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What unnecessary mechanics would you include in the game?

Figured this might be a fun topic, what kinds of things that would probably cost more development time and money than they're worth would you want in the game?

My personal thing is having a boat with a canon/some sort of long ranged attack and climbing walls/cliff faces (i know we have the springer and skyscale that already invalidates this, i did say it's unnecessary)

What would you add?

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  • Goettel.4389Goettel.4389 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Pet battles. Don't

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Probably the ability to decorate home instances like we can with guild halls and/or new private instances we can buy or claim and then decorate. It would be easy to monetise but I'm still not sure it would be worth the time required and it wouldn't really add anything to the overall game. I'm not even sure if I want it because Elder Scrolls Online has that system and I still have mixed feelings about the amount of time (and gold) I've spent decorating my homes in that game.

    Also the ability to name mounts like you can with ranger pets.

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  • Loading Screen mini games - with leaderboards - top 50 players always get in a map instance they want to join, kicking players with lowest score.

  • Astyrah.4015Astyrah.4015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    • have the in-game clock show seconds
    • rename minis (especially the animal/pet like ones)
    • guildchat via api
  • coso.9173coso.9173 Member ✭✭✭✭

    fishing, housing, boats and ships, mounted battles, including aerial.

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    New professions

    The next time you get angry at someone try walking a mile in their shoes. After that, who cares! You're a mile away and you have their shoes! -Someone with more awesome quotes than me

  • Raid portal device
    Costume raid boss selection panel like the gate in EotN

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Couples dancing, eg vintage waltz or polka. Something that actually links two consenting characters together while whirling about. Bonus points if the dancers can hear appropriate music while dancing and if they can initiate special moves like a twirl out-and-in. (Side benefit: Would possibly use the same tech needed for passengers on mounts).

    I think that matches the OP's parameters for suggestions :D

  • can we have custom mouse pointers?, 8 years and the developers don't realize how easy it is to lose your mouse pointer with the amount of effects the game has.

  • Raknar.4735Raknar.4735 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Movement:
    Ducking, crouching, climbing ladders (up AND down, looking at you TERA), climbing terrain/parkour, surfing (+wave mechanics on water that push/pull).

    Lifeskills:
    Housing, Fishing, Farming

    Unrelated:
    Body-blocking mechanic that works for everyone that has it turned on (disabled by default)

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  • Naqam a.6521Naqam a.6521 Member ✭✭
    edited September 7, 2020

    1)Remove the ''Collide with everything'' option for new accounts ....Show the fluency of the engine...
    2)Offer them a portal between the starting area and the Silverwaste for 3 days , if they choose to use the Boost . (in order to avoid messages -''how to get out'')
    3)Sent them an in game mail when they use the boost , where they can choose 3 portals : a) Play the era of harmony (Vanilia) , b) era of actions (PoF) , c) better avoid the era of Torture (HoT) .
    4) Allow people to unlock the episodes of PoF for free (one every 4 days) , but they sign a contract , where get reduced (60%) gold/loot for 4 months (exept from Raids or any other event you want to funnel them , or in the HoT area) . Starting June-Semptember of 2021 .
    If Steam get released on November , they will need 4-5 months to learn the ''ropes''and around that time they will try to maximize their gold
    c) Create a sidequest , telling them : ''On the 6th day we will pay a visit in the PvP + WvWvW area , but if you wish we can do it in 24 hours!''

  • Hesione.9412Hesione.9412 Member ✭✭✭

    Have the home instance cats occasionally vomit furballs.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @castlemanic.3198 said:
    Figured this might be a fun topic, what kinds of things that would probably cost more development time and money than they're worth would you want in the game?

    My personal thing is having a boat with a canon/some sort of long ranged attack and climbing walls/cliff faces (i know we have the springer and skyscale that already invalidates this, i did say it's unnecessary)

    What would you add?

    What indeed? Practically every suggestion thread made in the forum would qualify.

