback. I also have concerns about the reliability of casual playtest player numbers but maybe that will be fine.
     
  3. Berry

    aa Berry if you read this you're a nerd

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    As you say, we do need to test showcase entries so what if we added the to-be-reviewed showcase entries to the rotation as well (or the promising ones), then removed any that weren't fitting? (The rest would be added to the showcase full-time)
     
  4. Egan

    aa Egan

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    Oh actually I was confused, was thinking of the to-be-reviewed maps instead of the actual in-the-showcase maps. Pardon my previous response. Yeah have the showcase maps in the pool would be totally fine then.

    I don't think we should change how showcase maps are selected though.
     
  5. Turbo Lover

    aa Turbo Lover Fight me under Glasgow Central Station

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    Well, how exactly are Showcase maps selected and why have the number of new Showcase maps gone down recently if it's functioning as intended?
     
  6. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Because we're very behind on them, again. We've recently brought on a bunch of new staff and have been making plans behind the scenes to get that back on order.
     
  7. Egan

    aa Egan

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    Map list updated to current showcase (minus the in-game maps like yukon/manor/coldfront etc).

    arena_backlot_rc2
    arena_blackwood_valley
    arena_suijin_rc2
    cp_antiquity_rc1
    cp_axle_rc1
    cp_bazillion_rc5
    cp_desertion_rc1
    cp_dusk_rc1
    cp_edifice_rc1
    cp_ferrum_rc1
    cp_furnace_rc
    cp_glacier_rc6
    cp_keikoku_rc1
    cp_mojave_b2
    cp_morras_castle_rc1
    cp_silvertrail_rc2
    cp_stoneyridge_rc1
    cp_tidal_v4
    cp_upland_rc4
    cp_zinkenite_b3a
    ctf_haarp
    ctf_landfall_rc
    ctf_overlook_b1
    ctf_system_rc1
    ctf_vector_v1
    ctf_wildfire_rc
    koth_anthem_b3
    koth_arctic_b3
    koth_dropdown_rc1
    koth_former_cornfield_b1
    koth_namicott_rc4
    koth_nerve
    koth_persia_b4
    koth_quarry_rc5
    koth_railbridge_rc2
    koth_skyward_b2
    pl_5curve
    pl_angkor_rc1
    pl_boundary_final1
    pl_cashworks_final1
    pl_crag_event_b
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    pl_manngrove_rc5
    pl_waste_v2
    tc_meridian_rc3
     
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  8. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    I think you should include Snowplow on the rotation since it's a TF2maps flagship map.

    Perhaps you could also include some good custom maps that are in beta stage? That would give players a bit more variety and also learn a little bit about how a map is built.
     
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  9. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing dan's birthday was fun too

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    koth_anthem_b3 is in the list twice. Will that affect the map rotation on the server, or is that just a mistake in the post?

    Edit: The fix had been made, so no worries here.
     
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  10. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    cp_keikoku_rc2 was released months ago. Freyja just hasn't updated the download link in the thread.
     
  11. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    How about using the top maps from the workshop combined with some of the older ones? The workshop might have some lower quality maps that might not be showcase worthy. But even in that case it still shows its popular and might still be worthy to have it on rotation.