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Survival game Rust adds in boats and an exciting Chinook Event

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Now that Rust is out of Early Access, their big monthly updates are quite interesting. The latest added in plenty of fun.

It's been teased for a long time, but the Chinook Event is finally in the game officially! This doesn't replace the traditional helicopter, it's an additional server event. 

Be warned though, there are AI scientists aboard and they are prepared to defend it. It will do a run through some in-game monuments and then eventually release the payload it's carrying. What makes it interesting, is that it's not a traditional box that it drops. Instead, the loot will require some time to disarm the locking mechanism, which will make it very interesting for groups going after it.

In additon to that, there's now boats! They can be found along the shores and require low grade fuel to operate. However, act quick as they decay if they're left outside for too long. It's not enough just have boats though, to spice things up there's now floating junk piles in the water full of loot to find as well.

They also did another pass at the vegetation in Rust, adding in more variety to the types of trees you will see as well as making forests a bit more common and more dense. There's less chance of seeing boring and barren empty fields and more of this:

Beautiful right? Rust sure is a pretty game.

Find the full update notes here.

Find the details on our servers here. Be aware, our community-run Rust server is "friendly PvP" not the traditional experience you would find in official Facepunch Rust servers. Essentially, don't repeatedly go for the same people and take all their stuff all the time. The server is wiped on the first Thursday of each month, which is forced by the developer and helps keep it fun.

Don't own Rust? You can grab it from Humble Store (affiliate link) or Steam.

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nox 14 April 2018 at 9:01 pm UTC
A quick little post regarding the GOL server.
Close to wipe we always have some fun. This time I plan on giving everyone a chinook they can fly on their own So make sure to have a helipad ready before wipe is closing in!
Dunc 14 April 2018 at 11:33 pm UTC
Although I got Rust ages ago in a bundle, I've hardly played it because the multiplayer-only thing puts me off. I'm not against multiplayer (much), but I like to be able to practice quietly while I learn the ropes without being killed every thirty seconds. The GOL server sounds interesting, though. Maybe I'll give it a shot sometime...
g000h 15 April 2018 at 4:07 am UTC
DuncAlthough I got Rust ages ago in a bundle, I've hardly played it because the multiplayer-only thing puts me off. I'm not against multiplayer (much), but I like to be able to practice quietly while I learn the ropes without being killed every thirty seconds. The GOL server sounds interesting, though. Maybe I'll give it a shot sometime...

I've played on a couple of servers, including the GOL one, and had no issue with excessive PvP deaths. If the server you choose is quiet then you'll have an experience not unlike a single-player game. Generally I find there's rarely any fighting unless a few people go for the same air-drop. And you don't need to go after air-drops to progress.

I've been killed more times by the AI Helicopter and AI Bear than real players.
morbius 15 April 2018 at 6:27 pm UTC
I tried to play it, always some dipshit with a gun will call you a Jew and shoot you while you're empty handed and naked. A game practically made for internet trolls and sadists. I usually like PvP, but in this game it's beyond bad taste.
Beamboom 16 April 2018 at 9:30 am UTC
How's performance these days? Didn't it use to be abysmal, especially the Linux version?
Beamboom 16 April 2018 at 9:31 am UTC
DuncI've hardly played it because the multiplayer-only thing puts me off. I'm not against multiplayer (much), but I like to be able to practice quietly while I learn the ropes without being killed every thirty seconds.

Can't you just fire up your own server to practise on, or isn't it that easy?
g000h 16 April 2018 at 2:35 pm UTC
Beamboom
DuncI've hardly played it because the multiplayer-only thing puts me off. I'm not against multiplayer (much), but I like to be able to practice quietly while I learn the ropes without being killed every thirty seconds.

Can't you just fire up your own server to practise on, or isn't it that easy?

It probably is easy to fire up your own one, but it is still more effort and you don't have any one else to interact with.

Here is the one I'm currently using:
UK_Simply_Rust

This is a quiet server where people are generally friendly. I've been playing on this server for about 40 hours in game, across the past 3 weeks. I haven't had a base broken into, as yet. On numerous occasions someone has got close to my character and not attacked. Usually just curious and want to chat.

Answering Beamboom - I don't have any performance problems, and I'm running it at Ultra settings in 4K resolution. Anyone with 4 year old PC and 4 year old gaming graphics should be able to play at 1080p. (Good to have sufficient RAM, though.)


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g000h 16 April 2018 at 2:59 pm UTC
morbiusI tried to play it, always some dipshit with a gun will call you a Jew and shoot you while you're empty handed and naked. A game practically made for internet trolls and sadists. I usually like PvP, but in this game it's beyond bad taste.

You're right that it is the sort of game to attract trolls and bullies. But, not all servers are the same. Some are a lot friendlier than others.

Also, here is some advice for dealing with a "hard" (tough PvP) server:

- Accept that it is going to be hard, and change your play-style to counteract.
- When you first appear, check where you are on the map. Check for Shops and Buildings. If you run into trouble at, say map position H6, then when you re-appear, then avoid that vicinity.
- Aim to create a Storage Box and a Sleeping Bag. Make sure you place them where they are not visible. They should be close to each other, but not too close. Behind rocks, under bushes. Note the map position.
- As you collect and construct things, put spares into your storage. Then if you die you can get stocked up again. Also, when you die it means you don't lose everything. You resurrect at your Sleeping Bag, and then run over to your hidden storage, and grab your stuff.
- Take advantage of the night-time. Avoid using a light source. Use the map to orient yourself. Go out chopping down trees at night. Keep your ears open for rustling leaves. Be ready to hide and stop making noise, when there's anyone around.
- When you've accumulated enough components, build a small base with a locked door. Ideally hidden and NOT near any other player or monument buildings, assuming that you're on a tough PvP server. I like to take advantage of the landscape, so, say a rock cliff protects half my base from attack on one side.
- Ideally have more than one base, with resources split between them. Someone takes down base A, at least you're not back to square one. (You've still got base B.)


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nox 16 April 2018 at 7:33 pm UTC
BeamboomHow's performance these days? Didn't it use to be abysmal, especially the Linux version?

For me it's decent, close to what I got on Windows. Seems like it's pretty good for most people, while certain people have pretty bad performance.
Dunc 16 April 2018 at 11:02 pm UTC
BeamboomCan't you just fire up your own server to practise on, or isn't it that easy?
I thought about that (I've done it with other games, in fact), but the requirements seem surprisingly heavy and the process doesn't appear to be a case of simply downloading a binary and firing it up. As g000h says, it looks more trouble than it's probably worth. Especially when it seems there are plenty of friendly multiplayer servers around.

Trying the GoL server is definitely on my to-do list now.
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