maybe you can be able to craft&place pends for animals that you can breed & new items like fertelizer that you can make from animal poop&seeds.
also tools for farming like a hoe or hay that you can breed horses with.
This. Agriculture and stockbreeding should be a critical part of the game.
Farming cannot be just clicking to the ground. Currently if you visit a river for 3 mins and return the seeds to your base successfully, congrats you will forget what hunger is for the wipe.
We need sheeps to keep the soil rich. This will give land its own value, then you will start seeing bases with windows instead of gray cubes with airlocks.
Making farming harder and hunger a real threat, you will be forcing players to collaborate to stay alive.
Yes, this and the idea of domesticating wolves into attack dogs by bribing them with meat whenever you see one. So that they would normally attack and eat you like always except if you throw some meat in front of them and stuff like that, you could domesticate them as attack/guard dogs. You could i.e. keep the wolf-dogs in a chainlink-fenced or prison cell-walled exterior of your place where they would signal and bark and try to get to anybody that’s near your turf, so that they would not only be meant for base defense but also could sense out a human by barking/growling before you hear the footsteps etc. – just like in real life. We need man’s best friend into the game! :)
I’d personally much rather prefer a wolf-dog guarding the compound than a sentry turret. It would be a combination of having an early warning alarm & basic defense system that you could run it obviously without electricity. Wood shack and a dog, what else d’ya need? Oh, a lot of Dinki-Di dog food of course :)
I’ve always thought that you should be able to breed chickens for both eggs and meat in game. It would work by buying small, medium or large chickens from the bandit camp, constructing a pen for them next to your base and then them laying eggs (daily), which you can eat or store. When they no longer can lay eggs then you cole them and eat them. Facepunch could also make it so that if the birds are disturbed in their pen then they make a noise. This could be made into a warning sign that somebody is in or close to your base.
They could also add fish into the game at least a buyable at bandit or outpost and add aquariums small medium large just for decor and maybe you could breed them and sell them in small tanks to people as a pet would love to run a pet shop in rust tbh :) or a fish and chips shop :D
I love what Px Said i think its great and i love what everyone else said!
I think this should be added and it would make rust more diverse and more people would play it!
Also river would be taken over by people Who want to help eachother farm! and if a clan took it over they would be fine until someone came in thier compound and ruined the land!
I think this is a great concept and facepunch should combine all of our comments and add them all together!