As some of you have probably seen already, we have been adding new map markers to 0.9.8 "Kiwi". Now we are taking it a bit further on the way to de-clutter the map. With the introduction of "Toasts" we have implemented a way to unify the way notifications work in Exile and asked add-on makers to switch over to the new system to offer a smooth in-game experience for the players. The new map markers we have added in Kiwi turned out to be a bit too yellowish and the map turned into a visual sunflower field.
After sitting down and re-thinking that, we came up with the conclusion that the yellow has to go away. Static map markers, that used to be yellow in the current version, will become more "visually muted", but stay informative. How did we do that? Well, we simply took the yellow away. Brilliant. Yay, us
Currently, Exile has only two small events built-in: Supply drops and abandoned safes. These are colored in an outstanding red, so you will notice them immediately. We are aware that there are add-ons for Exile that also use map markers for events, so we have added a small selection of markers for add-on builders to chose from. Same rule of thumb as for the Toasts: Please switch over to use them in the future, so we can achieve a nice map. If you feel there is a map marker missing, please leave a comment and we will see what we can do for you.
A BIG THANK YOU to @CraigusMcGooch for designing the map marker layout! Love you!
Please find a list of the new map markers below:
- Trader City
- Scuba Trader
- Russian Roulette
- Spawn Zone
- Spec Ops Trader
- Boat Trader
- Aircraft Trader
- Concrete Mixer
- Contaminated Zone
- Easy Mission (setMarkerType "ExileMissionEasyIcon")
- Moderate Mission (setMarkerType "ExileMissionModerateIcon")
- Difficult Mission (setMarkerType "ExileMissionDifficultIcon")
- Expert Mission (setMarkerType "ExileMissionHardcoreIcon")
- Capture Point (setMarkerType "ExileMissionCapturePointIcon")
- Stronghold (setMarkerType "ExileMissionStrongholdIcon")
Oh, and before we forget about that. We have added glasses and masks to the equipment trader, so you can wear your most-loved sunshades or a balaclava if you choose to. This also allowed us to add a new trader type, the Scuba trader. You will find Scuba traders on Tanoa next to boat traders, so you can either buy a water scooter or go full-stealth-mode. It also offers a completely new "world" of underwater missions!