Introducing Mapgen Week on Ladder

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Good initiative Arch, looking forward to playing some mapgen only

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@valki said in Introducing Mapgen Week on Ladder:

A bold move, last to suggest something (more) drastic was nine with his forced TMM week.

Has this been considered carefully with enough people? Isn't it safer to have it run on a separate matchmaker? I understood there are 6 slots in the client for matchmakers.

Just FYI arch ran this idea across the ladder team and we agreed that it would be interesting to see how it goes. One week should be plenty a sample size to get an initial reaction, and we will react to feedback accordingly. For example, if there are pouring messages of disdain, we will cut it short; if there is a mix, we will wait to evaluate after the fact; if there is an influx of positive and excited individuals, we may introduce some "map gen months" and keep going.

The map gen feature is only recently something that gained mass popularity, and from my personal experience, am seeing it used more and more lately.

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Very happy to know this was carefully considered 🙂 - as I said just overly concerned but perhaps also about FAF organization sorry @archsimkat

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I definitely think this should be for everyone, not particular rating brackets. There's no reason to host and advertise an event only to say "oh but only the top 10% of players can participate."

Lower rated players (myself included) are less likely to have map specific build orders and gameplay styles anyway.

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Good idea. However will the map size be weighted to be similar to normal ladder, or will it be 1/3 5x5 1/3 10x10 1/3 20x20? If possible (if not already done) I'd suggest it mirror the normal map pool weighting for a particular rating bracket.

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Lololol
That's gonna be really funny

No whoring builds, pure fun and skill. Love it

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A lot of people will love it, and a lot of people will hate it. Just like with every other decision on faf lol

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@zwaffelnoob You just summarized life, nothing to do with FAF 😄 .

A work of art is never finished, merely abandoned

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I believe this is a great decision! Mapgen has been one of the greatest additions to FAF (thanks Neroxis) and it makes for really interesting battles sometimes (specially considering how reclaim heavy they can be, t3 and t4 become doable on a ladder match)

FAF = Femboy Alliance Forever

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@javi said in Introducing Mapgen Week on Ladder:

(thanks Neroxis)

don't forget Sheikah who has improved it a tremenduous amount for more than a year now : )

+1 like to mapgen week.

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Let’s rename it to "Neroxis and Sheikah Map Generator". And while we’re at it let’s rename the faf client to "Downlords and Axels and Brutus’ and Sheikahs and All those other guys FAF Client"

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Nice we get to see how good people truly are, instead of how good they are at copying builds.

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@askaholic said in Introducing Mapgen Week on Ladder:

Let’s rename it to "Neroxis and Sheikah Map Generator". And while we’re at it let’s rename the faf client to "Downlords and Axels and Brutus’ and Sheikahs and All those other guys FAF Client"

How about Askaholic's FAF server? Can I give the ice adapter a nICE name?
In all seriousness, we should remove people's names from those projects. This applies especially to the client, which only contained Downlord's name as he was asked to distinguish it from the official FAF client and name it unofficially, instead of using sth like "FAF Client 2.0", ... .

soon™️

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Nah can't change the map generator name the name is hard coded in too many places 😜

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@sheikah Well albeit it doesn't have your name on it, I haven't heard anyone complain about the map gen. It's truly an amazing contribution to FAF and I appreciated heavily, it really adds freshness and it leads to creative engagements in competitive scenes. Thanks for your hard work!

FAF = Femboy Alliance Forever

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@askaholic said in Introducing Mapgen Week on Ladder:

Let’s rename it to "Neroxis and Sheikah Map Generator". And while we’re at it let’s rename the faf client to "Downlords and Axels and Brutus’ and Sheikahs and All those other guys FAF Client"

Praise Neroxis when mapgen is good, blame Sheikah when something is wrong with it. This is the way

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sounds great.
Unfortunately I won't be around to play that one week.,
Don't restrict it to high rated players.

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This sounds like fun, but I agree that there needs to be a bulletin in the matchmaking tab. I'm only over on the forum at all because of the connectivity issues recently.

Fundamentally I support anything that can spice up 1v1 and 2v2 to breathe some life into them.

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@LinusTech that's an idea we can look into. Currently it's an item on the news page and when the event actually starts the maps listed in the matchmaker map pool will update show mapgen only.