So I was exchanging ideas with a few friends on how to improve APB themes in general and came up with some pretty good ideas. I do know that this is most likely not going to happen anytime soon but I just wanted to share what we came up with.
The ability to have a symbol as sort of a "cover" for your themes. This might sound confusing so let me explain.
When inspecting someone or just pressing "J" on your keyboard, there is this awkward theme symbol next to the theme itself which could potentially act as a place to have a "cover" for your theme. Here's an example:
As you can see there is this awkward place next to the theme. So my suggestion is basically to just add the ability for players to create symbols and have them as "cover" symbols for their themes. This would make themes a lot more interesting and would add a lot more variety to them.
This one has been said countless times but we desperately need more instruments. I can't stress this enough. There have been countless times where I have been wanting to make a theme, only to realise that the original contains wind instruments (which aren't in the game btw - crazy, right?). Obviously you can kind of get around this by using other instruments and adding lowpass/delays on them but it just doesn't sound the same. My suggestion would be to add instrument packs on ARMAS (or, you know, free...), I know for a fact that I would pay for them and I know that a lot of others would too.
This is just my opinion don't pitchfork me thx