[ZS/General] Scramble votemap options



  • As it stands currently, maps are listed in alphabetical order in the Votemap panel, and then ordered by map locking type (not played, already played, cooldown)

    It would be nice if the Votemap panel was scrambled every round so that we could try the maps in the R to Z instead of constantly voting for the same 10 to 20 maps that happen to start with A, B or C

    It would also be nice if abandoned_mall wasn’t auto-played when the server restarts after a crash. This normally shouldn’t be a problem, but lately it seems to happen a few times every night



  • As it stands currently, maps are listed in alphabetical order in the Votemap panel, and then ordered by map locking type (not played, already played, cooldown)

    It would be nice if the Votemap panel was scrambled every round so that we could try the maps in the R to Z instead of constantly voting for the same 10 to 20 maps that happen to start with A, B or C

    It would also be nice if abandoned_mall wasn’t auto-played when the server restarts after a crash. This normally shouldn’t be a problem, but lately it seems to happen a few times every night


  • Game Admins

    The map list already positions the scrollbar randomly for each person to attempt to stop people from clicking the same maps over and over.

    People will still pick those same maps regardless because all they have to do is scroll over to it. Most people will then mindless vote for the map that currently has the most votes, therefore guaranteeing it being picked. Doesn’t help that those few usual players yell into the mic “VOTE THIS MAP, SCROLL TO MAP AND VOTE FOR IT”.

    People want to play the maps that they find fun to play, while maps that are not fun tend to be ignored until the fun maps are locked.



  • Right, I never said that people vote specific maps over and over, but that generally the same maps end up voted in because they are positioned “advantageously” due to alphabetical sorting

    If players want to vote a particular map, or just stack on the first voted map they see when they open the panel, that’s fine, but at least randomize the list a bit so that more obscure maps that come later in the alphabet have a chance to be picked outside of the Random Map time


  • Game Admins

    Even if the list was completely randomized and non-alphabetical, people would still vote for those same maps. Again, all they have to do is scroll over to it to find it. The only difference the change would make is it being slightly harder to find. But once multiple people find it and vote for it, the mindless voting will begin.

    The reason those maps that aren’t picked outside random map time never come up is because they’re usually bad with little chance of survival. The whole point of ZS is to win, and if a map has barely a chance to survive then there’s not really a point in playing it, is there?



  • Fair point, I guess ? Still a shame to have so many maps that are played virtually never, maybe that’s another problem altogether



  • random map time



  • What about Hiding other people’s votes for a few seconds so that other players get a chance to vote before everyone bandwagons the first map that get’s voted


  • Banned

    @DR.:

    What about Hiding other people’s votes for a few seconds so that other players get a chance to vote before everyone bandwagons the first map that get’s voted

    Done years ago. Didnt change anything


  • Administrators

    All the stuff in the thread has been tried at one point or another. The current system has been deemed the best.


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