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Animated Compass, Wrist Watch, Map, & GPS
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Simple.

I think it's about time animations were developed to show someone pulling out a map and looking down at it. Why wouldn't you wanna be able to see if your squad leader paused for a moment, took a knee, and pulled out a map to look at it, rather than just see him crouch and suddenly stop?

This same thing applies to wrist watches...simply lift your wrist to show your watch, or a wrist mounted GPS such as a Garmin Fortrex 400 series. If you had a lower end hand held GPS system that the indigenous or rebel forces would use, they pull it out and hold it up in front of them.

Lastly, as you guessed based on the title, compasses. When you get out a compass to identify directions in real life, it takes time. Granted, the whole waiting for the compass thing to settle is nice, but it's still way too quick. Give us an animation to show pulling out a compass, it would be awesome.

I think it's about time we get away from old legacy systems such as instant map viewing in such a modern game as Arma 3 which is suppose to be a simulator.

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Legacy ID
1869067283
Severity
None
Resolution
Not A Bug
Reproducibility
Have Not Tried
Category
Feature Request

Event Timeline

Crierd edited Steps To Reproduce. (Show Details)Jun 11 2013, 2:26 AM
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Crierd set Legacy ID to 1869067283.May 7 2016, 2:33 PM
bez added a comment.Jun 11 2013, 2:52 AM

Would be cool,
but I doubt it will be implemented.
upvoted anyway

like in far cry 2? yeah

i want to make more players do like in real life and use the sun sometimes to know where its north, its quite annoying to see a magic compass/watch in front of you for no reason with an invisible 3rd hand

ceeeb added a subscriber: ceeeb.May 7 2016, 2:33 PM
ceeeb added a comment.Jun 11 2013, 6:22 AM

Related to #3845, #5296

Dale added a subscriber: Dale.May 7 2016, 2:33 PM
Dale added a comment.Jun 11 2013, 1:55 PM

agreed with more animations regarding the map, compass and watch, I don't see why we can't even have physical versions.

Crierd added a subscriber: Crierd.May 7 2016, 2:33 PM

Moderators, feel free to merge the above mentioned tickets with mine or vice versa, I must have missed those.

fbiss added a subscriber: fbiss.May 7 2016, 2:33 PM
fbiss added a comment.Jun 26 2013, 1:25 PM

I'd rather they spend their time on important things.

i think this is pretty important, in real life you barely can check your compass or your watch, you need to use the sun position

fbiss added a comment.Jun 26 2013, 7:14 PM

THEY SHOULD MAKE A FULLY WORKING IPHONE THAT UCAN USE IN THE GAME TO BRING UP A COMPASS OR MAP, AND U SHOUD ALSO BE ABLE TO PLAY ANGRY BIRDS ON IT. THIS IS SUPOSED TO BE A SIMULATOR AND YET MY SOLDIER DOESNT EVEN HAVE AN IPHONE? U ARE RUINING MY IMERSION.

fbiss, i dont think that's even funny, i this ticket useful, seriously, do you REALLY think in the middle of the battlefield a soldier its gonna bring up his compass to see where is he being shot at? ask a soldier who has been on duty

Klax added a subscriber: Klax.May 7 2016, 2:33 PM
Klax added a comment.Jun 30 2013, 7:22 AM

I would absolutely love to see this implemented into the game.

A definate upvote. Not only would it be more immersive for 'your guy' to actually bring his wrist up for looking at the watch or the compass, however they carry it, but it would be nice, and would many times save lives on the field, if you could tell 'externally', when someone is looking at the map.

Vespa added a comment.Jul 29 2013, 4:25 PM

would be nice, but we can't make it for Arma3 for time constraints. Maybe for Arma4.