One of the most popular features about Mortal Kombat is the ability to pull off a “fatality,” a “babalities,” a “animality” and a “friendship.” One feature that is underrated in MGS2 is the ability to collect dogtags.
Now, the question is for a first person shooter game – How do we embarrass someone else? Every day, that I play COD4, I come across a guy who’s intention is to embarrass me. Or a guy who talk a lot of smack to me. How do we take revenge? By killing him? Several times? As in death streaks?
How about something better? I was reading a thread at COD4Boards and I had an idea. When you kill someone, you should be able to pick up his dogtag!
For example, someone kills you after you’ve checked the room as a routine check. But a minute later, he shot you. You died. He was camping. A lot of people hate campers. You go back and find him, and killed him. What’s next? How about picking up his dogtag! And this dogtag isn’t just some callsign, its a real-live embossed card of your camper’s (or enemy’s) name. Once you’re finished with the match – others can see your dogtags once they hover over your name. As if you’re wearing it with pride.
But you can’t just pick up everyone’s dogtags, you need to have a certain kind of situation to be in with him. For example, if he killed you more than 3 times due to him being a dumb little camper – you take the dogtag. Or if you completed a challenge such as Collateral Damage, and one of the players you shot is a recurring killer of yours – you get the dogtag from him.
Similar to challenges, you can view your collected dogtags – to see or show you’ve killed a recurring player, or a famous player.