I don't mean to jump to the conclusion that StyLiS isn't reading suggestion posts, but in fairness it's difficult to tell whether they are or not.
Of course, you have to take into account that at the moment the Halloween update is being worked hard on, especially since half of the team abandoned Phantom Forces.
With this in mind, it has to be said that people may find themselves in the dark as to whether or not their suggestion has been acknowledged or not, so a little reply with a thumbs up or something nice is a little suggestion from me, to reassure people that their suggestion has been acknowledged.
To those of you who write suggestion posts, I urge you take the time to write up full statistics of the gun you are suggesting, and always remember to be patient about it.
While it could be a while before Stylis gets around to reading the suggestion posts, you'd be taking the weight off their shoulders of coming up with statistics as well as building the gun itself. Along with their real lives which like all of us, they need to enjoy.
Of course coming up with statistics can be difficult, and rather daunting.
However, a few things that you might find a bit of a help include:
Cross check real life evidence of the gun you're suggesting, this means checking multiple sources such as videos and the like, to make sure that the statistics you are thinking of are true to the gun.
Once you have a good idea of what the muzzle velocity, recoil, effective range, ect., you can go into Phantom Forces and compare guns already in the game similar to the one you are suggesting.
- Some examples are, if you are suggesting a revolver, look and test out other revolvers, and compare statistics to get an idea of which stats match closest to the gun your suggesting.
Make a word document, and write down the list of the advanced statistics in the same format as seen in Phantom Forces.
From there you can fill out your statistics.
Remember other details, such as fire-rate, ammunition conversions if you like, and small details that may not come up on advanced details.
Still don't quite understand? Well, in short, just have a look at videos and such of the gun you're suggesting in real life, compare their stats that you know of to similar guns already in Phantom Forces, and write out a list of those stats into a list that is exactly like the 'Advanced Statistics' list in Phantom Forces.
For your suggestion post, you can copy the complete list and paste it into your post.
(Don't forget to make sure it's a nice tidy list, and easy to read.)
I am sorry if this hasn't really helped you, but to be honest it's about the best advice I can give you if you want to make a good suggestion that is also more 'developer friendly'.
If you think about it, if you were a dev, wouldn't you be daunted at the thought of 20 or so suggestions for guns, but you'll need to build them all, and come up with statistics for 17 or so?
I'd rather not waste the time personally, and go at least start with the few that make my life a bit easier, and just copy the stats in that have been nicely premade.
(Of course I am not a developer, so apologies if I greatly undermine how difficult building guns can be.)
So anyway, I hope this post has helped you, and please, even if you don't suggest guns often, just remember that if you're ever thinking about doing so, it would (in my mind at least, sorry again if I undermine) be much easier for the devs to not worry about coming up with statistics.
As per normal, let me know what you think in the replies.