Another thread where the community is asked what to do. OMEGALUL
I feel like I start every comment I make in this forum the same way. You can not ask the players for direction. People are stupid and greedy (especially in this game). People will only look at the game from their limited point of view and they will only act and advise to their own advantage. Also you have to keep in mind that the forum only represents a small part of the playerbase. A part that is completely irrelevant to the game design. Let's face it, everybody posting in this forum on a regular basis is already addicted to a point of no return. The people in here are the ones that are stuck with this game, the ones that threaten to leave but always come back.
And the worst think is that all those cavemonkeys posting here can not even articulate, form a decent argument or make a case for their blatant claim. I mean what the hell is " ... kkkkk you sir stupid? more loot is fun..." supposed to add to a discussion. Back up your arguments with reasons and explain your thought process. This forum feels like the dirty step brother of political discussion about Donald Trump on facebook.
The Developers need to focus on the rest. They need to make the game more fun for beginners and casual players. They are the key to a successful game and they are the ones NewZ has consistantly failed to attract or keep in the game. And ULTIMATELY this will lead to more fun for all the hardcore nerds in here as an increased number of players is all we need. Popped servers and consistant PvP is what this forum need, changing weapons, removing cars or whatever shitty change you make is not even a real band aid to the bleeding.
Now to the topic:
Changing loot will not all of a sudden bring hundreds and thousands of players back. I have read several times that better items are good, because the weekend event was so popped. Well that is just wrong. You can not draw a conclusion based on that one weekend. In fact the event most likely was only successful due to the fact that it was exactly that, a one time only event and something new. As soon as this becomes a regular thing, all the glamour will wear out. After a few days people will get used to it and we are stuck at the same situation.
What will better loot really do?
Regardless of whether somebody likes to have the good loot in BR, here are a few effects that you can expect and a few things that you definitely can not expect
a) You will not magically be better in BR.
I have the feeling that a lot of people want the better items because they imagine themselves running arround with SNiper, DXs, K-Style and Heavy Armor hunting down other players. You guys keep forgetting that everybody will have the better loot. If you suck and loose right now, you will suck and loose with better loot as well.
b) The people that dominate Open World will dominate BR even harder (and ruin it harder)
The people that are best in open world have a lot of fun with the game. This is what NewZ is about. Being better than others and ruining their day. This is why all of you play the game. (Boy I bet there will be a reply by one of those three PvE nerds who consider farming their own private server fun). Taking your giant e-phallus and shoving it into a less skilled player is what NewZ is about. And with snipers taking over, with DXs becoming a thing and maybe even shielding entering BR, the margins between the game modes become even tighter. If you are good in Open World that is amazing, you will have two game modes to completely run over kids.
Of course this is what the forum wants. But this will make it IMPOSSIBLE for beginners to get into the game. Learning how to snipe is tough and playing against somebody who knows how to while being a beginner yourself is THE SINGLE MOST UNREWARDING THING IN THE WORLD. I have tried to introduce friends to open world, but fuck it. After getting killed for the fifth time straight without even seing the killer they just quit on the game.
This is why open world is a disgusting place to learn the game. Moving BR closer to that will only hurt the playerbase even more.
c) There will be a short term uprising in player numbers
Just like the weekend event, people will be curious and join in. But the effect wears out quickly. Maybe there will be more players for the first week. Maybe you can still feel the effect in week two. But after a month the game mode will be the same as it is or even worse and as stated in b) there will be less new people coming in.
d) Better items don't add value to the game mode
When it comes to changes, the main question is: "What does it bring to the game?" When you change something, you hope for an effect. You want to introduce a new feature, add a new aspect to the game. Make gameplay more fun and keep players playing.
What new gameplay facetts are introduced with better loot. As everybody will have better equipment, the game will still be balanced. It is the same shit, but masked as something different.
If you want to add better loot, do it. Change just for the sake of Change is all you have done for years anyways. Maybe those stupid cavemonkeys with their 75 IQ english will fall for it once again. Maybe you can gain an additional month of selling skins and feeding off our hopes and desparation. But in the end this will not help the game mode or the game in general.
If you really want positive change, you need to do other things. Reinvest into the game, put some time, effort and resources in it. Get professional help.
There are so many things you can do with Battle Royale. Several people have come up with unique ideas and creative ways to make a difference. But please do more that just community pools in the forum about Placebo- changes