In general, I know that thangs can and should be edited directly on the website through the Thang Editor. I additionally know that those may be used in levels. I have inspected the Thang Editor a bit and assume that most equipment are Thangs.
For gear, I assume there is some special protections to make them not available to everyone before they are tested and ready. So my questions are:
- if I have an idea about gear, must I develop it with a local install?
- If so, are there particular process that must be followed other than a simple GitHub pull request?
- If none of these is applicable, what is the proper process for developing and testing new equipment?