Classifying Map Difficulty

Discussion in 'Map Creation' started by Sachburger, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Sachburger

    Sachburger <OSsloth> Video Editor Writer Official Map Tester Pro Player

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    So I just went through the global map database and edited all the map difficulties that were previously "pending" or "undefined". Let me know if you think any map classifications are wrong by saying the map, why the current classification is wrong and what you think it should be classified as. Keep in mind that the difficulty is set based on how hard it is to complete the map for a newer player and not how difficult it is to get top times.
     
  2. fLzi

    fLzi f Gon' Give It To Ya

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    while we're on it can we discuss these maps difficulties?

    bkz_blackrockshooter_vzp - should be easy for obvious reasons
    kz_crate_delight_go - should be easy , no technical parts and you don't have to bhop anything
    kz_depot - medium , newer people will struggle with some parts and with the small surf part
    kz_final_ascension - medium , newer people will struggle with the bhop parts and the one surf jump
    kz_skytower_final - easy , easy kz parts with just a couple spiking into medium
    kz_zhop_son_fix - hard , new people will definitely have a hard time on this

    these are suggestions but i think they would fit pretty well
     
  3. pLekz

    pLekz uh

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    yea except it's a fucking uncompletable maze that is physically impossible to find the end of because everything looks the same and there are more invisible walls than sachburger chokes
     
  4. Carrier

    Carrier EXPERT Pro Player

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    ur just bad dude
     
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  5. Haru

    Haru PRO

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    Heres the map list I took from kzstats, incase anyone is going through them the same way I did : http://pastebin.com/raw/QWG0Fp4f

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    Note: I tried going through these maps with the perspective of a medium skilled player. Theres a couple more I'd consider changing or I have yet to play, but felt like these were the most obvious ones

    bkz_blackrockshooter_vzp | Hard
    Should be Easy
    kz_agility_v2_fix | Hard
    Should be Easy/Medium

    kz_ahful | Hard
    Should be Medium

    kz_basicnoon | Hard
    Should be Medium

    kz_catalyst | Medium
    Should be Hard

    kz_internatus | Medium
    Should be Hard

    kz_pianoclimb_go | Easy
    Should be Medium

    kz_trashsurf | Medium
    Should be Hard

    kz_village_lp | Medium
    Should be Easy

    xc_minecraft3_global | Easy
    Should be Medium
     
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  6. Shard Xd

    Shard Xd SCRUB

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    ahful is hard imo for newer players, that one black/blue bhop section is really hard for new players imo way harder than anything in catalyst, and theres other pretty hard stuff in that map aswell.
     
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  7. Pomme Noisette

    Pomme Noisette SCRUB

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    Medium.
     
  8. Sachburger

    Sachburger <OSsloth> Video Editor Writer Official Map Tester Pro Player

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    Bkz_blackrockshooter_vzp – Medium; due to surf into bhop blocks that are of varying sizes and angles
    Kz_agility_v2_fix – Medium; due to some need of decent air control, particularly ending section
    Kz_basicnoon – Medium; due to some need of air control and no advanced techs needed
    Kz_catalyst – hard; due to ladders and need for air control (particularly last bhop section)
    Kz_depot – Medium; due to surf part
    Kz_final_ascension – Medium; due to surf jump and ladder
    Kz_internatus – Hard; long, headbangers, different surfaces are used, other techs as well
    Kz_trashsurf – Hard; due to surfs, ladders
    Kz_zhop_son_fix – Hard; due to ladders and some need of air control
    Xc_minecraft3_global – Medium; due to the nether room, I don’t even know the proper route but the ladder skip is somewhat challenging unless you know the simple tech.

    Any I didn't change were because I agreed with the original difficulty. For example village_lp the surf into surf or surf into a ladder can be more difficult for new players. I also tended to err on the side of caution, for example blackrockshooter is super easy for me but I think the surf into angled blocks and tiny blocks for bhops make it a medium map in terms of difficulty.
     
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  9. Fafnir

    Fafnir SKILLED

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    bkz_measure
    bkz_measure2_b03
    —— Easy Super easy maps
    kz_talltreeforest_v3 —— Medium
    kz_inspired
    —— Medium Both of them just have some jumps that needs to be done with bhop(kz_gfy_c0mb0king/kz_adv_cursedjourney/kz_lego_two/kz_panda are Medium,any noob think they are easier than talltreeforest and inspired?)
     
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  10. KillahInstinct

    KillahInstinct NEW

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    I'm having trouble locating this global map database. Has it been moved to Workshop or does it not exist anymore, or am I being a noob?
    I'm really looking for a comprehensive list of good/popular maps, ranging from very easy to gradually more difficult - trying to learn.

    PS Sorry for bumping this old thread, is basically the only thing I could find.

    /Edit: And obviously after I post this I find this: http://www.kzstats.com/maps/ . Just editing for future reference / others.
     
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