This week: a man cannon, male objectification, and art chat.

Welcome

I’ll admit to choosing last week’s header very carefully (I selected because it’s amazing – it’s from here, btw. An oldie, but a classic bit of fanart). The robot images sparked a lot of debate in the community, and I was thrilled to read about the impact robots could have on Rust servers. Note how slanty that ‘could’ is: nothing is set in stone.

Anyway, lots of people seemed to tie them into the airdrops, with there being a chance the robot could be dropped instead of supplies. My personal take is that they should be made part of the server as the world generates, waiting to be creakily awoken from a slumber of hundreds of years to do whatever job they were programmed to do. I kinda view them as a utilitarian threat, just doing a job that happens to be incredibly dangerous to anyone caught up in it.

The Rust Reddit in particular took the notion to heart, with two large threads exploring the idea. This one was in favour of the robots.

Since they are robots, they can be equipped with a wide array of weapons from guns to melee weapons like a spear. This means that if you aren’t yet able to take down a caretaker, avoidance is the best course of action.

And this took a contrary position. Both threads hold plenty of interesting arguments.

Are we the only survivors? Are there people offshore toying with us? Are there people offshore trying to help us? Is it in the future? Is it in the past? Are we the first people on the island? Are we the LAST people on the island? With the robots we can answer many of these questions leaving less freedom to imagine.

I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks about the new rocks

Art Attack

Speaking of art, our art Trello is open to the public, allowing super-ken fans to glimpse Rust’s future. The simplified game design workflow goes concept art > model > game, with some shouting and accusations thrown around in-between. The fun part is when the fans get over-excited about the concepts, which happened with Paul’s SMG ideas. Artist broetchaen created a 3D model based on the sketch, because he could.

Not bad for a weekend’s work. There are a few other views of it here.

The Man Cannon

The Experimental branch of Rust exists as freeform videogame jazz. The live development environment means there’s occasionally unintended side-effects unforeseen consequences. That’s exactly what Youtuber darknessnine discovered when he placed a window, a wall, and a frame together. For the most part, those pieces were designed to act as building blocks, but a certain formation turns them into a gosh-darned man-cannon, firing the player into the air like a cork ejected from a bottle. The only downside in using it is you have to die to do it. Dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnnnn…

… unnnnnn! I could see this being used as a hilarious form of home security, but it’ll almost certainly be patched out.

Isn’t It Parabolic?

Of course, there other methods of getting high. You could eat uncooked chicken, and while your temperature soars and your stomach empties there’s a chance you’ll see things. But I’m still talking about physically getting high, by making something really, really big. That’s what Youtuber StreetSlizz has done, building a giant metal archway as part of his Rust Architecture series. Included in this little montage is a look at the arch as it’s being constructed, a view from the inside, and a look from the top.

I love watching people building with a laser-sharp focus. I love the difference it makes to the tone of the world. Large buildings are interesting, but with a clear idea you can reshape the world. Seeing something as modern as that archway dominating the bucolic landscape really blurs the lines of what Rust could be. I’m all for that.

Male Objectification

With all the dongs flapping about on the Rust servers, you’re all pretty comfortable with the male form, yeah (one of the most used phrases on Experimental was ‘How to turn censorship off?’)? Seeing well-modelled wang is a necessary part of the experience of surviving in a cold and desolate world. That’s why I feel comfortable sharing Youtuber Swiftor’s video, where a raid is briefly postponed when he comes across what can only be described as a shack of male objectification, complete with thumping stripper music (gloriously beat-boxed into a microphone) and dancing beefcakes. That said, there is no schlong on display.

I wish we had a ‘make it rain’ button for such moments, as that hessian sack just looks so wrong.

Real Talk

You should be aware by now that people discussing what could go into Rust gets me all excited. It means there’s still plenty to think about regarding the game, and there’s nothing better than seeing a concept thoroughly picked over. Especially with diagrams. One of the forum threads that caught my eye this week was a discussion of the role of shields within Rust. I don’t think anyone would argue against the inclusion of some form of hand-held protection, and the chat quickly moved into the ‘how’ territory. Could you use barrel lids? What about something even more ad-hoc?

