Hey there guys! I’m writing this post to tell you about this whole ‘joke map’ issue that’s going on.
Before we start, let me ask you something. If you had to look at one map, and one map only, and the two maps were, let’s say, uh, ‘Trump Fields’ and ‘Facility Frenzy’, which one would you choose?
Based off of recent activity I can say that most people would probably choose Trump Fields. This is where the issue lies.
Imagine you’re a map maker working really hard on a facility map. You finally finish it and want some feedback so you post it on the forums, only to get one or two replies and to see a low-quality map with Donald Trump’s face everywhere has gotten more attention than your map ever will. You aren’t gonna feel great, are ya?
We’re trying to revive this communities map making talent, as there’s actually quite a lot. If all that gets flooded out by joke maps, well, can we really call it map making? Our friend who made ‘Facility Frenzy’ may never make a map again, as they didn’t a) get any feedback and b) got no traction on their map.
I propose that we try to make fewer joke maps and if possible none at all. The same applies to buffs and reskins, but I haven’t seen one of those in a while, which is a good sign. I’d also recommend not giving attention to these people. They’ll take all the attention they can get, and that includes the simple words; ‘Please don’t make a joke map’.
Now I’m not saying joke maps are bad, but what I am saying is too many will make it bad. We have plenty of joke maps now (i.e Obama Hills, Beanos, etc.) so we won’t be needing any more any time soon.
If you’re looking for attention, try putting effort into a map. It doesn’t need to win you the builder of the year award, as long as you’ve tried and want to improve, we can totally work with you to help you improve
I think I’m done with my rant, have a great day everyone