I dont necessarily agree with permenant attachments. I would support weapon attribute increases though.
Prestige one and two keep
Prestige 3 and 4 permenantly increase range and acurracy by 1 square.
Prestige 5 permanently increase damage by one square
Prestige 6 permanently increase rate of fire by one square.
Of course the increases can be adjusted however but that would make you able to reconfigure your weapon how you like and get stat increases.
No, giving a weapon strength with prestiging is penaltying the other's.
Just a nice camo at a high prestige would be nice
How about custom made camo? I can see patriotic players wanting their country's flag on their guns. I could deliberately use a foreign flag from a country on the other side of the world just to confuse any gamers.
I dont really agree on the perm attachments that dont take up a slot but I do like the idea of adding more then just 2 weapon prestiges. I always prestige my guns for 2 reasons. 1: re-unlocking the attachments gives you xp bonuses. 2: You have to do it if you want gold.
Maybe something along these lines would be cool
weapon prestige 1/2. (same) after 2nd you can get gold/diamond. (same also)
weapon prestige 3. choose 1 attachment to perm unlock for the gun. still takes up a slot. still earn xp from the attachments that need unlocking. now you have a reason to show off your bling instead of immeadetly moving to another set of guns while earning some bonus xp.
I'd suggest something similar, yet not something that would effect gameplay.
Weapon Prestige 3: Show weapon level on gun.
For instance, have an "etched in" numerical on the gun, somewhere visible, like where the clan tag is, that shows your current weapon rank.
After reaching Weapon Prestige 3 Max, your gun would continue "Leveling up". For example, you could be Weapon Prestige 3 Level 25, if you continued using that gun and kept leveling it up. Award points towards leveling up for kills, bonus points for headshots/double/triple...etc.
It would be cool to show off your Akimbo Kap40s if they were Ronin Camo, level 99.
Two prestiges are enough. Any higher than that and there is nothing that makes prestiging in the first place worthwhile.
As it is, there are no attachments that significantly change overall performance in the first place. Who cares if you can add a permanent attachment? The attachments don't affect my performance that much anyway.
same with the perks, for that matter.