In the latest Devblog Garry talked about blueprints and that he was trying to come up with how they should be implemented in game. “One of the biggest things we’re missing right now is blueprints… how they’re acquired, how they’re used, how they’re lost.”
Here’s my personal opinion how I think the should specifically work:
First of all before blueprints are in game there needs to be a few more different structures like the satellite in game. Once there about seven structures in each procedural map, the blueprints should be only found at these locations, in a specific container, like an industrial type cabinet (or something along those lines). In each of these cabinets should lie all the blueprints, around ten. The ten blueprints should be mixed, ie four bolt action blueprints, four thompson bp’s etc (and whatever garry wants the other blueprints to be).
I think this would create fun gameplay as at a new server wipe everyone would be rushing to each of these monuments to get the blueprints first, also trying to build huge buildings around the area so no other people could get to them, and then making people give you something in order to let them through. (You shouldn’t be able to simply build a 2X2 around the cabinet, but rather 15 meters from the vicinity of the cabinet should be unbuildable, so you would have to build a huge long structure to stop people getting to them)
As a player once you open the cabinet you hold E on the bp’s and click ‘Learn’. (You are unable to pick up the blueprint and move them from the cabinets, or destroy them) There should be a time delay of about 1 minute to learn a new blueprint, and you are unable to learn another one until that one is learned. Once you learn that blueprint it disappears from the cabinet and it is forever in your inventory on that server. Once you have a blueprint learned you should be able to craft more from it, but only a limited number, ie five more each, to either give to your friend or trade.
Once all the blueprints have been learned, new one’s re-appear in the same cabinets, but only rarely, i.e four new bp’s each 24 real world hours at each of the seven monuments.
What do you think?