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Scouters/Pioneers job?

I really love exploring and finding untouched places in all games. Wondering if the world here will be big enough for exploring to be relevant enough to do as a core activity for a long time.

Since it's been hinted that fast travel will nearly be non existent (if not totally impossible), it hints that the devs want people to walk and explore new areas, hopefully they have enough new areas that we won't be running out of the unexplored soon. 

They could easily create a reward system for being the first in finding new places of importance. One problem would be the alpha and beta testers will already have the knowledge of most of these places, so maybe the devs could change or modify the map a little once they roll it out for the general public.

Maybe even have a hidden explorer class/skills :v 

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    Exploring will be fun for a long time and rewarding. Trust me, you can find good mining spots or fishing spots, but making a reward system for the first one to find a new area? Doubt it... People that are able to play the game all day long will have an advantage over everybody else.


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    I really love exploring and finding untouched places in all games. Wondering if the world here will be big enough for exploring to be relevant enough to do as a core activity for a long time.

    Since it's been hinted that fast travel will nearly be non existent (if not totally impossible), it hints that the devs want people to walk and explore new areas, hopefully they have enough new areas that we won't be running out of the unexplored soon. 

    They could easily create a reward system for being the first in finding new places of importance. One problem would be the alpha and beta testers will already have the knowledge of most of these places, so maybe the devs could change or modify the map a little once they roll it out for the general public.

    Maybe even have a hidden explorer class/skills :v 
    I share your love of exploration and I'm pretty sure they'll provide a large environment for us to indulge our passion for new places.  I doubt, however, that they'll change the map after the alphas & betas.
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    Possum said:
    I share your love of exploration and I'm pretty sure they'll provide a large environment for us to indulge our passion for new places.  I doubt, however, that they'll change the map after the alphas & betas.
    Any idea as to how big? I know it will be large but will it be big enough for exploring to be relevant for a long time
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    Possum said:
    I share your love of exploration and I'm pretty sure they'll provide a large environment for us to indulge our passion for new places.  I doubt, however, that they'll change the map after the alphas & betas.
    Any idea as to how big? I know it will be large but will it be big enough for exploring to be relevant for a long time
    They are not going to implement teleportation in the game. They want you to explore the world either with mounts or on foot. You can expect the game to be really big, but how big? We can't tell that yet. In the last Twitch stream they were still working on a new area, a mountain area. I guess they will start working on even more areas. So for now, it is unknown how big it is or how big it will be at launch.
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    Possum said:
    I share your love of exploration and I'm pretty sure they'll provide a large environment for us to indulge our passion for new places.  I doubt, however, that they'll change the map after the alphas & betas.
    Any idea as to how big? I know it will be large but will it be big enough for exploring to be relevant for a long time
    They've not given specifics.  But they have said they will have ongoing content updates and future expansions.  So, the world will grow, I'm guessing.
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    Possum said:
    Possum said:
    I share your love of exploration and I'm pretty sure they'll provide a large environment for us to indulge our passion for new places.  I doubt, however, that they'll change the map after the alphas & betas.
    Any idea as to how big? I know it will be large but will it be big enough for exploring to be relevant for a long time
    They've not given specifics.  But they have said they will have ongoing content updates and future expansions.  So, the world will grow, I'm guessing.
    Whoa, a growing world is all the motivation an explorer needs :D
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    Like Dolan said, unless you are a citizen of a metropolis(which will take a loooooong time to develop) that is a scientific node you will not have access to "fast travel". And even in that case they stated that the travel option would be limited. Probably akin so something to waystations within that nodes zone of control. So you are going to have to ride all over the map, with the constant danger of getting ganked, set upon by the wildlife and such. So imagine that exploration will have its own risk vs reward.
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    It's going to be fun and quite dangerous to explore the lands! 
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    There will be things that are called "sever first"...
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