After the criticism from the last suggestion, I suppose I’ll suggest a little less technical topic for today: Farming!
Farming in Unturned is, I have to say, still a very primitive aspect of the game. You plant, you harvest and you replant. The only thing you can do is sprint this process by fertilizing it. I suggest that in Unturned there is a complete overhaul of Farming in the game:
Sunlight: Plants need luminous energy to grow, so it would make sense for them to have to be either in an outdoors location, under heavy artificial light or with a classic “hole in the roof” to grow.
Water and Sprinklers: Plants also need water, so I suggest there be a watering system: You can craft a watering with the following recipe –
Water Barrel + 2x Metal Siding + Metal Bar
– The watering can can water a certain area (showed by a circle when handling the can), in which the plants in it will enter a “watered” state for 60 minutes, where they will grow much faster. The player would be able to know if the plant is watered, maybe by an icon if they hover their mouse over the plant. If the player is offline, the plants still grow, but without the bonus.
Sprinklers! They work by being placed on the ground (also show a circle of effect), and their function is watering the plants in its area every 60 minutes, keeping the bonus indefinitely. The sprinkler needs a source of water (maybe a Water Tank or Barrel) and energy (generator, etc.). Their recipe would be:
Water Barrel + 2x Metal Bar + Chemicals + Glue
P.S.: The plants could also be constantly watered by being planted very near ponds or non-saline water sources.
Fertilizing and Compost: In the game, the plants would need to be fed with nutrients, so, if the plant isn’t planted on real soil, it will need to have its dirt fed with compost, an item that can have various recipes, all of which include food. The food would be “mixed” and turned into the compost, which would be put into a whole Planter or Plot. The effect would last 24 hours, and without it, the plants wouldn’t grow. If offline, the effect still lasts for the duration of the composting.
For fertilizing, it would give a very high boost to the growth of the plant (maybe 3x) and would give a bonus to the “Food” and “Drink” bar replenishment the crops would sustain.
That’s it, for now, thank you again for looking at my suggestions. I hope people don’t jump that much on me this time, haha :-)… Feel free to suggest more stuff or correct me in the thread below.
P.S.: For these suggestions to work, the growth time, of course, would have to be much larger than it is nowadays.
P.S².: The recipe suggestions I used only consider items that currently exist in-game (Unturned 3.0), don’t wanna get into speculation stuff, sorry!