Tag: BotSpawn

Hordes, Slots, Parachuting

Hordes, Slots, Parachuting

Awesome things abound Bumfuzzlers! I’m really excited about a couple of things, but wait until  you hear about the horde! Also, we have key changes to the store, NPCs, performance and decay, based on your feedback! Let’s take a look at what’s what! All the following changes are for Modtopia.

Water Jugs

Turns out stacking water jugs can screw with the quantities inside them so I turned off stacking with them.

Now you can only put one water jug in a slot, but they won’t be accidentally emptied when an empty one is s stacked on top a full one. Thanks JackHillKing for the feedback!

Discordomics

I’ve been tweaking the Discord Economic event – where paying attention in Discord can win you big money – and I’m sure I’ll tweak it a bit more over time to create the proper balance. It’s fairly easy to get lots of money if you participate so there’s a danger of some people joining the top 1% somewhat rapidly lol

I’ve changed the values just a little bit:

  • Event occurs between 30-90 min instead of 40-120
  • Rewarded money was changed from $20-$80 to $15-$70

You’d be wise to pay attention to the Discord! You can get rich quick!

Decay

I did some testing with decay and I determined it was a little high. Building a reasonable sized base would result in being made a housewife for the entire wipe, filling the cupboard all day with resources. I’ve gone ahead and cut the required upkeep in half so it’s not so much of a burden.

This will hopefully result in more of you getting outside for some well needed Vitamin D. Thanks MrNiceGuy for your feedback and persistence!

Auto CodeLock

VIPs have had the ability to automatically place a code lock when placing doors, boxes, cupboards, lockers, etc. even when they didn’t have one in inventory. I’ve gone ahead and disabled that. Now VIPs will require a code lock in their inventory just like everyone else.

I’ll consider adding this back, but it seems it’s too easy to place doors for the code locks and then recycle them for free resources. I don’t believe players are doing this, but it easily could be and that’s not good.

Monument NPCs

The bots stationed at monuments should now parachute in! It looks really nice and makes more sense instead of having them simply appear out of thin air. Should be very cool to see when watching monuments like the rocket area since there are lots of NPCs there. All we need now is a plane!

Also, typically, when killing an NPC, the name of the bot would give your location away. For instance, if you were seen killing Trainyard Security, someone would know you were at the Trainyard. Now, the bot names are completely ambiguous so when someone sees you killing a bot in chat, they won’t know where you are. You can expect silly names like Joe Soldier, Guardsman Jones, Private Paul, Sergeant Stephen, Boxer Jones, Charlie, George, Jimmy, Agent Anderson, Stacy Glasses, Sammy Study, Michael Gasmask and so on. I am considering a themed name change, but let’s see how it goes.

Thanks MrNiceGuy for your feedback!

Lastly, NPCs would shoot from quite a bit away. In fact, up to 120 meters. I was finally able to change this and now they’ll shoot at you from up to 75 meters. This should be realistic, but hopefully somewhat inaccurate. I’ll continue to adjust it as needed.

In-Game Store

As the dust settles on the store, I noticed some issues with various items there. Here’s a few of the things I changed:

  • Skin Perk Pickaxes are now sold 1 per purchase instead of 3
  • Removed buying 3 Salvaged Axes. Now you can only buy the Blueprint
  • I renamed the Salvaged Icepick, Hammer and Axe so interface is more organized
  • Changed values of all salvaged items to be more aligned
  • Lowered count and cost of Satchel Charges
  • Lowered Small Stocking quantity to 1 from 3
  • Lowered Super Stocking quantity to 1 from 3
  • Raised Super Stocking cost to 3
  • Added 4x Scope for purchase
  • Raised all ammunition 1 Reward Point

There’s a lot of balancing here yet to do, so please give me feedback!

