Got some ideas for humans.
1 - New trait - Fast metabolism. All chems in your blood purge 2 times faster (healing rate stays the same), you must eat 2 times more because your hungry level rises 2 times faster. Blood generation increaced by 50% (standard blood generation without food or something else). if you have a fracture and this part have splint - after some time your fracture will be gone (20 minutes for legs/arms and 50-60 minutes for chest/head, if your splint is gone - bone regeneration process will be reset.
Larva growth increaced by 30%.
2 - In good shape status. When you doing 100-150 push ups you will get + on your endurance lvl, that means you getting half of next lvl (not next lvl), if you knockout someone in boxing you get + to your cqc lvl. Example: 1 cqc lvl gives you +5% to disarming, and your stun will increase by 1 second, and + some damage for your punches, “+” will gives you +2.5% to disarming chance, 0.5 (half) second to your stun and very little damage from punches.
3 - Intelligence Officer 2 lvl endurance. They’re officers, most of them working on the battlefield, they have special tasks. IO job is very dangerous and very important at the same time. Without IO’s - marines will not get extra budget, OB shells, cryo reinforcement and another important things, don’t forget about the research, without IO’s researchers can forget about stims. They’re getting very important information about EVERYTHING, top secret docs, important items, disks, computer terminals.
They have unique and expensive gear as expedition backpacks, experimental new armor, new helmet and even super unifrom (IO uniform very expensive and made to order for a specific person a few days).
As you already understood - they are extremely important people who work in dangerous areas, and USCM did almost everything to help them in their job, but why IO’s doesnt have advance physical training? I think they must have advance physical training program, USCM spending big amount of money for people who really important (SL’s, XO/CO…), IO’s belong to the same category.
4 - Gun condition. Gun oil completely useless and i think firearms must have their condition. When you shooting - gun condition decreasing. If your gun condition is 70% - weapon starts to misfire and after that you can’t shoot 1 second, 50% - weapon can jam and you must manually do unique action to return the weapon to working condition, it will take some time. 0% - Gun will be destroyed because it’s not self-cleaning thing. Gun oil can increase weapon condition, but if weapon condition if very low - it needs repair kit.
5 - Infection. Marine probably have super-immunity like predators (I wonder how zombie virus can take them) , because they cannot take any infection from claws, bullets and burns, ointment completely useless ( i know about ointment buff, but it still useless because you have kelotane and burn kits), marines must clean their wounds (strong alcogol, ointment, burn kits, lighters, or simply water).
6 - Universal recored in loadout, pen, diary. Maybe marine wants to record his thoughts from time to time, or write them in a diary, some RP.
7 - Anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids for points in Automated Closet. They’re increasing endurance level and cqc lvl to 1. You can use only 1 AS in round. After 1 hour AS effect will be gone and your endurance lvl will be decreased to 0, same with cqc level (hello CL endurance level). Cost 45 points.
8 - Push ups upgrade. Damn, regular marine can do only 15 push ups (without armor and backpack - 17), i think all marines are physically heavy disabled guys, 23 push ups - their max.
I think marine must do 30 push ups at least in armor and backpack, and 50 without armor/backpack (regular marine with trained endurance), marines with lvl 2 endurance must do 50-70.
And this is only 1-2 lvl endurance, humans with higher endurance 3-5 must do 100-200 push ups (they’re have very-very-very-very good physical training). But when i doing push ups in the game and after 15 push ups marines screaming TOOO MUCH OOORAH!!! When i can do 60 push ups IRL - that weird… With the current push-ups logic - most of CM players have 3-5 endurance level IRL and they are not military, they are not special elite forces, but they have elite forces physique as VAIPO or MARSOC???
9 - What about coffee in MRE? Or meth pills (no game changes you just taking message after pills - you don’t feel tired, you’re good or something else)
10 - The ability to choose a blood type in character setup. Balance will not break after that, maybe i wanna set my personal character blood type for RP or something else.
11 - Socks. Marines don’t wear socks, that’s weird, that’s really weird, it will be cool if you can choose socks and their color like on other SS13 builds.
12 - prescription pill bottle change. Now you can open it, it can store ~3-4 pills, doctor/corpsman can give you some meds. Example: marine have lungs damage or heart damage and he need peridaxon, now he can ask a corpsman for some peridaxon pills and store it in his presctiption pill bottle.
Sorry for spelling mistakes (too big text)