Community Update 142

A Rust MS Paint competition, the music of Rust guns, lots of raids, and more.

4 July 2017

Apologies for the lack of an update last week. There was a last minute personal issue that I had to take care of.

Unbelievably, the header is from the Rust subreddit's MS Paint contest. I think the one thing they didn't expect when starting it was a decent submission, but then veys_ryu entered. It's probably too good for that sort of thing, but makes perfect header fodder. I grabbed a couple of my favourites, but haven't linked to them in case it somehow provides a voting advantage.

I genuinely love the second one, but you're all winners in my heart!

Tonybuttface is a man whose chosen internet persona is that of a man with a butt for a face. There's no judgement here, especially when he turns out such well made Rust machinima. This is the very atmospheric tale of a man, his enemy, and a well placed land mine.

Great job, Vertiibro.

I've been tracking a series of reddit threads by easkfw, who has spent some weeks collating their encounters with naked players into a spreadsheet. Why? Here's the intro paragraph of the first post, and if you click through you'll get a lot more on how the data was collected.

I did this experiment to determine what percentage of players in the community are hostile, friendly or other. I believe the data can be generalised to some extent and is reliable but should be taken as the best case scenario for the amount of friendly players you will encounter.

The results, though only collected from a small slice of our community, are interesting. Have a read:

What can we take from all this? Hide!

Brunt Force Trauma usually turns out epics, but this is less than a minute long and very funny.


This is less of a video spotlight and more of a look at a whole channel. I've just recently subbed to CM Gaming, who doesn't do full Let's Plays. Instead the channel is a document of raids. Raid after raid after raid. It's a fascinating pile of videos that boils Rust down one team's reason for playing. Here's the latest, but it's just one of dozens.

It's fun watching how they develop different strategies as we change the game.

Despite the name, this isn't what you think it's about. Really nice job, Leftint.

Apparently gun syncs are a thing.

Liked and subbed.

Mad MaXtab has braved the workshop wasteland.

Here's some water, mate.

ThatGermanGuy took a look at some game-changing Oxide mods.

Also, while I'm here, The Horde did the Safety Dance.

Think you're working on something awesome? Tell me all about it. Share your base designs, show off a game-mode from your server, display your finest piece of art.

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.

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