Month: February 2018

Griefing, Chinook, Feng Shui

Griefing, Chinook, Feng Shui

Howdy Bumfuzzlers! Just making sure you’re getting your regular feeding of updates now that updates aren’t actually being updated-ly 🙂 The folks at Facepunch are still working on the game, but of course as I mentioned, now that they’re out of early access, they’ll be releasing only one patch per month (Thursday March 1st). That doesn’t mean we don’t know what they’re up to! Here’s a list of some items they’ve been working on recently.

Grief Protection

It appears players would sometimes find a cabinet, destroy it and then let the decay process finish off the rest of the owner’s base. Apparently Facepunch is building in a process to make it so that destroying the cupboard in this situation will result in an automatic 24 hour protection.

This seems a little weird to me though since it probably should be based on how many resources are in the cupboard to being with. For instance, maybe instead of 24 hour protection, it should be for ‘x’ times the pre-existing time, but that’s Bumfuzzlered too.

Let’s see how it turns out. My guess is they’ll come out with a fix for the fix lol

Item Manipulation

Finally we can now pick up and repair those forgotten items like beds, signs, picture frames, mailboxes and more.

Sometimes Rust players want to play home decorator and rearrange furniture! I mean, if it’s yours and it’s in your house why wouldn’t you be able to move it? Sometimes you realize the bed would work better across from the door with a purty painting over the headboard! Feng shui can make all the difference.

Chinook

It’s unclear if the Chinook will make it into this month’s patch. I have a feeling it won’t, but hey, we can hope! Apparently testing is ongoing and it looks really sweet!

From what I’ve heard so far, the Chinook is part of a new event where it will hover over a given area for a certain amount of time, drop crates and potentially other goodies and if someone wants it, they’ll have to hold down the area.

Great idea! I’m also very interested in seeing what the mod community does with it!

Other WIPs

They’re apparently working on foliage shadows and they’ve set the new world reflections setting to 2 by default. This is the max yet it’s suggested it’ll improve performance. Anything that does that obviously is goodly.

They are working on new bushes and trees like birch and oak trees which should be nice.

Also, the chainsaw is still being worked on in terms of sounds and animation. This is going to be an interesting addition. I’m very curious what it will do for resource gathering. Seems to me gathering wood may be really easy, but other players will hear you for sure.

Here’s a solid overview of these updates from Shadowfrax. Enjoy!

On Thursday, this will be the first monthly patch since Rust has left early access. I’m thinking it will be interesting. Will it be a larger patch than usual? Will it be more stable? Will it be more polished and complete?

I’m rooting for Facepunch to get it right with lots of goodies and less buggy releases.

Thursday, when the patch drops we’ll be wiping the map and blueprints so get ready to make a fresh start!

Enjoy Bumfuzzlers!

Stacking, Refueling, Airdrop

Stacking, Refueling, Airdrop

Thanks to feedback from you Bumfuzzlers, I’ve made a couple of updates to the servers which should hopefully make things purr a bit better.

Item Stacking

I noticed that several new items were added to the game that I didn’t account for in the stacking plugin settings. Now I have. The following items now stack up to 256.

  • arrow.bone
  • arrow.fire
  • attire.reindeer.headband
  • boots.frog
  • candycaneclub
  • fireplace.stone
  • flashlight.held
  • hazmatsuit_scientist
  • jar.pickle
  • male_hairstyle_03
  • snowball
  • snowman
  • wall.window.glass.reinforced
  • xmas.decoration.baubels
  • xmas.decoration.candycanes
  • xmas.decoration.gingerbreadmen
  • xmas.decoration.lights
  • xmas.decoration.pinecone
  • xmas.decoration.star
  • xmas.decoration.tinsel
  • xmas.door.garland
  • xmas.lightstring
  • xmas.tree
  • xmas.window.garland
  • xmasdoorwreath

Additionally, I had most items stacked at 200 (except for weapons which are not stacked). This seems to be fairly good. Most items didn’t originally stack at all and ammo was stacked at either 64 or 128. Now I’ve bumped everything up to 256.