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Astyrah.4015Astyrah.4015 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Raknar.4735 said:
    Movement:
    Ducking, crouching, climbing ladders (up AND down, looking at you TERA), climbing terrain/parkour, surfing (+wave mechanics on water that push/pull).

    this got me thinking of another totally unnecessary thing: what about first person view arms/models? we have a first person mode, a fov slider, and action camera. now we just need to finish it off with first person arm+weapons models

  • Jagblade.4627Jagblade.4627 Member ✭✭✭

    The ability to dismount and fall in mid air without the use of bond of faith. Going further though, manually initiated idle animations added to our emotes as well as the removal of the mechanic that automatically puts your weapons away after a few seconds when you manually brandish them.

  • housing, 2-player emotes (hugging, pair dancing, etc) multi-player mounts.

  • Smoosh.2718Smoosh.2718 Member ✭✭✭

    Camera pose mode.

    Enter a camera mode, allowing you to pose/do attack animations and pause the emote/attack animation.

  • Yggranya.5201Yggranya.5201 Member ✭✭✭

    Well, i have always been an advocate for: if the game is about fighting and killing, there should be copious amonts of blood and gore. Even something small like in an old game i played years ago called, Requiem: memento mori, i think it was called would be better than that the enemies simply keel over and vanish into a better place. Truly funny when you dismember an enemy, they fall and start twitching before they take their last breat. Hilarious!

  • Mechanical knowledge check before venturing outside central tyria. You don't get it play any content before you know how all of it works.
    How to: CC, every single stat works, stat combos and what's best for your build, positioning for mob/boss mechanics, attack range, boon spread range, stacking cons and pros, blocking and evading, self-sustain, event scaling, LFG usage.
    Really basic knowledge.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭

    +1 fps enhancement booster account upgrade in gem store

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  • maddoctor.2738maddoctor.2738 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'd like a good posing/screenshot system. Pose your character in certain ways and then get pictures. For extra fun and usability they could allow us to buy "scenes" of various places, with appropriate currency (not gems), so we can pose our characters in peace, without actually being in the place. Further options could be lights, post process effects and as a more "Extreme" idea, the ability to spawn actual mobs (including bosses) and pose them as well. The possibilities are endless and can be both monetized (sell some of the things for gems) AND provide extra replayability for content to get all the new things (if not using gem store)

    New hairstyles, new faces, new character options (like horns for Charr), although I expect to have lots of new hair/faces, at least for humans, with the next expansion, but other races need some love too.

  • Galmac.4680Galmac.4680 Member ✭✭✭

    @choon.6308 said:
    A parkour activity with sprinting and climbing mechanics

    We have, it is called "Jumping Puzzle" :p

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  • Tiilimon.6094Tiilimon.6094 Member ✭✭✭

    Player collisions with each other and npcs xD

    • A possibility to punch or kick other players and NPCs — without any reason. 0 damage, but CC. Only out of combat. I can imagine a whole squad kicking that one AFKing player in raid/strike instance.
    • An ability for our Skyscales so they can CLIMB.
    • Logging straight into your squad's instance. I hate swapping my characters and going through 3 loading screens. Maybe a Gemstore item? I would buy it.
    • Mark yourself like you're ready to help someone. I know there's LFG tool, but sometimes I'm just bored so I join an empty squad/party called "X bounty/champ/event need help". I would be happy if people could find me.
    • Custom outfits! I saw it in Dragon's Prophet. You just turn items into SKINS and you can store them in your wardrobe like actual outfits. Of course you would need Transmutation Charges to make outfits.

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  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Ambient mounts. Creatures that wander maps like the ambient creatures but you can jump on and ride around. Obviously they would not be as good as the regular mounts. Dolyaks come to mind thanks to another thread I just read but this could also be a way to get horses into the game.

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  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Galmac.4680 said:

    @choon.6308 said:
    A parkour activity with sprinting and climbing mechanics

    We have, it is called "Jumping Puzzle" :p

    Parkour jumping puzzles! You are making me sad this doesn't already exist!

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  • first thing: definitely housing. in all the 5 years i played this game i never found out where my asura sleeps. the commander is homeless, let's face the truth.

    an option that makes cats shut up.

    ability to create a character without mastery access and achievements reset (= fresh start).

    possibility to complete maps as pacifist (you can lvl up quite well and explore but those hero points won't unlock without fighting).

    a personal story. not the thing called personal story but a story where you can actually decide things. thing that don't matter for the rest of the world. just for yourself.

    an explanation why sylvari have kitten when they aren't mammals.

