All I want is to find a decent map...

#1 Posted by Hitzel (127 posts) -

The majority of the maps in MW2 are absolutely horrible.  To me, the maps in the Call of Duty have always been the series' weakness, but many of the maps in MW2 cross the line.
 
Call of Duty's matchmaking system really makes the situation worse.  There's no way to set map preferences or search for a preferred map in any way, so I find myself constantly joining and leaving random rooms until I finally find a map I want, often being forced to load a map before being able to quit because I was dumped into a game automatically.
 
Once I do finally find a game, I have to repeat the entire process over again.  It's extremely frustrating, and having the overwhelming majority of maps that are unplayable for any small or medium sized games forced on me constantly has made me lose patience for the game.
 
I often spend just as much time searching for a decent game as I do playing.  It's the worst in FFA, where there is one map small enough for the gametype, and 2 or 3 that are bearable.  I wish that IW would have an intelligent design on their matchmaking, with appropriate maps for game sizes.

#2 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

Rundown is more of a plague against humanity than it is an actual multiplayer map. 

#3 Posted by HandsomeDead (11854 posts) -

I find it weird how I get maybe one or two games of Terminal per day but I played 5 games back to back on Karachi last week. It's so annoying.

#4 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6652 posts) -

The only maps I don't really enjoy playing on are Afghan and Wasteland, simply because of the fact that there are always a ton of snipers.
 
I mean, that's fine. They aren't unbalanced or anything. I just can't snipe for shit with the whole breathing thing.

#5 Posted by Skye (439 posts) -

All I want is for a single day to go by without someone bitching about something they don't like in MW2.

#6 Posted by zombie2011 (5189 posts) -
  • Wasteland = shit so fucking boring
  • Rust = shit because people constantly spawn right behind you
  • Skidrow = shit its just one big cluster fuck in that hallway
  • Derail = shit because i said so
  • Karachi = oh how i hate Karachi
  • Highrise = shit way to small and to easy for one team to dominate
  • Rundown = shit way to easy for one team to dominate
 
All these opinions are based on Domination because that is the gametype i like to play most.  
  
 *Highrise, Rundown and Derail are fine to play in TD or just Deathmatch.
#7 Posted by natetodamax (19416 posts) -

I agree that a lot of the maps are garbage. Underpass is especially awful.

#8 Posted by Griddler (3374 posts) -

My least favourite map is I think it's called Overpass. But I still won't skip it, all the maps are fun.

#9 Posted by Hitzel (127 posts) -

I'm not gonna lie, Rust is extremely fun for FFA.  It's very fast paced and engaging.  It is terrible for everything else, though.

#10 Posted by Edin899 (684 posts) -
@zombie2011 said:
"
  • Wasteland = Awesome! Kill a ton of people in the bunker
  • Rust = awesome! Airstrikes = WIN
  • Skidrow = AWESOME! Learn how to play and don't run into the hallway like a NOOB
  • Derail = Can't remember this map
  • Karachi = Just watch the roofs 
  • Highrise = Favorite map! Perfect !
  • Rundown = ?
 
All these opinions are based on my fact of playing too fast and not slowing down, i forgot that cod4 and mw2 are not the same game
  
 *Highrise, Rundown and Derail are fine to play in TD or just Deathmatch.
"
#11 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -

I like most of the maps, except for Karachi and Derail. Karachi just isn't fun and Derail leads to too many snipers.

#12 Posted by borgmaster (527 posts) -

skidrow is the bane of my existence

#13 Posted by Binman88 (3706 posts) -

Yep, the majority of the maps are atrocious. Unless you like walking around at snail's pace trying to avoid sniper fire, and never feeling like you are in control of keeping yourself alive.

#14 Posted by Adziboy (726 posts) -

I don't mind them TOO much, but no where near as good as, say, Killzone 2.

#15 Posted by CitizenKane (10681 posts) -

The only map that I really can't stand is Underpass.  While I don't care for some others(Derail, Wasteland, Sub Base), I still play them and enjoy them.  If I get Underpass, though, I immediately exit that lobby and find a new match.

