I think we need to change how getting new weapons work and changing the life spam of the server.
The biggest issue is balancing how long it takes to get good weapons as a F2P user and as a paying user. then there is an issue to make a system that does not just reward the people who have millions of scrap to spare and who are basically waiting for the RNG gods to bless them.
New system - Modular weapon crafting.
You no longer get weapon drops form loot cases but now 3 parts. Frame, Mechanical parts and Build materials.
Frame - Defines what gun is built. Like a shotgun or M16, Like a Blue print. Comes with One stat and rarity.
Mechanical Parts - Parts required to build the gun. Comes with one stat and rarity.
Build Materials - The materials to finish the gun, Comes with one stat OR corrupted stats with rarity
How does it work. Well lets take an example
You must have all the rarity to be the same so for this example the parts are purple.
I have a Purple rarity M16 Frame with Fire rate as its stat. This means when its build it will be build within the purple stats (total % of 100 - 134%)
I also have Mechanical parts with Damage with its stat of Dmg and Build material with Acc
I can now craft 3 together to create a M16 with a random stat range BUT will come with DMG/FR and Acc. This reduces the farming and random RNG a small amount.
The other part is you now can combine lower rarity parts to make a higher tier part. If you combine 3 parts with the same stat you get a guaranteed higher rarity with the same stat put in. 3 random ones give you a higher rarity but a random stat attached.
I have 3 Green FR Mechanical parts. Put them together and you get One purple FR mechanical parts.
However if I have green Build materials where 2 of them have Corrupted +Acc for Lower FR and one part +clipsize Build materials it will give me a a purple build materials but the stat attached will be randomised.
What do you think? do you believe this will solve the problem or am I making it works
And more importantly, will harry think this is a good idea enough to implement it?
EDIT: thinking of shotgun specific stat (Multishot) This would come from Build materials and can be ONLY used for shotgun/M3 super/Sawn off shotgun Frames. This would make shotgun builds with multishot harder to get. but also can be corrupted.
EDIT 2: You could add this aswell as normal loot boxing.