Yeah, I agree. Gameplay-wise, we have a lot. I have a hard time trying to come up with new ideas that are actually practical. I don’t even hear of many, actually.
Most ideas I hear involve changing how the game works or something extremely major (like adding a whole other faction), or making objectives that wouldn’t work in solo play—or at least work differently (like having multiple people do something simultaneously), or perks that aren’t stand-alone benefits and require you to bring certain stratagems in order to be useful (a perk that changes Rumbler shells to smoke rounds or something, I don’t know, lol), or stratagems that can reach futility (like something that makes you level up faster and is worthless to a rank 50).
Ideas that make sense (at least to me) in the game as it is and I can vividly imagine them being in the game and working well are quite few and far in between. I often end up discarding my own ideas for the same reason. I really like what Arrowhead did this past Liberty Day where they took ideas and elements that were already in the game and just recycled them for the most part.
Even bugs/glitches too really. I’m not even sure what bugs there really are left that need fixing. Glitches exist, but ones that actually hinder playing (e.g. off-map Survivors) seem to be so rare that they just end up adding humor.
I mean, yeah, we can pick up a Black Box without having to go one-handed if we use a specific setup and execute strict timing. We can drive out of bounds or over mountains if we’re actively trying to clip a corner and happen to succeed (those being an accident are very rare and even then it’s usually just a harmless “Wow” factor). We can have someone get taken away on a shuttle while the others have to call another one, and so on.
Every game is going to have glitches, but at least in Helldivers I think it’s very difficult to find ones that are actual problems as opposed to simply being possible.
But hey, bug fixes are always cool too.
@Universae Oh, haha, no I meant color-wise. I don’t even see the scratches on armor when I’m playing. I was actually expecting someone to make the classic and obvious suggestion, “Volcanic Armor + Cyborg Peacekeeper” which is why I had to specifically mention the Illuminate cape (and I don’t think the Ceremonial armor looks that good with it). Plus, my point isn’t that nothing works.