Additionally, I’ve changed two items:

  • Crude Oil was originally stackable to 500, now it’s 100,000
  • Scrap was originally stackable to 1,000, now it’s 100,000

These changes were made for Bumfuzzler Modtopia and Bumfuzzler Vanillatopia. Thanks to Orion for his feedback about this!

Blueprint Spawning

With blueprints being unlocked for everyone on Bumfuzzler Vanillatopia by default, I turned off having them spawn in the loot. This way, it’ll make way for some other items instead. It’s like a loot boost because there will always be another usable item in the loot instead of a blueprint.

Helicopter Refuel Event

It appears the Helicopter Refuel event creates a bit of an issue at the Launch Site as it spawns NPCs which are very difficult to kill on top of that main building due to space. Because of this, I’ve decided to remove the Launch Site as one of the refueling options. Now the helicopter will only land to refuel at the Airfield, Powerplant and Harbors. Hopefully this eliminates the issues of NPCs bunching up together as those monuments are more wide open.

Airdrop Loot

I’ve made a couple tweaks to the airdrop thanks to some feedback from WRecKLeSS, but I’ll be looking for feedback to see if they need more adjusting.

  • I finally found where the Pump Jack was spawning. That worthless item is now gone from the loot tables
  • Airdrops now drop between 4 and 8 items instead of 6 and 8 making it slightly more dynamic. You could get 4 items, you could get 8.
  • I removed several low value items from airdrops to make the loot slightly better

Night Gather Rates

More feedback from WRecKLeSS proved valuable as it appeared the night bonus wasn’t working as expected. I took a look at it and realized I needed to do it in a completely different way with a different modification.

NOTE: These rates are fixed, but due to Zlevels, your rates will rise. For instance, 125% of Zlevel 10 in Wood is of course not the same as 125% of Zlevel 20 in Wood. Take notice of the Quarry boosting.

I’ve adjusted the multipliers as follows:

  • Day Rate Quarry Multiplier: 250%
  • Day Rate Pickup Multiplier: 100%
  • Day Rate Resource Multiplier: 100%
  • Day Rate Resource Bonus Multiplier: 100%
  • Day Rate Resource High Quality Metal Multiplier: 100%
  • Day Rate Crop Gather Multiplier: 100%
  • Night Rate Quarry Multiplier: 500%
  • Night Rate Pickup Multiplier: 125%
  • Night Rate Resource Multiplier: 125%
  • Night Rate Resource Bonus Multiplier: 125%
  • Night Rate Resource High Quality Metal Multiplier: 125%
  • Night Rate Crop Gather Multiplier: 125%

I’ll keep adjusting multipliers as I receive feedback. Hopefully this should increase the desire to let the sun go down.

Please continue to give me feedback. I’ll continue to try my best at keeping the server running as goodliest as possible! Viva la Bumfuzzlers! 🙂

Drawbridges, Doors, Vanillatopia

Drawbridges, Doors, Vanillatopia

Hey Bumfuzzlers, Have I got some goodies and updates for ya’all! Ever worry that you signed off without closing your doors? Ever want to build a drawbridge between one of more areas of your base?

Offline Doors

Everyone know it’s an absolute Bumfuzzler to leave the server and find that you’re raided the next because you were a Bumfuzzler and left your Bumfuzzlering doors open! Well, now, if you’re Allegiance or VIP level (2,880 loyalty points and up – type /loyalty to check) you’ll have the ability to use the /ofd command on Bumfuzzler Modtopia. When set to the on position, signing off will automatically close all your doors! Ahh piece of mind!

Drawbridges

Holy Bumfuzzler! Draw bridges! Been waiting for this for a long time haven’t ya? Just the thing to top off your castle!

Here are some commands you can use to build and work with draw bridges.

/bridge.use – this will toggle any bridge within use range that is not locked down and is owned by you.
/bridge.build – while looking at a foundation or floor, it will place a new bridge on it.
/bridge.rotate – while standing on a bridge base block, it will turn the bridge 90 degrees each use. you can only rotate your own bridges.
/bridge.lock – while standing on a bridge base block, it will lock ONLY that bridge from moving. Toggling this again will unlock that bridge.
/bridge.count – this will give you your current bridge count.
/bridge.destroy – this will allow player to destroy there own bridge while standing on the bridge base block.
/bridge.setplate – this will add/remove pressure plate (landmine) on the bridge base block. When stepped on, it will toggle the drawbridge.

