If they are just thinking new versions of things we already have (arena, cap n hold, etc.), then what would be the point of a new space arena? Change of scenery?
The map makes more of a difference on the ground.
Having said that, the facility seems too big for a conventional PvP map; so maybe they're planning something new.
Anyway, there's nothing to say that that's the only map they want to convert; that asteroid map from the previous mission could be cool (even though it did make my PC's cooling fans struggle a bit).
For Arena I think it makes no difference, I agree. For Capture & Hold - it could mean a significant change of gameplay. But I haven'T seen any Space maps yet that would really work for that. Maybe the Shuttle mission map? But then only as Shuttle PvP map, I don't think anyone would manage to steer his Odysseus or Bortas into those Asteroids and capture the satellites or whatever we'd pick as CnH point.
Of course, the Facility 4028 is a well-made map and it would be sad if it was only used in one single mission!
Still, disappointing. Ground PvP, the least popular form of PvP, would have gotten its second map since launch, while Space PvP, most popular form of PvP still sits at "-1 game mode" (Space Assault was removed with Season 2).
It is entirely possible that they could be trying to build some interest in ground PvP with a new map. That being said, if Klinks only account for 18% of total players then why aren't they going gang busters on Klink only content to drum up support for that faction? Again I realize nothing is confirmed but it would seem pretty odd to me if after all this time the two PvP additions would be ground maps.
I'll just say that maps have absolutely nothing to do with my own disinterest in ground.
lets get this straight.....is not the coolest thing about trek combat not the ships? i mean...c'mon....we all enjoy a nice Kirk double fist punch, or a Picard archaeology expedition....but really...c'mon.
for f sake, where is a brick wall when you need to bang your head up against it for a while.
Hmm. Another ground map? Are the Ground Queues full these days that it's worth making another ground PvP map before making a space PvP map?
Yeah... as much as this map and the Map from the last Romulan mission would be cool as ground PVP Maps.. we NEED a space PVP Map! You can only Capture the Station points and Kill people in the same 3 maps only so often before it gets BORING.
How ever.. that being said.. if they DO make the new map in the 4028 facility a PVP Map..
Make it a FFA map.. First person to X kills wins.. That would be way more fun then the team PVP and might make some things more interesting.
Wait.. now it's sounding like "Yes, there will be a new GROUND PVP map" has been stated some where... And that it's what we, the PVP Community, is going to be stuck with..
Has that happened? Just so I know what is really going on here, weither it's just a hypothetical situation, one that we're rooting for, and dreading at the same time.. or one that has already been confirmed since before the OP posted this thread and now we're in Dread it and hate it mode?
I don't think Cryptic has ever mentioned that there will be a new ground map. They haven't even confirmed that there will come a new PvP map with this FE. Last time it has been mentioned was summer/autumn 2011(?). With the lack of new information I actually doubt we will get a new map.
But what you see in this thread is how rumors get created. In less than 20 posts we went from "Hey that would be a nice addition to ground PvP sometime down the road" to "Stupid Cryptic why do you add a new ground map now".
Truth be told reading this I can understand why PvPers get nothing. Why should we? No matter what Cryptic does (heck even what they might do) people get angry at them. So why bother at all? It's ironic, isn't it? We ask for new stuff all the time and even while unconfirmed they get flack when they might actually add something.
I would laugh if it weren't that sad.
Anyway back to the actual topic... the map.
Yes it is probably one of the best ground maps in the entire game. And I could see it as some kind of capture the flag map with the two computer cores as "flag". Or maybe a new assault map. The only problem I see is, there is basically only one way so you can't really try to avoid the enemy.