HL Favorite Map - Ranked Choice Vote

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  • Hey everyone, I am once again doing my ranked choice favorite map poll.

    The way this works is simple, you will rank, in order from favorite to least favorite, all the maps available to play currently for highlander. I will be leaving this poll up for a few days instead of 24 hours like previously. I have not settled on what the time frame will be, but I will most likely make the decision based off the amount of submitted results per day. Anyways, have fun. I will do my usual breakdown once the poll has closed.


  • I have done it, I have obtained engineer SUFFRAGE

  • Time for the results of the poll. The map selection went pretty much as expected with some changes from last time in unexpected ways. Anyways, lets go ahead and just right into things

    Round 1

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    Round one starts off showing the percentage that a map got 1st pick. Vigil currently leads with a 27% pick followed by cp_steel at 19%, and lastly by ashville with 14%.

    Round 2

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    Already in round 2 we have 1% inactive votes, this means one person only chose Borneo as their favorite map and did not select any alternative map in their ranking. Ignoring that however we can see that the 2nd pick for those who initially chose borneo is pretty evenly spread unto the other map picks.

    Round 3

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    Now with cascade eliminated from the selection, we can see that those who had cascade followed up with a pretty even spread between upward, steel, and vigil.

    Round 4

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    This time with the elimination of lakeside, we see the upper most maps getting an even spread. However product and swiftwater once again did not get any picks, leading to swiftwater’s removal next round.

    Round 5

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    Swiftwater is eliminated in this round with most of the votes going to ashville. Sadly product will be eliminated next, falling out of favor compared to last time (got 1st place last time, this time got 5th place).

    Round 6

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    Now with product’s removal we see ashville start to slowly gain on the steel’s position. we can also see that our percentage of inactive votes has rose again, meaning that 3.8% of people only votes for the maps that has already been eliminated and none of the remaining maps. (this includes that one person who only voted for borneo.)

    Round 7

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    With the removal of upward, ashville finally overtakes steel to avoid getting eliminated and now we can finally see which map is the most popular HL map.

    Round 8 (Final Round)

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    Vigil wins with a final pick rate of 56%. Meaning that vigil won overall most favorite map as well as the most initial picks for favorite map in this poll. A much higher rating than last time when vigil got 3rd place. cp_steel held unto the reins and got into 3rd, a drop from 2nd place last time. And lastly, ashville came in and replaced product in the top 3 as well as replacing product as the most favorite koth map.

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  • Generally speaking these aren’t terribly surprising results, but I think the one oddity that Ranked Choice highlights is the case of Ashville. Steel got more top-favorite votes than Ashville, but it seems that Ashville was more uncontroversial than Steel.

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