This map is so incredibly awesome, downright roflstomps the 1v1 Obs Maps. Too bad the map popularity system sucks so much
Would have never found this map if it was not for reddit. Maybe you should consider putting popular search terms like "KotH" or "Obs" in the map names.
Just a headsup, keep up the awesome work.
€dit: played for a few hours today and grinded channels for new people to play and make it popular. There's one thing popping up again and again: For most people playing for the first time it's very confusing how to chose race (after they already picked in pre-game lobby) and that they have to pick an avatar to play. I would maybe take race selection above avatar selection and make it like really big race icons or sth. 1v1 KotH Obs Maps are super simple in that regard, just an "i want to play" checkbox and a race dropdown big and bold in the middle of the screen.
Also the larva bug is still alive, on Peepmode Shakuras (EU) at least. Beach and Shattered seemed to be fine on EU.
Last edit: 2011-09-14 23:18:42
Synystyr United States. September 14 2011 23:15. Posts 1415
PeterPwn: Thanks for the feedback and sorry about that pesky larva bug....just fixed it. Also, good suggestion about race selection. The lobby race selection is just for selecting the Game UI style and the race dropdown inside is for actual match race. After you select it the first time, it is saved in your Bank so next time you play it will remain consistent. When you join the game for the first few times, text appears onscreen that says "Choose your race" and points to the dropdown. Also, the rollovers on Teams buttons mentions this too...I thought that would be sufficient but let me look into making this a bit more obvious.
StarDustNA: Darn, I thought I fixed that bug...please send me the replay file so I can troubleshoot.
If anyone finds bugs, please send description of bug and copy of the Replay file to peepmode at gmail
Last edit: 2011-09-15 07:50:56
PeterPwn Germany. September 15 2011 18:52. Posts 13
Well i think the UI is not that bad, it's just that 15 seconds are way too short for firsties to figure it out. Maybe a 60 second warmup after load screen that host can "-skip" would do the trick. One question that also often occured was "how do i go obs" where the 15 second were also very frustrating for most of them.
Not trying to be a smartass here, just collecting the raw complaints from peepmode beginners. Hope you don't get me wrong on that end. Just quite a fan of your awesome map that needs the spot it deserves in that shitty custom map system.
PeterPwn: Don't worry - I value thoughtful feedback. I agree about the 15 seconds being fast for first-timers. Ultimately I think noobs will figure it out after the first match, but first impressions are important. I like your suggestion..I'll look into that for next major update.
Thanks and keep the feedback coming!
EDIT: I added [Obs KoTH 1v1] to end of map names for easier searching on battle.net
Last edit: 2011-09-16 09:24:47
DroneAllDay United States. September 16 2011 09:31. Posts 140
Other updates: - Added initialization screen - Improved Log display - Added Match History (under Logs) - Added ability to expand/contract Stats - Utilities buttons now stay onscreen in Cinematic Mode - Other aesthetic enhancements to UI
The last couple of nights a few of us have been trying out peepmode and there is a really bad bug where everyone has to play random...which sucks. I love the map, I love the auto cam but that type of bug keeps us playing iCJug. :\
Oh and it was Tal'Darim and Antiga that we encountered the bug on.