levism84 Posted October 8, 2014 Share Posted October 8, 2014 I understand this is a survival game with limited resources in the dead of winter, but I would like the option to bury, burn, or otherwise tend to the dead. Finding a frozen corpse of a complete stranger would be horrifying and probably should impose some sort of psychological debuff on the protagonist. Perhaps sleep provides less of a benefit for 24 hours after searching a body. However, I think there would be some sense of purpose and closure if you were able to properly tend to a dead body in a respectful manner. Perhaps it removes the aforementioned debuff and grants an increased benefit to sleep or your general condition doesn't deteriorate so quickly.Mechanically, I understand there are issues involved in moving the corpses, but perhaps it is handled with the same off-screen care as foraging for wood. You select the "Remove Corpse" option and an hour or more later (depending on if you have a shovel handy ) the corpse is gone, you've expended time and calories, but you have a psychological buff for having laid the body to rest.Additionally, you could expand this to include removing the carcasses of wolves and deer if you also included a mechanic where wolves or other predators would be attracted to dead bodies and be more likely to spawn in their presence. Since the scavenger birds can circle corpses (which is super cool) it doesn't seem too much of a stretch for predators to be attracted to bodies as well. In this way, spending time to remove the bodies becomes a calculated risk that may or may not improve your chances of avoiding predators and ultimately surviving.Just a thought. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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