Maps make life too easy?

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Thalric
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Maps make life too easy?

Post by Thalric » 22 Jun 2017 10:24

I am wondering..

Back in the days, one of the dangerous things in a fight was fleeing, since you didn't know where you ran to.
How does this effect work with these new auto-updating maps?

Are the days of being chased silly over, because people using gmcp data always know where they are?

[Split from the 'Magic Map Additions' thread in 'Land of the Immortals']

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Re: Maps make life too easy?

Post by Tarax the Terrible » 22 Jun 2017 21:25

Well magic maps turn off in darkness.
If someone relying on them they r doubly screwed when blind.

But zmud etc have had mapper forever so not like this is new.
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Re: Maps make life too easy?

Post by mallor » 22 Jun 2017 21:26

Back in playing on Unix terminals days I had automap as well. On a piece of paper hand-drawn maps :D
Later on in ZMuD days it became clicky clicky times, as it is now.

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Post by Tarax the Terrible » 22 Jun 2017 22:21

mallor wrote:Back in playing on Unix terminals days I had automap as well. On a piece of paper hand-drawn maps :D
Later on in ZMuD days it became clicky clicky times, as it is now.
Yeah had a notebook too, when that actually meant a notebook lol
No map tho other than in head, know my way round C Re Albi adu like a boss.
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Re: Maps make life too easy?

Post by gorboth » 22 Jun 2017 23:23

Yeah, my Re Albi knowledge was comprehensive back in the day. Gorb was a Kahedan for his first guild, and I could bang out those directions from the cliff to the dock like a jackhammer. The amount of blood I shed in that castle ... that wizard wiping his greasy palms on me in combat ... ah, the memories.

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Post by Avatar » 23 Jun 2017 07:58

gorboth wrote:Yeah, my Re Albi knowledge was comprehensive back in the day. Gorb was a Kahedan for his first guild, and I could bang out those directions from the cliff to the dock like a jackhammer. The amount of blood I shed in that castle ... that wizard wiping his greasy palms on me in combat ... ah, the memories.

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Re: Maps make life too easy?

Post by Thalric » 23 Jun 2017 09:46

Well, you're not necessarily in darkness when wimping.
The question was if the map updated to your new location, while not having got an input from the player?

I too remember a lot of maps and can do without the one I have, but it doesn't change that when I do, I always know where I am.
Which is the dangerous thing when wimping. Suddenly you don't know where you are.

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Re: Maps make life too easy?

Post by mallor » 23 Jun 2017 10:26

Tarax the Terrible wrote:
mallor wrote:Back in playing on Unix terminals days I had automap as well. On a piece of paper hand-drawn maps :D
Later on in ZMuD days it became clicky clicky times, as it is now.
Yeah had a notebook too, when that actually meant a notebook lol
Yeah haha, good days :) Would go around the univercity with notebook full of maps :)

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Re: Maps make life too easy?

Post by gorboth » 23 Jun 2017 14:41

Thalric wrote:Well, you're not necessarily in darkness when wimping.
The question was if the map updated to your new location, while not having got an input from the player?

I too remember a lot of maps and can do without the one I have, but it doesn't change that when I do, I always know where I am.
Which is the dangerous thing when wimping. Suddenly you don't know where you are.
Yes, the magic map will update whenever you enter a new room, whether you typed the command to go there or not.

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