The average Bumfuzzler will have the ability to create 2 draw bridges while VIP Bumfuzzlers can create 10. I want to see lots of Bumfuzzler castles! 🙂

Vanillatopia

It’s nice to have a change of pace sometimes and go old school without losing all the goodies! For that, I’ve created a new server called Bumfuzzler Vanillatopia! The goal of this server will be to capture much of the vanilla, explorer, survivor feel to Rust, but still have some of the plugins that extend the game.

So how is it setup?

  • Completely vanilla resources gathering
  • Crafting takes time, no instacraft
  • Loot tables are default so there’s no multiples of items
  • Mining Quarries spawn in the world
  • No mini-map, no toolbar, however live map exists
  • Blueprints are unlocked completely
  • Can ride horses, drive cars, float rafts, oar viking boats, drawbridges, more
  • AutoCodeLock, Absolute Sorter, Friends, Clans, more
  • 30+ plugins make life easier, exciting, don’t violate vanilla feel
  • 1 month wipe cycle, on every 1st Thursday of the month

The server is up right now, but the official launch is March 1st. You can find the server by searching for Bumfuzzler or the following ip address: 66.55.149.84. Check it out! Provide feedback! It’s not as polished as Modtopia yet, but with your help it will get there. Thanks to Ray for helping with testing and feedback!

Modtopia Issues

There are a few issues that are plaguing Modtopia and others servers in a seemingly random way. Plugins like SkinPerks, SkinBox and others where skins are concerned, are having issues. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I assure you I’m working on it. Many admins believe it’s related to the workshop and changes in the last patch, but Vanillatopia has no issues with these plugins and I can’t explain it. It may have to do with my host, but I’m unsure. Come wipe day which is next Thursday, I may reinstall the server completely to see if that solves the issue. It appeared to start around the last wipe. I’m sorry if this issues have impacted your game play. We’ll get them resolved soon.

Well, Bumfuzzlers! It’s good times 🙂 Please have fun and enjoy yourselves!

 

 

Chinook, Bushes, Chainsaw

Chinook, Bushes, Chainsaw

While Facepunch has left early access and patches will be reduced to once per month (on 1st Thursday of each month) they are still making changes to the code in preparation for that patch so we can know what they have upcoming! So, Bumfuzzlers, let’s take a look at some of the things they’re working on! Keep in mind I can’t promise all these items will be in the next patch, but they are currently working on them.

  • Spotlights will now require Building Privileges
  • Bandages and syringes have info panels
  • Repair benches no longer require wood to build
  • Repairing now costs 20% of items full cost instead of 50%
  • New graphic setting for world reflections improves look
  • Chinook Airdrop Event is in the works
  • AI Improvements, how they interact and where they spawn
  • New bushes added, willow and spice color variances
  • Chainsaw fully textured and animated to be added
  • No-Recoil scripts are officially declared cheats. You’ve been warned!

All in all, it appears they are continuing work on the game and are prepared to make some pretty epic additions like the Chinook event and the Chainsaw! It’s going to be awesome to find someone with a wood base and cut down their door like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre! 🙂

Well, Bumfuzzlers, enjoy! I’ll update weekly about how their work goes! Have fun!

Lock Car, Trigger C4, Wipe

Lock Car, Trigger C4, Wipe

Howdy Bumfuzzlers! Today’s updates go boom and vroom!! You’ll now have the ability lock up your cars and trigger the detonation of your C4! There’s some awesome mechanics involved in the both features so read on for details!

Lock your Car

For a while now, jumping  out of your car to grab loot created an uneasy feeling. Any Bumfuzzler could walk by and snag it from you! Now you can place a code lock on the trunk! Just don’t lock your keys in there 🙂 With that, other players now have the ability to hot wire the car to steal it from you! It takes 45 seconds to attempt the hot wire, you’ll get shocked for every failed attempt and you have a 1 out of 5 chance at stealing it.

