Tag: C4

Boobies, Blocks, Duel

Boobies, Blocks, Duel

Hey Bumfuzzlers! Sink your teeth into some of these tasty updates! We’ve got an arcade game addition to loot,  enhanced booby traps, a contest for naming the bot,  raid material stacking changes, foundation health changes, a new feature for raiders, fixes to crafting, raid alerts and more! Read on for more information!

Booby Traps

I’m happy to say we’ve got some great improvements with booby traps that will ensure they become a true defensive ability.

Here are some of the changes:

  • Traps are no longer triggered by the owner
  • Traps are no longer triggered by friends of the owner
  • Traps are no longer triggered by clan mates of the owner
  • Depending on your level you can booby trap using:
    • Level 16: Elements (Fire, Shock, Radiation)
      • Fire: Requires 100 lowgrade fuel
      • Shock: Requires 1 Fuse
      • Radiation: Requires 5 Radiation Pills
    • Level 22: Deployable (Landmines, Bear Traps)
      • Bear Traps: Requires 3 Bear Traps
      • Landmines: Requires 3 Land Mines
    • Level 29: Explosives (Beancan, F1Grenade, C4)
      • Beancan Grenade: Requires 1 Beancan Grenade
      • F1 Grenade: Requires 1 F1 Grenade
      • C4: Requires 1 C4

These traps are meant to make things difficult for raiders either by killing them or by delaying them enough for you to defend. For instance, the fire trap can make a large area unusable because it takes a while until the flames go out. Whether booby-trapped boxes and doors are opened or destroyed, the trap is triggered either way. Set a fire trap on your front door and it will immediately delay raiders for a couple of minutes or at least force them to take a different course.

Also, in case you’re curious, the landmine and beartrap traps will scatter those items around the affected area. This is great for boxes since the moment someone opens a box, they are surrounded by traps and they may not realize one is behind them. Best not to set this near boxes you care about though since someone stepping on one may destroy the others.

Happy trapping!

Chippy Arcade Game

You may have noticed the Chippy Arcade Game was placed into the loot. Maybe you even got it already!

You should find it easily out there in crates! Play a few games while you wait for those metal frags to cook! It appears to keep high scores too!

Raid Alerts

There was an issue with raid alerts, you know – the feature that allows you to get Discord and mobile alerts when someone is raiding you? Yeah, that one.

Now when you’re sleeping in your base,  while you’re at work bringing home the bacon, you’ll know when someone is taking your Pookie Bears!

In the game, type /pbreg “Your Username#xxxx”, you’ll get a message from PoundBot in Discord on how to complete the setup. The #xxxx is a four-digit number you’ll find is attached to your Discord account.

Thanks to Viper and TheFireChef for the feedback.

Hammer Crafting

For some reason, hammers were crafting slowly while everything else was instant crafting.

Now it’s resolved so you can craft hammers in the blink of an eye.

Thanks to Doge for the feedback.

Also, it appears there is some conflict with the crafting Quests (/q) and instantly crafting. It appears at best, that Quests will count 10 crafted bandages as 1, but that may not even work. I’m not sure how to resolve this yet, but I’ll do more testing when I have more time.

Thanks to Lieutenant Rum, Thot Police for the feedback.

Teleporting

Welp, I realized I had a setting turned on that I didn’t want on.

You can no longer teleport to another player who is in a building blocked zone. This should help make raiding slightly more challenging. Whoops!

Thanks for feedback TheFireChef.

Naming Bot

So I’m thinking the bot needs a name. I know he’s just a bot, but ‘bot’ is a little boring and I can’t imagine he likes that very much.

Get me over what you think would be the best name, I’ll take which ones I think are best and put them in a Discord poll. If yours wins, I’ll give you either the Christmas, Halloween or Electricity package from the shop for 2 weeks! I’ll also build in a couple of sayings for the bot that include your name 🙂 For instance, “How did you get your name <BotName>?

Couple guidelines thought:

  1. Be unique. It should be a name that players wouldn’t say naturally. For instance, his name wouldn’t be Gear.
  2. Something easy to remember and spell. For instance, Earl.
  3. If possible, it might fit with the server theme. This is challenging!
  4. Submit as many as you want!

I found this site that generates potential robot names that might help. Scroll down and click Get Robot Names in the white box.

Raid Materials

It might be a little much to allow raiders to have multiple stacks of 256 rockets. Think?

I’ve lowered the stacking size of the following items from 256 to 16:

  • Basic Rockets
  • Fire Rockets
  • High-Velocity Rockets
  • Satchel Charges
  • C4 Explosives

Given that we have backpacks, this change shouldn’t have a huge effect, but at the least, it’ll prevent raiders from having tons of inventory space to haul stuff away. Maybe base owners will have the opportunity to keep some of their stuff.

