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Map Pins/Markers

Published on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 By Basher0049 In Galactic Civilizations IV

Forgive me Developers and current Alpha Testers as everyone continues to work on game systems and mechanics but I'm going to throw this out there anyway...has anyone given thought to and/or considered a map pin/marker system "a la" Civ6 style for the main map? My Homeworld is located at the southern tier of my Sector, my Sector is completely explored and I find one or two nice Class 16 or Class 20 planets I want to colonize scattered about the barrage 48 planets in my sector. It's going to take me awhile to get a colony ship to them, if it even makes it there, so it would be nice to lay a pin down or place a marker on the map to mark them for a reference point (especially early game). Sometimes I find myself getting engaged in other activities like beating down pirates trying to invade my space and I completely forget where said Class 16 or 20 planets are and I find myself surfing through each Star again to find them. I think laying down a simple pin or marker would make things a little more intuitive. Same goes for a newly discovered Sector that my lonely sole Probe Ship has just completely explored with no other races in it yet. A nice sector with 50 planets, lots of nice resources, but it could be a little while until I get there to start claiming it. It would be nice to lay some pins or markers down for reference points and be able to see them visually especially when you zoom the map out at certain levels and your situational awareness becomes somewhat decreased. I do understand there are currently more pressing issues regarding UI development, but just some thoughts for down the road. Thanks.