madrak_the_red wrote:I'm not sure Fer meant real world stats, more like stats that show demand from the community
Yeah, but I really don't know where to get those stats from...
darkChozo wrote:A suggestion, you may want to break this up into smaller, more focused posts. List posts like this have a lot of problems; they tend to create a very fragmented discussion, they're often long enough that people don't bother reading them, and worst case they can come across as a manifesto or list of demands instead of just suggestions. They work in a few instances (usually "here's some bugs" or "I just started playing this game and here's what I think"), but I suspect this isn't one of them.
Yeah, I've been thinking along the same lines, tbh. There's a thread for community requests without discussion, and I could post a shorter version of the list there, with links to each topic's own sub-thread. The first post in that thread is probably 5x as long as this, and got pinned, so I don't know what to tell you.
Also, many of the things you suggest involve introducing new content into the game. I'd love more content, of course, and I want a lot of those things but suggesting all of them at once can come across as a bit unrealistic. Just listing, you're asking for a bunch of new character models (or at least partial ones), a new static, several new vehicles, and several new weapons. That's more than a DLC's worth of content. I realize you suggested importing ARMA 2 models to help, but BI would likely want to upgrade those to A3 standards, plus they'd essentially be retreading territory already covered by mods.
I know, but that's the whole point - it's content that's sorely needed for mod free communities, which is why I had originally thought of saying "hey I play here, this is how it'll help us". It's also why I'm taking the effort to write up justifications. Whether or not BIS go ahead is up to them (and it's not like they have a whole bunch of variety anyway - see Aqarius' post), I can only make them see how and why it's useful. BIS is also welcome to release this stuff as DLC, didn't they ask us to pay for go-karts too? This stuff would be way more frequently used imo.
Finally, it's also why I'm not including everything that people are posting here (stuff in the "other" list will probably be cut from the final thing) - not because they're not things that aren't needed, but because the whole idea of this was to bring to BIS' attention very community focused stuff (that affect missions, interaction, etc - see those 5 criteria in the first post).