What have you lot been up to?

Welcome

It is written: “Wherever naked men gather with tools and resources, they shall build a staircase. It shall not be wider than one-by-one, but it shall rise upward. Upon that they shall build another. And upon that one they shall add another. And they shall continue until they can add no more, or until the Admin sayeth: ‘WTF? Lag!’, and resets the world.”

This week’s header image is from Redditor Laitine’s Space Program. He built up and up and up, and by the end had made a tower that took about 45 seconds to plummet from. Admin abuse? Obviously, but it’s still an impressive view. The screenshot isn’t even from the top. This is the view from up there:

And this is what it’s like to leap from there:

*Gulp.*

Back To Earth

A lot of people are willing to strip and run around in fields to make Rust movies; I sit in my underwear as I write Rust blog posts. It’s pretty much the same. Rust: Oxide, by MineDatFunky, explores the highs and lows of a Newman-Veteran team-up, which inevitably ends in monstrous yet casual violence. You can tell a true Rust vet by they way they swat off new players like flies.

I love seeing Rust assets mingling with real-world locations. If you’re keen on making a film, but you don’t possess the dark arts of Windoze Muvie Makur, you could always use this sauna as a stand-in and do it live. The top and bottom images are particularly apt.

Let There Be Light

Take a look at this piece of concept art from Rust artist Paul Bradley:

Now look at Redditor Tylenol_Creator’s real-world implementation of it.

I am impressed by the dedication, if not the photography. We’re building a game about survival and ingenuity, so it’s incredibly heartening to see one of the silly ideas producing a tangible result. I’d ask the maker to do more, but he’s been found with several rock-shaped holes in his head. He should have built a shelter.

Vids Of Games

I’ve been considering placing a collection of Youtube channels on the front page, as well as other community content that we can easily and regularly update. The goal is to turn the community update posts into stories straight from the servers, with reports on amazing societies, interviews with creative players, and any sort of coverage that doesn’t fit a neat hole. I hope to explore what users have made with the tools on hand. Any thoughts on that?

For now, I’m just looking for collections of a reasonable length. The videos needn’t be long, and they can be anything: guides, raids, silly nonsense, and the sort of human interaction that Rust is famous for, but there should be a lot of them on a single channel. I already know about Argyle Alligator’s excellent Rust Reports, and the adventures of the Tuna Bandits, so let me know what else is good and why.

If This Chief ever returns to walking the roads of Rust, he’ll definitely be included. He has popped up in other videos, where people have sought out an audience with the campfire crapping sage of the road. This video is one of the greatest pieces of Rust performance art I’ve ever seen.

That man can talk.

Rebuilding building

If there’s one thing we can trust the Rust community to do, it’s talk (that grinding sound you’re hearing is me forcing that segue to happen). A recent discussion involved the buildings in Experimental. Right now, you can only build featureless walls on the Experimental server, as we’re considering options for how we can make the buildings expressive and interesting. It’s something that passed Redditor VolatileBeans’ mind. He laid out his idea in an interesting post.

His proposed solution is that each side of a building could be made up of nine slots, like this:

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Those slots are filled with whatever you find in the world, or can build. So if you’ve crafted some sheeting, uncovered an old car door*, and found some bricks, then your wall could look like this:

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It’s a neat take on the problem. It’s something the team has to think about, especially if they want the game to match the concept art.

Experimental Corner

Rust is gorgeous, and when Experimental has more to see I plan on arranging proof via a screenshot competition. If you’ve not yet played the Experimental channel of Rust, it looks like this:

Youtube channel Zero Fox FK captured it rather well, eh?

Also In Experimental

Okay, so it’s not always that elegant.

Bug yada feature yada yada.

Get In Touch

As always, I crave any suggestions from you guys about what to feature. I can’t respond to everything, but I do read them all. You can drop a link or a screenshot in the comments below. You can also join the dedicated forum post, or post in the Reddit thread. I also float around the Steam Community, but it’s better if you link me to something you’ve seen on there. You can follow and respond to Rust on Twitter, and I’m on there as well. Just don’t ask for support, and I don’t really care about server adverts. I also can’t answer that question about when Experimental will be the main game.

*This is not confirmation of cars in Rust, nor car doors. It’s just how he chose to present his idea.

116 comments
BHTrix
BHTrix

So, when does this game get parachutes?

Mobius1
Mobius1

I personally think that this game needs more "fluff" AkA some more types of wood, new foods, birds and other stuff that would compliment the role play part of this game, rather than the cut and dry get a rock, get wood, make hatchet, build a base. What I am trying to say is that this game could use some silly stuff along with the survival aspects of the game. I think that the team is doing a good job at this (looking at all the concept art) different types of armor, lighting and so on.

Firerat
Firerat

Do something about the hackers ._.

AlanMW
AlanMW

Two of my buddies were both using the crafting bench, came out to be the perfect position for a heartwarming Rust picture!

