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Poll Question: Do you want custom maps in Master Server Patch 2.1/2.2
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Crams as many maps in.    
  3 (15.0%)
Only the best maps (that are fun to play)    
  3 (15.0%)
Only the best maps (that have balanced gameplay)    
  6 (30.0%)
All the good maps (that are fun to play)    
  4 (20.0%)
All the good maps (that have balanced gameplay)    
  1 (5.0%)
NO CUSTOM MAPS    
  3 (15.0%)
I don't care.    
  0 (0.0%)
I'm Lost~    
  0 (0.0%)




Total votes: 20
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Master Server 2.1/2.2 Custom Maps (YES OR NO)
Mar 11th, 2015 at 10:18pm
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Well everyone! since we had a 'PUBLIC OUTCRY'

I'm calling a vote now.

So you decide.

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Reply #1 - Mar 11th, 2015 at 10:33pm
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voted for add the best maps. the ones I suggested in the other thread, i'll just copy that list here. I'm sure there's probably more worth mentioning that aren't on this list too.

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avp_community_gallery
DE_DUST
DM_ANTARTICA
DM_BLOOD_RAIL
DM_DEPOT2
dm_doomedwasteland
dm_gcmc.klitter
TOXIC FEUD
DM_JUNGLE
dm_oo_predatortemple
dm_satanicsanctuary_war.machine
> dm_industry
dm_island
GHOSTSHIP
HANGERS2
LONDON_SEWER
rc_stronghold_of_tranquility_v2_15f      
THE_THING_V2
TDS_DM_POD
suk-stronghold      
suk-stronghold_2
gladiator
dm_oo_predatortemple
DM_OVERWATCH
DM_SMUGGLER
SNACKLAB
Evac_Gauntlet
evac-isolationchamber1.4
suk-stronghold_evac
TDM_HELLSGATE
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Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2015 at 10:37pm
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Don't forget DM_industry dude! That's a classic.

  
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Reply #3 - Mar 11th, 2015 at 10:43pm
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This is best solution for this problem.
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 11th, 2015 at 10:52pm
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Acid wrote on Mar 11th, 2015 at 10:43pm:
This is best solution for this problem.


Totally... hopefully TBBC can wait a while since we get a decent list going.

And snap up a quick 2.2?
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Reply #5 - Mar 11th, 2015 at 11:22pm
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My suggestion for a setup of maps would be in the first place to remove brokendream and all the primal hunt maps, then put korari, waterstation, pod and storageyard back in. Then we can start talking about the potential candidates.

I have only chose maps that are fully optimized for gameplay and performance, which means no fps lag, significant glitches and enjoyable gameplay for everyone:

My list would be composed of evac maps only since this is the game mode that is lacking the most:

suk stronghold 1 & 2 (evac) - kind of a mandatory choice since this map has been around for so long that is semi-official

evac_industry - one of the best designed maps out there

toxic_feud - quite possibly the best evac map

suke hadleyshope - Imp worked on this map for the patch and its great

I would add avp community gallery and jungle if it werent for the massive sizes, but if people are ok with it then i say to include this 2 also


Now about my maps:

dm_storageyard

Well i guess i dont have to say anything about this map since it has been out for almost a year now and played daily on tdm. The map has been fixed. FPS increased by 20 and numerous texture and other bugs fixed. Only small details in the geometry where changed.







Now the maps that i had for patch 2.1

dm_temple

This is a tiny jungle map with a small avp-themed temple in the middle. Since the beggining i think avp was in need of a jungle and pred orientated map so i made this.





evac_moria

This is massive, very complex and very hard (for humans at least) evac only map. Humans must navigate through this cave system but fast enough to avoid getting killed by a danger that advances. I wanted this map to have a theatrical feel so multiple effects take place as the marines advance through the map all the way to the outside where the evac zone is.









All my maps where fully and thouroughly tested to make sure they dont lag event on older computers and so the gameplay is as balanced and as fun as possible
  
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Reply #6 - Mar 11th, 2015 at 11:31pm
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JP, korari, does have a problem though bug related... whats wrong with the ph maps? yes they suck lol but still better to have them in right? as for brokendream biggest avp2 map why would that need to be removed?  i was on a server few days ago with 16 players max on that map everyone had a good time.

