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  1. Dual Wielding This one is short, simple, easy to implement and to understand. Press Middle Mouse Button (MMB) while holding Aim/Battle Stance (L. Ctrl/RMB) to attack with your secondary weapon. This would allow you to equip one gun in each hand or one melee weapon in each hand and strike with each individually. It would also allow you have one gun in your primary and a melee weapon in your secondary and use both as needed. Or even hold a gun in your primary and throw a pipe bomb or a molotov with your secondary. The gun on your secondary hand should have lower accuracy and melee weapons on secondary should have a slower swing speed and damage. Also, two new traits. Lefty - You are left handed (Cost 0 , just changes which hand your character equips items as primary and secondary and mirror attack animations horizontally) Ambidextrous - You are able to use both hands equally (Cost 4 , removes the penalty for attacking with a secondary weapon) Defending Pressing Z while holding a melee weapon as primary or secondary and holding Aim/Battle Stance (L. Ctrl/RMB) should defend against a melee strike. The chance to defend against a melee attack should be equal to: 50% + ( [Nimble+1] * 9% ) / 2 So at Nimble 0 you have 54.5% chance to block an attack and at nimble 10 you have 99.5% chance to block an attack. -Successfully blocking an attack should tire you based on the difference of strength between you and the attacker and with a chance to cause "minor damage" if the difference in strength is too big with you being the weaker party. -Failing to block should have a small chance of dropping your equipped weapons to the ground depending on the difference of strength between you and the attacker and how tired you are. Trying to defend a melee attack should give you some nimble XP and succeeding to defend should give a small extra nimble XP. It should also give some Strength XP when succeeding to block. This would be very useful in Multiplayer PVP combat, against NPCs and against possible zombies wielding melee weapons. Dodging Pressing C while holding Aim/Battle Stance (L. Ctrl/RMB) should do a standing dodge against incoming melee attacks. The chance to dodge a melee attack should be equal to: ( Nimble + 1 ) * 9% So at Nimble 0 you have 9% chance to dodge and at Nimble 10 you have 99% chance to dodge a melee attack. Trying to dodge a melee attack should give you some Nimble XP and succeeding to dodge should give a small extra nimble XP. It should also give some Fitness XP just by trying to dodge. If you are holding any WASD key and Shift while dodging, that dodge should be converted to a short dash dodge. If you have small fit skill values or are exhausted, that short dash dodge should have a chance to trip you to the ground. Dash dodging backwards should have a higher chance to trip than dash dodging sideways or forward. Higher "Nimble" skill values should reduce the chance to trip when doing the dash dodge while tired and increase the distance covered by and the speed of the dash dodge action. Dash dodging should tire you a bit and give you some Nimble XP and Fitness XP. It would extremely useful for keeping your distance from a group of zombies, against NPC enemies, in PVP and even other possible future zombie variants added. Conclusion Percentage Chance Values Nimble 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Defend 54,5% 59% 63,5% 68% 72,5% 77% 81,5% 86% 90,5% 95% 99,5% Dodge 9% 18% 27% 36% 45% 54% 63% 72% 81% 90% 99% Is it somewhat realistic? Yes. These are basic fighting techniques and even extremely needed for PVP and NPC combat. Does it fit with the spirit of PZ? Yes, both the actions and commands suggested are within the style of combat of the game and already considering the current game key mapping, what keys are not being used or what keys are being used but don't have a function while in combat stance and what they do out of combat stance. Would it make the game too easy? No. It would provide an option of actions during combat, but on the other hand, it also creates new possibilities to trip and fall to the ground or to get tired, so it doesn't make it easy nor hard, but just creates new possibilities. Would it require rewriting the entire game (like changing the camera view, for instance) Not really. It would require writing and adding in the new actions, traits and creating the new animation, but not really fully rewriting anything. Would it add enough to the gameplay that it would be worth taking the time to add? Definitely. Not only is it needed for fighting melee with enemy NPCs and in current multiplayer PVP, it would create new possibilities on how to deal with the already existing zombies and the threat of tripping at the wrong moment. It would also severely raise the value of the Nimble skill and increase the number of sources of Nimble XP and "training methods" for it.
  2. Allowing the player to knock a zombie off when being grabbed from behind would be boss. This would start off with the rear elbow strike where the player strikes their elbow either against the zombies upper head or their torso to knock them off. Kind of like in real life. Spacebar could be pressed to achieve this when the player is grabbed from behind. As opposed to mere squirming or trying to grab the zombie off. This would obviously have to be done very fast otherwise the player will be instantly killed or infected to the point of eventually dying. Also if you're holding a melee weapon you could strike that into the zombie as well! With a gun, you'd either shoot them or simply hit them. Spacebar to hit them off with the gun right click held down with left click to shoot them. Before anyone says "Zombies don't feel pain." the thing is they can still be damaged as well as jostled so unarmed this attack would operate based on sheer force with them. As for the NPCs I imagine the hostile ones would feel pain so they'd be easier to knock off. Since there are hostile players in multiplayer this attack could be used against those guys. So I'm thinking it'd take 1 to 5 hits to knock a single zombie off and definitely more than that range if multiple zombies are even possible to knock off with the attack. Less hits if used with a melee weapon and instantaneous death when shot by a gun. If being attacked from both the rear and front I was thinking the player could elbow the one in back with one hand and push the other in front with the other hand. This attack would also be done with spacebar. A similar attack could be done with a melee weapon where the player strikes the rear one with the weapon and pushes with the other hand or kicks with one foot. I've seen all these playthroughs (including my own) where people get chomped on by one or more zombies and I think "Wouldn't it be cool if you could save yourself with a rear counter attack?" No attack is perfect of course but it'd add more combat function rather than the player having no options but to lament they didn't watch their back well enough. Technically the player still does have to watch their back (prevention is key) but with this attack it doesn't have to necessarily be the end. In short, the player should be able to rear counter attack to save their back!
  3. • 41.73 • Singleplayer/Multiplayer • Host • No mods • New save • Under Options/Keybindings, disable "Auto Detect Prone or Standing attack". Go into game, equip weapon, press Manual Floor Attack button and space and it will swing the weapon instead of stomping.
