Storm on the topic of maps
- Dragon's Ridge and Serene Coast will be removed from the map pool for re-work in 8.4
- some maps' terrain will be revolved (to be less "bumpy"), namely Prokhorovka, Abbey, El-Halluf and Ruinberg (specifically the holes in the streets are the issue)
- Redshire and El-Halluf will have their gameplay changed
- Swamp and Komarin will return, after they are re-worked visually
From the discussion (not much there really)
apparently, there two different teams in the map department: one does
the maps purely visually (artists), one cares for the gameplay. In the
past there have been interviews with the first team, that does only the
art part, leading to player rage that "WG doesn't care how well the map
is played as long as it looks good"
AND offtopic: TXAA antialiasing is not yet developed
PS: If you speak (or - write) Russian, you can leave your opinion there.