Quote well meth you do have the advantage of not having to make decisions through committee. or at least your committees have a draconian despot sitting chair .
Hmm, sounds like me...er..wait.
However, the map would have been an immense help, and while I do realize that getting dumped into the middle of the Halo you wouldn't necessarily have a map of the area, this is one time that gameplay should have come before realism. Getting lost and stuck for 20 minutes = not fun.