What do you guys think about adding forges to the game? Something you have to craft first in order to craft high tier weapons? I know many people will bitch about making their ak’s and stuff harder to get but I think it’s warranted. The advantage you get once you have an assault rifle or a bolt over players that don’t have one is huge and right now they’re too easy to craft once you have the bp. Anyone can go out mining for twenty minutes and end up with enough hqm to craft one so I think adding an extra step would be good.
My suggestion is add a forge that requires charcoal to run. I choose charcoal because it then gives people the choice, do I want gun powder to make c4 or do I want to use the charcoal to craft a couple of weapons? The. Once they have it set up and running it would take a few minutes to craft the weapon and use up the resources. Now whilst logically you would have the player there doing it for realism i would say let it automatically craft. This lets the player go off and do something g else removing some of the boring “camp in my base crafting whilst atm for half an hour” grind everyone hates.
So overall it adds a new Middle game content where people may use the revolver instead if that can still be crafted normally using metal fragments and it’d give people something extra to do before everyone has hundreds of guns. Not only that but the extra time and resource costs might make people a bit more wary about losing their guns and be more careful with how they play.
This would be especially useful to combat “big groups rule all” if they had to spend more time collecting resources and had to choose between massing c4 or weapons.
I’m sure there are other ideas to refine this and add onto it but you get my basic idea. What do you guys think?