The Code Lock will use the Auto Code Lock feature so it will set your code automatically just like it does already for doors!

To compensate for players owning cars, I’ve changed the number of possible cars spawning from 6 to 8. Locking your rafts and boats I hope will be possible soon.

Triggered C4

Timed C4 is nice and it adds some suspense to the process of using them, but they’re so valuable so it sucks if you misplace one or it goes off before you wanted them to. Now, you can use C4 in both timed and triggered modes! Here’s how it works.

You can use /tec.mode to toggle the C4 mode. Placing it in triggered mode will cause C4 to be placed, but it won’t detonate until you tell it to. During this state you can actually pick up the C4 and place it again! When you’re ready to detonate the C4, simply type /tec.explode and every single C4 you have placed will explode at once. It’s quite awesome and great for online raids! Base owners will have no idea what’s going on until it’s too late!

You can use /tec.mode at any time to set the C4 mode back to timed and it will work the way it always has.

Map Issues

Unfortunately the map is really buggy right now and it’s not specific to Modtopia. You’ll experience the map turning black, indicators disappearing and funky delays in updates. It appears to be happening to everyone and there doesn’t seem to be a solution right now. I’ve found it has to do most with the zoomed mini-map feature so for now I changed the mini-map to simply default to the zoomed out mode. It’s not as nice, but it seems to stop the mini-map from going black. This might have less to do with the map than the way images are being loaded. We’ll see.

Player Challenge Rewards

It appears the Player Challenges (/pc) are working in that they show who is leading, but the plugin isn’t awarding kits. It appears there’s something wrong with the plugin itself, but I’m stuck at troubleshooting because I’m trying to avoid resetting everyone’s stats. That could solve the issue, but I’m somewhat doubtful. I’ll continue to work towards a solution.

This Thursday Wipe

Recently Facepunch screwed up our schedule and we wiped last week when we normally wouldn’t. In an attempt to get back on schedule, this Thursday will be a wipe. Otherwise we’ll have 3 weeks before a wipe and that’s simply too long for this server.

As always, it’s a pleasure and I appreciate all the feedback! Without you all giving me a heads up, it would be much more challenging managing the server! Enjoy Bumfuzzlers!

World, Frog Boots, Pickles

World, Frog Boots, Pickles

Today marks the end of early access for Rust as it’s officially released today! This means a higher price and hopefully higher quality releases despite the lower frequency. So, they released a patch today and forced a map and blueprint wipe, but they gave us some pretty changes to the world and trees. There’s also some other nuggets such as frog boots, pickles, animal redistribution via biome and more! Let’s get crackin’ Bumfuzzlers!

World Updates

It’s come a long way since the original release. Over the last months they’ve really made some great strides in improving the look and feel of the game.

Here’s the original Rust release:

Now here is how it looks now:

Updated Trees

The new trees look great and when paired with the world generation changes it makes for a great looking, more realistic world.

View Model Details

We’re still waiting to see our clothing in the first person view, but here are some new pictures of how it might look when completed.

Here’s a complete list of changes with highlights from yours truly! Bet you’re going to eat your pickles with your Frog Boots on aren’t ya, ya Bumfuzzler!

