iplaya wrote:From an earlier post id like to see some older maps that used to be played quite often a long time ago make a reappearance. Some of these still do see game time occasionally but more specific to server #2.
Contra - A fan favourite and i havent seen this played in years personally.
Dolls - Was a fantastic map especially when played correctly and was manic on #1. The way it should be.
Westwood_s - Is seen every so often again mainly on #2.
Nightfever_Bridge - Im sure some of the old legends would agree with this.
Xcom - Used to be my favourite map on the server.
The biggest problem with any map is that no matter how much we like that map, Valve keeps changing the engine, which tends to mess up these older maps in many strange ways.
This can be how the game engine handles textures or indeed many little changes Valve have made to handle different mapping routines.
Over time the maps, despite them being OK originally, developed problems, that impacted on the maps so badly with a large player load, had to be moved to #2. Even then some of the maps became so badly affected by some of these changes, that they had to be removed altogether.
All those maps you have listed I loved to play, but for one reason or another, be that Valve/map issues with large numbers, or players becoming bored with the maps and leaving, have been moved to #2. Even then maps like westwood had to be removed due to map texture problems for many.
I do tend to keep trying those maps, hoping that the Valve engine had been changed in a positive way
but to no avail, and will usually use those maps on events.
Its always worth trying a map out again, to see if it has improved, or now we have an excellent map testing team and map makers, be able to get those looked at and maybe modified.