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Yubbin

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More Obvious Planets on The Map
« on: February 01, 2021, 03:01:21 PM »

I would be nice if some small barren worlds (or all planets maybe?) were more obvious on the system map. Sometimes I'm looking for a bounty, and I can't find the planet because it blends in to an asteroid belt.

In this picture, where I am traveling to a small barren planet, and it's barely visible.
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The way I found it was looking at the system overview, so it's not that much of a problem, but it might be hard for newer players trying to find planets.
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Re: More Obvious Planets on The Map
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2021, 05:18:53 PM »

Maybe planet icons should have a minimum size?
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Re: More Obvious Planets on The Map
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2021, 05:58:55 PM »

I would like that - I've had similar experiences to the OP, and if someone hasn't discovered/remembered the system overview small planets can be really hard to find.
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Re: More Obvious Planets on The Map
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2021, 07:40:29 PM »

enable exploration map info and some nice bracket appear next to each planet.
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Re: More Obvious Planets on The Map
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2021, 12:01:06 AM »

This is the only reason why I sometimes have to pull up the planets info screen that shows all of them in one place, and then I lay in course from there. Even hovering your mouse over the asteroid belts to accidentally find it may not work since these planets are so small.
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Re: More Obvious Planets on The Map
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2021, 12:12:14 AM »

Bringing up the intel system overview to find a specific planet is the norm for me. Partially because some planets are really small and partially because it's just easier to read and I can see all the planets at once.

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Re: More Obvious Planets on The Map
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2021, 02:20:37 AM »

enable exploration map info and some nice bracket appear next to each planet.

There is also the option to have the names of objects appear next to them in the <Tab> map, which makes things even more visible.
(Iirc you have to turn on "names" and turn off "inhabited")
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Re: More Obvious Planets on The Map
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2021, 07:45:36 AM »

Is that with mods? I've never seen a planet anywhere close to that small.
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Re: More Obvious Planets on The Map
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2021, 10:01:40 AM »

Is that with mods? I've never seen a planet anywhere close to that small.

Proof that they need to be more visible ;)
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