The Mapping Charts

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Randdalf, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    Here's something I hope to do every Thursday: the mapping charts!

    There is one chart, organised by downloads from FPSBanana.com. I could also do charts for different types of map as well. I will ignore any maps I deem "improper" for selection (i.e. farming maps) and maps that do not use the accepted game modes (cp, pl, ctf, dom, tc and arena). Of couse, this exercise is kind of pointless, but it's also interesting as well.

    28th August 2008
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    Position Map Name Author Downloads Movement
    1. arena_mach Vilepickle 359 N
    2. arena_2fort_b2 VelvetFistIronGlove 221 N
    3. cp_raiden uliboh 83 N
    4. cp_sandtrap_v1 Rlaro 63 N
    5. arena_rock jermy 58 N
    6. pl_donut_b1 UKCS-Alias 56 N
    7. ctf_2docks Gunbeard 54 N
    8. arena_castlewars bigdovbalby 48 N
    9. ctf_house_b2 CreepyNerd 46 N
    10. arena_shift_v3 fr0zenshiFt 45 N
     
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  2. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    I'm sure you meant to include tc in the "accepted game modes", right?

    Either way, this is a really neat idea. :)
     
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  3. Randdalf

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    Hehe. Yup. I'd also consider including a map, if it was a map of high quality, such as Snipergen's dm_biosphere.
     
  4. VelvetFistIronGlove

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    Interesting idea. What criteria are you using to choose whether a map goes on the list or not? Take hoodoo for example, which last time I looked had almost 700 downloads on fpsbanana.
     
  5. Username

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    Isn't hoodoo still in alpha? I think he's only showing beta and finished maps.
     
  6. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    no, hoodoo hit beta about three weeks ago, its nearly ready for _b2 even.
     
  7. Randdalf

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    I'm looking at the total downloads each week, much like in the music charts (however much of a farce they are). If you're interested, hoodoo was 2nd on the month's top downloads, behind meridian.
     
  8. Rad

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    interesting. I can personally vouch for ctf_2docks. I rarely see maps that make good use of water.
     
  9. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Bump, 7days have passed, time for an update ;)
     
  10. Randdalf

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    Oops sorry, forgot about this with starting College and clan matches and all...

    Anyway, *ahem*

    14th September 2008
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    Position Map Name Author Downloads Movement
    1. pl_cranetop_b1 cybris 306 N
    2. pl_strider_b7 dertend2000 193 N
    3. arena_dust endyss 124 N
    4. tc_atlantic_v1 Teckor17 108 N
    5. ctf_bankjob_b1 DWILL 80 N
    6. pl_haywood_beta4 Lazke 71 N
    7. ctf_death_valley ikem 54 N
    8. cp_volcano_b1 gwton 47 N
    9. cp_arena_trains_b1 MalachiTF2 45 N
    10. pl_cliffhanger Juice- 44 N


    Heh, I'll do my best not to forget this next week.
     
  11. AWESOME-O

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    man, that pl_strider has that many downloads, it completely sucks
     
  12. Meta

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    But it's also different, which leads to people having a much higher rate of curiosity torwards this map than other maps.
     
  13. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    It was suggested once or twice that the robot from Meridian could be used as an active payload that is escorted to destroy a base with it's weapons systems. As well as "platform" payloads that could carry sentry guns. The idea is somewhat of an amusing one.

    But.. putting half-life material into TF2 maps is somewhat of a touchy subject, if you can get away with it (like, a texture) then by all means, why not. But taking an npc, the strider, right out of half life 2, and putting it into TF2.

    No.
     
  14. Randdalf

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    So... back on schedule

    18th September 2008
    Top 10
    Position Map Name Author Downloads Movement
    1. pl_strider_b8 dertend2000 249 +1
    2. cp_beamvalley Android_r2d2 225 N
    3. ctf_bankjob_b2 DWILL 184 +2
    4. pl_haywood_beta4 Lazke 94 +2
    5. cp_monkey_b3 Nagash-sama 81 N
    6. cp_abordight_test2 hey you 79 N
    7. pl_cliffhanger Juice- 53 +3
    8. ctf_colorblind Sorgey 43 N
    9. cp_cargo_station Snuffles10155 28 N
    10. ctf_death_valley ikem 26 -3


    So, lots of movement in the top 10. This is mainly due to the sheer number of crappy or improper maps in the top 10. The biggest movers this week are pl_cliffhanger and ctf_Death_valley, who have effectively switched positions.
     
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  15. Snipergen

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    I shouldn't read this topic, still proves 90% of the mappers and/or server admins are 14 year old retards.
     
  16. ArsenaL

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    Just on FPSB.

    If that included every game the first part of every map listed would say surf.

    some of the responses i got in private messages and emails from bankjob make me want to kill all of their parents just for breeding. :cursing:

    I received one that told me "DUDE YOU SHOUDL LIKE TOTAY PUT YOUR SENTRYSHACK BEHIND A CAGE OR LIKE A CAKE SO IT TAKES UP SPACE."


    Honestly.. can we please quit sniffing paint thinner people.