Here I am to make my semi-annual post about how this game could be so great! You know I only keep coming back because I want the game to succeed, right? Even after all this time, I won’t give up my tiny glimmer of hope…
Anyways, I won’t bore you with a list of my credentials and why you should care about my opinion. If you know me, then you know me. If you don’t - then nice to meet you! Instead, I’ll just get right into my suggestion this time around, and as usual, I’ll hope the devs read it!
What this game needs:
Armor. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a complex system, maybe just a couple slots! I’d love to see more, and accessories too, but I’m starting small and keeping my hopes simple.
To fix an enormous multitude of problems with combat, and give players more things to craft - and ultimately, break, and re-craft, as is the cycle of Boundless - as well as the always imperative “to look awesome” aspect!
Here comes the meat of the argument/suggestion.
Boundless needs more interesting combat - the combat feels janky the majority of the time, and there are some situations that you simply don’t have great tools to deal with (or, you do, but they feel really cheesy and unfun - ie: bomb pits, pillars, etc).
Armor is our solution.
Consider: If you could forge onto your body armor: Knockback resistance. How much less painful would it be to fight Wildstock if you could take their hits without flying around the universe?
Consider also: If you could forge effects into your gear to really customize your combat experience. There’s a lot of ways this can be done, and I could get into a loooong post of things we’d love to see as new Forging options… but there’s no reason to get so ambitious!
This also potentially gives us ways to introduce stronger, scarier monsters - since we’ll have a way to deal with them besides cheesing or just having massive health or talent point armor that doesn’t feel very effective at high levels.
Anyways, this post was probably already long enough to get my point across and I don’t feel like beating dead horses.
Please sound off in the comments - I know you want this, duh! But specifically, what is your wishlist for how this could be implemented? Do you want a full armor system, or maybe just a single “armor” slot that is the whole set, which can be tinted, etc?
How do you feel about armor? (editted for readability)