* Guest Maps Extravaganza! * - NEW FEATURE

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* Guest Maps Extravaganza! * - NEW FEATURE

Postby TC on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:19 pm

We've added no less than 70 maps on to UKCS#2, and 25 maps on to UKCS#1. Yes, you heard that right!

Each day, 2 maps are automatically chosen from each server's own guest map pool and added to each server replacing the previous days guest maps. Those 2 guest maps stay on the server all day in the set of available maps that will appear in votes. Each server has its own guest pool, so each server gets 2 fresh maps each day. With the combination of #1 and #2, that means 4 guest maps per a day will be available between the two servers.

All maps in the guest pool gets equal airing, and will not appear again as a 'today's guest map' until all other guest maps have had their turn. This means maximum variety each day.

Obviously everyone has different tastes, so some days there may be guest maps you like, some days maps other people like. As they still appear in the vote, they still have to be voted on by players. The key here is having variety.

The guest maps have been drawn from all the viable maps we've used on #1 and #2 - ones we've had on cycle for periods over the last few years and were liked at the time. A lot of maps are not appropriate to be in the core set maps as were never popular enough, but as guests they will still provide fun and a pleasant change. Many older maps will bring back old memories.

The next 2 guest maps for each server are chosen at 7am each morning and last all day.

Maps below included in the current pool (Not all affect UKCS#1). Suggestions of old maps that played well at the time can be suggested for addition.

awp_subzero
blahhh_s
cs_assault_tactik
cs_backalley_bracket
cs_cabaret
cs_compound
cs_docks_djfinal
cs_harvest
cs_havana
cs_jungle
cs_mansion
cs_militia_tm2
cs_northtower
cs_occupation
cs_schweden_final
cs_spooks_s
cs_twilight
de_3rdstreet
de_aztec
de_bluecorridor
de_chateau
de_clubdome_b2
De_CN_Egypte *ranks are off
de_contra
de_courthouse_final
De_Crypt_CN_v1 *ranks are off
de_dam_facility
de_deathcookin
de_dolls
de_dust4ever_b4
de_gallery
de_gristmill
de_inferno_orig
de_jor1_b2
de_kilo2
de_lochs2
de_lost
de_menace_64
de_middleages
de_nmcastle_s
de_pariah
de_parthenon
de_PasDeQuartier
de_secretlab
de_spirits
de_star
de_thc65
de_tides
de_train
de_westwood_s
knas_speedcastle_css
nightfire_bridge

and also added:

de_nmcastle_s
de_troit
cs_symphony
cs_wolfenstein
de_Church_Marq2
de_alivemetal
cs_exile_b1
de_torn_ht
de_witness
de_vertigo
cs_mountainabode_lith
de_shotgun_rampage
de_rennes_v1
de_coldfusion
de_fortknox
cs_infiltratev2
de_crookcounty
de_cbble2
hallofdeath_s
de_nioaroon

Basically, every map we've had on UKCS cycle that was previously popular all back again!

Enjoy! :D
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Postby TuPac on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:23 pm

Militia :shock:

Dolls :shock:

Fantastic, can't wait :D

Can we have nightbridge? Please :)
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Postby cowboyfromhell on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:35 pm

BLAHHH!!!! <3

Great idea by the way, so many good maps, and of course even if there are some people don't like, no one can complain with the increased variety on offer now.
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Postby G on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:36 pm

some of them maps getting another chance is great imo and some others not so :S but im sure ppl will like the ones i dont

if the guest maps get good ratings will they become permanent?
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Postby alias on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:38 pm

blahhh
cn_egypte
dolls
westwood

:O

sounds good. however, i miss some maps:
de_gristmill
de_xcom

and put some borderline maps of map tests in them
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Postby TC on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:41 pm

de_gristmill added. We already have an 'xcom' in the list.

We do change the core maps around often too, but never to the extent of this brand new guest map system. Maps that do well as guests will be more likely to appear on core rotation at a later date, but we keep a fixed max number of core maps so any maps we add, we drop the least popular. This is not an issue with the new guest map system where each one gets a turn again. :D

Please DO NOT MOAN about a guest map being in this list that you don't like as it only gets a day's airing once every 25 days or so and everyone has different tastes. The only criteria we will remove a guest map from the pool is if it (a) Causes crashes (b) Totally empties the server when it does get played. (c) Impossibly laggy even for 1 day

Also remember, the final call of whether it gets played will be the player's vote on the server at the time. If too many people on the server AT THAT TIME have previously voted the map poorly, it won't even come up on vote for them. (As per the artificial intelligent map vote system we already use).
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Postby Nelsaidi on Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:47 pm

Sounds very good :)

Cant wait, I love alot of the maps there, and miss alot of em too.

1 Question, if any1 of those maps is VERY popular, ie server fulls up when its on or its always voted, will it make the core map list?
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Postby Cobra on Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:31 pm

O
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mansion, twilight, aztec, westwood, nightfire_bridge :D :D.

Good work !! :D.


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Postby TuPac on Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:38 pm

Thanks for adding nightfire bridge on TC :D
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Postby Reaver on Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:45 pm

gg ... havent seen Blahhh in a long time :p
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Postby Harteex on Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:53 pm

This is great :)
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Postby SoundByte™ on Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:15 pm

This is a brilliant idea :D

I would have preferred to see the newer version of de_westwood (the one with HDR and better textures), but I guess there is a good reason for it being replaced by the other one.

Still, looking forward to seeing all the old maps back for a short while 8)


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Postby Liquid on Sun Sep 02, 2007 6:32 pm

Excellent, nostalgia galore :D
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Postby Alwightmush on Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:55 pm

Niceone.
Good to see it's being freshened up, and have to say other servers I've been on suffer from the lack of new maps, which can't be said of UKCS. cool. 8)


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Postby pieman on Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:26 pm

de_lost :)


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Postby GazNET on Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:59 pm

What an excellent idea! :D
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Postby G on Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:02 pm

can we take desert atrocity off now? such a lagtastic map for me
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Postby RLCrazyCat3 on Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:18 pm

ooo alot of old favs on there

and g shouldn't you be posting a thread bout that on the maps section?
with a poll or something?
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Postby woogie on Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:53 pm

Now i must say, that is one supertastic idea.
Some of my favourite maps in there that used to be played back in my rank whoring days.
I might be able to get some kills again!!


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Postby Bruce_Lee(UK) on Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:05 am

just played backalley_bracket and that just reminded me how bad a map that used to be. shame we can't have cs_caberat :P
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