astro wrote:anyone taking note of this thread ?
I wouldn't have asked the question if I was not prepared to take notes
Not sure why you think default maps are always going to be good, since UKCS has always changed maps from the default to modified ones for a period of time. Many default maps are actually more laggy than the newer versions, which is one reason why they are changed, other maps are just so used to being played, that people become bored of them.
Lets take de_inferno as an example, the original one we had was superceded by a Valve release of a newer map. Players moaned and groaned that the old one was better and we changed the map back (by giving it a different name) and removed the Valve version, because players said they hated it. Wonder of wonders, the old version became less popular after a while of adding newer maps, and we had players asking why the Valve version was not on.
Not sure if you are actually aware of the number of maps that are available for map votes, but making a 50/50 split would not be much use either. Whenever we have had both versions of a map on, there have been times when one is voted straight after another, and you get moans of, "we have only just played this"