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#1 rumblesom

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:31 AM

Happy New Year! (soon) and with it a new format to the additional maps in the quick match:

 

- 25 original Westwood Maps (image archive) (map basics)

- 20 "New Maps" (image archive)

- rotating "new maps" pool, updated monthly

 

20 Standard "New Maps" January 2015

 

Bull Run

Caverns of Siberia
Coldest Peak
Divide and Conquer
Dry Heat
Golden State Valley
Glowing Waters
Jungle of Vietnam
Landmarks
Morningtide
North Waves
Pirate Bay
Poltergeist
Reconcile
River Rampage
Roundhouse Kick
The Hills Have Eyes
The Path More Travelled By
Tour of Egypt
Yellowstone

 

Complete image archives of the ORIGINAL WESTWOOD MAPS and NEW XWIS MAPS 

 

 

The Current System:

 

In the current system, maps set to standard are automatically included in players' map pools when they play Quick Match games. Unless both players disable a standard map, it may be used in their games. If a map is set to non-standard, both players must enable it for it to be used. 

 

Therefore, standard maps are very much more likely to be chosen in quick matches, while non-standard maps are equally unlikely.

 

As hosting of the map patch (auto ss) was brought to XWIS, the entire map pool was set to standard accidentally. This included maps which had been set standard in earlier patches but were since removed, and some which had not yet been fully tested. 

 

Nonetheless there was disagreement over which maps ought to be removed and as a trial, this large map pool was allowed to remain. Since then there has been growing feedback requesting a smaller map pool, and as fewer games are available this has become evermore practical..

 

 

The New Format:

 

The new format will create a set of 20 standard new maps, with a new set chosen each month. The original Westwood maps will not change. 

 

In the new format, the 20 "new maps" will be posted before the start of each month and will be chosen based on several factors. Some of the more popular maps may also be repeated in future sets. 

 

This will allow new and returning players a better chance to learn the active qm maps and recognise them during the month. Hopefully this will produce better activity and competition in the Quick Match. 

 

Note: no maps are ever removed from the patch. ALL MAPS currently included will still be available for Clan Matches, Tournament Games, FFGS and (if both players enable it) available for quick matches. 

 

 

The First set of 20:

 

The first set of 20 was chosen based on popularity (taken from QM, Tournament Games and Clan Match statistics), balance, and balance of game type. While not every one of the most popular new maps is included (some were saved for future updates), most are. 

 

20 Standard "New Maps" January 2015

 

Bull Run

Caverns of Siberia
Coldest Peak
Divide and Conquer
Dry Heat
Golden State Valley
Glowing Waters
Jungle of Vietnam
Landmarks
Morningtide
North Waves
Pirate Bay
Poltergeist
Reconcile
River Rampage
Roundhouse Kick
The Hills Have Eyes
The Path More Travelled By
Tour of Egypt
Yellowstone
 

Please leave feedback below and check out the map previews for January! 

 

Please see "Standard Map Previews" for map images and descriptions!

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#2 SensFaiL

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 12:07 PM

I like it least it's more manageable to learn the new maps a bit each month

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 06:51 PM

So now we have 45 maps instead of 60.. i dont really see the point of this but ok.

 

lets all disable Alaskan :)



#4 XXxPrePxX

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 08:32 PM

Hm. I like it. I may have even gone a bit more extreme (less maps even), but heh, I don't even play anymore, so what do I know. But, good stuff. 



#5 SensFaiL

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 09:22 PM

So now we have 45 maps instead of 60.. i dont really see the point of this but ok.
 
lets all disable Alaskan :)

True it was a little conservative and doesn't make a whole lot of sense to not go less on the new maps if you do the change but at least it's a change.

#6 Edd

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:24 PM

Nice, I like this idea. GJ



#7 rumblesom

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 10:31 PM

hey guys :)

the QM list for January is active!

also remember you can enable or disable maps at http://xwis.net/game-account/?maps

Here is an archive of full map images for all Original Westwood Maps

Here is an archive of full map images for all New Maps

#8 GeneralH

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 05:33 AM

guys iam new here,and i just downloaded this jan 2015 new maps zip..

and i dont know how to install those new maps to the game inorder to play them,

can some1 help me here.



#9 rumblesom

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 07:46 AM

They are included in the xwis red alert 2 game client

Please install this into a separate folder and load via red alert 2.exe to enjoy all the new maps :)

Http://xwis.net/d

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 10:42 AM

They are included in the xwis red alert 2 game client

Please install this into a separate folder and load via red alert 2.exe to enjoy all the new maps :)

Http://xwis.net/d

oh ok , thank you..




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