For the sake of how much @Joshua has been listening to the community, I wanna vent out a few thoughts on the area of "tags-or-no-tags"
- Survival or PvP? This is one of the major questions towards where the game is heading. Is it a survival or a straight up PvP game? We all know that it has some survival aspects to it, and history of Survival-with-PVP has shown that majority of the players will shoot-on-sight. This whole "hey-stranger-wanna-be-best-fwiends?" idea low key worked in kindergarten, but not in the wide-web 'o gaming. To sum it up; Player versus Player is definitely going to be a huge factor.
- Encourage PvP or not? Should the game itself encourage PvP or "force" players to co-operate by surviving? The entire experience when joining your first server for the first time would suggest so based on the surroundings, but the loot you find scavenged around might suggest otherwise. Glocks, AR-15, G36, UMP etc... None of which belongs in hunting. These are straight up millitary war weapons which encourages any player to "kill kill kill!"
- Tags or no Tags? My personal, humble opinion on the matter, and this Joshua knows; No tags. That's my first initial thought. However, I'm always 100% open for suggestions to change my mind on the subject. My initial thought and response on it is based of the-game-which-we-do-not-speak-of *cough*WarZ*cough!* which gave a bad after-taste in the mouth when it comes to tags over heads. But this doesn't mean there's no room for improvements or implement certain drawbacks to make it less overpowered. So by all means, I might just be surprised in a positive way. I talked about this in one of Joshua's streams, and he comforted my fragile little eSoul that there would be servers both with and without tags. On hindsight, this might look something like "Servers without Tags: 2/50" and "Servers with tags: 51/50". People will lean towards the easier option.
- Final Thoughts I'm just afraid that tags will make it too darn easy for campers and scummies to ruin the experience for everybody else. To the point where "you either join 'em or drop the game for good". Then again, I shouldn't base myself completely on "the-game-which-we-do-not-speak-of". I have 100% faith in Joshua's judgement and I am 100% for trial and error. This is, after all, a playground. // ChrisMarioTV