xandaxs wrote:Then you only need 1 frag map for the effect aswell...
Well, you would need a CTF map, TS map, TDM map, Last man Standing map, etc. Also they essentially *already have* a bunch of frag maps from the previous version of the game. If they did not already have frag maps, like if HD was a 100% new game (instead of just a 98% new game) with no previous maps, then yes, I would agree that it only needs 1 map for each mode on first release and then maybe map packs later.
But CTF and TS are established modes that are like 50 times more popular than Jumping maps. Jumps mode is a brand new mode being introduced. So it only makes sense to have lots of frag maps and few jumps maps. Also, I find it is much easier for 3rd party mappers to produce many good jumps maps quickly than to create frag maps. So if HD had only 1 frag map, the mapping community would *not* supply us with a dozen quality frag maps in short order.
But if HD has only 1 jumps map, the jumping community *will* supply us with a ton of quality jumps maps quickly. "Quality" in a jumps map is a much lower standard and easier to achieve than in a frag map. You can have a map like vertigo or jupiter with a couple textures and no detailing and it's a great jumps map.