Keep hating on arena players' skill lvl. while we are thriving in the mixed ladder, arabia players are struggling. #saynotoarabiaclownsintop10Map pool is better but ... reducing the number of maps to 7 and 3 ban ?!
Where did they get that idea? I do not think it was what the community was asking for.
Contrary to many of you, I do not want people to be able to pick their map. Rather do a unranked parallel match making where you can pick.
Now, I'm pretty sure that the last time we had gold rush in the map pool, there was a patch where they made several changes to the map but they removed it from the map pool to replace it with golden pit. I remember watching some comments on the patch in youtube's videos and people complaining that now that the map had been fixed, they removed it and we couldn't test it.It bothers me how there were pretty clear complaints regarding goldrush last time we had it and there were no changes to the script (as far as i'm aware).
The favourite idea is awesome. I wonder if it's been suggested before.so it doesn't seem like we're getting a 1v1 arabia pool, or system with infinite bans, how about this compromise:
Suppose that in addition to banning maps, you can also mark one map as favorite.
If and only if you and your opponent mark the same map as favorite, then the map will be played instead of choosing a random unbanned map. If both players do not mark the same map as favorite, then a map will be randomly chosen from the leftover unbanned maps (same as the current system).
While this system is still very restrictive for those who just want to play arabia or arena, it's objectively better than the current system in any way.
Those who very much like the current system won't be affected at all, they can just decide to not mark any map as favorite. It does not increase the waiting time for either player.