And, of course, there’s the notion of wear and tear, which I’d imagine would be a huge factor in the amoral, procedurally generated hills of Rust.

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Comments

Comments

  1.  
      gmckenzie97

    hey everybody i love playing rust its one of my favorite games but my internet sucks so could we see the ability to play alone off server soon?

  2.  
      ThatGuysDead

    can you put a single player mode in? Please.

  3.  
      AlexanderChristensen

    Leignheart  “Not to pick sides, but making guns is no fairy tale. It’s called being a gunsmith, and you would make guns out of already existing metal you find. Remember people have been making guns for hundreds of years now, so even during an apocalypse people not only would know how to make guns, they would make guns. People are not stupid as a whole, just because you don’t know how to do something doesn’t mean the guy down the street doesn’t either. I mean not everyone is a carpenter or builder either, should they remove building things?”

    You are absolutely right, thank you for information. Nothing beats a strong logical argument ehh..

  4.  
      Leignheart

    Not to pick sides, but making guns is no fairy tale. It’s called being a gunsmith, and you would make guns out of already existing metal you find. Remember people have been making guns for hundreds of years now, so even during an apocalypse people not only would know how to make guns, they would make guns. People are not stupid as a whole, just because you don’t know how to do something doesn’t mean the guy down the street doesn’t either. I mean not everyone is a carpenter or builder either, should they remove building things?

  5.  
      AlexanderChristensen

    “AlexanderChristensen Are you stupid?! Yes you can make guns via iron ingots melted down and remolded along with some aluminum and sulfur with charcoal. Grow up you cave man. ”

    I didn’t know that was possible – it still sounds like a fairy tale… One needs to be incredibly skilled to identify and extract aluminium from the earth or even know how to work with it… Maybe if my character worked with metals and with geology before the world breakdown, but not everyone do..? Am I still stupid? :)

  6.  
      DownRightRanga

    realzedits They making it as realistic and challenging as possible to get the most out of this game.

  7.  
      Glassie

    Leignheart realzedits 
    Try to look at it this way guys: the Rust that you’re used to, in which building and raiding bases is the norm, is just the metagame that grew out of an incomplete version of Rust. Building and raiding is not the main theme of Rust’s gameplay, the theme is survival.
    The way things currently work, you build a base to allow yourself more “lives”, by stashing gear that you can pick up after you die, and you raid bases to deny other players their ability to respawn with gear and to accumulate gear. This system doesn’t emphasize survival at all in the late game, it makes the game about dominating a server by building the biggest ugly brown/gray box you can to hold your extra lives and crack open other ugly brown/gray boxes before they accumulate enough C4 to fuck you over. It’s a ton of grinding and prep for really stale deathmatches and boring “whats-behind-door-number-2” raiding.

    The way I imagine things when keys are implemented is a lot more transient ownership of property (at least in the early wood stages since things like keypads will probably implemented at higher tech levels) and a lot more survival oriented. It’ll no longer be enough to lock your stuff in a small wood shed with a metal door to feel secure. That little shed is just a temporary storage while you gather. If you die and lose your key, there goes your stuff, so again the emphasis is on survival. But it works both ways, you can always try to kill someone and take over their gains.

    The way things are going, it looks like things will be more balanced between players anyhow. I really hope the devs dont fall back on Kev+M4-style top-tier gear because that made for some seriously unbalanced and stale gameplay.

  8.  
      LonexShade

    AlexanderChristensen Are you stupid?! Yes you can make guns via iron ingots melted down and remolded along with some aluminum and sulfur with charcoal. Grow up you cave man.

  9.  
      MannyEisenberg

    realzedits I agree. It’s already bad enough that people can easily raid into your home now (even with even a rock!) and now if they kill you you’re at risk of loosing not only your items but also your entire house (In other words, everything you’ve worked so hard for)… Please do something about this…

  10.  
      diegojarteaga

    NazcaC2 constant hacking fixing the wrong things first, i love this game too!

  11.  
      Leignheart

    realzedits I agree, keys are terrible. takes away alot of the fun.

