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Uncle_Napalm #1 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 15:52

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So... a couple of weeks ago, I was noticing that the map rotation was pretty lackluster. Summer map after summer map with an occasional winter or desert map thrown in here or there.

 

I took a break until yesterday, and it was even less diverse than before. 20+ games over two gaming sessions and nothing but summer maps. Not one desert or winter map.

 

Why the lack of diversity? What's the point in having 30-something maps if you only see the same 10 over and over again? Is it really that hard to cycle through all map types every couple of hours?

 

Anybody else noticing this?



MagillaGuerilla #2 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 15:57

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It's always been limited rotation day to day. It's the main reason I don't play much anymore. How many more gazillion times do I have to play an old stale map before it's replaced ? Just being able to block one or two is meaningless, I could easily block a dozen.

Altwar #3 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 16:03

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OP, perhaps expand a bit on the conditions in which you are seeing this lack of map rotation happen?   I don't know which tanks/tiers you are playing but lower tiers tend to see less of a map rotation than upper tiers.

Uncle_Napalm #4 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 16:16

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View PostMagillaGuerilla, on Jun 10 2019 - 09:57, said:

It's always been limited rotation day to day. It's the main reason I don't play much anymore. How many more gazillion times do I have to play an old stale map before it's replaced ? Just being able to block one or two is meaningless, I could easily block a dozen.

 

You can block maps? Please tell me how this is done!

Uncle_Napalm #5 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 16:18

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View PostAltwar, on Jun 10 2019 - 10:03, said:

OP, perhaps expand a bit on the conditions in which you are seeing this lack of map rotation happen?   I don't know which tanks/tiers you are playing but lower tiers tend to see less of a map rotation than upper tiers.

 

Yesterday was mostly tier VIII with some tier IV sprinkled in... my earlier experience (a few weeks ago) was mostly tiers IV and VI.

MagillaGuerilla #6 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 16:26

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View PostUncle_Napalm, on Jun 10 2019 - 16:16, said:

 

You can block maps? Please tell me how this is done!

 

Free accounts can block one map, premium can block two. Click your name in the garage and it will open the screen where you'll see the maps on the lower right. You can block them for four hours.

Uncle_Napalm #7 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 16:44

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View PostMagillaGuerilla, on Jun 10 2019 - 10:26, said:

 

Free accounts can block one map, premium can block two. Click your name in the garage and it will open the screen where you'll see the maps on the lower right. You can block them for four hours.

 

Kool. Thanks for the info. WG must have some stats on the most blocked maps by now. Not that they would share/act on the information. Would be interested to know which ones are the least favorite. I could guess, but...

tanopasman62 #8 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 16:59

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I think that most maps being summer also have to do with this.

FrontenacDuVandoo #9 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 17:12

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There are only 3 winter maps and 4 desert maps, so of course these will show up less often than the 30 summer maps.

Kharkov will return with 1.5.1, so we'll have 4 winter maps.

 

Regardless of that, the map rotation is indeed pretty bad. It's not rare to see a few maps many times in a long playing session while other maps aren't seen at all.

 


Edited by FrontenacDuVandoo, Jun 10 2019 - 17:12.


Rundog #10 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 17:14

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I even turn off encounter and assault with the hope it will give me more map variety. Not sure if it does.

Uncle_Napalm #11 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 17:31

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View PostRundog, on Jun 10 2019 - 11:14, said:

I even turn off encounter and assault with the hope it will give me more map variety. Not sure if it does.

 

Pretty sure it doesn't help, as I've had those modes turned off since 2015. Just seems to be getting worse over the last several weeks. Maybe it will even out eventually.

Ape_Drape #12 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 17:32

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It's been this way for a long long time. 

By your 4th or 5th battle the maps have begun to repeat. 

 



Uncle_Napalm #13 Posted Jun 10 2019 - 18:16

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I do appreciate that the majority of the maps are summer maps, however, why should we have to see the same 10 maps over and over if there are ~30 summer choices.

 

Read something about server resources constraining the number of choices per hour, but this is a fundamental quality of life issue that speaks to replayability. Wouldn't WG want to maximize replayability?

 

Seems shortsighted to me.



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View PostUncle_Napalm, on Jun 10 2019 - 12:16, said:

I do appreciate that the majority of the maps are summer maps, however, why should we have to see the same 10 maps over and over if there are ~30 summer choices.

 

Read something about server resources constraining the number of choices per hour, but this is a fundamental quality of life issue that speaks to replayability. Wouldn't WG want to maximize replayability?

 

Seems shortsighted to me.

Of course they want to maximize both QoL and replayability, but they only can do so within the constraints of available resources (in this case, server capacity). It would be great if they’d upgrade the servers for Central, but since they haven’t, this is what’s necessary.







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