So the stealth mod currently reduces your noise by 60% and reduces movement speed by 3%.
The mod also costs 3 points, which implies that it would be equal to shielding.
However, 60% footstep noise is enough when you walk or crouch but people can still hear you sprint. This is good and makes sense however it doesn’t justify the mod’s cost, especially with the movement loss as well.
My proposition is that the footstep noise is increased, while the Midi and Thermator noise is decreased. (footstep louder, building quieter). This is because digging is still quite loud even with 60% reduction.
I have several ideas for a more balanced stealth mod:
(Listed in order of what I think would be good)
- -50% Footstep Volume
- -100% Midi and Thermator Volume
- -10% Movement Speed
- -60% Footstep Volume
- -90% Midi and Thermator Volume
- -5% Movement Speed
- 2 Cost
- -70% Footstep, Midi and Thermator volume
- -15% Movement Speed
These are just my ideas to make the stealth mod viable as an option. They are based on the current pros and cons of the shield mod.
Let me know what you think on the topic!