Hi all I wanted to put forward a suggestion about the community made maps that are available but not being used to any degree. Would it be possible to include these or some of them into the next patch to make them available to everyone? I think the lack of maps is the one biggest thing that is keeping the player numbers down each day. Me personally have played the game to death now but I return each night because I enjoy the gameplay so much. I just have to block the thoughts in my head when I think " oh God Aberdeen again" or any other map for that matter. This is not because the maps are rubbish or anything, its because I`ve played them all a thousand times :lol: I just think that a bit more variety would keep some peoples interest a bit longer than at present. I know there is a WaW mappack available and have installed it but there is nobody using them at all. If they were available to all, the server admins could run the ones of their choice and all players with the Mod will have a better choice of playground. Quick thanks to all the Devs for their hard work:bows: Its an awesome Mod and its the only game I`m playing at the moment. I don`t know how much longer I can hold in there though.:lol: So come on guys how about it ? Is it possible at all, or is it another one of my stupid ideas I have in life? Many thx guys M00SE
agreed fh2 needs a cummunity mappack (and server running them)
I didn't make it!
FHT has some beautiful FH2 maps for their latest campaign. Much nicer then WaWs. Though, I'd assume its limited access to only the members of the campaign.
The present maps are very nice indeed and I`m sure the new one`s will be aswell. I know that the other maps available won`t be to the same high standard detail wise. But just to have them available and the best one`s that do offer good gameplay be used will add some more badly needed maps to the Mod. Which inturn will add a bit more variety. Cheers all :)
It is a nice idea. The sad sad reality is this: People download the maps, server runs them a few weeks, server stops running them. Maps die.
For 6 years Ive been stuggling how to get around this, Ive tried all methods: Make maps for public downloads, make maps for clans, make maps for map-packs, make maps for tournaments, make maps for mods.
Battlefield players dont like "loose maps" even in mappack form.
So, if a map wants to survive in battlefield, it has two options: 1) be included in the mod build 2) get "alternative" life inside tournament or ladder communities. Many custom bf42 maps still get used in clanbase, UN or other big organised leagues or cups.
A map-pack is a waste of time and space as long as there are no dedicated servers running them for many years.
I sound cynical, no, its realism, believe me Ive tired it all...
If DICE gave the games auto-map downloader like other games with huge mod community has, then it would be different story.
Natty Wallo;4641898 If DICE gave the games auto-map downloader like other games with huge mod community has, then it would be different story.
I don't know why they didn't do this, maybe the maps are too big?
The CoD and Red Orchestra mappers have got it good!
General Tso;4642146I don't know why they didn't do this
it goes hand in hand with many other things they do and dont do.... :mad:
Maps are not that big. FH Maps average from 25-50 MB Day of Defeat Source maps range from 30 - 60 MB. I presume it is the same for most other similar games. Too lazy is my guess.
Sire_Apple;4641616FHT has some beautiful FH2 maps for their latest campaign. Much nicer then WaWs. Though, I'd assume its limited access to only the members of the campaign.
Hey thank you very much. Even though the quality is much lower than the FH2 maps, me and others at WaW put in a lot of time to release that pack to the public to try to get some diversity in for the maps currently played. Also many of those maps was the first attempt of map making ever made by the guy making it. I'm sure that F|H has some really nice maps, and i wouldn't for the world rack down on people making content around FH2, because i know the hard work put in to it.
And for the discussion. Yes it's very sad that it is so incredibly hard to make a pack outside of the ones included in FH2. The big community mappacks was pretty popular in FH1 though, but for that to happen in FH2 i believe we need to have atleast 1 or 2 more theatres out to work from. I would be glad to contribute to such a pack though and i hope that at some point in the future, mappers put in their good maps and try to make a good pack together.
Oh, and :beer:
good words stubbfan.... I was about to comment on that but didn't know how to put it really... keep mapping over there :beer: