It's been a while since we had a fresh topic on the TFC server. We commented about the new people that came on around this time last year, and thought it would be a good idea to give new tN members, as well as any other new forum members a chance to voice their opinions about the TFC server and any changes they'd like to see. Recently we've changed the max spy count to be dependant on the # of humans in the server. I think that's an excellent way to help balance out blue from being too strong when bots are present. Spies mean less when there are all humans, but with bots it's too easy to walk by them and cap the flag. I think this is a very good change and would like to see it stay. I'll get the ball rolling with one idea. Picture this scenario. Dustbowl is being played and the vote is "rocked". Avanti is picked and the 10 humans in the server play Avanti next. Because the map is not Dustbowl, the vote is automatically rocked, and no one picks a map. The default maps are 5 random maps on the server that no one cares about, or that don't play well with bots. A little-known or not bot-friendly map gets picked by default, and everyone leaves. Is there a way that we can do the following: - Make the 5 maps that appear on a vote, popular, bot-friendly maps so that even if people forget to list a map to vote on, a more "well-known" bot-friendly map will be chosen so that it doesn't automatically clear the server. - Always make one of those 5 maps Dustbowl, so that folks that come on our "Dustbowl or vote" server can choose Dustbowl even if they forget to vote for it during the game. One other suggestion that we should discuss would be: Make it so that the vote doesn't come up by default on a non-dustbowl map, and the server automatically reverts back to dustbowl after the voted on map is played... unless someone rtv's and it's agreed upon, in which case, those 5 bot-friendly maps (including dustbowl) will pop up. Lets hear your opinions on this and any other suggestions for the server. Thank you to the server admins for hearing / actioning ideas that are popular with the majority.