Zombie Horde

I’ve just added a feature that I think is awesome and I think you’ll agree! Now, groups of zombies will spawn across the world. They’ll start out as smaller groups, but over time, they’ll grow! They don’t like to be attacked and will slaughter anything in their way! Now you have something to be afraid of! Not just Jason 🙂

Here’s how the horde works:

  • When a horde is destroyed, a new one will be created 5 minutes later
  • A new horde will contain 7 zombies
  • Hordes will grow up to sizes of up to 25 zombies
  • The world will contain 3 hordes
  • Hordes randomly spawn
  • A new zombie is added to the horde every 10 minutes
  • When the horde kills a player or NPC, a new zombie is added to the horde
  • You must put 100 meters between you and the horde for them to lose interest
  • Hordes will merge together if they meet

Unlike Jason, they have no health or damage changes and for the most part, they only have melee weapons.

Server Performance

Performance issues with the server are rare, but after doing some math it appears some work was needed. With NPCs and this new zombie feature, we are effectively adding to the player count so each NPCs uses near the equivalent of a slot. With that, I decided to up the server from 50 to 100 players to compensate. Hopefully any lag that existed before, even infrequently, is gone. I’ve already heard positive feedback about the change.

Mind you, this is doubling the cost of the server and changes like the Zombie Horde also cost money. Any donation, no matter how small (can donate $1!) is always appreciated.

I’ve re-enabled the Warp Master package which gives you more teleports, homes and teleporting abilities. With this you can teleport directly to grid coordinates and you can also use /tpb which teleports you back to where you teleported from. Very nice tools for Bumfuzzlers and only a couple bucks! This way you’ll get something for your support!

Fishing Improvements

In the past, all you could do was poke the water with a spear to get yourself a fish dinner, but I enabled a new feature with fishing that might be fun when you’re on your boat!

  • Start off with either a wooden or stone spear (stone gets better results)
  • With the spear selected, type /makefishingpole
  • Now that you have the fishing pole, go out to the water and type /castfishingpole

Keep in mind that there are a couple of criteria that add to your catch percentage:

  • Your attire is 10%
  • Your Items are 10%
  • The Time of Day is 10%
  • Your fishing pole or spear is 10%

For instance, I believe your catch percentage is less if you’re naked, have no inventory and your’e fishing at night with a wooden spear. If you want to know your chances just type /fishchance.

Also note that there’s a 10% chance you’ll get a random item!

Wipe Upcoming

On Thursday we’re going to have a map and blueprint wipe so get ready! I’m anticipating lots of new Rust goodies from Facepunch as well so it should be interesting!

As always Bumfuzzlers, please have fun and keep the feedback flowing! I appreciate your efforts to keep me informed and also to test changes!

P.S. Hope you like the new Bumfuzzler character in the pictures 🙂

Improved NPC, Cheer, Prestige

Improved NPC, Cheer, Prestige

There’s been lots of changes over the past week or two with the configuration of the server so I wanted to get a post out there to make sure all you Bumfuzzlers were aware!

Monument NPCs

NPCs are working far better now and they’re a lot of fun – challenging yet not insane. For a bit now the bots on Modtopia were really accurate over long distances and that was a problem for anyone going to monuments. I worked with the developer to adjust and test some changes that should make them function much better.
Here are the changes:
  • Come equipped with a short, medium and long range weapon
  • Will select weapon depending on their distance from you
  • Set to 40% accuracy up to 100 meters, 20% up to 200 meters
  • No longer drop weapons. It would allow too much farming

So far, it appears they act far more reliably and are fun to engage. Let me know if you find anything weird with them since it could always use more testing.

Special thanks to CannonFodder, ATaXia, Ron Swanson for reporting issues and MrNiceGuy for helping with a good amount of testing!

Christmas Cheer

On Modtopia we believe in Christmas all year round, but MrNiceGuy pointed out that there were no presents and stockings weren’t being filled! This is a no no! I found Santa and got him working again. He expected to have off until December 24! 🙂 Thanks MrNiceGuy!

