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Re: ND:Why don't you just give ALL maps EQUAL weight????

Aug 29, 2012

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Seriously, why do you do the "weighting" thing? Or as many have come to know if, the "we can only ever play 4 or 5 of the same maps for months at a time" thing?

 

Depending on what mode you're playing, you'll play the same handful of maps time after time after time, even with DLC on and all map packs purchased. 

 

Why do you think you should be able to dictate people only get to use 1/4 of their purchases at a time on your whim?

Seriously, please pull your finger out and make ALL maps have EQUAL chance of appearing in EVERY mode.Can't be that difficult surely?



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Re: ND:Why don't you just give ALL maps EQUAL weight????

Aug 30, 2012

I've been playing a decent amount of Elimination lately (halfway to that trophy) and I would like to play a game on Airstrip, but apparently that's too much to ask for. :smileysad:

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Re: ND:Why don't you just give ALL maps EQUAL weight????

Aug 30, 2012
We've explained this a few times. We can't give equal weight to all maps since then people who didn't have one map pack or another would never see any DLC pop up or they'd be forced to buy that map pack in order to participate. We want to give players choice on what DLC map packs they actually want to buy. That's why there are DLC pools. 

monkeybutler100 wrote:



Seriously, why do you do the "weighting" thing? Or as many have come to know if, the "we can only ever play 4 or 5 of the same maps for months at a time" thing?

 

Depending on what mode you're playing, you'll play the same handful of maps time after time after time, even with DLC on and all map packs purchased. 

 

Why do you think you should be able to dictate people only get to use 1/4 of their purchases at a time on your whim?

Seriously, please pull your finger out and make ALL maps have EQUAL chance of appearing in EVERY mode.Can't be that difficult surely?


 

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Re: ND:Why don't you just give ALL maps EQUAL weight????

Aug 30, 2012

Eric-ND wrote:
We've explained this a few times. We can't give equal weight to all maps since then people who didn't have one map pack or another would never see any DLC pop up or they'd be forced to buy that map pack in order to participate. We want to give players choice on what DLC map packs they actually want to buy. That's why there are DLC pools. 


What about the non-DLC pool? For example, why is Yemen so rare in TDM and Airstrip non-existant in Elimination? 

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Re: ND:Why don't you just give ALL maps EQUAL weight????

Aug 30, 2012

can you start giving them away for free then? Haha.

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Re: ND:Why don't you just give ALL maps EQUAL weight????

Aug 30, 2012

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Eric-ND wrote:
We've explained this a few times. We can't give equal weight to all maps since then people who didn't have one map pack or another would never see any DLC pop up or they'd be forced to buy that map pack in order to participate. We want to give players choice on what DLC map packs they actually want to buy. That's why there are DLC pools. 


What about the non-DLC pool? For example, why is Yemen so rare in TDM and Airstrip non-existant in Elimination? 


No response...I guess I'm in his hate journal. :smileysad:

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Re: ND:Why don't you just give ALL maps EQUAL weight????

Aug 30, 2012

is this how it works in all games with DLC maps?

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Re: ND:Why don't you just give ALL maps EQUAL weight????

Aug 30, 2012

Eric-ND wrote:
We've explained this a few times. We can't give equal weight to all maps since then people who didn't have one map pack or another would never see any DLC pop up or they'd be forced to buy that map pack in order to participate. We want to give players choice on what DLC map packs they actually want to buy. That's why there are DLC pools. 



 



Please phone any other dev, you must be friends with some, ask them how they manage to balance all DLC so well, because the ND team obviously got no clue.

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Re: ND:Why don't you just give ALL maps EQUAL weight????

Sep 23, 2012

This deserves a bump since the map weights are **bleep** horrible. 

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Re: ND:Why don't you just give ALL maps EQUAL weight????

Sep 23, 2012

Eric-ND wrote:
We've explained this a few times. We can't give equal weight to all maps since then people who didn't have one map pack or another would never see any DLC pop up or they'd be forced to buy that map pack in order to participate. We want to give players choice on what DLC map packs they actually want to buy. That's why there are DLC pools. 

 


Wait what!? I bought map pack #1 when it first came out and got the DLC in my choices just fine, then when the other 2 packs came out I didn't buy them for some time, and I never ever ever ever and I mean ever saw lost city, fort, cave, or sanctuary again.

 

I literally had to buy the other 2 map packs, which I did a week ago, to finally see these maps again. Even then I still rarely see them in the first place, I haven't even seen every map and I've had the packs for a week already. I've only seen village, london streets, and cave since then. The rest of the maps have been straight non-DLC maps.

 

In other words, I couldn't play any DLC map until I bought all 3 packs, and now that I have all 3 packs, it is still a rare oppurtunity to actually see the maps in voting.

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