While I'm not too big on the idea of random lightning starting fires (unless it was very rare or could be prevented by building something like a lightning rod), I do like the idea of more weather (some of it still being dangerous). Especially the hail idea
A bit of both in honesty. It seems every single gun container has something in it and on top of that it is extremely filled as well. Personally the fact there's so much in one container every time is what bothers me a bit more.
Really do think it's enough just for the base game to receive updates. If you'd like to buy another copy and gift it to someone, please do. If not a friend, then there's lots of people that can't afford the game or have to pirate it.
It should be able to stand on its own merits as it does now (not to mention after 7 or 8 years, I'm sure the main devs would like to move on to something new, without Java).
No. No. No. The idea is not even cute, Expansion packs and DLC is everything thats wrong with the modern gaming industry. This is a developing indie game.
Doing that is just a cheap way to try and squeeze more money out of the fans. which is low.