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  1. Something Easier to Carry Bodies

    Right now bodies are pretty tedious to clean up. I was playing with hydrocraft, and I got this idea.. I was thinking implementing something like a fork lift, pallet truck, be able to put bodies in cars to make it easier to pile them up.
  2. Prexisting corpses

    Good morning, I have been wondering, wouldn't it be awesome if there were corpses already in places when you spawned? (More than a few people who drank bleach) I'm talking about in places like the police station or survivor houses. You go to the location and you see all of the windows busted out and piles of dead bodies where someone had their last stand. Would indeed be cool. Food for thought.
  3. Cleaning up corpses safely !

    Any idea on how to clean up corpses without having to burn down the town? Don't enjoy the idea of having to burn them and the planet all in one go
  4. With Build 32, it's virtually impossible to burn corpses without destroying the entire known world. So I'd like a fix to this. Maybe something that just takes the sheet of paper, lighter and gas and uses them appropriately, but just transform the corpse into the ash pile, skipping the fire part altogether. Or perhaps just a right-click and "delete corpse" option. Really need this for my role-playing game I'm doing. Thanks to anyone who shows interest!
  5. Burning Corpses

    Just for fun, I thought I'd play a game with INSANE number of Zeds, to see how much I could last. And guess what, I'm already on my second month (finding an axe on the very first shed I searched is probably the reason of why), but sadly, the outside (and sometimes the inside; I need to loot more Bleach...) of my safehouse at Dixie Dinner is starting to look like the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg in ''Gone with the Wind'', and I dare say even more cluttered with dead. (Which I gathered in this overcluttered pile after searching each of them for ammo, medicine and weapons) So, after I found a can of Gas I began to wonder.... why I can't pour it over that pile o'bodies and burn them down to nothingness so I can pile even more bodies there later and repeat the process? Seriously, you see this kind of thing take place in many a zombie movie or game, and it could be a good way to dispose of all those cluttering bodies (maybe even serve as an impromptu firewall to keep other Zeds away, like they one they made circling the Pope during the Black Death to protect him from fleas and rats.) rather than have them around stinking (or worse, reviving). Of course, this would have to come with the same unfortunate implications of campfires and the soon-to-return molotov cocktails. Like say, the fire extending to your beloved safehouse, or that place you had yet to loot. Still, it could be an useful feature to get rid of those annoying piles of corpses.
  6. Zombie-survivor loot

    I think it'd be good to have zombies drop items useful for survival (and it's pretty easily explained, since survivors die away eventually, while probably carrying supplies on them). So they might have food cans, tools, basically anything that a player would carry around. I have never found food cans on corpses yet, and rarely they had some tools on them (if ever). What I tend to find is useless stuff like lipsticks, medalions, etc. Of course, it'd have to be on rare occasion, since majority of guys died during the beginning of the Apocalypse, I guess. Maybe some of them could carry hiking bags full of that stuff... Also, that'd help them MP players a bit, because screw the respawning loot =\ What do you think? Edit: BTW, you have to risk your avatar's life to cut through a horde before you find something useful, which would be pretty balanced, wouldn't it?
  7. Devouring ghouls and stuff

