I thought alot about the fact that every rust player I know always try to get an assault rifle as fast as he can. And from that time on all the cool melee weapons are nearly useless.
I wrote many posts about linear tech progression, making firearms uncraftable and more uncommon. And so on.
But today I had another idea to compensate things a little bit… weapon jamming.
As you look at the firearms in rust you can see that they are pretty improvised and primitive processed. Such a kind of weapon, especially if its full auto, would be predisposed for malfunctions.
If that happens, the weapon could make a special noise like “clack-clack”… and then its time for melee combat.