A new type of Danger and why we need it.
Look at the following picture of a Forest in Rust,
Now imagine you’re about to approach it, you’re not about to visit grandma wearing your Red Hood and carrying a picnic basket, you do your usual danger check, which involves generally looking at the ground for traps, wolves, bears and as well as other players these all exist parallel to the horizon, not one of you thought to look up into the trees which is why i think we need a new type of Danger, an Aerial Danger.
Here in Australia we have 90% of the worlds most dangerous animals, most of us are descended from criminals and Norse/Germanic warriors, yet rarely, some like myself, just suddenly burst into existence from an explosion of divine awesomenessness, no glitter is involved.
Some of us were wearing Rust type armor long before Rust came into existence,(Ned Kelly and Kelly Gang), So that left over 10% is us.
One of our most significant dangers is the Drop Bear, the vicious Koala, who technically is not a bear or a huggable Care Bear with a penis like Frank Walls Hello Kitty loving horny Care Bear. This bastard tree hugging stoner drops from the trees to devour your face and give you a free facial.
Here in the following pic is a fatty tourist being devoured by a vicious drop bear. She didn’t stand a chance, she wasn’t Australian.
The following art work is an artists painting of a Drop Bear in greater detail. You can see the viscious nature of the Koala and that it there is nothing huggable about it.
The next picture is a scientific concept of a mutated Drop Bear that has been subjected to Radiation. These would be suitable for Rad Zones situated in the forest areas.
Due to the savage nature of these creatures the government has issued the following warning leaflets and signs. The Signs could also be used by players to warn others of the dangerous Drop Bears within a forest in Rust.
So there you have it a New conceptual danger based on the Australian Drop Bear aka the Koala. A danger that comes from above not below like normal. This will add to the fear and sense of danger because now you will also have to look up if you want to live not just straight ahead.
While we’re at it we may as well add Kangaroos and Crocodiles, The roo’s would be good to replace the deer and a challenge to hunt, mutated kangaroos would be great to box against and to capture for a mount to ride, and the croc’s would be a good danger on the beach. Just imagine you’re crouched down getting water at a river bank, the birds are singing, all is peaceful, you give into the lull of the sounds and relax a little, then suddenly water explodes everywhere, and a croc comes bursting out of the water, jaws open, heading right your way, its jaws lock tight on your head and it proceeds to drag you into the water. There is nothing you can do. You’re dead.