so that’s a 1/8 chance of getting arabia or bf? fatslob would die of sadness for being able to play his favorite map only once every 8 matches or so.
If we instead had a simple pool with all 20 maps, we could select the exact “fun map” we want. Those who don’t want to play outside the “same 8 maps” wont be forced to do so. If you select only nile delta, you will have 100% chance to play it, even if you have to wait too long. But hey, your opponent will not resign in the first second upon seing the map because he selected it too.
The extras you are suggesting are, to me, too much work for small gain. Even the current pool is better than your idea, since the change of getting the map you want is 1/5 (in 1v1, 3 bans), while yours is 1/8 for the most played, and then 2/12 for the extras. (review my math, pls). And them your opponent or team could vote for the map you don’t want.
Sure my idea isnt the best for players who only wants to play 1 map… But is this the majority??? I hope and guess not…this is a sad and boring way to play this game…
And i repeat that the prefered maps could have an higher percentage of been randomly choosen so that the chances to get them will be even higher then now!
Exemple: In the 3 map pool there could be everytime 2 of the 8 best maps and 1 of the 12 other maps. Then players vote!
Even better… in the 3 maps pool there should be 2 of the 5 most played maps ever (Ara, BF, nomad, arena, steppe) and one map out of 15 others!
Come on! Lets give at least this little chance to other fun maps!
Just let me play arena all day ■■■■ it i wanna enjoy my civs strengths and bonus before i get destroyed by micro nerds 8 mayan archers vs my 6 skirms with 6 archers left. I got chinnese I was so excited to try block printing in castle age ;((((((((((((
Just bring back the very first matchmaking system and map pool when this game was released last November.
Ban system and the current map pool just suck.
The current horrible map pool has not been changed for more than one month and there is no single official response at all. I guess the devs don’t care or they are just so proud of this crap they created. If so, I hope they at least give a response that they are so satisfied with the current crap pool so I can uninstall the game without hesitation.
Basically I have given up this game. Hopefully they won’t mass up AoE3 DE and AoE4 like this.
From all the map pool discussions I saw so far, I think it’s best if the devs focus on improving the non-rated system such that you can create balanced teams there. People that really want to play only a single map can then do that unranked, and the ranked part then sticks with map pools since that’s a part of competitive play. This is why they designed it this way in the first place, and most people that complain about not being able to play a single map ranked, do this because unranked play is currently not fun to play for them due to lack of balance.