Re: SC2 Custom Games
I still don't expect a whole lot from SC2's custom maps.
Aside from the fact that everyone is still busy playing the actual game, there's also a bunch of issues.
Some are less important than others; the editor itself has a messy layout, but it can do a whole lot of stuff. Although I don't see why it has to be limited to so few cliff levels and small map bounds (less than & same as WC3 respectively).
But the real problem lies in Bnet2. You might have heard about how it refuses to upload maps with certain words, and not just offensive ones either. And it doesn't matter where in the map they are, if it finds one "blow" in your script, you won't be allowed to upload it.
And since you have to upload it to play it, you already have a problem. Not to mention that you can only upload FIVE maps at the time, all of which can take up a maximum of 10mb - barely more than WC3 maps. No custom models or sounds for you. And the total mapsize of those five? 20mb.
Then there's the issue with not being able to make custom game names, so no -ap for DotA games for instance. And the way you browse maps is flawed, too. The list goes on.
It's mostly Bnet2's fault. Wonder if we'll see any improvement in the expansions.