There are some really fantastic ideas in this post. Especially the crafting stuff and survival mode ideas. I'd highly encourage you to post this in the stickied thread at the top or even on the beta forums. I'd love to see this implemented into the game.
Thanks Bartel - I was wondering if anyone even reads my long **** posts, haha. For some strange reason though, I can't post on the beta forums anymore. I made 2 posts after the last beta weekend and now I can't reply to anything or start new threads. I didn't do anything to get myself banned so I'm pretty confuddled.
I'll post in the sticky thread though. And if you want to copy/paste/reformat my post and throw it on the beta boards, you're more than welcome to until I can get that issue resolved.