Mini-map

The mini-map in Anarchy Online is a very handy tool that can be used both indoors and outside. It provides a local map of the zone you are in. To activate it press CTRL + 6 or select mini-scroll bar option 6. The map will should appear along the right side of the screen.

With map upgrades, the mini-map makes traveling outside quicker and safer. You can avoid areas of high level mobs and find ways around blocked areas. Inside dungeons and buildings it shows rooms, doors, and mobs. Security droids are shown with the areas they are currently scanning. So you if you're going for tokens, you can find and kill all the mobs before collecting the reward. If you're blitzing a mission, it helps by showing you where the mobs are and what rooms you have already been in. Looking at the door locations, you get an idea of how big and complicated the dungeon or building is.

Adding other Maps and Upgrades[edit]

Each playfield requires a separate map. You already have the default maps that you where given when you choose a side on Starter Island. If you have not already equipped them, just open your inventory by pressing I and right click on the item in your inventory. As you level up your toon will visit zones that they don't have a map for. To get these maps you need to purchase them and then equip them. Maps and map upgrades are purchasable from the stores map terminal. To equip new maps and upgrades you must meet the items minimum Map Navigation requirement. Once equiped, you can use them regardless of your Map Navigation value. It is better to twink your toon to meet these requirements instead of spending IP on it. Twinking involves equipping implants, equipment, and receiving nanos to increase your Map Navigation abilities.

Check your Toon's Maps and Upgrades[edit]

  1. Select your toon. Press F1 or enter chat command %myself
  2. Press T
  3. All maps and upgrades your toon has equipped are listed at the bottom.
  4. For a list maps and upgrades you Map Navigation is high enough for, visit Missing PF maps?

Customizing Map Display[edit]

The height, width, and location of the map can be changed. While the mini-map is docked with the Mini-Tool bar, you can only make it longer or shorter by using the mouse. In order to change its width or location on the screen, you first need to undock it from the Mini-Tool bar. Don't worry you can put it back if you want. Undock the Map from the Mini-Tool Bar

  1. Move the cursor to the map tab.
  2. Press left mouse button
  3. Press right mouse button
  4. Move floating tab to left and then let release mouse button
  5. The map should be a floating window to can put anywhere on the screen. Plus now you can adjust both the height and width of the map.

Dock the Map on the Mini-Tool Bar[edit]

  1. Move the cursor to the map tab.
  2. Press left mouse button
  3. Press right mouse button
  4. Move floating tab to the upper right side of screen and release mouse button
  5. The map should now be dock under the Mini-Tool bar

Notum Wars - Land Control[edit]

There are three buttons that can be added to the Mini-Map to assist with Notum Wars - Land Control. The Info button provides a variety of information about PvP land control areas. Some of the more useful information is the PvP level of the area and the attack range of the defending towers. The Build button can be used to build towers and turrets. The War button is used to attack a location.

Enable the Land Control buttons

  1. Left click on the I in the upper left corner of the map
  2. Check show buttons.
  3. Now the three buttons Local, Build and War are at the button of the map

Conclusion[edit]

The Mini-Map is a great tool. Outside you can use it avoid mobs and find mission locations. Inside you can plan how you are going to complete a mission. To earn tokens as a mission reward, many times to need to kill all the mobs insure a 100% chance of getting the token. The map with its upgrades will show you all the mobs and npc's. When I sneak a mission, I map my way out before completing a mission.


Created by --JungleGeorge 17 March 2007