I'd like to be able to see my corpse on the map.

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Deaths

Post by Enderdraak » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:46 am

So I am not playing on the cluster servers, and found that if you are not familliar with a factory and than die by train. You can never find you body back.
My fix for this is simple, have the death message clickable and work like the marker; A bit flashy and move you to the map screen to that location.


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Re: Deaths

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Find place of death on respawn

Post by Jürgen Erhard » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:07 am

The F.

Really. No marker on map? Is this a game from the 90s?


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Re: Deaths

Post by Koub » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:18 am

[Koub] Merged into the suggestion thread for the same topic.
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Corpse Marker

Post by Ghoulish » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:05 am

When I die I'll place a marker on the map before I respawn so I know where my body is. Even knowing the rough location of your corpse it is still hard to spot, especially if the area you died in is littered with dead biters, and it's triply hard to find if it happens to be night time and the ground is knee deep in biter remains too.

Here's a screenshot from earlier today, can anyone spot the body?
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There are a few MODs which will mark the body for you - Where's My Body is one such MOD, though it doesn't seem to work in multiplayer sadly. This MOD draws a line between you and your corpse making it simple to locate. Perhaps this method doesn't fit well within the Factorio world though. Would it be possible to add some form of highlighting to make it easier to find your body? A glow or a brighter body perhaps?

I feel something is needed in this regard, it's incredibly frustrating to have the body despawn timer ticking down yet you can't see anything because the ground is cluttered with biters etc - and then you loose all the items you had..Dammit! I know where the body is approximately, I just can't see the dam thing half the time.
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Re: I'd like to be able to see my corpse on the map.

Post by Koub » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:26 am

That's just a punishment for turret creeping
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[Koub] Merged many topics with same "please help us find our corpse upon death" topics. Also links to dev's answers.
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Re: Corpse Marker

Post by darkfrei » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:22 am

Ghoulish wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:05 am
There are a few MODs which will mark the body for you - Where's My Body is one such MOD, though it doesn't seem to work in multiplayer sadly. This MOD draws a line between you and your corpse making it simple to locate. Perhaps this method doesn't fit well within the Factorio world though. Would it be possible to add some form of highlighting to make it easier to find your body? A glow or a brighter body perhaps?
Did you play with the Where's My Body and why you think that it doesn't work in multiplayer?

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Re: I'd like to be able to see my corpse on the map.

Post by Ghoulish » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:51 pm

Here's the issue for me. Having a corpse on the map and giving you a chance to find it to get back your stuff is a nice addition in and of itself. The problem is that when you return to your corpse yet can not for the life of you find it, even though you mark it on the map.. It just leads to frustration and frankly a little annoyance. On the one hand you have a game design choice to be able to get your stuff back, yet on the other hand the generally dark colouring of Factorio makes this near impossible the majority of times. A mechanic in the game which grinds gears and irritates on most occasions isn't best in my humble opinion.

Has anyone spotted my corpse in my previous post? (It's out in the open and not even behind a tree or some such) I doubt anyone has, why would anyone waste time looking, when they likely know from their own experience how hard it usually is to find the corpse? How about in the following picture?
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GG no RE. And it's not even night time!

At least for me this is a bad game mechanic as it just leads to exasperation. Why have it in the game at all? Wouldn't removing the corpse entirely be better? Wouldn't that also add to the edge of your seat feeling when biter bashing? You'd know you'll loose all your gear if you die, I feel this would add to the Factorio combat experience.

If you're going to allow us the chance to get our body/stuff back, at least give us a reasonable chance to spot the bloody thing!




@darkfrei After your post, I redownloaded the save and mod-settings files and loaded them locally, checked it was enabled and working and reuploaded it. Happy to say I clearly did something dumb when I tried to add it before, am guessing I uploaded the wrong save or mod-settings.dat? It does work in multiplayer, I'm just dopey!
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