  12.  
      realzedits

    Can you fucking not put keys in this game……… like this is a deal breaker for an otherwise amazing game

  13.  
      goldniko1

    PR8G4M3R Leignheart xWindowsx Maybe incredibly dangerous bicycles? If you turn too fast, you fall over and get injured, easily shot at, can’t wear heavy or leg armour while riding it, and could take a while to make. Also, you could shoot with a one handed weapon, but if the recoils high enough, it could tip you. But with all of this in mind, it could be twice as fast as running if you have a well made bike.

  14.  
      PR8G4M3R

    unosami Leignheart who wouldn’t you buy this nice game again?

  15.  
      PR8G4M3R

    AlexanderChristensen you aren’t really wrong, but you will see that Rust is going to implement many guns and also selfmade guns (mostly). But you need to understand aswell, that you can’t make guns anymore that look like made in factories and you won’t be able to make them so easy anymore…

  16.  
      PR8G4M3R

    Leignheart PR8G4M3R xWindowsx maybe you are right. But it would be actually nice, when you reached “max” level of Rust ;)

  17.  
      Leignheart

    PR8G4M3R xWindowsx motorcycles are a no no, it would be so stupid to add vehicles. The world of rust is big, but not fast moving vehicles big, At the most riding animals such as horses could possibly be used.

  18.  
      Leignheart

    unosami Leignheart It wast a rhetorical comment not to be taken seriously, showing my support and enthusiasm for those ideas I wan’t implemented. I do not plan on buying the game a second time even if they implement everything I want. It was a Jest. I thought it was obvious.

  19.  
      PR8G4M3R

    MannyEisenberg You know that they can’t release it yet, because it’s not even close to the final product. They can change during the Alpha what they want and i can tell you, you won’t see it finished this year…

  20.  
      PR8G4M3R

    Shields… a good idea, i like it too. Nice that you think about meele attacks and defense. I hope you guys keep up your work and make it much more realistic and fun to play ! btw. if you are working on defense , you could create something like new attacking or blocking system so people could explore the game and put more effort into fighting and giving those players advantages.

  21.  
      PR8G4M3R

    xWindowsx not a bad idea, there could be also motorcycle for transport, but i think motorcycle is really the limit of tranportation. I mean it would be stupid driving a ferrari in Rust, while everybody trying to get food for surviving. But would be awesome creating killer groups and drive away with motorcycles and stop at someones house and demolish it…

  22.  
      unosami

    Leignheart why would you need to buy rust again?

  23.  
      RustRage

    MannyEisenberg no

  24.  
      bioclone_ax45

    AlexanderChristensen LOL

    As I know, a lot of people in EEUU (or in other countries) have killed, or severy wounded any thief trying to get into their houses with a baseball bat… so….?

    Technology, Is not everything, there is also other factors like surprise, number, skill, height…

    Looks pretty easy on one open area… but try a rifle, between rocks… or in a forest / inside buildings…   For example, lets imagine a pipe shotgun…. yeah, great firepower… but if 2 guys comes against you at the same time…. good luck! maibe if you dont miss a shot you got a chance.

  25.  
      Leignheart

    add shields, the smgs, and real time damage to items. I will buy rust again if you do that.

  26.  
      xland44

    xWindowsx Horses hate underground places…

  27.  
      xland44

    IsaacJoe This is because the mobs don’t move or attack yet.

  28.  
      ethanpabbott

    shakeel amlay Someone give this man a cookie. He deserves it.

  29.  
      IsaacJoe

    first 2 pics: an unlikely couple
    last pic: animals are rare? I just found the horde!

  30.  
      xWindowsx

    I think it would be a good idea to have some sort of transportation, LiKE HORSES. It so we can make underground tunnels to a limit.