  • A car horn/truck horn for the roller beetle =)

    Honk Honk

  • Tyncale.1629Tyncale.1629 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 8, 2020

    I would like Mini's to do something too, but I guess that would be a balancing nightmare. In Everquest they give small Buffs, that would be something. Maybe they could divide all the Mini's in like 15 groups, and then the mini's in the same group would all give the same Buff.

    For instance all Feline mini's would give +30 power or something, Drakes and other riverdwellers would give +30 Healing. This way people would switch mini's according to the situation/class.

    Then again, since the extra Buff would soon considered to be a "Must have that extra Power going", people would feel obliged to have a Feline Mini out, instead of their cute little panda. So never mind.

    I mean, other MMO's would dare do such an evil thing, but not Anet, nope.

  • Blude.6812Blude.6812 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Sensory deprivation glasses/headgear that can be worn and blocks everyone else's effects (accept for the bosses) so we could actually see.

  • Blueberry.8095Blueberry.8095 Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 8, 2020

    Housing!!!!!

    • Extended area in the home instance for players to have a customisable wall unit, that you can rearrange wall-paper/roof/light/door/furniture/etc...

    Home instance character display:

    • Have a character display area in the home instance. Player can choose up to 5 characters to display, and a 6th to rotate out if 1 of the 5 are in used.
    • May be have them walking around the instance to do random funny things like joining the cat fight, watering the garden, or cooking a decious meal by the kitchen, sweep the fallen leaves, play fetch with the dog, doing circus trick, etc....

    AFK fishing in the home instance:

    • Extended area in the home instance, be it pond or river, that you can afk fishing on it for mats. Can have a maximum period of time that you can fish from the pond weekly (daily would be a bit much and players will get burnt out for having too many dailies to juggle thru each day), perhaps a weekly progress bar to help with tracking (just like the wvw weekly pip system).

    A better friends system:

    • Make invisible mode truely invisible (if you know, you know).
    • Not just send, but be able to receive message during invisible mode, if the invisble sender sent the message 1st
    • Global message to friends.

    A better mail system:

    • Add outbox mail so I can check if I've sent to the correct person. Useful if the guild has a secret santa event so I can show a screenshot as a proof of sending.

    Setting:

    • Display players model/mount as stick figure/wisp to improve the FPS situation for players who experiences it.
    • Add a permenant tickbox for the option of displaying a catagory of daily always. Currently if you have a non-daily achivement bookmarked, the daily won't be listed on the screen unless you go to the hero panel to bookmark it, it'd be cool if you can permenantly bookmark the daily.

    Gem store wish list may be????

  • Jagblade.4627Jagblade.4627 Member ✭✭✭

    Thought of another one, but I'm unsure how many of these actually belong in the QOL request thread. Anyway, allow us to equip and use our gliders at ground level. What do I mean by this? Basically treat it as a movement animation pack similar to what Aion has. If I'm using the Forged Glider or Legion Jetpack for example, just let me use it to hover around at ground level. Even if it isn't faster than running it would look cool in my opinion. If someone wants to get around at ground level by pretending they're a Macy's parade float with the Infinirarium glider, let them do it. If some wants to drift around like a bad kite using the default glider, let them do it to.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jagblade.4627 said:
    Thought of another one, but I'm unsure how many of these actually belong in the QOL request thread. Anyway, allow us to equip and use our gliders at ground level. What do I mean by this? Basically treat it as a movement animation pack similar to what Aion has. If I'm using the Forged Glider or Legion Jetpack for example, just let me use it to hover around at ground level. Even if it isn't faster than running it would look cool in my opinion. If someone wants to get around at ground level by pretending they're a Macy's parade float with the Infinirarium glider, let them do it. If some wants to drift around like a bad kite using the default glider, let them do it to.

    Personally, I wouldn't want to see this. /shrug

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • anduriell.6280anduriell.6280 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If ranger feeds regulary ascended food to the pet, the pet grows up and stops being a juvenile.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @anduriell.6280 said:
    If ranger feeds regulary ascended food to the pet, the pet grows up and stops being a juvenile.

