New Scav Idea – Cell Phone

1 : Anonymous2021/10/04 17:07 ID: q19tpd

Just last week someone posted an idea about loading in a scav and sometime being able to be a bodyguard for a scav boss. It got my mind running. Please don't publicly slaughter me, it's just a working idea and nothing is concrete for it.

I run scav raids religiously. PMC's recently got a compass slot. I think it's cool. It made me think.. what if scavs were to receive an extra slot? In this slot could be a really really shitty cell phone. Like a cracked screen, old Nokia type phone. And depending on your scav karma and random chance, Fence would send you a text sometimes or a little call and give you some intel, but not every single scav raid. Maybe some places you get better reception than other places on a map too. Things that would pop up on your phone would be like:

-If you could get some in-raid quests, looking for a specific item that when you turn into Fence it gives you extra Rubels and more scav karma, something along those lines. An example would be like getting a text to look for an item, lets say a green battery, and if you extract and sell it to Fence, very good things will come out of it.

-Letting you know a PMC has been camping somewhere for a while or just being stagnant in one area or how many PMC's are left in the raid

-Maybe things like telling you in the vicinity where there's some expensive loot leftover in a raid like an FP 100 filter, GPU's, etc...

-Maybe like unlooted dead PMC's or scav bosses and body guards.

-Another in-game quest like asking you to provide more protection for a scav boss, promising you won't get attacked by them when you approach. If you make it the whole time to the end of the raid and they survive, you get some real good stuff.

To me, I think this would be SOOOO fun. Anything to make a scav raid more fun would be a benefit for me and I'm sure some of you would like it. Anyways.. good luck raiding cheeki breekis,

2 : Anonymous2021/10/04 18:11 ID: hfdoqb0

Only if Skier sometimes sends you unsolicited dick pics

ID: hfdv582

Lower your scav rep the more d-pics Skier sends. At negative you get directions to find a bag that has shit in it, the shit is a quest item that does nothing so you can’t even monetize it

ID: hfeazvf

That's nice, but Prapor is my daddy

ID: hfdv6w9


ID: hfe1mde

Sorry those only come from Prapor

ID: hfe8pyo

"Hey there, soldier! I need a favor..."

ID: hfdvo0q

( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

ID: hfejnxj

Chumming am I right fellas?

ID: hfek2hl

It unlocks the new Docking quest

ID: hff10rb

What do you mean "unsolicited"?

3 : Anonymous2021/10/04 17:16 ID: hfdfuc4

good idea bro !

4 : Anonymous2021/10/04 19:40 ID: hfe342j

This would be a pretty cool idea, and you could make it tie into the invisible sniper scavs on the map borders, like the sniper at the customs train could text all the scavs like “stronghold not looted, or, movement 5 mins ago” and they would only be able to give intel according to the area they can see, but this would be like at very high scav karma since they are never playable and never seen (so it’s like they’re important)

ID: hff0r42

That could tie in to the tagged and cursed status too, tbh. If theres a tagged/cursed player, pscavs could get a text or something

5 : Anonymous2021/10/04 17:19 ID: hfdg67x

Interesting idea but I don’t like some of the “perks” of your idea for scav players . I think something like this would be cool for a pmc as well for in raid random quests. But I don’t like the idea of scavs getting phone calls about where loot is or where players are.

ID: hfdkz0b

I think it's fine. by the time playerscavs are spawning, most PMCs would be gone and it would be a general direction only - not like scavs are a big threat as a PMC anyway. and again, scavs are spawning in late when most loot is already gone.

ID: hfe3wxj

The time pscavs spawn most pmcs are gone? Me spawning in at reserve at 43 minutes would say otherwise

ID: hfdl57w

Let me put it to you this way. If this was going to be a thing I’d rather them focus game development efforts elsewhere

6 : Anonymous2021/10/04 19:30 ID: hfe1fon

A work in progress but I love the idea! Definitely the first thing. Maybe the camping PMC… what I would like to see is a texted pic of bad scavs and what they’re wearing. Like a hit on the bad scav karma bois. Love the ideas tho.

ID: hfe5z3b

Why should camping PMCs be punished?

ID: hfebhai

Camper spotted

7 : Anonymous2021/10/04 18:22 ID: hfdqfii

Hell yea give player scavs more to do and unique gameplay mechanics. That way it'll hopefully incentevize more player scaving and unique gameplay and stories for every raid!

8 : Anonymous2021/10/04 18:36 ID: hfdso7l

what if it let u text all other player scavs in this raid?

that could make for really interesting gameplay

scavs passing intel on pmcs and ganging up on them, bartering with other scavs in the map, summoning all brothers to chug some vodka in the looted marked room - all while leaving u exposed when typing or reading

ID: hfe307u

This would be insanely cool but would totally change how people play scav, which I don’t know if it’s good or bad as they are first intended to be a way to make money and play if your wallet is empty.

