Map cool down was lowered from 12 to 8 about 2 or 3 months back I have just lowered it to 5 although I’m not sure what difference it makes.
People don't really complain about any admins in particular to me (well now spod is behaving
) so I am not sure who doesn't like who but that’s more and individual problem for people.
Map choice has been a really irritating issue for a while. Whenever I have added interesting maps in the past they don’t get voted. When I force them people complain and leave so it really confuses me how to actually resolve that issue.
As for ping spikes. I have never witnessed or felt this myself. I was playing on it a week back with about 20 people and it was fine. I presume its not just you that has this issue? Nothing on the server has changed so I don't really know what the problem could be if it exists for others.
Lets not forget why the server was put online a year and a half ago. It was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of .sG` I had never intended to keep it going anywhere near as long as it has but continued to do so to support the community. If the community don't want it any more while that’s sad continuing to support it becomes pointless to me. Nothing will change immediately but at some point in the future if it continues to go unused.
I spent a fair amount of time writing additional code for the game to make it more interesting but actually much of what I wrote goes unnoticed by the general population and even the other admins to enhance the server in different ways. My concern would be sg server gets shutdown then someone with malicious intent notices the exploits elsewhere and keeps the whole of 3.4 offline.