Idk how would this work in other parts of the world, but I think that it’d be cool for pines to look like this in certain season:
Objective & Imagery
Lacking leaves and covered with shit tons of pinecones
I took these pictures from nearby pines in my zone. I’m in a southern province of Argentina and currently it’s summertime. As I stated earlier, Idk how climate and seasons in other regions and in which time of the year would affect pines in order to look like this. So it’s up to a deeper reasoning based on everyone else’s knowledge about their own living zones.
Purpose and reasoning
This is mainly a suggestion for looks and aesthetics. Regardless, pine cones could still fall out from pine trees naturally over time, when impacted (amount of items fallen proportional to impact strength) and all when chopped down, whenever there are pinecones available in the branches.
As an alternative for in case it impacts too hard on performance, it could be made so pines keep their leaves and pinecones aren’t visible, yet still obtainable up to a default yet variable limit. This could stay as a setting for low tier PC’s rather than by default and same principles can be applied to fruit trees if added to the game.
What are pinecones for anyway?
Those can be used as fuel for fireplaces and campfires, like in Don’t Starve series. Another potential use would be for using them as smokey projectiles; lit them in fire (alternatively covering them in fuel beforehand) and throw those away, as an improvised source for providing smoke cover and/or clearing out buildings by making their inhabitants suffocate with smoke.
Disclaimer: ofc I made this up but c'mon, say it wouldn't be a nice improvisation to have.
I hope you guys liked this simple and modest post. Let me know your thoughts.
- Liked the whole idea. Yes to everything
- Pinecones but keep leaves as default. Caring about performance
- No pinecones. Apply principles only to fruit trees
- Didn’t like it. All useless