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So, I didn't see this suggested anywhere and I searched pretty thoroughly, so... It might be part of the incoming alternate energy stuff, but since I can't seem to find that info I'm going to post this anyways. * * * The idea is that when the power goes out, there's presently very little ways to create light. Candles and fire run out and risk burning down your base--batteries also die. So, for lighting your base, solar garden lamps would work fantastically for providing a light source once the power goes out without using up your batteries. They could be attached to posts with rope like flashlights, planted in the ground to create lighted paths, or carried as a lame light. The point is that they're not as bright as other lights, but they're still better than complete blackness. Positives: -supply-free light source -can be carried -can be hung on posts -can be placed into the ground Negatives: -Not nearly as bright as other light sources (important!) -only work outdoors -must charge during the day -get dimmer as night progresses -cannot be turned off and may attract zombies at night -don't work well if it rains during charging hours Is it somewhat realistic? Totally. You can buy these almost anywhere. Does it fit with the spirit of PZ? I would like to think so. The list of positives and negatives balance out pretty well. Won't make the game too easy or hard. It's not unrealistic or OP. Just a fun little thing to add alternatives and deepen the realism of the world. Would it make the game too easy? Depending on how it's implemented, attracting zombies after the power goes out might make it more difficult. Would it require rewriting the entire game (like changing the camera view, for instance) It might take a little more coding than average to implement, with zombie attraction or removing the option to turn the lights off/making them only work outdoors. Would it add enough to the gameplay that it would be worth taking the time to add? I would say that it's of relatively low priority, but it could make for a good alternative to fire that's acceptable in a world that has decent technology. Also, since sleeping isn't a thing in mutliplayer, and being a mac user with the annoyingly bright bar across the top of my screen, it makes the game unseeable during the game's night hours. Having something that's not going to turn my base into a bonfire but still let me play would be fantastic. Would it be found in Muldraugh, Kentucky common enough to be added? As I said, can be bought almost anywhere. Dollar stores, hardware stores, gardening stores, spring decoration sections at grocery stores, home decor shops... the list is long. Not to mention, you can probably find lots of them in people's yards. They're decently ubiquitous.