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Discussion in 'Release 28 Feedback Forum' started by Lord_Darkmoon, Apr 7, 2016.

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  1. Womby

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    I suspect the problem here is that many people do not have dual monitors, and find that ALT-TABbing to view sotamap is both inconvenient and damaging to their immersion. Not only that, but the kind of map that not only places a marker to show where you are, but also fills in detail as you explore new territory/locations is a lot of fun, and reminds you of places that you have yet to visit.

    It shouldn't be too hard for Portalarium to set a Unity game camera above each town in turn, grab an image that shows the whole town from directly above, pass that through a Photoshop filter to make it look like a woodcut drawing or some such, and add software that gradually reveals parts of the map as you visit it. Oh, and add in the "you are here" marker.
     
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    Nothing pisses me off more than anything than going outside the game for information that the game should already supply. It's not so much a matter of immersion (although a good reason in itself, considering the type of game SotA is trying to be) but a matter of principle.

    3rd party sites can have the side effect of enhancing the experience, but they should NEVER be a replacement for good game design.

    I don't have enough time to play games that don't make an effort of communicating important information to the player(s). You might think that this a snobby attitude to have but the alternative is that the game thinks it's so special that I have to bend over in order to play it.
     
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    Patience grasshopper....;)

    They have said that finishing the maps will be one of the final tasks before going live.
    They've been adding new towns/scenes/etc. with each and every release.
    Once they're finished with that huge task, then they will get back to making the maps for every scene - hopefully including one for Novia.

    Let's cut 'em some slack on this one........ :cool:
     
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    SoTamap is great but it's not loading very well for me atm
     
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    Going live is in 3 months. soo... That might have changed since going live is no longer "launch"
     
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    It is a good map, but for those of us who play full-screen on one monitor it is obnoxious to swap around constantly.

    I agree with everything in here. A nice (IN GAME) map would be very welcome, as would the ability to toggle runic and English.
     
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