PoI Maps of the Continents v2.1 - Now with plot locations!
Not what I'd planned to do next, but I was contacted by Unicorn's Lady about creating some accurate maps of plots before the server merges next week.
So the database now supports plot and guild hall plot PoIs, and there's an option on the map pages to display them. It's been a bit of a rush job this evening, so do let me know if you find anything wrong.
The current plot PoIs have been collected by Thalantyr and Unicorn's Lady, and they've mapped out some of the housing areas.
Here's an example from Kojan:
Calling All Loggers!
I believe Unicorn's Lady is now on a mission to map out as many more as she can over the next few days. If anyone else would like to join in, just check the maps on my website and pick a housing area that hasn't been mapped yet. Then try to log every plot once (and only once!) Stand against the plot stone if accessible, or the front door if a house has been built. You'll need to use the semi-automatic logging method, give some text that includes the price of the plot and say if it's a guild hall plot - see the website for details on how to do this, and also this post: http://www.vginterface.com/forums/sh...1&postcount=49
Given the imminent server merges, please email log files for plot locations to me directly and I'll upload them asap. Don't put them through the parser on the website or I won't find them in time! Thanks.
Plots & PoI Downloads
The plot PoIs are not currently available on the downloads page. Partly because I was focusing on the web maps, but mostly because the current downloads page won't deal with the sheer number of them. It will break the ingame maps if you try to put all the plots for a continent into a CustomPoINames.txt file. The solution might be an option to select PoIs by chunk, it's an idea I've had for awhile, but would take longer to implement.
So they're not currently available for downloading, sorry!
Housing Area Maps to Download
This is Unicorn's Lady's idea - to produce simple image files players can download and refer to, showing the plots and other facilities. I doubt this can be done before the merges, but it's certainly on the agenda. They can be generated in the same way as the InfoMap images, with pretty markers, etc.