    Ugh. Then we'd have to deal with teen-agers!

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Hesione.9412Hesione.9412 Member ✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @anduriell.6280 said:
    If ranger feeds regulary ascended food to the pet, the pet grows up and stops being a juvenile.

    Ugh. Then we'd have to deal with teen-agers!

    That's okay, because if it dies we should be able to skin it. Maybe in competitive modes only.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Hesione.9412 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @anduriell.6280 said:
    If ranger feeds regulary ascended food to the pet, the pet grows up and stops being a juvenile.

    Ugh. Then we'd have to deal with teen-agers!

    That's okay, because if it dies we should be able to skin it. Maybe in competitive modes only.

    Would that I could skin my own teen-ager. Some days..... (sigh)

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Jagblade.4627Jagblade.4627 Member ✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Jagblade.4627 said:
    Thought of another one, but I'm unsure how many of these actually belong in the QOL request thread. Anyway, allow us to equip and use our gliders at ground level. What do I mean by this? Basically treat it as a movement animation pack similar to what Aion has. If I'm using the Forged Glider or Legion Jetpack for example, just let me use it to hover around at ground level. Even if it isn't faster than running it would look cool in my opinion. If someone wants to get around at ground level by pretending they're a Macy's parade float with the Infinirarium glider, let them do it. If some wants to drift around like a bad kite using the default glider, let them do it to.

    Personally, I wouldn't want to see this. /shrug

    May I ask why?

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Jagblade.4627 said:

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Jagblade.4627 said:
    Thought of another one, but I'm unsure how many of these actually belong in the QOL request thread. Anyway, allow us to equip and use our gliders at ground level. What do I mean by this? Basically treat it as a movement animation pack similar to what Aion has. If I'm using the Forged Glider or Legion Jetpack for example, just let me use it to hover around at ground level. Even if it isn't faster than running it would look cool in my opinion. If someone wants to get around at ground level by pretending they're a Macy's parade float with the Infinirarium glider, let them do it. If some wants to drift around like a bad kite using the default glider, let them do it to.

    Personally, I wouldn't want to see this. /shrug

    May I ask why?

    Scores of players looking like Macy's parade floats doesn't interest me. But, that's just one player's opinion. /shrug

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • A set of weapons (and maybe armor) designed by Shad M. Brooks of Shadiversity.

    A Yawn emote.

    A larger Guild cape.

    The ability to choose which character select screen AND music to use.

    I'd try to come up with more but I've to get to bed, work's going to be a kitten kitten up the kittening kitten kitten today.

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  • Astyrah.4015Astyrah.4015 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 9, 2020

    another pointless idea (because we have waypoints and mounts): public transportation. classic mmorpg feels. i enjoyed boat rides in ff11 and the airship rides in ragnarok online.

    we can have an underground subway in kaineng city if it's big enough in gw2's representation ( since kaineng is supposed to cover nearly 1/3 of cantha https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/File:Cantha_unexplored_map.jpg ).

  • Super Hayes.6890Super Hayes.6890 Member ✭✭✭✭

    In game window to display the forums while we play 😬

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  • Esterie.7409Esterie.7409 Member ✭✭✭

    Not necessarily a mechanic but more a UI feature I guess. Absolutely unnecessary and pie-in-the-sky, but I would LOVE if we could chose the order our characters appear on the character select screen, and increase how many are shown at a time. Include how it is now (by play order, a single row of 7 you can scroll through) as an option, but being able to see more than 7 characters at a time by having more rows would make me so happy. Also the ability to put them and "lock" them in a certain order; I would personally love to always have my main character first, then all my crafting toons always together, then WvW toons, etc. Instead of shuffling back and forth and back and forth between 40+ characters to find the one I want, I would know exactly the order they'd be in.

    It's such a niche problem, and I've managed 5+ years without this and I'm sure I'll SOMEHOW continue to manage without it, but it would be handy. For me at least. ;)

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  • @Super Hayes.6890 said:
    In game window to display the forums while we play 😬

    You're....you're a monster.

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