Crater, Runestones, Valley - these are the most satisfying maps to me in this selection/ mega random and nomad can take a hike - tired of autobanning them which wastes bans I could place towards maps I don’t like yet would actually consider playing.
Mega Random and Nomad deserve their own queue or to be made into ranked lobby game-modes like death match is going to be/is. They are seperate game-modes, not maps. They may have maps centered around those game-modes, but that’s only just that, maps made for different game-modes.(referring to nomad maps) and mega random needs to be a little more strict, starting with an actual scout would be good for starters and only one tc and the basic number of villagers please. The rest can be as random as it needs to be. It’s ranked, not the chaotic lobby.
Oh yeah. 4 lakes and mega random and its not even Christmas. You all know what I like. Only way thos could be any better would be to get way different maps on here stuff we haven’t played in a long time or ever.
Allot of people like lots of different game-modes like death match and regicide and dino hunter hider games. Doesn’t refute the fact that it’s a seperate game-mode. Me having to ‘deal with it’ is just an opinion.
It’s much better than having the ban maps that have no reason to be in the same queue and don’t accurately allow player elo to be reflected. Someone at 1200 elo playing normal maps with the standard start might play at a 900 elo equivalent in the separate game-mode nomad where someone who practices nomad would have a distinctive advantage.
I might even get to the point where I decide not to ban any maps.
Nomad, Death Match, Regicide, Feudal/empire Wars, King of the Hill and other such exotic gamemodes would do well in the same queue. Or under the lobby ranked system. They have no business being in the same queue as the regular/standard starts ranked queue.
Some people like the randomness, it called Megarandom not Arabia clone. Megarandom and Nomad are always a favorite for me. Just ban it the same way I always ban Arabia. Playing the same style of maps is boring, chaos is fun. Megarandom and random Civ is the way the game was meant to be play for some people.