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Do you like the Custom Map browser?

Discussion in 'StarCraft I & II' started by Doron, Nov 24, 2011.

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Do you enjoy SC2's custom map browser?

  1. No! I wish it was a revamped version of WC3 and SC1's!

    18 vote(s)
    52.9%
  2. No! I wish it was exactly like WC3 and SC1's!

    10 vote(s)
    29.4%
  3. Yes! It's absolutely amazing!

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. Yes! I like it but there could probably be a few tweaks.

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  5. I don't play custom maps or I don't know.

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  1. Doron

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    Hurro everyone, it's been a while since i've visited Hive because of my WoW PvP addiction, but this thought has been circling around in my mind.

    Do you enjoy the Custom Map browser for SC2?

    I was a huge WC3 custom map player; Island Troll Tribes, Movie Maker, DOBRP, SOTDRP, maze games, tower defense, you name it. The ports to set up for hosting, while some may disagree, was relatively easy. And if you couldn't host, there were plenty of clans that had host bots.

    I won't go on about how I loved wc3, and how I grew up with it and just talking about it brings back nostalgic memories playing Vampirism and many other maps that weren't quite famous but yet very fun. Of course, as DOTA became more popular, other games became a lot more difficult to find. That was one thing I hated.

    My personal opinion on the new SC2 browser, is I just don't like it at all. The first two pages of the popular maps are the only maps that get played by the general public; saying that people play maps on the second page is really pushing it. Sure there's the Fun or Not option that helps shape up the upcoming maps. The upcoming maps section? Maybe a handful of people even dare glare there lol. I'll sit in my favorite map's lobby for a good 30 minutes to an hour while I look at lolcats or something to find that maybe one or two people joined and left instantly.

    The only custom maps being played, are the ones on the first page, and Blizzard's maps. Weren't they thinking about suggesting maps to have a price??? I would not pay for a single map okay maybe i'll pay for Mafia. The Mafia map is a great custom map, but it gets old playing it over and over *repeat over 9000 times* and over.

    Now! I would like to hear everyone else's opinions. I hope I covered all my thoughts, although there may have been some parts missing. Please leave a vote and your decision in a comment.


    TL;DR do you enjoy the custom map browser for sc2?

    EDIT: It seems as though there is an open map list in the current beta version for SC2 (it actually has been there for a while). Still isn't out on live at the time of this edit, but I guess now is the appropriate time to say "took you long enough Blizzard."
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012
  2. Rui

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    Revamped version of Wc3's, as in, use the mingle thing (mixing all lobies in a single tab); that would sunder overplayed maps and allow others and every map to shine through.
    Blizzard really screwed up this one.
     
  3. Aeroblyctos

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    It's been now over a year and still not fixed?
     
  4. Rui

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    Yeah, this "oh we won't fix because it'll look like admitting we did screw up"-attitude is annoying. Why do they always make it seem like they think it's bad to fix their mistakes? =\
     
  5. MGCǂSpectre

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    While there are some imporved things, overall bnet 2.0's features need to be like wc3's or revamped, not just the custom games screen. Many of the things were changed for the worse, not the better. You can see that in their goal to call everything 'new', they gave synonyms in the triggers and abilities of exactly the same abilities and names in war3 just their synonyms to be 'different' when they could have as well left them the same for easier orientation.
     
  6. Dr Super Good

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    It is fine with exception of the crutial but missing "open games" tab that would show all public games that are still in the lobby waiting for players. This would remove every problem I have with the current system.
     
  7. Karawasa

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    I can't emphasize enough the word "crucial" in your post. Way to fail Blizzard.
     
  8. Dr Super Good

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    Apparently they are doing something for HotS so that Blizzard DotA has its own support section. Maybe they will tag along such a change with other BattleNet changes.
     
  9. Doron

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    I really hope they change the way custom maps are played in HotS. I would be happy forever. If they don't do a single thing in HotS, I'll think twice before buying that protoss expansion >.>
     
  10. MGCǂSpectre

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    Some time ago there was a title 'Blizzard to add battle net tags to your account' - I thought 'team tags finally?' Result: No, just another set of numbers for easier find of the person.

    In other words, give us 100 needless and unimportant features please, go round all important ones..

    For HotS I herd their own Dota ladder? Like LOL? Master League Dota - PRO! Wow im just speculating but if such thing were ever made Ladder and this bnet would be a confirmed joke.
     
  11. Dr Super Good

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    Blizzard has already said that Blizzard DotA is being targeted as part of SC2. Much like LoL and DotA2, SC2 will have its own standalone AoS.

    Will it be popular and worth the effort? We can only wait and see but I have a feeling it will not be any worse than LoL.
     
  12. Aesthetics

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    What I don't like is creating a lobby for a good map that isn't popular and no one joins because they don't know it exists.
     
  13. Miss_Foxy

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    I heard they're fixing it in HotS, and allowing players to have a choice to browse through the Popularity System or Normal System anytime, which seems to me like a great idea:)
     
  14. Doron

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    If this is true I'll be extremely happy to get HotS.
     
  15. MGCǂSpectre

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    You will drop a nuke on the popular maps, like so:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDUMdvzC4yM&feature=related
     
  16. The_wand_mirror

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    Not it's not fun at all like this, with war3 it was much more clear which games were hosted... now you gotta click and hope.

    Plus there are all arcade map thingies in the top 20 or so, I do like a couple of them but I would like to see a map that can only be made in sc2 and not in war3, yeah i know some use a custom interface and all but they don't use a lot of new things gameplay wise i believe.
     
  17. Marshmalo

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    I am very disappointed with the SC2 custom map experience so far, not just the popularity system but also a lack of creativity on the part of sc3 map makers. Almost every map ive played seems to evolve around killing wave after wave of zergs, I'm so bored of fighting zerg.

    But saying that I have only managed to play games on the first or second pages so maybe all the "niche" maps just arnt getting played.

    At this rate I think I will prolly go back to wc3.
     
  18. Kraken

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    Instead of creating a new thread i like to ask this "What do you think of the Arcade Beta then" We are all modders here, or most and the Arcade is really only made for us so far. I believe it's the right way they choose and is much better system then the current.

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  19. Marshmalo

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    How is the arcade any better? Looks like its still based off the top played maps which is the same problem as the current system.
     
  20. Kraken

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    Atleast it looks prettier.