Hey fine folks!
The suggestion is exactly like the title. Why we don’t add common to each single antag/species so we can all enjoy more interactions between us?
After all the same original coder who made common understandable by even the ones who don’t speak it, already realised a simple truth. Having languages that you don’t speak is fairly realistic, but isn’t very gameplay nor roleplay inducive.
It’s like D&D and its one million different languagues.
They added common and everyone uses common because the alternative would be… impractical to the point of being unplayable. Like here, we aren’t all english native speakers but we’re required to speak it somewhat coherently in order to play.
We all know different languages that many doesn’t know, but we all do our best to speak in one tongue to interact with each other.
I would frankly add common even to the rarest beings like drones and suchs, after all it’s pretty easy to imagine that drones have learned, or just downloaded, an omni-language pack in all their stealthy scouring of space wrecks.
But hey, if we truly don’t want to add it to everyone, why don’t we do at least add it to the most common ones? Is it possible that as a slime we’re forced to have a kind soul to build for us, and carry around, a translator? Using the forbidden art of circuitry?
I don’t see any advantage in keeping the situation as is, and only improvements if we implement this addition. It not being even a removal, but just an addiction, should be incredibly easy to add to the code, I suppose!
No game, not even the acclaimed BG3 was able to find its way around to make having different languages being fun.
Maybe we can learn a lesson or two from Larian Studios then!
P.S. = For this same reasons I would suggest the removal of any role that is currently muted, aside mimes and mimery related roles naturally. Playing as a voiceless something is just like playing as a… sentient autoclicker bot. Not exactly the kind of interactions we hope to have with each other, here! And if one does wish to roleplay as a mute/silent figure, being able to speak doesn’t limit it. While keeping it in its actual state is a forced limitation upon someone!