Ok so the idea that is being planned is TERRIBLE. Now I HATE the fact that there is confusion and I keep seeing the Devs say things like “Don’t worry we aren’t trying to make it pay2win” and idiocies like that. The problem is that this will RUIN the game. Not having to collect blueprints when you join a new server will completely ruin the entire point to start over on a new server. Being able to trade a blueprint to a friend and them being able to just make it would be SUCH a bad idea.
Now after seeing this idea and talking to friends I actually came up with a better idea where you can still use steam market place AND they can even make money off of us WITHOUT RUINING THE GAME.
Imagine if other then blueprints there were aesthetic plans. A plan where you are able to make your walls look different or make armor look different. This would make it so that your base would stand out. This would make it so you can have customized uniforms for your friends by mixing and matching skins while not having to loose any of the higher stats. These purely aesthetic plans wouldn’t change development of a character just how things they make look. Just because you have a plan to make a green kevlar helmet doesn’t mean you can make one on a new character just that when you can it will be green. There can be an in game menu or in the crafting menu a list of skins you can use. This would make it so you can send the plans for the green kevlar helmet to your friend over the market place so he can make a green instead of black helmet while you are gone so he can be recognized easily.
I think this would be a really fun idea, and if you have played on modded servers you know how cool skins can be. I personally wouldn’t even mind if they sold skins and stuff just so long as it doesn’t change stats and is purely aesthetic.