Devblog 197 February 08 2018

  • NEW Added Frog Boots, My Dudes.
  • NEW Added new trees
  • NEW Added Road Exploration Tutorial
  • NEW Added Workbench Tutorial
  • NEW Added Research Tutorial
  • NEW Section Names for each tutorial instead of “task list”
  • NEW Added Pickles, with a chance of botulism
  • UPDATED Improvements in lighting process/ Higher IBL contribution
  • UPDATED Post Processes and LUTs refresh
  • UPDATED Visual upgrades on the world generation (terrain, rocks, foliage and lot more)
  • UPDATED Improved overall terrain splat mapping
  • UPDATED Higher Densities of Icebergs and Icesheets
  • UPDATED Optimized foliage system with a lot of different foliage types
  • UPDATED Vm animation updates
  • UPDATED Netting costs 1 Rope instead of 3
  • UPDATED Fire arrows cost 2 cloth instead of 10
  • UPDATED Scientists have reduced accuracy
  • UPDATED Changed default server information image
  • UPDATED Loot Barrels now drop 2 Scrap instead of 1
  • UPDATED Double Metal Door now default blueprint
  • UPDATED AK47 horizontal recoil kicks in faster
  • UPDATED Aim Sway inactive for several seconds after a shot
  • UPDATED Melee tip hides sooner
  • FIXED Fixed some streaming sound related performance spikes
  • FIXED Fixed missing mesh references on skinnable items
  • FIXED Wild Animals now spawn in biomes and terrain that fits their environment
  • FIXED Fixed inaccurate upkeep time on the tool cupboard
  • FIXED Fixed doors not decaying when their upkeep was not paid for
  • FIXED Fixed harbors not spawning correctly
  • FIXED Fixed hilltop rocks sometimes overlapping monuments
  • FIXED Fixed various small world generation issues
  • FIXED Workbench Experiments can now reveal ammo types
  • FIXED Fixed Garage Doors taking splash damage
  • FIXED Fixed task list not displaying under some resolutions
Vikings, Decay Alerts, Bots

Vikings, Decay Alerts, Bots

Got a couple of updates for you Bumfuzzlers and wanted to pass them along! Viking boats you say? Hmm 🙂 Yes indeed, read on to find out how you and your friends can set sail and more!

Viking Boats

That’s right! Now in addition to rafts, you can now have your very own Viking Boat decked out with sails, oars, several seats for your friends and some massive sea creds! Here’s a comparison of the Raft and Viking Boat:

The Raft goes at a speed of 4 (unless there’s more wind) and holds 3 passengers. The Viking boat’s speed can from 5-11 depending on how many players are in it and it fits up to 10 passengers! Now that’s a lot of Bumfuzzlers! The Viking Boat doesn’t require upgrades since it comes built to the max. The Raft starts at 50,000 wood and the Viking Boat is 75,000 wood.

Enjoy storming distant lands with your friends!

Decay Notifications

Nobody’s perfect. You forgot to put resources in your Tool Cabinet and now your base looks like Bumfuzzler. You’re not alone. Thousands of Bumfuzzlers suffer the same consequence every year. Now, with the help of decay notifications, you’ll be notified when your Cupboard is running out of gas. You can also check it manually by typing /tcstatus.

Keep in mind however, the plugin doesn’t seem to support multiple cabs so it might be a little flaky if you have more than one. I’ve asked the plugin author to consider adding a couple features to help with that.

Wipe this Thursday

Since it’s not in our schedule I want to remind everyone again that Facepunch is forcing a map and blueprint wipe this Thursday. This will affect all servers, not just Bumfuzzler Modtopia. Normally we would wipe on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month so I imagine this might catch a few Bumfuzzlers off guard.

Powerful NPCs

It appears there’s a couple of NPCs floating around that are wreaking some havoc on players now and again and it appears it’s related to the event where the helicopter refuels. Somehow, every once in a while, the bots associated with that event are left behind. This happens specifically at the Launch Site for some reason. If you get slammed repeatedly by a bot, please let me know the name of that bot. This way I can track it down and tweak it (hopefully) to be less commando. In the meantime I will try my best to adjust the NPCs to be mildly challenging.

Please all enjoy playing and keep the feedback flowing! Thanks!

Wipe, RustNET, Christmas

Wipe, RustNET, Christmas

HEADS UP! THERE’S AN UNSCHEDULED WIPE THIS THURSDAY AND I HAVE NO CHOICE! Facepunch is forcing it! Blueprints too! I may either wipe again the following week to get back on the wipe schedule or wait to wipe until March 1st and have a 3 week cycle. I’m thinking I’ll go with the former. Anyways, there’s that, and a few server changes for you Bumfuzzlers! Please see the information below!

Christmas Presents

Stockings, presents and Christmas Trees are awesome, but I’m thinking they may spawn a little too much and give a little too much. I want to ensure players get out there, gather and explore, but also have the balance of events like the Christmas presents. I’ve made a couple changes that I’m sure will evolve.

