Tag: Loyalty

Kits, Nights, Zambies

Kits, Nights, Zambies

Whew! This last week has been rough! The patch and my host have been giving us all agita! Unfortunately, much of the graphical parts of the server have been having issues and in many cases I’m hamstrung by my host who has been dragging their arses on the issue that is clearly theirs. At the same time, hey, it’s Rust. We keep moving Bumfuzzlers! We fight through the stupid issues and keep it going. Aside from the various issues, I did make some changes to the server that should improve gameplay so let’s talk!

AI Changes

I get lots of complaints that NPCs shoot through rocks across 100’s of meters and so on. This isn’t anything I can fix as it’s a Facepunch issue left over from the days where animals ran through rocks. Who knows when they’ll fix it.

  • I’ve disabled the monument NPCs for now.
  • I’ve increased the zambie horde quite a bit. Now, there is a max of 50 zambie hordes, each starting with 3 zambies each. They have the ability to grow up to 10 zambies per horde.
  • I’ve disabled the blue scientists. I personally found them annoying and mostly useless. They don’t offer much challenge, they’re all over the place and they’re predictable. You know they’re at certain monuments and at junk piles, etc. I’d rather have a much more dynamic situation.

There’s one thing I’m concerned about that you’ll have to give me feedback about. The zambies are set to kill animals right now. I have it that way because it seems more realistic, but I fear this will create fisherman out of all of you lol If they kill too many animals, there won’t be much animal meat, fat or leather around. This could cause issues.

Also, in the future, if the zambies work well, I may still enable a few NPCs here and there who don’t ‘belong’ anywhere, but simply wander around. Chances are however, because I’ve configured NPCs to shoot at zambies and vice versa, they’ll be killed by zambies due to sheer numbers, but it may create a more interesting environment.

Recyler

As you know a few weeks back I changed the /rec command to allow you to craft a recycler instead of being able to use a virtual recycler. This is only available for players who have reached level 18 – 3,500 loyalty points – (/loyalty). So that some players, at lower levels might get lucky, I’ve put the recycler into the loot tables so everyone has a 14% chance of finding a recycler in boxes. It’s certainly nice to have!

Loyalty Surprise

By default when you reach a new level, an explosion sound would play. It was a great idea that didn’t turn out the way I planned since it surprises the crap out of players and may alert other players you’re near. It was originally only intended to play for the player themselves, but that seems impossible based on how sound works in Rust.

Anyways, I’ve disabled that sound. Thanks JoeKillera for the heads up!

Plane Crash

I don’t know why, but that dang plane keeps crashing into mountains and I keep raising the height of it! I’ve gone ahead and raised the height again, but it seems to defeat the purpose since the plane is meant to be a low flying plane! Well, I have to ensure it doesn’t crash since MrNiceGuy will be scooping up all the loot like he was doing last night! Thanks MrNiceGuy for the heads up 🙂

Kit Menu

Due to image related issues on the server, the kit menu (/kit) doesn’t work. I have however gotten the command line to work fine. This means you’ll have to go old school in order to get the kits instead by typing /kit <name>. You should also be able to type /kit list to see a list of kits available, but it might be long preventing you from seeing them all.

For your convenience, here’s a list of all the kits.

  • build
  • aid
  • tools
  • weapons
  • signal
  • trumpborderagent
  • trumpbuildwall
  • hillaryjailbreak
  • hillarymailserver
  • subscriber
  • vip_m249
  • pc_murderer
  • pc_sniper
  • pc_swordsman
  • pc_fighter
  • pc_gunslinger
  • pc_deadshot
  • pc_archer
  • pc_assassin
  • pc_rocketeer
  • pc_handyman
  • pc_architect
  • pc_lumberjack
  • pc_farmer
  • pc_miner
  • pc_gunsmith
  • pc_hunter
  • pc_tailor
  • pc_bombtech
  • pc_adventurer
  • pc_medic
  • pc_apckiller
  • pc_npckiller
  • pc_helikiller

The kits starting with pc_ are related to the Player Challenges (/pc) so if you’re not leading you won’t have permissions to them. Hopefully this will hold us over until the issue is resolved.

Skip Night

Sorry guys, but unfortunately for now the Skip Night plugin doesn’t work. I’m not sure if it’s entirely due to the same image related issue as kits (the voting menu has images in it), but I can say during testing it flat out crashed the server so I’m not bothering with it for now.

I’m going to try to create a workaround using the store (/s) where players can buy the option to skip night, but that will take me a few days.

