Just wanting to keep this in the back of peoples minds;)
I would love to see the ability to reclaim resources by breaking down items. Primarily, it would give a use for things like looted clothes, because you can only wear so much, but the cloth has definite uses. It could (and i’m certainly fond of the idea) be tied in with researching too. Scrap the research kits, and have it that breaking down an item teaches you how to make it if you don’t know how to yet, and returns a portion of the resources needed to make it.
i’d also expect that certain items could not be crafted under these circumstances. in this case, you get the resources, but maybe a warning message saying “too complex to learn”.
anyone have thoughts? expansion? objections?