So, since there was a Roadmap 2016, these are a few things, IMO, should be for 2017:
1. Infected models
Purely cosmetic but, why not have certain models of infected in certain locations? I mean, why we have not seen infected models of doctors, nurses and patients in hospitals? Inmates in prisons? Cops in streets and police stations (not the SWAT guys)? Construction workers on sites?
Not saying we should have a zombie priest, zombie student, zombie lawyer, zombie bodyguard, etc. but maybe Con could start with those. They would not have any special stats or anything, They'll just look different.
2. New enemy for Union Island
Most of the "human" enemies on Union Island have guns. Why not add some sort of enemy with heavy armor and a melee weapon. Once they spot you, they'll rush towards you and try to kill your survivors. They'll have the same speed as a scavenger but won't be so tough. Even better, they can be behind those large, black HERC gates or hiding in corners just waiting to ambush you. They won't be seen together with guys with guns to make it easy.
3. Special rewards for using certain weapon types
I've read this somewhere else but I cannot remember from who, so this is NOT my idea. Players should earn small rewards for achieving a number of kill with certain weapons. Let's say: Your (survivor role) will increase his/her Accuracy by 2% with Shotguns if he/she kills 1,000 infected with them.
All this should be managed in the Training Center.
4. Research for the Deathmobile
Why not add new research components for the Production category in the Research menu? Like spark plugs, oil filters, automotive fuses, reinforced tires, suspension, protective plates and special "tools" that, in the end, reduce return times. Not to tune up your vehicle, but it may need a little maintenance after all those years, right?
If you complete the whole Deathmobile research you'll get a permanent 20/25 min reduced time from manual missions. Plus the Union City Shortcuts book bonus (or not?). Does not apply to those who have the upgraded Deathmobile. The components available in Union Island, Terror Dome and as purple/rare drop in certain locations of the Dead Zone.
5. EXO items
Despite your opinion on 2016 Halloween. EXO suits and weapons should return. Both guns and gear will only be available in Union Island as rewards from the Hauls as schematics that cannot be traded. You can get the schematics for the EXO 47 Mkii even if you don't have the EXO 47 (only EXO guns can be traded in case this happens). EXO components should be available in the form of EXO boxes only in the Island as a blue drop and they can be traded.
EDIT: Here are some other ideas:
6. Revival Kit
Some might see this as a n00b joke but, how about a piece of active gear (like grenades) that revives downed survivors? This item is craftable as you need, like, a defibrillator, adrenaline, some bandages, pain killers and other medical stuff.
Reason is that, sometimes, you get a survivor downed due to a trap or he gets caught by a mob of infected that won't let him advance. So, you use the Revival Kit, wait a bit (kinda like scavenging) and he gets up. Injuries he/she sustained before getting downed won't be healed and he/she'll return with, oh, 25% of total health.
Low level survivors can crafting the EMT variant, then you'll get the Military and HERC. Difference is the time it takes to revive the survivor and, MAYBE, the health it recovers (no more than 50%) and some minor injuries healed (all based on chances). Only for Leaders and Medics.
7. "New Frontiers" update (or maybe "New Horizons pt. 2"?)
Even more locations to explore as well as districts. Further expand Pinedale, Green Plains and unlock Whistler's Forest. These places will be suburban/rural locations with not so many city buildings, lots of zombies, raiders and some new guns. For the locations maybe:
- Campsite, with loads of junk, components, food, water and medical items (but I think the Forest does it)
- Truck stop, a small gas station (no fuel), an auto shop and maybe a diner restaurant. Food, water, some components and maybe guns available. Con can re-use the Large Motel map as a basis.
- Crash site, no disrespect to those who lost someone in an aircraft incident, but maybe, somewhere in the roads/forest there are the remains of a wrecked airliner/transport chopper with the cargo ready to take it.
BTW, how come we've never seen ambulances on the streets??
These are some of my ideas for now, might come up with some others soon. Eager to hear your comments and see if any of these become true.
Edited by Souvage012, 11 January 2017 - 03:15 AM.