In-Game Store

The In-Game Store does in fact work (/s), but unfortunately there won’t be any images. This is again due to the image related issue. So it should work as you expect. It just won’t look at pretty.

Skin Shop

Unfortunately, the skin store (/skin shop) is also a casualty on both Modtopia and Vanillatopia. Yes, the image related issue. You can expect other items like the startup graphical menu (/ui) also not to work.

Server Issues

Overall, considering the amount of plugins we have on the servers, it could be worse. I was able to get much of the plugins going again including the map. However, the image related issues are out of my control at this point.

The issue was triggered by the patch, but it seems to be some combination with the patch and my host – who says they’re working on it, but I fear they have no clue. I have been shopping around for another host, but that’s not a comfortable process to undertake so I’m trying to be patient.

I’m considering a full wipe tonight (entirely reinstalling everything) to see if that helps, but I’m not very optimistic as I believe it’s a connectivity issue at the server level. Others who are having these same issues say they tried a full wipe so I might not bother.

Wipe

Tonight Modtopia is a wipe so the world starts a new! It might not happen until later in the evening since I have to be somewhere around 9pm EST and I’m not sure how long it’ll take. Regardless, this time around it’ll be interesting how things go with the zambies! Be careful out there Bumfuzzlers!

 

Signals, PTW Gone, Censor

Signals, PTW Gone, Censor

Tweakin’ a few items on the Modtopia server based on some recent Bumfuzzler feedback. I’ve buffed the supply drops and added a few related changes, modified some annoying filters, redesigned items in the website store and more! Read on!

Supply Drops

From some players I’ve heard the supply drops are great and from others I’ve heard they stink. I guess it depends on the situation. It’s important to recognize I designed them to vary greatly, Regardless, I figure I’ll improve them a bit, but also limit them in other ways. In essence, I’d like to make supply drops more special, but obviously not nearly as special as the SuperHeli or Bradley loot. You can expect more adjustments to come over the next couple weeks.

  • Supply drop loot is improved
    • removed several less valuable items from the mix
    • gave ranges to items (ex: When C4 spawns you will get between 1 & 3 of them, rockets between 1 & 10, etc.)
    • drops now include some scrap
  • Supply signals now drop only 1 crate per signal
  • Supply signal drop item count was lowered from 8 items to 6 (max = 6, min = 4)
  • Supply signal drop crates can now be looted by players other than the owner
  • Supply drop announcements are now shown in global announcement (at the top of the screen)
  • Players no longer receive an announcement about others supply signal drop
  • Players no longer receive information about who throws a supply signal
  • Players no longer receive notification when a drop is being looted
  • Players will receive notification if drop is within 1,000 meters of their location
  • Players will receive notification about timed supply drop (vs. supply signal)
  • Timed supply drop time frame changed from 30-50 minutes to 45-120 minutes
  • Rewards for daily voting were lowered a little. Voting each day (/vote) will now give you the following rewards:
    • 25 daily votes required for earning 2 signals daily (increased from 10)
    • 50 daily votes required for earning 3 signals daily (increased from 25)
    • 100 daily votes required for earning 4 signals daily (increased from 50)
    • 250 daily votes required for earning 5 signals daily (increased from 100)
    • 5 signals is now the max

Chat Filter

There were a few default word censors that I’ve removed from the list like LMAO. Not sure why they were on there. The basics are still enforced as would be expected.

It’s unfortunate word replacement broke a few updates back so it no longer replaces censored words with the word Bumfuzzler. Hope to fix that at some point.

Website Store

I’ve removed a bunch of the items from the store as I’ve received a few comments from players who feel the server comes across as pay to win. I can see that, so I decided to can them. I’ll be reviewing things for a little bit to decide what I can sell in the store that will provide players with value and help with the financial side of running the server without jeopardizing the integrity of the game play and unintentionally giving players an unfair advantage via their wallets.

Here’s what what changed:

  • Removed all kit based purchases including skin perk and resource kits
  • Removed all VIP level purchases
  • Removed all individual donation purchases
  • Added Loyalty Point item. Allows purchasing of 500, 1,000, 1,500, 2,500, 5,000 and 10,000 points (/loyalty)
  • Added Donation item. Allows donations of $1, $5, $10, $25 or $50.

 

So for now, purchases will not give players anything that can’t be earned on the server already. Loyalty points simply give people the ability to earn points faster.

Hopefully these tweaks help balance out the server a little and give all of you Bumfuzzlers an even better experience! Please keep the feedback coming!