Prestige

Again on Modtopia, Loyalty got a bit of a kick in the pants recently. Not only can you type /loyalty and know your points, level, next level and points you need, but you can find out what advantages that’ll give you. Further more, you’ll get reminded on your loyalty points and noticed when other people on the server reach new levels.
The next installment of changes to Prestige is the further breaking down of the existing loyalty levels to create a more frequent reward system. Until now you’d get Legitimate at 420 loyalty points, Veteran at 1,440 points, Allegiance at 2,880 and VIP at 10,000. This created a seriously long time in better rewards. I wanted to make it more frequent and ensure players knew what new powers they were getting.
I already added 10 levels before Legitimate in the last update, but now I’ve added levels 11 to 24. Depending on which level you’re at, you’ll either need 250, 500 or 1,000 loyalty points to reach the next level.  Here is a layout of all the levels between Legitimate and VIP.
  • Level 11 (500 loyalty points)
    • KDGUI: Displays Kills/Deaths (/kdguitoggle)\
    • Teleport Increase: 32 daily teleport requests (+2), 5 min cooldown, 24 sec countdown (-6) (/tp)
  • Level 12 (750 loyalty points)
    • Night Lantern: Automatically turn on/off lanterns at sunset/sunrise (/lantern)
    • Old School Quarries Loot: Access to custom loot in Quarries
  • Level 13 (1,000 loyalty points)
    • Pills Here: Radiation pills increase health, hunger and thirst by 25%
    • Show Crosshair: Shows crosshair on screen (bind F4 “crosshair”)
  • Level 14 (1,500 loyalty points)
    • Instant Research: Research table activity requires only 5 seconds
    • Sleeper Animal Protection: Sleep w/o animal attacks
  • Veteran Level (2,000 loyalty points) PURCHASE
    • Backpack (small): increased inventory space (key: B, Bind B “backpack.open”)
    • Homes Increase: 4 homes (+1), 34 daily (+4), 4 min cooldown (-1), 12 sec countdown (-3) (/home)
  • Level 16 (2,500 loyalty points)
    • Boobytraps: set fire & shock traps on boxes and doorways (/trap)
    • Handyman: Repair all structural items from one place (/handyman)
  • Level 17 (3,000 loyalty points)
    • HeliControl: call the superheli, limit 1 per day, cooldown 1 day (/callheli)
    • Snap Traps reset automatically after being triggered
  • Level 18 (3,500 loyalty points)
    • Old School Quarries Probe: probe ground without survey charge (/getdeposit)
    • Visual Cupboard: view your cupboard coverage as a sphere (/showsphere)
  • Level 19 (4,000 loyalty points)
    • Personal Beacon: Marks location w/beacon (/wphelp)
    • Teleport Increase: 34 daily teleport requests (+4), 5 min cooldown, 12 sec countdown (-18) (/tp)
  • Allegiance Level (5,000 loyalty points) PURCHASE
    • Backpack Increase (medium): increased inventory space (key: B, Bind B “backpack.open”)
    • Homes Increase: 5 homes (+2), 40 daily (+10), 3 min cooldown (-2), 10 sec countdown (-5) (/home)
    • Offline Doors: All your doors automatically close on sign off (/ofd)
    • Proximity Alert Increase: be alerted of other players within a 10m radius (/prox)
  • Level 21 (6,000 loyalty points)
    • Recycler: recycle anywhere, no need to travel to monuments (/rec)
    • AutoCodeLock: Automatically places code lock from inventory, sets code and locks codelock (/codelock)
  • Level 22 (7,000 loyalty points)
    • Turret Lock: Lock your turrets to prevent meddling (/lockturret)
    • Bloodtrail: when wounded no trail of blood is shown
    • Boobytraps Increase: set fire, shock, landmine & beartraps on boxes and doorways (/trap)
  • Level 23 (8,000 loyalty points)
    • HeliControl: call the superheli, limit 2 per day, cooldown 12 hours (/callheli)
    • Turret Info: Access turret authorization and kill information (/turret)
    • Turbo Boost: Automatic boost when killing animals
  • Level 24 (9,000 loyalty points)
    • Medic Revive: pick up wounded with syringe
    • Instant Research: Research table activity is instantaneous
    • Teleport Increase: 40 daily teleport requests (+10), 4 min cooldown (-1), 10 sec countdown (-20) (/tp)
 Some things to note.
  1. You may be on a level where your points don’t line up. You can either let me know about it or wait until the next level for it to be resolved. For instance, Veteran used to be 1,440, but now it’s 2,000. You might have 1,499, but are marked Veteran. Once you hit 1,500 you’ll be assigned to Level 14 and then will need 500 points to hit Veteran.
  2. You might not have permissions to something you had or you may have permissions to something you didn’t have. For instance, the ability to recycle anywhere was at the Veteran level. Now it’s a level above at Level 16 so you’ll need a couple Loyalty points to get there.
  3. I’m going to be adding more benefits to each level. For now I just took what was already out there.
  4. There will levels after VIP. I’ll work on them soon!

