Alrighty, we all love our devs to death and trust them implicitly to do everything we ask them to do as soon as we ask, to the letter.[/sarcasm]
Now, while I'm not a dev hater, I just know that expecting them to put any additional stuff in and not just fix any overly reported bugs is a bit naive.
Some of you have noticed odd glitches in MP where parts of the screen towards the top and bottom areas of the screen waver oddly whenever you minimize the game and pull it back up (this is due to something completely different, but it proves my point). I'm dead sure that this is the helmet and all that the devs did to it was run some kind of script to render it transparent.
So, I propose that we do what we aren't expecting the devs to do ourselves and put the helmet and iron sights BACK (yes, I'm convinced they were in there originally) into multiplayer. This will not be easy as it would require ALOT of gleaning through reams of code (any UE file can be opened in Notepad for easy viewing and searching, but there's a ton of code to go through), but it could potentially be VERY rewarding as it would allow us to fix one of the biggest non-technical flaws in the MP part of the game.
What I need to pull this off however are a couple people who are skilled at C++ (the language the whole engine was written in. I know a little, but I'm no pro) and are willing to spend at least a fair amount of time working on this project (we're not talking huge amounts of time, but it might put a crimp on our gaming time
). We would also need a number of people willing to test this and later possibly hosting so as to distribute the files.
The other thing is iron sights: they are sorely lacking in MP and many would agree that we need them back (yes, I said back again intentionally). I'm pretty sure they were just commented out or something but as I've already stated it will take alot of going through code to find it.
Now for the legal stuff: EDIT: I've read through and it pretty much says that as long as I e-mail LA what I plan to do I'm in the clear. But this isn't taking lawyers into account so you never know...
Finally, the fact that the ironsights might be taken as a hack: I say if you're not involved enough to find this kind of mod then you didn't really need it in the first place now did you?
So feel free to post comments/questions/suggestions/offers to help/etc...