MichelSableheart wrote:If there is any chance of that actually leading to a map going out of beta, I would consider it. But as it is, I haven't seen any evidence that maps can actually go out of beta, and my repeated requests to know what is needed to make that happen have been met with a wall of silence, so I don't see why I should waste my time.
Three things, basically have to happen.
There has to be some kind of general consensus that the map is playable and balanced.
It has to get iancanton's blessing.
It has to get bigWham's blessing.
The Beta team's input is considered at all three of these steps, so participating in Beta does help.
Thank you for replying, this description of the general process helps a lot.
I was looking for a bit more specific information, though. Given this process, I would assume that if a map has been in beta for ~half a year and hasn't been quenched, one of three things must be true:
Either there isn't general consensus, in which case there would be heavy discussion in the map thread about where the debate lies,
or iancanton hasn't given his blessing, in which case I would expect a post in the map thread clearly explaining what needs to be fixed in his opinion,
or bigWham hasn't given his blessing, in which case I again would expect clear directions on what needs to be fixed.
Instead, what we see is that a map sits in beta for 4 years with no activity in the forum. No problems are reported, no communication from either iancanton or bigWham, and no quench. So I'm trying to learn which of those steps each map is on, and what the problems are with moving it through that step.