BarbaMento
BarbaMento

I hope those are new ideas:

It would be really beautifull if a player could craft traps for both players and animals. Something like loops, cages or hidden holes.

One of the other things that i'd love to see on a survival game are farmable object. Adding the possibility to farm weat, silk (to craft clothes) or other plants will make the game absolutely fantastic.

Last but not least i'd suggest the possibility to dig holes and tunnel.

Apu the Cleaner
Apu the Cleaner

RUST the Game: SURVIVAL IDEAS : 

Hopefully helpful ideas by:  Apu the Cleaner

Total Scavenging & Usefulness of wildlife / Flora & Fona = jerky,flank steak,sun\smoke dried fish,ribs,eyeball & sockets liver,kidneys, hides, claws,teeth,tusks,bones,whiskers, protein, fat,intestines, paw pads,reptile skin, antlers, feathers,vines,palms,nuts,berries,fruits,vegetables, fishing,etc.. sorry.


Assigning basic chemical, biological, physical components & attributes; that would allow the creation of: medicine, food storage, tool making,art,gardening, decoration,individualism, commerce, ,trade..that end's w/power, followers, believers,deceit,cohesion, corruption, betrayal, survive or perish? Ah,to be truly,freely able to craft to survive...A madman's fantasy or a dream worth trying to fulfill?  I encourage the later for your group, be bold, be daring, make something special & wonderful with RUST.


Additions (areas,  resources) :  

Beach,shore,tide,reef life. So many additional options with this group!


Aerial wildlife: eggs,feathers, nests, bats, eagles, owls,falcon,vultures, maybe trained companions/helpers.

I love 're idea about specific regions, landscapes, scenery,weather,challenges and rewards.  Would love to see region specific insects,birds,fish,reptiles, large/small game,preditors & prey alike.


Old & Abandoned Government/Science research / Military Complexes. Again mind boggling additions. 


Electronics, hydrolics, complex & simple mechanics, fluid manipulation & usage,metallurgy, drum making,basket weaving,pot growing.. I mean gardening/botany, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nuclear fusion even - if old reactors are a option in your world?!?! Once again complex & in-depth but so much good could come out of this project. Left to there own device's,  man and natural could be all the thrill you need for a cult classic!

Griffnumnum
Griffnumnum

It would be cool if there was a faster way of transportation, like horses or bikes made of scrap metal etc...

RequiemDogma
RequiemDogma

This all looks really good.
I'm really going to miss though, the mysterious darkness that sometimes spread itself across the sky in a terrifying attempt to swallow the world.

nikon0iT
nikon0iT

make this game different from any other. Think beyond boundaries and outside the box. 


Make an IOS app that streams a security camera that is placed within a home so that I can see/hear what is goin on when I cant play on the computer. 

Critical Cron
Critical Cron

why you keep posting pictures of stuff without actually releasing any of it ? it feels like you try to keep the people bored so they forget about the game and the payed money


PrincessCadence
PrincessCadence

Did any1 notice that the Road looks like its an penis? :D

kubertdk
kubertdk

Try our new way to play rust:

New items and new crafting table:


net.connect  85.236.107.11:28115


Crafting table can be found at: http://www.rustnroll.net




distorted
distorted

I feel like this game is dieing hope they start releasing some of this stuff we are seeing soon not only on experimental 

Donnietentoes
Donnietentoes

Parachutes that can be Found and you would be able to shoot and throw grenades and things like that

FryBrain
FryBrain

This is your Update Gary? Worthless Turd....

StarSixSeven
StarSixSeven

Horses (This shouldn't be a new idea, but I haven't seen anyone else suggest it).
Books - I would love to find books written by both other players and the game itself!
Agriculture & Seasons. This would be extremely hard to do, I know. However, Imagine hunting in the winter, fishing in the summer and planting/harvesting wheat in Spring and Fall. Think about having to collect enough firewood to survive a harsh winter, or even protecting your livelihood (or destroying others) with a brush fire in mid-summer!

CharlieTiraboschi
CharlieTiraboschi

Radios

Prone

Slingshot for small game.

Spear ( a must imo)

Knife

Messenger pigon

Reed snorkel

Handcuff n rope cuff (pleaaaase)

Fist aid (adrenaline, splint, defib?)

Climbing pick for cliffs.

Hope some of these are fresh ideas!

jtudehope02
jtudehope02

please please please give us a quick update on the original RUST my friends and I have over 1200 hours each and would appreciate a couple of small updates to keep it interesting, maybe fill the last gun slot with a scope? a new weapon maybe? a flare gun? exploding arrows for the bow? a smoke grenade? a vehicle motorbike/quad crappy truck?? cmon gary........ 

CjAllyn
CjAllyn

I constructed a bridge in shallow water. It would be cool if we could build big ones across rivers and such for highwaymen to guard.