  4. Hey everyone! So I'm running a pretty big PvP server + community and after some months I have made certain experiences with PvP and specifically base raiding that I'd like to share alongside some of my ideas to solve/improve upon these issues. Like we all know PvP is kinda whacky in PZ at the moment and I hope the devs will improve on this aspect in the future as there definitely is a sizeable PvP community around the game that thursts for changes in this department lol THE 2 BIG PROBLEMS: #1 Safehouses make raiding almost impossible but without them offline raiding will frustrate players and make it unviable to have a base in any premade structure On well populated servers EVERY place will get visited after some time so with no safehouse system in place you are guaranteed to lose all your progress at some point. At the same time it would be a shame not making use of all the cool structures on the map for basebuilding. Safehouses on the other hand make base raiding almost impossible as they allow the defender to respawn infinitely and throw their body at them until they eventually break and have to flee or they just log out and the protection become active again. On our server we have the setting activated that safehouses will become lootable whenever the owner (or one of the members) is online. That makes the situation a little bit better but openly attacking a safehouse while the inhabitants are present is still not possible as, like I mentioned above, they will just zerg rush you and your team mates until you run out of ammo and another problems that comes up with this is that defenders can just combat log and leave the attackers with a protected base they cant raid. Of course we have rules against things like zerg rushing and combat logging but there cant be an admin online 24/7 to help out in those cases and its always kinda unimmersive when an admin has to come and resolve PvP situations just because some nutsack couldn't be bothered with reading the rules before and following them. Now you could argue here that I could disable safehouse respawning but I think that isn't a good solution to the problem as its rather annoying if you have to spawn in some random place each time you die in a PvE scenario. Especially if you have a wilderness base and no safehouses at all will make offline raiding a thing again and that just sucks. Imagine coming back home from a long day of work, looking forwards to playing on your favorite server and suddenly all your progress is gone. #2 Stunlocks in gun combat There is a server settings that disables stunlocks in melee combat, why isn't there an equivalent for guns? One could argue here that PZs gun combat is (weirdly) realistic in that sense as whoever shoots first usually wins but it's still a game and gun combat is way more enjoyable when players have a chance to fight back. POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS: #1 Safehouses make raiding almost impossible but without them offline raiding will frustrate players and make it unviable to have a base in any premade structure I thought a lot about this. There is a mod called "SSR: Safehouses Overhaul" on the workshop. That mod adds a feature that allows to "capture" safehouses and I think having such an (optional) feature in vanilla PZ would solve most issues with safehouse mentionend in the problems section. I'd imagine it to work like that: - Safehouses can be temporary captured when the owner (or at leat one member) is online and not present in the safehouse (have been killed or are away on a loot run etc.) - Server owners can set the time it takes until the safehouse will switch ownership back to the original owner essentially limiting the raid time to like 20 rl minutes This would prevent owners/members of a captured safehouse to respawn in it infinitely and logging out won't activate the offline protection without the need to deactivate safehouse respawns in general for anyone. #2 Stunlocks in gun combat The obvious solution here is to give us a setting that disables stunlocks in gun combat. Now I know the devs have mentionend wanting to overhaul the whole aiming mechanic to a more skill based system. We'll have to see how this will affect gun combat but I could imagine a system where stunlocks only happen on critical hits etc. But yeah thats future stuff. For now the best solution here would definitely be to give us a setting to disable stunlocks in gun combat. CONCLUSION: There's obviously still some open construction sites to make PvP and Raiding viable and enjoyable in PZ but I think the devs are well aware of that (given the content of the Thursdoids) and additions like traps etc. will definitely make base raiding way more fun for all sites (attackers and defenders). The good thing I see here is that there isn't actually THAT much to do to make PvP viable. Something like a capture system I mentionend above is definitely worth its own release but it could be way worse. The base for an enjoyable surivival PvP game is there and I hope the devs will make use of that base and turn PZ into a true gem when it comes to PvP gameplay without annoying things like offline raiding that plague other survival PvP games. I look forward to feedback and discussions on my ideas. Please tell me what you think of them. PS: No I don't think that "Use mod XY" is a good solution for a problem.
  5. When Zombies are attacking windows - the Spear can do a ground stab animation Unrelated Details: One zombie started in "laying down resting position and got up" the other zombie walked from nearby. I was Host Normal Spear no attachments Location is Westpoint Bar under the Gunstore on North East corner of westpoint Windows had 4 plank barricade
  6. If there's anything that needs a combat speed modifier badly then it's a backpack! It would be cool to have a combat speed modifier on backpacks work a bit different: - The modifier should be in effect based on the % of the capacity of the bag. - An empty bag should only provide, let's say 10% of the combat speed modifier penalty - A full bag should have a fairly difficult combat speed modifier penalty This change would be realistic (yeah who cares, it's a game) as a heavy bag weighs down people easily. But it would also be good for gameplay, letting players be looters or fighters. Having to choose a different loadout based on goals and situations. Making more bags viable and different, so there is no "best bag", but a "Best bag for X situation". I always love things that make the characters in RPG games less jacks of all trades.
