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07-29-18, 10:50 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by myrroddin View Post
Not to completely derail the thread, but I've wondered what the difference between the two maps are? Or, to think another way: why have two, and not simply use the mini map? I'm not talking about your project, I am referring to Blizzard's decision to have two maps that essentially do the exact same thing.
I'm not entirely sure their reasoning. For one the Battlefield map uses the world map resources rather than the minimap resources. At some point I'd imagine the concern was with memory consumption since the world map uses much higher resolution graphics. Aside from that, and the minimap being built with POIs and the World Map originally not having any POIs, I can't think of any reason beyond legacy compatibility
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