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Suggesting the addition of birds/bugs/more wildlife
Also tweaking the movements of current widlife. Moving around quite a bit!!
Under consideration Suggested by: Essex • Upvoted: 09 Jan • Comments: 12
I would like to add to this suggestion. Predator's currently only hunt humans. There should be an ever increasing "hunger" gauge that can cause predators to attack, kill, and consume down to the bones a wild animal.
These remains can also act as a cue to the player that a predator is nearby as currently the only way is to see them, hear them, or be eaten by them.
Where my birds and bugs at?
Elissa Snowball Admin
"[Suggestion] More diverse fauna" (suggested by Headache on 2021-09-14), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
I agree. Birds are missing.
1/ sounds of birds
2/ non-interractive animations of birds in the sky
3/ at best, birds to kill, eggs to gather, giving feathers for blueprint like 'feathered arrow' giving more precision/distance or less dispersion of the arrow.
Yes I was wondering about this as well. Should have some fowl or something to hunt for maybe another source of meat/buff. Snow Owls, Owls(night time spooky), Eagles, Hawks, Vultures, Ducks, Geese. Things that swim on top of ponds/lakes. Would be awesome to look out in the distance and see a bald eagle perching on a tree top. Or Circling vultures drawn to a carcass that was killed from Wolves/Bears/Cats.
*lets also add things like snakes and smaller creatures to this discussion.
The addition of birds/bugs would be great but even just some audio for them would really add to the atmosphere and make the areas without them (such as artic) feel all the more eerie and barren.
I also agree with mckmnstr that some predation would be amazing to see.
For the desert area: vultures, ostriches and falcons. For the forest area: crows, eagles, owls.
It seems dead to have no form of flying creatures. Not asking for anything hostile although that would be nice. Just something to make to environment feel more alive.
Elissa - Producer Admin
"Birds and feathers" (suggested by Ornilx on 2021-12-11), including upvotes (2) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Elissa - Producer Admin
"Birds or Some Sort of Flying Creature" (suggested by Meadors on 2021-12-20), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Yeah, this is something completely missing from such a lush-looking environment.
Adding those extra touches as people recommended, such as birds like hawks circling high up riding thermals, various sparrows, pheasants for hunting (and materials would be used for feathered arrows, etc.), bird nests with eggs, and even just the ambient sounds of bird chirps or woodpecker sounds or something would be great for immersion.
Currently, when I play by myself, I listen to an ambient forest soundscape on Youtube in the background that adds the realism I wish was in the game. It makes a HUGE difference!
Insects would be interesting as well, including worms for bait, beetles for some sort of resin, etc.
Nature is a huge playground of possibilities and I feel the fauna in the game barely even scratches the surface.
Fix their AI too, because the animals are literally dumb and unrealistic.
It's weird walking through the forest without birds. Birds should also be a nuisance to any farm plots requiring scarecrows to stop birds from messing with your crops.