In my opinion Malden is not suited for PVP play
Ok sounds drastic let's see what it is about.
I have yet to see a single user made mission that has any sense of balance to it.
Also sounds very drastic, ány sense of balance?
We test drive the missions, we have a fairly strict equi-distance guideline which we use to evaluate missions on, anything other not deriving from the mission (being the terrain and objects placed is not layout or island specific, but could be the overall EUTW gameplay being a factor, but then it would not be Malden specific?).
It's a non stop missile camping fest swarmed buy drone intel making it impossible to place MHQ's anywhere on the map without them being found before they can even park.
Ah, it is the drone, the all seeing eye, overpowering teams with lack of communication, their own drone operator and/or equal skills to match the other team,.. which is frequently given as feedback: we require more balance, but it most often derives from the players themselves not being able to maintain a fair team vs team balance over time. This is not layout specific, island specific, not even EUTW specific, this is mostly deriving from player traits (connecting, disconnecting, joining friends, or favorite teams, simply because they favor certain traits of a specific team, or just because that team is the first, so they pick that very first team, without any afterthought).Based on this the poll could be: should we remove drones? Or less drastic: should we throttle drone use?
Every base placement I've seen has shown to give one team a distinct advantage and even in one allows base camping with ATGMs, this map needs to go.
Hmmm, well yes you could argue that base placement is quite limited on Malden, there isn't simply a lot of room or suitable areas. Yes sure I give you this. But then again, both teams have their advantages in every layout, pro's and con's and based on the statistics I haven't been able to find an unfair balance in which a certain base wins for ALL MALDEN layouts, which still would make it layout specific, but I haven't seen these statistics or was able so far to interpret it into that Malden is such a problem.
Could you provide something other then a personal feeling to back your point of view, as I am seem to be missing data here to come to the same conclusion.
It seems that the major point besides the actual team balance, which always seems to be a huge factor, may be the drone.
But based on this, then we should remove Altis before anything else, as it is the most flat island we have and drones are at their best (as in being able to see the most and farthest) on flat areas.Maybe we should start a poll to remove Altis?
The mentioned drone overview is not island specific, but general EUTW, as the drone is the same on each island, jet where Malden has a lot of height differences, the drone is of more limited use then on Altis, which has far less height differences.
An other poll could be:
Should we kick people whom have more experience then the average player, as this may be the source of the worst imbalance of all?