I definitely enjoy the various themes Valve and the TF2maps community have developed for maps, and it made me wonder what sort of themes would fit equally well in the game. Personally, as I live in Southern California, much of the landscape looks like it would fit right into the world of TF2, so I figured I'd post some examples. http://www.firsttimeorangecounty.com/images/rural-laguna-canyon-view.jpg Here is a nice shot of the landscape that I am more or less surrounded by these days, even though I live in one of those housing tracts, much of the nearby land is undeveloped giving me access to these sort of vistas. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1064/1465273910_8ae6f262b6.jpg Oddly enough, I've seen a lot of abandoned and run down houses out here. Can't really explain that phenomena. Granted, this isn't one near me, but there are at least two or three I could easily photograph and show off. http://idxsca.eneighborhoods.com/large_images/OCR/76/U9003776.jpg The plant life can go from brown to green rather quickly, and it's interesting to see boulders swimming in a sea of green on the crests of the hills. http://www.hemetdesertsky.com/images/hemet-diamondvalley.jpg The reason I feel a theme set in this area would work so well is that it does have some visually interesting elements, and it suits gameplay because many places in Southern California are situated in bowls, or create natural canyons and valleys. http://www.mountainbikebill.com/blog/wp-content/imagescaler/9c2ab5045ecaab27c6945b8e53533ddc.jpg Some of this terrain can feel quite rugged and impressive. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/51/128221991_36c42cf24f.jpg?v=0 While at other times feel thoroughly inviting and diverse. So, that's why I feel like Southern California would make for a natural theme to run with in TF2, as it maintains the rough and tumble atmosphere established in previous environments, but also presents a new pallet and visual interest entirely. So, what kind of environments would you like to see explored in the game next?