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Enhancing the World Overview Map

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I wanted to prepare this better before posting, however that gets put off and I wanted to get this on here. Hopefully this makes sense..

Scenario: You are in Heidel and want to run to Altinova. You open the World Map, pan over to the town, place your target node for the node path and close out. (or however you go about setting your node path to your destinations..)

Now, I would like to suggest adding in ability to save paths you set on the map to be able to quickly open the map, select your stored travel path, close out map and go.

The storage feature could be something like;
Name of Path
Short Description of the Path
Setting for Auto Path Enabled
???
And able to accept multi points, for custom long distance paths.

So in a nut shell, thats about all I have off top of my head, having not thought too far into it. It certainly would be beneficial, both to players and more so to BDO staff. The info would most likely be stored on the clients local machine, cached, low additional storage to the main servers, if Im right. 

 

Hope that makes sense. Happy to answer any questions!

Edited by Shimnao
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This would be really cool!

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This would be a great idea, especially the custom multi point paths. That would allow me to run in circle with my wagon and save the route for a quick retrieval when needed.

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It would be nice..

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It would be also very helpful and a good improvement if the player can add custom / personal markers and notes on the world map.

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Thank you for bringing that up!  Custom Icons/Markers was also part of this idea, so to be able to mark areas as you said and label them. A variety of different icon types as well as ability to hide/show the custom aspects just the same as the standard features allow.

The overview map is such a staple to this game, and is already extremely capable, it just makes sense to add in a few more things to make it full circle  :)

 

Another way of looking at it...  expanding the map in a way like this would prevent potential third party applications being created in the future to give players these kind of extra options for keeping notes and such on the BDO world map  ;)

It would be wonderful too, to have the node points that players place with mouse pointer to create travel paths on the map, were a little more forgiving when it comes to centering the main line on the nearest path, and then cutting sharp angle to make up for the offset of center the player may have clicked on, from that path..  its just so much work to try to create a smooth flowing travel without having these unnecessary 'jogs' off the path abruptly just to have the path return back, and sharp abrupt turn to continue down that very path...

 

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On the question of markers, would be nice to be able to display the markers from Black Desert Database 1.0 or from http://www.somethinglovely.net/bdo/ (or other site using the bdo map) on the in game mini-map. I'm not sure if that would be feasible, but that would be very practical. Perhaps develop an add-on that would be usable by fan-sites and app devs which would be compatible with bdo custom markers feature.

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