  7. Something like, seperated aiming skills? Accuracy, Recoil control, etc.. Oh, and please add BB guns for aim training.
  8. Hi all! Here I would like to give some small wishes that would not greatly change the existing mechanics of the game. Also, I don't think it's very hard to implement. Nevertheless, with it, without it, nothing fundamentally should change. I will touch on the topic of cars and a little on the topic of weapons. What I would like to see in the near future in Project Zomboid and what I think would be really useful (Important): Just one thing - a quick exit from the car, without closing the door. It seems to me, but this will save a couple of “milliseconds” so that after the character appears at the door from which he left, he could immediately move, without delay. And besides, it's just realistic, if, for example, you need to run out of the car, take / throw something away, do something very quickly, then why close the door with these loud sounds? No, the sounds are great, I have nothing against it, but that's not about it now. How do I propose to implement this? Well, you can make a keyboard shortcut, for example Shift + E. Like if the character is given the action to drain / fill up the car with gasoline - holding the Shift key will make him hurry up ;P What I would like to see in Project Zomboid someday (Doesn't matter too much): Just 5 things: Then, when the rendered states of open/closed doors/trunks and other things are added, make the windows of the cars transparent by half or so. So that the characters and the interior inside could be seen without opening/dismantling the doors. Possibility to switch high/low beam. The state of the brakes/suspension could be understood through the sounds of road bumps/braking/cornering. There was a decal of a tire track on the road during sharp turns with a handbrake at speed. With the same way, for example, how blood is displayed. The side lights of the car illuminate everything around them with red light within a radius of 1-2 cells when braking. And now I would like to talk about firearms. I will not talk about something global. I want to touch on the topic of "repulsion" with firearms. For example, I never considered pushing off with a pistol in my hands as something effective. It's slow and doesn't stun zombies at all. My suggestion is to make it maybe a little faster and add a stun effect to the zombie, like getting hit with a blunt weapon. So that, at least, a melee fight, when you only have a gun in your hands, does not end with an endless repulsion and the hope that the zombie will fall. It is necessary to give the character a head start in order, for example, to take a step / jerk after successfully repulsing a zombie with a pistol. Or, for example, the animation of hitting the back of the head with a butt of a zombie is too good to be left on stealth. Here, too, you can think of something. For example, to enable the player and the character to perform this technique even in a normal fight. I am not a developer, not a modder, but I know for sure that the game has already implemented a system of “interaction areas” in combat. If the zombie is too close - the character repels it, if it is at a sufficient distance, then it produces a normal blow. I hope you understand what I mean. So, why not use this “technology” in the moment, for example, close combat with a shotgun / rifle in your hands? If, for example, the zombie is out of the character's reach, he swings, starts hitting with the butt, and at the moment the zombie enters the combat area of the character's interaction, the character hits the zombie with the butt, stunning him and causing some amount of damage. And if the zombie is already in the character's combat area, then the character simply pushes him away, because this is the fastest and most logical way to move the zombie away from himself, but without stunning and damage. In my opinion, this should not be something effective in combat with large groups of zombies, but should be very effective, for example, in the case of a fight in a closed room with only a shotgun in hand. Well, or against single zombies, when you need to save ammo. That's all I wanted to offer. I think these are really small things and I don’t expect to see them in the next patches, but I think that just the same small things bring pleasure and immersion in the game itself. With love from Milove for Big Love (The Indie Stone)
  9. 41.65 • Multiplayer. • Host. • No Mods. • Reproduction steps: 1. Start game on any difficulty 2. Enter various homes. 3. Occasional furniture is completely black as if blocked by an object or hidden behind a wall. 1b. Start game on any difficulty. 2b. Have a second player join. 3b. Find survivor home with barricaded windows and doors. 4b. Secondary player is able to open and interact with barricaded doors and windows, allowing movement completely through them. 5b. Attempt to interact with door, also possible to open them for the host once second player has interacted with them. Additional notes: I have also noticed significant desyncronization with zombies. A friend and I have been fighting zombies that crawl over fences, and I hear and see him be bitten while the zombie is still crawling over the fence. Combat is also noticeably less fluid than version 41.63 in MP context. Two players, with pvp off, fighting the same zombie often ends with lacerations, scratches, or bites despite the zombie being hit repeatedly by secondary or tertiary player. Zombies occasionally lunge for a grapple despite being in the stunned animation. where they should not be able to attack. Further testing can be performed for more data, as this occurred a few days ago. We stopped playing from frustration, and I am just now getting around reporting the bugs. That being said, the multi-player experience in the beta versions has been great. We appreciate all the hard work and completely understand how much work it takes to get things running smoothly. Happy Holidays!
  10. I recently have found very rare gun,M16 and ammo for it,but I have also found M14 mags.So to use either of these items I'd either have to go look for very rare item which isn't very pleasant to begin with especially in winter. My solution to this is loading a single bullet into gun without mag. It's very slow,but atleast it will make shooting that rare gun possible atleast once a year and not once in a lifetime without cheating.
  11. So I have been playing PZ for a few years and enjoy it very much. It is an awesome and unique game and the last 4.1 update made it much better. That being said the zombie crawl attack is way too strong ATM. I have lost a number of runs because of that animation and it is way too OP. I understand that this was added so it is harder to kill zombies crawling through fences and windows, but come on. On my last run, one of these attack made me fall and injured my leg while losing my weapon! (I wasn't over-encumbered or injured or anything). How can a zombie crawling to you make you fall just by tripping you? This is frustrating and makes windows and fences way too dangerous. Please, oh please nerf this or change the way it works, the game is already difficult enough as it is.
  12. I was thinking this would be a neat idea for an unlockable skill or some such. It would not be without consequence (You lose the whole car) but it would be a GREAT "Oh, this situation isnt looking good!" tool/ weapon. Imagine the carnage, Imagine the usefulness, imagine the FUN!!!!!!!!! KABOOOM
  13. This going to be a slew of ideas, I'll group them with similar ideas This is going to be very long so if any of this seems too far fetched/ game breaking, just skip it. I don't mind I'm also sorry if this any of these ideas were addressed somewhere else Loneliness and Bonding —Add a loneliness moodle (e.g. lonely<isolated<feeling desolate<desperate for attention) causes unhappiness similar to boredom —Can name items for different effects (e.g. naming a weapon can slightly increase resistance to panic [you are more confident with the weapon], tools can be named for increase speed/efficiency (minor though) you can find and name houseplants, fish (get them at a supermarket, place a tank found in the store in your base and carry the fish in a plastic bag or bottle), and eventually dogs as well. In the case of fish and houseplant you will need to spend water for watering and water changes/cleaning, and fishes would need to be fed certain foods (fish pellets at the store, fish bait from foraging) and perhaps fertilizer for the houseplants. These would fulfill the loneliness moodle if you don't have, or don't want to be around other players/NPCs. Each living thing would have different levels of effect (houseplant<fish<dog/cat), and if you don't care for them they will die and you will get a decent hit to your unhappiness with a similar in proportion to the living thing's loneliness modifier. Same with tools and weapons if you lose (leave it alone far away for too long) or break it. —In order to prevent players from naming everything for a bonus, they would need to use the tool/weapon for a while (I don't think this should apply to pets and houseplants since getting them should be the challenge) (damaging the item making it more costly to name unless you can repair) and you can only name one from each category (tool, melee weapon, gun, one fish tank with a max of 3-5 fish [maybe, less for a fish bowl—and making it harder to clean—] a handful of plants, and maybe 1-3 dogs). Houseplants and fish 6 months after should be extremely rare, maybe you have to catch the fish or find a pretty