Let’s see how things go. Give me feedback on this.

Raid Blocking

Since the beginning of Rust, I’ve believed that raiders have, at least, a slight advantage. It takes far less time to destroy a base than it does to build and maintain one even when you consider farming for charcoal and such. Due to this, I’m tinkering with something new.

If you destroy someone’s stuff, you’ll be automatically blocked from using certain abilities for 3 minutes.

  • Remove Tool (/remove)
  • Teleport (/tp or /home)
  • Trade (/trade)
  • Shop (/s)
  • Kit (/kit)

This block will affect the raider immediately, but also anyone within the general area and those who enter the general area who are friends or clanmates of the raider and also anyone who is authorized on any cupboard the raider owns. The owner of the building will not be blocked.

The raid block will end:

  • After 3 minutes
  • On the blocked person’s death
  • On the blocked person’s respawn

The raid block will restart at 3 minutes if the raid continues.

Hopefully, this can give base owners a little more time to defend and/or sign on after being alerted by the Raid Alert. If you’re going to raid, you’re going to have to make sure you planned it well!

Foundation Wipes

A while back I raised the health of foundations to prevent the demoralizing “foundation wipe”. When it happens to someone it’s really discouraging and many times they leave the server – sometimes to never return or at least they typically won’t return until next wipe cycle. This current wipe cycle, it seems to have happened at least once.

The ability to wipe a foundation defeats the purpose of base defenses and all the effort put in by a builder to protect their stuff. Why bother with turrets and shotgun traps if you can just disregard it all from a rocket’s length away? It even makes the new and improved booby traps a waste of time.

I’ve raised the health of foundations another 50%. This should make it a little less lucrative to spend rockets on making someone’s day miserable.

Bot Tips

Over the last week, I’ve made a concerted effort to expand the random messages that pop up in the chat but also to use them to highlight some of the lesser-known features.
So, I’ve expanded the number of messages, tried to make them more informative, cover more topics, renamed them to be Bumfuzzler Bot Tips (soon to be replaced with the name of the bot), and I made the message more prominent so they stand out. Hopefully, players will better know the benefits of all the features we have.

Dueling

Some of you have been discovering how much fun the duels are. For those of you who haven’t partaken, I highly recommend it! It’ll help you polish those PVP skills without the fear of losing gear, items or resources.
I decided to mix things up a bit and add some new features to it.
  • Added 2 new loadouts to the mix
    • Mace Loadout: Gives that melee battle opportunity
    • Rocket Launcher, Pistol, and Build Loadout: Spawns players with enough resources to build structures, but also destroy them
  • Top 3 Duelists will now have access to the Duelist kit (/kit)

You can type !duel for more information about getting involved in duels!

If you have any weapon combination ideas, please let me know! I’ll add them!

Event Messages

There are certain events that get lost in chat and that’s unfortunate because that will likely cause you to miss out on things. So, just like the Bot Tips, I’ve tried to highlight these events better in chat.

Hopefully, messages for events will now grab your attention as they have bold colors and larger font.

I’m hoping that this increases the usability of certain features and improves communication. It’s been annoying for some time that it’s possible to miss teleport requests for instance. No more!

Fuel Requirements

It appears that the Level 26 (/loyalty) perk to not require fuel in certain items like candle hat, lanterns, miners hat, searchlight, and tuna light hasn’t been working as expected which meant fuel was required even when it shouldn’t have been.

It appears some permissions that were there before, were missing!?! Weird. Anyhow, I added them back.

Mind you, this one I was unable to find time to test. I assume the permissions were the issue. Please let me know if it doesn’t work as expected.

Thanks to Lieutenant Rum, Thot Police for the feedback

Text Symbols

You might notice we have exclamation marks next to a lot of text. They used to be nice symbols. Facepunch screwed that up with a patch or two ago so now symbols don’t work. I’m going through now and removing all my hard work which sucks, but what can you do?
If you have a minute, please upvote my suggestion at Facepunch to fix this https://rust.nolt.io/3715 so we can have purty symbols again!

Wipe

Our next wipe is Thursday, July 4th, unless Facepunch delays it due to Independence Day – which I doubt since they’re Brits! 🙂 You can expect the map, blueprints, and economy to wipe, but of course, all other things like Z levels and Loyalty will remain – they never reset. Usually, Facepunch drops the patch between 3 pm and 7 pm EST so there’s a large window there. Unfortunately, I can’t promise time exactly.
I’m excited for July as it brings Independence Day! The server will celebrate by keeping the Flag Memorial monument, but I have something special planned that I hope will work out. It’s a completely custom plugin for Bumfuzzlertopia! Never before seen and awesomely American! 🙂 Think fireworks!

