I reeeealy love Sahrani, i think its one of the greatest maps to build on. After some days of testing, i have some feedback from my side:
- PsiSyndicate said once in a video, that the spawnpoints are one of the most important parts when it comes to top or flop of a dayz-map, and he is right. I love the terrain of sahrani, but spawning like 10 running-minutes away from the next lootable buildings is just boring. All of my players constantly say that they spawn somewhere in the desert and they cant even kill themself because there are no buildings that could spawn zombies. If you are a feshspawn, it takes you sometimes up to 2 hours to collect some basic toolbelt-items. Think of a clanfight, a member of your clan dies, and he can instantly disconnect, because it will take him like forever to get back to you because hes somewhere in the desert, no vehicles nearby, no orientation.
I would recommend to select spawnpoints near lootables cities, so if you join in, you have a plan where to go and what to get. I know, spawning in nowhere is more "survival", but the players just switch to another mod if the spawnpoints are sh*tty.
- Performance... when driving through towns, my fps switch to something around 10, on open fields i have like 40-50, back in the "closed" tests, i hadnt this issue, so i think it related to the zombie-spawning, i dont have any numbers yet, but for me it looks like iam spawning nearly 100 zeds when driving into bagango... this is where it comes to my last point:
- To many Zeds: I dont know why, but in the last mods i tested, i had the feeling that the creators thought something like "Yeah, lets spawn 1000 zombies for each player so its more difficult". I think if you want to make the zeds more dangerous again, let them make more damage, or a higher chance for knockouts (like in dayz+).... for me it makes no difference if there are 20 or 100 zeds around, but zeds leech performance... and i hate it when you get stuck in a barack even with 1000 shots, only because there are spawning hundret of zeds in, again and again.