Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to start cranking out the feedback and ways I would go about improving Landmark.
I don’t know if they are zones, island, or continents. When you go to the wizard spires in each zone and go to teleport, they are the options available for each server. Anyway, they are too small. Looking at the screenshot on the right you’ll see that the playable area is only a small portion of the surrounding area. Can that be expanded? I’d love to see the map expand out even further. I want to run for 20 minutes in a direction and find a nice open area to build. I don’t like the small confined areas forcing us all too build so close — even with the obnoxious buffer sizes.
Connect the Maps
Right now the only way to travel between these maps are the wizard spires. I’d like to see them connected. Think about it like traveling from North Karana Wizard Spires to the Desert of Ro. You can run the distance or teleport between them. I think this would give the world a much greater sense of contiguity.
Place Resources Underground
I read in numerous places that the devs have already stated resource placement is temporary, but I can’t find an official source. Right now all of the ores, gems, and metals are available on the surface and one need only smack the ground 4-5 times to gather it all up. I know that underground biomes are coming, and I assume that means more additional ore. I would like people to have to dig and ‘discover’ the ore rather than open the map and see it all lit up like someone spilled a bag of skittles.
Every Map Should Be Every Tier
I think marking some of the zones are Tier 1 and some as Tier 3 creates a sense of progression through maps. I don’t like this feeling. I think every map should have ever tier of ore. Think of it like Minecraft. I’d like to dig down and find Iron Ore, then dig a little deeper and see a massive cave with Sapphires. Dig a little further and find Mithril. There will be an unnatural urge for players to eventually all wish they were on a Tier 5 zone rather than a Tier 1 since the higher up you go the better the resources.
If any of what I have posted here has already been addressed, share the links in a comment!