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Suggestion Low pop map rotations

Discussion in Server Suggestions & Bugs started by Isnukamex, Mar 11, 2017

  1. Aug 6, 2016
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    After speaking to some other players and agreeing with Detonator that I should make a thread about how the server rotates maps at lower populations. Everything that seems to be agreed on between the people that discussed it are as listed.
    *Any time the server has a population of 15 players or below, only small maps are able to be nominated and only small maps will show up on the voting list. Examples are Lego Mini World or Lila V3.
    *Map times should be reduced from 25 minutes to 15-20 minutes.
    I'm sure there is some dusty folder containing a plugin that could be applied. Sort of like the Zelda map. It locks and unlocks areas based on the population.

    I myself do get home just around the time the server starts to decrease and far too many times have players left because we get a long stretch of large or wide spread maps like 4-way, Highway or London.

    It would be great to see if we can find a way to accommodate all server population levels.
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    • Jul 26, 2016
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      I wouldn't count 4way, because it's barely played and always rtv'd cause of no cading spots. But the whole idea seems useful, agreed.
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      • May 31, 2012
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        It probably wouldn't be too difficult to throw in an if statement to change where the map cycle file is, and to have a low and normal population map cycle list. I like this idea.
        • Good Idea Good Idea x 1
        • Dec 27, 2012
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          Probably the best idea I've heard in a long time.
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          • Wizard! Wizard! x 1
          • Apr 26, 2015
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            But will this affect the nom list though?
          • Sep 25, 2010
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            Anyone with a suggestion for low server pop map rotation? I think maps that rely on running and kiting might have the best success. Or non cade heavy maps because its much harder to break cades with low numbers of zombies.
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            • Oct 29, 2010
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              Code:
              ghs_lila_blue_town_pf4
              zm_420_breeze_b3a_pf
              zm_battleforce_panic_pf_v1
              zm_bumfight_v5
              zm_endless_v1_0
              zm_Fail_Inc_v4
              zm_firewall_pF_2
              zm_impossibru_ak_station_v1
              zm_impossibru_concretehq_v1
              zm_impossibru_desaturated_v2
              zm_impossibru_hideout_v1
              zm_impossibru_LBP_v3
              zm_impossibru_meh_v3
              zm_lila_panic_l_v3
              zm_little_city_v5pf_fix
              zm_roy_zombieranch_night_b4
              zm_survival_f2a
              zm_towers_v3
              zm_unpanicv2_pF
              zm_winterfun_b5c
              zm_x_dontfall_v2_fwx
              zm_Zelda_OoT_Forest_TempleV2
              That was just a quick pass of the map list, there were several that I didn't recognize the names of, so I'm certain I missed some good ones.
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              • Sep 25, 2010
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                Thanks!
                Anyone here who is familiar with the newer maps that can suggest some for low pop server times ?
              • Jul 26, 2016
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                zm_abandoned_mall_v5ff_pf
                zm_an_droptop_winterPF
                zm_blockfort_v3_1
                zm_cbble_panic_v1fix
                zm_clouds_v2_1
                zm_duke3d_l1_v1
                zm_dust_arena_v1_final
                zm_hotline_miami_v2_0
                zm_lego_miniworld_v3_sfix
                zm_officesspace_pfss_2
                zm_office_space_rc1
                zm_sky_prison_v2
                zm_snow_camp_v1_pF

                These are the ones which are played and relatively small, also good for repopulating the server after a drop.
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                • Aug 6, 2016
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                  zm_blockfort_v3_1 It has some nice speed boosts around the sides and downslopes to bhop away with. is the Mario kart map we played that you thought would work. It's fairly new and isn't in Momo's list.

                  It has some nice speed boosts around the sides and downslopes to bhop away with.

                  Also only has one or two strong spots.
                • Sep 25, 2010
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                  Yes this will. You will only be able to nominate from the new lowpop map list. If you think that players should still be able to nominate from original maplist, that can be arranged too.
                • Aug 6, 2016
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                  I know some players might not like the idea of nominations being slightly restricted but nominations are always at the top of the list and nominating a big map just because they like it kind of undermines the whole idea.
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                  • Apr 26, 2015
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                    I won't know how for it I am until I try it with the restriction on nominate. It will cut down on people nominating 4 way tunnel and killing the server, or other super big maps.
                  • Oct 29, 2010
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                    These seemed either a little too big, too cade-heavy, or too hard to find people in with fewer numbers, all the others on your list we added.

                    Also added zm_atix_helicopter_mini_pf_v3.
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                    • Sep 25, 2010
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                      Alight the map list looks like this for now:
                      Code:
                      ghs_lila_blue_town_pf4
                      zm_420_breeze_b3a_pf
                      zm_battleforce_panic_pf_v1
                      zm_bumfight_v5
                      zm_endless_v1_0
                      zm_Fail_Inc_v4
                      zm_firewall_pF_2
                      zm_impossibru_ak_station_v1
                      zm_impossibru_concretehq_v1
                      zm_impossibru_desaturated_v2
                      zm_impossibru_hideout_v1
                      zm_impossibru_LBP_v3
                      zm_impossibru_meh_v3
                      zm_lila_panic_l_v3
                      zm_little_city_v5pf_fix
                      zm_roy_zombieranch_night_b4
                      zm_survival_f2a
                      zm_towers_v3
                      zm_unpanicv2_pF
                      zm_winterfun_b5c
                      zm_x_dontfall_v2_fwx
                      zm_Zelda_OoT_Forest_TempleV2
                      zm_an_droptop_winterPF
                      zm_blockfort_v3_1
                      zm_cbble_panic_v1fix
                      zm_clouds_v2_1
                      zm_lego_miniworld_v3_sfix
                      zm_office_space_rc1
                      zm_sky_prison_v2
                      zm_snow_camp_v1_pF
                      zm_atix_helicopter_mini_pf_v3
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                      • Jul 26, 2016
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                        Officespace is small and is a repopulating map. And it's usually still fun, even with 8-9 people.
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                        • Apr 26, 2015
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                          Add towers_redux to that list, and maybe desperados.
                        • Jan 25, 2014
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                          what if you do the opposite and make a list of maps that can't be nominated?

                          If you limit things to only 20 maps that would get very old very fast.
                        • Sep 25, 2010
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                          This doesn't give us control over what maps are on rotation though. Huge/nonoptimal maps might still be in the votes and kill the server.

                          Currently, the low pop map list is at 31 maps. This low pop map list is only active if server has less than 15 players. If you have more than that you will get access to the whole list.
                          • Wizard! Wizard! x 1
                          • Jan 25, 2014
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                            I think if you get it to 40 that would be fine.