Let me know if you have any feedback or if anything doesn’t work as expected.

As always Bumfuzzlers, please keep the feedback and support coming! Have fun out there! 🙂

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!

Hands, Water Wells, AI

Hands, Water Wells, AI

With the impending Early Access exodus upon us, it appears the Facepunch crew is trying to tie some loose ends for you Bumfuzzlers! We’ve got various tips, AI changes and more so read on!

Noob Tips

To help new players along, there’s been a surge of Game Tips and Loading Tips. About 20 Game Tips will help new players survive in that first day while Loading Tips will make sure you get a full edumacation while loading the game on your 486. Pay attention!

Smarter AI

It appears the NPCs got a kick in the pants this week as “they will charge less, hug cover more and sidestep in/out from it.” Facepunch goes on to say “They will know the difference between advancing, flanking and retreating to cover, and when they retreat they will turn and sprint. They will also know when their cover has been compromised. They’ll stop to shoot, rather than run-and-gun with perfect aim.” Sounds to me like they’re getting much smarter so watch out out there! Especially with the Boss of Hearts! 🙂

Viewmodel Clothing

Finally we will be able to see our clothing in the first person view and in admires. This definitely will add more realism to the game and make it feel more complete. Check out the picture below to see what I mean. That’s going to look great with all the Skin Perks!

Water Wells

They’re adding two more variations of the water wells. I really like the look of them. They add a lot to the game.

Admire Changes

Looks like you can now admire your geetar while you play your magical tunes for the other players on the server!

There’s a bunch of other changes and fixes abound as you can see by the list down below. As usual I’ve highlight my favorites.

Devblog 195 January 25 2018

  • NEW New third person sounds for all handheld water containers
  • NEW New flare sounds
  • NEW Add burning fuse sound to survey charge
  • NEW New third person sounds for the medical syringe
  • NEW New third person deploy sound for the building planner
  • NEW Flare admire animation
  • NEW Flashlight admire animation
  • NEW Added 20 new contextual game tips
  • NEW Added printpos / printrot / printeyes admin console commands
  • NEW Added 25 loading screen tips
  • NEW Added eat / drink admin console commands
  • FIXED Lower global max voice count on gunshots (perf fix w/ many scientists shooting at once)
  • FIXED Fix for Patrol Helicopter floating in Junkyard
  • FIXED Fixed barrels floating at site B (Hapis)
  • FIXED Fixed players spawning in ocean (Savas Island)
  • FIXED Fixed cheat report opening when typing in chat
  • FIXED Fixed wind generator not been able to be removed by admins using “ent kill”
  • FIXED Fixed having hat skins not allowing the root item to be craftable
  • FIXED Fixed physics.steps exploit
  • FIXED Fixed memory leak in vending machine UI
  • FIXED Fixed crash on exit
  • UPDATED Misc minor sound tweaks & polish
  • UPDATED Guitar admire animation updated
  • UPDATED Machette is now default blueprint and needs WB1
  • UPDATED Note and Building Plan now require wood to craft
  • UPDATED SMG Costs reduced by 1 spring and 5 HQM
  • UPDATED Optimized player network updates
  • UPDATED Optimized reflection probe refresh
  • REMOVED Removed paper
Offline Raids, Supers, Loots

Offline Raids, Supers, Loots

Bumfuzzlers, again, we’ve got lots to talk about! On the heels of all the recent changes, I have a new batch of modifications that I hope you like. Here we go!

