Warning! I don’t usually go for SA/SO during H2016 and H2, so a majority of the maps are ranked through how fun it is to mess around in. I also have’t finalised my ranking, so some things might be changed.
"I should clarify some of the more weird choices:
Bangkok is put in C?! Did you mistake C with D?
Doing SA/SO in Bangkok is a nightmare ;There’s very little room for routes and improvisations. The ones I have seen are exploding ball on the room below the recording mission, taking out Cross by going into the recording booth, poison the middle plate and chandelier-drop on Ken Morgan. But to me Bangkok shines more when you’re messing around the place.
I know not a lot of people play like this but back when I started playing 2016 I didn’t care for SA/SO and just run around the map, killing people and getting away with it. It was very fun to mess around in. Now there are more maps and missions which are arguably better than Bangkok but it still holds a special place in my memories.
Another life gets a B?! Are you serious?
Whittleton Creek is very lacking when compared to other maps. I guess I just like the feeling of it. A suburban neighbourhood that has a grumpy old ex-KGB spymaster living his retirement in peace.
I also like messing around in it. I don’t usually go for SA/SO during H2016 and H2. (I try to now in H3) so a majority of the H1/H2 maps are ranked through how fun it is to mess around, which is why Whittleton creek is ranked higher than most.
Training maps are ranked in B?
Excluding freeform training, I feel like Cuba ad-nd Hawke’s bay are provide a lot of freedom and space to discover and tinker with the game. They might not be the best learning tools but they do the job well. They are also really fun for contracts.
Why is Himmelstein ranked so low?
I didn’t really liked sniper assassin. They felt more like a chore to play than being fun.
What’s wrong with Colorado?
I have only managed to play Colorado to mastery level 20 (In H2016 and H2) so I haven’t played much in it. This is very likely to change but from what I played there is very little about this map I enjoyed, Especially with 4 targets which makes replaying Colorado a chore. I think it might be better to have the other targets (Ezra, Maya and Penelope) be like Apex predator, where you can choose any one of them to eliminate and spare the rest. (Since Rose is the leader of the camp and the other targets do not have as much influence on the camp, so killing Rose and another member could be enough to cripple the camp) It might allow us to have more variety in SA/SO routes for the map.
I haven’t done a lot of “messing around” in Colorado so I can’t say anything about that yet. I only remember using Wicker man and killling everyone, escaping using the dino scooter (vroom, vroom, vroom, ding, ding, ding).