Originally by: Vana Gank
Secondly - when you have flipped it - further rotaion/flipping is blocked. You can't rotate after you've flipped it 180 degrees. Builtin blocking mechanism, just like with the ships in space.
To me, thats the real killer, I never used the map in flattened mode, I have always used it in full 3d mode. Mainly because the immurukka constilation is a saucepan shaped goup of stars but its parallel to the camera so then end up on top each other...
Anyway, when they changed it in revelations it hit me hard, I don't know of anyone else who uses the map in 3d mode all the time though. Just being able to freely rotate around the map would remove a lot of frustration.
As for the north not always being at the top of the screen (I understand what you mean now), well thats not so muck of a big deal for me. I know the map well enought to rotate it around so "north" is up, once I flipped the map up the right way that is
An "Adjust orientaion on open" tickbox would be nice
As an interesting side note, have you noticed you can use ctrl + mouse scroll to bring up the map?