  • Max number of presents to spawn changed from 4 to 2
  • Large present items changed from 2 to 1
  • Medium present items remains at 2
  • Small present items changed from 2 to 4
  • Refill timer and event timer changed from 1 to 2 hours to 1.5 to 2.5 hours
  • Presents will now spawn under a fully decorated Christmas tree

 

Hopefully this still gives goodies, but it doesn’t allow players to sit back and rely on them too much.

RustNET

RustNet is a new central system that allows you to control Security Cameras, Remote Turrets and Automated Search Lights that was rolled out last week. It’s such an awesome addition that is available to all players regardless of their loyalty levels. However, I have made a few changes to give higher loyalty levels more abilities within it.

  • All players will be able to use 2 search lights, 2 remote turrets and 2 security cameras with RustNET
  • Veteran loyalty players will be able to use 4 search lights, 4 remote turrets and 4 security cameras with RustNET
  • Allegiance loyalty players will be able to use 8 search lights, 8 remote turrets and 8 security cameras with RustNET
  • VIP loyalty players will be able to use 12 search lights, 12 remote turrets and 12 security cameras with RustNET

Also, for all players, you can now give your cameras names by typing /sc name. This should hopefully make it easier when switching to the different cameras. I’ve asked the plugin author to consider adding this feature for turrets and also search lights.

Note that you can create RustNET items within 50 meters of the terminal, however, you do need cupboard access.

Heart House

As it’s February, and Valentine’s Day is impending, the Boss of Hearts – two mighty armored ladies in the north stand surrounded by their Heart Crew, are hoping you’ll be their Valentine! I warn you, it’s not easy to win their love, but if you can, you’ll be rewarded at the Heart House with a new kit packing some mighty Skin Perks – and maybe even some chocolate, berries and other seductively loving treats! May you live happily ever after!

Please provide me with any feedback you have Bumfuzzlers and keep having fun!

Tunnels, Pillars, Chainsaw

Tunnels, Pillars, Chainsaw

We get a forced wipe this week, blueprints and map, but of course it’s part of our schedule anyway. What isn’t part of our schedule is that next week Facepunch is forcing a wipe of blueprints and map again! Very poor on their parts, but what can ya do? We’ll Bumfuzzler on. They must be doing something special to mark their leaving early access.

Anyways, we have an update here to talk about! There’s at least one somewhat controversial change which is related to pillars.

Military Tunnels Rework

The new pictures really look sweet. Take a look at this pics!

Pillar Removal

We have one less item to use in building now that they removed the pillars. Here’s what they had to say about it.

“We’ve removed the pillar building block since it was rarely ever used and came with significant disadvantages in terms of upkeep. We realize that some people preferred pillars for aesthetic reasons, and we have some conditional models for wall frames planned for the near future to address those concerns.

I also ensured that wall frames now provide the same stability as walls and doorways to make bases easier to plan. This also makes wall frames a great option to add additional stability to your builds.”

I’m eager to see what they add to cover this.

Around Corners

If you ever got killed by someone peeking around corners you’ll be happy they’ve made this change. They’ve changed the way game traffic is communicated to ensure there’s no delay between players when peeking.

Player & Monument Spawns

There should be no more spawning of any kind on islands. I like this change, especially when players spawn onto an island that other players have tried to take over. Also, with monuments, players could build around the monuments easily and prevent others from getting to them.

AI Improvements

They’re working on giving AI the ability to open doors and break down barricades which sounds really awesome.  Also, they are adding the ability to have AI move between patrol points better. AI will now also take transparent walls, like fences, into account when generating the Navigation meshes. I wonder if they’ll stop shooting through obviously solid objects.

First Person Clothing

In the video below you’ll see the progress on making shirts visible in the view port. This adds quite a lot of depth to the game and I’m really looking forward to this.

Chainsaw

Looks like we’ll eventually get ourselves a chainsaw 🙂

As always here are some highlight updates that make the patch! Enjoy Rusting Bumfuzzlers!

