Tuesday, October 6, 2009
So I was reading on GotFrag (don't laugh)
I just find this interesting. So I was bored and said hmm let me check out Gotfrag. I haven't looked in like 2 or 3 years so I figured i'd see whats new. Well nothing. In fact it seems like 1.6 hasn't changed much at all. They were saying that one of the reason why the game has gotten so stale is because of the maps. It seems like they are really only playing 4 maps now: Train, Nuke, Inferno, and Dust2. All other maps have really been dropped. I saw somewhere that Mill was still played in some tournaments and a new map called lite. The article I read said that the reason why the new maps get shot down is because they come out with a new map. The good guys will play it, don't have any strats on it, get beat by lesser teams and deem the map not good and the rest of the community follows along. I remember back in the day they had enough maps that made it interesting. What about Aztec? Prodigy? 3rd route? Cbble? They did say that Fire goes and then comes back and then goes away again. Can nobody design a decent map? I mean theoretically if Team Initial decided to get back into it we would only need to get our aim back because the maps are the same. I mean I'm not sure how many new strats have emerged over the past 4+ years but I can't imagine its anything that we haven't seen before in some variation. I mean all the strats/spots had been found when we were still playing. It was a good read, it was also interesting to see who is still playing..some of these guys have got to be my age or older and still playing.