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User defined map marker
« on: January 16, 2020, 01:59:26 pm »
I suggest that players can place (at least one) marker on the map. The direction of that marker is then shown at the corresponding side/edge of the screen.

That is why:
  • Players often go long distances to reach an area with needed resources (pragmium, lithium salt and so on). Now you have to check repeatedly the map to see if you are still in the right direction.
  • It helps players to remember particular points of interest, like ruins

further ideas
  • the map arrow (at the screen sides) could indicate the distance
  • more than one marker would be nice. Maybe you can choose from a set of different symbols (wanted claim location, minerals, target)
  • you can use markers to outline a route. When reaching a marker, the next becomes active and so on
  • target marker could be visible to party members, so that i can point easily to an interesting destination


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Re: User defined map marker
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 02:32:28 pm »
Thanks for the detailed suggestions.
We're considering to add waypoints (I guess this is how this feature is called).
We're also considering to add map user marks so players will be able to mark points of interest on the map and maybe even share them with their party/faction.



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Re: User defined map marker
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2020, 07:36:24 pm »
That would be fantastic.
Have a scrollable list of your saved markers on the side of the map.
You could then click on one to make it active and when you exit the map, there's a subtle indicator that shows you what direction that active marker is.
That way if you have a goal of a trader or a particular resource, you always know which way to go.
Maybe have that ability as a craftable item that you wear.

Edit: Sorry quantum, didn't see your post, only the response.