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Categorizing Skywars Maps by Demand

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by MakeYouDoADead, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. MakeYouDoADead

    MakeYouDoADead Member

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    As some of you have noticed, playing Skywars at night or when there are only a couple thousand people are on is a chore. Mostly all maps are either Biomes or Galaxy, two maps people simply don't play because they require too many people to join, or are just unpopular.

    What I suggest is this. Allocate maybe two spots on each board to each map. I don't know how many maps there are, but two should be enough without having to add/remove signs. Music is probably the most popular, so it would be the first two spots, followed by Tron, ect. These would fill up and replace only the same map.

    This does a few things.

    1. Doesn't force people to play maps they don't want to.

    2. Reduces wait time for people to find the map they want to play.

    3. Puts the maps with more players required to start (Biomes, Sundae, ect) in specific places so that they can fill up faster, and reduce wait times for them to start. Say there's a Biomes on the right, with 24/36, and one on the left with 4/36. With my system, people wont have to look at all three boards to find the one most full. With the current system, we have people joining the left board when they could be joining the right and getting that game started faster.
     
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    I can kinda see where you're coming from. Maybe they have like a lobby for every map? Like 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 for trees, 10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 for desert, and the lobbies get smaller a in numbers with the unpopularity of that map
     
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    Another suggestion is you have basically a massive square, with the names of each map going across the top on signs and below it is every lobby for that map, so if there are 3 lobbies for trees then it'd show that one is in game, one is unavailable and one has 10/12 players so instead of looking for the map you have it as columns of the lobby of that map
    Hope you get what I mean there
     
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    -1 this is not needed. Other maps are playable. In thw night there are also other maps then galaxy or biomes.
     
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    -1. That would be a waste, and with the amount of maps we're getting at the moment we'll soon run out of space.
     
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    Actually, between the 9:00 and 11:00 resets, usually only galaxy and biomes are usually playable, except for maybe 5 or so signs, usually consisting of music, tron, or trees that fill up super fast. Even if there are "other maps" playable during this time, they're either not popular (i.e they don't fill up) or the ratio of these maps to Biomes/Galaxy is way off.

    I find it is needed simply to make it easier for the player. You get on and feel like playing music, well with the system I suggest, all of the Musics are in one spot and you don't have to run around and around to find one only for it to fill up half a second before making it. Or maybe you want a big map with a lot of players, go over to the Biomes section and it will actually be filling up, because everyone knows where it is now, and there aren't 10 of them spread across the boards all with a different amount of people.

    Then we filter out out the unpopular ones and improve map selection based on what people actually want to play. Or, allocate unpopular maps only one board instead of two, so they again can fill up faster. It's not like new maps are getting accepted like hot cakes, the selection is pretty much the same besides a few new ones as far as I can tell.

    I have to admit I don't like the idea of removing any map, because there's at least someone who likes it.
     
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    When i join a empty map. Then a few seconds later alot of players came in (Night)
     
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    As far as I know, having a lot of galaxy and biomes maps is a bug and not something that was planned.
     
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    The way how rubik could probs fix this is to check if the maximum of galaxy and biomes maps are reached (Like 5 on the boards) and if they got reached then it selects a other maps then galaxy and biomes.
     
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    Dont like this idea. Most people would just spam the tron sign, and leaving the rest.
     
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    Maybe add a counter so that if there's more than five, for example, the emptiest sign will disappear.
     
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    -1, Unnecesary.
     
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    Afain I have to say that the server have somethin else bigger to worry about..
     
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    Then that's the map they want to play, and they should be able to make that choice. Besides, tron is definitely not the only popular map there is.

    This could be said about any suggestion.
     
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    -1 No.
     
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    The overwhelming consensus seems to be not in favor of this idea. I don't know why as it would do nothing but help Skywars. Oh well. For anyone doubtful, here are screenshots of the boards 1, 2, and 3 taken at 9:53. Once the board restarts to Biomes or Galaxy, they sit there until the 11:00 reset leaving only a handful of signs for other maps.

    The least we could do is set a limiter as to how many of one map can be on the board at one time.
     
  18. johnyestaloca

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    I also spotted bones, galaxy, gravity, pirates, beech, nether and mushroom. Whats wrong with them?
     
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    There are other maps between them, you could just join them?
     
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    I think he was showing the number of disliked maps that appear as apposed to maps that people do like.
     
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