Calling upon a member of your community into the apocalypse can offer some much-needed support, but they also provide backpack and rucksack storage should your plans involve a ton of scavenging.
Multiplayer allows for up to 4 players; this rework would allow players to ask up to 3 of their community members to follow them (to represent a full session).
*Cannot have more than 3 players and 1 follower in a session; if additional players enter your session; excessive followers will be automatically dismissed from first to last:
If 1 player joins your game; you can still have 3 followers.
If a 2nd player joins; the first survivor asked to follow you will be automatically dismissed (leaving you with 2 players and 2 followers).
This rework would allow newcomers with new communities to use their communities as a more reliable form of game-progress support. Of course, taking even 1 follower accrues risk of that survivor being injured or killed. Therefore, it is up to the player to determine whether or not the additional risk of more followers is worth the benefits.