wildflower in order to have a something with a similar, but less effective property. Weapon Inspection, Condition, Improvised Weapons, and Possible Throwing —Weapons should have an inspection action like tailoring clothing (this could already be planned). However, there could be a "structurally weaking damage" wear type. For example your bat has a crack in the handle, the bat is still in good condition barring the obvious, this crack has a certain percentage or number that can cause the whole weapon to fail when in use. It may be mitigated by certain repairs, but most likely it won't completely fix the damage (you'd better finding a new one or making one if you want perfect). If it has a critical fail when the overall condition is still high, it would surprise your character causing increase panic (at least when using it fighting zombies). It would also make named weapons more likely to break. To not make weapons completely infuriating, they would have great conditions overall and break "normally" less frequently. —There could be the possibility of making some normal items a last-ditch-effort weapon. Chairs come to mind as a medium damage weapon with high stamina demand and very slow animations/swings. Maybe make the Chair able to keep zombies away from by readying/aiming, but this would also use up stamina fast (increasing with the number of zombies). Any item with some heft/pointy end that can be handled effectively can be included as an 'Improvised weapon". —The ability to throw weapons would be a nice feature to give variety to combat. You can throw spears, single handed blunt weapons (maybe two handed), and bladed, each with a different effect. Non-bladed weapons would "DONK" and maybe knock the zombie over with about the same damage of one hit with the same weapon. Bladed weapons like a hatchet or a knife would stab /chop into the zombie doing more damage (perhaps a few swings) with less knockover effect, and spear would be powerful but at a higher cost (they break easier used this way, have very little knockover effect, and have a much smaller chance of hitting the head—the only time it does reasonable damage). Each weapon may also have a chance to hit effectively (going up with a skill). If the check fails the weapon hits the zombie with the handle or some other ineffective spot and does very little if anything. This could be done with improvised weapons as well (think "Dudes of Hazmat" with the cans). Motivation, Willpower and Moodle changes —Could there be a motivation system in place? If one is bored, then one wouldn't be motivated to do tedious work like crafting certain items, tailoring, etc. Other moodles could have effects on different tasks, but the main effector of motivation would be the unhappy moodle. The unhappy moodle doesn't really have a major effect that really burdens the player. When depressed, the character won't want to do most actions (basically anything that the player has direct control over: moving, fighting, and looting with the same slow looting/organizing debuff wouldn't be affected). This represents the character starting to give up. It makes the mental moodles more effective especially unhappiness, which i would say should be one of the major survival moodle. Maybe (distracted, unmotivated, apathetic, vegetative) it could also be a form of "focus" from doing too much mentally straining activities. The higher the unhappiness, stress, or boredom the faster the moodle sets in. Plus, it could also make you feel more fatigued as a form of being unmotivated to move. —However, I don't think control of the character shouldn't be given up. No hard locking action when you would think even when depressed your character would still perform the action. This is where "Willpower" would come in. Whether this would be another moodle or some unseen number like nutrition. It would allow the character do things outside of their natural ability, including doing things that they aren't naturally motivated to do. This would be a precious commodity that would be hard to recover as you would need to have no negative effects or maybe positive effects like a "satiated" moodle for unhappiness like "content". *Note: I don't want to bombard everyone with 126 gallon-load of new moodles especially when so many of them have little difference so if any of these ideas could just be added to pre existing moodles that would work too —Stress maybe could have a chance to send you into extreme panic (i.e. a panic attack) the deeper you are into that moodle. I also believe there could be more separation from panic (fear), being its own gnawing dull pain (stress) when it comes to the effects of game play. As said above it would increase the chance to become panicked, and make it so that it becomes harder to get rid of panic. It could be more like boredom in the sense that it causes panic rather than causing a drop in damage and accuracy. Either panic or stress (I think stress) could have a paranoia effect making sounds like zombie moans, rustling while in the woods, and other sounds that could be hear in a normal dangerous situation (if stress is chosen then it would give other effects beside causing panic. —Hunger, I think, shouldn't kill you so fast rather it should cause loss of fat and muscle. This would make a obese and overweight traits worth less points, though. the loss of muscle would result in the loss of strength and fitness. Making hunger less lethal (you will still die after several days as dying after weeks would take too long), but a very detrimental moodle to have for the long run. hunger should also be a little harder to satisfy —Wet moodle shouldn't cause a cold and only effect would be getting warm is harder and freezing is faster. However, I think colds should, along with other possible disease (like norovirus that causes a faster loss of hunger) should be contracted in a normal way, through fomites and food. Being dirty would cause your character to pick up disease more often, and maybe eating food without clean tableware would increase the chance getting a disease while eating with tableware would decrease it (though chips and the like wouldn't have the same effect as cooked and fresh food). This could make it harder to prevent colds and other diseases. (clean hands means a clean body) Survival changes —Survival tools seem to be too unrealistic. A stone hammer, as it is, would be wasting time with trying to attach a handle to a stone. Instead a stone by itself or maybe knapping a stone with another stone would make a hammer stone would be better. It could have a chance to hurt your hand like furrowing with hands, and would be still inefficient maybe even more so. However, the axe is the complete opposite. An axe would take forever to make irl. It's not just tying a stone with a knapped edge onto a stick. There is two different types of stone axes that I can think of: celts and grooved stones (pictured below). both involve either finding a good shaped stone or knapping a stone into a shape that can be polished down into a head that has a sharp edge with the same polishing technique. This takes a long time. Even the Acheulean hand axes used by our ancestors took a long time to make with a lot of different skills needed. The only way I can think of making an axe/ axe like tool quickly is by polishing and knapping a stone into a easily held wedge that can be used as a handaxe or a chisel, but this wouldn't be able to cut down a large tree as I guess that would take days. In the survival crafting menu you can knap two stone to make hammerstones and crude stone edge (chipped stone). In order to make a axe head or the chisel I talked about you would need to have water/ be near water and have the chipped stone and another stone (though sand is usually used, but that could be too much) so that you can polished the knapped stone into an axe head (which stone axes would be better than chisels, but worst than modern axes. —Another change would be to make a forage only fire starter that is even weaker/inefficient than the notched plank and a sturdy stick. Man-made wood would be easier to work with (flat board easy to drill into and a smooth stick would be easier to handle), but you could definitely use sticks to make a similar friction fire. Perhaps have it called a fire plow (since it is another type of friction fire starter type that would make it distiquable from the hand drill method) you can make the fire plow (the stick) the fire stick (for a lack of a better name then "board") out of sticks. For balance it'll break quickly, and will not make fires very well unless with a skill, maybe. Just something for the survival nerds like me. (most of this comes from experience) Thanks for any consideration. I'm open to any discussion about these ideas.
  14. Ever since I first used the spear I've noticed a discrepancy with the animations. Two of the animations are a straight stab and the remaining one is a sort of sweeping slice attack. I always thought it was odd how I could stab two zombies standing about a meter apart with the same spear thrust. Hitting two zombies at once with the sweeping attack makes sense, but not with the stab, unless it's the critical thrust and the zombies are standing in a line. I'm not sure what the best way would be to execute this, as weapon swinging has only ever belonged to the left mouse button, but it's still worth looking into. Picking off stragglers? Get in there with a decisive strike. Trying to keep a group of them back? Go for a sweeping strike that divides the kinetic force of the swing between two targets and doesn't leave you open to getting bitten.
