lucrativeI disagree. By this logic why have sunshine/process/blands and not only one of the three? Even outside of those 3 several 5cp maps share the same features and flaws, and it's not a reason for not playing them. What does logjam change on the standard 5cp formula for example?
sagei thought people disliked koth more. the koth maps in the new map cup were garbage tho.
some actual great koth maps that people don't seem to know:
koth_bagel (autumn theme, best koth map of the past few years imo)
koth_whitecreek (alpine theme)
koth_cannery (asia theme)
all these maps have been tried and tested and share the same issues viaduct has already (maybe not cannery as much), lots of high ground for the defenders, easy to defend the point but harder to attack, forward holding is extremely strong.
Not saying these things are bad, it makes viaduct what it is but when it comes to new koth maps they should promote different gameplay and meta if more are going to be added. There are plenty in the works and undiscovered ones that fit this mold imo and I'm working to develop them over this season and possibly run a koth cup by the end of the season.
ya this isn't even remotely the same argument considering 1) those maps are not even similar and 2) Koth maps are literally 1/3 of the size of a 5cp and they are very easily made the same (and yes, those koth maps listed are basically the exact same format if you actually look them over and play on them)
I am not describing "features" of the maps being the same, every map has influence from other maps in one way or another. what Im describing is all those koth maps share the same structure (high ground middle point, easier to defend than to attack, oppressive forward hold) and there are a lot of koth maps that don't share this structure of play. This does happen in some of the 5cp maps in the rotation currently, but I wouldn't agree that any 5cp map in the rotation currently shares an almost completely identical structure like bagel, whitecreek and even isla (I think ordinance is the only map to break this trend, personally) do in comparison to viaduct.