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The new map looks very cool, but...

Nicolai Serkanner
Brave Collective
#61 - 2015-05-01 23:32:56 UTC
Trajan Unknown wrote:
I love the new map!

Since it came out to test I am using it almost exclusive and while it was a pain in the ass for the first 3 weeks or so it got better after.

Wow, just wow.
Nicolai Serkanner
Brave Collective
#62 - 2015-05-01 23:38:02 UTC
Kerrat Braban wrote:
On top of all the problems mentioned before - try creating a safespot while warping over the map: the marker used to slide (over longer distances), so I could mark the spot roughly where I liked, in the new map the marker just jumps - I tried it in the same system, same distance with both maps: worked in the old, doesn't in the new.

THIS ... THIS is what is a "gamebreaker" for me as well. And all the shiny other nonsense has no value for me. I prefer function over form regarding maps. Please don't take away the old version.
NA No Assholes
#63 - 2015-05-02 02:58:51 UTC
The new map is pretty. I'll give it that, but that's where my accolades end.

My main complaint is that the new map acts like a stand alone appilcation being run inthe game window. Nothing overlays on it. Click on the map and it hides other windows. It is not integrated into the GUI.

Other two complaints are:

The cursor is too large
The icons are not transparent

Forcing players to use it will not help out if they are not willing to fix the primary issues it's had since it went live as a beta map months ago.
Lfod Shi
Lfod's Ratting and Salvage
#64 - 2015-05-02 18:59:43 UTC
Akirei Scytale wrote:
Lfod Shi wrote:
Whoa Nelly! I just found the "Abstract Layout" setting which is apparently the same thing as "flatten"? It's under that little flower lookin' icon top left of the map window.

Opinion reassessment in process...

Eh, its useful if you don't know EVE's space. It's genuinely terrible otherwise. Makes it harder to recognize regions at a glance, parse large amounts of information at a glance, etc. Lower resolution data is almost never a good thing.

Opinion reassessment completed: Meh. Still too hard to see enough of the route to be useful. Pretty though, it really is.

♪ They'll always be bloodclaws to me ♫

Minmatar Citizen 534612187
Citizen Corp.
#65 - 2015-05-02 19:40:59 UTC
Lfod Shi wrote:
Pretty though, it really is.

I agree. I would hang a poster of it on my wall.
Vol Arm'OOO
Central Co-Prosperity Union
#66 - 2015-05-02 20:07:39 UTC
Minmatar Citizen 534612187 wrote:
Lfod Shi wrote:
Pretty though, it really is.

I agree. I would hang a poster of it on my wall.

Its like a piece of abstract modern art. Its pretty, but you have no idea what it looks like or what its supposed to be.

I don't play, I just fourm warrior.

Cruor Angelicus
#67 - 2015-05-02 20:13:52 UTC
Besides turning off probe brackets I have no idea what you are all on about. Scanning is fine.

Also this is enough reason to LOVE the new map:

Oh also being able to view any solar system besides the one I'm in. I was able to navigate a newb friend to a bounce planet in nullsec while I was in a WH. That **** is awesome.

The Drake is a Lie

Gerhard Stringfellow
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#68 - 2015-05-03 15:02:25 UTC
I kinda like the new map.

Another pubbie elite PvE pay to win mining carebear

Black Parrot
Sylvanas Super mercenary
#69 - 2015-05-03 15:06:52 UTC
The Map Looks very very cool. THAT is what matters. Expecting it to be functional as well is nothing but ungrateful trolling. Shame on you....
Hendrik Tiberius
Unkindness Incorporated
Who Dares Wins.
#70 - 2015-05-03 18:24:00 UTC

I haven't read every post, so I apologize if it has been mentioned but can someone tell me how to see the distance of a celestial to your ship in AU in the new system map?
Perhaps I'm doing that wrong anyway but I have been using the old map to see which planets and parts of the system are in range of my dscan. As soon as I noticed that the new map doesn't show that information anymore I stopped using it.
Altirius Saldiaro
#71 - 2015-05-03 18:55:50 UTC
As a wormholer, I hate the new map. Its sluggish. I like how clear cut the original map is visually for scanning. This new map is too jazzy. Combat probing with the new map is a pain. Ill keep using the old map.

When CCP gets the new one on par with the old one in terms of responsiveness and ease of use, then Ill switch..
NA No Assholes
#72 - 2015-05-03 19:52:27 UTC
Xercodo wrote:

Also this is enough reason to LOVE the new map:

Not everyone is running two monitors Blink