Raider Sprays/Emotes and Builder Personalization Objects--Game Longevity--Feedback
Tried the game for the first time in the open beta and loved it. However, the longevity of the game is really up in the air... since the game is completely player-made content, players will need incentives to continue to play and create content. That content needs to have personalization and player interaction.
Multiplayer games only last long term with player interaction, and right now there is no interaction between builders and raiders. This really needs to be addressed to have the game last more than a year.
As a Raider: I want some way to communicate with the builder if they watch my replay. I want to leave a spray on a wall saying "ez" or leave a spray like "not bad" after dying to a really clever trap. Maybe not specific phrases or words, but I can use some spray to communicate my feelings to the builder. It doesn't even have to e sprays per se, maybe an emote like sheathing my swords or giving a thumbs-up would work. Something fun that gives the illusion of player interaction, as player interaction will increase longevity.
As a builder: I want to leave more personalized objects that are not traps or decorations. I want to have a confetti ball above the secondary objective to congratulate players for getting to it--I want to place some street lights to change the lighting in certain rooms--I want to have a taunting imagery or hologram to try and get people to take secondary paths. Just additional objects that are not traps that I can use to show personalization in my builds.
The result of both together: when builders watch someone go through their base, they get the raider reacting to both the traps and base personalization, which makes watching replays and building bases more satisfactory, thus encouraging people to continue to play.