Conceptualinnovation
Conceptualinnovation

Making the environment a little different could make the game very interesting. At the moment the game seems to be set in an isolated area (experimental). Maybe adding something like an city that is out of the way (because it is very dangerous there with all the people holding M4 rifles) so that survivors can make the journey to recover some debris to build a shelter. This can be achieved by making an exceptionally interactive environment. 


Example: I see a car. The steering-wheel would make a great chandelier so i can grab it.



It would certainly add immersion,but may not be feasible. The amount of time developers would spend to add tiny details would be large. However, the overall experience would be exponentially more interesting. 


I would love to be able to walk across an abandoned Train and steal the loud horn off of it and annoy the hell out of my neighbors. ;)

pvtcrawley
pvtcrawley

We really need to add women, getting a little sick of the male butt crack on these videos..........

45tomer55
45tomer55

Hey evroyne.

I have 3 BIG question's about this GRAET EPIC GIANT (ok sorry :P) update.

1. What would you do with the rad towns? couse the map going to create herself for everynew server... :P

2. will every dropped item get his own animation? not like now, its in stupid burlap sack..

3. will we could see what gun other players holding? when they will hold Pickaxe we will see it as Pickaxe and not as axe looking like player making to sleep... (xD) and i hope you will change some animation, add crawling, ETC.

and i think you should guys add pen,pencil, and with the paper, the player could draw the map, mark places etc. :D

well, last thing, good luck for garry and his team on rebuilding, and repairing this great game.

GOOD LUCK DEVS! :D

cheesycharles
cheesycharles

I would like to see glow in the dark neon arrows be added to the game.  I think i would be cool to shoot someone in the dark with an arrow and see where they are moving to via arrow in their body.  It would also help track animals that you killed in the dark so you wouldn't lose loot.

inspirator88
inspirator88

Add sticks that you can pick up and use as a weapon.

Add flying creatures like birds, maybe some that you can hunt down with a bow and arrow or rifle.

Add jars that you can fill up at a nearby river.

Add barrels, to store wine in or water.

Allow players to drink from rivers with their hands.

Add water wells/holes that people can build in their towns.

Add character customization

Hyanreo
Hyanreo

Suggestion: I think a survival game needs a way to navigate w/ stars. Perhaps fixed stars that roll across the sky? Not sure if this has been implemented, but it would make the procedurally generated maps more navigable.


Edit: Make finding water important.

jminum
jminum

You should add broken down cars that you have to fix up if you want to use and no already working ones, also you should add incredibly rare makeshift helicopter, or airplane part blueprints so that travel is easier for the people who put a lot of time in


kronikwookie
kronikwookie

@nikon0iT That app idea is pretty brilliant. Don't know about iOS though. Needs to be compatible with Android too.

pvtcrawley
pvtcrawley

@Critical Cron If you did more than look at pictures you would know that they are going to finish getting the new build up to level with the legacy build first.......

jonowibbs
jonowibbs

This update is Craig's. Garry does the devblogs so CHILL

Rabid Bat
Rabid Bat

@jtudehope02 old rust is now Legacy, how it is is how it stays, only Experimental will be getting updated from what I gather.

Makes sense, Legacy is not Rust any more, to update it and Experimental would be a complete waste of time and resources. So I'd suggest making suggestion on the 'new' Rust if you want things added at all.
Asking for Legacy to be updated is just wasting your time and energy.

Rabid Bat
Rabid Bat

@pvtcrawley I think Garry has a phobia of Vaginas and a fascination/obsession with Penis. I mean he even puts up screens of penises when posing for interview pics.

Donnietentoes
Donnietentoes

@45tomer55  actual how about with the map if you find a rad town or something cool like a cave on your first person screen the game would play music that made you feel like accomplishing something and he would pull out a map and squiggle something in like this here

hereiamhereibe
hereiamhereibe

Im sure most of these ideas will be on exprust soon, i particularly like the pen/paper thought maybe instead of a pencil we could just use charcoal and cloth could even be the paper, leather could provide a more durable paper and ink could be gathered for more detailed drawings.

hereiamhereibe
hereiamhereibe

Love this idea, would make recovering arrows easier too

hereiamhereibe
hereiamhereibe

Water definately needs a larger role in rust i agree, birds too are a must have, and they are working on character customization you should check out the dev posts to see some of the art, or google "rust art trello" click the first link to see everything thats being designed or modeled for this game as it happens.

Bananakin
Bananakin

@Hyanreo There should be a penis-shaped constellation that always pointed north.

hereiamhereibe
hereiamhereibe

I sorely hope if they do this they use original star maps i would love to hear about the stories people connect to new constellations in rusts atmosphere.

Rabid Bat
Rabid Bat

@Donnietentoes @45tomer55 How about a piece of paper that just writes itself as we go along, ala traditional 'fog of war' maps?

Trying to draw your own map I think would be a pain in the arse for both the user and devs.
At least maybe make it so you can add waypoints of your own with a note attached.

Don't think it would be hard to have a black and white drawn map with a white fog that would make it look like a piece of paper being filled in as you move?

I dunno just seems more practical for all.