So I’ve spent some time trying to get this working but it’s not looking possible, which is a shame.
The FTP apps appear to only offer file promises when what we need is the file URL. This means the moment you try to drag out of the FTP app into Blocs it tries to create a copy locally, which is not what we want.
I like the idea of bulk import from a directory on a server but I fear it would all have to happen inside of Blocs and would likely require FTP integration, which is a whole other world of work.
On a plus, I have managed to add the functionality to drag local folders to the Asset Manager and have their contents added to a project, oh and keep the asset window visible when Blocs is not active.