First of all this thread is about changes I would make in S4 League and I'm ignoring lag, connection and bug issues. Second ( Heiliger ) if there are some suspicious links these are just png files that probably just dont show up (https://imgur.com/a/Yl8k96V). So if you can't see the Images please let me know. This forum is kinda hard to figure out and I'm trying to fix it as soon as I come to (example: when I'm logged in I see the Images but if I'm not I can't see them). And I forgot the third point so lets start with
This is probably the most important point because this is actually the first Impression about the game. S4 League is a futuristic anime TPS "e-Sport" game. I am not sure if aeriagames/gamigo actually know how important a good looking UI (or GUI) based on the game is. The current UI isn't representing the game in my opinion. It's... well... I don't think it got many positive feedback. I don't see the futuristic part in the UI at all.
And to give a really simple example: Would you buy for yourself a Shirt that doesn't fit your taste? You wouldn't.
So why should new players stick with a game that 1. can't represent for what it stands for and 2. doesn't leave a good first impression.
That would be the first thing that I would work on.
There are many different modes in S4 League and yeah some don't really get played. So why are these modes still in the game? No one really touches Warfare or Arena. Warfare is just usefull because of the mission. That is the only purpose it has. Arena has no purpose at all. And no. When no one plays a certain mode it loses ist purpose. It is like having a washing machine but never washing my clothes with it. Wouldn't make sence to have the washing machine.
No I'm not gonna talk about excisting maps that are not in the game or new maps. It is also not about changing maps. It is more like how the maps are getting handled. This means on that and that day you can choose between that and that map (Random excluded).
TD: Station-3 and Tunnel are chooseable and the other maps are not.
DM: Neden 2 and Circle are chooseable and the other maps are not.
TD: Station-2 and Old School are chooseable and the other maps are not.
DM: Bio Lab and Square are chooseable and the other maps are not.
and so on...
If the maps are getting handled like this every map is getting played and yeah I know for the most of you this is something you probably wouldn't agree on. But having more variety in the game is for me something positive.
Most of you already know that I'm completely for the PEN stats limit. So AP/FP items, enchants, Esper Chips and Unique Skills should get kicked out. Also weapons that are clearly broken are getting removed until they got fixed. Not to hype up the competition part of the game, but to make the gameplay at all slower, more teambased and of course more beginner friendly. Having a unfair stats model and a very fast gameplay isn't really helping to get new players. It actually makes the game totally frustrating and I wouldn't touch the game a 2nd time if I would be in this position.
Yeah this would be something like a Clanmark and can be optained exactly like the permanent parts in missions. So you obtain a little logo beside the clanmark and choose whatever logo you want if you achieved more titles like "lose 1000 games" you get "insert Name here" title. Could also be a way for a additional level system if you already reached lvl80. So you still "lvl up" but you just gain a title and the higher you get the title changes (but not changeable ofc). On the other hand pretty senceless because with more levels the rank logo would change anyway.
Thingy behind Name in Lobby
I don't know how it is called. The thing you obtain with these "cards" when you get all parts of a set + weapon (hopefully everyone knows what I'm talking about xD). This is nothing new but I would get rid of the "cards" at all and make these otherwise obtainable (and ofc no additional stats in game). I would make different ones for different event days like Halloween, Christmas, etc. and you get those when you fullfill some event task.
Well and that's it. I haven't taken everything in the game in consideration I know, but for like Tutorial I would have to make a own thread I guess.
Sorry for my english.