 

 

Drag Bodies, Trajectory, Wipes

Drag Bodies, Trajectory, Wipes

Hey Bumfuzzlers! I have some interesting changes for you this week! New abilities like @Mentions and Rocket Launcher trajectory, but also some changes to the wipe schedule and raiding! Check it out!

@Mentions

On both Modtopia and Vanillatopia, now you can @mention other players and it will alert them with a sound. Simply type a message in chat and add @playername. It will work with partial matched names too!

Rocket Trajectory

If you’re level 21 and above on Modtopia (/loyalty), you’ll have access to a nifty indicator for Rocket Launchers that shows you where your rocket will land. This is really nice for those tricky situations where it’s somewhat unclear.

Notice the line coming from the sight!

Drag Bodies

Now you can drag player and NPC bodies! Uh, if they’re dead lol This is great for PVP fights where you want to drag friends or clan mates indoors or even if you want to drag an NPC body somewhere away from sight or out of harms way.

To start dragging a body, hold down Left Mouse Button and press the Use Button (e). Then to stop dragging a body, let go of Left Mouse Button. Simple as that. Note that the body will drag somewhat far from you so make sure you move away from the corpse when you drag. Note this is only for Modtopia right now.

Wipe Schedule

On Modtopia we’ve been using a 2 week map wipe with a 1 month blueprint wipe. We’re going to be switching it up with a 1 week map wipe and a 2 week blueprint wipe. On Vanillatopia where we’ve been using a 1 month map and blueprint wipe, we’ll be switching to a 2 week map and blueprint wipe.

The hope is this will make things more fun and vibrant instead of having things turn boring while players wait for the wipe.

Wipe Block

As a result of the change, on Modtopia, I’ll be reinstating Wipe Block, but the items blocked will be few and for less time.

  • Satchel Charge: 4 hours
  • F1 Grenade: 4 hours
  • Beancan Grenade: 4 hours
  • Survey Charge: 4 hours
  • Timed Explosive: 8 hours
  • Rocket Launcher: 8 hours

Hopefully this will allow players to get started after the wipe and we won’t have anyone crushing 2 x 2’s lol

Anti-Offline Raiding

For a while now, Modtopia has had base protection for offline players on a 10 hour cycle. You sign off and you get 10 hours of protection where each hour drops down 10% until you get to zero.

With the shorter wipe schedule on Modtopia, I’m going to cut the protection and see how it goes. Here’s how it’ll work:

  • Protection starts 10 minutes after signing off
  • Each hour you’re offline, protection drops 20%
  • After 5 hours offline, protection reduces to 0%.
  • After 48 hours offline, protection reduces to -25%

Keep in mind I’m in the process of trying to replace this system with another that promotes players actually playing instead of signing on for the protection and then leaving, but I have a ways to go before it’s completed.

So there you have it Bumfuzzlers! Some pretty big changes and some nice new functionality 🙂 Enjoy!

Elevators, Jason, Gifts

Elevators, Jason, Gifts

Hey Bumfuzzlers, some truly awesome updates today! I know you Bumfuzzlers are going to love it! We’ve got a ton of changes and fixes and we’re going to have a wipe tonight, but the star of this update is going to be elevators. Yes, that’s right I said elevators 🙂 Read on!

Various Modtopia Fixes

  • Bunny Ranch now gives access to the Bunny Ranch kit – Thanks CannonFodder!
  • Recycle is now working for levels 22, 23 and 24 – Thanks CannonFodder!
  • Teleport back (/tpb) function (part of Warpmaster package) now works – Thanks CannonFodder!
  • Christmas presents should no longer be empty when spawning – Thanks CannonFodder!
  • Christmas presents message/jingle now appears/plays – Thanks Ataxia!
  • Crosshair images replaced, no more errors – Thanks Ataxia!

Notable Modtopia Changes

  • Several people would like to see more Jason! Jason Vorhees is now 200% less scarce
  • The SuperHeli and CH47 were spawning at the same time.
    • Now only one will spawn at a time
    • CH47 spawns between 2 hours and 2 1/2 hours
    • SuperHeli spawns between 2 1/2 hours and 8 hours – Thanks Ataxia!
  • Lusty Map going black at times
    • After the 4:30am EST restart, LustyMap will be reset twice to make sure it’s not black
    • Process may kick players with Packet Flooding error, just rejoin
  • Plugins aren’t loaded after a restart
    • After the 4:30am EST restart, all plugins will reload to make sure they’re loaded
  • Trade cooldown was lowered from 5 minutes to 1 minute – thanks CannonFodder!

