My Feedback and Suggestions (SirCinematic)


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Day 69 here in paradise! After spending the majority of my past two days out here in the wilderness with things trying to murder me, I decided to jot down a little bit of ideas and feedback. Of course, nothing I suggest or say matters at all. I'm into this game for the long haul. With that said, here is my list of what I would possibly like to see with the final product:

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Fences - As you can see [kinda], my "home" is surrounded by trees, everywhere except for the bottom. This was to help a little since I'm in a heavy spider populated area. And it has worked pretty well, until the trees wither away. The option to build fences out of the wood you gather is not only probable, but a good idea. So creatures couldn't come up on you from one side, or all around. It'd protect your home, and Pig Entourage, from Spiders and stop those pesky Beefalo from sleeping on top of your stuff so you can't grab it.
[*]Light Post - A tall skinny structure that won't set fire to trees if near them. Maybe made out of a tall stick of wood and a clear sack of some sort, filled with fireflies, or animal skin and oils on a non-flammable pole. The light could be about as powerful as a dimming campfire. And if made with captured fireflies, will auto light up every night. Just barely enough light to provide you with enough visual if anything is coming your way. Could be made moderately difficult so people don't just light up the world at the beginning of the game and defeat the purpose of the ambiance and eerie "What's out there?"
[*]Map Zoom - It can be a little dangerous sometimes. I clicked on my map to pause a game while I was being chased by some Spiders so I could take a break. When I came back, I zoomed into my map to look at where I was suppose to be heading. When I exited the map, the game itself had zoomed into my character, it gave me little space to run with, and blocked the Spiders from my viewing angel. I didn't die, but I got a pretty good scare and hit out of it.
[*]Map Legends - An icon for the Tent, and a single one for farming. Give the map a radius distance from crop areas so if we put down a fair amount of crops in one area, we don't see a like, eight or more icons cluttered together on the map. Just one for that area.
[*]Items Overlaying/Growing Over Items - Grass grew over my tent. I can get into my tent, but I can't cut the grass off of it. Which is pretty annoying. It gives me the option too. Birds that drop seeds on my crop fields. I think the seeds should have priority because now I have three on one patch, and either one or two on the others. I can't grab them.
[*]Moving Objects - This would REALLY be helpful. Especially in the problem where I got my tent covered by grass and seeds on my crops. Also, we could have a highlighting feature where we can align where we want our chest and crop fields at so they can be more so organized. I have two chest overlapping each other because it placed it a little more to the right that I was expecting it to. I also have too many trees together, trying to grow and causing a lot of glitching due to overlapping.
[*]Chopping/Digging/Mining - Click once, or hold mouse button to preform task. I saw a complaint on how too much clicking was hurting a long term player. And it can cause a bit of a tiff sometimes with swaying trees and some thing walking in front of you.
[*]Weapons/Items Repair and Upgrades - Repair Axes and armor so the cost won't be so great, but varying depending on the damage to said item. And maybe a stronger axe, shovel, pickaxe by being created out of different materials? We do come into a lot of gold.
[*]Magic Attacks - A few different magical related attacks would be neat, since we're doing a magic and science game. Or how about you build a gauntlet or device that you wear that allows you to use types of magic until it breaks? Probably would be more realistic with the ranged attacks I mention below.
[*]Ranged Attacks - Please, dear God, too many Spiders! Bow and Arrows fashioned from stone and trees.
[*]Hats - Maybe have a slew of unlockable ones. Most importantly though, the ones we do have, such as the Top Hat, the classic 'hair sticking out from behind' thing. No matter which way you turn, the hair is sticking out from the opposite side of the hat. I understand new sprites would have to be made. But it'd make it more so realistic.
[*]Various Vegetables - Just a couple more maybe, or an Apple. Each doing a little more hunger than the previous one. For the beginners anyways.
[*]Character Leveling - Increase Health/defense against attacks. And could we level up in game, not after we die. What if we just want to keep on playing? If we die, just to level up, we lose everything. :/
[*]Quick Travel - Maybe once the game gets official and much bigger, a quick travel option would be desirable. It takes me long enough as it is to get to where I need to on the map. But nothing so simply acquired of course. It'd be understandable if it was one of the hardest things to get on the game.
[*]Full Screen - I'm sure it'll probably be available once the game launches on Steam, but just throwing this out there. The bottom item box is just a bit in the way sometimes when I'm running down a bridge or towards myself.
[*]Beta Game Stats - Probably just not showing since it's a beta, but it'd be neat for it to work. Have our days documented and if our current emails are what we use for our Steam accounts, have our game information transported over when the game is completed.
[*]Steam Achievements - Pretty please, with a cherry on top? Scratch that, I hate cherries. I'm an achievement hunter.
[*]Steam "Don't Starve" Veteran Award, maybe? - Maybe some kind of award, or token, or object that people will be able to see publicly upon visiting the gamer's Steam profile, that show said specific user was a player of the beta and purchased it, or whatever. You don't have to pay attention to me. I just like bragging rights over new players.

So there you have it. Just a list of silly things that I saw some people submit and what I thought "this would be even better if..." Of course, it's just suggestions. In all honesty, this game is one of the most enjoyable things I have played in awhile, even on any of my consoles. They just don't make things as addicting and as good as this. I really can't wait to see what you guys do from now. I can only imagine. Now if you excuse me, my top hat is getting all wrinkled.

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