  31.  
      MannyEisenberg

    does anybody know of an approximate release date for the new version of rust? (In other words, is there any indication as to when they’ll be finished with the game)

  32.  
      obblerfish

    Nope. Think about legacy… YOU GET CHICKEN FROM PIGS. Nothing in rust is meant to be 100% realistic…

  33.  
      pellehardrock

    me too want more melee wepons. sword: why not? spear: why not? horse: why not?
    shield n amor?: why not? etc. would be cool to throw a spear into aome naked guys head xD

  34.  
      Tylerfromrust

    Or a better idea to make both sides happy is add the items you suggested and server owners can make primitive servers limited to those items

  35.  
      AlexanderChristensen

    lumariousthelion I agree..

  36.  
      AlexanderChristensen

    If you add shields, you should add swords, spears, axes, and daggers… and then remove guns (because in the real world, a gun is nigh impossible to make without advanced machinery and kinky tools – and a naked guy in a wooden house with a furnace CAN’T make an mp4 by himself…. that’s just riddiculous!). (Sorry all you guys who just love the guns.. they just don’t fit in with the rest of the gameplay, because you shouldn’t know how to craft them!)

  37.  
      shakeel amlay

    Could u also add more types of resources harvestable. Like not just one kind of metal like copper, tin, aluminium abd maybe harvesting from water. Like fish, sharks and specual resources only acquireable in water?.
    Just a thought. Wats ur opinion?

  38.  
      AaronMorris

    i think it would be a great idea to add a User creation tool regarding the maps. It would be awesome if there was some kind of level generator to form your own cities and towns. Also just curious why you guys never implemented easy anti cheat to legacy while were all waiting patiently for you guys to finish exp. mode in a fun and playable state. It would really show the hardcore community that plays frequently that you guys indeed care about your hardcore player base, and would greatly help the transition time.

  39.  
      lumariousthelion

    So shields are being thunked about now huh? Well I’m all for that! But can we have swords too? C’mon… We have armor, in game right now, and axes, and bows… So let’s add more melee weaponry! I feel that it makes a lot of sense, seeing as we already have melee weapons, why not make ’em right? I know that I for one, put more faith in a sword in an apocalypse, than a gun. Guns run out of ammo, and you have to actually hit the target too. Sure a sword can become dull, but that’s where the crafting comes in.
     What’s your thoughts guys?

  40.  
      obblerfish

    Maybe, but I just think for the sake of legacy they should keep that the way it is.

  41.  
      mikecrc

    EricUnwin Vemius Rust doesn’t likes you, you were probably mean to her you should apologize.

  42.  
      Firebeard

    ScottBeeson obblermelon They should fix that, and meg did some awesome meat for different animals already, should use it … that said, ‘bear chicken’ was one of the more memorable things, a easter egg or nod to it wouldn’t go amiss, like having bears randomly generate chicken breast loot  ~0.0001% of the time.

  43.  
      G4MER1

    Humm I kinda dig the idea of the Man Cannon, Would be a great way to get to some of the higher places and build a fort someplace more secure. All you would need to defend then is a shot gun and someone yelling PULL as the guys launch up to invade you.

  44.  
      EricUnwin

    Vemius why arent servers even loading for me???? i just reinstalled the game and everything …

  45.  
      BBQFetus

    Vemius Just get on a 0 – low population server, there is plenty out there.

  46.  
      Vemius

    MAKE A SINGLE PLAYER PLEASE I JUST WANNA PLAY BY MY SELF ;l

  47.  
      MasterHumus

    gmodplayer6 Just go into a empty server or play The Forest…

  48.  
      EricUnwin

    so its been a while since i got into rust and just reinstalled the whole game but it dosent load servers… so whats up with that?

  49.  

    tinyurl.com/myw2luu RUST 2.0  new weapon and armor crafting. bullet reloading. uses armor parts and weapon parts, recycle kit and empty ammo

  50.  
      ScottBeeson

    obblermelon No.

  51.  
      obblermelon

    GARRYYYYYYYYYYYY!! you’re doing a great job of rust, but one thing: in experimental (which will soon become up to scrath with legacy), could you keep the whole harvesting chicken from deer, wolves and bears etc. xD? i think that’s one of the things that makes Rust what Rust is. Because it’s comical, unrealistic and almost like a new Minecraft….. :o

  52.  
      gmodplayer6

    what about singleplayer i know is out of the ancer but would like it to be in the game

  53.  
      IsaacJoe

    Shakner I was pvp against a dude, ran inside my house and he teleported straight through 2 sets of metal doors…can’t play like that.

