I was hoping to get in touch with some mod developers and modpack developers to make a realistic wilderness survival modpack and mods. I got this idea from playing a lot of "The Long Dark" which is a winter survival game. So I hope someone could take these ideas and run with it.
I would love to play a modpack where your starting out trying to survive in a single biome with limited equipment, (probably Forest first, other biomes later).
Temperature mods exist already. So do hunger mods. But I have not seen a mod that replaces zombies, creepers, witches, enderman, and skeletons with natural hostiles like wolfs and other dangerous "biome appropriate" animals.
Another mod that would be great with this modpack, Natural Boss Animals! Like an Old bear, Bull Moose, Alpha Wolf, etc that randomly spawn around the overworld.
Having unique building that are abandoned that replace villages would be cool to find equipment like compound bows and guns, or matches, MREs and canned goods. You could also turn these building into shelters.
Random weather would be a great fit, if it is possible.
For this to work, most of the vanilla tools and mechanics would be turned off. This would make it a pretty hard modpack to play. But I do know of a lot of people whom would love to play it if possible!
Just a beginning idea. Let me know what you think!