This week: yeah, that’s Walter White…


No, we haven’t made a deal to get Bryan Cranston to star in Rust (though that would be the greatest thing ever, and I’d love to come up with that storyline). The image above was dropped into the comment section of a community post. The full piece is quite the thing. In fact, I think it needs a title.

I Am The One Who Rocks

Yes, I did have an alternative pun for this, but decency–and my mum–prevented me from using it. As the post says: “Breaking Bad + Rust….Funny, P.S Artist, my girl. PP.SS: she is Russian”, which explains everything about what you’re about to see. I nearly censored Walter’s winkie, but only as a joke nod to the in-game cock blocker we’ve implemented. I decided to keep it in. This is NSFW, obviously.

I can’t believe someone took the time to physically make that. And now for some less copyright troubling art.

Shooting Gallery

Howie’s concept art has inspired lots of talk about his work’s potential impact on the game. I think his images tell stories, so they encourage concept art snoopers to continue considering what’s going in. So click on that piece of concept art, the rusting tanks strewn across a bay, and think about how you’d use them. That’s what Deviant Art’s Aleltg did, and came up with this.

I looked at it and saw a place to loot in the dead of night, whereas Aleltg imagined setting up a defend-able home in the Rusty husk. He’s been a busy boy, actually. Some other art he posted suggested a potential new low-tech mechanic for the game. Here, have a look.

And you know that people who saw it had all kinds of ideas about how to use it.

HangGliders = Awesome
HangGlider That Drops Firey Things = SuperAwesome

Now if you think about that for a moment, concept art inspired a fan, who made art that inspired another fan. That’s pretty ace.

Glowing Recommendation

He’s not the only one being inspired by concept art. A few weeks ago, Paul added a lighthouse to the concept art Trello. The lighthouse is largely an experiment, testing out what sort of man-made objects we can spawn into the world of Rust. Barely a day later, as I merrily skipped across a Rust Experimental server, I spotted this.

I like to think of this as live fan-art. I love the use of the lantern as the light source.

Holiday Snaps

It’s been a privilege to watch you all get to grips with the building tools, turning the landscape into a recognisable world as you do it. I’ve yet to build a permanent home on one of the servers, largely because I still spend most of my time on the hunt for a village, town, or odd building that the community has invested in. Here’s a few I’ve liked enough to screenshot.

If you ever spot a dude sprinting faster than the game allows, leaping hills in a single jump, and only stopping when he lands near a particularly nice two-storey shack with turrets, it’s almost certainly me. Say ‘hi!’.

Shotgun Wedding

You know that moment during a wedding ceremony, when the congregation is asked if they knew of any reason why the pair should not be wed? Well, that doesn’t happen here. But maybe it should have, if only for the safety of the bride.

“We have guns, and we’re in Rust. Surely that’s enough?”

It’ll never last beyond a few respawns, I reckon.

Finders Keepers

A much nicer event happened on the Seattle Experimental server, where Redditor Wolfane left ‘buried treasure’ and challenged the subreddit’s users to find it. The haul included meat, weapons, and armour. It’s a nice little idea, though could have used some more directions as to where the loot was hidden. Just for fun.

The scarily-named SatansSword claimed he found it, but didn’t include proof. Not that it matters: it’s the fact that Rust is hosting treasure hunts that’s important here. I’ve always enjoyed player-created challenges.

Little Drummer Boy

If you read last week’s epic tale of server epicness, you’ll know I like stories from Rust. There’s always some twisted devil on the server, looking to make something epically awful from our tools. I needed to share jman939’s little story with you.

That night was probably the most terrifying night on Rust for me. I was in my house, waiting out the darkness, when I heard it. It was faint at first, but soon I knew I couldn’t be hearing things. Someone was whistling “The Little Drummer Boy” near my base. They walked around my house all night, whistling that song. I didn’t even know it was possible to make that song sound ominous and psychotic, but I guess you learn something new every day.

