I understand they don't want to have a bunch of UI cluttering the screen, BUT a minimap is a great option to have. If I can have my bag open all the time on the screen, I think having a minimap is a great addition to SotA. Since a minimap is optional nobody is forced to use it, but for those of us who would like it why not have it? If you have a optional minimap, then everybody is happy. If you don't have a minimap, then Portalarium runs the risk of having a criticism when reviews come out for this game, and it also leaves a gap in somebody's experience of the game by not being able to feel you are aware of your surroundings. It could be argued that a minimap helps someone feel immersed by being able to get a feel for their surroundings. Then you can turn off the compass all together and just use the minimap... Much easier in my opinion!