it's damn difficult to find artifacts on a map. you have to look for them by hand, and if they are behind other large objects they are difficult to see. it's a problem when checking for balancing a map. A function that would make a bright spot on the map where an artifact is located would be nice.
And since we're here, it would also be nice to see player starting places the same way, again for ease of balancing. in that case, a spot of the player's color that's as biig as the land conquered by the HQ would help see how close the pplayers actuallly are to each other and to other strategic locations.