- Aug 14, 2014
- Parts Unknown
Since we will be playing on a island system I thought a Coast Guard station would make a good location. The station could be located on an island by itself or it could be placed on an existing island. The amount of stations can be increased as well when the island chain grows. There would be one main station with a heli pad and multiple smaller stations scattered across the maps coasts. The type of organization would depend on where the game is located, for example the United States Coast Guard is apart of the military and the Canadian Coast Guard consists of a organization apart of the Canadian government that responds to emergency situations. Both would have similar survival and rescue gear as well as fairly similar boat's, planes and helicopters, but the USCG like I stated is more militarized and the Canadian Coast Guard are only allowed to carry firearms to protect against the native wildlife. Her Majesty's Coast Guard is like the Canadian Coast Guard in that it has nothing to do with enforcing law but it is a uniformed part of the MCA and I don't think they carry firearms for defense.
For the loot we could have a variety of items that could be used search & rescue as well as various vehicles, they would also have a lot of radio equipment. For weapons I can think there could be a few melee weapons based off of things like survival axe's and other tools, as for firearms it would depend on the country that the archipelago is apart of. I don't think the HMCG carries firearms at all so in the UK the coast guard station wouldn't have any guns, the Canadian coast guard are allowed to carry modest weapons for protection, so if we're in Canada we could find civilian weapons. If the game takes place in a Russian or American territory it would have the most potential for firearms but I would propose just small arms that a special police force like US SWAT or the Russian OMON(if that's the right equivalent) might use.
For vehicles we could have company car's, since some groups do have police style car's…….for land fish I guess. They do also use planes and heli's a lot for rescue so I would like to see a heli at the station, the stations only rescue helicopter should be present but should be destroyed in some way. I think it would be pretty cool to see the broken heli in the middle of the stations courtyard or crashed into a wall or fence surrounding the area. Maybe the helicopter could be sticking out of the water near the station since it would most likely be located near the coast. There are also some really good boats that they could have spawn in the area, like Zodiac's or Response boat's. Something I would also love to see that would be extremely rare and would start broken and would be really hard to repair would be a hover boat.
This could also be a location for other suggestions like @Aj Roesel's Siren idea and @TotallyNotHenry's Weather tower idea. Both would factor in with the weather reports the Coast Guard announce, if it's a remote location the Coast Guard Station might have it's own weather equipment. It could also be the location for the rare loot items I suggested that can be used in case of natural disasters like the BRCK or the modular shelters. @Vegalyp wanted a lighthouse and it's typical for coast guard stations to be built with or around lighthouse's.
Here are some pic's of Coast Guard Stations.