No one joining public published map

Discussion in 'Starcraft 2 (SC2) Editor Help' started by Zaraf, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Zaraf

    Zaraf New Member

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    I publicly published my map and made a game, but in an hour now, not even a single person has joined my game. Am I doing something wrong? How do I get people to join my game? I've heard it has to do with popularity, but how does my map become popular if no one plays it?
     
  2. Frozenwind

    Frozenwind System maker

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    It doesn't. That's the problem.

    There has been a poll with 97% of the people being against the system, so I guess they gotta change it some time... Best you can do is upload it and hope people play it with friends. Or post at forum to find people who wanna play with you.
     
  3. Andrewgosu

    Andrewgosu The Silent Pandaren Helper Staff Member

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    Works as designed(tm)*

    At least, according to Blizzard.














    * AceHart
     
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  4. Im_On_56k

    Im_On_56k Hm...

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    Yea the popularity system is horrible. I would suggest posting on the custom maps section of the battle.net sc2 forums to try to find multiple people to test your map. That's pretty much the only way...
     
  5. CaptainYak

    CaptainYak New Member

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    You know that explains a lot on why the same maps always seem to be up there and I never see any new ones.

    Why isn't there a "View new maps" option? Wouldn't that solve this?
     
  6. CaptainYak

    CaptainYak New Member

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    On that note, have you tried googling the SC2 forums? Every post fails. Every one I've tried anyway. Even the link from the editor fails.
     
  7. Sevion

    Sevion The DIY Ninja

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    That's because those are the beta forums. You need to go to the new forums at: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/
     
  8. emootootoo

    emootootoo Top Banana

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    the new system as it is will destroy the casual mapping community
     
  9. gMThunder

    gMThunder New Member

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    yeah same here. I made a bad ass td, but no one can play it so it is kind of pointless, so in the mean time im playing campaign and making a new map lol
     
  10. CaptainYak

    CaptainYak New Member

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    Does anyone really understand how popularity works? For instance, if I play it a lot with friends does it require different friends, or just that we play it a lot?
     
  11. Frozenwind

    Frozenwind System maker

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    Every time a map is hosted (starts) the bar gets +1. However, it only stores it for the past hour. So within 1 hour you'll have to start it about 5000 times to get in the top games and then people have to keep playing it that much to actually make it stay that high (as it only stores the last hour). That's how I see it...
     
  12. Severon

    Severon New Member

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    Ouch that hurts, looks like someone here needs to by 5000 copies of sc so they can program a micro to start a game every hourXD I wouldn't mind the poplular thing so much if there was a sperate tab to see hosted games as well, so that when someone host thier own game it would appear there(as long as multiple games of the same map stay in its own bar and just say how many lobbies their are otherwise it would be flooded with the same maps)
     
  13. Zaraf

    Zaraf New Member

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    They should have an option to view maps much like you could in WC3. I can see the usefulness of the Popularity, but removing the ability to see any other maps with any efficiency is just plain stupid. I seriously hope they give this an overhaul soon, or the mapping community will not be as creative and wide as it was in WC3.
     
  14. Dan

    Dan The New Helper.Net gives me great Anxiety... o.O;;

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    A very sensible solution.

    While it is apparent the problem that this new system has... It is also true of how awesomely easy the system makes it to start up one of the better games and play instantly... So I'm not going to hate on it just yet. Map makers have to try a little harder? well that's ok too because most map makers post very badly made maps anyways. the public will find the good ones if they exist.
     
  15. Zaraf

    Zaraf New Member

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    Well what I don't get is some of the current "popular" maps are terrible! There is this one open RPG which is basically nothing but open terrain, and the ability create whatever unit you want, where ever you want. I can't imagine that being a very fun game for "most" people. I think people join it thinking it's an RPG (like I did), only to find it's nothing of the sort and quitting. But of course because they joined they bumped the popularity up.

    The concept here is like the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. How are less popular maps expected to make it to the "top ranks" if they aren't even advertised?

    I saw this suggestion mentioned before, but something like a "new maps" would be a great addition. And at the very least the WC3 style of creating new games.
     
  16. Ancanus

    Ancanus [ancanus@TheHelper.net]# _

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    I suggest you create your map with the sole idea that you will only play it with your closest and dearest friends. With the current system, only (10?) maps will make it. As you said, rich will get richer.
     
  17. Moogle

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