Here’s suggestions on how to be able to share items and condos, to complete our communistic utopia (jk).
Condos can be shared to steam friends, where they will appear in the other person’s condo list once they accept the invite. What this will do is when one of the people who are invited, depending on permission level, (or the owner,) opens the condo, that will become the host server.
Now, what happens if they set the wrong settings for your condo? What if they steal your stuff?
First, there isn’t really a way to stop people from stealing your condo furniture and the such, which is why it is a good idea to make sure to only share higher permissions to close friends. However, there will be a menu to show all the people who have access to host the condo, and you can revoke access, or change their permissions. However, there is always the ability to report a player (in this case a new tag, for stealing things).
Level 1 - This person can open/interact with objects like the owner. (bronze)
Level 2 - In addition to previous levels, this person can edit/build in the condo (Silver)
Level 3 - In addition to previous levels, this person can invite people on their friends list as normal guests. (Gold)
Level 4 - In addition to previous levels, this person can open the condo from their condo list, and host it. (Emerald)
Level 5 - Owner (change permissions). (Blue Star [or sapphire, depending on which you like better])
Note: Levels 2-5 can pick up items dropped inside of your condo (more on that later).
The permission system can work either from that menu, or from when you invite them. Before the invite actually sends, there will be a popup to select the receiver’s permissions.
People who are inside the condo who are “hosts” will be given a little icon next to their name, depending on the permission level.
Enough on Condos, let’s focus on sharing items (without placing them down and people taking them, like in the condo part of this post).
Note: In addition to giving items, you can also gift furniture.
Gifting items can be done by either the inventory on the main menu, in a condo, or in a plaza. if it is in a lobby of sorts, or the main menu you must drag the item from your inventory onto the player (if on main menu onto a steam friend’s icon on the right). The player(/icon) will be highlighted in light blue, and then there will be a confirmation popup that will say, “Do you want to give ‘player’ ‘item’?” (Yes) (No)
If the steam friend is offline the gifting cannot take place.
The receiver of the gift will get a similar popup (if they are online,) where it will say, “Do you want to receive ‘item’ from ‘player’?” (Yes) (No)
In the top right or left there will be a button to block that player from gifting you items. There will be in addition an extra tag where you report players to report them for spamming you with gift requests.
If you are inside of a condo, you can either drop the item out of your inventory, where it will become a spinning item, such as in minecraft, or you can do what would happen in a lobby. In this case, the item will show a 3D model of the item, just like in the stores when you buy them, but set to a constrained size. Items within a small radius of the item will be picked up by the receiver when they click on the item on the ground to prevent people being annoying with the gifts.
This article was designed to give suggestions on how to implement sharing condo ownership with other players, and how gifting items should work.
Keep in mind that there’s no way I could’ve gotten everything, so feel free to put suggestions in the comments. If you see any that you like, upvote them. I will be adding ones that people seem to agree with.