How does hosting on Bnet 2.0 actually work?

Ioannes

Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face.
In Wc3:
1. Pick a map file from your Maps folder
2. Create a lobby room that you host
3. The lobby room is put on top of the custom games list
4. People see it among the 15 or so games in that list and join
5. Map is pushed down the list by newly created maps

In Sc2:
1. (?) Bnet server generates a list of maps in a few categories
2. Pick a map from the list (and possibly download map file from server to Bnet cache folder)
3. Create a lobby room that you host
4. Room stays empty
5. ?????

Also, are there bots on Bnet2, user-made or automated? Anyone know?
 

Ioannes

Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face.

Do you really think this wasn't the first thing I do once I've picked the settings?
 

Knights

You can change this now in User CP.
You sir, are not realizing the way SC2 works!

SC2 hosting is no longer us actually hosting, it's all done through BNet now.

Also, players will never find your game if you just pick a random map, since blizzard decided to add their brilliant "popularity system".

Yeah, it sucks.
 

Renendaru

(Evol)ution is nothing without love.
If its all done through BNET, I wish there was no delay for games like Runling Run :(
The reason is that if one player lags, the game is delayed for that player, if a player hangs, the game is frozen.
 
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