Where Are The Maps?

ZephorZephor Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-12-25 Member: 11547Posts: 527
Millions of maps none in ns
Looking through the screenshot thread I've seen some of the most amazing maps I have ever seen using the the half life engine. Some of those maps show things I have never even thought about and they all look complete. Now, this the question of the thread. Why aren't they in NS? Are they just not being accepted or are they not done? I saw a ton of maps ready for download and they look like they would be awesome to play on. What happened?
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  • bluemanblueman Members Join Date: 2002-04-09 Member: 399Posts: 1,258
    what?
    Creator of co_ulysses, ns_nirvana, ns_mystic and co_angel
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  • teh_fattsteh_fatts Members Join Date: 2004-06-21 Member: 29442Posts: 113
    Custom maps arent played as widely as normal maps simply because many people are too lazy to download, install, and (most importantly) learn new maps. It's as simple as that. If an official "Custom Map Pack" was created and advertised, and if more servers would run them, then this would be alleviated to a certain degree but in most cases the average player would prefer to stick to the "old favourites." which is a pity.
  • TequilaTequila Members Join Date: 2003-08-13 Member: 19660Posts: 3,020
    Also, it seems Beta 5 won't have much in the way of new maps, rather just updated existing ones. Now of course, new maps will be added in the future, so you're just going to have to be patient or simply stick to custom servers.
  • bluemanblueman Members Join Date: 2002-04-09 Member: 399Posts: 1,258
    I doubt any new maps will enter beta 5, but who knows?
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  • MendaspMendasp I touch maps in inappropriate places Valencia, SpainMembers, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Gold, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow, Retired Community Developer Join Date: 2002-07-05 Member: 884Posts: 4,177 Advanced user
    Flayra will not accept new maps until the next version is announced (3.1, which will probably turn into 4.0...)

    Well, maybe there could be an exception if he really likes a map, but that doesn't sound very possible...
  • InsaneInsane Anomaly Members, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts, Future Perfect Developer Join Date: 2002-05-13 Member: 605Posts: 3,912 admin
    edited July 2004
    Yeah, at this stage there will only be updates to current maps.
  • coriscoris Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-07-08 Member: 18034Posts: 2,063
    That sucks. I want ether for beta 5 sad.gif
    LOL BLOG!
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  • OlmyOlmy Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, NS2 Developer, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Diamond Join Date: 2003-05-08 Member: 16142Posts: 1,452 Advanced user
    QUOTE (coris @ Jul 12 2004, 11:17 PM)
    That sucks. I want ether for beta 5 sad.gif

    We all do.
  • ThaldarinThaldarin Alonzi! Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-07-15 Member: 18173Posts: 6,132
    I believe the Betas would be the time to introduce new maps and get them tested before the official 4.0 (or next version) release. Mainly because there are always bugs on maps and (for example) when V3.0 PB1 (I think) first came out I remember that you were able to walk throught the railings on ns_nothing. It would also improve the community because Flayra could then find out the maps which will and will not be popular for use in NS, and will save him considering to remove one.
  • NetBentNetBent Members Join Date: 2003-05-16 Member: 16386Posts: 152
    It really would make more sense to add more maps for testing during one of the betas and when 4.0 is released they have some new maps that are solid rather than having an NS that is nearly bugfree and a bunch of maps that are ridden with them.
  • RipzawRipzaw Members Join Date: 2004-05-09 Member: 28560Posts: 395
    I want Kouji's map in B5 sad.gif
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  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    Personally, I think it would be a great gesture to the community of content creators if Flayra was more open about his plans for ns after 3.0 is released. Mappers spend a huge amount of time creating content for the game, and I feel like the devs have a responsibility to them to keep them updated on where its going. No one wants to invest hundreds of hours creating new content for a game that may be shelved to move on to bigger and better things. Particularly, I'd like to know if there is going to be another large client side update to ns after 3.0 in which new maps could be included.
  • NetBentNetBent Members Join Date: 2003-05-16 Member: 16386Posts: 152
    Agreed. Information like that could be passed through the mapping community email group.
  • TequilaTequila Members Join Date: 2003-08-13 Member: 19660Posts: 3,020
    QUOTE (NetBent @ Jul 13 2004, 08:14 PM)
    Agreed. Information like that could be passed through the mapping community email group.

    I too agree.
  • OlmyOlmy Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, NS2 Developer, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Diamond Join Date: 2003-05-08 Member: 16142Posts: 1,452 Advanced user
    edited July 2004
    QUOTE (Tequila @ Jul 13 2004, 07:55 PM)
    QUOTE (NetBent @ Jul 13 2004, 08:14 PM)
    Agreed.  Information like that could be passed through the mapping community email group.

    I too agree.

    I three agree!... too..

    [edit] i'm such a moron that i typed two instead of too nerd.gif
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