I think a lot of this depends on what's possible, and what's included. I mostly want things ot make administration easier, but gameplay modes definitely depend on.. well, what actually exists for gameplay.
Not really an idea, but just curious about this. Wondering if anyone is interested in a gamemode framework?
Sort of like Fretta for GMod, except it uses Python for the game mode scripts. schematic + xml map level files.
It's not exactly completed, but it's very well getting there. Easy game mode creation including full team support / FFA / scoring, and everything will be in a SQL database to allow for outside interfacing (probably sqlite AND mysql will be supported) , for example a php script to view recent games played. It's getting there!
The idea would be that the server would be dedicated to the plugin, or perhaps it could be used in an off area of the server. I'll figure that out
Ideas that could be built on top of it are CTF, Spleef, classic Team/FFA Deathmatch, etc