If your maps get put back in, then are they going to be added to UMP3 then ?

Love the screenshots man, you should make more LOTR Theme maps

Helms Deep? xD

  
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Reply #7 - Mar 11th, 2015 at 11:46pm
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korari, does have a problem though bug related...


the stairs bug doesnt mess the gameplay much, plus, it is such a wanted map that it really doesnt matter

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whats wrong with the ph maps? yes they suck lol but still better to have them in right?


i think its just a 20mb waste of space. no one plays or likes these.

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as for brokendream biggest avp2 map why would that need to be removed?


because its basically all avp maps put together. i think its a bit pointless, but thats just my opinion.

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If your maps get put back in, then are they going to be added to UMP3 then ?


storage and temple can go but i was serious about moria the other day. it has some special commands that it needs to work, and these commands only work on selected servers. If its run on another server its quite possible that it becomes full of gameplay bugs and thats not something i want.

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tought about doing some mordor themed map but didnt realy go as far as that
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Reply #8 - Mar 12th, 2015 at 1:45am
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Hey,

I made a news post on the front page trying to get everyone to vote in here. I'm hoping everyone really does vote.

I really don't know how to vote on this one. I'm very conflicted.



To me, the Primal Hunt maps should absolutely stay. I don't think they suck at all. I've had loads of fun on all of them.

As for putting in more custom maps, I want it if its going to be a lot. I would like UMP level of maps, but then it becomes an issue of re-uploading a HUGE file every time the MSP is updated.

If its going to be just a select few, like the best of the best. What are the guidelines we go by?

Obviously, the maps should be glitch free and run smooth.

But then do we just put in maps that are fair and balanced for all 4 species? Or do we put in the maps that are just the most fun to play? This to me will cause a LOT of disagreement. Competitive players will favor more balanced maps, where people like myself just care about the fun factor.

Or do we keep it split. MSP + UMP3 (cmon 00 lol) to avoid conflict?



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Oh also, would custom maps mean welcoming custom textures/audo, etc? Or is it just the dat files?
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Reply #9 - Mar 12th, 2015 at 1:48am
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Better Answers now more 'defined'
  
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Reply #10 - Mar 12th, 2015 at 1:59am
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Reply #11 - Mar 12th, 2015 at 2:00am
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I removed your vote, you can vote again now.

OK EVERYONE ALL VOTES BEEN REMOVED - DUE TO NEW ANSWERS

Start again.

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Reply #12 - Mar 12th, 2015 at 2:11am
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I voted.

"All the good maps (that are fun to play)"

Some people here might not expect me to vote that way, but I want custom maps included. But I do think they should be evaluated before being thrown in. I'd settle for only the best maps (that are fun to play) as well. Those should be masterpieces then.

I'm against voting for "balanced maps" because that cuts off a lot of fun maps. Also, people always bicker about balance since this game came out. No one can ever agree on balance. Most people think AvP2 is unbalanced in gameplay as is. How can you pick balanced maps when people complain about grenades, smartun, disc, lockon weapons, plasma spam, camping, etc.

I just hope that if the majority does vote custom maps in, we would consider maps since 2001. Not just recently made ones in 2014-2015. Some players here might be new to the game and may not have played a lot of the older maps. But the majority of maps came out around 2002-2008.

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Either way, there is still a place for UMP3, I think. Those that want to go deeper into custom maps can then grab that. As I will if its made.
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Reply #13 - Mar 12th, 2015 at 9:37am
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although the idea of kenny is right but
i vote no for problem of polarization

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Reply #14 - Mar 12th, 2015 at 9:49am
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Voted All the good maps (that are fun to play) however would also settle for Only the best maps (that are fun to play) depending on any size limitations imposed on the MSP.

Prime example of my reasoning: The sUk maps are not balanced at all, they are very forgiving to humans and harsh on aliens but people really enjoy them and find this unbalanced approach fun.

Selecting maps based on balance is a waste of time i think, it only takes a little common sense to look at a map and go "This map has broken balance, x race just gets murdered." and thats fine for the worst cases but some servers run "All Weapons" which just kills balance outright for any map.

I believe a focus on fun and technical stability should be the priority.
  
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