Grim fan art, a cinematic raid cam, another real-world Rust weapon, and lots more.
There was one small bit of detail in the header image that sealed it for me. I love it when people understand the game so completely that they can capture just how grim it actually is, but still make it funny. Aduiart’s art really nails the lowest point of any Rust player’s time on a server, when your hunger bar is low and the only thing to eat is your own meat. It’s the taste of defeat.
What’s better than one piece of Rust fan art? A second piece from the same artist.
I’ve been soloing on a server for the past few weeks and can relate to the paranoia and bear-fear in that one.
Cinematic Raid Cam
Most raid cams are messy affairs: it’s really tough trying to set-up a show when people are dodging arrows and constantly moving around to get a better shot, so I was curious what Swemba’s Cinematic Raid Cam would look like. It’s cut very well: the camera movement gives the action a dramatic weight, and all the voices mixed in from the player mic chat really adds to the action. You won’t learn how to raid, but it’s worth watching to enjoy a frantic Rust battle.
Try fiddling with the camlerp options in the F1, Swemba. You can smooth out the camera movement with it if you feel the need to.
Community Concept Art
I always enjoy it when the community plans the game for us, and really liked dam_we’s excellent reddit thread on the potential for carryable items. Now obviously all items are carryable, but dam_we thinks there are things that should never, ever be placed in the inventory. And provided art to back up the claim. Look!
The look on the face of the pole-vaulting dude cracks me up.
Another week, another few episodes of Planet Rust, our peek into the absolutely real-life and not at all set-up shenanigans on LOLOUTftw’s server. In episode three he’s still reeling from the callous killing of a friendly noob, and then the enemy goes and insults his mother. That was a definite error.
And episode 4 is all about a clan attack, but with a short distraction where he teaches a noob some manners.
You know, this might be ridiculous, but you can gleam a few workable tactics from this series, as well as few quotes from Ghandi. It’s all technically doable.
I will continue to be absolutely terrified of the guns from Rust sneaking into real-life, and I’ll continue to post them as well. Rysavage on reddit crafted the Semi-Auto rifle. It doesn’t shoot, thankfully, but “It has functioning bolt mechanism with a heavy duty spring inside and the magazine is removable.” Just don’t go pointing it at the police.
As I type this, the gun featured last week is heading towards the Facepunch offices.
Go help him out.
… And Finally
Caleb Cohoon made The Witness in Rust.
— Caleb Cohoon (@deadcast64) February 27, 2016
Just spend the next six years filling the server with those puzzles and you’re good to go!
Get In Touch
Think you’re working on something awesome? Tell me all about it. Now’s the time to share your base designs, or get into the growing Raid Cam business, or show off a game-mode from your server, or if your server has an interesting theme.
There’s a dedicated forum post, or you can fish for upvotes in the Subreddit. I also shuffle 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.