Poll: Which maps do you like and dislike? (1v1)

Which maps do you like?

  • Acclivity
  • Acropolis
  • African Clearing
  • Aftermath
  • Alpine Lakes
  • Amazon Tunnel
  • Arabia
  • Archipelago
  • Arena
  • Atacama
  • Baltic
  • Black Forest
  • Bog Islands
  • Bogland
  • Budapest
  • Cenotes
  • City of Lakes
  • Coastal
  • Coastal Forest
  • Continental
  • Crater
  • Crater Lake
  • Crossroads
  • Enclosed
  • Eruption
  • Fortress
  • Four Lakes
  • Frigid Lake
  • Ghost Lake
  • Gold Rush
  • Golden Pit
  • Golden Swamp
  • Greenland
  • Haboob
  • Hamburger
  • Hideout
  • Highland
  • Hill Fort
  • Islands
  • Kawasan
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Land Madness
  • Land Nomad
  • Lombardia
  • Lowland
  • Mangrove Jungle
  • Marketplace
  • Meadow
  • Mediterranean
  • MegaRandom
0 voters
  • Michi
  • Migration
  • Mongolia
  • Morass
  • Mountain Pass
  • Mountain Range
  • Mountain Ridge
  • Nile Delta
  • Nomad
  • Northern Isles
  • Oasis
  • Pacific Islands
  • Ravines
  • Ring Fortress
  • Rivers
  • Runestones
  • Sacred Springs
  • Salt Marsh
  • Sandbank
  • Scandinavia
  • Seize The Mountain
  • Serengeti
  • Shoals
  • Socotra
  • Steppe
  • Team Islands
  • Team Moats
  • Valley
  • Volcanic Island
  • Wade
  • Water Nomad
  • Wolf Hill
  • Yucatan
0 voters

Which maps do you dislike?

  • Acclivity
  • Acropolis
  • African Clearing
  • Aftermath
  • Alpine Lakes
  • Amazon Tunnel
  • Arabia
  • Archipelago
  • Arena
  • Atacama
  • Baltic
  • Black Forest
  • Bog Islands
  • Bogland
  • Budapest
  • Cenotes
  • City of Lakes
  • Coastal
  • Coastal Forest
  • Continental
  • Crater
  • Crater Lake
  • Crossroads
  • Enclosed
  • Eruption
  • Fortress
  • Four Lakes
  • Frigid Lake
  • Ghost Lake
  • Gold Rush
  • Golden Pit
  • Golden Swamp
  • Greenland
  • Haboob
  • Hamburger
  • Hideout
  • Highland
  • Hill Fort
  • Islands
  • Kawasan
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Land Madness
  • Land Nomad
  • Lombardia
  • Lowland
  • Mangrove Jungle
  • Marketplace
  • Meadow
  • Mediterranean
  • MegaRandom
0 voters
  • Michi
  • Migration
  • Mongolia
  • Morass
  • Mountain Pass
  • Mountain Range
  • Mountain Ridge
  • Nile Delta
  • Nomad
  • Northern Isles
  • Oasis
  • Pacific Islands
  • Ravines
  • Ring Fortress
  • Rivers
  • Runestones
  • Sacred Springs
  • Salt Marsh
  • Sandbank
  • Scandinavia
  • Seize The Mountain
  • Serengeti
  • Shoals
  • Socotra
  • Steppe
  • Team Islands
  • Team Moats
  • Valley
  • Volcanic Island
  • Wade
  • Water Nomad
  • Wolf Hill
  • Yucatan
0 voters
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I’m quite particular about the maps I like.
The best ones are those that encourage creative build orders & strategies, while not slowing down the game AND actually having more terrain than just typical grass, sand or snow. These maps gain bonus points if the starting units/buildings don’t just consist of three Villagers, a scout and a Town Center, so maps like Ravines (Outposts surrounding the base) and Aftermath (not listed on the poll, I guess because it’s primarily an Empire Wars Map) (weakened Stone Walls surrounding the base and contestable Trade Workshops that generate resources a la Feitoria) are up there for me.

The bad ones are slow, boom-to-Imp, hour-and-a-half-long maps like Black Forest, Amazon Tunnel, Lombardia & Michi. I wanna put myself in the action as soon as I click up to Feudal, bro.

For Black Forest that’s just sort of up to you? There’s frequently dark age vill fights, and you can sneak villagers for stealthy military production, and also do tower rushes, castle drop, etc, if you’re playing 1v1 or flanks in a Team Game

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Most of these maps are not “bad” per-say there’s just alot of Arabia clones that play out in the same way.

I haven’t played most of them, so it didn’t seem fair to vote on the maps I DIDN’T like.

That’s fair. I’m just used to playing with allies in my ELO range who prefer to sit back and boom, so I suppose I’m a little bit biased.

Coastal Forest, the ‘2v2 with a pocket position’ map, 10/10.

Black Forest would have better reputation if it would be played in “standard” map reveal, like every other map.

Explored is just a bad habit of the past, unacceptable at least for ranked play… allowing the players to immediately find the herdables, while forcing them to mindlessly rush vills to revealed (:man_facepalming:) geostrategic points (choke points) in order to wall them asap, immensely damaging the early economy.

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Michi at 61% tells you everything you need to know about why low ELO should not be voting on the map pool. Or at least that map pools should be split based on ELO.

Michi at 61% tells you everything you need to know about why low ELO should not be voting on the map pool. Or at least that map pools should be split based on ELO.

But the 61% are dislikes. It is liked by 29%.

I am against spliting. All elos should play really the same game.

Oh I see. Ok that makes sense.