Idea for online play
It'd be good if one person died, they'd have to go at it alone looking for their friends. No pin-point system.if youre the one who died you can try to find your group but this can be risky since communication could be cut off you would'nt know if they're looking for you and for all you know when you leave the group you'd be back where they are but cant find them cause they're looking for you if you are lucky you will cross paths , if you were on some kind of team-speak, they could make it so your friend's connection dies out, as he gets killed. It'd be interesting - having debates on whether or not to go back for your friend, not even knowing what they'll now look like.be a discussion to quickly get back to your surviving friends to save them with your fresh new character instead of a heal teammate typical thing or they wait; or have to backtrack to join up again or all kinds of scenarios like that.In the bug out bag when the character loses connection you can use a small HAM radio to try to get them back into the chat and pinpoint their location but, there isn't a very good chance you will find them depending on the player who is using the radio you can keep trying or give up on pinpointing themif youre the one who died you can try to find your group but this can be risky since communication could be cut off you would'nt know if they're looking for you and for all you know when you leave the group you'd be back where they are but cant find them cause they're looking for you if you are lucky you will cross paths, also the player that died isnt safe infact he might be worse off and be dead again. The gameplay could be like kid icarus where there is a time limit where you have to find them because you don't know where they are so it could be dangerous so the apocalypse expert gives you a certain amount of time till you can get them (about 2-5 minutes, am debating on whether or not it should be for the whole time or just deciding if you should get them or not.), there is also a 10-20 minute time limit for the whole online game depending on the leader,also one person or any number can go find them by group decision or by his own choice or you can all go and leave where you're at and you might not wanna go back because zombies will be in there it can vary.There is also an option of friendly fire if you dont like the choice they made but this desicion can be frowned upon and they can friendly fire you so use it wisely its better if its all agreed by the people who want to kill the one person.