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Author Topic:   LDA
Bonzo Dog
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posted December 03, 2003 12:03 PM            
Don`t want to upset anyone but players are leaving lda now in droves because of the new maps. In my opinion if you got a bad map it can take all the skill from the game when you can spend most of the time stuck in a hole, getting fragged by an airstrike, or floating around on the moon hehe. When am i gonna grow up lol.

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666
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posted December 03, 2003 03:56 PM            
Need to at least take out the CTF maps becasue they will not work without team score.

And need to set the maps for sequence play. Yesterday, I was playing on the Turtles map, left, came back an hour latter and it was the Turtles map agian. ARGH!

If there are anyother suggestions...list them here.

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KONG
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posted December 03, 2003 08:33 PM            
There are other servers for special setups. Can we not just leave the server stock?

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=DNX= Matrix
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posted December 03, 2003 10:27 PM            
My suggestion... stop messin LDA around.

Change these maps, swap that one out, change the order, dont use the neon maps, exclude ice and moon, dont use ctf .. blah blah blah etc etc etc.

If i were LDA, id be wondering just what the heck everyone actually wants. IMHO, LDA should run every map in roation, good or bad, then have local admins set up the community servers by request.

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DNX-goku
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posted December 04, 2003 12:28 AM            
i thaught that was what logscan was for if you dont like the maps vote and change em by the users on the server

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666
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posted December 04, 2003 01:12 AM            
I agree...we should not be messing with LDA server. It just the CTF maps will not work so we should not include them with the DM ones. And use them all, I like playing the weird maps once and awhile.

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Irascible
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posted December 04, 2003 03:38 AM            
Bonzo is right. I have seen it myself twice in as many weeks. You can have a fairly good sized group of people on LDA all but vanish when ice and other bad maps come up.

Consider this a test 666. Will you put your actions in line with your stated goal to do what's good for TM? Fulfilling your personal desire to see weird ones now and then is not compatible with your stated goal. Is LDA your private playground that you allow others to use? Or is it a resource purchased by LDA for the promotion of its product and the enjoyment of the community at large? If it's the latter, the hand few of maps that causes the vast majority of players to leave should not be in the mix.

I’ve personally seen on multiple occasions people leave because of neon maps, ice maps and the moon. To a lesser extent people leave the extremely hilly maps as well. We can debate till kingdom come what constitutes hilly. However, there is no wiggle room on what constitutes neon, ice, CTF and the moon. All of those get very strong and frequent criticism. It seems only fair and logical to nix them. Well... In a representative republic such as ours it’s logical. On the other hand, in Napoleonic France logic is what the Tin Horn wills it to be.

[This message has been edited by Irascible (edited December 04, 2003).]

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coaxs
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posted December 04, 2003 06:30 AM            
Having everything stock as the origional intent of the game is nice, no matter what. If players don't like the map then there should be a voting mechanism enabled to skip the map.

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666
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posted December 04, 2003 08:27 AM            
Well, Ras and Bonzo are right. Maybe we should make a list that make sense.

I only remember one person stating that it should change and it was changed...and no it was not me.

and don't make it random selection...I hate it when I get the same bad map twice in a row...LOL

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KONG
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posted December 04, 2003 08:29 AM            
That's why the "admins" have access to the "community" servers. Tell them what maps you want.

We just played the same six maps for the last year and I for one have gotten tired of playing the same maps over and over.

If you have a request for a certain server setup talk to the "admin". Or run your own server...

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KONG
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posted December 04, 2003 09:04 AM            
Just so I am clear on this:

I did not ask for anything special, I want all the maps not just the ones I have memorized or that suit my style of play.

As I said before, Use the "community" servers for your special setup or run the server yourself...

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KiLlEr
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posted December 04, 2003 09:17 AM            
The LDA server is not under LogScan control (and hence no voting system), nor do the admins have ftp access to it.

Maybe the LDA server should just be set up as a demo server, and we will use one of the community servers to do special stock setups which we can change every now and so often when the need arises.

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Irascible
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posted December 04, 2003 04:25 PM            
Point taken about the limited rotation Kong. However, taking out those maps I've mentioned still leaves over 40 other maps. Do we force the other ten (15 if you include CTF) down people's throats and say to he** with them if the vast majority don't like it?

Using the admin controlled server to run preferred maps would not likely sway people from clicking on LDA. LDA is the default choice for many in part because it's always there and always has good bandwidth. The admin controlled server changes several times a week. As such, LDA will likely continue to bring them in while the maps continue to drive them out.

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KONG
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posted December 04, 2003 04:36 PM            
do whatever you like, I dont care.

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Paranor
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posted December 04, 2003 08:48 PM            
here we go again. map voting.

lol

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666
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posted December 05, 2003 01:04 AM            
Hey...Kong...I am sorry...and I agree with you about playing the same map over and over again. So...as Par said...NOT...we will get a good line of maps up for all to play.

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666
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posted December 05, 2003 01:20 AM            
So here we go... I suggest that we take out the following:

Took out Tank Luge cuz it's only a race map.

