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Svitman #1 Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:32 AM

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So, for the people that want to know the most hated maps, I'll spare you the 'boring' details, for others, fun details and observations follow

 

We have the WINNERS

  1. Airfield
  2. Paris
  3. Minks

 

Airfield, is by far the most banned map, and most of its votes come from 1st ban -> if you hate it, you hate it a lot (i do)

Paris and Minsk are both 'new' city maps, the votes are roughly 50/50 on 1st/2nd vote, but those maps are only tip of the iceberg when it comes to maps, because there is a trend when it comes to the most banned ones

 

Simple table here

 

So what is the trend? Most out of 15 most banned maps are (mostly for heavies) not really playable in a sense, i want to pick fights and push, you can't (or in worse case, you cant even get to the spot safely), because if you do, you get rekt super hard by multiple camp spots

  • Airfield, all those TD spots, unplayable

  • Paris , manageable, you have to cross in the back, but hated for other reasons

  • Minsk, the center hulldown for heavy is easily shot from med flank + by arty

  • Empire's border, north flank has way worse route to the upped heavy flank, like super worse

  • Enks, hated for other reasons

  • Erlenberg, Fisherman's bay, Ghost town , all maps have one corner for heavy to fight, if you move just a bit, you get shot form all the sides

I can continue down the list, but even fot mediums there is no place to fight (maybe Ensk green side but thats it) so that is why those maps are banned by players

 

Some fun tidbits

  • 65% of players have premium
    • more than i expected, but might be little off because redditors/twitch viewers are generally more active in the game)
  • 15% of players are going to buy premium just because the 2 maps ban feature
  • 85% EU | 14% NA
    • to be expected, ~150 votes from reddit, ~220 from twitch streams i moderate (Dakillzor, marty_vole, peacemaker)
  • The reasons for ban section is divided into 3 main groups
    • map is bad and you can't properly play on it (mostly Airfield, fisherman and Ghost town) so maps with a lot of crossfires
    • I don't like this map, just because , mixed maps, highway, overlord, studzianky etc
    • I play LT so i ban Paris, banning because of vehicle type, makes sense
  • Only 2 maps have significantly more bans as 2nd pick (because those 94 no-premium votes) and that's Pilsen and Studzianky, both of those are the 'MEH' maps that slide under the 'I HATE THEM' radar but are still bad

 

Thanks for the read and for the votes, if anyone is interested, the data is here (only the map votes) - HERE

 

So, did you see the results roughly like this or is there a map you are surprised how good/bad it did?


Edited by Svitman, 06 May 2019 - 10:39 AM.


DA_ZOHAN #2 Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:48 AM

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Excellent post, thanks for the effort!!

pallie_the_artillerist #3 Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:56 AM

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I think such polls are heavily influenced by players like dakillzor repeatedly stating that he would immediately ban airfield. I would rather look at the bottom of the table, and see what maps that people DO like have in common.

Homer_J #4 Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:57 AM

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Seems to be something missing.

 

How many are not going to block any map at all?



Svitman #5 Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:16 AM

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View PostHomer_J, on 06 May 2019 - 10:57 AM, said:

Seems to be something missing.

 

How many are not going to block any map at all?

 

there were 2 or 3 guys telling me they are not going to ban any map, so i would most players would ban some (dont count those ingorant players that dont even know the feature exists)

Homer_J #6 Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:23 AM

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View PostSvitman, on 06 May 2019 - 11:16 AM, said:

 

there were 2 or 3 guys telling me they are not going to ban any map, so i would most players would ban some (dont count those ingorant players that dont even know the feature exists)

 

Did your poll or however you collected the data allow for selecting none?

 

I know there was a poll here but I couldn't vote because it had no such option.  Most people faced with no relevant option will just ignore the survey.

 

Not saying there is anything wrong with your figures, I'm just interested in how many people who know the option is there have chosen not to use it.  I could make my own poll but that would be restricted only to forum users which isn't very representative of the playerbase.


Edited by Homer_J, 06 May 2019 - 11:29 AM.


Svitman #7 Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:35 AM

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View PostHomer_J, on 06 May 2019 - 11:23 AM, said:

 

Did your poll or however you collected the data allow for selecting none?

 

I know there was a poll here but I couldn't vote because it had no such option.  Most people faced with no relevant option will just ignore the survey.

