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Recently we've been playing with the idea of possibly some kind of map rotation. This would involve us having 2-4 maps that we swap to every few months. Currently we have the 2 maps.
This would then allow us to go away and make improvements on the map after we switch, letting you experience a refreshing change. Ideally, we'd have 3 maps. Swapping in a rotation every 4 months, spending that time improving and working on an update for the next map in the rotation. This would mean each time we revisit a map, it would hopefully have changes based on your feedback (probably some thread we make on map change, asking for feedback of the map we were just on).
For the 3rd map, we've yet to really even look into it. But I've owned the rights to edit rp_pinecity_v2b for well over a year, so that is totally a possibility. Along with that, we know that a community favourite has always been rp_florida_v2, so we could maybe look into purchasing the edit rights for that too.
This is simply an idea that I am looking for feedback on. Do you think that map changes that often is a bad thing? Or do you think common map changes will be a nice refreshment? I welcome any and all feedback, thanks <3
Personally i love this idea! New maps is the perfect way to keep the community loyal and fresh. Having the same map constantly will be great for pepper as he wont have to work so hard but we get bored, having rotating maps that update each rotation is great as we get new buildings, new strats and keeps things fresh.
Huge support for this!
Great idea owain, keeps a bit of change in the server.
Great idea. This may bring more people to the server as playing one map for a constant 6 months is boring. Every map we goto after a few months people are like "Let's go back to Florida". This would be an excellent idea.
Rockford was a great map so I support that.
Karnaka is also a great map.
Florida another great map.
Pines City is an alright map, not my favourite but may be good with actual people wanting to rp.
This may also help with Roleplay. Maybe people will actually RP.
The one question tho, is there gonna be a eco wipe every map? Or are you gonna do one like every 4 map changes etc. Maybe adding casino back to Florida would be great :0.
Seems great, if the fps issues are fixed with Florida.
> Seems great, if the fps issues are fixed with Florida.
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I honestly love this idea since it'd bring some kind of change every few months not making it seem like it's so fixed on it's current maps.
There could be new features added to the maps every few months and new content is what makes people stay and not get bored as easy!
So gotta go with Papi, Morgan, Benjamin and Jacub here cool man.
I would love to get back to Florida , but the problem is that it has lags.
Still it was a great map in my opinion and i had so much fun in it , bringing old days are refreshing too ;)
But i hope you find the problem solving the lag issue in the Florida map during your development.
I'll give Florida a +1
"Having the same map constantly will be great for pepper as he wont have to work so hard but we get bored," So you want me to work on 4 completely different maps because you get bored? Popular servers have had the same map for years and they still doing great, sure switching between maps is kinda cool but thats 4 maps that have to be managed. The layout is different, the content is different, the editing style is different, the compile times are different. Now I have a feeling people would say, "Well blah blah blah has changing maps and they keep those updated", half of the time those aren't their maps so they don't need to worry about it. Major games outside of gmod have an entire team for this shit, I am one newbie to a shitty 90s world editor. 1 or 2 would be completely fine with me but I don't want to touch rockford_xyz ever again. The thing that gets me going about this post is the fact that I was never even told about this idea until this was posted. Sure it looks like this is just an idea but people seem to think this is actually going to happen.
Overall this is a good idea, but I think it'll only be good if there are updates every time a map is reused, people aren't going to want to go to an old map that they're used to, it has to be an upgrade every time a the next map comes out. It will for sure keep people playing longer, as the main reason people leave is because they get bored of doing the same thing over and over again, with updated maps theres more unique experiences that come along with them.
Good idea, but every time the map changes, we all have a hard time connecting. Or is it just me?
Thats one fancy lake in Pine City :P
maps are good and having one long john is kinda gay anyway.
peen is supportive of the idea
unless we need to download the new map every time
then that would be kinda gay. I don't want to get the error where I can't join and needing to go to gmod folder each time to fix it. Don't want to keep downloading new resources too. If this is the case
peen is unsupportive of the idea.
I have massive massive support for this. Rotating maps not only keeps interest among our current loyal players, but also brings in new interest from the outside. New maps generally always cause an influx in players, and on regular occurrence would have a great impact on the server.
Often maps can become a bit stale after 6+ months of use, so once again, a great, fairly simple, but massively effective way of improving the server and keeping things fresh.
I love it!
It's an incredibly cool idea. But it must be borne in mind that there must actually be both power and resources for those who will actually maintain these maps. It might be enough to take one map at a time, ie a rotation of 2.