Okay, I’ll share. I’ve done something similar: I was wandering in Rocks behind Large Rad Town in the absolute dead of night. I was dying, hungry, and all I had on me was some wood. I was about to give up and respawn when I spotted a little shack. It was glowing, homely, and a target. It was a low-population server, and this player had gone to a lot of trouble to conceal himself.

I approached the shack, lit a campfire, whacked his door with a rock, and ran off. I heard the door squeak, saw the light dim, and made out a silhouette standing on a rock. He never spotted me. I waited for a few moments and snuck back, this time lighting three fires in a triangle on top of his shack. I thumped and ran, and he came out and angrily stomped out the fires.

I was giggling at this point, because I am a child. I returned to his shack, set out campfires in the closest shape I could make to a pentagram, and started to light them. That was my error, as I’d put out so many that he spotted the glow and came out before I finished lighting the final one. I was caught, shot with an arrow, and my haunting days were over.

Get In Touch

Do you have something about Rust you want to share? We have a dedicated forum post, or you can post in the Reddit thread. I also poke around the the Steam Community, so feel free to show me to things from there. You can follow and respond to Rust on Twitter, and I’m on there as well. I can’t respond to everything, but I read every comment and take it all in. Just be nice.




    You guys should, once you get to baseline and polish the little things, advance the technology in the game like one half-era every real year. From cavemen to mordern Murder York. Like ten years from now.


    Lord Exposition you gave up king now he is king what did you expect? to wake up still a king


    Check out my funny Rust bandit video! Thanks!


    This has there progress listed every day and should be a big help.  Just found out about this recently and now know what is going on before the Friday dev blog even though those are way more in depth.


    I got pickaxed before I got to say my vows, what a guttercunt.



    So we got a dozen naked ladies running around on the server? Like that idea :)


    mbarnett25 Poof! Updated :P


    mbarnett25 I’ve been meaning to update my avatar with my own artwork, just haven’t
    gotten around to it. May be producing some samples to supplement
    concepts I’ve mentioned on the trello page as well. This isn’t the place but yes, i advocate for equality in all forms, and resist labels that divide us… the way i see it, when someone yells “it’s because I’m black” they’re more-often-than-not only doing so because the person they’re accusing is white… it’s just idiot-hypocrisy, and it’s shameful to give pigments more importance/attention than crime or violations being committed by either end. (not saying it’s invalid every time, but all too often it’s just crying wolf which is an abuse of circumstances and discredits legitimate occurrences) fighting racism with counter-racism, and sexism with counter-sexism just perpetuates the problem and brings more innocent bi-standards than true violators into an out-of-control spiral of (mostly) undeserved conviction.


    TomCrosswell  “i would like to see some stuff done with trees” at first i thought this was going in an Evil Dead direction…


    DarkStrobeLight deivid_dimaior  are you sure he isn’t talking about experimental?  I mean… both are “ALPHA!!”  If you did mean experimental, I wouldn’t expect too much optimization till a bit later in the process.  Lots of turning gears in there to calibrate.


    Mordrull  UPDATE: should be released within a day or two of them finishing it.


    RealmDweller  and now i’ve offended the religious.


    RealmDweller  and I was lobbying for women’s rights, god damn it!


    RealmDweller  well speaking of customization you know you can add a picture to your avatar in this discussion if that is the kind of thing that is important to you.  So you are one of the people that is throwing the word “race” out along with the word “mankind”?  I suppose I agree but I’m stuck in my ways…

      Lord Exposition

    Heh. Just remembered the time I re-enacted a scene from the Lion King with a random dude I found whilst traipsing around a server once. I then committed suicide after telling him it was time for him to take his place as king of the server and that he could have what I had on my corpse, completely forgetting I had five research kits, and one of each metal piece, alongside multiple incredibly rare blueprints.


    i would like to see some stuff done with trees such as tree houses and holo trees that you can live in




    mbarnett25 RealmDweller I’m not asking for more, I’m just asking for promptness. Especially if they want us to be efficient in providing feedback. At the moment we’re just running around playing where’s waldo for a week, and not knowing what we’re actually looking for until they are already releasing another patch…


    deivid_dimaior You realize that what you call alpha was just a proof of concept, and they planned on making the game from the ground up once they knew people were interested right? They’re done with it, they’re building a new game, and they’re almost to baseline.


    xD Holyfucing shit my wedding.
    I have more footage of this I should upload it.


