So it's not uncommon in real life for a military to commission or design an entire system of weapons based around one weapon platform, either so that all of the parts are interchangeable, so that the guns can all use the same ammunition, or to make it easier to train soldiers. For example, we can see this in how the Russian military currently uses mostly guns based around the AK, which RP mimicked with the N-TEC and N-SSW. RP also did the same thing with the VAS series as well, which has three guns (though as an aside, can we please get a AK-74-u remesh of the C2? PLEASE?!)
I think that it would be fitting, since the STAR is the standard issue weapon for enforcers and criminals, if Somatic designed a weapon system based around the STAR. Wouldn't it make sense, since the STAR is theoretically the most common gun in San Paro, to have a whole weapon system based around it? And lore aside, I like the STAR and STAR LCR because they're both designed for an player who is patient; whereas so many other guns are based around throwing as much lead down range as possible, the STAR series is for the calm and collected player who knows that precision is often the best tool for the job.
*EDIT* I now understand that the LCR is supposedly OP with CJ3, this is easily fixed however by selling the LCR in two-open-slot variants pre-modded with IR3 and CJ2 (basically just freeing up the non-red slots in the LCR PR2 and Old Glory.)
First, I propose that the STAR LCR be permanently re-implemented into the game with a different mesh, so as to allow the gun to be part of the meta whilst still keeping the old version exclusive. Note that I wouldn't overly mind the old mesh being for sale, but I think it would be overall better if a new mesh was made. I also think it's essential to make all versions of the LCR, both old and new, have 3 open slots. Let's be honest, the LCR isn't OP and nobody likes pre-modded guns, it wouldn't hurt to make all LCRs have 3 slots. A few suggestions for the design of the new LCR are below, though you'll find that there are many interesting variants of the G36 and it's easy to find inspiration (I'm assuming everyone knows that the STAR is based on the real G36.)
Second, I think that a STAR carbine modified for CQC would be fantastic. I know, the STAR is already good in close-quarters, but I think that a CQC version would be awesome.
Third, I think that a support weapon, or LMG would be an good addition to the STAR series. It would basically be a STAR with better accuracy and a larger magazine in exchange for slower movement and handling speed.
Questions or comments are greatly appreciated, as are flames, but to a lesser extent.
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Edited by Kewlin, 21 February 2016 - 11:03 AM.