I understand that the devs don't want to add military weapons but instead their civilian counterparts, but what if there were various different blueprints in the loot system which taught you how to attach modifications to your weapons like optics, barrels, suppressors, uppers and lowers, grips and even a blueprint which you need to find multiple parts to make your gun full auto were relevant but by doing this it significantly decreases the condition of the weapon when used providing you have the correct blue prints and tools to be able to do this. give me your thoughts and opinions guys who knows the devs might like this idea, grammar police go easy on me!
I think the mentality to stay away from weapon centered gameplay is to further help reduce the KoS/PvP mentality. My opinion is that you start making weapons super customizable, even with "blueprints" that people will then center their attention on find the next coolest weapon attachment for their rifle.
I do like the system the devs are starting to put in as of now, with improvised or DIY style attachments, rather than manufactured ones for assault rifles and such.
On the other point of blueprints themselves, I personally like to stay more for realism where some people know how to work on weapons, some don't. So gaining the knowledge/ability to do certain custom work to your firearm should come more naturally from a leveling system when it is implemented. Just my thoughts however.
i understand what you mean by the KOS mentality some people just enjoy modding their weapons and making them look awesome like myself. then with this 'mental state' which i see flying around of the forums with i think is in the game? will deter people from shooting players without justification as it will most likely have side affects, i prefer to hunt and defend an encampment from people who want to take it rather than running into the biggest city shouting 420 blaze it and shooting everything like the squeakers XD
I agree with Demo here. But, if they do add it they should make them books or notepads because people rarely use blueprints anymore and why the hell would you have a blueprint with instructions on it explaining how to modify a weapon.
the islanders are old fashioned using blueprints who knows no one on the forums knows the true story behind the island and what happened there could be a have a been a military presence giving out different schematics or there culture could be backwards you never know conspiracies man always conspiracies
If you want super customizable weapons, get Fallout 4.
Seing as there is going to be very little military gear, then its limited what you can do to normal glock pistol.
If said blueprints are going to happen, maybe there could be a few special weapon moddification options, but i think it should be more towards how to make better fortifications and more general survival techniques, traps and such.
But to elaborate on the idea I was going to suggest...
It's not about finding actual blueprints to make traps etc but more that you make them yourself to pass around.
This idea would only count of it goes more of an RPG route with skills etc, so scrap this thought is such things are not added.
My thought is that in order to create any trap, device, makeshift weapon, vehicle/weapon mod etc you would need a skill/trait and my best thought is it would be an "innovator" skill/trait to think of these things, so you would start with basic items etc that any person would think of but the more you build/craft things more you learn (like thinking of more/different designs after you have made and tested) and with pen/pencil and paper you can draw them down for others to copy/learn whether they have the skill/trait or not and if they are a lower skill level.
The other thought is more for things like vehicle mods because this mechanic looks more "free-form" compared to the pre-designed traps etc from what I have seen...
And that's if you modify a vehicle in such away that it works very well or looks badass, you can either draw the design down on paper or take a photo to again pass around for others to copy.