Anti-Offline Raiding

I was going to wait on this, but DJRYFY put it in my ear and I figured maybe making changes before a wipe is better than waiting a week. With the new absence of ladders inside of building blocked zones, it’ll be harder to raid and even without that fact, I’ve been wanting to change the offline raiding for a while now. My goals were two-fold. 1) give less protection time and 2) make it easier to understand. So here’s what I came up with:

As always, once you sign off, protection will kick in 15 minutes from that time. Once it kicks in, it will initially go to 100% and decrease each hour by 10%. This will give you Bumfuzzlers some protection for up to 10 hours so you can go to work, eat your TV dinner and still have some bonus to spare! In the previous mode you’d have some protection up to 36 hours so this is a major change.

Here’s an example based on a sign off of 11:45pm:

  • 11:45pm you sign off
  • 12:00am 0-1 hours 100% protection
  • 1:00am 1-2 hours 90% protection
  • 2:00am 2-3 hours 80% protection
  • 3:00am 3-4 hours 70% protection
  • 4:00am 4-5 hours 60% protection
  • 5:00am 5-6 hours 50% protection
  • 6:00am 6-7 hours 40% protection
  • 7:00am 7-8 hours 30% protection
  • 8:00am 8-9 hours 20% protection
  • 9:00am 9-10 hours 10% protection
  • 10:00am protection has ended

SuperHeli Adjustments

To me it seems like some big ticket items – and a lot of them – are really easy to get. For instance, the Helicopter Refuel and Pilot Eject events are really easy to complete successfully. So I got to thinking it would be a good idea to start trimming around the edges a little. I didn’t adjust the loot in the crates, but I did adjust the crate amounts. For the Helicopter Refuel I cut the crates from 6 to 3 and for the Pilot Eject event I cut the crates from 3 to 1.

I also adjusted the SuperHeli to make it easier to take down in terms of health, but I adjusted it slightly in aggression. I cut the health in half (now 7,500), but increased speed by 25%, upped blunt damage 40, explosive damage 40, explosion radius from 5 to 7.5 and increased max rockets by 5. I did cut you Bumfuzzlers a break by adjusting the time between rockets from 0.35 seconds to 0.50 seconds 🙂

Loot Rarity

There were some items that I felt were a little off in terms of rarity. There were also some situations where items never even spawned out there in the world and I figure why not? Let’s do it. For the sake of discussion, keep in mind the rarity is on a scale of 0 to 5 like so:

  • Never Spawn = 0
  • Common = 1
  • Uncommon = 2
  • Rare = 3
  • Very Rare = 4

The following items never spawned:

  • bbq adjusted 0 > 1
  • fireplace adjusted 0 > 1
  • floor grill adjusted 0 > 1
  • floor ladder hatch adjusted 0 > 1
  • wooden box adjusted 0 > 1
  • large wooden box adjusted 0 > 3
  • flare adjusted 0 > 2
  • snowball adjusted 0 > 1
  • snowman adjusted 0 > 2
  • all Christmas tree and decorations adjusted 0 > 2

The following items I always thought were strangely set:

  • furnace adjusted 3 > 2
  • furnace large adjusted 1 > 3
  • code lock adjusted 3 > 2

The following were adjusted to make quests (/q) a little easier:

  • bleach 2 > 1
  • blood 2 > 1
  • glue 2 > 1
  • duct tape 2 > 1

Running Man Change

For the last few weeks I’ve been thinking this plugin gives players a free reward for sitting on their bums in their base trying to avoid someone from killing them. On the other hand, it gives them a reward for revealing their location since other players use it to find out where a players base is. Well, right now at least, I think this whole thing is a bad idea. I want players to be able to keep their bases secret, I want others to explore and I don’t want to give Bumfuzzlers rewards for sitting on their tookus.

So for now, I’ve disabled this plugin until I can consider adjustments.

