The Mapping Compass is a compass to display genres of mappings created by YourFriendlyNeighbourhoodGeorge. It is based on the political compass. The compass is divided into 4 sections. From top left going clockwise, they are edgy classic, edgy evolved, digestible evolved and digestible classic.
If you wish to add yourself to the compass, contact YourFriendlyNeighbourhoodGeorge#2728 on Discord and tell him where to place you. It is reminded that your location on the compass does not make you a better mapper, yet generally the bottom left is considered to have less quality than the top right.
The top left section of the compass is Edgy Classic. This section is defined as having simplified dialogue and aesthetics, while having a complicated plot. One of the first mappers to set foot into this section was Eradiate, creating what we know as First Wave Edge. Other popular mappers in that section are Agatha, SKM, and Khan Productions.
The top right section of the compass is Edgy Evolved. This section is defined as having extremely advanced plot and graphics, making it the most difficult type to produce, and more commonly than not the highest quality out of any type. Imperialis and Proxima popularized this section with the Second Wave Edge. Other popular mappers in that section are Providence, Nibiru, and MerryMerryJerry.
The bottom left section of the compass is Digestible Classic. This section is defined as having lackluster plot and graphics, and is what is commonly associated as "Classic" mapping, due to the genre not being so evolved back then. However, it is usually considered the easiest to produce, and is often incapable of standing up to other, more quality types of mapping. While Super LV and Dylan were good for their time, Romanian and Bace Bulgarian still continue to use this style, and through this have become commonly known as two of the worst mappers in the community.
The bottom right section of the compass is Digestible Evolved. This section is defined as having an easy to grasp plot while still having good graphics. It is the most friendly section to new mappers, and thus many new mappers have entered the community thanks to Digestible Evolved mappers. Some popular mappers in this section are Germanic Mapper, Frkon, and Poisonous Mapping.