Allow playesr to make mods that allow for stacking?

#1
4 years ago

I've come up with a compromise on the issue of bulletin stacking. It is basically as so:

1) Bulletins will no longer stack;

2) Players can buy duplicate bulletins with supply points

3) The game normally does not allow stacking, but people can make mods that allow them;

4) As a result, people who really want to stack bulletins, can still do so, they just download and use those mods in custom matches.

From the looks if it, the system removes stacking simply by automatically salvaging duplicate item drops, so all Relic needs to do is not automatically salvage duplicate items (or at least, not the bulletins) but turn off stacking.

If you want it to come with an angle of challenging, the game does automatically salvage all duplicate items when released to live game, but people who want duplicates can just use the supply to re-buy whatever they want.

What do you guys think?

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  • #2
    4 years ago
    MusketmarineMusketmar… Being a USF ParatrooperPosts: 68

    Honestly, you should get the option to salvage them, and stack them.

    I honestly wouldn't mind having an extra General Jackson bulletin or Shell Rush bulletin.

  • #3
    4 years ago
    Doktor_SDoktor_S Posts: 134

    @Musketmarine said:
    Honestly, you should get the option to salvage them, and stack them.

    I honestly wouldn't mind having an extra General Jackson bulletin or Shell Rush bulletin.

    +1 on Salvaging everything
    -1 on stacking

  • #4
    4 years ago
    Mr_RuinMr_Ruin Posts: 92

    @Musketmarine said:
    Honestly, you should get the option to salvage them, and stack them.

    I honestly wouldn't mind having an extra General Jackson bulletin or Shell Rush bulletin.

    There is a separate thread about Jackson being upgraded way too much with it's longer sight (a matter of debate), and you want to stack bulletins to improve it another 15% ...

    Things like that are a main reason they will not allow stacking anymore ...

  • #5
    4 years ago
    OrcaOrca Posts: 74 admin
    edited May 2016

    @comrade_daelin said:
    I've come up with a compromise on the issue of bulletin stacking. It is basically as so:

    1) Bulletins will no longer stack;

    2) Players can buy duplicate bulletins with supply points

    3) The game normally does not allow stacking, but people can make mods that allow them;

    4) As a result, people who really want to stack bulletins, can still do so, they just download and use those mods in custom matches.

    From the looks if it, the system removes stacking simply by automatically salvaging duplicate item drops, so all Relic needs to do is not automatically salvage duplicate items (or at least, not the bulletins) but turn off stacking.

    If you want it to come with an angle of challenging, the game does automatically salvage all duplicate items when released to live game, but people who want duplicates can just use the supply to re-buy whatever they want.

    What do you guys think?

    We'll add a user option to salvage at first login after the new system goes live.
    You can opt for no and manually salvage or select yes and have all dupes salvaged.
    This way we're not salvaging any existing owned content a player wishes to keep.
    We will still auto salvage all dupes from then on though.

  • #6
    4 years ago
    Doktor_SDoktor_S Posts: 134
    edited May 2016

    @Orca said:
    We'll add a user option to salvage at first login after the new system goes live.
    You can opt for no and manually salvage or select yes and have all dupes salvaged.
    This way we're not salvaging any existing owned content a player wishes to keep.
    We will still auto salvage all dupes from then on though.

    Fantastic! Thanks Orca.
    BTW, what do you mean by "at first login"?

  • #7
    4 years ago
    comrade_daelincomrade_d… Posts: 2,948

    @Orca said:

    We'll add a user option to salvage at first login after the new system goes live.
    You can opt for no and manually salvage or select yes and have all dupes salvaged.
    This way we're not salvaging any existing owned content a player wishes to keep.
    We will still auto salvage all dupes from then on though.

    So would it still be possible for people to make mods that allow stacking duplicate bulletins?

  • #8
    4 years ago
    OrcaOrca Posts: 74 admin

    @comrade_daelin said:

    @Orca said:

    We'll add a user option to salvage at first login after the new system goes live.
    You can opt for no and manually salvage or select yes and have all dupes salvaged.
    This way we're not salvaging any existing owned content a player wishes to keep.
    We will still auto salvage all dupes from then on though.

    So would it still be possible for people to make mods that allow stacking duplicate bulletins?

    The main reason for doing this is player agency, not to facilitate a back door to stacking bulletins. We want players to take action on their own accounts to convert duplicates to supply.
    So on face value - a modder could not defeat the ui lockouts that prevent stackable bulletins.
    We may look at modding bulletins in future but that is not on the short term roadmap.

  • #9
    4 years ago
    Doktor_SDoktor_S Posts: 134

    @Orca said:
    We want players to take action on their own accounts to convert duplicates to supply.

    What about players who wish to salvage bulletins without having any dupes?
    For example, I dont play USA or UKF, I should be able to salvage their respective bulletins. Will this be available?

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