Customised Recycling

As part of the recycling system overhaul, I’ve added a plugin that allows the customisation of recyclable items and their output. For starters I’ve added the ability to recycle HQM down to metal frags, and metal frags down to scrap.

The exchange rate is 1,000 HQM will recycle down to approx 4,500 metal frags. The metal frags will then recycle down to approx 135 scrap. (Scrap is valuable and is like a second currency next to Reward Points.) This sounds expensive, but players who have had the foresight to set up quarries will often end up with a surplus of HQM and metal frags after they’ve built their base.

In addition, I’ve made changes to the /remove tool exhange rate so that now it won’t cost you anything to remove building blocks, and in fact you’ll get something back. (Admission: I always thought it worked that way, and I’m sure it used to, but at some point in the past it was changed to cost players more materials than they received. Now changed.)

I have also previously installed a plugin that lets you exchange scrap for reward points (RP) in any vending machine. In case you didn’t know, RP on GameKeeper servers always gets carried over to the next wipe. Ooh!

That means that right before a wipe you can scrap all your surplus materials and convert it into RP so you’re all ready for the next wipe. Given that you now get something back for using /remove to remove building blocks, you can now dismantle your base right before wipe, run it through the recycler to get scrap and then convert it all to RP at a vending machine. Muhahaha.

Is that cool or what? Yeah I know it is. See how I’m always thinking of you?

2 comments

WeCanMakeAReligionOutOfBoxes

I hope you can’t buy just about anything with RP then, I can see a lot of people that lacks self control to buy everything then get bored and leave until the next wipe.

It’s mostly blueprints for things, plus a couple of minor guns and ammo – a revolver and a semi I think – and some building things like metal window bars. I’ve been thinking about it all and I reckon more blueprints in the /s store is probably the best way to go.

In addition, I have some thoughts on raid protection plugins where RP will come in handy. I’ve found one where you can buy protection for your base at a price to reduce the risk of being offlined. (And I’m also considering blocking raiding at certain times of day.)