I was thinking about how it would be possible to improve “stealth” in the game, and brainstormed a few ideas.
Have a “stance” button. Standing, crouching and prone. Can reduce visual detection at range and significantly improves accuracy. Maybe someone can add bipods for use with rifles/MGs to make them even more accurate in prone mode or when braced against an obstacle.
Have some sort of camouflage effect for certain clothes, maybe a ghille suit and facepaint. Or, maybe “zombie camoflage”, or smearing yourself with zombie guts. This would obviously result in a fairly severe negative moodlet (unless the PC has the strong stomach perk) and post a SEVERE risk of infection if the PC has any wounds (deep wounds are almost guaranteed infection)
An option to move carefully. This can be useful for both navigating difficult terrain and reducing the sound you make when walking (with light step perk you can move almost silently)
Scent killer. Can be professional grade or home made. Useful for both sneaking up on animals when hunting and avoiding zombies. Maybe there can be a rudimentary wind mechanic as well, so you can tell if you are upwind or downwind of something.
-Use thermite to open safes/doors/metal bars. Creating a thermite “paste” by suspending it in petroleum jelly or mineral oil.
-Have the integrated toolset CBM be able to saw open/cut through doors, bars and safe locks. (this is an intensive job, and would require large power reserves. An intergrated hacksaw would just take time.)
-A “familiarity” level for weapons. Gained by using them, it improves handling of the weapon for that survivor (within realistic bounds) based on how used to using it they are. So survivors can have their “trusty rifle” and use it like they know how to use it. This is justifiable in the sense that even factory made rifles have some minor defects that the user has to compensate for, not to mention the handling and operation itself. Reloading the same gun a thousand times will make you a little better at reloading it.
-Carving notches into your gun
-50. AE AMMUNITION AND A 50. AE DESERT EAGLE PLEASE