  15. I've just about clocked my 24th hour on the current IWBUMS build, with 100+ prior plus a handful more from the Kate + Baldspot versions. I'm really enjoying the new mechanics and features so far; the following is a bunch of things I hope to see changed/added. Beyond the list of commonly suggested suggestions (Some of which I will be reiterating), I'm somewhat ignorant of currently planned features and content, so I apologise if any of this already is. Likewise I'm going to ignore developmental constraints and engine limitations for the time being and present everything as I'd like to see it. Where stats and numbers are concerned, in most cases I'm pulling them out my arse for examples' sake. Anything marked with *, even I think might be too complex to be worthwhile Sandbox - Weighted "Random" Zombie attributes, and/or zombie type definitions & Loot Rarity options This is probably the most simple suggestion here, and the one I feel most strongly about so I'll start with it - the customisation options regarding zombies are quite limited. In short, I'd wish for the player to be able to weight each attribute to their pleasing. For example, I could choose for 5% of zombies to have the ability to navigate + use doors, while 10% are sprinters, 20% are blind, etc - making them unpredictable, without having an overwhelming number of zombies with or without X and Y properties. As for zombie type definitions, you create several rulesets and again, weight them for incidence. For example, my Type 1 Zombie constitues 80% of the population, and I go with the standard lore for them. For the remaining 20%, my Type 2 Zombies are weak, blind sprinters with a hightened sense of smell, but they are unable to pass on the infection. This could go so far as to be targeted to existing zombie types, eg. the player could choose for firemen zombies to always be strong, police zombies will always have better eyesight, military zombies will always be sprinters etc but I digress. The same could apply somewhat to vehicles. For example I'd like to be able to set parked cars to either have 0 fuel or 10-100%, and in generally fine condition, but are almost certainly locked and alarmed - While survivor vehicles will be beat up, either out of fuel and/or too damaged to start, and never alarmed Also, being able to allow zombies to use (melee) weapons would certainly be interesting. As for loot rarity settings, I'd like to see them further divided; "Weapons" into Melee, Firearm, Ranged, Ammunition ; "Other" into Medical, Crafting, Books, Electronics etc. Food is fine as it is I suppose. Sound This was pointed out in another thread, but there's quite a disconnect between the sounds the player hears, and those heard by the zombies. Doors opening and closing are, as far as I can tell, completely silent as far as the zombies are concerned, but early on I remember being very hesitant to touch them because I hear them. For this case, the player could have a toggle to open/close doors quietly, taking longer to do so in the latter case. More importantly, I find that it's practically impossible to tell how far north/south a sound is coming from, while East/West seems easy enough. The sound of gunshots seems to travel much further than the player hears. Sounds produced inside or from behind buildings & obstacles are muffled for the player, but I can't tell if this is the case for zombies. If it isn't, I'd hope that changes. Firearms - Dirt vs Condition The most common cause of a firearm malfunctioning beyond mishandling is dirt and debris entering the action, rather than outright damage. Simply enough, firearm condition would take a loooong time to degrade unless they're directly damaged (And the more degraded its moving parts, the quicker it will damage its self) - but firing them, crawling through woodland with them on your person, dropping them and splattering zombie guts all over them would all contribute to increased dirt. At low levels, just water can be used to clean it. But for a seriously gunked-up firearm, it'd necessitate disassembly, cleaning with water and tools, and re-oiling. If we want to go really into depth with it, as if we weren't already, you wouldn't just be able to duct-tape the working parts back into functionality. Rather, you'd be able to strip the components from compatible weapons in the same fashion as the vehicle mechanics currently work; My M16's bolt is damaged - I need to find (or manufacture, good luck?) another. My shotgun's stock is cracked - That I can fix with wood-glue or duct-tape. Where applicable, mechanics, metalwork and carpentry skill would factor in. Suppressors Yes, it's been suggested many times (even by myself) and somewhat definitively shot down, but while I'm here I'd like to reiterate why I think they'd be a positive addition, while addressing some of the misconceptions around them as applied to Zomboid. To get that bit out the way first: A suppressor does not make a firearm truly silent - far from it. All the mods that include them, to my memory, had them completely nullify the volume of a shot. This is uninteresting from a gameplay standpoint in addition to being almost entirely unrealistic. So with that said, what is the need for suppressors in the game? Currently, firearms are in a weird place. In reality, they'd probably be one of the most valuable tools attainable, or at least would appear to be as evidenced by how high novice players especially tend to place them on the priority list. Throughout most of the game however, they're practically irrelevant especially as weapons. If you're in a situation bad enough to warrant their use, firing a few shots is almost always going to make it even worse - the only real exceptions being very remote areas. Ultimately, firearms' utility boils down to them being an on-demand loud noise that can be used to kite zombies away from your intended destination. That is until you've stockpiled enough guns, ammo and if MP/NPCs, people, to use them to clear out the entire cell's worth of zombies that will be attracted to the noise. How would I have them work? -* The noise of a shot is divided into two components - The report (The gunshot its self, the radius surrounding the shooter in which the shot is heard) and the bullet (Noise in direction of fire, extends beyond distance of report radius) - To (poorly) illustrate: - The best suppressor reduces the volume of the report by up to 70%, the distance it travels by up to 60% - dependent on calibre. In other words, the already-quieter and weaker guns would get the most volume reduction; the louder and more powerful a firearm the less benefit a suppressor would convey. - *Subsonic ammunition (where the "standard" round is otherwise supersonic) can be used to decrease the volume of the noise generated by the bullet, whether or not it's suppressed - *at the cost of range and/or damage. - Military/commercial-grade suppressors can be found. Extremely rare, most likely found in military storage/NPCs/zombies - Absolutely minuscule chance of spawning in homes or already attached to firearms - Several levels of improvised suppressors can be crafted, contingent on Metalwork and Mechanics skills - possibly necessitating a skill magazine too - *Military/commercial suppressors are caliber-specific. Crafted suppressors are generic until attached to a firearm. - Suppressors have durability; The more they degrade, the less effective they are (But they will always keep a firearm quieter than otherwise). *The higher the calibre, the more quickly they degrade. A commercial-grade suppressor will last roughly 500 shots before its effectivness bottoms out, while a top-tier crafted suppressor will last roughly 300. - Using a suppressor increases the chance of a firearm malfunctioning and/or increases rate of firearm degradation/dirt gain through firing. *The more crude the suppressor, the greater its influence on degradation/malfunction/dirt. Even with the quietest possible firearm, you wouldn't be able to use it with impunity just because it's suppressed - it'd still be heard for a block or two, but toward the edges of that radius it might not be so loud as to overpower everything else a given zombie is hearing. So for more sparsely populated areas as well as the interior of large buildings, using a firearm becomes much