9 : Anonymous2021/10/04 18:56 ID: hfdvzau

This! I like this!

10 : Anonymous2021/10/04 17:58 ID: hfdmjaz

Anything that gives a direct leg up on another player, such as knowing things they don’t, will be met with major backlash if it’s out of the players control. Phone texts would be out of the players control and therefore unwelcome to a lot of players.

I think a nice middle ground would be to give small invisible bonuses for grouping up as a scav, or even the same as a PMC.

If within ___ distance of another scav, the longer you work together your stress skill improves slightly.

If you’re within a certain distance of a boss, your scav karma increases slightly every minute.

For every 10 PMC kills, have fence give a small gift for your efforts. If you kill another scav, this number resets.

Or for PMC;

If you and another (non-teammate) PMC wave at each other, give each player a stress reduction for a short time.

If you get shot at but it’s a miss, increase sprint speed slightly for a small time to accommodate for adrenaline.

Let us cook grenades, risk/reward feature and realistic enough.

Something that incentivizes new gameplay approaches without providing an advantage.

ID: hfdvcvu

i like a lot of this! great ideas!

ID: hfdzarc

except cooking grenades. gives me ptsd from bo2.

11 : Anonymous2021/10/04 19:53 ID: hfe5bbx

Great idea!

12 : Anonymous2021/10/04 19:55 ID: hfe5mpu

Scav burner phone DLC

13 : Anonymous2021/10/04 19:59 ID: hfe6bft

Down for the ingame quests & anti camp, but against the telling you in the vicinity of where there's good loot like GPU.

14 : Anonymous2021/10/04 21:12 ID: hfei8bl

I really like this idea I think would be cool hopefully they add things like this would kinda fit with the air drops they have planned just something to add a little more depth to the game.

15 : Anonymous2021/10/04 21:40 ID: hfemtxk

Suddenly someone call while a 5-man pass near you: “Hey niko, lets go bowling!”

16 : Anonymous2021/10/04 18:49 ID: hfduvba

I was just thinking it would be cool if there was a way to tell where pmcs had died or where there hadn’t been much looting as a scav. This would be great

ID: hfe379p

This would be abusing the scav, feels like too much imo

ID: hfe5h2s

Yeah, I like the cellphone with tips better

17 : Anonymous2021/10/04 19:07 ID: hfdxpjq

Making playerscavs even easier sounds like such a good idea!

18 : Anonymous2021/10/04 20:27 ID: hfeavkw

Meh rather not. The whole point of a scav is to scavenge whatever loot you can find. Giving you a free locater really dumbs scav raids down and ruins the game. Not to mention the uav capability you mentioned is one of the worst ideas ive heard

19 : Anonymous2021/10/04 23:04 ID: hfey8mj

We’re you high when you came up with this? It’s an amazing concept and the kind of well constructed yet outrageous request I would make when high

20 : Anonymous2021/10/04 20:06 ID: hfe7ezs

Scav group chat could be hilarious

21 : Anonymous2021/10/04 20:15 ID: hfe8z7e

A SAT phone maybe, which most scavs wouldn't have anyway, but for cell phones to work they need cell towers and there's no way cell towers are still working in EFT. Maybe in places outside the fighting, so open world?

As for what it would accomplish, don't need a cell for a lot of it and it'll all fall under the SCAV life DLC that's planned. So we won't see it for years, and years.

22 : Anonymous2021/10/04 20:46 ID: hfedzqk

Has any suggestions on reddit have been implemented by the creators?

23 : Anonymous2021/10/04 21:24 ID: hfek9hi

PMC compass slot been around for awhile

24 : Anonymous2021/10/04 21:26 ID: hfekg92

Something like this would be bad ass.

25 : Anonymous2021/10/04 21:33 ID: hfelo6a

Thought the old nokia phones were indestructible

26 : Anonymous2021/10/04 21:39 ID: hfemk9v

Implying an old Nokia could ever have a cracked screen lmaoo, those things are indestructible!

All jokes aside, pretty neat idea

27 : Anonymous2021/10/04 23:40 ID: hff2gkt

Maybe an idea where player scavs can “communicate” with each other by texting on the phones. Maybe to balance you’d have to find batteries or charges around the map to keep the phone charged or something.

28 : Anonymous2021/10/04 23:46 ID: hff36u7

I treat scav runs as senseless killing sprees shoot anything that moves

29 : Anonymous2021/10/04 18:02 ID: hfdnam2

I run scav raids religiously

Play the real game sometime perhaps

ID: hfdogdc

Is a portion of the game integrated by the company making the game somehow NOT a real part of the game?

I'd love to hear your logic with that moronic statement.

31 : Anonymous2021/10/04 20:14 ID: hfe8u9g

Mini quests given at the beginning of a scav raid is what all that fluff text boils down to.


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