Ok... So I've been a bit preoccupied eh. Here we are folks. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but this one... This one really only sends one message. Just how deep Schotie's degree of obsessive compulsive nature runs.
Welcome to the SacredWiki Sacred 2 Map of Ancaria at last! This is more or less a starter map which I've been working on for about a month now that I'd like to make available to you guys for inspection and experimentation. The map has been uploaded to my Maplib account which provides Google Maps API interaction. There are some touch-ups I will be making yet and would also like you guys to have a look over it and let me know what mistakes you might find. (Be gentle! ). If you think of any additions you would like to see on the map feel free to add them as markers. Toy around with this one all you like! I'll be adding a new one soon.
There are a bunch of things I wanted to focus on with this map which mostly comprised of some basics. Place names were the first thing on my list mostly because I find it is the hardest to do when creating a map of this size. Majority of place names are in the map and even some extra named things which I thought might be useful in the future. Ok ok, the truth is I just couldn't stop, hehe. Let that be a warning to you all. If ever you see me with a label maker in hand, run for your lives, lol. After the names I added the various merchant icons. I had taken a particular interest in the various statues throughout Ancaria and so added those next. Deity statues which reduce the regen on your Deity spell and Hero statues which give you an experience bonus are on the map as well. Though not all of them I'm sure. Ugh! In addition to God statues, the Temples are marked as well of which each Temple hosts all 6 Deity statues. Portals next! All portals as of this date, and that I know of, have been added to the map as well as Monoliths. Man those were hard to do! Ships came on next and thankfully they were pretty easy and gave me a bit of a break. A short one at that... I think I'm starting to ramble so I'll get right to it. Here's a list of marker types you'll find on the map. I plan to add much more. Someone stop me please!
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Something that I think might be fun is the ability to add markers to the map. I've opened up this map for marking by anyone and more maps are certainly planned! This will be a great way to keep the map up to date and uuuh, reduce the workload for me, lol. You can go to the Sacred 2 Map of Ancaria page to add your own marker. You can also draw out a path or highlight a specific area using the tools you'll find on that page using the below tool icons.
This tool allows you to left click drag the map. This tool is the default tool when viewing the map.
This tool allows you to add a marker to the map.
This tool allows you to draw a point to point line path.
This tool allows you to draw a shape in order to highlight an area.
This tool turns marker visibility on and off.
Don't worry if you make a mistake on this map. It's only a draft so to speak and a new one is very soon on the way. Most of the focus will be to add markers to the map where needed. Great thing about markers? Well if someone happens to be looking for that elusive mini boss Thranak we could just provide them a link like so; Thranak Boss enemy. Pretty cool huh! This sort of function will be available to anyone. To do this you would go to the map page and to the right you'll see a list of markers. Each marker has a link symbol to the right of it. Clicking that link will open a new page of the map taking you to a zoomed in view of the markers location on the map. You could then copy the url address of that page and post it as a link to help others find what they're looking for. I've added a bunch of markers which anyone can choose from when creating a new marker. The markers I've added will be available to choose after you've clicked on a location to mark using the Marker Tool.
Ok so for now I think I've said all I can say. *hears community sigh in relief* But I will be back with more of my ramblings.
Have fun with it gang!