more viable beyond kiting - using a suppressed gun in an emergency would stand a much greater chance of getting you out of it without attracting too much more attention. Bows In the same vein as suppressors, bows and crossbows would make for an interesting addition; Again there would be craftable and non-craftable variants. Compared to (even suppressed) firearms they'd be relatively quiet and more sustainable in terms of ammo consumption. However, they'd be much more difficult to use than firearms, with generally shorter range - though their relative quietness would allow you to gain more experience in practice. I feel like they could use their own set of skills, but that might be going overboard. - Short Bows: Short range, low damage, quietest, decent refire rate, low exertion. Crafting requires beginner carpentry. - Long Bows: Longest range, middling damage, middling volume, slower refire rate, highest exertion. Crafting requires intermediate carpentry. - Crossbows: Middling range, highest damage, loudest, slowest refire rate, middling exertion. Crafting requires intermediate mechanics, beginner metalwork and beginner carpentry. Again, the ability to craft them could be contingent on skill magazines. There could be several varieties of each type, particularly amongst "found" ones, each modifying some of those stats. For example a modern composite bow might be a lot quieter, a modern crossbow pistol might be much faster yet do less damage. I don't know much about archery, but I imagine it's even more bottomless pit of possibilities than I'm presenting here. Vehicle modification & repairs I won't go too into depth with this one, but it essentially boils down to weaponising and up-armouring vehicles. Create a plow and strap it to the front to reduce slowdown and damage caused by mowing down zombies (And humans!), bullbars to reduce collision damage, weld bars across windows and windshields to protect them (reduced visibility?), metal plating on bodywork to protect components and occupants from firearms. Would require metalworking and mechanics skills where applicable. I would like to see the ability to repair bodywork- minor dents would only require a hammer, while more serious damage could be patched over with metal sheets and such. Of course, all that added weight will reduce acceleration, max speed and increase fuel consumption. To go even further with it, you could frankensetein cars together, eg shove a V8 into a hatchback and become an accident waiting to happen. Medical & Physiological I feel like wounds are too easy to disinfect, and antibiotics are a get-out-of-jail-free card should you be unable to disinfect them. I think that for the more persistent injuries you should have to disinfect them multiple times - and regardless, that there should still be a chance of infection dependent on First Aid skill and the quality of dressings, especially if you're still fighting zombies or pissing about in the mud. As for the zombie infection, again I'm aware it's a definitive "no" for a cure, but I feel like giving the player a death sentence with no way to come back from it kinda sucks. Eating plenty could help delay it, amputation could prevent it spreading (but that's a pretty tall order considering the development implications). Beyond that, I think the best compromise would be a drug that can delay it perpetually so long as you have a supply, necessitating a sorta gun-to-your-head approach in getting your next dose. It'd have to be very rare, but maybe there could be a chemistry skill allowing synthesis of this drug at the highest level, with some difficult to acquire/sustain ingredients - in addition to allowing synthesis of disinfectants, medicinal drugs and alcohol. I've also found it a lot more difficult to lose weight in PZ than in reality - I've lost 7kg over the past two months, and as soon as I started maintaining a calorie deficit it started dropping - This doesn't seem to be how it works in-game, with some weird long lag period between not eating and losing the weight. There's no real reason a full day of not eating should not result in weight loss. For relatively minor arm and hand injuries (scratches particularly), I find attack speed is diminished way too much - Adrenaline and the instinct for self-preservation are going to take precedence over keeping such injuries safe in the face of a handful of zombies. I'd rather they diminished accuracy, with only lacerations or anything more serious affecting attack speed. Also rather than the speed of the entire process being reduced, I think it should just be recovery - so the length of time between swings/stabs stays the same, but there's no delay between starting and connecting the attack. Having wounds re-open as a consequence of fighting while injured would give this more depth too, though it could possibly be too frustrating. Improvised Armour & Tailoring As I understand it the protection system is still in its infancy, but again the depth it could go to is endless. Improvised armour could be modifications to existing clothing items, or stand-alone clothing items in themselves. Why not both, beyond the countless hours to code it all and create art? Facetiousness aside, improvised armour would be applicable to each body part that can be damaged. It could be made from all sorts - the heavier the material/larger the piece, the larger the debuffs to movement speed, exertion and/or attack speed dependent on which body part they're worn on, but the greater the protection. So you could be a walking tank but the moment you have to run you're buggered, or you could travel very light and get bitten by the next zombie you encounter, or anything in between. Ballistic protection With armoured vests already in the game and NPCs on the way (or already here with Super(b) survivors, not to mention PvP functionality in MP), ballistic protection has a role to play. Most items that can protect against scratches and bites would likely be useless in the face of a bullet - however some types of improvised (if implemented) or found armour might be better than nothing. Eg. a shot to a flak jacket might cause what would otherwise be a bullet wound to be a bruise. Having both entry and exit wounds possible would also be interesting. Traits Some traits I think should be able to be acquired through gameplay, especially across in-game years, eg. near/far-sightedness, deafness (esp. if you've been in proximity to firearms being shot). As another example, if you smoke too many cigarettes too quickly, you gain the smoker trait; If you abstain, you lose it (after a long time). I feel like athletic, strong, stout and fit shouldn't be traits at all beyond defining your character's starting attributes, and from there would be defined by diet and exercise as with over/underweightedness. Desensitisation could occur after X time in a panic state, with that time lengthened by the Coward trait and shortened by the Brave trait. Professions I feel like some of them are quite lacking - they give you a leg up compared to a traitless, professionless character for sure, but I don't feel like they anywhere near fully reflect the experience someone in that given line of work would really have. For example, I'd imagine a combat veteran to be much more than 20% better than the uninitiated when it comes to all things firearm, and to have some experience with construction, greater aptitude for figuring out improvised explosives. A carpenter by trade would be able to make something much more refined than a bunch of wooden planks assembled into the form of a chair Quality of life/"minor" feature/content wishlist - (Toggle to?) Automatically drop vehicle components when removed - Wheels, brakes, suspension, seats, gas tanks, doors, windows etc. - Allow queueing of constructions eg. walls - Allow all interactions with wounds at all times (assuming I have the requisite supplies) so I don't have to wait for eg. a disinfect operation to complete before I can queue up the bandage. - Almost all clothing items should, imo, provide some scratch and/or bite defence even if it's 1-5% - Leaving car key in ignition drains battery - Skill books renamed to <Skill> for Beginners, <Skill> for Intermediates for better sorting - Maps renamed to Map of <Location> - Annotated maps suffixed with (Annotated). Eg. "Map of West Point (Annotated)" - Welding mask functions as apparrel face item - More options regarding meta events, ie. Frequency, cut-off dates etc. - Generally increase range of firearms - With the Aiming skill given by the Police profession, you can't even attempt a target across a road which I find to be silly. - Different types of belt with greater capacity - Ejecting a magazine from a firearm should not immediately replace it if another is available - Eg. I'll pick up a pistol that I intend to throw away to nick its mag, only to load one I was carrying with me into it - Fix for eating, smoking or otherwise performing animated actions that still allow you to move, the player-character stops every time they change direction. - Aiming/looking/sneaking should be able to be performed while crouched, instead of standing up to do so. - Switching equipped items via the belt possible while sprinting, with a chance of dropping it dependent on All Thumbs/Dextrous trait, and Sprinting skill - Reloading firearms possible while jogging, with a chance of dropping the mag to load dependent on All Thumbs/Dextrous trait and Reloading skill - Bandaging/disinfecting arms, torso and head possible while jogging, with a chance of failure and/or dropping/wasting the bandage/wipe/disinfectant dependent on All Thumbs/Dextrous trait and First Aid skill - A proper equipment/clothing UI, similar to the Medical menu instead of sectioning off part of the existing inventory list - More in-depth categorisation of items, eg. medical supplies, construction/crafting items etc. - The ability to "Loot/Transfer All in Category" when mousing over a given item in container/inventory - Ability to change sandbox settings in SP - Button to leave the current car's key in its glovebox - Keys spawn for ALL vehicles - but they might be on a zombie on the other side of town - or a different town - Vehicle cruise control - Wire Cutters to cut holes in wire fences - Jimmy vehicle door locks with screwdriver, pry locked doors open with crowbar - high chance of destroying the lock, room for a skill/trait to factor in - Reading in darkness takes longer, increases boredom gain - at some point it becomes impossible to read - Reduce exertion of Wood Axe, currently feels more efficient to use regular Axe to chop trees NPC/Meta/Story events - Special Forces/Hazmat teams investigating certain sites, analysing zombie corpses, downloading computer data, extracting VIPs and such - If suppressors ever get in, they'd have them, and they'd shoot survivors on-sight. Good loot on them but practically impossible to kill without an army of your own and/or severe manipulation of the zombie hordes - And that's if you even cross paths with them in the first place. - Helicopter crashlanding - would havefer a decent stock of relatively obscure supplies, at great risk. Could have some more worldbuilding/story items on board. After a given length of time, the wreck could be destroyed and its important contents recovered by aforementioned SF teams - especially if there are survivors of the crash. There could also be civilian variations, a news chopper for example. - Injured/imperiled survivor(s) on ham radio asking for assistance - Survivors intending to rob you, using above as a lure as one option So, that's a big old text dump. There's probably a lot more I could add to this list that currently escapes me. And of what's already here, there will be a lot that each of you will disagree with, but please do mention anything you would really like before you shoot the rest of it down. But beyond that go crazy, it's a lot more effort for the devs to implement any of this rambling than it is for me to think and type it up.
  16. So I've gotten used to the new combat mechanics and I find the walk speed while aiming to be painfully (usually gets you killed) slow and I think that adding the ability to hold shift to speed up would be great. Also if this does get implemented, I think that if the player speeds up while moving backwards could actually fall over if they bump into furniture.
  17. first of all, i can't use both my hands and so i use a gaming mouse, which 7 customizable buttons. 4 are for movement, 1 for crouch, 1 for Interact and 1 for run now, i really dislike that i have to use spacebar to stomp, especially when i have to quickly go back to using the mouse. please let there be an option to let the "E/Interact" key stomp zombies below our feet. also, the aiming: i often miss because i have to get close to the head and when i have to react quick to other zombies, it's quite annoying. sure it's more realistic but i bet there are real people who could stomp like that.
  18. Rather self explanatory in attachments. Only equippable after putting in left hand then right clicking and equipping on both. It wasn't caused by any mods too, since I don't got any on. It's quite gamebreaking since when you need to re-equip a certain weapon (and it's two handed) then you might be screwed.
  19. Looking at the newest blog post, I'm a little confused. Why is 1-1 combat being made easier? Zombies are already so much easier than they were a few years ago. Their animation's been slowed down and their hit registry feels off to the point I can stand in one place, let one keep doing its thing at me, and not get "hit" for a good 2 or 3 seconds. Especially on higher strength or speed settings zombies should be dangerous. If anything, they should be buffed. More pulling, clawing, punching, and tackling with the new animations, better hit responses to where if they do their animation, you get hit. You shouldn't be able to treat even small groups of zombies like a joke, but you can right now and apparently the group buffs are being dialed back. I don't think this is the way it needs to go, or maybe there should be a zed difficulty setting added that changes exactly how powerful they are more than the vague options we have now. My suggestion would be to either revert whatever nerfs or changes are coming to make individual fights easier, keep whatever group buffs there are after tuning them, and implement more concise, effective options for zombie difficulty. Superhuman strength should let them pull you down and hit you hard when they hit. Higher sense should give them better reactions. That sorta thing. I remember back in the DayZ days people complained zombies were too hard and they nerfed them big time, and in the recent game Hunt: Showdown similar complaints led its zombie-ish monsters to get nerfed into pointless distractions. I don't want that to happen with PZ. Zombies should be a threat you have to be careful with and learn to manage, not something you can easily strafe around and stunlock solo or even in groups, which you can do now. One shouldn't be instant death, not at all, but it shouldn't get any easier than it is right now.
  20. Hello! I've made a combat tutorial that some people have found helpful, and hopefully people here find it helpful too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JduW2fEBzI&t=881s
  21. A suggestion for improvement of Human vs. Human combat. As we saw in the bloody massacre video, now there is 3 different attacks - swing from the left to the right, direct hit to the head and uppercut. I suggest to add an option to block an attack from 1 of 3 directions - slightly similar to like Mount and Blade did (that's one of the best fighting systems, imo. Link). If defender is blocking wrong direction, while attacker hits him - he will still take damage. One thing I don't sure is how it would work. I can think of 2 ways: Manual. Determines by the direction of walking. For example, if you walk backwards it will be a down-direction block. Pretty hard for newbies, but sounds fun. Automatic. Every time defender presses "block" button the game will select "proper" block depending on attacker's attack. May be too OP, when defender spams "block", until Windows message "Would you like to permanently enable Shift?" pops-up. Both. Maybe, selectable, like current reloading option. Shields. Similar to M&B, blocks all directions at once, but requires 1 hand and tends to break. And also, some bonus for axe and other "heavy" weapons for breaking blocks. Would it be too complex? Sometimes complexity is even better, making combat something to master.
