What Map List Do You Want?



  • The Knighthood’s Mixed Modes server is now back by popular demand (now called MixModes #1). For those of you who don’t know it, it is a EU based 32 slot server that has a strong bias towards TO with a FFA (fag break) on the 10th or so map. It’s run well and generally occupied by sound people, so much so, it’s difficult to get on it at prime times.

    However, we recently set up another 32 server, MixModes #2, which we set up to have a strong LTS bias and this has been as popular as the proverbial turd in a swimming pool.

    So the question is what do you want?



  • Two TOs for every one other game mode. No KoTH at all. Try to use every map for TDM, LTS and FFA as well.



  • Is this planned to be a vanilla server or one with house rules (class/perspective limits, teamdamage % etc.)?

    In my opinion a good mixed server has at least:

    TO:
    Battlegrounds
    Darkforest
    Stoneshill

    FFA:
    Stoneshill
    Ruins
    Moor

    LTS:
    Moor
    Ruins
    Stoneshill

    With a focus on TO you might also add the two “not so good” TO maps Citadel and Hillside. TDM, CTF and KotH are yet waiting for proper maps (KotH seems to have one with Darkforest). Depending on what kind of players you want to attract you can also add Duel Mode (Arena flat) and/or more LTS.



  • TO-Stoneshill

    CTF-Moor

    TO-Hillside

    LTS-Moor (No Arena, it sucks)

    CTF-Frigate

    TO-Darkforest.

    LTS-Ruins

    TO-Hillside

    LTS-Stoneshill

    (I love CTF :D )



  • @Evil:

    With a focus on TO you might also add the two “not so good” TO maps Citadel and Hillside.

    Hillside is awesome! I love it but I guess it’s just an opinion. But you are right about citadel. It really sucks.



  • My perfect map list would be

    TO Stoneshill
    TO Dark Forest
    LTS Moor
    TO Hillside
    TO Battlegrounds
    CTF Moor
    TO Citadel
    FFA Tavern (smoke break)



  • @gregcau:

    FFA Tavern (smoke break)

    Everyone votes to change this map though :(



  • @FPSOtsal:

    Hillside is awesome! I love it but I guess it’s just an opinion.

    Its great by design (they patched out the flawed third trebuchet) but the low attack difficulty really ruins it. Its just not fun until you play with/against a really good Mason team.

    Tavern is too long and lacks diversity (still 4 classes but only one weapon choice). If the map time is shortened it might be nice to add as it increases map and gameplay diversity.

    Not to add: KotH Arena
    Its the little ugly brother of FFA Arena and even more ugly. KotH Darkforest might be a choice for diversity though.



  • interesting… sneakymonkeys have been wondering about the most popular maps to have in rotation on our servers. Generally we find that TO seems to be the most popular game-mode for keeping the servers populated.

    FFA tends to get them started but not only are people quick to join, but they’re quick to leave too.

    I think the problem is you can please everyone all the time. Theres plenty of people that would like mixed modes and plenty that prefer to specialise in TO or KotH modes



  • Wow thanks guys. I’m now going to attempt the impossible and try to incorporate all of these ideas.

    @SOC
    Two TOs for every one other game mode
    Copy that; it’s less TO than MixModes #1, so it will be a bit different but hopefully still popular.

    @Evil Minion
    _TO:
    Battlegrounds
    Darkforest
    Stoneshill

    FFA:
    Stoneshill
    Ruins
    Moor

    LTS:
    Moor
    Ruins
    Stoneshill
    _
    Those are pretty much my personal favorite map/mode combos also. We think that a map should probably only appear once in a rotation, which I’m guess you meant anyways.

    With a focus on TO you might also add the two “not so good” TO maps Citadel and Hillside.TDM, CTF and KotH are yet waiting for proper maps (KotH seems to have one with Darkforest). Depending on what kind of players you want to attract you can also add Duel Mode (Arena flat) and/or more LTS.

    Yeah; I think Citadel and Hillside should be in at least one of our Mixmodes servers; maybe Hillside on both. We have a 24 slot dedicated Duel Mode server, so we will probably exclude this from MixModes #2.

    Not to add: KotH Arena
    Its the little ugly brother of FFA Arena and even more ugly. KotH Darkforest might be a choice for diversity though.

    Guessing this would be too “ugly” with 32 slots? But ugly can be fun so; we will add a KotH Arena to our 12 slot FFA server as we have just realised that that server doesn’t have a fag break.

    @FPSOtsal
    (I love CTF :D )

    It’s weird sometimes I have a great CFT game and sometimes it’s dreadful, we will put one in and see if it’s a server clearer or not.

    Hillside is awesome! I love it but I guess it’s just an opinion. But you are right about citadel. It really sucks.

    Yep; as above.

    @gregcau
    _My perfect map list would be

    TO Stoneshill
    TO Dark Forest
    LTS Moor
    TO Hillside
    TO Battlegrounds
    CTF Moor
    TO Citadel
    FFA Tavern (smoke break)_

    From memory; apart from FFA Tavern, ours is FFA moor (FPSOtsal has a good point; I have seen Tavern voted off a few times) and LTS Moor, ours is TDM Ruins your perfect map list is Mixmodes #1

    @MonkeyFiend
    FFA tends to get them started but not only are people quick to join, but they’re quick to leave too.
    Yeah; we will definitely have one FFA on the rotation, we did have a few on MixModes #1 a some months ago and it was a server clearer.

    Thanks again people.

    I’ll post what we come up with having taken on board all of your comments.



  • @Evil:

    Is this planned to be a vanilla server or one with house rules (class/perspective limits, teamdamage % etc.)?

    Sorry pal; just noticed your question, the only alteration is 25% archer limit. Or is that max 4 archers per team, can’t quite remember. It’s how ever Multiplay’s limits work anyways. Hopefully, it will be a full so there will be no difference.

    When we had just the one server we did have it set to 100% team damage but since we got a dedicated private server we set all the public ones to 50%. Do people want 100% team damage I wonder?


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