I completely approve of the starting weapons. However, I must question your wisdom in choosing a map where there is no plasma gun, and no plasma gun ammo.
The 1flagCTF samplers were my first 1flagCTF matches, now I'm tier 4. After playing 3 freeze tag matches yesterday I was demoted to tier 1. Why is FT so much harder than 1flagCTF?
Is it just me or are the physics different? What's with the rocket bounce?
Also after each round winning team should not keep weapons. You see a lot of 10-0 scores.
And when frozen you should at least be able to spectate team-members. (As it is now you can't spec when frozen)
its not exactly a surprise either that scores are skewed when one team keeps the guns. If you got even one person near you at respawn you can already forget it, especially on a map which is one big hallway. I played this one quarantine once, and it was fun, but on this small map its pointless...
well there are close games occasionally, but mostly it's blowouts because of one ego-tripping tier 4 (t5?) guy shows up and sits on the server ( there was one the other day who played for 5 HOURS in one day, and mostly on the sampler server ) no amount of shuffle can fix a guy who goes 40 or 50 frags on one team (more than the whole other team combined)
Just saying, it's not entirely the round settings, but they do lend themselves to easy dominating by the "pseudo-pro" players, so mix that in with some brand new guys asking "how do you team chat" and there will be many bg's.
kinda like devpicks.....
It would be nice if there were a command to disable the announcer, or replace with notification sounds.