^ Rate 5 Stars! ^Post every time you open up this thread!!! If you like the ideas be sure to post more than once!
THE GEARS OF WAR 3 FAN IDEA LIST
Biggest, Best, and Most Bad Ass!
Welcome to the longest fan Idea List for a video game sequel ever made. This is a long, well thought out, organized list of popular ideas accepted by the average Gears Head. Many of these ideas I have thought of throughout the time spent playing gears 1 & 2, many more are ideas by other fans.
I realize Gears of War 3 is just a year away and I really hope it’s not too late to add some fan wanted ideas. There has been a 5 month delay, althought this is unfortunate this also slightly increases fan wanted content making it in so post away! I’ve been collecting these ideas for over a year now and now I wish I posted all of this earlier but now is better than never I suppose. Please post before and after reading!
None of us want credit for any idea if it gets put in the game. We are doing this because we want Gears of War 3 to be the best game ever! So please epic, read this ideas and claim them as your own!
It's your forum & your game after all, everything posted here belongs to you guys... We just want you to know what we want, since we're buying it.
POST YOUR IDEAS!!!
If they’re good they'll be added to the list!
(But seriously... this is now the official community ideas thread due to simburgur's thread's retirement. I fully understand if you want your idea(s) to have their own separate thread, but don't forget it post it in here too!)
This thread may be running out of room but if your idea is good (and hasn't been already said before) I grantee it will be added one way or another!
ALSO, after you post your idea(s) check back after a day or so and see if it I (or someone else) responded and if it got added! I try to post my thoughts on everyone's ideas, I can't guarantee I will reach every post but I really do try!
This ideas in list is separated into color-coded sections:
1) New Major Gameplay Feature Ideas
2) Host, Connection System, & Glitches
3) General Gameplay Ideas
4) Campaign in Gears 3
5) A.I. & Difficulty
6) Horde 2.0
7) Other Features outside of gameplay
8) Gametype Ideas
9) Character Model Customization <NEW!>
10) Execution & Dialog Ideas <NEW!>
11) Graphics & Details <NEW!>
12) Beast Mode Ideas <NEW!>
13) Map & Map Details Ideas <NEWEST!>
Things You May want to Know Before Reading:
* means this idea is probably unpopular but I still wanted to post it anyways for various reasons
** means it’s a joke
3) Sections that are in white mean this are confirmed information about Gears of War 3.
I try to include all confirmed info inside this thread, as well as sync ideas with confirmed info. However, some thing may not be up to date and I may be giving quick summaries of what is confirmed. Check this thread for the more up to date & explanatory list of confirmed info about Gears of War 3.
4) This thread is organized into sections within color coded sections (above). This list also includes pictures I made to help express/show the ideas. I apologize in advance if you find my photo shop skills to be rather crappy.
5) This is a list of ideas that are or I believe would be accepted by at least the average Gears head (Gears of War fan). Despite the huge number of my ideas that are in this list, believe me, many of my ideas have been shot down and been excluded from this list. (example) When writing up my ideas I would sometimes make sure people would like it by posting it in a forum where I would wait for people’s replies (like the example). Some ideas I did not do this because I believed many people will love this idea.
6) The most important thing you should probably know is that I planned on posting these ideas before Gears of War 3 was announced (4/12/10). Because of this most of the ideas, if not all, where written long ago and stowed away before the GoW3 trailers and whatever GoW3 info epic has already released came along. This means some ideas may not be synchronized with currently already confirmed Gears of War 3 info and what not and I’ll work on synchronizing them (such as changing them to work with what epic has already revealed, editing some to work better with something in a trailer, deleting some ideas that where already shown to be confirmed in the trailer, ect.)
The reason I posted this later than I wished was because things got in the way of me finishing it, such as: school, job, modern warfare 2, as well as a dumb false rumor I heard while half way through the list that Gears of War 2 was the last Gears game and GoW3 is never coming out so I realized I was wasting my time and stop working on it for a while. Now I can’t believe I believed such a thing.
7) Good to know expressions:
~ : approximately
FYI : For Your Information
IMO: In My Opinion
DBNO: Down But Not Out
ZOMG! WAAAY TOO MUCH TXT!
This idea list is huge. I understand if you don't want to read it all.
That's why I made this summary of the best Ideas in one post:
CLICK HERE FOR THE SUMMARY
This summary isn't really a summary of all the ideas, but actually just a post containing some of the 'best' ideas. If you liked the summary return here and read many other great ideas!
THE IDEAS IN THE SUMMARY ARN'T THE ONLY GOOD ONES!
If you are an Epic dev I suggest you do this read the summary due to you probably being very busy.THE REST OF THIS POST JUST TALKS OTHER INFO ABOUT THIS THREAD, SKIP DOWN TO NEXT POST TO SEE IDEAS.
Successful Influenced Ideas / 'Called it' listThese are Ideas that made it into the game!*
*Now, I do not and will not claim any Ideas in GoW3 as my own alone no matter how close they are to any ideas in this list. In this section I either mean our post have influenced some ideas in the game or Epic thought of the idea on their won and we just 'called' it (as in predicted it happening).
1) Gorgon Burst Pistol Shoots fully Automatic!
2) Armored Kantus! (New Locust Creatures Ideas Section, was called a Higher Rank Kantus)
3) Berserkers are Back!