Devblog 196 February 01 2018

  • NEW Added 10 tutorials
  • NEW Added functional water wells
  • NEW Mini Water Well Monuments
  • NEW Added hilltop rocks
  • NEW New network interpolation and extrapolation
  • FIXED AI no longer ghost through fences and other transparent walls
  • FIXED AI no longer ghost through barricades
  • FIXED Fixed an ice lake exploit that allowed people build near trucks
  • FIXED Fixed Hapis floating barrels at Site A
  • FIXED Fixed spawning in the ocean on Savas
  • UPDATED Military Tunnels Level Design Refresh
  • UPDATED Added recycler to Savas KOTH
  • UPDATED Ak47 admire animation
  • UPDATED Double shotgun admire animation
  • UPDATED Eoka admire animation
  • UPDATED Mp5 admire animation
  • UPDATED Water bucket admire animation
  • UPDATED Rock admire animation
  • UPDATED Players no longer spawn on islands
  • UPDATED Maps have significantly more cliffs and hills
  • UPDATED Rivers have a nicer color
  • UPDATED EAC SDK update
  • UPDATED Monuments no longer spawn on islands
  • UPDATED Reduced player tick delay (peeker’s advantage)
  • UPDATED Removed wood cost from double sheet metal doors
  • UPDATED Hapis old caves now have lighting
  • UPDATED Hapis updated with new water well monuments
  • UPDATED Updated Savas KOTH loot table with newly introduced items
  • REMOVED Removed pillar building block
RustNET, Terminals, WipeBlock

RustNET, Terminals, WipeBlock

I’ve got massive update for you Bumfuzzlers this week for sure cause this week, we’re rolling out the goodies! – and some other changes too! Read on for information on RustNET, automated searchlights, remote turrets, adjustments to security cameras, wipe block and more!!

RustNET

As of today, you’ll have access to RustNET – yes the Rust interwebs! On this network you’ll be able to remote control search lights, turrets and security cameras and also turn on/off turrets and searchlights as well as check the inventory of turrets and searchlights all from a single remote terminal you can access in the safety of your base!

Check out this video for a demonstration of how it works.

The following commands are available for all players:

/rustnet – This will give you all the help you need to get started
/terminal add – Create a new terminal (requires a terminal in your hands)
/terminal remove – Remove a existing terminal

Automated Searchlights

Now you can configure searchlights to automatically turn on and off at night and spotlight nearby animals, enemy players, NPCs, cars, tanks and helicopters. This makes it far easier to fight off a night raid in the event someone tries to sneak up on you in the dark or just go night hunting! You can also have it target friends and also yourself, but I’ve turned that off. Who wants to point out you and your buddies to enemies?

You have full control of the searchlights through RustNET. You can turn on and off automatic mode, take control of them and even access the searchlight inventory remotely!

  • Searchlights automatically turn on at night and follow a variety of objects if enabled through RustNET
  • Players can cycle through available searchlights by pressing JUMP or DUCK
  • Players can access and control the searchlight manually via a RustNET terminal
  • Maximum number of controllable searchlights is set to 6
  • Searchlights can be placed within 50 meters of the terminal (that could get interesting!)

The following commands are available for all players:

/sl add <terminal ID> – Converts the light you are looking at into a automated light that is registered to the specified terminal. Access the terminal to find the ID.
/sl remove – Removes the automation from the light you are looking at and removes link to terminal
/sl rotate – Set the lights default rotation to the direction the player is facing (for use with search mode)

NOTE: It appears when you exit out of controlling searchlights it places you in 3rd person. Just press F3 twice to get back to 1st person.

Remote Turrets

While turrets are surely effective, they may not always do what you want. Now, you can take full control of your turrets and take matters into your own hands! No more wasting bullets during a raid on enemies hiding behind a wall! Take control of the turret and shoot when you want to shoot!

Once you setup your turrets, you can access them from the RustNET terminal which allows you to remotely control your turrets, turn them on or off and access their inventory all from the coziness of your base!

