I’ve skimmed through the forum threads and did a quick search but didn’t come across anybody mentioning this to much degree:
(Edited: I re-worded my search and found a few threads in the bug section about this, my apologies)
I’ve played the game last night using the new sky (Moon, Sun, Clouds, etc.) and I must say I do like the new look overall, but one thing I noticed is that the Sun now rises from the coast and not from the Hacker Valley / Mountain area anymore.
Fair enough, not a big deal… I can still know what time of day it is based on the sun and moon, etc… But there’s a pretty big problem.
Now that the Sun rises from the coastline and sets in the wasteland mountains, that basically means Rust Island just rotated 90 degrees and now what used to be East is now North, South is now East, West is now South and North is now West.
The problem is that when I try to tell someone (especially a new player) where something is or where they should head, I have to rethink all my directions.
What’s worse is that all the online maps for Rust Island are now wrong and have to be all updated by rotating 90 degrees counter-clockwise for their compass markers to point in the right direction… all of this is going to produce a lot of confusion.
If it stays this way, I will adjust as will every other player, it will just take a bit of time.
But now you have a bunch of Rust Maps online that are “almost” useless… well, not completely useless as old Rust players can figure it all out and know what used to be North, East, South & West… but new players trying to reference those maps are going to be scratching their heads down to the bone.
Will the Sun be Changing back to where it once was, or will all the online maps just have to update?
If the online maps have to update, how long do you suppose that will take?