I saw what you said about Valheim in the blog post and couldn’t agree more. I generally never play games unless there is some kind of pvp, but Valheim was the best gaming experience I have had since I can remember.
To me Valheim felt like an evolved MMO and Survival. MMO’s and survivals to me have been the same for so long and I believe that is why Valheim did so well, it revised a version of what we all love. That is why I am so excited to see Unturned 2 because I think it has the chance to offer a survival experience we are all familiar with but sprinkle in some change to the sandbox survival with PVE elements. With some of the things discussed and brought up in the idea tank on the Trello I think Unturned 2’s potential is pretty good.
I would love to see what we all now today as Unturned Vanilla, but with more of a focus on the survival being against zombie AI, food, and the environment. I think the core of Unturned 2 should be built around surviving turned attacks, securing your base, upgrading the base with utilities and defenses, surviving the seasons, and cool things like excursions to do. Coupled with the open world PvP sandbox we are familiar with this game could a breath of fresh air from games like Rust, Dayz, and many others.
To me, something I really enjoy in games is the upgrades and utilities to your player or base. Having certain items that allow you to craft certain things or achieve certain tasks. This is why I like Valheim so much. Your base could be outfitted with the cauldron for potion brewing and different cooking recipes, upgraded stations that made you better armor, windmills to produce flour and different crops.
Its not all just about making your base full metal or just a plain grind to have the strongest base. But have a base that provides a lot of utility that makes your survival experience easier like electricity for lights and warmth. Or cool things like a stronger fishing pole to catch certain fish or certain weapon that is really good against Turned.
I would love to see the core of Unturned 2 be you versus the environment. If the PVE is good and threatening the PvP will follow behind it.
Also very happy to see U2 back in the spotlight.