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Exploration: Cartography


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I am super excited for the exploration aspect of the game, so I started thinking about the details, and the idea of cartography came to mind.

Wouldn't it be awesome if we could track our progress throughout the land of Tamriel with a few tools and a map?

For those of us wanting to get more immersive, perhaps a notes section or journal could be used to record points of interest on the side. The ideal in-game map I'm imagining, would allow players to mark on it in case they find a valuable resource in a particularly obscure location that would otherwise be difficult to return to for another gathering. Or maybe you find the most beautiful view in the middle of nowhere and don't want to forget its location. Wouldn't it be awesome to just pull out your map, make a mark on the spot, and move on freely, knowing that the location of this special place is yours to keep.

**Important Note: Because only TESO's equivalent of wayshrines can be used for fast travel, these features won't ruin the game by adding fast travel points. I just think it would just be cool to personalize your map.

What do you guys think?
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Wow. This is a fantastic idea! I know when I played Skyrim, there were a plethora of places I wished I could return to because of the view or ore, but couldn't remember the location. This would both fix that and offer a new way to immerse ourselves in the game. Good job Voltaero, Zenimax should pay attention to this one.


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This is a great idea!


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Well considering how past TES games have allowed you to put custom markers on your map I don't see such a thing being impossible, where you put a marker directly on your map. In past games you were only ever allowed one marker but I'm sure if we get vocal enough it's possible we could convince ZOS to add in a feature where you can put in any you want right on the map.


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I actually really like this idea. It's not often that I fully support ideas, but this one gets my personal seal of epic approval. I think it might even be a neat feature to have a shared map for your group. This would be fantastic for advanced group planning, setting designated objectives, staging points and rendezvous points. Even as basic planning as we are here, we'll travel to this point, merc this objective, and if it falls apart, retreat and meet at this point.

I think it would be cool to have higher levels too between cooperating groups, or guilds. Someone could really make a name for themselves as a tactician.
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This is a brilliant idea, suggest it. It wouldn't take that much programming to add a cross on a map.


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This is possibly the best idea I have ever heard from the community. This needs to be implemented immediately.


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IMPLEMENT! DO IT NOW!


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It would need to be like you're friends with whoever you were sharing with, or be in the same party. That'd would be how they would haft manage it, or at least be able to screen shot your map then sell it as a book


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Good, idea have you messaged Zenimax/ contacted them via Twitter


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An amazing idea! Ability to trace out a route would also he pretty good, especially for all of those trading guilds out there.


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Alright confirmed, everybody get heard.
This idea is awesome.

I especially love the idea of the journal, one that we write in!!


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Sounds absolutely amazing. I do hope they implement this great idea in to the game at some point. And many other things for roleplayers too... Journals, family trees, player and guild housing etc.


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This would improve Immersion significantly and I would love for such a thing to be implemented...


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What about different shapes?


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