Loey Posted July 25, 2022 Share Posted July 25, 2022 (edited) As a prolific hoarder and someone who is forever walking over encumbered, would it be possible for the Devs to create the ability to assign a hot key to drop your entire backpack (tool belt remains)? The idea behind this comes from being an over encumbered "light" infantry soldier who would "drop pack" in order to increase mobility during a fight. Once the threat has been dealt with, packs are picked back up and the patrol continues. In game it would allow you to ditch your burden to out run zombies (I'm playing always sprint) far enough to lose them or reposture and fight in more advantageous terrain. After which you could then return to pick up your pack. If you play in a group and find yourself consolidating loot amongst yourselves, dropping a backpack while another play picks it up and "loots all" would be a faster way to combine stacks of materials than creating a storage chest, dropping materials in 1 by 1 and then the other player "looting all". In terms of implementation, the mechanism of dropping backpack on death exists while keeping your toolbelt. I imagine there may be some way to trigger that with a hotkey instead. *Edit* My wife mentioned this would likely change gameplay to the point where being over encumbered is of no real detriment and suggested that there needs be a downside for being able to do this. Her suggestion was when you drop your backpack, there's no marker available for it. This may or may not add a slight inconvenience depending on how good your memory is, how stressed you were when you dropped it and or how similar the environment is. Relating this back to real life, it's not much fun trying to find a camouflage backpack in the jungle after a 100m assault uphill. Edited July 25, 2022 by Loey (see edit history) 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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