Getting your bearings straight is important for anyone exploring the various planets and locales within the galaxy. To access the Map panel, press M. The Map panel shows a large overhead Area Map, which displays what zone you are currently in. The dark yellow paths on the map show the major roads in the area. Follow those paths to get to your destination quickly. Click the window on the bottom right corner to switch between the Area Map and the World Map. The World Map breaks down every major area on the planet or location into sections.
The maps display a number of helpful icons to guide you in the right direction. The legend on the left window displays the general icons you find on maps. Use these icons to locate special locations, like vendors or mailboxes. You can only select to view one set of icons at a time.
By default, your party member’s mission objectives are displayed on your map as purple icons. You can disable these icons in your Preferences menu. If you are unsure where your next destination is located, look on the map for any green-colored icons. They guide you to the nearest mission offer or objective.
Click the menu to locate special locations, like a vendor, trainers, or mailboxes, as well as other options.
When you have a mission that is not on your current map, look for a green arrow icon for guidance. Hover over this arrow to get information about which missions can be completed in this direction. This icon shows where you need to go to get to your mission.
If you are in a group and your group members have a mission in a particular direction while you do not, the arrow on your map is purple instead of green. If you and your group have the same mission, then the arrow remains green.