Thank you for the informative posts.
Maybe the solution is that the people who want to play unpopular/new maps should be quick to nominate them first.
But it's undemocratic that the first to nominate single-handedly 90% chance chooses the next map; because most of the time "4." wins. A fairer...
I really don't understand what your goal is.
You said you wanted more map variation, so nominate an unpopular map and it will have a chance to be #4 and be picked.
You wanted a more "exciting voting system". Isn't it exciting enough to see what maps will be #4 and #5 and if your map will be it?
Also, come to think of it, with your system, where every vote is not a spam vote, unpopular maps will NEVER be chosen. Because most people don't want to play the unpopular maps. So we would have less map variety.
If your goal is to "[make] more [map] variation", this is already achieved by the nomination system. If I nominate an unpopular map and it ends up as vote #4 there is a 95% chance we're going to play that map next.
If you want even more variety you could make it so that maps played less often...
I just wanted to say what a good time I had over the holidays playing on the Zombie server. I'm so grateful to the staff who added Xmas skins, xmas maps, the sleigh on zm_cbble_xmas, all the funny posters in zm_4way_xmas.
There are not many CS:S players left, but the staff do such a wonderful...
My mistake about the 1st and 2nd links (those are for CS 1.6). The 4th link is in Russian but it is for CS:S and does exactly what is needed.
Why not? When server increases to 63 connected players you enable the redirect, that leaves 1 slot open for people to be able to join and be immediately...
There are plugins to do it:
To clarify, there's a good reason why the spectators are not kicked, because it's better that both servers are alive. So if 70 people want to play ZM, it's better to have 50 people on V3, and 20 in V1, instead of 64 on V3, 6 on V1. The first way ensures both servers are playable. This is the...
It happens often that people complain in V3 to kick the specs because they or their friends could not join. I understand the reason to keep the specs so that people join V1, and I respect this decision, but what happens is people will either give up trying to join an EH server or wait until V3...