    This is in general discussion, because it can't be a suggestion, and that is because boss zombies are a confirmed NO. Yet the idea came and want ppl with time to discuss it. Briefly: Left over zombie corpses smell a long range to other zombies who, when not chasing players, devour those corpses. A zombie that scores 5 turns into a badass psycho... I mean ghoul with bonuses to everything and no drop whatsoever. Now comes a detailed spec on presumed source of player pleasure - feel free to skip it. ******************************************************************************* So, when a zombie is not chasing a player, it can chase a smell of corpses, which has a 20 tile range. Upon reaching the corpse it initiates feeding, which lasts 1000 time or till distracted. Upon finishing the first meal, zombie gets minor graphic updates - bloodstains all over like from the shower and an internal corpses eaten flag switching from 0 to 1. Now this zomie moves 10% faster, smells copses 22 tiles away, eats next corpse within 800 time and can interrupt feeding of anyone whos corpses eaten flag is below 1, i.e. 0. Eventually he's CE=4, mv+40%, smell range 28 devour time 200 and interrupts any feeding of CE 3 and less - eats his last treat. Then animation - Z falls on knees, hump grows up, tearing existing top clothes, while limbs shrink and disappear while hump grows bigger and turns into a wobbling cocoon. 4k time passes, during which this cocoon can be demolished with just a couple of blows. Then there's a graphic eruption - the ghoul comes out. Appearance: Like a ghoul from witcher 1, only not as tall. Same height as a human, but visibly more heavy and broad in bone. Muvement - unless in rush mode, has the speed of a walking, not sneaking human, suffers only half penalty to speed from walking through slowing obstacles like trees. Combat Attack: Melee attack (swinging arms) with less chance to inflict scratches than Zs but more damage and random knocking of the player - not back but also randomly to the 90degree side. Possible fractures. Combat Defence: Hp of only 2.5-3 zombies, but.. Every time a player would knock out a zombie, the ghoul rolls 10 and on anything but 10 gets knocked back instead of down. Melee critical hits don't instakill, only do 2x normal damage and make it backstep while screeching. Combat Covert side: Has senses one level better than average Z in current world setup. Except for sight, which can't exceed normal during the day and good during night. Upon detecting player, being wounded and just every once in a while in combat emits howls that work just as a 9mm shot noise. Non combat behavior: Wanders randomly during the night. As sun approaches, searches for nearest location either under the roof or among trees (with roof being a priority, if available), which is also being covered from player's view, i.e. 2-3 trees close below the location or any other objects blocking view down and 30 degrees left/right. Upon detecting a player initiates approach behavior. Approach behavior: Goal is to get to an unobstructed line of rush 12 tiles or less to the player and to initiate rush behavior. During the night it will vigorously walk from any distance till in line for rush. During the day it will only walk the approach distance slowly if the player is within same set of shadows as the ghoul, i.e. house or forest, otherwise stay dormant or even try to avoid direct line of sight. When it is either within the rush line or suffers damage - it initiates rush behavior. Rush: Attack begins with move and attack speed greatly amplified, supported by loud screaming. Ghoul has 20 points to expend. 1 goes per tile walked, 3 per single attack on player or obstacle and 5 per being knocked back. Rush interrupts when points are expended, a creature is knocked down or killed, switch to combat behavior. General combat is all about hitting hard, being hard to knock down or kill and screaming a lot. Losing sight of targets or 40% of the time when going below 33% hp there's a chance to initiate fleing behavior. Fleeing behavior - attemt to move away from last known player location +- 30 degrees direction, 30-50 tiles range, then try to find daytime cover regardless of time and initiate 4000 countdown. If uninterrupted - heal completely and randomly either seek cover or return to random point within 20 tiles of previous encounter and seek cover there. Locomotion and portal interaction - noob in windows, master of doors. I.e. can't enter or bash windows, ignores them, but can open doors and masterfully bash any door barricades. Also can climb walls up to 2 high, provided there's anything but windows to climb to. Whatever other full size destructible obstacles get implemented - 3x demolition capability of a simple Z. Death and loot - no loot, only a corpse worth 2 corpse eaten points to any devourer. ******************************************************************************* Okay, The What has been described above, now The Why. Of the many ideas that jumped over my randomly creative brain, this one was written here because imho it might have a useful touch on many ingame processes. 1) Automated cleanup of corpses (hopefully rains will deal with blood eventually) 2) Evident motivation to be mindful of leftover corpses and maybe try to either burn or interrupt feeding before hatching. 3) Side effect of this mechanism would be zombies stalking any locations where corpses haven't been cleaned and even trying to bash into such places without player stealth failures. Another motivation to clean corpses 4) Cheering up the later game routine as this critter can be a fun jump scare during the day and a real WTF hello surprise almost anywhere during the night. 5) Tuning late game difficulty in places where players are active and even smart ambushes - as daytime sneak up routine might lead a ghoul to follow you in woods from someplace and then drop pursuit cuz you crossed some gap and thus left common shadow. Then this sensitive guy would just stand around waiting in a path that you are likely to use again. 6) Another motivation to have firearms, since most melee fun is about knockback and finish, and do it all silently, and this fluffy is hard to knockback, and turns your stealth kill attempt into an opera after you hit something tender of his with something untender of yours. 7) It, of course imho, would give the game more immersive feel of ongoing undead evolution happening anytime the living screw up and allow it to happen. 8) Gives a general danger and boss feeling without actually implementing anything fairy-talish like different tools, limbs etc. Just tougher, faster, stronger, yet needing tricky conditions to appear. That was Troblin's spark of creativity, chears to anyone reading for being a determined SoB, feel free to comment, but remember, it's deep theory and mod/sandbox feature idea even at its theoretic maximum.
  8. hello, don't you think that producing tons of corpses everywhere should make you sick? You can see in war movies soldiers burning piles of corpses or at least putting them into mass graves to prevent outbreaks of diseases. Watching some youtubers constantly running through such messes really makes me think that such guys should get penalized for that? That only goes for older corpses and only in greater concentrations??
  9. Carrying Corpses

