Please add a map grid with a toggle on / toggle off option. Lable the grid squares alphabetically along the top and numerically along the side. When the grid is on, the alpha - numeric designation would appear in a box at the bottom of the screen. Why? Because all maps have grid line. All search missions use a grid to track the search area that has been completed. A grid would make searching for collectable easier. Thanks mutantpops from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
You could have two positions to this:
- nothing in the game uses coordinates or anything besides location names and there are always markers for missions etc., and the studio is not responsible for (and might not wish to facilitate) any out-of-game community driven completionistic effort; so let’s get rid of all coordinates and helpers; or
- quality of life is great and I would fully support this (although I personally see no benefit if the coordinates would actually work for me playing on ultra-wide) and in addition to your request ask for a search option for location names (as I am never able to remember where which Swedish named homestead was located)
I cannot really decide which side I am on.
I think a toggle grid would do no harm, and as @Mutantpops states, all maps have it. I wouldn’t know what to use it for. We do have coordinates after all.
Co-ords and grids might help in co-op. As it is it can be a pain to find where buddies have gone. (An “invite to safehouse” option might be helpful.) As it is, if you set a far waypoint or travel far, it can be awkward trying to copy out or find co-ords on the map, even roughly.
I guess it’ll come down to how the game is meant to be played. If organisation and teamwork doesn’t matter and it’s just run and gun now then the effort to stick in a grid is probably a lot more than its worth.
I can see your point regarding co-op. I haven’t done that (yet) so I don’t know how it works. Perhaps all players could be shown on the map? Just like yourself and the rivals are. Isn’t a waypoint you set visible for all?
Players are shown, but map icons are drawn on top.
Edit: the waypoint is visible, yes, but they’re tiny. If you don’t know where to look your buddy has to try to describe. If you’re not good with place names, we’re down to “near 2300, -1200.”
My grid idea is to help those OCD ers that go crazy looking for collectables.
Background : When I’m looking for collectables that are not associated with a place name as in the case where the map shows a dead end road with nothing else i.e. no name or buildings and at the end of road I find a bunker and in the bunker I find a blueprint… Keeping track of where I have searched is a pain. I feel like I’m going around in circles.
So a grid marked with A B C along the top and 1 2 3 along the side, like chess board notations would to keep track of your completed search area.
Example : Grid C - 34
The grids shouldn’d be to big, after having searched every inch of the grid I could then mark this grid as done on a search completed stats sheet and not waste time searching the same area again later.
Thanks for your feedback.
Please review my reply to pegnose.
Tks for your feedback.
I remember that I was a few gnomes short of getting my Gardner achievement and having a substantial level of OCD (which I’m very proud of) I took control and cheated
You can actually find all coordinates for all collectibles on the net. I’m not encouraging you to cheat! But I won’t blame you, if you do
About my grid.
It wouldn’t use coordinates instead it would have letters along the top and numbers along side…for example the top left grid square would be A - 1.
Tks btw please read my reply to pegnose.
Lol, cheated once when was sure I had check EVERYWHERE…and darn if they hadn’t hid that knome in the water under a dock / wharf…bastards…lmao
My wife just told me I can’t spell…ha ha, now I have to write GNOME 100 times.
My initial thought was exactly this. The first part is not a good argument for it, and the second one is against a grid. Also there are basic directions, compound names, player markers, and waypoint markers. If that isn’t enough, I don’t know what is.
My second thought was that I am this grumpy old fart who can be a little conservative sometimes.
I don’t have this issue. I divide up maps along visible lines (mainly roads, rivers etc.) and search those sections one by one. But I can see your point.