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Weapon Mods

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#1 Sabre


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:02 AM

I'm Sabre. If you are wondering why I'm here, blame Andy.

I am not deluded. I have ideas, but I know that often times they are not very good. After I mistook "weapon attachment system" to mean Call of Duty style weapon mods, I made a comment and was prodded by Andy to share this idea with you guys.

"However, there is 2 common mistakes related to weapon attachments that most games make.

1, keep your cosmetic/preference stuff separate from the functional stuff. In CoD for example, Red Dot is a preference thing, but if you are willing to get used to (or even prefer) iron sights, that leaves a slot for rapid fire, grenade launcher or some other stuff that has an effect that gives a player an edge.

2, make it obvious what each thing does. Sounds simple, but again, alot of games don't tell you why you should or shouldn't use a silencer or how much extra damage something does. You get the idea."

To clarify point 2, games will often say something about a weapon or attachment that is so vauge it's hard to make an informed choice. The player, imo, shouldn't have to visit a wiki, or use something without any idea if it's even working or not. There was one game where the weapons had a 'range' stat, but the weapons were mostly hitscan weapons. I never did work out why 70% range was worse than 95% range. They could still hit guys across the map from what I could tell.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

Most games out there have pretty good descriptions about what stuff does. The range stuff was probably the effective range, where the damage drops after the maximum.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

 Sabre, on 10 February 2012 - 11:02 AM, said:

I'm Sabre. If you are wondering why I'm here, blame Andy.

 Sabre, on 10 February 2012 - 11:02 AM, said:

I made a comment and was prodded by Andy to share this idea with you guys.
Oh Andy, you horrible, horrible person. What have you done?

On another note, what kind of mods are we talking about here? Pre-1970s (because IA! is a 60s Spy Film Parody) or attachments/mods from any era? Bayonet anyone?

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