Custom Zombie Class Suggestions:
I realized that some servers that are popular, such as Mapeadores, have a plugin where players can choose between separate zombie classes, each with different features. I will list a few ideas of classes that I have, as well as the features that should be associated with each class.
This zombie class would have a basic zombie model, and would have average baseline health (6-7k HP would be ideal baseline health) with no extra feature. This would be the zombie that would be defaulted to players who first join the server.
This zombie class would have a more unique looking zombie model, but would still fit the characteristics of a fast moving zombie. This zombie should have an increase in speed aside from other zombies, such as +10% speed, but should have a lot less health to balance it out. I feel like 3k HP for this type of zombie would be ideal.
This zombie class would have a larger, more bulky zombie model. This zombie should have reduced knockback from other zombies and should have a larger amount of HP, but should have a decrease in speed from the other zombie classes. I feel like 15k HP, and a -10% speed to this class would be ideal.
This zombie class would have a smaller size than the other zombie classes. This zombie would start out with the baseline of about 7k HP, but would regenerate its HP over time. I feel like 50-100 HP per second would be fair. That might seem over-powered to some, so to balance this out this zombie should have an increase to its knockback.
This zombie should have a taller, lankier look to its zombie model. This zombie would have average speed and average HP, but should have an increase to its jump height. I feel like a 10% increase to its jump height would be ideal.
If anyone else has any ideas please feel free to add to the list.
Whilst the creation of this plugin would probably take some time and work, I feel like the effects it would have on our current player population, which only seems to really be active on the weekends, would be in the extreme positives. Having the option to choose a zombie class gives players the freedom to play how they want to play, and would make playing as a zombie more interesting. I notice that a reason people tend to quit is because they become zombies, and at that point its boring to just be shot at all the time. However, if you have the freedom to choose a feature to match how you play the game, I feel like that would prevent that type of loss to players. Any feedback is appreciated, and thank you!