These suggestions are focused on style and ease of access when the player is outside the inventory and menus. There are about two suggestions that I would like implemented for style and easy access.
Suggestion 1. Gask Mask - Hotkey to equip.
Request With animations, I’d like it to be a mask the player pulls out of their jacket (just because there’s always a jacket). This one works on smarter play and easier navigation. This suggestion heavily would rely on the immersion factor.
Actions Hold key [X] (Consoles would use some combination and hold) and if a Gas Mask has been found, it is pulled out of the jacket (changeable) and overlays your head. This would be visible for you as you pull it over the FPS camera, but also visible for your teammates. The mask that applies over the character will either be the one last selected through menus.
There could be variation between equip times for animation speed as you move or hold still, but if that’s too much… Then I’d really just like a quick key for equipping the mask and the animations for doing so.
Suggestion 2. Quickslot item switch by Category - Automatic
Request Make it that most items switch after use in the quickslot menu by their category outside of the inventory system. This is just in terms of functionality, but can involve an animation of fumbling around when the action of switching items happens.
Actions Equip ‘Simple Medkits ’ and ‘flares ’. Mid-Battle, use up ‘Simple Medkits ’, the slot becomes empty (sound indicator plays), then gets refilled with any other Medkit available. Condition works only on consumable Medkits, not deployable. IF regular flare runs out, switch to any next throwable distraction - 1. Sticky flare 2. Firework.
This is a simple way to ensure you’ve had the most optimal available arsenal at times without having to fumble through the inventories. This can work more loosely on what items get equipped as for random chance or work more strictly and have a specific order for things that run out to replaced with specific items. When selecting Hotkey 4 in inventory, you could have a row appear above in descending order to what items fall in next after the main one runs out in the slot.
Thanks for reading this block of text.