    I have an idea of being able to carry corpses (like planks and Logs) they shall weight around 5 and will allow you to build barricades and walls with corpses. Carrying one corpses will lower your mood and also it may make you a bit panicked. If the player has a trait ( "Can't stand smells" ) he will become nauseuous when near a corpse when carrying one or when he is near zombies and Constructions made with corpses. Crafting a Wall with corpses will concentrate all the items they were wearing in one "container" . You will be able to use corpses to block doors and windows just as if they are barricades. However they will be easily removed by players. Zombies will have to hit one corpse wall around 10 times in order to pass through it.
  10. Deterioration

    Deterioration is something I would really love to see in the long run, I understand that in the sandbox options there are decomposition settings, however visual representations of this would be really cool. Using The Walking Dead for an example (since the devs seem to use it quite a lot), take a loot at the zombies in the first season, second season, third and fourth seasons and notice the change, in the first season they were pretty fast and strong and could even climb over things (watch 'Guts' and you'll notice the zombie climbing the gate). However the thing which stands out is how decomposed they've become. I think that in PZ if there were say 3 or 4 different zombie 'base' models which would change over time, this could be a huge visual enhancement, seeing all of the really skinny and rotting zombies and being able to tell how frail they are just by looking at them would help to distinguish the old and new. This would also affect corpses, over time corpses would change until they're basically skeletal with bits of flesh hanging off the bones ('living' zombies would never reach this stage because they'rr zombies and zombies do not become skeletons). World deterioration I believe is already planned (the world becoming more overgrown and crumbly over time). And for the sake of the post, zombies eating corpses would also be a great feature as has been suggested a lot. I understand it goes against Romero lore but honestly f*** Romero lore, when people think of zombies they generally think of shambling corpses coming to eat you. Now this could be a sandbox option (whether they only eat the living, whether they eat fresh corpses too and whether they'll eat anything). -Ben
  11. I don't think I've seen this particular suggestion before, I may be wrong though and if so I apologize. I understand it's planned that we'll be able to dispose of corpses at some point, I think that there needs to be the ability to drag the corpses around and also to clean up bloodstains. In my current game I've cleared out a few streets in West Point (probably around 200 zombies on the streets and in the houses so far!) and want to settle down in the area, however the number of corpses is substantial. When we have the ability to (I'm assuming) burn the corpses, I'd like to be able to drag them all to a big pile and then set that alight. Then I'd like to be able to clean up the blood scattering the roads and interiors of houses, in order to make it 'feel' safe. Also, a way to bury a corpse could be cool too (and make a grave marker), when NPC's and Multiplayer are added, I'd like to bury fallen comrades and burn the zombies. Just think it'd be neat if you could have a graveyard (maybe even bury your previous characters after looting them ) What do you guys think? EDIT: Ah shite, just looked through the 'Commonly Suggested' post and saw it's pretty much confirmed My bad, well, burial is still there!