02 June 2015, 3PM
I usually start talking about what's in the the top image here, but I'd already decided that I wanted to talk about I'm Gonna Build A Base in the welcome slot. The top image is just a still from a video that I liked, and I'll talk about it shortly. Just like Rust, the blogs have no rules! I'm Gonna Build A Base Is parody of All About That Bass, a song that has over 800 million views on Youtube, which is more than the combined populations of the US and Mexico. You've probably heard it.
It's not just the song--and the singing--that's excellent. The video is really well put-together: there's some epic time-lapses of bases, and it all ties in to the lyrics perfectly.
You can sub to creators IZEDEPTICGAMES for more. This is the first Rust video they made, but getting excited about it might encourage them to do more.
This weird Let's Play is where the top image was taken from. Lou, and his new found partner Styx, are on Lou's first raid. Compared to the sort of things we've featured here it's small scale and pretty clumsy, which actually makes it surprisingly charming. It's also unlike any Rust video I've ever seen: the narration feels like it's from a 1970s school documentary, and it has diagrams, circus music, science, and a great moment of realisation of just how bad of a job of raiding they're doing. This is a raid where they stop and go back to their own base for more supplies. You should not fear them.
I quite liked the tone, but please drop that generic music at the start. There's no need for rock in your languid, relaxing tales of Rust. Lou has a couple more videos on his channel.
I'm a big fan of detailed--and perhaps overdone--guides on minor issues. Huge Rooster struggled to build foundations on the slopes of Rust's land, but perseverance, a spirit level, and admin tools allowed him to work it out. Bascially, if you build using foundation steps, then remove them and place a flat foundation, you can follow the lay of the land. Look!
Simple, elegant, informative, and slanty. The best of all things.
Harsh environments breed harsh religions, like the Iron Islands in Game of Thrones. I think Rust is harsher than Westeros, personally, and I think the Temple Of The Glow proves that. What sort of God does Rust have? A cold, flat, sharp shard of crystal. It's the least huggiest thing I can think of, apart from my dad. Anyway, Solaries made a Hapis Island crystal part of a build, encapsulating it to worship. I hope they can sleep at night with all that light and noise.
That crystal really ties the room together.
I discovered this trading post amidst the discussion of currency in Rust. It's really interesting in a forum chat where someone is stating how coins should be implemented that Amrak points out how Rust has everything you need for trading already. No money necessary.
People bring us a previously agreed amount of wood, and we trade them the item/s they are after. It's all done via a trade box, which involves no face to face contact. We have multiple people on guard to ensure our customers and our own safety also. Anyone that approaches the trade zone without prior acknowledgement is killed on site; hence the area is very safe for customers.
Profits of 100 to 300k of wood per day flow through that post. That's pretty amazing.
Vertiigo: The Betrayal
It seems like everything Vertiigo does turns into a double-cross, even when he's playing the part of a dispassionate, free-floating camera. He's a bad influence on everyone. This raid, between an alliance of clans against a common enemy, has a pretty remarkable twist.
Phaedo82: A River Runs Through It
The dulcet Godfather of the raid-cam returns. His video echoes Vertiigo's, in that it's another multi-clan raid taking on a base. Once again, he talks about more than just what's on the screen. A Phaeodo82 video will tell you about how to use water defensively, the stress of being in a raid, and how the new additions to the game have changed raiding. He's really insightful.
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.
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