I have been discussing this with other players and this was something that was brought up as a suggestion/wish.
The beginning sequence shows Conan rescued Razma from the crucifix only to have a sandstorm with sandbeast arrive.
We would like to see lesser sandbeasts/scorpions/snakes show up randomly during a sandstorm.
It could be an option to turn off/on in Admin panel for Admins of servers or solo-player game so those that do not want a deadlier version of the sandstorm do not have deal with the added danger.
EDIT: We run a server in NORMAL play. Everything is the default setting. No fast harvest. No fast leveling. Nothing but our wit and will to survive.
EDIT #2: As per one of the posts in this thread. Blizzard-version of the Sandstorm in the North was also discussed as something on the wish list.