Community Update 123

The new vending machine meta, some terrible puns, Rust remade in Unturned, and more.

14 February 2017

This was a tough one to link to, because there's no video and only one screenshot of it, but according to TotalChaos on the Rust forums it's possible to play Skee-Ball in Rust. Here's how:

My clan and I have come up with a way to pass the nights or low pop periods on servers with Skee-ball. I have images of our setup, but basically we build a base with a sloped roof facing towards 3 to 4 foundations with half-walls around. Taking turns we throw rocks at the sloped roof and they launch pretty far and whoever gets their rocks in the most times wins.

That's great. Here it is in action, in possibly the least exciting screenshot of all time. That dot is the rock.

LCGaming's Rust Ways to Die:

Based on this.

Think you're working on something awesome? Tell me all about it. Share your base designs, 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.

I usually stick this second to last, but we're on a vending machine roll right now. Once again, Gordon Xtab (he changes his name weekly for legal reasons) has gone through the Steam Workshop and picked a few favourites. Including, obviously, some vending machines.

Who'd have thought a device as everyday and utilitarian as a vending machine would have inspired such a wide range of art and usage? As you can see, Rust fans both on and off the servers have been working with the box of delights. Over on the reddits, Newfoundgames has been using both vending machine and signs to do some business.

Also on reddit, MikeMcDunnyman came up with a great idea to use the screen to display what's inside. The machines that is, not your soul. There's not enough black in world to render that.

Fleschybits on twitter (on the left), and LennyBicknel on reddit (and on the right) were both inspired to make the highest of high art.

And finally, Fosty99 turned the monolith into a place for human sacrifices.

*I warned you about the puns.

The immediate impact of a new piece of tech in Rust can send ripples through the community, and in the few days since we added Vending Machines to the game, there's already been art (below), skins are on the Workshop, bugs (we've fixed that one), and even a parody video. That's where the header was yoinked from: PitchDank's Trap Base! video. Warning: there's some o-vend-sive language in this one. Ahahahahaa! But seriously, it's quite rude. Don't click if loud swearing and sexy language makes you blush, because you totally will, and your mum might ask you what's going on, and when you tell her she'll ask how you know what that means, and then she'll email us and CC in a newspaper. None of us want that.

There was a lot going on in that video, and it was made so quickly. Well done to PD for so Swiftly satirising it.

I just did a comedy double-take. You didn't see it, but my cat did and she says it was [swishes tail angrily]. Why am pulling off solo comedy routines for a barely interested feline? Because I just discovered a Rust mod for Unturned and I'm also needy. Take a look at how Rust's saltiness infects the cubicly comical survival game, via 2rgames.

It already has backpacks :(

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