#16 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

I really don't see what all the fuss is about. I love pretty much all of the maps, although Highrise can get a little sniper heavy.

#17 Edited by SJSchmidt93 (4994 posts) -

Highrise, Estate, (The Airport one?), Sub Base, Skidrow, Derail and Scrapyard are, in my opinion, all great.
 
Shitty maps include Rust, (The one with the trenches?), Underpass and Afghan. 
 
On a side note, the urban map that the spec ops mission takes place in where one person is in a chopper and the other is on the ground (like 3 other spec ops take place in it too, minus the street with all the houses) is one of the best maps I've ever played in anything.

#18 Posted by nanikore (2755 posts) -
@Hitchenson: I hear that all the time. What's so bad about it? I think it's an ok map.
#19 Posted by Adamantium (891 posts) -

Wow. I think almost all the maps are pretty decent. I really dislike Favela, but I don't quit the lobby when it comes up. Other than that I don't see why there's a lot of hate. 
 
It seems to me that they really revamped their mapmaking to ensure that almost all points are covered from multiple angles and all rooms have multiple entrances. I dunno, tho.... maybe it's just more my style.

#20 Posted by ShaneDev (1702 posts) -

I dislike almost all of the Brazilian maps except quarry. Terminal comes up way too often when i play and wasteland not enough :( and Sabotage in this game is kinda crap compared to the first MW, theirs something about i just don't like or maybe its just cuz i die alot in it.

#21 Edited by Korone (404 posts) -

The only maps I enjoy are Terminal, Derail and Invasion . I actively dislike the rest.

#22 Posted by dbz1995 (4959 posts) -

Maybe if they get loads of map pack we can make map setlists and only play them? A man can only hope.

#23 Posted by Rio (603 posts) -

The only one I dont like is Rundown.  And whoever mentioned KZ2, yeh those were some awesome maps.

#24 Edited by MKHavoc (1303 posts) -

The only map that I really don't like is Estate.  Someone mentioned hating High Rise, but that's actually one of my favorite maps especially in domination.  I just prefer smaller maps in general.

#25 Posted by nick_verissimo (1437 posts) -

The one's I'm really a fan of are highrise, sub base, quarry, scrap yard and rust.  I know a lot of people really hate rust, but it's the most chaotic and up in the air map in the entire game.  There is nowhere to hide really and there's always a gunfight going on between at least three people at a time, but it gets really bogged down when a team deathmatch is put in there.
On the other side, I really dislike wasteland, favela's and the estate.  The rest I'm sort of indifferent towards. 

#26 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1691 posts) -

I don't know I like almost all of them. I never quit because a certain map comes up though.

#27 Posted by CptChiken (2058 posts) -

why dont they just release a map pack of the old modern warfare maps... they were ok

#28 Posted by RiddleBrother (521 posts) -
@zombie2011 said:
"
  • Wasteland = shit so fucking boring
  • Rust = shit because people constantly spawn right behind you
  • Skidrow = shit its just one big cluster fuck in that hallway
  • Derail = shit because i said so
  • Karachi = oh how i hate Karachi
  • Highrise = shit way to small and to easy for one team to dominate
  • Rundown = shit way to easy for one team to dominate
 
All these opinions are based on Domination because that is the gametype i like to play most.  
  
 *Highrise, Rundown and Derail are fine to play in TD or just Deathmatch.
"
Maybe you should try another game type, like 1v1 Bitchmatch. I'm sure you'd do well there...
#29 Posted by withateethuh (766 posts) -

I think most of them are pretty good. I like how a lot of them have many layers for the whole vertical combat aspect, and most of them are designed so that even though they're big, close combat is always present (as compared to WaW).
 
Wasteland is kinda retarded though. Its like last generation map design.

#30 Edited by deadly_polo (500 posts) -
@Adziboy said:
"

I don't mind them TOO much, but no where near as good as, say, Killzone 2.

