No you dont, and thats really bad imoDo you lose any points if you Alt+F4 during the 60 seconds once you see the map? If BF, Nomad, and TI are the most banned maps, then I could ban MR, Steppe, and GR, and be most likely to get Arena and Arabia. Then if I don't get either of those maps, I could just Alt+F4 and try again. Might not take too long if those are among the least banned maps.
He is talking about using alt+f4 in the civ selection phase not in actual game.I actully think you do with the new patch
I am pretty sure i got the points,when my opponent resigned, cause he "deleted hi horse" on steppe, but it could easily be after the 1 minute....
I will always ban BF and Arena. Occasionally I will ban Gold Rush.
Why? I don't like this maps. It stresses me out walling on BF with the wolves, I hate not attacking in feudal and I don't like these maps.
But I do like that there are in the map pool. These are maps loved by may and now they will be able to play them more often in competetive settings.
On the other hand, I really like nomad and MR. Both maps are about adapting and that is what I like the most in AoE2. I don't care about tournaments, this game is about adapting to the randomness
Iam more and more convinced that the maps in the mappool dont have an equal chance to appear on DE. Before the last update, I had over 65% games Highland/Rivers/Continental (couple of days when I played 10+ games, I only had those 3 maps). Considering theres 9.1% chance for a single map out of 11 and I have played over 250 games (counting drops and disconnects before 1 min), that would be incredibly bad luck. After the last update I have played 13 games, 7x Team Islands, 5x Gold Rush, 1x Arena and more people told me the same. Iam banning Nomad, MR and Steppe, but given the maps played so far Iam considering changing Steppe and MR for TI and gold rush.