Every hunter that's looking for the best hunt has a deer cam to see if the area is worth the time and effort and if there were zombies and the other hunters were out to kill me to I would definitely want a Deer Cam
Well, we're supposed to be time and geographic 'independent' in the game, but a remote camera system ... sounds good!
How do we craft it? How do we power it?
Could it also be used for spotting zombies or other players?
Please look at the link @Num47 has given us a reminder of.
Okay, this will be a part 1 of 2 threads. One in building. But here is how things would work.
A monitor would be set up and plugged into a outlet. While up to 4 cameras can be placed. Within a thirty yard or so radius. The cameras have night vision and can move in an arc viewing. Zombies ignore them.
Cameras drain power, but have a setting for motion sensitive activation. This way you can monitor zombies. As you hide in a room.
I'm personally kind of on the fence about this topic. On one hand, I think it would be a COOL addition, but on the other, how practical would it be? Don't forget that the Dev team have plenty on their plate as it is
The idea of having cameras would be useful, and someone who had set them up properly would be at a large advantage, black/white or colour or not. Thing is though I see a few hiccups. One being that how many people would actually use them? Yeah sure, everyone agrees it's a cool IDEA, but in my experience, when stuff like this is done in survival games, people either ignore its possibilities, or they fudge up themselves and blame the devs for not making it easier to make.
Another problem that I can see being an issue is, wont this be a touch overpowered? I mean, if there were to be a companion app, Guy A drives off to nearby town to loot and opens the companion app. Guy B, C and D take this opportunity and try to break in for supplies. Guy A gets a ping on his phone, charges back to base and if their not out already, sits outside the front door and lights them up with a AR when they leave.
(As much as I despise raiders/raiding (I'm a PvE man myself) if it's in the game, it needs to be balanced for all)