Lets say i have glock magazine and m9 magazine in my inventory, and some different kinds of 9mm ammo. I just want to reload my glock magazine. I have my hands free, press r, and it automatically tries to reload m9 mag. C’mon, i dont even have m9! And zombies are aproaching. It gets worse when you have only one type of ammo, it does not ask anything. In order to reload glock mag you have to press milion buttons and go throug inventory and glockmag menu, or you have to reload both mags, and then unload m9mag, wasting in-game time. And if you have ammo only for one mag, this option is impossible.
And it gets even worse when you have some kind of ammo that can be reloaded but cannot be unloaded, happened to me few days ago when battery changes arrived. Me wants to reload headlamp with new battery cell, i have one fresh in inventory. Press r. Game desides to reload all my 900 battery charges into empty heavy cell. GREAT, i dont have single tool thats compatible with heavy cells.
After a bit of searching, i foud there are two types of reload buttons:
-reload held item (standard-r)
-reload item (standard-undefined)
First one, if you have reloadable item in hands, it reloads compatible mag in inventory, and after second press it reloads the thing. Next press will start reloading things in your inventory, often without fucking asking.
Second option, much more controlable, it allways asks you what to reload. No matter what you have in hands, be it empty pistol, mag etc. But in some situations its too slow, for example fighting hordes in city with pneumatic rifle. You want to reload your held rifle very often, even hundrets times, picking up blots from ground or corpses. Pressing “reload item” button becomes tedious in this scenario, even if following my logic, its better than “reload held item” button (because of its stupid reload all items without asking mechanic after held item is full).
What could be changed? IMHO best solution would be:
-“reload held item” button works the same way when reloadable item in hands, but after that, IT SHOULD ASK WHAT TO RELOAD NEXT.
-change “reload item” button to “reload all” button. For thoose people who for some reason believe this option is needed/usefull.
TBH in few hundrets hours of gameplay i never wanted to be able to reload everything with one press. I allways carry something i dont want to be reloaded at this moment. And even if i want to reload everything its usually max 3 things, and i like to be remindeed during process what type and how many ammo i have left and i am usig right now etc.
Annyone agreeing that this kind of compromise would be more practical? If you have reloadable, empty item in hands game decides it will be reloaded first, but after that it asks. And there is still option “reload all mindlessly” for those who like it.
Likes and comments, and i will post github issue. If no one agrees, then its only my problem apparently and i will swallow my butthurt.