...be a purchasable?
I mean... it just sort of makes sense. It behaves just like a purchasable, except it's free (0 loadout points). It's exactly the same. Why makes Body Armor the exception? Forcing everyone to use it is just doesn't seem right. It should be something you specialize in in, just like the Shotgun, Assualt Rifle, etc.
Because it's something everyone would want to specialize in, and for balance purposes, it just works out better if everyone has access to it.
Having it accessible to everyone means there's more diversity, but without compromising on balance.
I want my meals to think for myself
It should also provide some protection from molotov or nailbomb, but currently its random, sometimes i survive sometimes I am downed.
no, then everyone would have nothing to spend their parts on except for their main guns, meaning that everybody will have tons of upgraded guns with tons of ammo instead of having to decide between that and armour.
Make ammo and upgrades cost a bit more. They'll also till have purchasable things to buy.
I'm definitely in favor of making body armor a purchasable. It's pretty lame when you're up against an entire team that spams body armor. At least if it was a purchasable they'd have to decided to leave something out of their loadout in order to buy it. And yes, I know that it costs more each time you buy it. But when it starts out at 450 in the first place, the few more parts that it takes to buy another set aren't all that much.