Is there any way to get the individual elements seperated. I do love the map but to me its extreamly confusing since the orientation of some of the elements arnt exactly right, and misleading as to which way you should to go get somewhere. With the seperate elements i might be able to put to gether one that is more readable.
Well having a map to start with is a spoiler, and if we didn't want that we wouldn't look at the map at all. but for some reason im finding it extremely hard to even figure out what to do, since i cant seem to find any indication of some sort of direction. of course im new here and don't know my way around too. But i fell a map should be just that, a map and not a puzzle.
Certainly the map shows a lot of information. I view it more as a resource for reminder or help once someone has played the game, not as a perfect guide map for someone who hasn't ever been to the places. Not to say it couldn't be improved I suppose, but AFAIK it was never intended to be any sort of 'where to go now' guide for a new player.
It's a bit over a year old and there are quite a few new areas. I suggested at the time that the file be made with layers in Photoshop or Gimp to make adding new areas easier, so one could easily move areas around in a group, and the background and text could be easily changed. Without something done with layers it's probably easier just to restart from scratch. I don't know if it that got done -- all I saw is the final PNG, but I can generate the minimaps again.