It’s something being considered, I believe Garry says they want to add a compass in his AMA. Of course, the sun rises in the East and sets in the West and Garry also says in the AMA he wants to add moss growing on the north side of a tree.
You can refresh and re-rate. You can’t un-rate, though.
Once you’ve played Rust for a little while, you’ll get more familiar with the world map and learn to recognize landmarks. It’s like moving to any new area, it takes some time for your brain to build a map of where things are.
Yeah I find any navigation tools to be unnecessary if the map size remains the same. Especially if circular roads remain. I like the initial feel of being lost and having to explore with nothing but your wits.
Yeah… Les Stroud showed this to not be true in one of his first Survivorman Episodes. He showed one tree with the moss on one side… then took a few steps over to the next tree and it was on another side.
And yeah, while a compass being crafted seems logical to do, I have no need of it myself as I reference the sun and landmarks… or if I’m south, the shoreline.
I like the challenge of not having a compass as when I first start out or head to a new location, I’m forced to take it slow and first get familiar with my current surroundings before venturing further.
That argument comes up with third-person camera suggestions as well. “Well, if you don’t like it, don’t use it.” Except that third-person allows you to see around corners without leaving them, which is a definite advantage over people in first-person.
A compass would give you an advantage over someone who’s completely lost. And once you are familiar enough with the map you won’t need a compass.
So become familiar with the map instead of adding a compass that only some people want.
As everyone else said. I don’t really think a compass is needed. You have the points on the map. A satellite over view map. You have the shoreline and Mount Everrust as your points of interest. Only defense would be people who play the game in low render who only really have the sun and getting close to areas to navigate.
Oh well… even if they put a compass into the game, it’ll be useless at night as you can only hold one thing at a time. You can’t hold out a compass and a torch or weapon with flashlight at the same time. At night, it’ll be too dark to see… and at sunset or sunrise when there’s a bit more light… well, you’ll know what’s what by that time anyways.
During the day, it’ll only be worthwhile around noon when the sun is straight up.
The more I think of it, the more useless a compass seems to be.