Map system annoyance venting

WolfLord
WolfLord
edited April 2014 in Feature Requests
So I am simply venting my frustration with the Obsidian Portal map page for campaigns because it could be so awesome but it isn't and im wondering if any changes are being planned. What I would love to see is much bigger map sizes aloud (like 11mb) and any shape aloud (rectangle) and markers with location names that you can place on the map as the DM which link to a wiki page. This would make large sandbox campaigns incredibly easier to manage. Sharing thoughts as I try to organize a huge map of the ancient Mediterranean for my newly started Ancient Greek campaign.

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  • twiggyleaf
    twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,811
    Hey TW

    I'm sure many of us wait patiently for such things. If I remember rightly, new markers IS part of the plan. Different shapes would be a good thing too. I can make do with the present limitations for now but I agree that MAPS could certainly do with improving - they are so important to any campaign.

    twiggyleaf
    CURRENT CAMPAIGN: "Mysteria":http://www.obsidianportal.com/campaigns/mysteria - set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.
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    "I met a traveller from an antique land....."

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  • onsilius
    onsilius
    Posts: 50
    Having maps is great. I'm surprised there is still a requirement that they be square, however. Why is that?
  • bluesguy
    bluesguy
    Posts: 127
    I can't get map markers to work. See my "bug report":http://help.obsidianportal.com/discussions/problems/13650-map-marker

    The icons are nice but I would love to also just get the old 'stick pin' and color option back.
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,915
    Strange- I can add markers just fine. They show up in the middle of the map, and then you move them to the proper spot.

    Just trying to help out.

  • KalinoAltes
    KalinoAltes
    Posts: 7
    I and my players are unable to see the map markers unless we are signed in. Furthermore, when I try to fiddle with the settings in the hopes of changing it... it reverts back to the old settings after I save it.
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,915
    You must be signed in- that is correct.

    Just trying to help out.

  • bluesguy
    bluesguy
    Posts: 127
    I just updated the bug I reported to state that I don't have a problem with this anymore.
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,915
    Glad it is working.

    Just trying to help out.

  • Doc_the_grey
    Posts: 8
    Lol now I'm having bluesguy's problem. I just added a new map and after punching up a marker and a writeup it won't save the marker and drop it. Really aggravating.
  • Huffdogg
    Huffdogg
    Posts: 2
    Yeah only allowing a square shape map makes the map feature essentially useless to me.
  • OPSupport
    OPSupport
    Posts: 93
    The team is interested in making maps be way more immersive. A recent change was made to change the compression behavior, as a first step toward allowing for retina compatible / higher resolution maps. If their are aspect ratio issues or limitations on maps please file a ticket and the team will most certainly investigate and take steps to make all that better.
  • Jim_Mount
    Jim_Mount
    Posts: 8
    I'm having the same problem blueguy reported. I can't add new map markers. I can edit the one that's there, but when I hit save for a new map marker nothing happens.
  • Abersade
    Abersade
    Posts: 205
    Have you tried a different color? I thought the save issue only affected the black map markers.
  • Jim_Mount
    Jim_Mount
    Posts: 8
    Yeah, I did change the color and after a few tries it worked. Then I was able to edit it to black. Odd sort of glitch that.
  • OPSupport
    OPSupport
    Posts: 93
    Could you clarify the map marker issue? Is it that the color creates a visibility issue against some map backgrounds?
  • Jim_Mount
    Jim_Mount
    Posts: 8
    For me, when I tried using a black map marker, nothing would happen when I hit "save." The "Add Marker" pop-up just stayed on screen and did nothing. I change it to green or any other color and it works, placing the marker as normal--which I can then edit to black. I just tested it. Same thing. Won't place initially as black but will let me edit to black.
  • OPSupport
    OPSupport
    Posts: 93
    We have reproduced the issue on our side and have it captured. Thank you for the report.
  • Jim_Mount
    Jim_Mount
    Posts: 162

    Would it be possible for visitors (i.e. not signed in) to see the map markers please? I'm using them as kind af a storytelling tool.

  • abu_is_evil
    abu_is_evil
    Posts: 168

    So where are we on this issue, as it was one of the goals for the Kickstarter?

    Just trying to help out.

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