Elevators

Modtopia and Vanillatopia players are going to love this update! The Elevators are truly awesome! I can’t say enough how much fun they are going to be for everyone and how much they will change the way you build bases. Hatches and stairs will now be more preference than requirement as you can build elevators up to 10 stories! (That’s the limit I set which I’m sure is good based on stability) Here’s some information about them:

  • You can build up to 10 stories
  • You can have 1 floor at every level
  • You can create elevators on foundations and floors
  • The elevator runs on fuel
  • You can have up to 2 elevators
  • You can share them with friends, clanmates or the public
  • Individual floors can be accessible by friends, clanmates, public, hidden, etc.

Here’s a video and a quick and dirty explanation of how you’ll create an elevator and generally operate it.

  1. Look at a foundation or floor and type /newlift
  2. You’ll get a menu (explained below)
  3. Put fuel in the tuna lamp to power it

The menu you get when using /newlift is going to present to you the following:

  • How many stories will the elevator be?
  • At which floors should doors be placed?
  • What will it cost you to build it?
    • Stories will require wood and metal fragments
    • Each door will require gears (not shown here)

After the elevator is built, using the Activate Key on the tuna lamp gives you the menu below

This menu allows you to

  • Floor # – Door- : Add/remove doors from your elevator shaft
  • Floor OnHold: Change how long the elevator will hang around
  • Move Speed: Change move speed
  • Lighting: Change lighting (off/always on/dynamic – comes on when you enter)
  • Operating Panel: Access the panel that is inside the elevator
  • Pull down lift: Allows you to destroy the elevator in total
  • Door Skin: Change the skin of the door (seems a little buggy)
  • Floor Sharing Options: Change who can access each floor
  • Share Mode: Change who can access the elevator
  • Power State: Absolutely unsure lol
  • Idle Close: How long does it take the door to close on it’s own

Accessing the Floor Sharing Options within this menu will give you the menu below. This menu gives you the ability to change the access to each of the floors individually.

Lastly, when accessing the panel inside the elevator, you’ll get this menu

  • Numbers when selected go to that floor
  • On the right side:
    • Gives you tuna lamp menu
    • Opens fuel storage
    • Unsure what this does lol
    • Closes door
    • Opens door

This is completely new so I expect some issues to creep up. In fact, I know of some things that could easily be used as exploits that I’m hoping are addressed soon. I didn’t feel like waiting until it got perfected because I saw the massive impact this plugin would make. That means, please as always, report to me the things you find with it.

Thanks for all the Bumfuzzling feedback as always! You guys are awesome! Have fun! 🙂

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! 🙂

Loyalty, Voorhees, BountyNET

Loyalty, Voorhees, BountyNET

Wipe is coming on Thursday with what seems to be some awesome updates for you Bumfuzzlers! In the meantime, I’ve got a bunch of updates ranging in topics from the items blocked after a wipe, to new loyalty levels, bot adjustments and 2 new plugins! Read on!

Wipe Blocking

Originally, after a wipe, I was blocking some of the more advanced guns, but I’ve changed that. No guns are blocked at all now. Then, various explosives were blocked for 36 and 48 hours. I do this only to give a slight delay in raiding. Let’s call it a ‘period of peace’ 🙂

Loyalty Levels

I’m trying to make it so there are loyalty levels within reach for all players and rewards are given out every so often instead of having to wait for 1,000s of loyalty points. Additionally, I think this method will give players an appreciation and an understanding of what they’re getting for their game time.

The second phase of these new loyalty levels are as follows:

  • Level 6 (45 loyalty points) Tame boar, extend your inv, more! (/pet help)
  • Level 7 (60 loyalty points) Codelocks autolock w/your code! (/codelock)
  • Level 8 (100 loyalty points) Place bounty on a players head! (/rustnet)
  • Level 9 (200 loyalty points) Sort items into boxes with click of button!

In addition, the following changes were made:

  • Gaining a loyalty level will play a sound (as soon as I pick one lol)
  • You’ll be advised of your loyalty points and level every 30 minutes

Hopefully this adds a more polished element to the way loyalty points are given!

Jason Voorhees

Our favorite horror movie action here has undergone some changes after some feedback. Here’s what was done:

  • Lowered Jason count from 2 to 1. He’s got a pretty hefty payload.
  • Jason’s spawn range was increased from 50 meters to 200 meters (thanks DylanLAF)
  • His accuracy was lowered from 6 to 5 (thanks soundklown)
  • Roam range, the amount of distance Jason may roam around will be kept at 500 meters for now.

