Tag: Player Challenges

Garbage, Deathmark, Challenge

Garbage, Deathmark, Challenge

For both Modtopia and Vanillatopia we had wipes last week! Along with that I have some updates and additions for you Bumfuzzlers to nibble on! Here’s a run down of what’s going on with the servers.

Raid Sympathy (Modtopia)

For those who don’t know, Raid Sympathy, is a custom plugin for Modtopia that gives people who were raidedd back a portion of the resources for destroyed items!

An issue was found where incorrect messages were being sent to players acting as if they were raided and had items to claim, but there were no items. That…was…a…bug! lol Now it’s fixed! Now you’ll only get messages if you were actually raided because we are boohooing with you and want to make you feel better 🙂

For some reason I don’t have notes on who reported that to me, but thank you!!

In-Game Store (Modtopia)

There were so many store icons that were missing. Most of them were related to the Skin Perks for some reason. I think originally the plugin would go out to the Steam workshop and get them, but then stopped? I dunno. Either way, I painfully made the images and uploaded them to my host, linked them and vwalaha! You have nice images to gander at!

Pickaxe Axe? (Modtopia)

For some reason (probably my mistake) there was a Stone Pickaxe that would spawn out in the world from time to time, with the skin of an axe! But it wasn’t an axe! It was a Stone Pickaxe! This caused some confusion since hitting a tree would cause the supposed axe to be destroyed in a matter of minutes.

I’ve since fixed this and now the Stone PickAxe will look and act like a Stone Pickaxe! Thanks soundklown for catching this!

NPC Challenge (Modtopia)

We’ve had a kit for the NPC Kill challenge (/pc) for some time, but unfortunately, there was no way to get it because it wasn’t working. Now when you type /pc, you’ll see it there and whoever kills the most zambies, gets the kit!

Thanks to soundklown for reminding me about it!

DeathMarker (Modtopia)

I’ve added a new plugin to the mix that will hopefully be easier to use than the /where command when you need to find your Bumfuzzlered corpse. Now all you have to do is launch your map using G and look for the yellow dot. There lies your mutilated body!

For some reason it doesn’t say ‘You died here’ like the picture above. I’ll try to figure out why at some point. For now just look for the yellow dot. It should stand out.

Rust Performance

A few of you have been having issues with Rust and it appears everyone is, but people with more monstrous computers are typically immune to them since their hardware can absorb it a bit better. It appears the issue has to do with GC or Garbage Collection.

Rust loads items into memory and really should release those items from memory at some point when they’re unneeded. Unfortunately Rust is like a clingy x-girlfriend who never lets go. This causes your computer to be overloaded with ‘Garbage’ until it chokes because it has no more memory available. Chances are at that point you’ll be kicked.

Fear not! There are a few things you can do to help the issue.

  • Press F8 to monitor your memory usage
    • Take note what the memory is at when you crash or get kicked

Go into the console (F1) and do the following:

  • Bind the global.free console command to a key by simply typing bind ‘key’ global.free
    • Just replace ‘key’ with the key of your choice like k or j or l
    • Use this new key to free up garbage before the memory gets to the level where you get kicked
    • Note that when you using global.free stuttering will occur so don’t do it during a squabble with a chicken.

I hope that helps! Thanks to soundklown for the testing on this. I’m hoping this will help those of you with challenged computers!

Zambie Increase (Modtopia)

A little birdy told me they couldn’t find zambies so I increased them ever so slightly. Now they will spawn in groups of 4 instead of 3, but the groups won’t grow every 30 seconds. Instead they’ll grow every 60. I’m thinking this might cut down any performance issues they could cause.

As always, thanks for playing on the servers and giving me feedback. I always appreciate it! Have fun out there Bumfuzzlers!

 

Clips, Kits, Fish Guts

Clips, Kits, Fish Guts

Heya Bumfuzzlers! I’ve got a bunch of balancing going on this week so bare with me while I try my best to get it right 🙂 We’ve got kit changes, zambie curbing, metabolism, magazine boosting and some awesome buys added to the in-game store! Let’s get cracking 🙂

Zambie Hordes (Modtopia)

There were zambies everywhere! I love em, but unfortunately I think it was lagging the server a little. Because of that, I’ve reduced the zambies to 40 hordes which start of in groups of 3 and grow to 10. Again, you will see zambie hordes join forces when they come in contact with each other so beware! You never know when a giant group will hit!

Thanks MrNiceGuy for the feedback!

Metabolism (Modtopia)

For a while I was toying with metabolism, but as of the last patch it seems people were starving way too quickly. I was using it to try and mimic what real thirst and hunger would be like and it worked, but as with many things in Rust, and certainly in modded Rust, things don’t necessarily keep working 🙁

I’ve disabled it for the time being. I’m not sure it’ll make a comeback 🙁

Thanks MrNiceGuy for the heads up!

Base Recycler

I’ve lowered the crafting requirements for the recycler (/rec) a bit to make it easier to craft.

  • Scrap 250 > 225
  • Gears 15 > 10
  • Metal Springs 15 > 10

Just type /rec after reaching level 18 (/loyalty) or find one out there in a box. There’s a 14% chance you’ll find one!

Subscriber Kit (Modtopia)

For a while now, I’ve been dissatisfied with the subscriber kit contents. I love that Bumfuzzlers subscribe to the site and our Steam group to get it, but it’s simply over-powered with players getting C4 and rockets immediately at a wipe start.

Now the subscriber kit gives players 5 supply signals and it can be used 1 time per wipe. It’s not C4, but it will still give you a leg up at the start of a wipe and it’s somewhat random.

For now I’ve left the standard supply signal kit intact and you can still /vote to receive more supply signals. However, I may be removing that supply signal kit in the coming weeks. If you haven’t already, subscribe so you can keep up on Bumfuzzler happenings!

Thanks Joe Perry, Soundklown and Doc for your feedback!

Challenge Kits (Modtopia)

Similar to the subscriber kit, I’ve believed some of the challenge kits (/pc) are a bit over-powered for some time. I’ve tweaked almost every one of them with some getting more items and others getting less. It’ll still pay to be on top of those leader-boards for sure!

Magazine Boosting (Modtopia)

VIPs have had the power of the clip and it’s a great ability, but it’s time to tweak it a little. Having a 3x clip size over the other players on the server is a bit over-powered and I should have changed this earlier. For now, I’ve reduced its power to 2x. It’s still strong, but as you’ll see next, I think this will balance out.

Thanks to Joe Perry and Doc for the feedback!

In-Game Store (Modtopia)

Now any player can purchase the Magazine Boost and the Life Stealer ability from the store (/s). Up until now, VIPs were the only players who have had access to these abilities, but now anyone can have them. Magazine Boost is as I mentioned before. It gives you 2x the normal clip size for all weapons. Life Stealer, gives you the ability to fill your health when damaging other players.

If you think about it, PVP already awards the player with the most hits on the other. Life Stealer just gives players who land hits that much more of an advantage. Seems like the first few shots will make a major difference in the battle.

Given that reaching VIP requires a bit of loyalty (/loyalty), this should be a big seller. Both items will require 15 Reward Points which is not cheap, but you know it’s worth it! Start saving! 🙂

Thanks to Joe Perry and Doc for the feedback!

Fish Galore

Hey fisherman, I just updated the fishing mod which should now be more streamlined with easier commands and such.

To fish, head off and find some water. You need to be within a few meters or even standing in it. Take your Spear and jab the water floor and haul in a fish. You can also use your Bow or Crossbow to get near the water and shoot at it!

You can also use a fishing pole! While holding a spear, type /makepole to make a fishing pole, then when looking at water, type /castpole. A bobber will appear out in water and a countdown bar will appear onscreen. When the bar disappears, you will either catch something or not!

Bonuses are granted depending on time of day, quality of weapon, what you wear and have on you. By default, there is a very small chance to random loot crates as well!

