I personally have been playing Vanilla(Virgin) Q3 for way longer than promode. Gotta play both. Missing out otherwise. Too many people that agree with me. It's not a different game, it's a Mod.
You probably don't know me which is fine, but I do know of you and I have come to respect most of your review comments. For my part, I have CPM, OSP, RA3, Threewave, Defrag, UIE, Voosh, etc installed. I also have Q2 and Q4 still installed and have played other FPS's along the way. I have belonged to several clans and have played in the Jolt Div 1 Europe RA3 league and in OSP TDM league on most of the CPM maps geared towards TDM, cmp4 - Realm of Steal Rats (Again an awesome map that plays just as well in VQ3 mode), etc. I've even done several reviews here (Aug, 2001 - http://lvlworld.com/...ents.php?id=1010) and beta-tested many maps over the years. In short I'm pretty much an old hand.
What I wanted to get across was I understand it's a CPM map. I understand the difference in game physics between the two. My comment about it being labelled "specifically for CPM" was in reply to tig's comment (be it 3 years on) on the lack of downloads and comments and wasn't meant to offend any CPM player.
For example a VQ3 player might read the re-review and see the "specifically for CPM" comment (the opening line) and just completely bypass the map because they don't understand just how well it plays in VQ3, as in fact, do a lot of CPM maps. The same does occassionally apply to some maps that weren't designed with CPM in mind, though granted not as much.
In my opinion, and here I am sorry, I'm not going to sit on the fence VQ3er's, cpm players are usually the more advanced players. They usually understand the gameplay, flow, control, etc of a game and usually have a very good knowledge of the inner depths of the game, system settings, how to fix things, etc, because of the normal, greater exposure to the game they have had.
All this aside my comments above still stands..... in my opinion this map still kicks arse in VQ3 mode and should therefore not be ignored as just "yet another CPM" map. It deserves to be recognised as a map which is able to cross the bridge between the two modes without leaving either preferenced type of player feeling they were lacking in any way.
Somewhat of a long winded reply, sorry bout that.
PS:- I was actually going to PM you on the Q3W forums and ask if you'd submit a review on desp-dm2 in the map queue. I have no connection to the mapper in anyway, but it's a good map and I felt someone with a better grasp of CPM who be more suited to reviewing it.
Try out promode. It's in OSP and CPMA. => It'll add on a bunch of maps and change your view on VQ3 maps also. Everyone starts out as a vq3 player. It gets boring. My view though. The double jumps in this map kick a$$ also.