Regarding EA's map designs, a vast amount of complains has been expressed by players and server administrators, be it on this forum or on other platforms. Although I agree with most points of criticism, people tend to ignore an important factor - the player base.
At the present moment the majority of players are regular visitors, most of them are experienced; they always use the same tactics; abuse weaker teams/the few new players that join; there is no variety in this game anymore.
That said, each map has its upsides, charm and appeal (except for Heavy Metal - it's utter garbage.
), but the positive aspects are tainted by the mentioned player base, which makes a final decision about which maps to include/discard slightly complicated. Keeping that in mind: ...
[RC]Hunter wrote: ↑
25 Nov 2019, 14:56
How about Port Valdez?
Actually a fun map and i would like to play it more often, but at the current situation i wouldn't recommend to add it to the rotation, because one team will be trapped at the base before you can say "campers suck". If my memory isn't cheating on me, this map has been up for a few weeks in the past and has been removed for good reasons.
MertAndacKilicTR wrote: ↑
30 Nov 2019, 21:46
What? Who even hates White Pass? That’s such a nice map. My favourite map in the rotation. You can remove Arica Harbor though since everyone tends to spam on that map.
A perfect example. For campers and k/d-fanatics White Pass is indeed one of the best maps, if not virtual paradise. However, if people want to actually play the game, instead of sitting around, this map is one of the worst, depending on who is online and ruins the gameplay as usual. A few minutes in and a front of campers is forming around B and sitting on cold and snowy debris until they receive hemorrhoids.
This can be applied to pretty much any map, hence i am taking a neutral stance for now. Personally I would like to see every map (except Heavy Metal!), especially Atacama Desert and Nelson Bay, but since the players are causing "conflicts of interests", I don't see any reason to do so. It won't be fun playing them, if there is no dynamic, because everyone is camping in his favorite corner or bush.
I don't want to rant or sound cocky, but I have played this game since release and there was not a single day i would complain about anything like that, because there were many servers and game modes to choose from, we had all kinds of players imaginable with all different playing styles. It was always exciting and fun, because people actually joined a server to play and relax (imagine that!). Nowadays the player base is mainly built on said k/d-fanatics, experienced and bogged down players and spoiled gamers. The problem with excessive camping and constant disbalance is, in my opinion, a phenomenon of the past 2 years and gets worse with every day.
Just to make it clear: Of course disbalance etc. would have occurred in the past too, but it was not as bad and frequent as today, thus not as annoying and frustrating at times.
Summing up, I still would like to see new maps such as Atacama Desert and Nelson Bay, because they can be great maps to play, but I am questioning if they will ever be playable due to the dulled down player base.