SamueWolfSound wrote:"Respawn some distance away"
Very useful for PVP! ...and maybe hunting (without pups), however kind of bad when you do have pups.
Possible deaths with pups:
1) You die while trying to hunt an elk and are teleported far away and end up not having enough time to kill an elk and feed your pups so your pups starve. This would probably promote players leaving carcasses around the den.
2) A predator tries attacking the pups and kills you, thus teleporting you somewhere far away. Either the predator will kill your pups or something will happen and the predator will not kill them (perhaps you`d be too far away for the predator to load), but then your pups would die of starvation because you didn`t get there in time and hadn`t fed them all before getting killed. The second outcome might promote players to either leave carcasses near the den or to feed their pups before paying attention to any predators.
If you don't mind me replying Cx
Assuming pups don't starve nearly as fast in WQ3 as they do in 2.7 (even on Bring it On) I don't think this is that big of an issue, otherwise it could always be adjusted by making pups starve less quickly. They shouldn't be able to starve to death during the time it takes to get back to the den after you died there or when you're killed while hunting, unless, I suppose, if they were already close to starving. Then the pups dying is kinda on you and pretty much boils down to "don't die". Reload from a save and try better next time, I would say.
Predators killing pups after your death is already in the game (they only kill one pup though) and if they would be able to kill your pups while you're respawning somewhere else.. that would be bad game design in my opinion. In the current game, predators can't kill your pups while you're away and that should still be the case in WQ3.
Leaving carcasses near the den is a thing I doubt players will ever stop doing because a lot of us like to make things easier for ourselves :') The only way I can see this not happening is if elk (and other prey animals) can't be herded. Though with the new mechanic in which you can carry pieces of meat players could end up running back and forth to dump a pile of meat next to the den. Slap a short timer on the pieces of meat after they're dropped to make them dissappear and that would be the end of that :')