The map is definitely awesome.
Having said that, would I pay any money towards it? No.
Why? It’s not because I want to stooge you on the time and effort you put towards it, but because any person can make a map for this game. There is a guide. There are simple tools that are well documented to help you.
So should you charge people for the most basic and integral part of this game – obviously not.
Originally posted by slixtrix:
A lot of devs do silly things that are not appreciated by the community nor profitable.
This is the issue here.
The fact is that time and time again the community is all but totally ignored and/or not consulted. The end result being updates that contain things that are ill-conceived and ill-implemented combined with being either not tested or the testers being so poor at their job idiotic ‘features’ like bullet speed become canon.
Being able to unlock things over time with points or exp or some other mechanism is a tried and tested method that keeps the free players from leaving(mostly). Being able to charge for content so that players may access it quicker is also tried and tested.
Consider that if you were to charge for a map, it would have to be a bloody brilliant map. I’m talking super seriously amazing. Like a map that has the popularity of Dust 2.
The poll contains too few data points to be of any particular use right now. If you wanted proper data perhaps you could add a single-time popup when the map loads that asks the question of users, as a lot of your player base does not visit these forums.
The only content I would be willing to part with my cash for would be gun customization and maybe a really awesome game mode that doesn’t currently exist. I don’t use skins because trying to hunt down a skeleton is annoying.
Gun customization would have to be something like extra ammo in my clip or a more accurate barrel/sight etc. But that will end up making this game largely disadvantageous to free players if you don’t get the exp/reward system balanced properly.
For example if there is a customization to improve the reload speed of my AWP, I don’t want to have to play continuously for 6 months just to earn it.