This is a list of suggestions for the developers. We know that there is a sub-reddit where you can post drawings for new things in starve.io, but this page is not just for drawings. Here, we post new gameplay ideas, items, tools, anything you really want!
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|A lot of players get really annoyed when they're running away from a hostile, bump into a corner between 2 trees, press w to get out of it, and instead move down, losing a lot of health to the hostile and possibly dying.||Fix movement mechanics so you move in the direction of whatever key you press, and not where the game wants you to go.|
More realistic inventory system
|The current inventory system is a bit weird; holding 8 items at once doesn't really make sense.||Decrease the inventory you start with to like 4-5 items, then you can have some easy-to-make small bag (maybe a basket made out of sticks, possibly also some string?) that can hold a few items and then the backpack can hold 3 additional items.|
|When crafting a lot of the same item, for example walls, it takes quite a lot of time and it would make sense that you can craft things faster after you've crafted it many times since then you would have learned how to craft it in the fastest possible way.||Make it possible to craft faster not only by using an IKEA manual but also just by gradually improving your crafting "skills" for an item. For example you could make it so that when you've crafted 10 walls it will only take 3 s. to create new walls instead of 5 s.
(I'd recommend a maximum crafting time decrease of between 1/5 and 1/3)
|Having your inventory clogged up by different hats/coats is really annoying||Add 2 slots specifically for wearables: Coat and helmet.|
|The current kit system is based on points and will therefore encourage players to kill other players, which will make it harder for players to start out, and makes people who tried hard to build a base instead of killing people get only the lower tier kits.||Base the kit system on days survived instead of points; this will make sure everyone who tried hard will get a good kit and will also make it easier for you to start out.
Alt. suggestion by Coyott: Alternatively, the scoring system for kills could be changed, for example, awarding no point for killing people with score lower than a given threshold.
More ways to fill your thirst.
|?||When it rains you regain water while you stand under the rain, every second equal to 1/10 thirst. You can also collect rainwater using a wooden cup, or bottle, then use it by clicking on it to gain the water in the cup equal to 3/5 thirst.|
|Players can belong to two factions||Six people can feel too few for a faction.||Rather than asking to increase the limit of a faction, allowing to belong to several factions (not necessarily two, although a limit has to be set) allows for a whole new level of organisations (having, for example, a head clan of four people each head of other caln, having emmissaries allowed in an stranger faction, etc.)|
|Soon, the dragons in the snow biome are going to become easy to beat. So why not plan ahead and make an Alpha Dragon along with the Dragon nest.||The Dragon nest would have baby dragons in it. (Pretty much free exp) But if you try to attack or even get near one,the Alpha Dragon will move toward you. It will try to scare you out of the nest. If it does not scare you,it will start hurting you. If you have no armor on it will take three quarters of life. You will probably need diamond or amethyst weapons to beat one alone. Along with one of the helmets. You will most likely need a team of at least three people. The Alpha Dragon will have the ability to freeze you. Similar to the spider's web ability just longer.|
|Roams in the Rain-forest||Ambushes you from large trees, and may hide in grass. When on top of you it will attempt to suffocate you. Deals as much damage as a polar bear to a player with no armor when suffocated. When you are being suffocated you move much slower but you can still attack. When not being suffocated the anaconda deals as much damage as a spider to a player with a viking helmet(First possible helm to craft).|
|Resides in or near water sources such as ponds, streams, or rivers||The Crocodile will leap out at you ferociously if they are hiding in the water and you are near the water source they reside in. Otherwise they are slower than you on land.|
|The only flying mob currently in game.||The Bird can fly over walls, trees, and other objects other mobs will be stopped at. It can only be attacked by melee weapons when it lands (sometimes lands on rock, in bush, or in tree). Otherwise, when it flies, the Bird can not be damaged by melee weapons but can be damaged by arrows. It runs away from its attacker like a rabbit.|
|For shelter from mobs and people||Unaffected by a bow and if exposed to the sword , his life reduced fewer and the way more slowly ( by : Ali_Fahmi . email@example.com )|
|A new and more damaging weapon (to balance the upcoming new armors)||A stronger sword with more damage (about 85), but a slower swing speed. Slightly different design from normal in-game swords.|
|In order to be easy to kill the mob and to kill people||Ranged damage, however mobs will move in strange ways. ( by : Ali_Fahmi . firstname.lastname@example.org )|
|Found in Rain-Forest||Grass can be harvested like berry bushes. You may collect grass by hitting it with any weapon(pickaxe, spear, sword).|
Combine head gears
|People hate it when you have room taken up with head gears, why not combine all the head gears together, like the parka and the helmets together.||The way to do this when they finally get to the max of both items, (the parka and the helm), and they can combine it together to make more room, but still have the effects on the helmet/parka.
