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in Suggestion by (300 points)
I think that you should be able to get the map in a lower tier because its a pain not knowing where you have and havent been when exploring for power slugs
by (1.4k points)
We all know the game can be played without the map, it was not available in the first EA release and a lot of us played without it for over a month. It's matter of convenience, lack of in-game map does not count as challenge if there are online resources that make the map available to anybody at any stage in the game. And as such, I believe it should be introduced into the game when its "exploration" part takes off.

Now, there's two points which could be called that way.

One is with Hub upgrade 5. That's where the player has established the settlement on the planet.

The other is Tier 3 when first remote resource (coal) and first vehicle (tractor) are introduced.

I think the map should be made available at one of these points.
by (2.8k points)
Unless you choose a spot thats far to other sources, you dont need to explore that much before you start setting up coal and steel. Quartz is tier 4, so right after you have motors made.
by (380 points)
I think the map should become available once you get the explorer vehicle. No reason it should unlock after you get radio towers unless they made a requirement to build 3 towers before it would even show the map.
by (2.8k points)
@dorkchops, thats how it works right now...
by (1.5k points)
I remember getting impatient about not having the map as well. Providing it at tier3 instead of tier4 would be a good idea.  Your exploration radius starts getting farther and more complicated around that time.
by (2.8k points)
Send the space elevator load, for tier 3 and 4. Make 100 frames, 100 rotors, 15 beacons and 10 motors. Find some Quartz, stuff  it in MAM, wait for it to finish and you have everything for the map.
I fail to see how making it tier 3, will change things, beyond skipping the need for motors...
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