Thanks as always for all your feedback. It’s really helpful. With these changes, I’ll need more of it to ensure we’re going in the right direction of achieving balance while maintaining fun! Until next time Bumfuzzlers! Enjoy yourselves out there!

Rodeo, Melting, Abodes

Rodeo, Melting, Abodes

Hey Bumfuzzlers! I hope you had a great Christmas and are starting off the New Year by resolving to play more Rust! 🙂 I have a bunch of updates for you (probably more than usual due to the holidays) on topics like treasure, rodeos, trading enhancements, home improvements, store changes, kit delays, skin perk availability, smelting and more! Read on!

Dangerous Treasure (Modtopia)

The /dtd events are lots of fun and it’s a great source of quality loot, but maybe the loot was just a little too good. You’d pretty much get nothing but ammo and guns! To make it a little less absurd, I slightly nerfed the event’s loot so that it still gives great ammo and guns, but it also gives a couple of other items so it won’t be so saturated. The event itself is now also slightly less common so it will hopefully become more valuable. I’d like to see more competition for it.

Here’s what was changed:

  • Increased timing of event from between 2 and 3 hours to between 4 and 6 hours
  • Added a couple other loot items to the mix so rare loot is not so concentrated

Home Improvement (Modtopia)

You may have noticed that Homes (/home) has gotten a few new features. Now not only will you see your remaining daily uses in the upper left corner, but you can now delete homes straight from the interface which makes life much easier to hang your hat.

To delete homes, type /home and click delete. You’ll notice each home shows a small red delete button next to the home. Simply click that red delete button next to the home and poof! It’s gone! 🙂

Zambies (Modtopia)

With the increased map size from a few wipes back (went from 3500 to 4000), zambies needed some adjustment. At the same time, I fiddled with some other settings as well. I like the idea of ‘world danger’ so going out into the wilderness poses the possibility of dealing with something unexpected.

I’ve changed the following:

  • I upped the hordes from 15 to 20 to make zambie sightings more frequent.
  • Their loot items will now range from 2 to 4 items instead of the previous 1 to 4
  • I’ve upped their roam area from 50 meters to 500 meters
  • I’ve raised their speed multiplier from 0 to 0.25 (it’s a fairly small increase, players can still outrun them)
  • I fixed the weird names that were showing in kill messages. Now it just says Zambie again.

Keep in mind the items the zambies carry are great for quests (/q) which give you access to hard to find items!

The Rodeo

Up until now, you could only ride horses, but now you can ride any animal you’d like! Yes, you can even ride chickens and bears 🙂

The command has changed from /stophorse to /tame to make it simpler, but other than that it works the same! Simply type /tame and any animal within 25 meters will stop into a calm submissive state for a short bit of time. Just press your Activate key (typically E) and you’ll mount the animal. Press SPACEBAR to dismount.

  • Animals will stay stopped for 5 seconds
  • Animals are invincible when riding and when they’re stopped

If you forget and type /stophorse don’t worry, the bot has your back 🙂

Trading Safely (Modtopia)

Previously when trading you had to trust that the other person’s item was in good condition. There was always a possibility your trading partner was selling you a broken or busted salvaged ax and you were paying top dollar for mint condition! Well, no more. Now, in the trade window, you should see the condition of the items being traded!

Hunting Food (Modtopia)

Because of the map size increase, animals were a little scarce. I’ve raised boar counts by 15%. This was really a quick fix for the situation, but I’ll put more thought into it down the road. I might consider exchanging boar counts with stags or horses to make it slightly harder for hunters or maybe just lower the boar count a little bit. It’ll depend on how easy hunting becomes.

Stacking (Modtopia)

It appears the Incendiary 12 gauge ammunition was only stacking to 64. Now it’s up to 256 as the others are.

Thanks for the feedback CannonFodder.

Jason Vorhees (Modtopia)

I have to be honest. I love that Jason terrorizes you all. You can see a tiny smile on my face when I see players saying things like “Jason Bumfuzzler sucks” or “Bumfuzzler you Jason!” When I see “[Death Notes] Jason Vorhees experimented with <InsertPlayerNameHere>.” in the server console, it’s clear Jason has done his job. The problem is, he has gotten a little predictable and we can’t have that!

I’ve changed Jason in the following ways:

  • Roam range changed from 2000 to 2500
  • Radius changed from 250 to 500

This should ensure Jason is less likely to be where he was last time you saw him and will move around the map more often. Watch your back out there 🙂

C4 Availability (Modtopia)

For a while, we’ve had C4 in airdrops and I believe this is where many are getting it at the beginning of a wipe. Thing is, it shouldn’t be so available. Timed Explosives are the most coveted item in Rust! Because of that, I’ve gone ahead and removed C4 from airdrops for now, but will toy with whether or not I can make it less common in the airdrops in a realistic way.

Right now, destroying the Bradley or the SuperHeli gives you the best possibility of finding C4, but it is out there in loot like the other items.