    Derps and  Crazy’s wedding made it on here to sweet.;28016


    Optimize ALPHA!! my fps is terrible after some updates


    DrDuck208 Dude, the only thing you need to do is to run it as administrator and will work. :)


    I could agree with that, and really only concerned with personalization. Personally, I loathe that r word. Posted a few ideas on the trello page for customization and under the caretaker concepts – one being that, if they go with the “hair/beards grow over time” concept, that we should be able to rotate the character model in our invintory and tug the hair around via mouse/pointer to style it ourselves, in a rough fasion.



    DrDuck208 You’re gonna die soon.


    RealmDweller  I feel like if they communicated anymore with us they would be on the verge of needing full time PR staff, which I don’t think they do.  There must always be a balance, and this is a good one from my perspective.


    BlackbirD109  I can’t believe how fast they add stuff, since I started checking this link I see even more progress and transparency than I was already happy with from just seeing the dev blogs.  (sorry for the run on sentence)  Other Early Access game devs need to take a lesson from these guys book.  This is transparency and community interaction at its finest!


    Mordrull  why?  Are you planning a release party for everyone?


    RealmDweller  I would like to see the ladies get their own character model before I start having the ability to give my character a race.


    coolhh355  I’m really torn on this issue.  But I wanna see some boats and rafts for sure!


    69deatox69 Pretermit “RustUpdates @RustUpdates,Sep 23  3rd person animations for thompson machine gun – @goosemanti (/main)”  So I don’t really know why they would be opposed to doing a P250, however I do think, and hope that Rust is going in a less modern direction.  I’m looking forward to ideas that make the game seem futuristic and primitive at the same time.  Which means guns can/should be present, but maybe not as the end-all means of doing your daily business.



    Hope people make concept arts of mobile vehicles, like ATV’s, Dune Buggy’s, Dirt bike’s, Boats, Rift Rafts, stuff like that would be awesome.


    DrDuck208 Same here. I’ve sent a bug report to FP. Hope they’ll fix whatever it is soon. Getting bored in the old Rust. Time to taste the new one.


    DrDuck208 Same tihng with me, I just closed it and opened it up again and it worked fine.


    rust experimental wont work for me, i open it then it goes to a black screen with my mouse on it then i open control panel and it says it isnt responding. i tried reinstalling it and it didnt work


    Pretermit  No you will not see ever p250 in new rust because the game theme change
    for rustic theme , so you can not see  modern iteam like this !


    Likeasomebooodeeee Mordrull No you will not see ever p250 in new rust because the game theme change for rustic theme , so you can not see  modern iteam like this !


    plz make a community update abaut concept and ideas made by users


    Pretermit Ya i cant agree more. They also need to fix how fast you walk and run to a more reasonable level eventually.  Im just really concerned that the game we all thought we knew and loved is going to come out as something completely different from the initial prototype. Hope they get it right, and i have alot of faith that facepunch will do so because of so many talented devs that work for them.


    Mordrull its in development lol




    Are they planning to ever add character customization? Not accessories/facepaint, but weight, hair/eye/skin color etc etc?


    Please give release date of final version :)


    Except they updated and wiped servers last night, and they’re making us wait all week to find out what they did. Have to admit, i too would have preferred to know what they implemented in the patch over this. Even a mention of why the seattle server keeps dissapearing bizzarly would be nice.


    Culentriel Every Friday.

    That’s why they’re called Friday Dev Blogs.


    Implement p250 into experimental, all of original rust will switch in a day.


    I need a new devblog :3
    So many updates with about 20 mb but there arent any new devblogs :(


    tambien me gusta la lechuga.


    hola, me gusta el pan.

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