I’m so glad that there will be an animation added at some point for the falling trees. A good reference would be the animation for cut down trees in Starbound. It is very satisfying to cut down trees in that game.
Also it is very important to get a really good sound for the trees as they fall down! Some deep bassy creaking as the tree slowly starts to tip over, then it picks up speed with a higher pitched kind of whine sound, then followed by a loud crash as it hits the ground.
It may sound like a little thing, but it is going to be something we do a lot in the game, so why not make it really satisfying when you do it? Maybe even have a chance for some animals (like squirrels?) to run out of the trees when they hit the ground? Or goblin spies?! LOL! They could be dazed when they fall out, then you could attack them before they come to their senses!
Keep up the good work guys! I am trying really hard to force myself to wait until you guys release it on early access on steam.