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Post Item Tiers for Rarity
Currently, players new to the game have very little idea on the value of drops and what items are better/worse than others. A way around this is to introduce item "tiers" (poor, common, uncommon, rare, etc.) with corresponding colors. These would serve to give new players (and casual gamers) a quick way to determine if what they got is any good or not while they are still learning the game.

An item tier would also create a market for rarer items. It might go a little ways to solving the lack of a low level market.

The Visual Equipment Screen Proposal shows an example of the benefits of an Item Rarity Tier.

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If you color code anything, can we have a color blind mode option implemented?

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I think this would be great, I've seen it implemented in many other games (most recently TorchLight 2) and I agree that it's often times helpful for determining the value of an item as a newbie.

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It's a great idea in theory, but just tiers does not solve the issue. Other games make this work because they have very specific equations to make sure that Rare > Uncommon > Common > Poor. SS does not have this, each items utility is determined by the build itself, there is not a specific gear list for each class targeting their primary attributes. A tier system in SS to work for anything more than "this item is more uncommon than that item" (which is a pretty useless function, to be honest), would require a major overhaul on most, if not all, the items in the game to fall into a tier system of "this item is better than that item". Which coincidentally is something I feel like everyone would like to avoid.


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Also, the majority of 'useful' loot in Star Sonata comes from a blueprint, rather than being actual loot you would find in a chest, requiring you to either set up extraction centers (owned galaxies between you and your team) or go out and farm something. For the average player and certainly for anyone trying to do a Let's Play, this isn't at all fun.

And that is also why you can't get a youtuber like the Yogscast or SeaNanners to do anything to this game. Because from day one you need to farm. Farming is not good to watch, farming is unpopular, farming has no action (or limited action). Olympus is farming at its core.



I think an overhaul really is needed, get off your lazy bums and do it.


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ELITE wrote:
If you color code anything, can we have a color blind mode option implemented?


This.

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Post Re: Item Tiers for Rarity
We need to be notified if the galaxy we're just entered is famous:

"You have discovered the famous Glass Matrix!"

and perhaps:

"There are unique ice based weapons rumored here!"

Rumors shouldn't always be accurate but tell you something can be found...
(hidden bases, uniques for sale, incredibly important missions, unique skills levels for this warp level... if you don't have them yet)

When you dock you could also see the list of unique items sold right away, since no one in their right minds will check the list of EVERY ai station in EVERY galaxy on the off chance there could be some oddball useful unique item there.

And of course, unique or very rare items (like some micro items exist out of micron, but are pretty darn rare) get their own special color. Or a ! at the end of the name.
"Micro very big laser!"

Galaxies should also on the map have a little symbol indicating you never docked at EVERY ai station there. It makes completitionists extremely happy. +1 EXP per new AI station discovered on top would be nice (-; but the point is for people not to go thru many super important galaxies without noticing.


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fickle wrote:
We need to be notified if the galaxy we're just entered is famous:

"You have discovered the famous Glass Matrix!"

and perhaps:

"There are unique ice based weapons rumored here!"

Rumors shouldn't always be accurate but tell you something can be found...
(hidden bases, uniques for sale, incredibly important missions, unique skills levels for this warp level... if you don't have them yet)

When you dock you could also see the list of unique items sold right away, since no one in their right minds will check the list of EVERY ai station in EVERY galaxy on the off chance there could be some oddball useful unique item there.

And of course, unique or very rare items (like some micro items exist out of micron, but are pretty darn rare) get their own special color. Or a ! at the end of the name.
"Micro very big laser!"

Galaxies should also on the map have a little symbol indicating you never docked at EVERY ai station there. It makes completitionists extremely happy. +1 EXP per new AI station discovered on top would be nice (-; but the point is for people not to go thru many super important galaxies without noticing.



That is actually an extremely good idea.


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Yeah, more secrets and hidden stuff for existing areas. I don't get why the hell does Jeff_L want exploration to be a significant factor of SS...if there is nothing to actually find....


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Max235 wrote:
Yeah, more secrets and hidden stuff for existing areas. I don't get why the hell does Jeff_L want exploration to be a significant factor of SS...if there is nothing to actually find....


There was a nice suggestion about random instances a while back. We could also have randomly distributed missions that are unique to each character/account (so you have to find them yourself).

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Update / ETA? :roll:

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heylo wrote:
Update / ETA? :roll:


been asking this my self


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Post Re: Item Tiers for Rarity
Is this still happening?

Seems like a cool addition to the game.


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Post Re: Item Tiers for Rarity
Highest voted suggestion on the suggestions page is a post from 2013 asking for colour coded items, still hasn't been implemented in 2016...

Should we just delete the suggestions tab of the forum by now?


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Post Re: Item Tiers for Rarity
Zeuss wrote:
Highest voted suggestion on the suggestions page is a post from 2013 asking for colour coded items, still hasn't been implemented in 2016...

Should we just delete the suggestions tab of the forum by now?


Yes.

Well. It works. But the problem was that the admins tallied up votes by the month. If Suggestion A was highest last month and Suggestion B got more overall votes counting this month, then ALL work stopped on Suggestion A and Suggestion B work started.

That's why I never ever voted or added new suggestions. Katy Perry's Hot and Cold song hits every nail on the head on why what happened was bad. Can't make up your damn mind.

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