I’m still tinkering with his weapon. The Spas seemed not to work well cause he couldn’t hit anything. The Pistol now is too deadly. It’ll get there.

Monument NPCs

Been toying with the balance of the bots due to some accuracy comments (thanks WRecKLeSS), but it seems the accuracy is low at 4 out of a possible 10 settings so after some testing with DylanLAF, I decided to change the roam range (the range in which NPCs will follow you and/or engage with you) from 40 to 25. Hopefully this will help.

Barrel Points

As is, you’ll automatically get $5 for every 5 minutes you play, but now you’ll get dollars for busting up barrels too. I started out the setting at $10 for every 10 barrels you break. This is just an initial setting as I work out all of this currency setup so I expect it to change.

In the future, I have some interesting plans with currency such as allowing rewards for killing players, animals, etc. I might also give players the ability to rob each other. All of this is in preparation for a store of course that will allow players to purchase various kits, items, commands and so on.

BountyNET

Bounty I fear hasn’t been used much. I have a feeling this is due to it being fully command line with a lack of notifications. Now, we have BountyNET which is part of the same RustNET that works with Remote Turrets, Security Cameras and Search Lights.

Now, if you add a terminal in your base by typing /terminal add when having a laptop, it will give you the ability to access BountyNET where you can put a price on players heads using a very nice graphical user interface. Now people with bounties will be reminded too which is a very nice feature.

Ownership

Last, but certainly not least, players have wanted to identify ownership of bases for a while now. Well, I had a moment to revisit it and it should now work. Simply type /prod while looking at an object someone might have built. It will tell you the name of the player it belongs to and if they’re online or not. I hope to extend this functionality in the future, but for now this will do!

Well, more changes are planned as I have time! In the meantime Bumfuzzlers looking forward to the wipe and the new features it brings! Be good! 🙂

Bunnies, Prestige, Money

Bunnies, Prestige, Money

For those who celebrate it, Happy Easter! With that, I’ve got some Modtopia updates for you Bumfuzzlers in the form of new event monuments for you to earn access to a new kit! Then we have some other updates as well. Check it out!

Bunny Ranch

Where else would the Easter Bunny go? Obviously he’d go to the Bunny Ranch and that’s where you’ll have to go to find him and his Easter Thugs! Find it, conquer it and gain access to a kit! The kit is pink, juicy and boomsy! 🙂

LustyMap

For a while the map was disabled due to some underlying Rust issues. That’s now working again! I hope Facepunch keeps it that way!

Loyalty Updates

There have been a lot of updates to Loyalty as of late and I have a few more coming! Loyalty is a huge part of the server culture, but I’ve always felt it was confusing and not very communicative. Most players had no idea they’d be receiving access to new plugins and kits or what they were.

Here are some of the changes:

  • The loyalty plugin has been renamed to Prestige, but it still uses loyalty points.
  • /loyalty now shows you not only your loyalty points, but your level and the points needed to get to the next level.
  • /loyalty rewards shows a list of all the available levels (might only show 10 now)
  • Reaching a new loyalty level will now tell you the points you reached, the level you reached and exactly what you got access to for reaching it.
  • When a player reaches a new level, it will broadcast it to the server and tell others what they got access to.
  • I’ve added 6 new levels for starters. These levels will give the players access to one plugin each. These plugins were plugins everyone had access to at the start originally.
    • Welcome (1 point) Easily locate your corpse before others do (type /where)
    • Level 1 (5 points) Autodoors allows doors to close on timer (type /ad ‘5’)
    • Level 2 (10 points) Get your very own pet chicken (type /pet help)
    • Level 3 (15 points) Fuel up & drive a car with up to 3 friends
    • Level 4 (20 points) Autogive friends TC & Turret access (/autoauth)
    • Native (30 points) Autosplit items in furnaces for faster burning

I’m hoping this will give people a better awareness of what they are getting as well as a knowledge of what they bet. I’ll be adding the following items:

  • When you hit a level, it will play a sound indicating that something happened
  • A timed message will be shown every ‘x’ minutes advising players of their loyalty points, the next level, the points needed to reach that next level and also what they’ll get.
  • More levels to break down each item players get into a single level
  • Possibly a GUI approach that shows a better indicator when a level is reached.