DediMap48 = "The Moon"
DediMap46 = "Tank Luge"
DediMap10 = "DM RAM Dump"
DediMap11 = "DM Alan1"
DediMap12 = "DM Reptilian"
DediMap37 = "CTF Canyon"
DediMap38 = "CTF Glyphs"
DediMap39 = "CTF Temple"
DediMap40 = "CTF SnowField"
DediMap41 = "CTF Red Oval"
DediMap42 = "CTF Volcano"
DediMap4 = "DM Random Access"


and use the following:

Left the ice in because I have had several cool battle on the ice and left the Figure Ground and Target neon maps in because a group of us had a good time on those. Will do the change tonite.

DediMap0 = "Clay Hills"
DediMap1 = "DM Pugmill"
DediMap2 = "DM The Steppes"
DediMap3 = "DM Camel Backs"
DediMap5 = "DM Figure Ground"
DediMap6 = "DM Green Monster"
DediMap7 = "DM High Plateau"
DediMap8 = "DM Mogul Field"
DediMap9 = "DM Ribs"
DediMap13 = "DM Target"
DediMap14 = "DM Caldera"
DediMap15 = "DM Cone"
DediMap16 = "DM Glacier"
DediMap17 = "DM Didgeridoo"
DediMap18 = "DM Spikey"
DediMap19 = "DM Black Mesa"
DediMap20 = "Head Land"
DediMap21 = "Deer Hunter"
DediMap22 = "Mosquito"
DediMap23 = "The Ramp"
DediMap24 = "Pinnacle"
DediMap25 = "Hell Crossing"
DediMap26 = "Simian Isle"
DediMap27 = "The Rack"
DediMap28 = "Barren Lake"
DediMap29 = "Bull"
DediMap30 = "Scarab"
DediMap31 = "Woodland"
DediMap32 = "Not The Goat"
DediMap33 = "Banks"
DediMap34 = "Lions Pass"
DediMap35 = "Armageddon"
DediMap36 = "In The Ring"
DediMap43 = "Brimstone"
DediMap44 = "Gravitor"
DediMap45 = "Ice World"
DediMap47 = "Trench Run"
DediMap49 = "Spew"
DediMap50 = "Jumper"
DediMap51 = "Serpent"
DediMap52 = "The River"
DediMap53 = "Desert Divas"
DediMap54 = "Turtles"
DediMap55 = "Wind Chill"
DediMap56 = "Kahuna"
DediMap57 = "The Volcano"

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666
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posted December 05, 2003 01:31 AM            
it is done...will have LDA reboot tomorrow

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BamZipPow
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posted December 05, 2003 02:42 AM            
I think the maps have to be in numerical order or the server will crash...

In my spreadsheet you can have it number and write the script of the maps automatically out.

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BamZipPow
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posted December 05, 2003 02:48 AM            
So it should be like this now:

DediMap0 = "Clay Hills"
DediMap1 = "DM Pugmill"
DediMap2 = "DM The Steppes"
DediMap3 = "DM Camel Backs"
DediMap4 = "DM Figure Ground"
DediMap5 = "DM Green Monster"
DediMap6 = "DM High Plateau"
DediMap7 = "DM Mogul Field"
DediMap8 = "DM Ribs"
DediMap9 = "DM Target"
DediMap10 = "DM Caldera"
DediMap11 = "DM Cone"
DediMap12 = "DM Glacier"
DediMap13 = "DM Didgeridoo"
DediMap14 = "DM Spikey"
DediMap15 = "DM Black Mesa"
DediMap16 = "Head Land"
DediMap17 = "Deer Hunter"
DediMap18 = "Mosquito"
DediMap19 = "The Ramp"
DediMap20 = "Pinnacle"
DediMap21 = "Hell Crossing"
DediMap22 = "Simian Isle"
DediMap23 = "The Rack"
DediMap24 = "Barren Lake"
DediMap25 = "Bull"
DediMap26 = "Scarab"
DediMap27 = "Woodland"
DediMap28 = "Not The Goat"
DediMap29 = "Banks"
DediMap30 = "Lions Pass"
DediMap31 = "Armageddon"
DediMap32 = "In The Ring"
DediMap33 = "Brimstone"
DediMap34 = "Gravitor"
DediMap35 = "Ice World"
DediMap36 = "Trench Run"
DediMap37 = "Spew"
DediMap38 = "Jumper"
DediMap39 = "Serpent"
DediMap40 = "The River"
DediMap41 = "Desert Divas"
DediMap42 = "Turtles"
DediMap43 = "Wind Chill"
DediMap44 = "Kahuna"
DediMap45 = "The Volcano"

That was easy, eh?

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Neo
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posted December 05, 2003 04:38 AM            
Black Mesa is one of the best maps ever made. It has been missing from that server for far too long.

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666
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posted December 05, 2003 12:14 PM            
thanks bam....sorry for being lazy...LOL

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666
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posted December 08, 2003 12:46 AM            
Need feedback...I already know the the 2 neon maps that I included do cause some to be sick. May have to think about taking them out after all. Have played on the ice and it was a blast and all the players stayed, so I think ice is OK with them.

Let us know...but we do want to keep a variety on the LDA server.

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-Guided by Voices-
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posted December 08, 2003 02:22 PM            
i like the new new maps on the lda server that 666 posted takeing out the not so liked ones

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