It sounds fairly simple. Rope. Why Rope of all things? Because Rope, Rope can be used as a way to make other things. Suppose a player wants to say, trap a player in his base. He can use rope to do that. Suppose a player wanted to tie him to a tree, he could. What other reasons are there for rope? Suppose I wanted to make a grappling hook, Now I can raid bases by throwing it over walls. What else could I do with rope? Suppose we have cars, I can use rope to add more luggage and to hold onto more things on that car. I could use rope to make trap doors work, or make them into traps in general that people could walk on and causes spring traps. I could use rope for a great many things and those are just a few of them. I see Rope in Rust being used as like a resource and a tool. Much like how a repair bench is used to create a Research table. It could use either leather or cloth to make, and it can be useful for the general public. Now, sure what could go wrong? I’m not really sure, its up for you to decide. But rope would be great for decorations too, because then you could tie skulls to rope, and throw it on the ends of walls and such. So I mean, it works in a great many applications.
Tldr; I want rope in the game because I want it to be used as a way to tie players, make grappling hooks, hold more luggage, and be used in traps.
Let me know what you guys think, good or bad.