So to start off I would like to say a few things about Rust and why I find replacing the shotgun with a waterpipe shotgun look to be very unrealistic. I hope none of the developers take this the wrong way and understand that I am purely stating a point. Alright so recently I was browsing the forums and saw a post about a waterpipe shotgun with this animation created by AlternativeMaxOfS2D. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atoAAzWkHMc#t=12 AlternativeMaxOfS2D usually makes the weapon animations for Rust. I thought WOW this was not thought through very well unless Garry is planning on using this as a weaker version that goes along side the regular shotgun, is releasing a MAJOR update or doesn’t plan on this game having any realism at all! The weapon/crafting system in the game at the moment makes a lot more sense then what I assume is going to be added in. How the system works is you travel across the map searching for blue prints to research and research kits and paper both of which you can obtain by killing zombies, looting boxes in warehouses, factories and other industrial buildings and from a care package dropped by a plane which flies over the map once every day/night cycle. A blue print would teach you the exact parts and materials you would need to craft this weapon. Also you would not find a waterpipe shotgun in an industrial factory or on a zombie which most likely once inhabited the land and created many of the industrial zones you see around the map. A civilization advanced enough to create a factory would most definitely not be using a waterpipe shotgun. Also why on earth would a modern day plane drop a waterpipe shotgun in a care package?!? The waterpipe shotgun does not fit in with anything in the game at all unless of course like the bow it is something you know how to create without researching. BUT if that is the case then it makes no sense that you know how to craft a 9mm pistol without researching it.
Also on another note, spawning in completely naked is another very unrealistic thing no matter how comical it may be. If you have managed to somehow obtain a bandage, gather a sturdy stick with forest gunk on the top and have picked up a rock which you pull out of your ass seeing as you don’t have backpack but have an endless asscrack in which you store your items why haven’t you picked up a leaf? Although TBH waking up completely naked in the middle of a massive polluted island (possible date rape) which is filled with zombies has a road many industrial buildings and has a plane fly over every day which drops a care package full of weapons, medical supplies and raw materials in which people take and kill each other with doesn’t make any sense either.
Also if they are going for a more realistic caveman type approach with rust they are going to have to change pretty much everything! They would have to either change or remove: C4, Grenades, All modern weapons, The plane, Bullets, Buildings, Armor, All Eatable items accept chicken, The road, Sleeping bags, Blood draw kits/Blood and pretty much everything else!