i think a good portion of the things shown are a waste of time. we dont need gimmicky stuff like blood splatters and bullet holes. we really dont need a limited selection of stuff to tell cave stories either.
practical ones are a good idea. arrows, symbols that represent useful things in the game such as portals and machines, and even the glowing glyphs.
i dont see a point in the glowing planets, whats the point of having such a beautiful sky in the game and being able to see planets if youre instead just going to stare at some on the ceiling.
the only real use for them that i could see would be to make a map, and since we dont have actual constellations in the game that serve any sort of purpose, anything other than a ‘‘which planets can connect to which’’ use of them seems pretty pointless.
please dont get me wrong, i love to decorate things, i could show you my warframe account stuff or from vindictus and youd think i had an obsession, but Boundless isnt those games. Not only is it a different type of game, but its also very very young in comparison. I think that most of the players would agree that functional additions to the game would be more appreciated than stickers that serve no purpose other than to decorate the stuff we create that once created is often forgotten.
My personal opinion, would be that IF you were adamant about adding in stickers to the game, that they should be stickers we could place on our characters as well. At least in that way we get some form of real customization to our characters and they have a use beyond just ‘being there in case you decide to look at them’, as they would travel with you and could be used to help identify you or simply add your own unique personality to the very limited selection of characters we have available.
If you add something like this then you should give the playerbase a way to create custom stickers. Maybe each person can have ONE unique sticker per account that they can somehow design in the game. I know this would be a ton of programming and ui work but it could be both fun and very practical. Lets say that we wanted to use all of the stickers you have shown above, using them we could build maps on walls inside our compounds or houses that show who and what is where, and to identify that we could use the individuals sticker. They would need to be tradable i guess and locked behind beacon privileges.
For example, if I wanted to build a map showing where jeffs planetary travel center thing is relative to my build, i could have him give me one of his stickers then place that on my map/wall to show the direction and approximate distance.
For this though, we would need river, lake, pond, mountain, glacier, desert, and canyon stickers too.
As for the custom stickers, they could simply be combinations of stickers placed by the player to create a design on a template that then turns the design into a single sticker.
We might also need the ability to type out words and have them used as stickers as well, that way if i dont konw jeffro and have never met him due to conflicting play times but i do know he is the leader of that settlement i could simply type out his name and plaster that on the map in the respective area.
if we have the custom stickers, we could also use those to like, sign documents. Anything like this would be well out into the future, but it would be nice if there were ‘hiring’ and ‘procurement’ contracts that we could ‘write’ up in game and give to people.
Such as ‘Hire this player to farm 100 oort shards in exchange for 500 coin’ (by write up i mean check boxes in a predetermined format, and fill in numerical values) then sign it with our personal sticker. Once the contract is given to the hired player, they can go to work and once they finish their job the inventory and coin are automatically moved to the correct accounts and no further action is needed (meaning we dont have to meet up and trade). Perhaps even a kiosk to build if simply auto swapping the items isnt acceptable. The player could bring the signed contract to the kiosk and swap there.
im getting to far into suggestion and ideas i think, but as you can see id rather there be uses for the stickers than simply ‘to decorate things no one is going to look at’.