I've seen a few threads about this, but I haven't seen any with my ideas exactly.
There should be a way of repairing equipment with the same piece of equipment(same material and type of equipment). Basicly, I want to be able to combine two pickaxes that are half used up into a brand new pickaxe. Combining two of the same type of equipment, but with different materials could be less effective or impossible. If there are skill levels later on, they could effect how well you are able to combine equipment. I got this idea from playing Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas.
Another way to repair equipment could be a repair hammer, like in Oblivion. Otherwise this could be done on some sort of crafting table with some sort of material, to prevent it from being ported easily and replacing carrying a few of each equipment needed.
I like this idea more than hammers because you're not just pulling more durability out of thin air.
I fail to see the use of the idea as originally offered but provided possibilities on the repair hammer.
You have two 50% tools, why not just drop both in the hotbar and switch as needed? The only real benefit to the combining solution is a pinch of extra inventory space. In this case, I'd prefer the hammer.
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Just combining any couple near-broken tools into a brand new one makes no sense at all.
how does it make no sense at all? You are getting the same usage out of the new equipment as you would have out of the old ones. When I mine I always have a tool that is at least half used when I fill up my inventory. When I go back to mineing then one of my tools is about to break, and it is taking up an inventory slot that another brand new tool could use. I don't just want to throw the tool away because that is a waste.
As to how your guy combines equipment together, idk, maybe he uses duct tape to put them together. It really doesn't matter. Giant, stone, floating castles in this game aren't illogical, and combining tools would be?