Inspired by the Star Wars: Republic Commando H.U.D., I think we need a cool new H.U.D.
Just imagine if we had a H.U.D. like that, only cooler! On the bottom left, it could show a more detailed version of the health bar, showing where you’ve taken hits in red and yellow instead of green. I don’t know googly squat about Lua, so I wouldn’t know if this is possible. On the bottom right could show the equivalent of the HL1 H.E.V. energy bar, with the suit. I want the features from HL1’s H.E.V. back too, with the “Suit at 45%” kind of thing going when you get more suit power, as well as the detailed analysis on what kind of damage you’re taking, (fire, explosion, drowning etc.). Where it shows the hand grenade symbol (shows how many grenades you have) it could instead show your ammunition, as well as a small logo for what weapon you’re holding, just to be sure. The new H.U.D. could also have a 3D tactical radar screen, togglable from a screen on keyboard command (like suit zoom). Some other fancy ideas would be: switch to night-vision, which draws on suit power (or infrared imaging, which would be even better), the ability to block sound out (in case mingebags are mic-spamming or dropping millions of melons that are splattering everywhere), the ability to keep track of friends using a complicated system like this: There would be an arrow followed by the name of your friend that would point in their general direction, as well as small logos on the bottom of the screen that could be adjusted, such as a “requesting assistance” logo, or “in need of medical attention” or “attacking the enemy”. Along with this ability, could be “squad” based chat, with only people in your squad can contact you at times, as well as people you want to directly chat with, Ex: “This is Lua squad to Garry Base, come in Garry Base, we need extraction A.S.A.P.!” something like that.
Is this stupid for me to ask so much? It’s just an idea.