Teleportation Adjustments

I’ve given everyone 10 more teleports. By default, Bumfuzzlers now get 30, Legitimate 32, Veteran 34, Allegiance 40 and VIP 50. This should help out getting around better!

SuperBradley Changes

The SuperBradley has for a long time despised the NPCs and felt the need to torture them with an endless barrage of relentless damage! It never really made sense to have the tank fire on what would most likely be his own team! Now, the Bradley will play nice with the NPCs and only hate you 🙂

I’ve also made some changes to the Bradley as well. The SuperBradley now respawns after 30 minutes, has a start health 500 higher, it’s turrets were adjusted to shoot 20 meters further and the speed was adjusted down 20%. Additionally, crates were adjusted down to 3 to match the SuperHeli.

Lifetime Packages

After some careful thought and a couple requests, I’ve added lifetime packages to the Bumfuzzler store. However, for now, I’ve only added this to the Warp Master, Blueprint Master,  Builder, Gather, Hunter & Raider packages. You’ll now find these packages available in 1 month, 2 month or lifetime varieties. I’ll consider expanding this to the other packages in the near future. Check out the store for more information!

I hope you like the adjustments and continue to have great fun! Stay tuned for fun things coming in February! (I hope. School starts again for me so I might be too optimistic lol)

Ladders, Accuracy, Bans

Ladders, Accuracy, Bans

Got a few updates for all you Bumfuzzlers out there! It’s been a little quiet as I work on some things for February, but I assure you work is being done! Here’s a few items to note.

Blocked Zone Ladders

A while ago, after Facepunch enabled twig and ladder building in blocked zones, the server took a poll and decided to restrict those items – and we did. But then Facepunch enabled building on icebergs which required adding ladders back. Shortly after that, in true Facepunch fashion, icebergs were changed again – for the better – and now didn’t require ladder raiding. So, we’re back to where we were – I’ve disabled ladders in building blocked zones.

This will make raiding a little harder, but should also help protect the newer players for a bit longer. Let’s see how this goes and let me know what you think! (Thanks to DjRYFY for the reminder/suggestion)

NPC Accuracy

I did some testing and you’re right. Those NPCs are accurate for sure. I got in touch with the plugin author and discussed it. I advised that regardless of weapon or distance, the accuracy seems to be really good – too good. He replied.

“Fair enough – Making their response more realistic is definitely a step forward, in my opinion, but, right now, accuracy is one fixed number. If they’re ten feet away or 300 meters away, it’s the same accuracy. In future versions I’ll make accuracy diminish with range, although FP may get there first. 😉 If it’s not too tricky I’ll have different scales for different weapon types.”

So, it appears the accuracy is a bit across the board with no ideal fix in sight. For recourse I’ve adjusted the aggression range to 20 meters instead of 40 meters. Approaching them outside of 20 meters is safe and running away from them 20 meters or more is safe. I would advise you aim well if you fire!

If you feel they are way too strong and they are preventing monument access to the point you feel they should be disabled, let me know.

Loading Screen Goodies

When joining, you should see a nice new loading screen welcoming you 🙂

Improved website search

I’ve seen a few searches go bad and Bumfuzzlers not finding what they need so I tried to improve this. Give searching a try and let me know if it works better for you. However, if you don’t find what you need, try searching for different words. Sometimes that’ll help.

Turbo Gather Hunt

I noticed that the Turbo Gather, the plugin that gives you a harvesting boost at times, was giving a 1x boost after a successful hunt. This is no boost at all! I’ve adjusted this to 1.25x so after you get the kill, expect to have a short boost for gathering.

Player Ban Lifting

I’m not a huge fan of banning players and only do it when I must. I generally like to ban based on time and not permanency. Given that, on the next wipe – Thursday January 18th – I’ll be removing a couple of bans – not all.

Please note, if you’re one of these players, I’ll be paying extra attention to you. Make sure you follow the /rules to a ‘T’. Next time is permanent without question.

