September 03, 2009

Mark Custom Locations on Map & Memo Pad

Did you know you can mark custom locations on the worldmap and link those to the chat window in Aion? This UI feature is very useful if you try to explain a group or legion member where to go for a certain quest or where the meeting point should be. You can also use it to mark rare named mobs for your later reference. How to do it: Open a zone map via the worldmap UI. Now ctrl + right-click into the map where you want to place the marker. You'll see a greenish X on the map now and there will be a link posted into the chat window. If someone else clicks on that link he'll get the same marker on his map. Could also be used to alert others where enemies are invading your zone.

If you right click the cross on your map, you'll get a small pop-up menu with options to rename the marker, delete it, paste it into your Memo Pad or chat window again. Note: "Delete All" will delete all markers on every zone map, not just the one you're viewing. The marked locations will persist should you log off.
Note: I tried this before and it worked, but in the OB now it did not. so either its a bug or the map marks only persist a short amount of time. To be save, copy them over to your Memo Pad.

The build in Memo Pad (Menu -> Community -> Memo Pad) allows you to store any notes or links you might want to remember ingame. If you intend to store a link, right-click it in the chat window and you'll get the option to save it into your Memo Pad. To paste a link from your Memo Pad back into the chat window use ctrl + right-click on that link.

Another great idea: Use the Memo Pad to store Rift Locations. Just copy this code (found it posted by tpg0007, but updated the zone names) into your Memo Pad and use it as a reference.

Other links you can create to store them:
# Link to item information in chat by ctrl + right-clicking the item.
# Link to quest information in chat by ctrl + right-clicking the quest title in the Quest Log.

10 comments:

Obiwoobi said...

thx for info(code), i'll try it this we :)

Andrew said...

This is easily the best Aion blog. Thanks alot mate keep it up.

jordan said...

uh, i wish u could copy paste into memo pad

Tinus_Z said...

Thanks for this info. I been searching for it in forums but haven't found a clear story like this yet and now I understand what my legionmates been trying to eplain to me.

Babeman said...

Thanks for the info! awesome aion blog, best one imo

Anonymous said...

And how i am supposed to read that aionmemo*.dat if it is not in Korean language ? it is similar to it, but havent found any translator who could translate it... but in-game i was writting in english.. dont get it... :{

Thulf said...

you can't just read/edit the .dat file. Only edit the memopad ingame.

Anonymous said...

So how do they share their locations then ? I don`t think, that they are rewritting it manualy from in-game Memo Pad.

Thulf said...

Check my latest post about markers here: http://impetusium.blogspot.com/2009/11/create-custom-map-markers-via.html

Only way to share them offline is to create them manually.

Anonymous said...

Ok, then this is kind of "stupid" thing then. If you cn only insert data into Memo Pad, in example, you insert Location of Rift [pos:Entrance A <12 entries lv<=28>;210020000 183.269086357947 2829.47434292866 0.0 -1] (from site http://boards.ign.com/pc_general_board/b5027/185776387/p1/), you then just get the name in the Memo Pad "Entrance A <12 entries lv<=28>". And you can just copy the name, if someone shared it to you. When you try to paste it into notepad to share it on Forums, you only get a simple text, without any Locations (x,y,z). This is kind of useless stuff then... In my Opinion, here is something missing...