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Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« on: April 20, 2012, 10:43:04 PM »
Brandon has been working on a new feature we have been pretty excited about, and while it won't make it into the next update (tomorrow, April 21st) it will be here in the new future.

It was only running in his build at the moment, so I snapped a quick picture with my phone as opposed to a screenshot... Ninja sharing of secrets for you all ;)



It's a mini map!

We'll have a small world icon at the top right that you can click to bring it out, and click again to hide it. In the mini map, the gold blocks with black outlines represent "resources" and the (blurry) white block with black border is the player ;)

The mini map is still in the works - it will eventually have a nice border to it - this is just an early unfinished look.
We're pretty excited and hope you guys enjoy it (you know, once we release it)
« Last Edit: April 20, 2012, 10:45:41 PM by weem »
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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 10:46:16 PM »
Awesome! This pretty much makes finding resources in caves, easier! Will mobs be highlighted in the mini-map as well?
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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 10:48:01 PM »
Awesome! This pretty much makes finding resources in caves, easier! Will mobs be highlighted in the mini-map as well?

Nope. We may add more to it, we're still working on it - we may release it with player and resource indicators only and decide later on what more we want to show, but we'll see.
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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 10:59:11 PM »
lol where i am it is april 21st
big boom in 10!  big boom? 9! well im dead. 8! 7! 6! how did i get here anyway? 5! 4! is't this when i get saved? 3! 2! 1! AHHHHH- 100! wait what?

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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 11:36:52 PM »
o that's cool  ;D
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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 04:59:18 AM »
Looks like it's gonna be really helpful for players in EI.
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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 05:38:26 AM »
I think it will be pretty useful underground :D
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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012, 09:52:29 AM »
Will the map have a toggle key? And will caves ever be randomly generated? I know that caves are positioned differently, but I encounter the same caves (structure wise) and it's sort of repetitive. Back to the topic, I think this will be very helpful for exploring.

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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 09:59:46 AM »
It has a toggle button at the top right corner of the screen. So you have the option to disable it.
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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 08:26:16 PM »
this looks like its going to be awesome. nice job guys ;)

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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 04:18:24 AM »
Looks like a really cool feature!

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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 03:33:26 AM »
At least you're not going to make it only usable when the robot is out, right?

Then again, that seems kinda cool for some reason...

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Re: Sneak Peek @ Upcoming Feature!
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2012, 01:44:49 PM »
Looks neat. Would definitely make dead-ends less... annoying to stumble upon. :P
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