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Feedback and Suggestions / Gameplay tweaks/improvements, new tools etc..
« on: February 27, 2013, 02:25:17 pm »

I bought a four pack so my friends and I could play as a whole crew and it has really been a great pleasure discovering this game and it's various mecanics so far.
It seems like Guns of Icarus Online is one of the rare games you get hooked on for months and I see a whole lot of potential in getting this game a lot more reputation to both the competitive/cooperative players on Steam.

As a crew, we discussed a lot about about the best loadouts to use, what tools to equip and so on... sadly I haven't played the older versions of GOIO so maybe some suggestions are redundant.

First, it seems as you are far better off with a crew full of Engineers and a Steerer than having any Gunners in your team. Each Engy picks a different Weapon perk and can shoot as good as any Gunner. On the other hand a gunner cannot fix a ship as well as an Engy does...

This can be solved by having more effective perks for Gunners than different damage types.
An Engy would then be limited to only one of these orientations.
These perks could be *+15% rotation angle for turrets* *+25% reload speed* *range finder telescope*
This would make it a real advantage to have someone dedicated to using weapons on board.

Maybe perks could be sorted between Active and Passive (turret rotation speed, reinforced hull perk for the steerer and so on..)

At the moment its annoying to leave a Turret to fix something and when you use it again, your ammo type has been reset. Maybe the last used ammo type could be automatically loaded when you are mounting a Turret?

You often find yourself stuck in small edges on the deck while rushing to some engine to fix or the forward turret, I think streamlining even more the ship's deck with clipping brushes that would seal off all the small objects you can ram into while running around would be great :)

It seems that damage feedbacks could be enhanced not to be more intrusive but to feel more precise. At the moment it feels really satisying to see you scored a hit while shooting and this could carry more information if the hit effects were different (piercing would produce puffs, shattering would make debris fall, explosions..well...)
Different sounds could be used to let players understand if the sail or the hull have been hit on his ship.

Overall, this game is awesome and it could use some more granularity in the player's loadout decisions, kind of like how you customize your weapon loadouts in TF2 to suit your playstyle.

Thank you for that game and sorry about any english mistakes, not a native speaker here.

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