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Holytoe
02.23.2012 , 09:07 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by AyeEs View Post
I've had trouble with green arrows on the map trying to route me through opposite faction areas/bases to get to a destination. After it happened the first time, I paid more attention. It is annoying to travel a long distance only to discover you were routed to a opposite faction choke point and have to explore to find another way through. Level 50 turrets and guards were a pretty good deterrent to traveling the way the map was telling me to.
I have noticed similar issues. Some planets seem to not have problems. Others are just wrong for pointing you to a quest objective location for which there is nothing marked locally.

Often the problem is the planet/world map has nothing marked. You must find transition points from world/planet map, click the transition zone icon, then switch to the correct area where the quest objective is. Then you can identify which speeder to take.

Otherwise, trying to use the world/planet map to travel directly to a quest objective seems to be broken 85 percent of the time.

It halfway worked after release, but a recent patch seems to have broken the world/planet map quest objectives markers.

For example, Nar Shaddaa began having quick travel issues... where the quick travel map had no quick travel icons. Fleet Pass, Taxi, Speeder, or walking seemed to be only method of travel for a while. It seems to be fixed now; but I believe this could have affected the world/planet map quest objective markers. Who knows, since I am not a dev.

Please do not take my comments as trying to be critical. I realize BW is working as diligently as possible to fix these issues. I have placed tickets when I noticed said issues in an effort to identify problems. This response is an effort to help quell other players fears. Hope it helps.
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Knuckerz
02.24.2012 , 02:30 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Deewe View Post
Making this tutorial was a waste of time, it just shows all that's lacking in the actual system:
  • We can't browse the maps seamlessly
  • We can only check the maps of the planets we are on (you gain nothing from being able to see other planets maps, so why complain? I mean really, if you need to see the map then you most likely need to go there anyways!)
  • Zoom is inconvenient (So dont use it)
  • Fading map when moving does not hides the now useless legend, mission tracker, world minimap and borders
  • We can't resize the map (thats why you have a minimap or "radar map")
  • We can't move around the map frame(See above)
  • We can't create our own waypoints (We need this so good point)
  • There's no way to select multiple point of interests at once (id say when you can go to multiple places at once then you can choose multiple places at once, not really needed)
  • There's no difference between already done(or not) repeatable quests makers (yes this is needed)
  • All crafting nodes have the same icon (depending on what you mean, if you see the node then you must be able to use it so what does it matter if they are all the same? youll still be going to collect it either way!)
  • We can't choose whether to rotate the map or the compass
  • The map radar does not display enemies (it does when your in combat and thats all you need!!)
  • There's no scale consistency between all maps

Don't think highlighting such a lacking feature was a good idea.
I see 2 really good points, a few meh points that dont make or break the game, and several petty complaints because you are to lazy to scroll over a node or you dont like the zoom option that you dont have to use to begin with...

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Deewe
02.25.2012 , 09:32 AM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by Knuckerz View Post
Originally Posted by Deewe
We can only check the maps of the planets we are on (you gain nothing from being able to see other planets maps, so why complain? I mean really, if you need to see the map then you most likely need to go there anyways!)
First it helps immersion to be able to do so then it would help you knowing where is actually a quest on a remote planet then in the long term it would allow you to land or recall to specific place on other planets. And finally it would let you be able to guide friends giving them direction or also know where they are.
Zoom is inconvenient (So dont use it)
And how do I see where exactly is a POI then?
We can't resize the map (thats why you have a minimap or "radar map")
The minimap doesn't let you look elsewhere than around you and you can't zoom out enough. It does not the trick
We can't move around the map frame(See above)
See above and not all players, and I dare saying, most players don't want the map in the middle of the screen. What would be even better is to be able to parse the map (an others UI elements) on separate screens for those that have 2+ monitors.
There's no way to select multiple point of interests at once (id say when you can go to multiple places at once then you can choose multiple places at once, not really needed)
Not really as in one area you find merchants, mailboxes, trainers, taxis. We need to be able to display all the looked after POI at the same time. And more than than when we select say the mailboxes we should be able to see all the one we discovered not only the one close by if ever.
All crafting nodes have the same icon (depending on what you mean, if you see the node then you must be able to use it so what does it matter if they are all the same? youll still be going to collect it either way!)
Not exactly as some characters have multiple gathering professions. So we need to be able to know what kind of node it is. And even it would help if the radar blip was displaying the subtype of node.
The map radar does not display enemies (it does when your in combat and thats all you need!!)
Not enough and isn't this a sci-fi setting? We can even expect an IFF system.
Don't think highlighting such a lacking feature was a good idea.
Comments above.
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ultimatesjk
02.28.2012 , 03:51 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by bloomfireblade View Post
FIX the Bugs like the 9000 Error
thanks to your
Customer Support my PC all most blew up get them educated to avoid such mistakes in the future
I have no idea why Lucas Arts picked you to do the old republic each week you update and patch this MMO but instead it gets better its get worse

So all i see is the promises you made at E3/Gamescom wher false

Superior Quality (Where)
Superior Support (Where)

If you do not get your act together soon you will share the fate of SWG

I pay for the time in the old republic and I expect a working server not to be disconnected without warning

And these are Facts so do something about and that yesterday
1. SWG didn't shut down because it was a bad game. It shut down because all MMOs eventually do and its time had come to an end.

2. I agree that it's frustrating to be disconnected suddenly but that's probably a problem with your internet connection, not theirs.

3. Superior Quality- Yes, in my opinion its the best MMO I have ever played, and I've played a lot.

Superior Support- Yes, whenever I send an email I get a response within 24 hours.

Even though your probably just a troll looking for the reaction that you just got from me, I can't stand people who complain about this game- the game is fun and exciting to play.

Don't even try to play innocent with me. I know you stole my fries.

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TonyTricicolo
03.01.2012 , 11:37 AM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by Deewe View Post
Making this tutorial was a waste of time, it just shows all that's lacking in the actual system:
  • We can't browse the maps seamlessly
  • We can only check the maps of the planets we are on
  • Zoom is inconvenient
  • Fading map when moving does not hides the now useless legend, mission tracker, world minimap and borders
  • We can't resize the map
  • We can't move around the map frame
  • We can't create our own waypoints
  • There's no way to select multiple point of interests at once
  • There's no difference between already done(or not) repeatable quests makers
  • All crafting nodes have the same icon
  • We can't choose whether to rotate the map or the compass
  • The map radar does not display enemies
  • There's no scale consistency between all maps

Don't think highlighting such a lacking feature was a good idea.
You stated exactly what I was thinking. You have my vote for president of the world!!!
Fortune and glory, Kid! Fortune and Glory!!

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hgeyer
03.12.2012 , 01:19 PM | #26
I am not a big fan of the map system in general but this video helped me understand it a little more

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Deewe
03.12.2012 , 05:08 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by hgeyer View Post
I am not a big fan of the map system in general but this video helped me understand it a little more
Interesting: you need a video to understand how a UI works?

Guess the devs didn't do their job here. It's supposed to be intuitive.
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