Spoiler: Version A Crap (Open)The maps that were removed were candidates for removal when the remnants of the IDL administration last talked about the wad (about a year ago?). So basically they weren't removed randomly and in fact slot 18 was a placeholder. Additionally I can't recall anyone particularly praising the aforementioned maps either so we can let them rest in peace and recall the great matches that happened on 02 and 27 (hint: there were none).
A quick note I wanted to make regards slot18. ZDCTF07 was in place of the slot and was supposed to be swapped with a ChaosCore map. However a big drama occurred and that never happened (unfinished wads, work in progresses, hating your own maps, painful lessons etc). So the 'Battle of Snake Canyon' became zdctf07(Ralphis hid the map inside the wad in 2013) since I had removed the map and its additional textures already. I just wanted to clear this up.
Before anyone asks why there aren't any more ChaosCore maps included or updates, here are reasons specific to CC:
1. The wad still isn't in the final stage and is subject to being changed
2. The maps the IDL board wanted in the wad aren't included in the Core release
3. I'm not an expert on Core and I don't know what is generally liked by the testing crew
4. Since there are clusters of Core servers, people could play the maps and give suggestions based on multiple play sessions
Now that all of that has been addressed, it's time for specific map talk:
Map02: Removed the wood map no one played and replaced it with 'Reign of Steel' from RageCTF which is far superior
Map05: Did not update since the core update was mainly aesthetics
Map18: Filled the slot with 'Complex Epsilon' from RageCTF
Map19: Fixed the texture errors and node error that caused things to disappear
Map23: Updated to the latest core version with the improved entrance spawns, ssg and stairs
Map24: Updated to final version of RageCTF that moves spawns away from the flag, items and adds minor structural changes.
Map27: Removed BPCTF and added 'Victoria Island' from ZDECTF3
Map28: Did not update since too many things were changed
There are about 3 maps I have in mind for removal and after they get replaced, I can see the wad going beyond 32 maps. I most likely will cut out the 'P' map numbers since no one really plays them. For this update, I used past talks that occurred in the board channel. However, this release is solely done by me so yelling at dew or bones is not necessary. Any further updates will be based off community feedback (for better or for worse).
As always, feedback is welcomed as well as suggestions for maps. But do not make suggestions from UCTF or 32in24-7 or I will ban you from NJ. Have an ice day.
Current Changes: http://zandronum.com/forum/showthread.p ... 1#pid82529