We badly need more civilian weapons. Theres just not enough.
More shotguns, semi-autos, and bolt actions would be wonderful. Id also love to see stuff like the AR-15, AR-9, and VEPR AK variants. Just restrict them to being semi-auto only, I know its possible because the Type-91 we have in the server is semi-auto only.
If you know of any good mods that would add a bit more horror to the server, or you know how to/are willing to learn how to model creatures then id suggest making Suggestions post in the corresponding section of the forums. Id love to see some scary stuff in the server as much as you do but I dont think we have stuff like that on hand at the moment.
I swear if I was just running around in DayZ and a damn Necromorph jumped out at me from some bushes I would go into cardiac arrest instantly.
But all in all I Would LOVE to see some types of unique or special infected around the map. Things like hazmat guys, riot cops, and the like that have something special about them.
Right now we have a neat little variety as far as visuals go, with all the different clothes infected can be see wearing but nothing really changes between them, theyre all the exact same just with different clothes.
The idea of infected animals sounds really nice, because it would make hunting for even stuff like deer and pigs dangerous. I dont think we could do that though, with the lack of animation tools to my knowledge.
Although, if someone did find a way to import Necromorphs into DayZ with their full animations then I would 100% support it if we did a lore wipe or our lore masters could come up with some sort of explanation. The infected we have now are just boring and the only fear I have with them is that im going to start lagging near them.
Little mini-events like you mentioned would be badass too.
Keep their body health, but reduce the health of their heads. Or increase the headshot damage multiplier so that every bullet, minus the .22 cuz fuck the .22, is a 1-shot to the head.
Im fine with them taking a few bullets to the body to kill, thats honestly nice and increases their threat level a little. But its stupid that im forced to carry high caliber weapons to deal with zombies.
Something Ill also point out is that theyre not really zombies from what I recall. Theyre infected with a rage virus sort of thing, like in 28 Days/Weeks Later.
But after all this time it makes sense that a lot of them would be weakened and wouldnt be able to run around anymore. So ya know, mixing walkers and runners would be badass.
I just hate the fact that zombies can take 2-3 shots from a 9mm, 45 ACP, or 380 auto to the head and still just keep coming at me. Their head HP or the damage multiplier should be adjusted so that people arent pretty much forced to carry heavy duty weapons with them all the time.
I think it would be really nice if we had a mix of walkers and sprinters though.
I like the mod, but since it uses names of actual snack foods then it would probably cause issues for the server.
But I love the idea of having little bags for food or even MRE bags, which is something I suggested some time ago. Itd be nice to have little "Mystery" bags of food that you can open up and would give you several items. But I dont know if our devs could do that, theyre a bunch of awesome people but ya know.
I had linked back to a couple of mod packs that use some of these rifles, as well as a bunch of other good stuff, but I just added them to the original post so people wouldnt have to dig around in the comments/replies to find them.
Absolutely, ill find one or two and link them below. But its all up to Roland of course whether or not he wants to add an additional mod pack.
FIDOv PACK 4 (Not sure if we can monetize with this mod pack, as Ive heard some fishy stuff. Plus its quite large. But it includes more than just military stuff)
[Remastered] Arma Weapon Pack (WIP)
As far as Ive seen most people carry the AK or M4 series because of the way zombies are at the moment with their nutty HP values. If youre using a bolt action rifle or a shotgun then youre at a heavy disadvantage. But Im going to be making some suggestion threads about adding more civilian weapons soon anyways, as I would like to see some more variety as far as they go too.