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Community Update 196

Art, maps, and more.

07 August 2018
Hello! The heat has melted me, and I've been a tad ill, so this week's update’s a wee bit shorter thanks to all that. The header is by MrGoose, who has been doing awesome work both on commission and on his own. Keep those pixels flowing, dude. And thank Killa for mentioning you.
It's been a slightly quiet week in maps, but there's been some interesting things nonetheless. WheatleyMF is working on a canyon map, and shared a few (very early) shots to the Rusty Cartographers Discord. It looks like the perfect place to kick the dirt up in a car. Corrosive Backspin's Legacy map remake is coming along. He's been waiting for the latest SDK update to enable him to remake the old map's monuments as best he can, and while he waited he got busy plonking rocks and planting trees. I pop on now and again to just run around it, and it's remarkably evocative. Want to join? Open the F1 menu and paste this: connect Snowballfred has been working on a bunch of map editing tutorials, but he's also making maps as well. He has a Aus vs NZ map that pits the two landmasses against one another. It's cool to see a recogniseable country on a Rust map (sorry, New Zealand), but there's something else here. Beneath W16 is a series of tunnels. They loop around like a drunken colon, and I'll admit I got lost in there. The end goal is pretty nice. Down under a land down under, eh?
I very rarely do this, but there's a skin by Frank the Fish on the Steam Workshop that takes that childhood car rug we all had and adds Rust monuments to it. It's probably my favourite work of fan art, and I have plenty to pick from. Over on the Steam Community, ReDead serenaded a rock. Aka, rock music...
Though I'd happily keep this sort of 'exploit' in the game, I don't think it'll last. But as it's out there for this month, the joy of Ser Winter discovering that you can build a base in a swamp tree was too nice to ignore. MadMaxGamer also built one on the Rust Factions server. Also, when we added the Compound Bow, Ser Winter was the first person I thought of, and he took it for a run with Vertiigo. As always, there's as lot of swearing when these two get together... Laughing at that made me feel slightly better. Thanks you silly sods.
Here's Xtab's weekly skin roundup. That is a cool furnace.
Simply Abu thinks this is the perfect one minute representation of their life in Rust. I'll never not laugh at boats zooming off in the distance without a crew.
Think you're working on something awesome? Tell me all about it. Share your map designs, show off a game-mode from your server, let us see your cool base. There's a dedicated forum, 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.