A new trading system should be implemented within the game to help promote player-to-player interaction. When players are right beside each other, they should be able to prompt a trading menu that allows them to securely exchange items. I’ve had quite a few occassions where I try to trade with someone and when they throw their stuff on the ground to give to me, It’ll sometimes glitch and become un-grabbable or it’ll roll off into the distance where you can’t find it.
This presents a lot of opportunities, one of which I’d like to share. Imagine if you open your map/main menu and there was a “trading” section. You click on it and there’s a whole network of players in your server requesting certain items in exchange for other items. You can make requests of your own and have multiple items that you’re interested in. A player can decide to pick up your requests, you would be notified in-game or by the Rust app that someone has picked up your request. From there, you can negotiate with said player about the exchange and where you’ll both meet up