So once we do a couple missions for the 3 groups they show us all the bases they own on the globe. 2 issues with this:
This leads to some confusion about what I have and haven’t explored myself. Some areas of the globe are covered in bases and it looks like I have explored there. The further I get into the game the harder it is to work out if I have scanned an area or if it was just bases shown to me early on.
That and now I get spammed with every base that is under attack around the globe, even if I have absolutely no chance of making it there. It makes it hard to do anything with the game stopping every second to tell me about a base under attack that I have no chance of helping. I do want the game to stop if I can get to a mission… but not if I have no way of getting there.
The global map progression in BB4 (I feel) was much better. We could only see the bases that we had found for ourselves so knew exactly how far we had explored. Then if you had explored far enough to need a second Manticore you usually had one by then. How far and fast you spread was up to you the player.
Getting to see all the bases of the three syndicates early confuses the map and removes some of the exploration BB4 gave.