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Alright, gonna keep my case stupid and simple. 

History:

This was on our non-TGH trade server, and was added to TGH by request when that went down. A while back, someone whined it wasn't 'gaming history', and it's been off rotation for a few years.

 

First- -  This is a trade map with a lot of fun extras and mini-games for events, like a functioning Connect 4 board. Deathmatch is fun, but this allowed for a wider variety of TGH community events.

Second- - What if I told you this map could constitute as gaming history?

Let me explain. No, it's not from a classic N64 or PS1 era video game, but MassCC is a map from a defunct TF2 server that used to be large eight years ago. Furthermore, while not traditionally fallling under TGH map guidelines, the fact it represents our own defunct general trade server means it, in some regards, represents a part of XG history.

Also, even if we ignore all that, there's still references to a game older than anything currently in our map rotation. Yes, Connect 4 was first released as a board game in 1974, and was later used in first-party a Nintendo game in the Switch sequel to classic NDS title 'Clubhouse Games'.

 

No, it's not as 'in-theme' as a lot of other TGH maps, but it also wasn't a bad map, and it was an important part of both TF2 and XG history.

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I can get behind this. It's not the most game themed map in the world but it was an awesome one. I'm considering maybe being a little looser with the gaming theme for TGH. Most of the maps there could/should be gaming related but if there's a really good map that would fit the server pretty well then the fact that it isn't necessarily under the theme of gaming, that shouldn't stop it from getting in.

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frankly seeing a lot of cool maps taken down for that reasoning over the years while we still have shit like airstrip in active rotation, and we've not added any new maps in several years?

maybe not the right thread, but, please for the love of Christ loosen the theming a little

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42 minutes ago, Megamaw said:

frankly seeing a lot of cool maps taken down for that reasoning over the years while we still have shit like airstrip in active rotation, and we've not added any new maps in several years?

maybe not the right thread, but, please for the love of Christ loosen the theming a little

Thank you for your input. Yes, I think for the longest time we've followed too hard on that theming, but at the same time I've also noticed we just haven't added maps that don't follow that theme, we really haven't tried to get rid of any maps that didn't follow the old strictly enforced theming (however I may very well be wrong). Additionally, I think a few of the maps that were 'removed' from TGH were simply just taken out of map rotation and nomination, and I think if the push for some of those maps to be added back in were present (like here), I think we'd look at it at a case-by-case basis, as I can't say all of them didn't deserve it, but some like masscc didn't need it. Anyhow, take a look at Cyberpunk and it's 2nd version, which of course predates a game of the same name, and has been a part of the server long before it was even announced (despite removal during that time period and re-adding). I think we should allow the 'gaming history' thing to be applied to maps of old that had been influential in xG's history, not just old games, like Cyberpunk or masscc.

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