Valgueros Pros and Cons
First of i like to say that i do not hate Valguero,i actually like it,but i noticed some problems or shortcomings i would like to point out. Im going to go over the pros first though.
Good Water to Land ratio (alot of people dislike the ocean due to it being sort of a resource depot instead a full fleshed out biome)
Heaps of metal,this map has alot of metal nodes,not as much as Ragnarok,but alot.
Sap Stumps provide early game sap
Heaps of pearls,this map has alot of silica pearls,the underground ocean also provides easy black pearls
Oil veins,Oil pumps are always great
Beavers,Beavers,Beavers,theres alot of beaver nest
Plenty of small water sources,anywhere you build on this map you will have a water source nearby
Underground Ocean,this provides a cool take on the ocean (some people where hoping for something like this in Extinction)
Boreal Forest is a great biome providing redwood resources with jungle threats
Flat areas,this provides alot of great building areas
Small caves (not refering to actual caves) these provide base areas and cool environments!
Allosaurus Apocalypse,there are way too many allo spawns
not enough crystal spreads,there is alot of crystal on this map,however it is only in a few areas on the surface making crystal one of the more annoying resources on this map
Bugs? Bug creatures are harder to farm due to them only spawning in higher threat areas
BroodMother,dont bother with her,she doesnt give tek engrams and only gives low tier to no loot.
Caves? There are very little caves in this map and the ones that are really underwhelming,only 2 of the caves have enemies in them.
Ice golem and Chalk golems being reskins,they could have made these alternate versions of the rock golems example making ice golems rock throw freeze or slow enemies but they are weak to fire,chalk golems rock throw being several small rocks for more aoe but less damage.
No Chargenodes,batteries are impossible to charge on this map
NOW FOR THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
The Abberation area is extremely lacking content,no vines,no rockdrakes,nameless,reapers,baslisk,shinehorns,featherlights,no liquid element,only contains 2 of the abberation biomes making it very boring(surface obviously cant be added) and not really worth,Wildcard has stated that this is for that way abberation doesn't become useless and not generate sales for abberation (abberation has probably sold 99% percent of what its going to sell ever),HOWEVER Abberation has been out for 18 months.To put this in perspective,Ragnarok came out only 10 months after Scorched earth released with all of its content being added to Ragnarok (phoenix came after ragnaroks release),this has caused scorched earth to become very pointless to ragnarok. This is most likely why abberation creatures are missing from valguero. Wildcard most likely doesn't want Valguero to become a replacement to abberation. However wildcard has to realize that hype and interest are two different things. Hype can create interest (Valguero Announcement trailer for example),However hype cannot sustain interest unless the content is interesting itself. Hopefully wildcard will stop being stubborn and give the players what we want,but this is how they responded to the whole Valguero Abberation thing.