Ladder Availability

At first, I considered lowering the rarity of wooden ladders in the loot to 2 (it was 3 which is rare, 2 is uncommon), but I changed my mind and set them back to rare. I had removed the blueprint from the store the last wipe so it wasn’t as easy to get a hold of them. My intention was to reduce the raiding on the first few days and I think that’s still a noble goal so I’ll leave it as is for now.

Keep in mind you can recycle a Ladder Hatch to get one.

Thanks, Slim Jim for your feedback.

Store Changes (Modtopia)

I made some immediate changes, but other changes won’t come until the wipe at the beginning of February. My goal is to make it take just a little bit longer to get blueprints, especially for guns and ammo. Again, I’d like to hold back the raiding for a day or two.

As of now, I’m planning to make the following changes:

Doubling the cost of items in the following sections (taking effect on February 7th wipe):

  • Tool blueprints
  • Construction blueprints
  • Attire blueprints
  • Traps blueprints

Tripling the cost of items in the following sections (taking effect on February 7th wipe):

  • Ammo blueprints
  • Weapon blueprints

Added the following items (taking effect on February 7th wipe):

  • Jackhammer blueprint

Removed the following blueprints (changes already made):

  • Code Lock blueprints
  • Sheet metal door blueprints
  • Sheet metal double door blueprints
  • Wood double door blueprints

Removed the following items (changes already made):

  • Christmas door wreath
  • Christmas lights
  • Festive doorway garland
  • Festive window garland
  • Jack o lantern angry
  • Jack o lantern happy
  • Scarecrow
  • Skull fire pit
  • Snowman
  • Binoculars
  • Chainsaw
  • Flare
  • Flashlight
  • Torch
  • Water jug
  • Large banner hanging
  • Large banner on a pole
  • Frog Boots

I’m still trying to find time to expand the store’s ability to allow the selling of special skin items. I’m hoping to get to it soon.

Kit Delays

In an effort to regulate loot at the start of a wipe, the server will have delayed usage on a couple of kits.

The following kits will be unavailable for the first 2 days of wipes:

  • Subscriber: gives you 3 supply signals for subscribing to www.bumfuzzler.net
  • Signal: gives you 1 supply signal
  • M249: VIPs (Level 25, 10,000 loyalty points /loyalty) get an M249 kit

You can still vote once per day to get a supply signal and you can earn the player challenges (/pc) to earn kits in those first two days.

Hopefully, this creates a gathering & building phase without the ability to get crazy loot too soon.

Special Skins (Modtopia)

Now that I removed the special Skin Perk items from the store, it’s essential you’re able to find them out in the world. Unfortunately, you could find the 1.25x items out there quite often, but the 1.5x and 2.x were really rare.

It used to be that your odds for finding special items were as follows:

  • 1x = 41% chance
  • 1.25x = 33% chance
  • 1.5x = 26% chance
  • 2x = 6% chance

Now, the odds are much more even, but still following the rarity model:

  • 1x = 40% chance
  • 1.25x = 30% chance
  • 1.5x = 20% chance
  • 2x = 10% chance

So, the odds of getting a normal item is still around 40%, but the chances that you’ll get a 1.5x or 2x item is much higher now while still being rare.

Thanks, bogarum for the feedback

Server Restarts

I noticed a few performance issues here and there so decided to add back the second restart we used to have, but I’m trying to figure out the best time for it. The early morning restart at 4 AM seems ok as this is a low traffic time, but I want to have one near 180 degrees from that time that won’t interrupt people’s gaming. I set it to 12 noon, but I’m not sure how it’s working for you all. Let me know if it’s interrupting or if you think the old setting of 4pm and 4am EST is easier.

Thanks for the feedback CannonFodder.

Smelting

After the last patch, an issue with the Smelting plugin arose, it was updated, but it wasn’t fixed. So I switched plugins to one that should have been more advanced functionality, except that has some issues too. I’ve ironed most of the issues out such as food burning and extreme slowness on smelting, but now the settings seem to use far more wood and produce more slowly. I’ve heard feedback from many of you that you like it the way it is so I may leave it for now and see how it goes.

Let me know how you all feel about it.

Thanks, CannonFodder for noticing the original issue.

Bumfuzzler Art

To finish up the post, I thought it’d be fun to include a little Bumfuzzler art by bogarum. Nice job capturing the spirit of Bumfuzzler! 🙂

Thanks to all you Bumfuzzlers for your feedback as always. I really appreciate it. Keep it coming as we continuously attempt to balance this crazy game of Rust! It’s such an ongoing battle that seems to never end! Keep in mind there’s a wipe coming on Thursday 1/17, but it will just be a map wipe which is typical of middle-of-the-month wipes. Have fun out there!

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!

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