So after four months absence, I decided to fire up the game again. Of course, my house was long since wiped, but I was more surprised to see that all the neighbouring settlements had also been wiped, so I had to find a new place to start up. And for all the new prettiness, I quickly came up against two major problems that annoyed me previously.
First - to walk a long distance means holding down the W key continuously. Pretty soon my hand is hurting. How hard is it for the devs to implement a keypress for auto-run? I can see that it is impossible to play the game for any long stretch. (If you don’t have this problem, it’s because you are younger than me. It will come to you in time.)
Second - there is still no usable map. The “atlas” is a joke. It shows little dots here and there, but no names. You can’t zoom in on an area. You can’t interrogate it to see the names of settlements. It is just useless. Just compare the navigation aids in any other similar game to see how feeble it is.
I might still drop in occasionally, but fixing these issues is much more important than adding new pretty colours.