Updating Official OpenRA RA map pool

It's time to update the official map pool once again

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Punsho
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Updating Official OpenRA RA map pool

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It's time to update the official map pool once again. This time I'm asking you to post your favourite maps, maps that are popular and maps that fill niches described below.

Official map pool needs to have a mixed set of maps, from old to new, chokey to open, low economy to high, big to small, lot's of water to no water etc. It is supposed to be an introduction for newer & singleplayer players about what OpenRA RA is about and what it can offer. Keep in mind that the map pool is redundant to a large chuck of players so it is best to keep it compact and focused. It means that when new maps get added others might get removed. There are certain types of maps which are missing or are too few of:
  • 1v1 with strong naval presence
  • 5 player ffa
  • 7 player ffa
  • 3v3v3
  • 6v6
  • Minigames
It would also be awesome to have a few more maps with weather affects or custom palettes. Don't feel pressured to post just the maps fulfilling these requirements, post whatever maps you think are good and/or popular

Since we are talking about art and tastes I do not want to see fights over proposals in this forum discussion. So do not comment on suggestions of others. Resolve it in private or when someone actually creates a new map pool and tries to merge it into the game.
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Underrated 1v1 map with water:

https://resource.openra.net/maps/35118/

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I remember Barentsoya to be quite big at the time, wonder how it plays today.

As far as naval presence can go, I might suggest my recent map (not a strong naval, but an opportunity is there): https://resource.openra.net/maps/44174/

For 5FFA there is a SoScared's map I've butchered for Battle Royale format (BR code is obviously to be removed, as it ends the game when any player loses or surrenders): https://resource.openra.net/maps/43225/

For "weather effects and custom palettes" category, Moonopoly, I think, is the instant classic: https://resource.openra.net/maps/44155/
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Re: Updating Official OpenRA RA map pool

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Megatank from discord
Final Gardens 4vs4 https://resource.openra.net/maps/42856/

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MR C from discord
Chernobyl 2v2 and 3v3 is played a lot. Minor pressure 2v2 is a good basic starter one. You should add in the extended behind the curtain that would be pretty cool. Tribute to original game. Agita 1v1 would be good. If others thought were good maybe they could be added.

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I think timorous expansions 2 would make a great 1v1 map for the official map pool. 1v1 with good naval presence but also competitive
https://resource.openra.net/maps/40463/
And maybe Dusttown battle 6v6 could be good to add too.
https://resource.openra.net/maps/32714/

I also wouldnt mind seeing some better competitive 3v3 maps such as
Showdown
https://resource.openra.net/maps/41686/
Red Spice
https://resource.openra.net/maps/41737/
River Borealis (which has some really nice naval features)
https://resource.openra.net/maps/25707/

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I just wanted to re-recommend the 5p FFA map that Net mentioned: https://resource.openra.net/maps/43225/

and the 1v1 naval map that Sarah mentioned: https://resource.openra.net/maps/40463/ (This has been frequently in the RAGL highlights of the week).


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a nice map with ores on the sides...unclear as to which direction one needs to expand to.... viable for wf first

https://resource.openra.net/maps/41695/
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just a beautiful map made by pinkthoth. visually very appealing, makes for great early game, and again, i cant stress this enough... not a clear, preset path to expansion.... players actually need to scout to see where the opponent is going.

https://resource.openra.net/maps/42437/
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a RAGL favorite: the barrels in the middle make for interesing battles and the low-health oils can mitigate early-game success

https://resource.openra.net/maps/39937/
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this is a nice 4 player ffa map... u need to micro ur harvesters well in order ot be able to place building... always an enjoyable play to relax a little

https://resource.openra.net/maps/33007/

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V2 Pong - the name speak for itself

https://resource.openra.net/maps/42154/
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Best Mini Game imo

death race by pinkthoth:

https://resource.openra.net/maps/43187/

dunnno if this is the current version....@pink: how do i find the right one?

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All of my suggestions are 1v1 competitive maps.

Twin Observatories by Pinkthoth
One of Pinkthoht's finest works. Really good looking map and a lot of fun to play. Featured in RAGL 11 map pool.

Moonopoly by Lad
One of the most WF first viable maps I have seen so far. Nice layout, open and allows different kind of plays. Featured in RAGL 11 map pool.

Timian by Widow
Widow's best map. I am pretty sure he won't be able to make a better map. Featured in RAGL 10 map pool and ladder.

Annihilate by poop
One of the most (if not the most) played ladder maps. It has soaked in a lot of blood. Definitely deserves a place in official map pool. Featured in RAGL 10 map pool and ladder

Agita by kazu.
We all didn't love that cliff separated the ore patch? It's the most played competitive map of its era. Featured in RAGL 9 map pool.

Amsterdamned by wippie
One of my all time favorite maps. Plays really nice, it has seen incredible battles. Featured in RAGL 10 map pool and ladder

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some of these maps have already been listed but i will list some of them again. i will try to post some less played maps and some more variation

Pac-map (1v1)
https://resource.openra.net/maps/41647/

Interferenthree (3 player ffa)
https://resource.openra.net/maps/29857/

Tethered (2v2)
https://resource.openra.net/maps/43001/

Baphomet (5 player ffa):
https://resource.openra.net/maps/43225/

Outward Gumption (3v3)
https://resource.openra.net/maps/25163/

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dang_shot wrote:
Wed Nov 03, 2021 1:46 pm
some of these maps have already been listed but i will list some of them again.
Actually it's great if maps are mentioned multiple times, it makes it easier to find a consensus

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Here's some map suggestions:
Timian 1v1 map, also has fancy custom palette
https://resource.openra.net/maps/39124/

Toxicity 1v1 map, shameless self promotion, but has a custom palette
https://resource.openra.net/maps/43083/

Desert Sun 2v2 map
https://resource.openra.net/maps/41736/

Kosovo 3v3, a 3v3 map
https://resource.openra.net/maps/43111/

Anal Gardens 4v4 map, probably one of the most played maps
https://resource.openra.net/maps/33156/

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I would like to suggest Discovery, Timian, and Annihilate as 1v1 maps.

All of the Kosovo maps are good for team fights.
Genocide and Moldova 2v2 by poop are also good.

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