Yeah the WoL maps where bad, but that dsnt mean the current map pool isn't bad also. Blizzard have included GSL maps, which is good... but they changed them so they are bad.
I don't know how I can be constructive other than to point out that the current map pool is just not good at all. The beta map pool was better... by a long way... why can't you just include tournament maps? Least then you can take a 3rd base or just not die to an all in you can't defend becasue lolhugeramps...
It's not nonsense and your not a mod.
Apart from some maps not having a neutral depot at the natural´s ramp they seem pretty much identical. That´s not a big enough difference to make a map go from ´fine´ to ´bad´. I´ve chosen to not include tournament maps, because there´s barely 1,5 week between the game´s launch and the tournament start date. It´s easier to just let people play ladder to practice and then use the same ladder maps for the tournament. Maybe I´ll consider changing the map pool in later tournaments, but not right now. Also, if you´re losing games because of a single missing neutral depot or because the ramps to your natural are relatively big, it´s probably not the map´s fault. That stuff matters, but not at the level we´re playing at.
You´ve been complaining about stuff ever since this thread started, first about the prizes, which in my experience never caused the problems you describe, and now about the map pool. If you don´t like the way I´ve got this set up, don´t participate. Or go host your own tournament in the way you want. And yes, posting ´garbage maps are garbage´ is useless nonsense, that´s neither useful to me as an organizer, nor does it contribute anything constructive to the thread. I´m reasonable, if you care so much about the map pool then you could´ve suggested I use a different one, for example. That´s alot more constructive than saying: ´garbage maps are garbage´.
I might not be a mod on GB, but I´m still the tournament organizer here and ultimately I´m the one who determines who gets to play in this tournament and who doesn´t. So, you post shit in my thread at your own peril.
Raising concerns about having prizes, is complaining?
I was fairly passive and simply raised something that looked like it might affect it, as I've seen how other forums have had tournaments like these which go fine with random players (but mostly ones that post there, and suddenly you introduce a prize of some sort and its worth 20/30mins of someone who's low GM (or something similar) to just roll though it and win free shit at the)...I brought it up and it was sorted out to be not a winners pool or anything but a raffle, which is fine.
Yeah me complaining about the maps was simply that, because in the tournaments that I've played on here in the past some of the maps we have had to play games on have been terrible (and removed from ladder pool because of it), maps like 'korhal compound' for example. And given that you've only ever picked ladder maps I assumed there would be no reason you would change the map pool, especially since the game is brand new to most folk which is fine, so I was merely highlighting my disdain at the map pool. It wasn't constructive because either you would agree with me and say something like "these aren't great I know, but its the maps people will be used too etc etc" or apparently get aggressive and throw empty threats around.
Why would I want to play in a tournament where the organiser is so aggressive towards criticism that's not even directed at you?
I've been around here for a while and played in a bunch of these when there was only 5-6 people even bothering to sign up (on NA and EU) for the WoL tournaments on here, finished work early at weekends so I could make it, I even won one of the tournaments. So congratulations on alienating one of the members here who's around longer than launch week.