Economics

Now that some skin issues were resolved by Facepunch, I’ll be enabling economics again soon along with the skin store and possibly a rewards plugin that allows you to buy kits, commands, plugins, etc. I have to balance it all so it might take a little bit of time so I’ll enable some of it right away and the rest over time.

I’ve enable economics again and the skin shop, but when the wipe happens, I may wipe player currency levels and balance them a bit. I want items in the stores to be valuable so I don’t want players to gain too much currency. I have to strongly consider the earnings and costs.

To access the skin shop type /skin shop and afterwards you can reskin an item by holding it in your hand and typing /skin.

Have fun you Bumfuzzlers and drop me some feedback!

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!

VIP Holiday Gift!

VIP Holiday Gift!

I am truly thankful for all of the players who have been loyal members of the Bumfuzzler Modtopia community! In the spirit of the holiday season and my deepest appreciation, I’d like to give all VIPs a gift! That means, if you have 10,000 loyalty points or more, (use /loyalty to check) choose of any single item from our shop!

If there’s nothing you’d like for yourself, choose something for a friend! In the notes, say who it’s for!

Simply follow these steps:

  • Login or register if you haven’t already
  • Go to the Bumfuzzler Modtopia shop
  • Add the product (Kit, Package or Skin Perk) of your choice to your cart
  • During checkout use Coupon Code VIPHOLIDAY
  • Process your order

That’s it! It’s free!

The deadline is Monday January 8th @ 12 midnight so get your order in!

Thanks again to everyone who patronizes the server! I really appreciate all of the support! Happy New Year!

Rafts, Decay, Turret Locks

Rafts, Decay, Turret Locks

Bumfuzzler! Got some really awesome toys for all of you!

Rafts

Yeah you heard me 🙂 Rafts. Ahoy yee Bumfuzzlers! 🙂 Make your own house boat and sail around the world like the Bumfuzzler you are! Type /raft for more information in game and watch this video for more information on the different features!

Here’s some information on what resources are required to build a raft:

  • Campfire – Amount of Wood needed to build : 100
  • Chairs – Amount of Chairs needed to build : 2
  • Net- Amount of Rope needed to build : 15
  • Raft- Amount of Wood needed to build : 50,000
  • Roof – Amount of Wood needed to build : 20,000
  • Sail – Amount of Wood needed to build : 30,000
  • Walls – Amount of Wood needed to build : 20,000

So you can build your house boat, go cruising with friends and even find some loot boxes bobbing in the ocean! Yes they do exist 🙂

Decay

With the new Tool Cupboard functionality and changes to decay, I’ll be turning decay back on next wipe. I wanted to give you all a heads up as it will require you to leave your tool cupboard accessible. I believe this add a new element to the server and because of the abundance of resources on the server, it shouldn’t be too hard to keep up. The new challenge for builders will be that you can’t seal off the cupboard as you’ll have to get to it to stock it up!

Jump to 2:38 in the video below for more information about the new functionality in Tool Cupboards.

Turret Locks

Now you can lock your turrets and prevent others from fiddling with them! This privilege will be available to players at the Allegiance and VIP loyalty levels and can be activated by looking at a turret and typing /lockturret. You will need a code lock in your inventory, but that’s a small price to pay!

Building Restruction

Recently I’ve received a few complains about building spamming. This wouldn’t be as serious if not for the new changes where the tool cupboard emanates from foundations. To prevent this, I’ve added a new plugin that will limit the amount of building blocks (anything you build with the building plan) within a tool cupboard zone.

Right now I’ve limited it to 500 so no one gets screwed, but I will be dropping this down more aggressively to avoid spamming. Not that you will get warnings as you get closer to the limit, how many you have left – 150, 100, 50, 25 and 5. Please let me know if you find you’re getting warned when you shouldn’t.

UPDATE: Thanks for some help from Saintbob, I realized it was too low at 500. I’ve set it to 2,000 for now and will adjust it downwards as needed.

Skin Perk Stacking

For a workaround, to avoid the loss of Skin Perks when stacking, I’ve disabled the ability to stack skinned items. At least now you won’t lose anything, but of course it’ll mean you need slightly more inventory.

Player Challenges

MattieMajestic brought to my attention the fact that Player Challenge kits were no longer being awarded. Seems after a plugin update it stopped working. I reverted back and assigned the kits manually for now. Hopefully when the leaders switch hands it acts accordingly. I also noticed the challenges for Farmer and Swordsman aren’t working. I’ll try to address that soon.

Hope you all enjoy the updates! Thank you all for your playtime and support. Myself and all the Bumfuzzlers appreciate it! Enjoy!