Despite the impression that some people give refering to their interpretation of the results of a fundamentally flawed and broken map selection system, the majority of the playerbase does not want to play atcs more often, and I doubt they want to even play it this often. Even with this fundamentally flawed and broken map selection system, atcs votes do fail often, even to non-default maps (vote results conveniently ignored by the proponents of the claim that most players prefer to play atcs over all other existing maps as often as possible). I should also mention that often thanotos is not vote changed, but played through, at least the times I’ve played it.
To get proper data that very accurately reflects what map selection the playerbase prefers the most, the map selection process needs to be properly fixed (to be completed very very very S00N™). However, I can point to solid data at this very moment that shows that atcs is played a small minority amount of the time (not small enough in my opinion). Gametracker has a graph that shows what percentage of the time on a server for the previous 7 days various maps are played (not how often they appear as having a rotation would skew that data, but what percentage of the total time for that 7 day period a map is played).
As of the time I make this post, according to gametracker ATCS and ATCShd combined has been played a total of 23% of the amount of time over the previous 7 days.
I agree with that statement, and more admins should consider if they are really walking that walk, and not just talking that talk.
Their computers are not the problem for downloading maps, it is their old client, and changes to the server already made downloading custom maps more practical for those old client than every before, but a new client (to be available very very very very S00N™ will make downloading any map a complete non-issue.
I agree. When I first played Thanatos, it was easy to get lost since navigation is not as obvious as other maps. But now I’m getting familiar with the layout, and I don’t really see the problem with it, so a better case is going to have to be made for its removal. But whether Thanatos is removed or not, it would be good to have an extra non-atcs map or two that is of good quality and satisfies that rotation range.