The other night as I set in front of my laptop wishing that the update note was about them adding tribes into the game. I started thinking about things I wanted in the game. And the compass idea came to mind. As I debated the pros and cons, It hit me. It's not a compass that I wanted. It was a innate ability of knowing where I lived. One of the reasons I have been wanting this game, Are one like it. Is that I don't want someone holding my hand to learn every little thing about the game. I miss the way I felt in the first days of Eeverquest when every thing was new and finding some new ability, Mob, Area, Was what made the game fun. But at the same time there was a lot of time I spent running around in circles because the gaming world is not like the real world. I love learning new stuff, But I also understand that things don't work in-game as they do offline. In RL every tree has it's on feel and look. In-game every Aspen, Douglas Fir, Jeffrey Pine look the same as every othere Aspen, Douglas Fir, Jeffrey Pine. When I was a kid, And out playing in the woods. I knew where I was at all times because I knew the woods, By what trees was where. We want have that in-game.
So here is the idea, This would not be a compass. It would be more of a basic directional gauge
that only works in a smallish area. Like maybe only in the same zone that your tribal camp is in, Or solo camp if that does make it in game.
This would not be fine tuned, It would only say you was headed northward, are east, west, or southward. Heck this does not even have to be a graphics thing. You could just have it pop up when you start to walk/run saying you are headed northward, The same way it does when you cross a zone line. Also have an option to turn this off.
Again, This would not be a true compass, But more like a basic directional gauge that only worked in a limited area, And could be turned off from the options.