When you “sell” Purple & Orange weapons you should receive 15% of the Plasteel/Diamantine needed to upgrade this weapon from Gray to its current level (Purple/Orange) the same way you get roughly 15% ordo dockets back when selling an item.
Note that the ~15% refund for offering your weapon to the inquisition should scale with item level (same way crafting cost scales with item level)
1) It further incentivize players to craft weapons knowing that even if the weapon ends up bad (RNG Gods are testing you) you will get some of your materials back.
2) If you successfully complete a heresy / damnation mission the emperor’s reward is now worth something (materials) even if you have better weapons in your arsenal.
3) It doesn’t inflate the economy; If you think about it, a 380-basic-modifiers fully upgraded weapon from Gray to Orange is worth around 1350 plasteel (150+200+400+600), less if it’s not a 380 weapon. Therefore, 15% of 1350 is 202 plasteel. Consider it a small boon for clearing Damnation or a small refund for not rolling your dream weapon.
4) Incentivize players to clear their inventories; Right now if a weapon “could” be useful in a future update you have reasons to keep it. It’s probably better for QoL of players and Fatshark alike to have accounts that don’t keep hundreds of weapons in their inventories
I know a few fellows might jump in to say “this is not lore-accurate”.
Hear me out! What if you are not “selling” your weapons, so to speak, but instead you are “donating” them to the inquisition.
After all we live in difficult times and every single weapon needs to reach the hands of a faithful. Hoarding weapons in one’s inventory is HERESY!!
oh man… I feel you…
I have a huge stash of orange weapons that “could” be good in a future update if they change something with blessings / crafting
…and then I have a graveyard of purple/orange weapons that are bad but I just can’t convince myself to sell for useless ordo dockets
now before someone jumps in to say “ha! You want this change so you can sell your items for materials” let me tell you that I’d be down having all my weapons worth nothing if it means this suggestion goes through and gets implemented.
Why? Because I know if I stash hundreds of purples/oranges there must be hundreds of people like me doing the exact same thing. I’m your average Joe after all