  54.  
      Swiftor

    Thanks for sharing my video! I really do love the game and am really excited about where the experimental build is going.

  55.  
      moygstar

    Shakner IsaacJoe I realise the fact that experimental is whilst not totally hacker proof as you say, it does a darn good job at keeping hackers at bay. All I wished was if we would have a hotfix 1mb update every few days that changes a key rust file slightly. For example every minecraft update, even though they didnt add new anticheat software, hackers still spend days updating hacks for the public. It has reached a point where I would say 1/4 people hack on rust…
    And that is quite sad

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      wotrsRust

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  57.  
      IsaacJoe

    Shakner I hope what you say is true…

  58.  
      Shakner

    IsaacJoe Dude, experimental is hack proof, also, have you not seen EVERYONE elses posts about the hacking in rust? it’s a problem that is solved in experimental, which is become more and more playable everyday. Just sit tight till we can move on to experimental.

  59.  
      IsaacJoe

    dude I really hope you read this. The game is being destroyed by hackers. IT’S UNPLAYABLE! I been through many servers. Everytime I get good stuff, get a house, the next day I come back, the stuff inside is gone…even the objects in the house would be gone.

    Make the game hack proof and you will get a LOT more sale!

  60.  
      pellehardrock

    the gun looks impresssive when it looks so homemade. well done!

  61.  
      qoolos

    adicto gamers read the devlogs, it’s a point that has been mentioned. And oh yeah, you’re playing an alpha game.
    Greetings,

    every other player.

  62.  
      itsadamuk

    DEVELOPMENT HAS THE SAME ISSUE AS ALPHA FOR THE PAUSE WHEN LOADING IN BUILDINGS…………FIX THIS…..AS THIS IS THE BIGGEST ISSUE FOR RUST PLAYERS AT THE MOMENT.

    And since Gary is blind…

    DEVELOPMENT HAS THE SAME ISSUE AS ALPHA FOR THE PAUSE WHEN LOADING IN
    BUILDINGS…………FIX THIS…..AS THIS IS THE BIGGEST ISSUE FOR RUST
    PLAYERS AT THE MOMENT.

    And since Gary doesn’t listen to feedback….

    DEVELOPMENT HAS THE SAME ISSUE AS ALPHA FOR THE PAUSE WHEN LOADING IN
    BUILDINGS…………FIX THIS…..AS THIS IS THE BIGGEST ISSUE FOR RUST
    PLAYERS AT THE MOMENT.

    And since Gary doesn’t care because he’s loaded already…

    DEVELOPMENT HAS THE SAME ISSUE AS ALPHA FOR THE PAUSE WHEN LOADING IN
    BUILDINGS…………FIX THIS…..AS THIS IS THE BIGGEST ISSUE FOR RUST
    PLAYERS AT THE MOMENT.

    And since Gary said he has to remake rust from the ground up due to unity restrictions, but rebuilt using unity….

    DEVELOPMENT HAS THE SAME ISSUE AS ALPHA FOR THE PAUSE WHEN LOADING IN
    BUILDINGS…………FIX THIS…..AS THIS IS THE BIGGEST ISSUE FOR RUST
    PLAYERS AT THE MOMENT.

  63.  
      nhrh

    What’s the name of the song in the shack?

  64.  
      JdoggBurger

    Check out my funny Rust bandit video. Thanks!

  65.  
      ARTEM359

    Первый НАХ

  66.  
      NazcaC2

    And, that’s why this is my favorite game – constant updates, interaction with the players, awesome support, and much more.

  67.  
      Mohorelien

    MrShizzle hmmmmmmm so much fail. Impressive. Thx. Cdlt.

  68.  
      MatthisGlardon

    Four !

  69.  
      mathewtodd84

    Is someone attacking the shield with a boob?

  70.  
      GlitchStorm

    SECOND

  71.  
      MrShizzle

    FIRST

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