I put in a lot of work and the Bumfuzzlers who play here do too. I’m not going to tolerate anyone who even remotely creates problems on the server or spoils that. Be warned!

Please continue providing me feedback. I’ll continue to try my best to pay close attention and improve what I can. Thanks Bumfuzzlers!

 

NPC, Flashlight, Variance

NPC, Flashlight, Variance

Hey Bumfuzzlers! I’ve got a new installment of server updates for ya. The biggest changes this time around are for the monument NPCs, but I’ve also made a bunch of other adjustments. Give below a read to learn more!

Monument NPCs

These buggers have got a ton of updates and I think you’re going to really enjoy the changes. NPCs will now do the following:

  • drop static and dynamic loot instead of just the same loot over and over
  • have a roam range so they won’t wander too far away from their original purpose
  • drop their weapons instead of keeping them in their tool belt
  • you’ll encounter different looking NPCs with different weapons in single areas
  • turn on weapon flashlights or regular flashlights at night to look for you.

These new updates should definitely provide a much more dynamic situation.

Make sure you check out the quests (/q). They reward you with Skin Perks! 🙂

Anti-Noob Raid

It appears it wasn’t refunding raiding materials when raiding new players so I disabled it for now.  I’ll review it soon with testing and such. Surely new players need to be worked into the server gradually instead of being horribly mauled the moment they sign on lol

Plane Crash Event

The plane may have been crashing into the mountains again so I raised it up 5 meters. I hope it’s not harder to hit, but don’t forget about lock-on smoke rockets!

Quarry Low Grade Usage

Thanks for Orion for pointing out that Quarries were not consuming fuel. I fixed that. It turns out that the VIP Loyalty group’s ability not to consume fuel on lights spilled over into the Quarries. Now they should consume fuel as expected.

Offline Protection

There was some talk that offline protection was protecting players immediately on sign off. I’ve tested this and that is not the case. Players get their protection 15 minutes after sign off so are unable to use this as a defense against a raid.

Mini Map Zoom

Thanks to DjRYFY for letting me know that the mini map no longer allowed for zooming. I’ve since fixed this.

Loyalty

In the past there were times where players reaching loyalty levels haven’t gotten their new abilities in plugins, kits, etc. As of last night I can finally say this plugin is fixed and should not have issues. Due to this new confidence in the Loyalty plugin I may expand the Loyalty tiers with a couple lower tiers that will give new players the excitement of reaching new levels and gaining new abilities.

Server Rule Questions

There aren’t many rules on the server as I like to keep Rust as lawless as possible (type /rules for a list), but someone asked me the other day if walling off loot was within the rules. After considering it for a moment, I would say yes it is. The same goes for using the remover tool to remove walls or items during an online raid to prevent that raid from happening. On a server like Bumfuzzler Modtopia, where resources are abundant, players need to use whatever tools they have at their disposal to hide loot or stop a raid. I do appreciate this question though and welcome others like it as they challenge me to consider them. Thanks Orion!

Enjoy Bumfuzzlers! Keep the feedback coming!

Loot, Authorize, Bradley

Loot, Authorize, Bradley

Hey Bumfuzzlers! I’ve made a couple of tweaks to the server and will be as usual continuing to tweak as I get feedback from everyone. Here’s a couple of the latest changes.

Monument NPCs

I overheard some chatter about how the bots were still a bit strong so I made two changes.

  • Raised respawn time to 15 min (was 10 min)
  • Lowered NPC count 1 or 2 per site

Thanks Jayden White for your feedback!

CCTV and Targeting Computers

On a scale of 1-5 where 5 is the rarest, these items were marked as a 4. I’ve lowered them to a 3 so they should be seen more frequently out there.

Thanks Saintbob & DjRYFY for your feedback!

Automatic Authorization update

Until now, Automatic Authorization simply worked and you had no way of turning it off. Now you can decide if making friends, or being in a clan will determine if friends and clan mates are automatically authorized on your turrets and cupboards.

I have to check if /autoauth will show you some help for this plugin, but in the meantime, here are the commands available to you.

