This topic of gas masks has been touched on in a few other threads, but I thought I would start a thread on HOW to improve them, instead of just saying they need to be.
So, any suggestions are welcome, I’ll start.
Currently the gas masks do not actually protect you from the gas (which is the definition of a gas mask, but I digress) personally, I think that the gas masks should actually protect you, but only for a limited amount of time.
The way that actual gas masks work is they have filters that are meant for specific gases. These filters, of course, wear out, meaning you have a relatively small amount of time to use them before you become susceptible to the gas. My idea is for the devs to add filters to the game that go in the gas masks, and only work for a few minutes. This would make it so you can not be protected indefinitely, but don’t lose all of your health when you use it.
To balance it, if you’re filter runs out, you lose health until you replace it, or leave the gas.