What I’ve read so far, is that a lot of people have issues with the new map system.
So how about adding a craftable Compass, which could help for the orientation?
I think that could be a good solution…
Since I’m new to this forum and a noob to the game, sorry if the idea already exists and I reposted a new thread for it.
It’s been often asked for, and with everybody on the same map for a long period of time, IMO it was never really necessary because you could eventually figure it out.
If the maps change a lot from being servers wiping and regenerating, then it might make sense, although I kind of like the idea of being forced to use the sun and landmarks to judge direction (and being SOL at night).
I veto the idea of a map. Me and my friends have already established north south east and west. So, if we need to find each other, it’s: I’m south of the base but north of road on the east side towards the rocks.
This game is all about being resourceful. Be resourceful.
You can generally orient yourself using the sun or moon by the time a compass needle stopped spinning. Assuming, that is, that the direction the sun rises and sets doesn’t suddenly change one day. Ahem.
For me…no map…no compass…pitch black nights…and make me feel scared and vulnerable as all hell.
The only map I’d ever consider (esp with procedural) is a user made one in game with paper and charcoal. If I take the time to go draw it all out, then I should have one. But as a freebie…no effing way. A huge part of the fun was figuring out where the hell I was.
You need paper and a pencil (crafted however). While walking around the map WITH the paper and pencil in hand you could sketch the area as you “discover it”. If you die you lose all progress on that one map. You can be killed and your semi-completed map can be taken. If you find someones partial map you can add it to your own.
While I would rather not have a map personally I don’t think this would be a big deal.