🗳 VOTE NOW! 1v1 Ranked Map Rotation - February 8

It’s that time for you to weigh in on the maps you want to see in the next 1v1 Ranked Map Pool! Here are FOUR of the SEVEN (total) maps that will be showing up in the next map pool update:

Example_1 Example_2 Example_3 Example_4

Now it’s your turn to vote for the THREE (3) maps that you’d like to see join the pool. Of the options below, the three that receive the most votes by Sunday will be added to the map pool next week!

:white_check_mark: VOTING ENDS: 2022-02-06T20:00:00Z

:arrows_counterclockwise: NEW MAP ROTATION: February 8th


Vote for your 3 favorite maps! Don’t forget to click the ‘Vote now!’ button at the bottom of the post once you’ve locked in your choices.

  • Choice_1 Cenotes
  • Choice_2 Coastal Forest
  • Choice_3 Eruption
  • Choice_4 Fortress
  • Choice_5 Frigid Lake
  • Choice_6 Greenland
  • Choice_7 Oasis
  • Choice_8 Runestones
  • Choice_9 Water Nomad

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Final hour stretch - runestones, Cenotes and Fortress


runestones best arabia stlye map!


Why is Fortress so popular? It’s not a very good map typically if it isn’t regicide fortress.


At least we get new Runestones! That’s the only important thing.
Finally a versatile map in the pool.


I suppose. Of course you still have to get matched on it, which for a player like me, with no bans/stars means I’m either going to end up as a runestones main, or not play a single game of it. :joy:

yeah this is why I criticize the devs’ decision to change arabia but make runestones the “new” arabia. I know there are a lot of people that just play arabia of “habit” all the time. They don’t even think about it, they favor arabia cause it is called “Arabia”, not actually because they like the map.
And tbh the name “Runestones” might confuse a lot of players aswell. Some might just ban that map only because of it’s name.

Seriously we will play three identical maps in the same pool? (Arabia-Runestones-Cenotes)


almost like people enjoy open landmaps

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I think Cenotes is better than runestone for closed-style Arabia. But runestone after patch is also Okay-ish.
No full water map for dev’s pick is sad for diversity. Hope water nomad can make it.


Still better than the island or forest prison alternatives.

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That’s what you like, but this discussion is not subjetive, is the map-pool of a competitive game, it must be balanced in different types of maps, for example: two open-land maps, two closed-land, two water maps, two hybrids.

It’s not a serious ranking if you can raise the elo by playing only one type of map


Indeed. I was hoping for the good old ordinary Islands for this rotation (or at least Baltic/Mediterranean, both of which we didn’t have for ages), but… well, it is what it is.

Cenotes and Runestones are basically the same, wall and drush fc. There is very little strategy involved in playing these maps. People don’t like the current Arabia, basically because it takes them out of their comfort zone, and they can’t execute the same repetitive strategy over and over again. I am fine with runestones, but not with runenstones + cenotes, its the same map.


Did you take a look at the same map? After the changes it’s more of a closed map than an open one. Super easy to wall and probably gonna best fc every game. I loaded like 10 gens and I got basically the same map every game. Just if gold or stone is in the back or in front varies. Other than that usually 4 woodlines kinda close to tc and arranged in similar way. I mean I personally don’t mind but that has very little to do with arabia.

TBH I didn’t loaded the map, I just thought they made it comparable to the old arabia gen.

Not really. I’d say the arabia from 2 or so patches ago is like in the middle of current runestones and current arabia. But at least now we have an open and a closed arabia version.

But then no versatile arabia again… i don’t get it, is it too hard to understand that there are players who like to have versatile maps where lot of different strats are viable?

Edit: Just had a look on runestones. Don’t think it is too closed.
I think that gen is fine. Ofc we still face the prob with drush FC have become too strong in general, but that’s not the fault of the map but the general game design. The castle age powerspike is too big and drush just delays long enough for feudal agression not having enough time to pay of.

But this needs to be adressed with reducing the castle age powerspike a bit, it’s not the fault of the map design.

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Looks like runestones, cenotes and fortress will be the maps to switch votes to, push nomad out.