Maybe bullet-whizz sounds this time round that you can hear the bullets crack past your head if they pass close by?
I think Olaf mentioned that this is now possible with the new engine. In NW you only hear the bullets if they impact close by I believe.
I am just wondering if that might be sufficient enough to make the player feel threatened...
What about a simple screen shake that happens if a bullet passes close by? Alternatively the new exhaustion and stamina system might be affected meaning that instead of your aim or view being affected it could just affect your stamina which in turn affects your running time I assume.
This would sort of correspond to your fear launching your heart rate up and maybe making it difficult to run although adrenaline in real life would have varying effects however.
Some people will run or feel paralyzed while others will feel calm and like they have all the time in the world (the last one I know can happen due to a family member who was in a visibly life threatening situation within a warzone who reported feeling that strange sensation).What does adrenaline do?
Physically, adrenaline increases your heart rate, raises your blood pressure, and is associated with a diversion of blood away from certain areas of your brain and internal organs and into your muscles. As a result, adrenaline has the ability to increase speed and strength. It also decreases how much people feel pain. A large amount of adrenaline released into your system all at once causes what is often called an adrenaline dump, rush, or surge. All of these effects are designed to prepare your body to either run away or to fight.
What does an adrenaline surge feel like?
Adrenaline can make you feel energized, or it can make you feel shaky, weak or sick to your stomach. Sometimes all of these feelings come at the same time, which can be confusing. Results of an adrenaline surge might also include:
• feeling as though time has slowed down.
• tunnel vision, you only see what is in front of you and not what is around you.
• a sensation of your mind wandering or floating, making it hard to concentrate.
• decreased coordination.
• difficulty in thinking clearly. http://www.realfighting.com/adrenaline_rbd.php
Or the sounds around you could be dampened to a really quiet amount as you listen to your heart beat...
Or maybe it could any of the above which randomly happen, perhaps even vomiting in mid-battle.
The problem is how to make any of these mechanics not interfere with the enjoyment of the game? D: