El Dorado Player
I wanted to make a post for people to put some ideas down that could make the game more alive or interactive. I have some of my own I wanted to share and there are for sure others that would be interested in getting these ideas talked about!
In general, I would categorize them by the scale of what the addition would be.
Large Scale - Ideas that would affect a region or overall portion of the core gameplay
Medium Scale - Ideas that would affect sections of regions or minute parts of gameplay
Small Scale - Ideas that would affect only small moments of player interaction or background features.
Medium to Small scale - Making the Map Immersive- The New World Map overall does an excellent job of showing players different areas, locations, and points of interest. However, it doesn’t do anything exciting with it or engaging. A while back, there was an update where the Territory Standing art was changed to represent the regions. It’s a small but nice change to see as it adds more character to that area. However most symbols for mines, quarries, etc. Have the same repeating art over and over. It is a small thing but adding that art to make it seems individualized does have some impact.
Large Scale - Make hot zones of PvP leading to a PvPvE event - If an area is having a large amount of player-on-player deaths make an indicator so others can join the fun! In a sense, the players themselves could be the world event or causes of it where goals and such appear.
As an example, let’s say a brawl between a group of 3 - 5 people starts. Suddenly an indication that in Brightwood there’s a fight going on near the Brighrest Cemetary with a zone appearing on the map for the location. Then others in the region start to head that way and it expands into 10+ vs 10+ vs 10+. At this point whoever has been surviving the longest could earn a bounty or something along those lines and the goal is to either protect that person or eliminate them. You could even say that with how many have started to die some of the NPC enemies have taken notice and now it’s a faction fight with waves of enemies that are flooding in an instanced area like corruption portals. Going with the Cemetary location lost could rise from the graves and finally, a boss could spawn that you have to work together to take out rewarding the player with loot and a fun experience. This game has a great foundation it just really needs to make the world more alive
Medium Scale - Make tents you can enter - In the most recent update you can do a thing where you instant place a tent. This can be done over a player that walking but which has been really fun to do and get trapped by. It’s not hard to get out as well with a simple unstuck press. During getting trapped in one of the tents with a skin a lot of detail and attention is inside that I saw that you don’t really get to see from the outside. It made me think that why couldn’t the tents be accessible as things you could actually enter. Inside it could almost be like a mini house that players could decorate with upgradable stations like in most major towns. One person could have armorers focused on it while another might have leveled up into the arcana tree for it. This isn’t something that would be game changing for the overall gameplay loop but just a fun thing that players could have to work on!
Final Note - PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAKE DECORATING YOUR HOUSE MEAN SOMETHING BESIDES BEING THE ONE SHOWN. LIKE CHEAPER HOUSING COSTS FOR TAXES OR GOLD EARNING FOR BEING THE BEST LOOKING IDK SOMETHING PLEASE