What can i say. Read on an older patch note that the compass problem was fixed. South is west, north is east...
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Get a compass.
Problem still exists for me as of Feb 17, 2015; I tested two pristine compasses in an area I know well, against two reference points on a line due east-west. Compasses were both in error by 180 degrees. In a previous game session, the same two compasses were off by 90 degrees.
Compasses are so often incorrect now, that they cannot be relied on.
I agree, this has been a problem on and off for months. It makes it very difficult to navigate without a compass, especially considering the moon and sun are also inconsistent, usually in a general southerly direction.
I found one of the new compasses; it and the old one I am carrying are now accurate. Thanks for realigning the earth's magnetic fields back to where they should be. I can find my way around through the Great Northwestern Forests again.