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Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/26/2020 16:50:21

Orannis
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So I know that Warzone recommends you an unlock level to set your map to when you make it public, but this is purely based on the number of maps also set to that level. However, I think most mapmakers want as many people to have access to their map as possible, and I would personally rather compete for visibility at a unlock lower level.

Since the top 5 rated maps at each unlock level are shown when a user levels up, I was wondering if there is a list of the levels with the lowest 5th highest ratings for each unlock level, if that makes sense. Essentially, the minimum rating your map would have to achieve to be shown at each unlock level. I believe this would help people strike a better balance than what Warzone currently recommends.

I’m not big into coding but if someone else wants to tackle the challenge of compiling this data into a public spreadsheet, I think myself and many other mapmakers would appreciate it!
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/26/2020 17:11:19


DanWL 
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I'll see what i can make
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/26/2020 22:04:00


Thanos 
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Personally, I have my maps unlock at level 1. The brief 0.7 sec of advertising your map will have as the player clicks close on the window means nothing imo. I’d rather have the map be accessible to as many players as possible.

Better advertising would be to just host lots of open games on your map. Coin tournaments too.
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 01:17:33


{TLA} LND
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Thanos has a point. I never bother looking at the maps I unlock, but I remember it if I had a good game on it!
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 11:51:42


DanWL 
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Here's a sheet containing everything about maps that can be found on their map page:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OZMHQn9NIlC8uIX8MK56e8lZH4m6NH4yB3EyKnMeyIY/edit?usp=sharing
Doesn't include reviews or map descriptions.
You should be able to sort using Data > Filter Views > Create new temporary filter view

Edited 5/27/2020 12:17:00
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 12:17:15


DanWL 
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Fixed share link.
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 15:06:17


DanWL 
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Just added a Stats sheet which says how many levels can be unlocked at a level and the average rating for maps unlocked at the same level.
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 16:44:46

Orannis
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Brilliant, thanks Dan!!
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 16:49:25


krinid 
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I'm with Thanos. With the hundreds of map available from L1 and thousands by the time you get to L10-20 and how fast and furiously levels go by until L25+, there is such a non-shortage of maps available that I've ever felt any need to look at the maps that pop up as I leveled up. I was more interested in the game settings that were unlocked - fog settings, armies per territory owned, bonus overrides, etc.

Never understood the point of unlocking maps with levels, beyond having a paid option to unlock them all immediately.
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 17:18:55


DanWL 
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Just added a Map Makers Stats sheet.

Edited 5/27/2020 17:19:17
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 19:19:26


Thanos 
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The paid option is obviously why we still have level unlocks, so that won’t go away. But anyone that’s willing to spend the money on it is probably going to look at this game a bit closer than a random new player, and they'll see how easy it is to just unlock everything normally. the paid option shouldn’t go away, (this game needs all of the support it can get,) but there should be more of an incentive to have high level for a map to unlock at.

Beyond the initial “congrats!” Window that says you leveled up, there’s no page that shows you the ‘new’ maps you can now play on. When you go to pick a map for a game you’re making, that should be a tab/selection. Otherwise with the 2k+ maps out there, how is someone supposed to remember what they unlocked?

I also wouldn’t be against Fizzer, or someone on behalf of warzone, making ‘official’ maps that can be u locked at higher levels. Or some bundle season pass. (Ex, “2020 single player season featuring 15 new maps, only playable with the 2020 season pass for $9.99.”)
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 19:19:57


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Great data on maps. I did not know that skunk940 is in second place behind ninjanic for the most number of maps created. Also curious is the fact that ninjanic has created almost twice as many maps (81) as the second finisher (48). I guess everything follows the zipf law.
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 19:44:30


DanWL 
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If you come up with any ideas for stats, let me know.

Will try to fix the &# and similar.
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/27/2020 20:48:02


Cursona 
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I think it would be cool if we had a new maps page/tab underneath Map of the Week.

This also could help promote map making a bit more.
Best unlock levels for visibility?: 5/28/2020 15:34:22


DanWL 
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All the map names currently display properly. Changed default sorts.
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