Inside: Rust turns into Tetris. Sort of.

Welcome

One of the things I’m keen to encourage is Rust players telling their stories. That’s where the main image is from: The Story Of Garrick. It’s a short work of fiction dropped onto Reddit, and writer Dave Robson writes about meeting a trustworthy, dependable partner in the game, which isn’t the usual route that Rust stories take. They mostly talk about bludgeonings.

I don’t know who Garrick was before he came here (Hell, I didn’t know who I’d been myself). All I know is he took to the island like a duck takes to water. We would crest a hill and he would scan the landscape with narrowed eyes. He’d either give me the smallest of nods and we would carry on or he would mutter under his breath, “No good…” and we would turn back. Who knows what he had seen. If he was afraid or tired he never showed it.

It’s worth reading. I want your stories. I don’t care if they’re in-game snippets of action, or works of fiction inspired by the world of Rust. If you have a story to tell, feel free to write it and link me to it. If there’s enough, I’ll compile the best.

On The Edge Of The World

Here’s an interesting little fact: there are only 37 aircraft carriers in the world. It seems like there should be more, but if you think about it the low number makes sense: the largest aircraft carriers are nuclear powered, and they can carry up to 90 military aeroplanes.

Why am I talking about this? Well, thanks to Rust there was a brief period where that number was 38. Forum user NexusOne showed off the fruits of his labour, displaying a water-based build of a small ship he built with the help of God Mode.

But that didn’t last, and the USS Skankville was refitted, as he put it turned “her into a Submarine, complete with Galley, Missile Bays, Conning Tower (which are still a work in progress) plus she’s going to be lengthened a bit to be on more of a proper scale with real wooden submarines the world over.”

And if you’re worried about the submarine moving too close to the land (don’t be – it can’t move), then forum user Lameklamek has the perfect solution: an atmospheric lighthouse jutting out into the water. The builder writes: “Nothing too special. It’s built on a peninsula of land and contains the lighthouse tower, as well as a boarding station for the operators. With the fires lit on the top, it made for a pleasant piece of scenery come sunset.”

It’s very simple, but it’s lovely and evocative, which makes a nice change from the utilitarian murder-blocks that tend to dominate the Rust landscapes. Also: check out that aspect ratio!

Notorious Newmans

That’s actually something I’ve been thinking about: in my head, Rust is a dark place and full of foreboding buildings and twisted forests. But it’s not. It’s actually quite sunny and nice. The tone comes from the situation and, possibly, the fact that I spend most of my Rust time in a 3 by 3 shack and only leave under the cover of darkness. Redditor BodyWeightEnergy’s Notorious Newmans sketch reminded me that the game is colourful and bright. And that we’re missing binoculars.

Pro-tip: if the game looks like this all the time, quit fiddling with your gamma you filthy cheater.

Pipe Up

This video of a pipe shotgun takedown is impressive. At least it is to me, a guy who hears a gun blast and starts looking for a hole to crawl into. I’ve become quite knowledgeable about the little gaps in Rust’s landscape. This guy’s reaction is completely different, even if it is gaming the system.

Of course, we don’t know what happened around that. Maybe the man with the pipe shotgun sent out a general message to the server, suggesting sexual inhibition on the part the server inhabitants’ mothers? I refuse to believe that someone in the open fields of Rust would choose to shoot at another person without some sort of provocation. What sort of game would that be?

Rust In A Nutshell

Ah, this sort of game. Once again, Rust fan movies involve brave, nekkid men in fields with guns.

I’ll give andrewmfilms props for using a live pig, and having real shacks mingled with the imported models from the game.

Experimental Corner

Some recent building updates in Experimental has started to give a sense of shape to the servers. The new pieces and building capabilities means the procedural maps are covered in builds, creating abstract shapes that alter the horizon. The community has taken the tools and crafted angled houses that poke up on the horizon like lost Tetris blocks.

I’m not the only one who noticed the similarity: Youtubers Zero Fox FK spotted it as well, and used their Windows Media Maker skills to speedily knock together this little tribute.

The Rust team are still in the process of refining the building tools, so those buildings came together remarkably quickly. We were noticing them 30 minutes after the update went out, and within a day people were building stairways to heaven.

Get In Touch

As always, this stuff comes from you. I’m never short of stuff to cover, but I want more. More! Stories in particular, as I’d like to see what can be done with your writing.

How do you let us know? We have a dedicated forum post, and there’s a Reddit thread created for every community post. I also lurk at the 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.

111 comments
Kestis1
Kestis1

HI can I get this game banditas50@gmail.com thx!