 

Not saying there is anything wrong with your figures, I'm just interested in how many people who know the option is there have chosen not to use it.  I could make my own poll but that would be restricted only to forum users which isn't very representative of the playerbase.

 

might have forgot about that one..

my bad

but the point of the poll was to get the banned maps, not the favourite ones



pecopad #8 Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:35 AM

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Airfield and Minsk.. Paris I can get it.. but Airfield?

 

Something fishy on the poll. Lets Wg publish the numbers to see them



DA_ZOHAN #9 Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:39 AM

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I banned Paris and Empires border, not knowing that if I have assault and encounter checked that I could still get empires border.  

Imagine my butthurt when I got that friggin abomination of a map.

 

If I could choose 3 or 4 maps, then the studziwhateverdafuq and Ghost Town would be the next 2 on the list.  With Minsk as a close 5th.


Edited by DA_ZOHAN, 06 May 2019 - 11:39 AM.


kaneloon #10 Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:44 AM

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And some player will ban maps regarding their grind sessions. I'll ban Himmelsdorf when not playing heavies or tds for instance.

 


gunslingerXXX #11 Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:46 AM

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Nice work! I'm a bit surprized Airfied is banned most, personally I don't really mind the map. 



Homer_J #12 Posted 06 May 2019 - 11:47 AM

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View PostSvitman, on 06 May 2019 - 11:35 AM, said:

 

might have forgot about that one..

my bad

but the point of the poll was to get the banned maps, not the favourite ones

 

That's fine, just wondered if you had the figures.

 

Personally I don't have any maps which I dislike sufficiently over the others to block.  I need to see if the load times on Mannerheim line have improved on my laptop and if they are still bad then I will block that but that's for the benefit of the rest of my team not me.



_RNG #13 Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:01 PM

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cant be true

8126Jakobsson #14 Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:56 PM

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View Postpecopad, on 06 May 2019 - 11:35 AM, said:

Airfield and Minsk.. Paris I can get it.. but Airfield?

 

Something fishy on the poll. Lets Wg publish the numbers to see them

 

Airfield is really boring. Like think about what you do there. Generally you have a clump of heavies in one sector being passive and worn down by arties. The ones trying to make a play gets punished by the other gang and TD's. Then you have the south where players are passively waiting for a mistake and show their turrets once in a while, hoping not to get shot by TD's in the back and arties. Water push? You feeling that lucky? Ok maybe you were and got across. Now what. Meanwhile some fast guys are sitting in the pockets looking at stuff. It's just very locked.

HerrWizo #15 Posted 06 May 2019 - 12:56 PM

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Surprised by Airfield being 1st on the list. Would bet on my right arm that Paris would be 1st, followed by (in no particular order) Ensk, Empire's Border and Minsk.

Zoltan1251 #16 Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:14 PM

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what?... Ghost Town is absolutely fine and one of the best maps in the game.... and Fjords nothing?... are people crazy?

shikaka9 #17 Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:17 PM

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in soviet game map bans you  :trollface:

wEight_Tanker #18 Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:18 PM

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View PostgunslingerXXX, on 06 May 2019 - 11:46 AM, said:

Nice work! I'm a bit surprized Airfied is banned most, personally I don't really mind the map. 

 

I did not expect that map to be above Minsk.

pecopad #19 Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:59 PM

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View Post8126Jakobsson, on 06 May 2019 - 12:56 PM, said:

 

Airfield is really boring. Like think about what you do there. Generally you have a clump of heavies in one sector being passive and worn down by arties. The ones trying to make a play gets punished by the other gang and TD's. Then you have the south where players are passively waiting for a mistake and show their turrets once in a while, hoping not to get shot by TD's in the back and arties. Water push? You feeling that lucky? Ok maybe you were and got across. Now what. Meanwhile some fast guys are sitting in the pockets looking at stuff. It's just very locked.

 

At least you are not insta spotted like in Ensk.... You also have spots for all tanks to play, which is something many maps don't.

 

Honestly IMHO Airfield is so much better map than Tundra, Minsk, Mines, Paris,Empire's Border, Stud, Ensk...



Svitman #20 Posted 06 May 2019 - 02:09 PM

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View Postpecopad, on 06 May 2019 - 01:59 PM, said:

Honestly IMHO Airfield is so much better map than Tundra, Minsk, Mines, Paris,Empire's Border, Stud, Ensk...

 

I take Tundra, Paris and Ensk over Airfield in almost all tanks






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