disclaimer : i am not a free thinker, this is pretty much a point stolen directly from sovietwomble’s dayz hard ANAL
disclaimer 2 : ik u4 is on pause rn but like i just was thinking abt this so like why not share it
from browsing this forum it has become apparent that everyone expects 4 to be a perfect game, yet they want it to be perfect in very different ways. ask most people what they’d want from it and they’d probably give a very vague answer along the lines of “more survival based!!!”, which itself could mean something completely different to different people.
the thing with 3.0 is that it accommodates many different playstyles such as :
-vanilla/early curated survival
-post-elver curated maps
-semi-vanilla/modded (plugins n shit)
->whatever the hell that one warzone server is??
-modding/mapping (there’s ppl that exclusively do these lmao nerds)
-people who dont play the game (but still discuss it very passionately)
-others that i cant think of rn
and people dont seem to want to understand that a sandbox game does (and should) accommodate as much playstyles as possible. e.g with the recent PVP changes i saw many people cheering abt how the PVP tryhards are so stupid for complaining about it but like bruh they should have a right to enjoy the game in their own way too no?? unturned dosen’t really have a “correct” way to be played anymore (not until official servers lolololo), theres way more modded/rocket servers than vanilla stuff like SOD.
so like whats the solution to this?? wtf should unturned 4 be?? as a very unbiased map maker/modder i believe 4.0 would be best created as a pure sandbox. allow the community to make shit and then play on it. like idk maybe a basic survival gamemode but make it so moddable that u could turn it into like no man’s sky or smth idk. tbh now that im writing this i got a flashback to when nelson said that modding tools would kinda be more of a priority than they were in 3, so perhaps this video essay is arguing for something that’s already gonna happen which means you just wasted 3 minutes reading this L