This is a somewhat zoomed in view of the map screen. The toolbars and suchlike haven’t been filled in yet, but will eventually provide a number of controls. The user can drag with their right mouse button to scroll around the map, and use the mouse wheel to zoom from a full-world map to a close-up view of the action. Again, this is a bit like World of Warcraft’s map, but with smooth zooming control.
Each square you see in this view is a “zone”, which would be about a five minute trek from one side to the other. Theoretically, if this was a full-on commercial MMORPG, each zone would be simulated on its own server to manage player load across the world. In practice, I’m sure that I won’t actually have to worry about things like that. :)
Not visible here, I’m using the “Meat” sprite from Muncher’s Labyrinth for players. But that’s probably only temporary. :)