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Asheron's Call Forum » The Tavern (General) » map in this game is bad

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  lovebug

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Joined: 2/23/04
Posts: 237

 
OP  12/17/12 2:11:51 PM#1

lol how do you find anything in this game the map is the worst ive ever seen in a mmo i have a quest no map to use i run to were the unumbers say but when i get the first 2 numbers right the last 2 are not the same ie: 42. 33.

all i am doing is running around lost with no right map.

  Sovrath

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Joined: 1/06/05
Posts: 16603

12/17/12 2:13:44 PM#2
Originally posted by lovebug

lol how do you find anything in this game the map is the worst ive ever seen in a mmo i have a quest no map to use i run to were the unumbers say but when i get the first 2 numbers right the last 2 are not the same ie: 42. 33.

all i am doing is running around lost with no right map.

Try moving in a directons where the first two numbers stay the same but you noticed the last two changing. Then keep movign until the last two are where you want to be.

That's my guess.

  doomspectre

Novice Member

Joined: 5/13/12
Posts: 10

12/20/12 1:09:10 AM#3
AC uses this novel thing called coordinates. And they work almost just like in real life. Weird huh. 
  DrunkWolf

Hard Core Member

Joined: 5/07/09
Posts: 981

12/20/12 11:31:36 PM#4

I love the AC map and the coord system, makes you find stuff then you remember where it is. instead of a huge X in a zoomed in mini map showing everything.

after years i know for a fact i can log in, go to yaraq and find metos just off the environment alone.

  bomber009

Advanced Member

Joined: 11/26/05
Posts: 21

12/20/12 11:46:06 PM#5
Yes it's a shame when there isn't a giant X or a pointer right to your quest destination.
  KhinRunite

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Joined: 11/05/10
Posts: 884

12/20/12 11:52:43 PM#6
Must be too young to recognize point coordinates when he sees one.
  lovebug

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Joined: 2/23/04
Posts: 237

 
OP  12/21/12 8:20:10 AM#7

 so you think i am from wow is that how it is lol.

but no ive been playing mmos for years my main was everquest 1 and daoc  :)),

and yes i still say the map in this game is the worst ive ever seen :).

  Zorgo

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Joined: 12/05/05
Posts: 2156

Who did wrong? The advertiser hired to sell the game or the consumer who put faith in advertising?

12/21/12 8:25:51 AM#8
Originally posted by lovebug

 so you think i am from wow is that how it is lol.

but no ive been playing mmos for years my main was everquest 1 and daoc  :)),

and yes i still say the map in this game is the worst ive ever seen :).

So EQ1 started with no map.

You made a hotkey '/loc', which gave you x and y axis coordinates. 

You repeatedly hit your '/loc' key watching the numbers change until you were at your destination.

You knew your destination, because someone was standing there physically, /telling or /yelling the /loc and/or you windowed out of the game and looked it up on allakhazam. 

Finally EQ1 gave you a blank map. You had to draw the map yourself and put all the markers in place. You still navigated the original way until you had personally marked it.

So tell me again, that AC2 has the worst map system you've ever seen, and that is after experiencing what I just described.

  lovebug

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Joined: 2/23/04
Posts: 237

 
OP  12/21/12 2:05:02 PM#9

 AC2 has the worst map system you've ever seen ?.

i am on about ac1 not ac2 ive no probs with the ac2 map .

  jdnewell

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Joined: 7/04/06
Posts: 1744

12/21/12 2:11:51 PM#10
Originally posted by lovebug

 so you think i am from wow is that how it is lol.

but no ive been playing mmos for years my main was everquest 1 and daoc  :)),

and yes i still say the map in this game is the worst ive ever seen :).

No offense but I can not possibly believe you played EQ1 and DAoC and dont understand the coordinates. One set of numbers is " up and down", the next set is " left and right" is the easiest explanation.

  SirFubar

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Joined: 7/21/11
Posts: 398

12/21/12 2:24:18 PM#11
Originally posted by jdnewell
Originally posted by lovebug

 so you think i am from wow is that how it is lol.

but no ive been playing mmos for years my main was everquest 1 and daoc  :)),

and yes i still say the map in this game is the worst ive ever seen :).

No offense but I can not possibly believe you played EQ1 and DAoC and dont understand the coordinates. One set of numbers is " up and down", the next set is " left and right" is the easiest explanation.

That's exactly what I was thinking lol. People claiming to have played certain old school MMO when in fact, its pretty clear they haven't, is really funny stuff lol. Especially when you see someone explaining to the OP how EQ1 worked which in fact, used the same system that the OP claim to hate.

  Zyzra

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Joined: 6/18/07
Posts: 363

12/21/12 2:28:29 PM#12
Originally posted by SirFubar
Originally posted by jdnewell
Originally posted by lovebug

 so you think i am from wow is that how it is lol.

but no ive been playing mmos for years my main was everquest 1 and daoc  :)),

and yes i still say the map in this game is the worst ive ever seen :).

No offense but I can not possibly believe you played EQ1 and DAoC and dont understand the coordinates. One set of numbers is " up and down", the next set is " left and right" is the easiest explanation.

That's exactly what I was thinking lol. People claiming to have played certain old school MMO when in fact, its pretty clear they haven't, is really funny stuff lol. Especially when you see someone explaining to the OP how EQ1 worked which in fact, used the same system that the OP claim to hate.

They probably played it when they were allowed to sit on their older brothers lap and push a few buttons for his character.

  Zorgo

Elite Member

Joined: 12/05/05
Posts: 2156

Who did wrong? The advertiser hired to sell the game or the consumer who put faith in advertising?

12/21/12 9:23:05 PM#13
Originally posted by lovebug

 AC2 has the worst map system you've ever seen ?.

i am on about ac1 not ac2 ive no probs with the ac2 map .

Really? 

Ok........everything I posted, except replace AC2 with AC.

Unbelievable.

 

  Vidir

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Joined: 1/14/04
Posts: 962

12/21/12 9:31:13 PM#14
Originally posted by lovebug

lol how do you find anything in this game the map is the worst ive ever seen in a mmo i have a quest no map to use i run to were the unumbers say but when i get the first 2 numbers right the last 2 are not the same ie: 42. 33.

all i am doing is running around lost with no right map.

 You get an exact potition it is an in game gps, best system map system in any game so far, and this game is 13 years old.