As Satyr[FP] is headadmin off BWCL, we could discuss the mappack in our private FP-board^_^;
But of course, we want all those people with knowledge help us finding a solution. It looks like having no more and no less than 2 maps from our community is consensus. (does this word even exist? It sounds good though)
i think arena is good because it's known from PGT, so we don't shock players too much. in addition, if they really take out LT (which many demanded), arena would become quite popular i think.
as second map, I'd suggest a 1on1-map.
taking memory cell would have another advantage: the BW.de users know it form the 1st MOTW-post. it would be quite accepted I think cuz there were many good comments, and there was really noone saying "imba" XD
warning, biased proposals:
outlaw anthem (would have nominated Chaos factor, but it just seems imbalanced somehow, though I cannot point it out)
unholy gods II
temple of eden (would maybe push them to exclude LT and taking this one instead. same goes for the players I think, we would get lots of cool games, and the double-isle is one special and damn nice thing)
Ok, Arena is set. It's wante on bw.de as well as it is here. So we don't have to discuss it anymore.
I just sum up every mentioned map by now:
Unholy Gods II
Temple of Eden
• My thoughts:
Old Town - well, no, nice idea, but to less testing, there are better maps imo.
Signal - good but not overwhelming for my taste.
Space Pirates - good but not as good as...
Star Gates - in my eyes. its simple and more promising than SP imo. Also i like the setup more than both on one side. (personal preference)
Sleeping Sun - Good but Amistad would be the better airmap in comparison, still both are not likely to be played anyway. Airmaps are just not overwhelming.
Götterdämmerung - nice, but the first expansion layout may be to complex for "the standard user" to understand (even if it's quite clear what to do...)
Outlaw Anthem - nice but not my taste, SP, SG Gött are better in comparison imo.
Unholy Gods II - Nice but not sure about balancing.
Ebullition - also simple but interesting, still i see the entrance as T favouring, but that's just my taste (as stated in the comments to the map i think)
Temple of Eden - Memory Cell - both 4 player maps. I prefer MC over ToE in competitive play somehow, still i love ToE as it is my best map so far. Both really good maps, but as Arena is picked already, a 2 player map may be the better choice.