i do not like this new system cus like people do not want to play new maps and kinda forcing them to do it might be the right way to do it (just like it has been done for like a year now), like i think a comparison to cs:go by valve news network would be good here.
they add like community maps and like that one with the lake but people dont play them cus why should they? they already know all the grenade throws, pre-shoot spots, uhh [other important tihng to know about csgo maps] so why should they re-learn everything from scratch and risk losing their silver 2? recently valve dealt with this issue by adding like this new unranked competitive mode, that people have been wanting to get for years, that u can only play on the community maps and i think that was a good solution.
with unturned, it’s kinda the same but instead of remembering grenade throws (unless ur really hecking tryhard), you remember stuff like the military loot spawns, ranger loot spawns, mega locations, airdrops, base spots, etc. and now, you run into the problem of players not willing to try out new maps because they’re practically the same as the ones they know already but they gotta relearn everything which not everyone is willing to do. some of this of course falls on the map maker, they gotta make a new exciting experience for players to be interested in trying out their map but this new system isnt really encouraging players to try out these new experiences.
people, over time, have come to associate curated maps with high quality content in comparison to the workshop, which often offers mods/maps that don’t fit in with the games art style. this would often encourage players to boot up the game and give these new curated maps a shot, cause they know they would be of decent quality. having them already installed in the game also encourages the players to play them, kinda like the previous thing i said about like valve but a bit different i guess.
now, this comes onto my final point in this mess of a post. why should some map maker/team work on a map for like 2 years (cough cough rio de janero map) for it to be treated like some mod someone cooked up in like 4 hours. like, right now the only way to actually see the map in game is through the main menu which is the same place where mods are (sure this will help with subs but like this goes back to my last point of these maps being associated with lower quality workshop mods cause they’re in like the same bit of the game as workshop content) and the map didnt even get it’s link posted in the update notes. like so now, what reason do people have to make a curated map? nobody will want to stick to vanilla standards and keep a map inside the unturned video game’s box so that it can be in the same category as danaby2 and renaxon’s craftable sawed-off pants mod .