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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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Suggestions

Category

Idea

Reason(s) Description
Gameplay
Legit movement
Player
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
Inv chest
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.
Crafting Improvement
Book
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)

Separate armour
Stone Helmet
Having your inventory clogged up by different hats/coats is really annoying Add 2 slots specifically for wearables: Coat and helmet.
Balanced Kits
Kit2
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
Totem
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.)
Mobs
Alpha Dragon
Dragon Without wings
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.
Anaconda
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).
Crocodile
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.
Bird
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.
Items
Shield
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 . alfahmibql03@gmail.com )
Obsidian Sword
Obsidian sword
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.
Bow/arrows
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 . alfahmibql03@gmail.com )
Grass
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.
Wooden Cup
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.
Grass 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.
Clock
Will be used to tell the time. To help players to get to their base or to a fire when night starts and to help people to survive everywhere as cold can kill people very easily if they can't find a fire. It will act like a bag as it will not take up an inventory slot and the clock symbol will appear in the top right corner under the leader board. 
Pocket
This will hold 2 extra inventory space, and it can be used in combination with a bag. I wanted this because it's hard to make inventory space, especially with the new update where you need water bottles. When crafted, the pocket will appear as a brown pocket with a black hole in the middle to look like a pocket, and it will appear on the left side of your person. It will not take an inventory slot and its automatically worn. It adds 2 extra slot. It requires 15 winter fur, 5 wolf fur, and 10 thread to create, and will make getting amethyst a lot easier. When used with a bag, it will create 5 extra slots, with the bag creating 3 extra and the pocket creating 2 extra. It will allow you to do more, but not so much that it's just overpowered. You can hold a sword, pickaxe, hammer, helmet, chapka, wood, stone, water bottles, uncooked meat, cooked meat, fires, diamond, amethyst, and gold, all at the same time. I don't think it's too overpowered. when you've already maxed out your character, you have ameth helm, sword, pickaxe, and all that, the extra slots aren't that helpful. but they could be in future updates. But, when you have the pocket, you can make an amethyst helm without having to worry about inventory space.
Choose how many itens you what to throw away Sometimes when you don't have space in invetory and want to make a item if you delete one item of the pack you can do the craft, but now, if you try, you will throw away all the pack, losing all you got.
If you press the right button on the item, you will throw 1 unit away, if you hold shift while pressing the right button you will throw 10 units away.
Sign
Announcement
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.
Boat
Idea ; Boat
? Add boats. Have the tier one boat resemble a rowboat. It should hold one person, and move slightly faster than someone with nothing equipped. The second tier of boats should be a sailboat. this should allow up to two people, have 'sails' and go slightly faster than the rowboat. Both boats are pilot able with WASD and you dismount by pressing 'space'. Furthermore boats should slowly drift away when you leave them. To remedy this make a dock (like wooden planks) that your boat can attach too.

Issues;

Who pilots sailboat? Whoever gets in first/owner

How do you re-enter? 'space' or walking aboard.

Graphics
World
Desert Biome
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.
Rain-forest Biome
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.
Spawning Roots
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).

River
It might be a cool addition to the game, and it might allow other things to be added as well such as crocodiles and another biome. On the left side of the map, I was thinking there should be a river that joins the forest and the left side of the arctic, and you need to cross this river to reach another biome, maybe a rainforest biome. The river will have a strong current, and there are rocks that you can stand on in the river that you must hop along to reach the other side. If you let the current take you away, you can die by crocodiles. Once you reach the other side of the river, you're at a new biome, maybe the rainforest biome.
Other
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
Player Tracker/Teleporter as Spectator
whats the point of spectating if theres nothing to spectate Allows you to see/teleport to players
Location of teammates
Sometimes you need to help your friend to kill a mob or player and you dont know where is he(She) You can see a dot in the map for each player ho is in your team, but you cant see the name of it.
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

(by kiritocrafter3567@gmail.com

Invisible Guy)

Add customized

and default skins

(ideal for youtubers)
Sometimes, some players

wanna have their own

skins, for recording their

videos and upload to

YouTube

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 kiritocrafter3567@gmail.com

Invisible Guy)

Top 5 suggestions

Idea Category Description Votes
Desert Biome World Make a desert biome (with appropriate features) on the left side of the map. Getting hot means you lose water faster. 51
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)

42
Separate Armour Gameplay Add 2 slots specifically for wearables: Coat and helmet. 42
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. 42
Right-hand chat window Other When players chat, their message also shows in the chat window for long-range communication. 37

(results taken from poll on 2017-07-25)

Implemented Suggestions

Category Idea Description
Items Amethyst Helmet The helm reduces damage even more from attacks from mobs and other players.
Clock (TBA) To help players to get to their base or to a fire when night starts and to help people to survive everywhere as cold can kill people very easily if they can't find a fire. It will act like a bag as it will not take up an inventory slot and the clock symbol will appear in the top right corner under the leader board. Displays time of day.
Graphics Quality Settings Quality settings that will change the quality from higher to lower settings for players to adapt so their computer doesn't lag as much.
Other Keyboard layout settings There's a button setting at home page for the layout setting. QWERTY or AZERTY.
Thirst Basically like Food, you slowly go down, but thirst goes down faster. You will need to get water from streams/rivers.

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