I though after reading all those agenda filled game improvement threads I would post one without any personal agenda except to improve the game. So here are my suggestions for IW
User selectable spawn points. Let’s face it IW have no clue how to pick appropriate spawn locations (hence the IW inspired thread). In addition if users could select their spawn locations it would eliminate the spawn trapping. Of course there would need to be restrictions like only on the ground level with minimum distances apart to ensure the points would be distributed throughout the map while not allowing players to spawn in highly advantageous vantage points. Of course the challenge would be to set up these appropriate restrictions but if these restrictions could be worked out it would correct a major flaw in the game.
New point streak mechanism in objective based games. Since many of the problems with objective based games are players kill whoring and not going for the objective, change the reward mechanism. Have a 2 tiered system where kills reward players with support streaks (which also help their team) and objectives (which are inherently high risk and hurt a player’s K/D) reward players with assault streaks that get them kills. Since I don’t actually play objective based games this would have
no impact on me but I think it would be beneficial to the game mode.
Brink back UAV as a 6 kill support streak only. The fact is UAVs are the quintessential support streak. Problem with UAVs in previous COD was the spamming. Make it a 6 point support streak and
since it would be a support streak only it would eliminates the spamming. To balance this “new” more effective support streak reduce OTG to 2 points. I think stats will prove OTG is not used by many because of the reduced effectiveness of satcoms and high cost of OTG. If you make them more effective it must also be balanced by a less expensive OTG.
Add noise to the thermal image. Incog does not effectively counter thermals. In fact there are articles on the web that show it is actually easier to see opponents through foliage in a black and
white rather than in color. So just making opponents grey does not actually counter thermals.
Brink back better aerial kill streaks and stinger missiles. I rarely see anyone using blind eye (yes I think the stats would prove it) which speaks volumes on the frequency and effectiveness of the current aerial kill streaks available. In addition they were fun to use and shoot down (yes I always carried a stinger in MW2).
Finally if you use ideas people post in the forum give them credit for it by either mentioning them in your credits or putting their names on building or billboards in the maps. I think it would be a nice touch as a thank you.