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The end of google maps

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Saladfingers, 26 October 2015.

  1. Saladfingers Retired

    Member Since:
    10 June 2011
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    From today, Dynmap will be permanently unavailable. The main reason for this is lag; Dynmap works fine when the player count is low, but as soon as we start to get more players online it becomes a real issue. People who use it for claiming purposes should consider '/f map on'.

    Some other reasons for removing it are:

    1. It's far to easy for players to find all the useful/key areas on the map (structures)
    2. It's a nightmare to render when a map is reset/extended

    I realize the maps have been on saladcraft pretty much since it started, and I also know how much everyone loves them. It's a sad day for us all :(
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  2. Panda_Rick Member

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    2 January 2014
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    Howcome they lag now? In past times they used to work fine with a lost of players on it.
  3. Saladfingers Retired

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    Good question. The fact that we are running the server on lower spec'd hardware doesn't help, but I don't think that is the only reason.
  4. Sinakast Staff

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    5 July 2014
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    I wonder if more people were using it to scope out the pregenerated structures on S2, causing the sudden lag? For me, I usually looked at the map once every couple months, just to see how the factions were spread across the map. I'll live just fine without it.
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  5. demas234 Member

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    8 July 2013
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    Oh noez ; _; ... I can't go anywhere without google maps D:"
  6. Panda_Rick Member

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    use apple maps, but try not to drive off a cliff
  7. demas234 Member

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    Apple maps is shit. I tried it once and I ended up in a freakin' cave.
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  8. gemhunter76 Member

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    19 September 2014
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    I am glad the dynmap is off. The survival theme is harmed when ppl can scope out the whole world in a glance. And having factions shown means that ppl can set a home nearby and claim over the base the instant the faction power drops low enough. However, a dynmap that does not show players or faction claims requires some old fashion spycraft to discover changes in terrain.

    -Gem
  9. MeddlinMegs Member

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    31 July 2015
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    I wish the map worked better and didn't cause lag. I like knowing where my neighbors are or if I even have any neighboring factions.