4) Dedicated Servers!
5) Host Migration!
6) BETA test!
7) Customizable Multiplayer Skins (As well as trashball Cole! )
8) Ink Grenades don't beep & just go off instantly
9) Execution don't use ammo! Congrats FangRoadie
(There are probably 1 or 2 small details from here that are in that I haven't noticed)
REPLIES FROM EPIC ABOUT THIS THREAD:
HELP ME GET EPIC TO READ THIS
I have been emailing Flak and there are legal issues with them using fan ideas, or even reading them. How have they used fan ideas before?
Also, I got a bunch of stuff from them:
- The Full Hallow Comic Book
- Golden Hammerburst Code
Want to contribute to the list?
HERE ARE SOME THINGS I COULD CURRENTLY USE HELP WITH:
2) If someone wanted to come up with a good idea for the “new pistol” in the Loadouts section, please do so. There may be a lot of contest over this part so I’ll choose the one I find best. <WE GOT 2 IDEAS, MAKE MORE!>
4) Copy Paste this code into your signature:6) Help me get Epic’s Attention to check out this thread. <STILL NEEDED>HTML Code:[FONT="Impact"][CENTER][URL="http://gearsforums.epicgames.com/showthread.php?p=27249195#post27249195"][COLOR="Red"]★ The Gears of War 3 Idea List ★[/COLOR][/URL][/CENTER][/FONT]
7) Rate 5 stars!!
8) For those who read all/most of it I like reading what you thought about almost every idea, and if I could improve any of them.
9) POST! Keeping this thread alive is the biggest thing I could use from anybody. Post more than once! I don't really encourage simple "bumps" but post something everyday like something you thought of at school/work or comment on a idea you havn't comment on yet.
12) Join the Support Group!
10) And if nothing else, post your ideas!!
<NO LONGER NEEDED>:
1) If someone who likes the idea of the grappling gun wanted to make a concept art for it that would be awesome. No longer needed thanks to zzhobbit. Feel free to make another tho.
3) If you would like to, make some cool introduction picture for the very top.
No longer needed, thanks to Bri Bear. Feel free to make another tho.
11) Make a concept art picture of AdamFenix's Imulsion Based Revolver Crossbow.
No longer needed thanks to maurox.
Special Thanks To:
maurox950320 - Too many ideas to keep count of tons of pictures, as well as lots of support.
Davcats - Tac-Com flashing indicator idea plus more & lots of support [PLEASE UN-BAN HIM EPIC!]
FYFTheKid - biggest 1st supporter
E.Carmine - made the new Melee System idea as well as supported plus other ideas
John Matrix - vehicle camera view idea, brutal 1-2-3 punch, Horde 2.0 idea, Submarine map idea, other map ideas, team based logo weapon skin idea, dialog, much more
zzhobbit - Concept art for grappling gun as well as working on its idea, various other ideas
Harbinger Of Lives - co-op matchmaking idea
1BunnyTagerz - awesome supporter who made a DBNO fighting support thread
AdamFenix - battlefield gametype idea/Imulsion Based Revolver Crossbow + more
Terry Ticker - Ticker Bowling Gametype & Various other Ideas
J_Webb - boomshield melee idea
G E A R S III - Longshot Active Reloads picture
Machine Gun - Many ideas plus supporting
Acolyte - Supporter
ll Bahamian ll - additional host migration idea
GrubZ - Customization in private matches idea
DangIGotSawedAgain - Minor Tac-Com distance from teammates idea
Bri Bear - Cool introduction picture on top of thread
BoomSnot - Supporter
Tarheal - What's Up? Menu idea
Genuine - Game ends when entire enemy team quits Idea
docshakes101 - Wing'men' gametype
TANK828 - weapon pick up animation improvement ideas
Ceteris Paribus - char customization for lefties idea
newguy2543 - campaign AI ideas
7urtle - 4 grenades for all grenades & mic indicator above head when talking ideas
lord softhijs - no downing in mid air
skeps1s - ping numbers
Iamgreatatlife - berzerker assault gametype
Method Man - gold/copper theron guard armor added to character customization
GearHead92 - extinction game mode idea
Born 2 Saw - music idea
Guman - an colored based experience post system idea
Candlejack - Unreal Tournament weapon skins idea
bodyboard4life99 - Chainsaw visual idea
I Love U Jesus - quick mute button
RaveOnLufc - gametype idea
Note: If this first post starts to run out of room I'll have to remove what some of you did...10 Most Recent Updates:
11/9/10 - 11/9/10 Update
10/17/10 - 10/17/10 Update
10/7/10 - Multiplayer footage update
10/4/10 - Just updated the OP for the 5 month delay
9/29/10 - It's been a while ; maurox's customizable movements, Kdawwwg's meat shield from behind idea, JD aus GoW1 ram boomer type idea, John Matrix's Horde 2.0 map idea & more brutal 1-2-3 punch idea
9/7/10 - Scorcher not useless against boom shield, Chainsaw multiple enemies, John Matrix's vehicle camera angle idea
8/21/10 - maurox's map idea & execution idea
8/11/10 - 8/11/10 Update
7/18/10 - 7/18/10 Update
7/14/10 - Cryo Grenade, Sparks & Blood Details, flip mantle
Created thread 4/17/10