Was 2014 the map that had a HUGE update that added like 60+ empty buildings? Me, Tori, and John R. did most of that map ourselves but I ended up liking the new map more. Why do players love that old map with like 50+ EMPTY useless buildings lol..
(It was actually originally supposed to be a separate town at the bottom that i made for fun but tashkin made me connect it causing SO many buildings so it wasn't just a blue empy map)
Not to mention that the map had similar buildings everywhere, copy/paste slightly edited buildings lol.
Update: Found this image when I used to update the map images
I originally made the bottom part by myself and it was actually not connected to the top part and the middle part wasn't a thing until Tashkin forced me to connect it making there be soo many useless empty buildings I was so angry.
We had to make the Teleporter buildings to travel to the bottom because it was such a big map, it was ugly and too big imo.
Talking about the map before that. The one with SkyBases.
Even that one, IMO, was better than our current one. Made more sense. It bothers the living crap out of me that all of our shops are in one spot. Like where is the logic?! I cri.
As for possible reasons as to why people like it, 1) nostalgia. let's not forget the world's most powerful force here. 2) it was logical(like i said above, there is no economic logic in putting every shop next to one another) 3) the one we're talking about is actually smaller 4) skybases. id say thats like the second biggest factor 5) the gem positioning over spar was just iconic. if you never based, tough luck. that place was the go-to banter spot.
as for empty buildings, they didn't really matter. Aesthetically it made the map nice, and they COULD HAVE been filled up. I mean for the longest time, Eras south island was so empty...
m9 i've written pages upon pages of reasons why that map was the best... dunno if any are on graalians. rip all those zPlay posts... twice.
@PigParty I'd beg to differ. I know a lot of friends who left because of stupid staff decisions. Even just the skybase reopening brought like 20 people who I knew back on. Even our little protest got them interested in Zone again... I will say that my POV is swayed because I'm the go-to skybaser and I know most of the OG skybasers(even these nub new ones... idk, even though I hate how it is now people still want me around over there) so I obviously get to see the side that most people don't.... I mean real talk, if you bring back the old trade house there's going to be a solid 20 people who come back just to see it again. Like I said, nostalgia is everything. We graalians keep up even when we're inactive. was talking to ry today and he seemed to know at least the big changes from friends who told him about them in his inactivity... he didn't know about the planets being removed but you guys saw how he reacted. We hold nostalgia highly, if he heard about it while they were being removed you could bet he would've been on.