Amethyst Helmet texture (made by xXyroGodx/Yannik):
|So that you can drink water.||20 wood to craft and an IKEA Manual required. The item will appear in its own separate inventory space. Clicking on it will use up the water inside it, but not the cup. You will regain 3/5 thirst. Up-gradable to bottle.|
|Holds a lot of water, 3 times as much as Wooden Cup.||40 wood and 20 Grass to craft and like weapons or tools(Pickax, Sword, Spear, Coat, etc.) it replaces its previous version(Wooden Cup). You can hold it like an IKEA manual and by left-clicking with your mouse, you can use 1/3 of the water in it. You can collect water by setting it under the rain to collect rainwater or equip it in a water source such as stream, pond, or river to instantly refill it. You may have up to 2 Grass Bottles(one on each side of the backpack). The grass is to hold the bottle together and prevent leaks.|
|Sometimes you want to leave messages for other people in a certain location so you don't have to stay there to explain something to players.||Add a sign (25 wood) that the person who placed it can edit, that you can walk through and will tell players its message when they hit it.|
|Graphic lag is one of the leading causes of frustration in games||Make quality settings that will change the quality from higher to lower settings for players to adapt so their computer doesn't lag as much.|
Right-hand chat window
|It's sometimes hard to coordinate while teaming when you're on different sides of the map.||When players chat, their message also shows in the chat window for long-range communication|
|Private messages||Sometimes it's so annoying
try to talk with your mate
but they are so far
|Make a private chat box
exclusive for teams with totem
(and right hand chat for
teams without totem)
then the players can
see older messages
by scrolling the chat box
and default skins
(ideal for youtubers)
|Sometimes, some players
wanna have their own
skins, for recording their
videos and upload to
|Add a lot of skins (bought by points
with adding login mode) or players can
customize their own skins (other
players can't see and it's ideal
for Youtubers) (by email@example.com
|Another biome to explore, but instead of getting cold you get hot.||Make a desert biome (with appropriate features) on the left side of the map. Getting hot means you lose water faster.|
|A new biome with streams, rivers, ponds, and rain. Beginners will spawn in the Rain-forest.||Going into a stream,river, or pond refills your thirst. You will gradually lose thirst starting from the beginning of your day 2(This is to make it easier for beginners). In the Rain-forest there are anacondas and crocodiles in ponds. Ponds grow in size when it rains. It rains every 2 days in this biome. There are grass and trees and very few rocks. There are also mushrooms as berries.|
|Provides small help for beginners exclusively||http://starve.io/art.php?img=45311 Edible roots found in forest only. Value = berry (10% of hunger bar). About 5 of these should be in the woods at all times, so they aren't exactly all that common (randomly)
However, they can only be harvested by hand. After all, is your sword going to help you carefully pluck roots? Axe? Nope. This discourages players with full inventory slots from "snacking" on the roots, keeping them away from the low level players. They provide 0 points when harvested. Their unappetizing appearance will stave players away who are not in need, and the The root takes up separate inventory slots than berries, so players that have established farms will be unlikely to harvest many, and also it requires a spare slot to use your hand.
All in all, this idea benefits the beginner player very slightly, and really doesn't affect the flow of the game or late game. Players can walk over roots without collision (like a retracted door).
Top 5 suggestions
|Quality Settings||Graphics||Make quality settings that will change the quality from higher to lower settings for players to adapt so their computer doesn't lag as much.||32|
|Desert Biome||World||Make a desert biome (with appropriate features) on the left side of the map. Getting hot means you lose water faster.||28|
|Sign||Items||Add a sign (25 wood) that the person who placed it can edit, that you can walk through and will tell players its message when they hit it.||26|
|Crafting Improvement||Gameplay||Make it possible to craft faster not only by using an IKEA manual but also just by gradually improving your crafting "skills" for an item. For example you could make it so that when you've crafted 10 walls it will only take 3 s. to create new walls instead of 5 s.
(I'd recommend a maximum crafting time decrease of between 1/5 and 1/3)
|Separate Armour||Gameplay||Add 2 slots specifically for wearables: Coat and helmet.||22|
(results taken from poll on 2017-06-21)
|Items||Amethyst Helmet||The helm reduces damage even more from attacks from mobs and other players.|
|Other||Keyboard layout settings||There's a button setting at home page for the layout setting. QWERTY or AZERTY.|
|Thirst (TBA)||Basically like Food, you slowly go down, but thirst goes down faster. You will need to get water from streams/rivers.|