Why not simple enable name modification for crafted items ?
But don't you use a predefined list for the names of unis or rares? I suggested that if this were to become something, that to name it, we just choose from a similar list to the ones for unis and rares.
I though about a system of re-Crafting any Crafted item, changing the Quality for "Custom" or whatsoever. The thing is that this re-Craft would grant the Item a new name:
Of course, the game uses a selection pool when it comes to making names, selecting the first and last word/s, so we would not have "true" customized names.
Just as Uniques/Rares do. And would grant the Crafted Weapon a random bonus (I though 5%) in a random add that the Weapon/Gear already has.
I like the idea of increasing the max Craft cap (25 to 30%) with the right cost of FUEL, but only throught re-Crafting 30% would be achieved, and with a good roll.
So basically you could re-Craft and Crafted Item, which would change it's name for a different one, and add 5% to a random bonus of the Weapon (this is a fairly reason to re-Craft and burn your FUEL). So, for example, if I was going to re-Craft a Blue FAL it would be about 33% of chance of having 30% more range. It's interesting. A high FUEL price for the chance of having a very nice Craft bonus.
This would make Crafted Weapons so competitive as Uniques. The 5% plus a perfect Craft of a Sighted M107 Schem would grant 45% of range (15+25+5%). The Maintained Schems would grant 35% range, which is fairly good, or new Extended Schems for 40%...
About Gear, why not increase the gap, for only re-Crafted Ballistic Vests to 75%? It'll be the best gear for Raiding (not for defending because of the way better explosive resistence of Unis).
Making Crafted Weapons awesome as Unis for Rading is a BIG change. (Remember that I'm talking about PERFECT Crafts, so it isn't THAT easy to get them, though).
This change would affect the Raid economy. Do you think that it would be good? One thing I can say: I can't tell how these changes would the economy of the game at all!
The possibility of making "Custom" Items untradable is still on, making it not-so-drastic.
If a re-Craft isn't the best idea, maybe a Component that would grant those bonuses to a previously Crafted Item.
And not less important, a Crafted Item could be re-Crafted only ONCE. "I have a perfect FAL Craft and gonna re-Craft it! Yay! *sigh* it increased APS, I'll have to start over again".
...but more than crafting a purple and less than Infamous.
This is the way, though. But since Infamous are Crafted Items, they could get it so, it would be a possibility to have a different name and the bonus. "Big Ol' Boomstick" and "The Greater Sandman" seems nice to me xD.
Maybe Con is just satisfied how things go on atm on the game, but I still think that "Custom" items would be interesting for the game at all.
My final overview is that a new Quality for Crafted Weapons is something to explore into the game. Maybe what I said so far is bullsh*t and it isn't doable, but regardless of whatever argument, keep this idea.
EDIT: A new backgroud for "Custom" Items would be SO NICE!!
"Sandman is a lie" LOL heh
Edited by BlackBear, 25 October 2014 - 03:00 AM.