That is something interesting , it would actually be nice having an “island” all for yourself.Would it have drawbacks like being away from decent resources nodes or getting your boat totaled y other players ?
Facepunch is working on procedural map generation with seeds (and hopefully types?) now and I would certainly be interested in an archipelago world type along with the one resembling the current map we have among others. If swimming, boats and meaningful water content were added it would certainly add a huge layer of depth to the game.
Yea, if we’re ever able to swim the ability to create boats and skiffs and whatever would be great! With the new maps I would hope that you could have many different options for the world. Flat deserts, jungles, snowy mountains, and even islands, because honestly I’ve wanted to be able to pirate around the coast on a boat since I started playing rust.
By ship to ship combat what do you mean? Player manned cannons? You don’t want to see that? What about a 5v5 crew firing guns/arrows at each other from the top of the boats :D.
I’m not saying I would like to see an ocean liner or anything but what about a small-ish schooner or a caravel? Would it be possible to maybe have a floating base, or a boat large enough to use as one? Imagine raiding the coast as a pirate and anchoring in the ocean to recoup, and then have to fend off people in rafts?
Would definitely be cool, exploring from island to island, also like the above mentioned idea for different biomes. Would be neat to be able to make a barge and have a houseboat off the coast, or even be able to place barge flooring like foundations atop the water and branch out and make an entire city out in the water… lots of possibilities. Excited to see the direction the dev team takes.