Weather conditions / Environment Hazards
Planets feel dead, empty, and I'm not talking about adding ridiculous aliens and plants everywhere. But, there is not even a simple ambient effect yet. We know it is possible, a person on reddit was doing some blizzard particle effects mod, and there is also a wind effect, lava, toxic air and corrosion mods. I mean, come on!, there was also a solar flare event in Miner Wars, and some toxic, and radioactive clouds.
This will add more engineering life to survival in my opinion. It doesn't have to be destructive effects, but maybe obstructive effects.
Perhaps a sandstorm could affect, not only visibility, but also the solar panels, and then you have to clean them later (like in Take on Mars)
Strong storms, (sand, wind, rain, blizzard) could affect ships flying performance a little bit (like in Frontier Pilot Simulator, Indie game in dev), and maybe then, you will be forced, or let say, you will see that it would be more safe to use land/wheeled vehicles instead.
shared this idea 28/08/17 17:29