"
Agreed, the maps are really bad compared to Killzone 2's, which are amazing
#31 Posted by CptChiken (2058 posts) -
@withateethuh said:
  Wasteland is kinda retarded though. Its like last generation map design. "
what do you mean?
#32 Posted by bwooduhs (1679 posts) -

I've played 40+ hours and still have never played on Rust.

#33 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19813 posts) -
@bwooduhs said:
" I've played 40+ hours and still have never played on Rust. "
The majority of the game modes don't include Rust as an option, so you've been playing mostly in those.
#34 Posted by CowMuffins (1781 posts) -
@bwooduhs said:
" I've played 40+ hours and still have never played on Rust. "
It's a very very small map, so you'd have to play FFA to get it.
 
And, if you all havn't realized, they made these maps terrible on purpose. Now, everyone is going to buy the DLC map packs so they might get better maps.
#35 Posted by kariyanine (301 posts) -

I don't particularly dislike any of the maps, I think they all do a good job at making you play differently but I don't like that certain maps seem to come up far more frequently than others, no matter what gametype you are playing.

#36 Posted by PowerBombYo (199 posts) -

Maps are good.

#37 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2693 posts) -

I love Wasteland. I don't really know why everyone hates it so much. Its perfect for sniping with the Thermal scope to rack up the kills.

#38 Posted by Mikemcn (7401 posts) -

The airport one (Terminal) is fantastic, Rundown is just plain wrong and underpass is deppressing.
#39 Posted by BritishJam (12 posts) -

I still really like the way bf2 did maps, shit was on a big scale but so easy to memorize

#40 Posted by Adziboy (726 posts) -
@kingchris28 said:
"@Adziboy said:
"

I don't mind them TOO much, but no where near as good as, say, Killzone 2.

"
Agreed, the maps are really bad compared to Killzone 2's, which are amazing "

Killzone 2 as a game really disapointed me. For the first 10-15 hours I had a lot of fun online + the campaign was great, but after that, the little things started to become big things and the aiming just ruined it for me. I don't mind it being maybe like Bad Companys, but they moved like slow robots. When you moved it left it would go really slow but when you moved it slightly too far it would speed up massively. 
 
BUT 
 
BUT BUT 
 
the maps. Jesus. Some of the best map design ever. Probably the best maps I've played on in a online game since I started gaming - it really was phenomenal.
#41 Posted by withateethuh (766 posts) -
@CptChiken: like graphically it seems just kinda subpar and the whole design of the map is so bland and linear.
#42 Posted by CptChiken (2058 posts) -
@withateethuh: ohhh... yeah thats true, seems like they didnt think the design through. my favourite would be sub-base or what ever its called
#43 Posted by withateethuh (766 posts) -
@CptChiken:  I feel like that map is kinda lacking just with the detail of textures and being kinda empty but its still fun.
#44 Edited by kmdrkul (3499 posts) -
@withateethuh said:

 Wasteland is kinda retarded though. Its like last generation map design. "

That's because I believe it is a remake of an original CoD map
#45 Posted by CptChiken (2058 posts) -
@withateethuh: it may lack some of the textures but i feel its the only map where tactics like camping aren't favoured. some good flanking routs too. kirachi is such a cluster fuck, seems like the first team to get the rooftops wins. im hoping on DLC
#46 Posted by Warfare (1671 posts) -
@Skye said:
" All I want is for a single day to go by without someone bitching about something they don't like in MW2. "
^this
#47 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5094 posts) -

I like all the maps for Search and Destroy, but I don't like Rundown or Underpass on TD.
#48 Posted by Symphony (1934 posts) -

The only map I can't stand is Rust (though it's fun for smaller private matches). It's way too small for such large groups. Sure some people love the chaos and insanity, but spawning and dying multiple times in a row before I can even see where I am is not my idea of fun.

#49 Posted by Coldfront (281 posts) -

I think it comes down to personal preference because I hear some of my friends say they all suck. Some say they are all awesome. I like some and hate others. So I don't think its down to bad map design I think it is just whether or not the maps are your cup of tea.

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