/autoauth clan – Add your clans mates to the auth list
/autoauth friends – Add your friends to the auth list
/autoauth autoclan – Toggles automatic authorization for clan members when placing objects
/autoauth autofriends – Toggles automatic authorization for friends when placing objects

Super Bradley

It appears the Bradley accidentally was not only super – it was super super and the health was accidentally set far too high. The health is now back where I intended it which is 3 times the normal health. At the same time, I made sure the crates were filled with extra wonderful items – I hope you agreed.

  • Lowered health to 1500 (normally 500)
  • Adjusted loot tables (more crates, more items per crate, better items)

Loot Tables

A week or so ago the loot tables got screwed up and I’ve been trying to find time to fix them all since. Unfortunately time has been an issue and this is a time consuming process. I am chipping away at it situation by situation though and I appreciate your patience. Items in boxes and barrels I think are now back to 5x and the Bradley is set. I still have to optimize the supply drop and elite crates and such. I’ll see what I can do. Please keep providing me with feedback about what seems to be off. I keep a list and certainly do listen.

Thanks as always for being a Bumfuzzler! 🙂

Night Bonus, Warp, Bots

Night Bonus, Warp, Bots

We’re wiping tomorrow both the map and blueprints so get ready with some server updates! Here’s some of the changes of the last week or so.

Alpha Christmas

New plugin that will help control the stockings and presents for all the good little Bumfuzzlers out there!

Z level Night Bonus

Now when night falls you should see a 25% boost in resources and a 50% in Z level points. This should hopefully it’ll be a harder decision to skip night every night.

Monument Bot Changes

The monument bot counts now range between 4 and 9 on the main monuments depending on the size and are only 1 on the smaller monuments like lighthouses. They had a tendency of clumping up in groups and becoming overly challenging (thanks Orion for feedback) It’s been fun watch the Zombie and other NPCs battle it out 🙂

Warp Master Package

I’ve added the GrTeleport mod to the server specially for the Warp Master package. Now people who purchase that package can teleport to any grid coordinate on the map! Just type ‘/grt b4’ and you’re off to the B4 grid area on the map.

Keep in mind all packages are good for 2 wipes and due to November having 5 Thursdays, you get 5 weeks instead of 4 this month! Warp Master is a steal at $2.95! Buy Warp Master or other packages & kits! Support the server!

Temp Disabled Plugins

Killfeed (shows kills graphically on right side of interface) & NightLantern (allows for automatic turning on and off of lanterns at sunset and sunrise) are disabled for now due to issues. I hope to have them back up soon.

Both of these plugins should now work fine. Let me know if otherwise.

Permissions Issue

Over the last week players have lost permissions twice due to a problem with a permission file on the server. I’ve been working on sorting out the cause of the issue. It’s not easy to track down, but I keep good backups. Let me know if you find any issues.

Ride Horses, Bots, Craft

Ride Horses, Bots, Craft

As always, updates to the server are ongoing and today I’ve got a few gems for ya.

Rideable Horses Added

When you’re within 10 meters of a horse, use the /stophorse command to tame her. Then press your use key to mount it and off you go! Space bar will get you down 🙂 Check out thi

Monument Bots Added

There are now bots at other monuments!

  • 1 Lighthouse keeper at each lighthouse
  • 1 Gas Station Attendant at each Gas Station
  • 1 Checkout Clerk at each Super Market

BBQ Grill Food Added

Now when you grill you won’t just be standing there like a Bumfuzzler! Open that grill and see all the glorious meet crusting up in the sun!

Instantcraft Added

You should see some increased speed in crafting.

Blueprint manager Added

We’ll be wiping blueprints the first wipe of each month! This baby will give a bit more control over the process.

Bounty Fixed

The plugin is now fixed! Place a bounty on your enemies…or friends lol

Quarry Output Modified

Originally it set high at 5 times, but after having it at 2 times for a bit I realized that was low and now it’s set to 3 times.

Enjoy the updates Bumfuzzlers! Please provide me with feedback on this changes and on anything else you’d like to see!