i appreciate the rapid response but I would like to briefly mention that as I explained previously in my topic, there aren't many other ways to reach the top tier echelon of newz devs without sparking some type of attention otherwise you'd see a continuation of responses on every single thread on this website lol
i digress, so allow me to begin by addressing the first topic of discussion: the map rotation
i respect the fact that you are informing us now of the current situation regarding the map pool, but what I am curious about is why is it that these things slip through the patch notes and become unnoticed? in future patch notes, you need to alert the masses that things are changing, you can't expect them to know what's going on by keen observation. so I do take it that you will continue with the map pool cycle starting ASAP? (also a side note, if you are curious of what maps to put, you should give the opportunity to the community that actually plays the maps. create a strawpoll of all the available maps and let them decide. this would really help your situation)
about the blending of both remaining colorados:
now I am not an experienced mapper, nor will I ever be, but with my personal experience through game-play, I can tell you that it shouldn't be deemed such a difficult task. both colorado v1 and v2 are the same except for slightly altered terrain, perhaps a few different locations and encampments, but the structural layout of the two maps are the same. if you are unaware of how to go about this, ask the community. as I mentioned several times previously, the community is what your game is based upon. nothing can work without it. consider creating some type of poll to see what the community wants to have in the next colorado map and incorporate it from your responses. people would be delighted to have a say in that sort of thing.
i am up-to-date on it, but you claim that there isn't a problem with optimization. well, that's because the people that play it don't reach out to community forums like this to voice their complaints. it's predominately new players who have no grasp of the ability to talk to the community in any way shape or form.
as a closer, I would like to thank you that you are taking the time to read what I have to say. however, it's kind of sad really, I've asked several known players about this issue and my main response was: "they don't care about the community. they won't listen to you." that's somewhat depressing to know that players who have been around longer than most feel that way towards their own community. i hope this diminishes in the future and we can all come to an agreement.