Optimization (lower resource demand ofc), coop bot ai and pvp map balance is quite important to get right (both from general feedback and what I believe is success factors). Adding feature x or y should have lower priority.
They would only need to remove clothes that gives camouflage in pvp or keep standard outfits visible to enemies in pvp. Creating a feature that optimize camouflage in all levels (with pvp) would be against their promise and reward players that grind for clothing. Just a reminder in case they read your suggestion.
CSGO like gamemode that nobody wants to play
Just 500k players each day.
Competitive can be amazing if polished and is an interesting long term investment -> If a large playerbase is the goal (and of course it is).
Push is also cool, and having free weekends is a brilliant marketing strategy as it gives new players a "get out of jail" card if not satisfied.
To solve OPs issue here is easy if NWI wants to make sure our dedicated friend here avoids the noobs: Create servers with minimum hours played / level requirements as done already in for example rainbow 6.
Seems a lot of good stuff is still in the workings and I would guess the community will both grow and hopefully get more tools/features in the in-game meny when the modding scene hopefully catches fire this year and popularity with it:
Read your posts today @Link , ambush announced for next year, you asked for it nearly a year ago ey - Still gotta play the patience game (wait for Sandstorm to be fully fleshed out).
Sinjar coming back with snow, still hoping for district, station, market, but its going the right direction!
"Reply to this topic anyway" - Would be interesting to hear what NWI was thinking about the modest success of Sandstorm and the reasons why. I mean opinions not flavoured by marketing strategies but an honest and critical introspect would be cool to read in hindsight.
The numbers are kinda underwhelming ey?
Hey, hope you remind NWI of this as well then:
Global leaderboards gets filled with only hackers in time, this is simple math. If you are playing legit your name will not stay on the leaderboards in the long run, and also leaderboards have the side effect of attracting more hackers. Anyone with insight into probability and hacking will be able to confirm this.