The Problem is that there are SOME things in there that people want to see, (like if a mission puts out one of these shorty BOff messages).
but there is way to much spam!
i don't care to see a fly by every time a friend logs off / on (if i want to see that i activate it inside the chat box!)
i don't care to see DOff Mission stuff in there...
i don't care to see all that Need of Greed spam
granted it's half as bad when there are no lockboxes around because the Quantity of loot is just way lower then... but since those aren't going away anymore i think something has to be done now.
ALSO in shooter mode there is still no way to press the need or greed button -> playing STF's in Shooter mode is just impractical because of that.
heck with how the community reacts on the forced need or greed setting in STF's i would just remove the whole system and change it to something like round robbing.
pressing the extra button all the time is annoying enough,
this fly by text stuff is annoying as hell
and if people start to b***h about someone pressing need all the time (or because you needed that one item they wanted but didn't get because they greeded it... *ugh*)
that all is just distracting from playing the game!
they could just expand the lootsystem that exists for common items (it is sepperated for each player) to all quality levels. Maybe not even make it visible to the other party members. And highlight those damn lootboxes!
and add the optinional bonus loot to the regular loot everybody gets.
It could be as simple as that.
Better yet: Items such as hypos and power cells aren't included in the need/ greed list.
So, since lockboxes tend to spawn, in my experience at least, far more than those things, how about avoiding making it appear there in the first place? I'd have no complaints with it if it at least only showed items that I would be interested in :p
Honestly, I would like to keep the On Screens Messages Disabled. Trying to play a Ground STF in Shooter mode is a royal pain because I have trouble seeing thru all onscreen message spam. At least make it something placeable in Rearrange HUD so it can positioned where its not a problem.