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DaGamerGang

Crude Maps and Compasses

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maybe we can have a compass or map! you know, a simple/crude map made out of reeds and ink sacks (and if you wanted to have colored stuff on the map, you would need to get the dyes from something ) and for the compass, it could be like the vanilla one but a little off... thank you for your consideration.
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A simple/crude map ?? ... You will have to explain some more.

Why should a compass be a little off in TFC... that wouldn't be very believable, would it?

And since TFC is all about believability, you're going to have to explain that a bit more also.

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well i guess, you would have to put the ink on it yourself. and it has a texture like a papyrus paper in Egypt. its not exact but it still works..... i guess you will kinda need an imagination to see what im talking about... and the compass, im looking for an crafting recipe that involves if you use a tier 0 metals the compass will be REALLY BAD! but if u use higher number tiers, it will be a little more accurate each tier up.

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please, i'd hate to bust it but.....

USE SEARCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(people melt if you dont!)

this and similar has been discussed, shot down, stomped upon, agreed to, turned thrice in its own blood and any similar graphic fashion of discussing have been made in numerous threads.

If you have something new to say please do post it on the respective thread(s).

Or alternatively post it in the TFC2 forum.

Thank you for your time :)

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im sorry, i didnt know i was posting in TFC2. i just thought it was a new idea....

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nono this is the TFC forum :) ......well there are two versions of this mod.

The one which suggestion part we are in we like to call TFC1 or just TFC.

TFC2 is in the making, it is a complete rewrite of TFC1.

They have their respective discussion, suggestion and so on

(try looking at the forum main page and youll see).

But the important thing is that there is a search function in the upper right.

Before you post any suggestion, a good idea is to search for that idea to see if anyone came before you.

So you would be searching for keywords like...Map, Mapmaking, Cartography (there is a thread like that) and so on.

And if you find nothing or your idea is very unique opposed to the other similar ideas, well POST! :P.

Turniphead out.

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well, yes. But it is nothing that i have heard before, other than the compass thing.

But i do have a little constructive criticism (as in the only thing allowed in this forum ;) )

there are only few metals that are magnetic to a useable scale, iron being the best of them (cobalt compass ?? nahh)

so instead of having it being a tiered thing, maybe it would make more sense to just make it a thing you can get endgame with iron ?

well you decide ^^

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another thing i have seen in posts from you, try to really set it in stone what ideas you have, else nobody will understand.

(without sounding like a grizzled old "veteran" that has been there, no. definitely not :P )

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(without sounding like a grizzled old "veteran" )

my ears are ringing

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ETERNAL!!!! :D

would you be happy if i added "which i definitely not am"

??

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ETERNAL!!!! :D

would you be happy if i added "which i definitely not am"

??

Lol makes no difference to me

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Maps would be so much simpler if you could place a piece of paper, then rightclick it with a quill (ink and feather) and draw. You could draw a person, or a map. This way, map-making involves skill, not magic (A map that draws itself? Really?).

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Tiered compasses don't really make much sense. magnetism aside, what's going to separate a steel compass from a zinc one.

However, the outside of a compass doesn't have to be magnetic (like the vanilla recipe) just the needle. The very first compasses were simple a bowl of water with a needle floating on a leaf inside it.

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