Box Boy wrote:A/D = PL/R = CTF = KOTH = SH >>>>>>>>>> Arena
lol, I completely forgot about arena. It's not that I don't like that idea of arena mode (its...ok), but every time I join an arena servers all the players are crap. Like, "I'm a battle medic and I'm never going to heal you in arena
" crap. I eventually gave up trying to find a good arena server.
How dare you insult Pipeline? It's the best map ever
Not gonna lie, Pipeline is crap and it had me convinced that payload race was a terrible idea until Hightower and Nightfall (especially Nightfall) came out to convince me that payload race could be done right. So the problem with Pipeline is basically that on the first two stages once one team gets an advantage (ie, has pushed their cart into the enemy base) the other team can't push back. But this doesn't even matter
, because the advantage you get on the last stage is meaningless. The two hills are enormous and it only takes a few seconds to lose all your progress. The "losing" team will
get their cart to the bottom of the first hill before the "winning" team can get to the halfway landing, at which point everything done in the first two stages is meaningless and the teams are even again. They tried changing it so that the winning team would have their cart at the first landing, but that was too big of an advantage and had to be reverted. And then the entire design of two massive hills that will undo all your work is just awful anyways. So you play two lopsided, meaningless round, followed by one round to decide everything on a stage with a terribly designed and frustrating gimmick.
Nightfall has the same basic design as Pipeline, but it's done in such a way that all the problems with pipeline are fixed. It's easier to push back on the first two stages, and on the last stage the two hills are much smaller and together only make up half of the course, so that the winning team can start at the landing without having too big or too small of an advantage.
There is no reason to play Pipeline ever again, Nightfall is just better in every way.
I pretty much exclusively play on the orange maps and get confused when people mention other maps.
I'm not even touching this one.