Keep the pistol after death.

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  1. wrenchinator

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    I would like to be able to keep my pistol after death, it would provide some value to those sidearms and allow me to at least fight back to my backpack without resorting to making a survival tool or just running and jumping. They should be up-gradable too, so if I have a laser pistol that is what I keep. i could see a new window in the character screen to have it in. Obviously ammo becomes an issue, I'd like to keep pistol ammo too.
     
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  2. IndigoWyrd

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    I can live without a pistol, but for the love the Elder Gods, give us a survival knife at least. I mean sure, the survival tool is completely free to craft, has a completely usable "Defense" mode that will kill anything you shoot enough times with it, but... there's just a certain degree of satisfaction that comes from plunging a blade into an enemy, repeatedly, bathing in their gore.
     
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  3. Pear78

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    I dont think we will keep the "spawn close to death location" option forever.
    As I understand it, that option is in game because of the current state of the game (not bug free).

    we will have to use the clone chambers at one point, you can keep a box with some guns next to them? ;)
     
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    Uuuhh.. let's hope that's wrong. Some of my best times have come from spawning right smack in the middle of a big sht pile mess of a kicked hornet's nest.. after getting stung for kicking it.
     
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  5. wrenchinator

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    Interesting suggestion worthy of its own thread. I'd still prefer to just keep the pistol I have, even if we sacrificed the "defense" mode on the do it all tool.
     
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    Scorpions and Nightmares will go after your drone.
    I spent 10 minutes trying to get my backpack from an Abandoned Mine using my drone, but the damn scorpions and nightmares kept chasing it down when I tried to go through doors with it.
     
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  8. wrenchinator

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    I appreciate the replies offering "help". I do use my drone, and I do keep spare weapons in my base or CV.

    However the suggestion still stands, I sometimes "craft" a survival tool while wondering why I even carry a pistol...
     
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    Zirax will shoot down drones too. I think sometimes they look at and wonder "What is that goofy looking thing?" before they opt to put it out of its misery.

    If you've seen them, our drones are pretty goofy looking.
     
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  10. Track Driver

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    How does one see our drones?
     
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    Look at it with another player.
     
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  12. Track Driver

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    You have an air of creepiness I never noticed before. :eek:

    Very good.
     
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  13. Track Driver

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    Ah, well, that's not very likely at present.
    But thanks for the answer.
     
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  14. Ephoie

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    If you get to keep weapons after death, then where's the challenge?
    Death is a consequence of failure, and a weak one at that.
    I like the idea of a knife being a basic weapon; It could be a built-in part of the suit... Its a better option than the magic of being able to spawn a survival tool out of nothing. Even a hammer or basic tool for mining/defense.
    IMO, there should at least be rocks that you can just pick up to craft the survival tool....
    None of this freebie stuff.
    This is just my opinion, as I do enjoy more of a challenge.
     
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  15. Vermillion

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    You shouldn't need to craft the survival tool at all. It should just be part of the player's suit with a dedicated holster. When not on your toolbar, it returns to its own slot in your inventory below the armor slot; cannot be destroyed or dropped. Accompanying the player at all times, even in death, like the player's armor.
    Making it craftable from rocks would be a catch-22. You need the survival tool to mine rocks.
     
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  16. Ronewird

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    a cloning chamber on your vehicle associated with one cargo box with several supplies.

    ammo, weapons, medicinal and ofc a couple of spare armor suit.

    And you can make the way back to your belogings.

    can be easier than this?
     
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    Cloning devices can ONLY Clone Living Tissue - therefore no Weapons, Tools or Armor when you "re-spawn". You are not being re-animated via a 3D-Printer with your last Status before dying saved as a BP.

    You may of course try to have a ST in your Suit-Constructor already produced....and a stack of bandages...
     
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  20. Ephoie

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    Why not just stock extra weapons in a container/locker, in your base or hv for such an occasion.
    Being prepared is the first rule of survival.
     
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