  22. Inspired by the Bloody massacre video. Warning: to understand this post correctly you need to listen to this. So, I suggest to replace current pushing attack ("space" by default) with weapon pushing. For example, with the end of the bat. The main reasons are that current attack would be too dangerous in ZA, because zombie could easily bite your arm, and because pushing 3 zombies at a time with almost 100% success chance is slightly OP. Allowing to push only 1 zombie at a time with a weapon would be much better (Just like hitting 1 at a time in the video). Also, if the character has no weapon, it would be logical to add small (!) chance of zombie being not pushed and is starting to bite you instead (For a weak characters). Or, as an alternative, kicking with a leg, because it would take slightly more time for zombie to grab a leg.
  23. I made some posts in the Hydrocraft mod thread showing the java behind melee combat and some quick thoughts on it. See here and here I am going to use this thread to summarize my findings, so others can use them as a reference. Firstly: Skill modifiers and weapon categories. What do they affect? By how much? If the weapon has the category "Unarmed", no perk related. The only calculation for unarmed is that it is capped at 0.7 damage per hit. NOTE MODDERS: This means if you categorize a weapon in your scripts as unarmed, putting max damage higher than 0.7 does nothing. These are not intuitive at all. Rather than either starting at 100% damage and increasing (bonus damage) or starting at a low point and reaching 100% at level 10 (competency), skills in project zomboid are a mixture of both. If the weapon has the category of "Blade" or "Axe", use Blade Accuracy perk (java name=PerkFactory.Perks.Axe): If the weapon has the category of "Blunt", use Blunt Accuracy perk (java name=PerkFactory.PerksBlunt): Both Axe and Blunt perks affect damage the same way. 0:30%, 1:40%, 2:50%, 3:60%, 4:70%, 5:80%, 6:90, 7:100%, 8:110%, 9:120%, 10:130% Or, to put it more compactly: Damage = TotalDamage*(0.3+PerkLevel*0.1) If the weapon is "Ranged" (not category), Aiming level affects critchance, not damage. The calculation is weapon.critchance + weapon.AimingPerkCritModifier * (AimingLevel/2) So for calculating the maximum crit of you custom guns, add the amingcritmodifier only 5 times, not 10. Lastly calculated, If the weapon has the category of "Axe" and the target is NOT knocked over. Double damage. Yup, axes do double damage to all standing targets. ORDER OF CALCULATION None of these calculations are exclusive! Furthermore, none of the melee checks actually restricts themselves to melee weapons. So, if you have a firearm (isRanged=TRUE) with the categories Unarmed,Axe,Blunt, and you attack a standing zombie, the following would happen. Get damage from weapon/wielder. If damage is more than 0.7, reduce to 0.7 (unarmed). damage *= 0.3+AxeLevel*0.1 damage *= 0.3+BluntLevel*0.1 critical chance = weapon.critchance + weapon.AimingPerkCritModifier * (AimingLevel/2) damage = damage*2 (Axe) There may be checks earlier in the code to prevent such items from existing at startup, but I know you can make these with lua. NOTE: I have yet to find any references to "improvised" in the code. I'll keep looking. Next time, Strength, endurance, push back, knockdown, and YOU!
  24. We all know that they plan to change combat system in PZ. Here is my view about how the combat system should look like in ver 1.0 I don’t want to go much into detail as I have faith in devs so ill just point main things with some explanation why I want to see them. Gear 1) weapons: more weapons to choose from is obvious thing. Machete, wrench, katana and many more but also different qualities of the same gear worn leather jacket, fine quality leather jacket, old rusty axe, sharp axe etc. You can use both of them to chop trees but the have a bit different stats. Nothing major but still tier 1 weapon will be worse than t2 (just like 5-10%). WHY? We love to collect things. All MMOs are so addicting because players like to collect things. Small stats difference will do for them to spend hours in search for that perfect weapon and still keep the balance of the game. 2) Upgrade gear: add the possibility to upgrade the gear we have. Sharp our blade weapons, balance blunt weapons, reinforce armor etc. Tie it to maintenance skill or some new kind of occupation and let us improve gear we find. The reason for this is just the same as for different gear qualities. This time is a bit less random but finding a good gear and then the right person that can improve it to finnaly get “ perfect weapon/armor” will be nice addiction for most of us. 3) More ranged weapons that use the same ammo. It’s a bit the same thins as 1) but this time impact is bigger. I just don’t like that in most cases ammo X fits only to gun Y, ammo A to gun B etc. I like the situation like we have with fuel right now, will you use it to fuel up generator, create a flame bomb or fuel up a car (on day). A rare version of gun X that use the same ammo but have different stats would add that kind of dilemma. Few Examples hunting rifle -> sniper rifle (better range), shotgun -> duble barrel shotgun (better damage, more spread), pistol -> automatic pistol (higher fire rate). 4) Armor and shields. Leather jackets, baseball gear, riot gear, chain mails etc that give us protection vs bite and scratch. I don’t want to see a easy choices about gear like riot gear is better than leather jacket. All protection gear have to have downsides. Like: it weight more, it slows your swing and movement time, you get exhausted faster, for head gear it can limit your cone of view. Chain mails makes a lot of noise when you move and fight. Os instead of picking the armor with best protective stats you will pick the best one for the situation you are in. Its another thing to collect, and another thing that give us an option. I like games with a lot of different and hard decisions to make. It will reward those that play smart. Skills and fighting. Unlocking new skill levels in blunt and blade skills will give us access to new killing moves. Each of that special attack will have own attack speed, endurance / energy cost, range, damage and cooldown. There wont be the best attack you will have to choose the right one for given situation. Cooldown is important otherwise we would just switch normal attack spam with special attack spam. Few ideas: blown down, heavy strike (slow, high energy cost but huge dmg), sweep strike (hits 3 targets in front and have pushback effect, lower dmg). 1 hit jaw stab also as separate blade skill. Some skills would be more effective vs zeds, some vs humans (like fast stabs in chest, good to kill a human but not so effective vs undead). At higher skill levels we can gain access to improved versions of those attacks (lower energy cost, lower cooldown etc). Right now IMO its to easy for non combat build characters to kill large number of zeds. Pure combat build would be viable and with new animation update combat fighting horde would be very eye appealing. Ofc leveling up combat skills can also give us passive traits not only active abilities. Some ideas about them, dual wielding weapons (dual pistol or dual hatchet), reloading while running (slower than normal but still). Small energy gain after killing zombie (to represent anger / fury). I know that Project Zomboid is not focused around combat but still combat is an important part of the game and some of us enjoy playing the game with combat build. We have a nice crafting professions, a high level carpenter or doctor are great to have in community, lets make good battle hardened fighters also a valuable community members.
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