I suggested this for 2.44 when the Item command was announced, But got this response.
Is there a way it could be made local to players?It would be easier, except for split screen. But because of split screen it's harder, so will stay global, at least for 2.44.
The way I see it, PC won't have split screen, So all things that would have been difficult for split screen can now be added. Eg. This, Local wind modifiers, Etc.
This would be really great for many different mechanics. For example, Maybe it becomes easier to craft something the higher your crafting level, Or you could completely override the current strength mechanic and set the damage of the weapon to be based off of your strength level.
Ooooor, My favourite example. You can set a native language to a player and have all of the item names and descriptions be in that language.