The main menu music/Rust theme is really good. Sets a cool, ominous tone, and I’m sure everyone enjoys listening to it while the server loads.
Then suddenly it’s nothing but the sound of air or a beach. Yeah the ambient nature passes are doing work for bringing in some good ambient feeling, but I wish there was more, something like what we heard the very first time we launched Rust ya know?
I’d be down for more music in situations such as:
Plain ambient tracks a la Minecraft. Yeah I know just referenced Minecraft but it does do some things right. When music kicks in there it’s really pleasant sometimes. Not overbearing or grabbing the main focus either.
In-game/in-world music via items/music box. When electricity, cars, and other complicated planned shit is in, would it really be too far of a stretch to have some Rust-styled music player that plays rarely found music discs with more OST work?
Stingers/Event music. This I imagine would not be the easiest thing to implement from a coding/developer standpoint based on the situations. Short 3-5 sec stinger tracks for dying, or a sound effect when down-but-not-out. Say something tribal and drum-beaty goes on when you’re getting chased by naked spearmen or just people fighting/chasing you in general.
All could easily just be disabled by default if it’s too much of a distraction for some.