It would make sense if that weapon was badly damaged, we can honestly work around this to make it more realisitc.
It would make more sense than finding a fully functioning military rifle in a barracks 1 year after society collapsed.
I've been thinking about this quite a while and only makes sense in a situation like a zombie apocalypse. I know that most won't agree with this but I've decided to post this suggestion anyways since a bad suggestion is one that is never brought up.
What I'm suggesting is to slowly and eventually change military spawns to spawn everywhere on the map instead of just exclusively at military bases. Due to the fact that people constantly loot the military bases around the map it is safe to say that these areas will eventually be barren and empty of any and all supplies on them only months after society collapses.
You're probably thinking, what good does this do?
Many people have complained about military weaponry being too common, our attempt at making weapons less common was to spawn limited numbers per instance. If we were to spread military spawns all over the map, it would only make this even less common, although we could still modify spawnrates to make them higher or lower.
It will encourage people to travel to find gear which will increase the chances of encountering other people which equals more RP.
Less focus around the triangle, military bases.
How does this make sense?
Spawning these items outside of military installations only makes sense as these places would be empty after constant looting.
Survivors would have lost these items along the way either because they have became a victim to the infection, died or they just left them behind.
What to take from this
This will encourage realism and will encourage more travel around the map and less focus on the triangle and around military bases and more focus around residential areas where the chances of encountering others is higher. You could say "I encounter people at the airfield all the time". Yeah, but that RP only consists of awkward small talk before the two of you race to get to all of the military spawns first.
I'm not saying we should do this as soon as the lore wipe happens but eventually move towards spawning less and less at military bases and more and more around the map. I'm not saying that military bases should be empty of all military loot, but give you a better chance at finding a rifle travelling around and RP instead of avoiding people on military base.
I invite you to discuss this below before making your final decision on the poll.
It's a cool idea but not much of a unique idea, dont be surprised when people disagree with your ways. I've seen many groups with abnormal ideologies, that were hunted down until they archived. This is especially prominent when these ideologies bring harm to others or are just plain cringy and an annoyance.
Good luck but expect resistance from people who dont agree with your ways.
I'd love people to use civilian weapons instead of military weapons all the time. But that will not happen, many people depend on automatic weapons with drum mags to PVP. If you lower the spawn rate people who want these weapons will just continuously do laps around military bases until they find something. It only reduces the amount of time these people spend RPing.
If anything I think military spawns should be removed or drastically reduced as military bases would be barren of any loot. Instead spawns should be moved to towns and cities. They will be spread out so it will be less common to find weapons and it will also encourage people to travel around to find loot, which will bring RP as people will eventually encounter eachother.
Nah, I use guns IRL.
With proper practice you can unsling a rifle, disengage the safety and fire in under 1 to 2 seconds, even if its concealed under a shirt. When someone conceals it in a backpack, I take it as if its concealed under it.
Dont punish others because you choose not to keep your weapons trained on someone. When you initiate on someone, dont complain when they kill you either. You put yourself in that position, you should expect resistance it you rob someone and threaten their life.
Kind of ironic when you complain about people killing you and stealing your gear, when you are the one literally robbing and stripping someone of their gear and stuffing it in oversized backpacks.
This is just my personal opinion.
One thing I do think needs to change is the size of backpacks, I see many backpacks have double the capacity for their size.
Yes, although they lack in velocity they make up for in stopping power.
A rifle round will pierce through you, however a pistol round will likely put you on the ground.
+1 would love to see pistols used, even maybe new ammo types (Hollow-point, rubber bullets, etc).
Was nice meeting Kamenici on the other side,
sorry if I messed up some of the units, just made this character and tried to stray from the normal over patriotic Chernarussians that I see running around.