Danya Alimov
Danya Alimov

I've played it a product, please give good people and key sorry for spam alimov.danya@gmail.com

DavidDennisSabourin
DavidDennisSabourin

***NEW Canadian Server Just Opened*** Looking for New Players To Expand Server, PVP ON, Sleeper ON, x3 Build/Craft Speed, Couple Fellow Canadian Players Already On Server Looking For More Please Join. It's New So Now Is Your Chance To Join Before It Get's To Packed. Friendly Admins, No Abuse, Air Drops Will Start To Occur Soon As We Get Enough People So That"s Its Fair For Everyone.      INFO:       net.connect 209.15.212.199:28015


ArxPlay
ArxPlay

Dear Rust Game Representative,

The old version of the game Rust had a problem with cheaters who had been altering the gamma (monitor brightness) by turning it up. As a result, the amateur gamers who were going blind for a period of time had a disadvantage (as a matter of fact). The cheaters were able to differentiate pretty much everything on the screen.

Therefore, there was an imbalance and it continues to be. I feel the problem will be present in the latest version of the Rust. While developing the new version of the game concept there will be variables for unfair gaming.

I ask you for making the night mode of the game as bright as possible, for the purpose of equal gaming opportunity. The cheaters would not be able to take advantage of ordinary gamers/players.

kintz1980
kintz1980

I am doing what i am quite sure is a +1 to the addition of females.  I believe it will add to the realism and story..  In addition.  An option to spawn in underwear /nevernude mod like.  I will buy the game then. Thanks! it is looking cool as shit!

Kevstun
Kevstun

I know people might not agree, and I know it might never happen, and yes its dumb... but who thinks there will be single player? Im bad at these games because every time I spawn and get started up with a shack, I then get shot down. Somewhere to practice, build in peace, not having my doors be broken down. Some place where my food and items don't just vanish.... I need a place like that. Where my only enemies are hunger, wolves, bears, and the cold. Plus anything new that's added. I don't mean to beg, its just what I believe should happen.



                                                                                                                                       Who else agrees?~  Kevstun

Lhach311
Lhach311

id like to be able to build in trees or into mountains


inspirator88
inspirator88

If you're going to add headbob make it subtle like in CS 1.6

Kwolfe
Kwolfe

Please please please tone down the head movement a bit right now I feel like a bobble head whenever I harvest wood. And add just a little head bob while walking, there's no real "feel" of movement as is.

FencingKing
FencingKing

No servers show up for me in experimental, can anyone help?


pajodann
pajodann

once upon a time, long ago, after a server restart, i heard 2 english guys talking in their basic shed. one left to get resources, and said "i'll be right back simon, just grabbing some wood". so after he leaves, i wander up to the shed, clear my throat and announce "simon, let me in i forgot my hatchet". poor simon opened his door and i shot his face off. i looted him and his shed, then sat patiently in the shed waiting for his friend to arrive. he came back and i shot his face off as well. saw them later on in the game and we had a good laugh about it. #webbrowserrust

ej709
ej709

Im done playing your game, all you guys do is waste time with these dumb stories while you should be working hard on the actual game. this should have been way farther in progress than it is right now

devink323
devink323

Tell our stories? Kay. There was this one time I died 37 times in one hour on a server with less than 30 people. Good times, good times.

DenisTurin
DenisTurin

I want mouse inversion T>T. PLEASE. Very need this function. Cant play without it. ToT

qoolos
qoolos

always awesome to read an update. keep up the awesome.

pellehardrock
pellehardrock

wounder if they fix the psysic in bulding tomorrow.

BaronBeef
BaronBeef

Will we be able to put heads on pikes or something similar? I want to be a barbarian of the wastes, keeping a tally of thieves by my front door. 

Smakedsilly54
Smakedsilly54

HOW CAN WE PLAY THIS GAME WITH ALL THE HACKERS WTF.

pellehardrock
pellehardrock

what did garry mean by "failed" on twitter about this community blog?

9Grain
9Grain

Keep up the great work! Looking forward to the finished product! I can say on behalf of the appreciative 50% of us you are doing a fantastic job.

Kevstun
Kevstun

Yay ok, one problem.... I cant find any PVE servers plus buildings disappear over time

kristian818
kristian818

@Kevstun play pve servers pvp stands for player versus player but pve is against the things in the game itself do in some pve servers you can't get shot down.

HitDick
HitDick

@FencingKing Disable the firewall on what ever antivirus you have. I have Bitdefender and have to do that.

WyzeThawt
WyzeThawt

@ej709 lol you are a douche. they completely re-wrote the game in 4-5 months and are getting close to making the experimental the main game but you're bitching that it should have been further than it was right now. games take years to make. for our benefit, they decided not to half ass it and re-work/optimize the game but all you care is that its not done yet. they should get props for doing the right thing rather than keep working with broken components to release a crappy game and bank on it. much respect to facepunch.

pellehardrock
pellehardrock

haha i agree. ;) i wounder what they bring us this friday .

Kwolfe
Kwolfe

Or, you know, learn to use a mouse the right way.

WyzeThawt
WyzeThawt

@Smakedsilly54 where do you play?... i barely ever see them and when i do, im usually on servers with active admins and they follow them in invisible suits until they catch them then ban them

NarcGamer
NarcGamer

@WyzeThawt Oooh they can't tell us what is up with the game, are you to thick that you can't learn how to play the experimental or are you just whining that someone is outside your hut with a M4 while you've got a rock?