  • Once remote turret is set up player can access that controller via the RustNET terminal
  • Players can cycle through available turrets by pressing JUMP or DUCK
  • Players need to be the owner, or a friend/clan mate of turret when registering turret
  • Maximum number of controllable searchlights is set to 6
  • Turrets can be placed within 50 meters of the terminal

The following commands are available for all players:

/rt – Shows help menu
/rt add <terminal ID> – Set the turret you are looking at as a remote turret registered to the specified terminal
/rt remove – Remove the controller from the turret/sign you are looking at

NOTE: It appears when you exit out of controlling turrets it places you in 3rd person. Just press F3 twice to get back to 1st person. Also, it appears you can’t cycle through turrets (I’m sure this will be resolved soon)

Security Cameras

We’ve had security cameras on the server for about a month, but because of the new RustNET plugin, I thought it would be fitting to post again about the awesomeness that are security cameras and explain how this has now changed.

RustNET now takes over for the old terminal used for Security Cameras, but it’s not a loss since RustNET is far superior. So just like you could use the Security Camera terminal with the cameras, you can now use the RustNET terminal with cameras – and turrets and searchlights!

  • Security cameras are linked to terminal via base. Any camera on base will assign to terminal
  • Players can cycle through available cameras by pressing JUMP or DUCK
  • Camera placement and controller access requires the user to be authorized on the TC
  • Maximum number of controllable searchlights is set to 4 for all players except VIPs who get 10

The following commands are available for all players:

/sc – Shows the help menu
/sc add <terminalid> – Activates the camera placement tool. (Requires a camera in the users hands)
/sc remove – Removes the camera you are looking at

WipeBlock

I’m trying something new to help avoid players from raiding so soon after a wipe and that is to disable certain items for a certain amount of time. My hopes are that this will create an early focus on building and help out players who are new to the server settle in and get ready for the veterans on the server.

Here’s how it’s going to work:

  • You can craft and find the items that are blocked.
  • You can’t place the blocked items in your tool belt to use until they’re unlocked.
  • If you place them in your tool belt before it’s time, it’ll advise you
  • You can type /wipeblock or click the icon in the lower left at any time for more info
  • All items will be unblocked in 48 hours
  • The following items will be blocked:
    • 12 hours: Assault Rifle, Bolt Action Rifle, LR300 Assault Rifle, M249, MP5A4
    • 36 hours: Satchel Charge, F1 Grenade, Beancan Grenade, Survey Charge
    • 48 hours: C4 Explosive, Rocket Launcher

It’ll be interesting to see how this turns out. Of course, I’ll adjust it as necessary based on the results and your feedback.

ZLevel Changes

Lately, I’ve been hearing lots of reports of foundation wiping which suggests to me that there may be an imbalance of resources vs. defense. I’m going to be looking at this more closely, but for now I made a quick, hopefully painless yet balancing adjustment. I’ve dropped the ‘Default Resource Multiplier’ from 3 to 2.

To get an idea of the affects this may have, I tested this as a level 11 in wood gathering. Originally my swings, not playing the mini-game were getting me 150 per hit. Afterward the changes, I received 125. This isn’t much of a drop really, but maybe it will balance the server slightly.

SuperHeli Changes

I’ve made a few changes based on feedback from various Bumfuzzlers. Many complained that the SuperHeli came out too much and based on my testing it appeared that was the case.

Turns out that multiple heli plugins were not working together, but now with some help from one of the plugin authors it should now work much better.

Now, the SuperHeli will only come out every 1-2 hours and no sooner. I still have to tweak which SuperHeli comes out – for instance, the malfunctioning copter, the one that refuels at a monument or the typical one, but I’ll do that over the next week. At least the SuperHeli isn’t as overwhelming.

Additionally, I’ve bumped up the SuperHeli cargo from 3 to 4 crates.

SuperBradley Changes

I figured it might be a good idea to beef the unsociable bugger up a bit in firepower, but lower its health a little. I’ve increased the gun accuracy by 30%, bumped the speed 25%, lowered the time it takes to get at the loot by about 30% after you destroy the tank and also lowered the health 250.

Additionally, I’ve upped the crates from 3 to 4.

Assault Rifle Health Issue

Finally I was able to narrow down why the AK would craft at less than full health. It turns out there was a very unassuming plugin – Magazine Boost that allows VIP players to crates weapons with 3 times the clip size. I didn’t even realize it allowed the settings for weapon health. Now I do! And it’s fixed 🙂

Lots of good stuff here ya Bumfuzzlers! Please enjoy the changes and have some fun! Keep the feedback coming so the server can