thenobodies80 wrote:I'm totally against those maps and I said this to Andy, specially if at least CAs aren't aware about the development.
I think more than CA:s should be aware of the development. Shouldn't the purpose of the foundry to be a public peer-review process? I see no reason not to extend that principle to all the maps, even seasonal ones. I think, the whole "surprise" excuse is pretty irrelevant - not so many people visit the foundry in the first place, so these seasonal maps could well be developed within the foundry and still provide a surprise to a majority of CC users. Or if the surprise element is really that important, then a group of foundry regulars could be formed who would be privy to the development of these maps, so they could provide feedback, and possibly also be offered a chance to be part of the development.
Anyway, this is probably a topic for another thread.
thenobodies80 wrote:Yes it is in this way and it's in this way just for two maps: Asia and USA, the first two maps of this site.
And that's kinda stupid IMO... no map should be held impervious to criticism or improvement, no matter what sentimental value they may hold. But if lackattack wants it that way, meh, it's his site. I just wish he'd listen more to the people who provide most of the content to his site. I'm not only speaking of mapmakers, but also tournament creators, script writers, etc. And I don't mean they should have any special priviledges, but maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea to really listen to their opinions, ideas and complaints once in a while.