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What sort of map/solution would your personal preference?

I don't mind either way.
A map in which you are alone to prevent any possible lag.
A new map in which everyone is starting in for easier meetings and socializing.

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So here's just a rather quick but general question brought upon the community.

In the past in FeralHeart and earlier games (IT), the spawn/home area have been one single shared map in which everyone goes to on default. The last few months FH has been using itself of a separate map in which you do not see any other players. This is mainly to reduce any potential lag for new arrivals.

It's certain that both ways have and up and downsides, but which one does the community prefer?
« Last Edit: March 13, 2012, 05:39:26 pm by Red »
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Re: The community views on starting map (Home position/spawns point)
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 04:26:55 pm »
Yay for ze community.
I'd prefer a new start map, one where everyone could see each other.


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Re: The community views on starting map (Home position/spawns point)
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 12:11:55 am »
I'm going for the community start map thing because it's nice for new players to meet and talk to other new players and make friends, but definitely NOT Bonfire. A larger map (more room, less lag) with more detail and little places to hang out... sort of like your Bonfire, Red. And maybe several places for the user to spawn from... that way lag would not center around one single spot and in a little circle like Bonfire used to.

OR, maybe have an option for users to choose whether to enter the game in a private map like Lonely Cave rather than the default, which would be a community map for new users.

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Re: The community views on starting map (Home position/spawns point)
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 12:13:30 am »
I'm glad about the changes for the map only where you can see yourself. Theres plenty of other places to socialize in FH, and overall it will become easier if Lonely Cave was kept the same for the less risk on huge mass's of lag.
I'm on a notebook to play FH now, since I find portable the easier option, however, even if there is just a little bit of lag, I cannot even see my character properly. So if  made a new character, and started in the old default map (bonfire), my computer will shut down, and therefore I cannot play moi characters.
I find it better to access the maps too, especially the Ascention Island portal, I couldn't get up there if there was lag.
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Re: The community views on starting map (Home position/spawns point)
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 12:13:56 am »
Community map! When I joined IT it was nice to have people around to ask questions and get a feel for what they were like. Lonely cave is... well.. too lonely for meh xD


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Re: The community views on starting map (Home position/spawns point)
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 12:18:15 am »
I will quote this

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OR, maybe have an option for users to choose whether to enter the game in a private map like Lonely Cave rather than the default, which would be a community map for new users.

Which would be a great solution if it would be made. But for now it would be one way or another. I decide to not post a long rant yet and watch what others might post.

Just a note to Zarque, if a new potential map was made, this map would not work exactly the same way as old bonfire.
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Re: The community views on starting map (Home position/spawns point)
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 12:24:16 am »
Zarque

My new nickname! 8D Its beautiful, so bright and vivid.

Yes, I understand that clearly Red. I was pointing out that the old Bonfire was a blow (not as orginized as it could of been), and nothing towards the idea of a new map to be taken place. Sorreh if that not exactly clear, it is around 30 minutes past midnight here. Cx
Also, I'm not the social type, I prefer to not crowd my friends list with people who have helped me once or twice.
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Re: The community views on starting map (Home position/spawns point)
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2012, 12:25:55 am »
Now that I'm informed, -pokes red-, community maps would be fine. Kinda like Ringo said, I could see the poor newbies running about, not knowing where to go. Or not knowing how to move. So that would be an advantage.

An option like Wolff said would be soo great. I wouldn't make the new spawning place too small, though, hopefully it'd lessen lag. It'd lessen user density, too.

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Re: The community views on starting map (Home position/spawns point)
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 12:27:32 am »
Rofl, typo deluxus on my part, Zaroque* I mean.
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Re: The community views on starting map (Home position/spawns point)
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 01:40:45 am »
Can everyone just start in a large swimming pool where they will drown ( be banned forever) unless everyone helps everyone solve the mystery of the Feral Heart within 30 seconds?