(This post has been edited a ton at this point, I will keep the old post under a long ___ line, the most important to read is the section above this line, rest will be kept if anyone wants to read it.)
Why This Post Was Made
I do not like scopes, and that something like a scope can be such a decider on wether I like a weapon or not, even if all the other stats on it are amazing, is really just frustrating.
Whereas all other parts just give various statbonuses, scopes change the way a weapon is used, and in my case severely makes my enjoyment in using the weapon suffer.
Having to farm for a new weapon just because I do not enjoy using scopes is really just a huge downer.
And so, please let us remove scopes, in the below quote box I have listed three options in varying degrees of awesomeness, no matter which option you choose to do, it would make me very happy. Choosing a better option just makes me even happier.
First option: Allow removal of scopes on weapons that can naturally drop without one. If doing this leaves you with nothing to aim with, though I’m pretty sure they still have iron sights, but if not then allow replacing the scope with iron sights on compatible weapons, an example of this is the SkekSil.
Second Option: Allow changing between all the different scope/sight options that all weapons can naturally drop with. Wether or not the stats change would depend on if the sights/scopes have different stats, or if they are all the same. And also on you, ultimately your decision if stats will change. Would be a cool little bonus though.
Third Option: And also the best one, practically me just dreaming, just know I will love you even more if this one gets picked. Allow changing to any sight or scope on any weapon, including ones that do not naturally spawn with them, with limits, all is described below.
To further explain my thinking in the third option, I’m going to use SkekSil as an example.
I know SkekSil can drop with and without Scope, I don’t know about RDS/Holosight but lets, for the sake of explaining, pretend that the SkekSil can not drop with RDS/Holosight, only scope or Iron Sight. Seeing as it can drop with a scope, it already has the rail, so possibility to attach RDS and Holosights is already on the weapon so wouldn’t need much, if any, changes to its model, or the rails model. Now, even if SkekSil already can drop with RDS/Holosight, just apply this logic to other weapons instead, within limits.
This limit being for weapons that are unique in appearance, and have their own unique sight/scope style, most, if not all Rocket Launchers have unique scopes/sights, so these are not included in the pool of weapons to get the treatment explained above. You would instead be able to switch between the scopes they can naturally drop with.
Same goes for weapons with a unique appearance where RDS/Holosights would just look stupid. Example for this would be The Lob, and the weapons that share its appearance(?). These are more unique in overall appearance and the sight it can spawn with can’t be seen on any other weapons afaik. This goes for all weapons with these more unique appearances.
Basically, if a Holosight/Red Dot Sight could be fitted onto the weapon without it looking stupid, and tons of remodeling work, then its included.
Sniper Rifles would be nice if it got some treatment for removing scopes on them, by either designing red dot sights,holosights and/or Iron Sights unique to snipers, so you can play with Sniper Rifles without the Sniper Scope.
That would just be a bonus though, figured I would at least mention it, just to have it on the table, what you do with it is entirely up to you.
FOLLOWING IS TEXT THAT I COULD REMOVE, IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE READ, ITS KEPT IN FOR THE CURIOUS.
TL;DR: Allow us to remove scopes on weapons so we can just use iron sights, would love you forever if you also make it possible to do this on sniper rifles. If weapon already supports it, also allow switching putting on Holosights and Red Dot Sights and we’ll be buds, or anything you want for life. Snipers are not entirely necessary, I will just not use them, but I would, again, love you forever. Even if only iron sights for snipers, though possiblity for the other two would be appreciated.
As an extra bonus that would extremely welcomed, allow us to adjust the zoom level by ourselves, no zoom at all, just move the weapon to the proper position for shooting that type of weapon? 1.2x zoom? 0.5x zoom? whatever we want, but capped to whatever that particular scopes zoom level is currently. As an example, if you drop a Sniper rifle with 8.0x Zoom, then 8.0x Zoom is max you can go on that sniper. Also, maybe sniper would still be required to have a minimum zoom if using sniper scope, only able to go lower if you decide to include being able to put red dot/holo/iron sights on them…
There were rumors that we’d be able to change out parts of weapons, but I don’t remember seeing anything that suggests it to be true, other than the fact that we can inspect parts and see their stats.
Now, I would of course absolutely LOVE this, especially so if there are many parts, with different grades from white to orange and uniques with more unique effects to farm for, and of course in any new rarities that come out, if any. (Was Pearlescent weapons in BL2 from the beginning? I can’t remember lol.)
Not to mention it would be fun to farm for parts to make your favourite weapons look the way you want them to, especially so if there’s unique parts with very different appearance!
With my rambling about something I’d love in addition all taken care of…
There are ways to remove scopes already, even on snipers, though for one, there’s nothing left on top if you do, as in, no iron sights or anything to help with aiming, even if you could, because yes, removing scope disables aiming down sights completely, right click does nothing.
I would however love an easier, more official way to do so, it would be cleaner and possibly also better depending on how its implemented.
Wether this removes stats or something I honestly don’t care about, if I can remove scopes on all weapons I’d have many more weapon options that I’d enjoy using.
Though if other sights have stats already then just use those lol. While I so badly want this feature that I’d intentionally gimp my character, if the other sights have stats as well I see no point removing the stats just because the player decided to remove scope.