Happy hunting! err fishing! 🙂

Performance (Vanillatopia)

Over the last week or so, I’ve been having issues with performance on Vanillatopia. I’m working with my host to get it squared away. There were a couple of times it restarted without warning and then afterwards, the plugins wouldn’t load. I just reinstalled some things and the host took at a look at it. I’m hoping the issues will subside, but let me know!

As always thanks to you all for the great feedback. Last minute thanks to MrNiceGuy for helping me fix (crossing fingers) a Raid Sympathy situation. Have fun Bumfuzzlers!

Tank Hunter, Challenges, Perks

Tank Hunter, Challenges, Perks

Phew! Got a lot of stuff for you Bumfuzzlers! Bunch of fixes to a few situations on Modtopia thanks to some great feedback and also some changes I think you’ll all like! Especially you big game hunters 🙂 For everyone else, Skin Perks is back to full strength! Read on!

Various Improvements

  • Code lock auto placement to boxes, doors, lockers, cupboards now works. It was a permission issue due to recent loyalty level changes (/code) – thanks CannonFodder!
  • Added ability to keep loot logs, but after a few players got kicked, I suspected it and disabled it!
  • Replaced Tempered Steel hatchet and Muddy Converse boot skins in the Hunter kit and in the Loot. They were removed from the Steam workshop. They should now work as Skin Perks with proper dodge and upgrade bonuses – Thanks ATaXiA!
  • Spaz 12 Shotgun was added to the hunter kit for player challenges (/pc) – Thanks ATaXiA!
  • Christmas items added to Christmas presents and stockings such as trees, garland, etc. – Thanks ATaXiA!
  • Jason Vorhees NPC now gives Halloween related items so he can be more spooky! – Thanks ATaXiA!
  • Skin Perks should now work properly. For some reason only a few were, but now all 100+ of them should – Thanks ATaXiA!
  • Handyman was thought to repair without resources. I verified it does in fact use resources and enabled it again (/handyman) – Thanks MrNiceGuy!
  • Explosive distance kills will no longer be recorded in Player Challenges (/pc) – Thanks ATaXiA!

Outstanding Issues

  • Walking on a moving drawbridge will result in getting kicked due to a fly hack violation. The plugin author is aware and says he’ll look into it (/bridge.help) This also effects Vanillatopia – Thanks jarbar113 & ATaXia!
  • You can accidentally remove tuna can lamp from elevator and break it. Plugin author believes it’s due to a plugin conflict so I’m trying to track it down. Best advise, don’t use the elevator with your hammer out. If it’s not out, you won’t get the open to remove the tuna lamp (/newlift /liftaid) – Thanks CannonFodder!
  • The SuperHeli sometimes comes out at the same time as Chinooks. It’s believed the issue may be related to skipping night – Thanks ATaXia!

New Player Challenges

Along with the fixes to explosive distance kills, we now have 3 more titles – Tank Killer, Heli Hunter and Bot Hunter.

  • APC Kills [TankHunter] – most Bradley kills
  • Helicopter Kills [HeliHunter] – most SuperHeli kills
  • NPC Kills [BotHunter] – Most Bot/NPC kills

Check Player Challenges (/pc) to see who the leaders are! Each title will get you a kit (/kit) that will give you some goodies! I expect I’ll be updating the kits for challenges over the next couple weeks. I think they can be better, but we’ll see.

Awesome feedback and suggestions everyone! I truly appreciate all the Bumfuzzling going on. It really helps ensure the server runs well and everyone has fun!

Lock Car, Trigger C4, Wipe

Lock Car, Trigger C4, Wipe

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

Lock your Car

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

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

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

Triggered C4

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

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

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

Map Issues

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

Player Challenge Rewards

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

This Thursday Wipe

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

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

Elves, North Pole, Raiding

Elves, North Pole, Raiding

I’ve made some adjustments to the server that I thought you’d like to know about. We have a new quest, a redesign of The North Pole, some adjustments to car handling, fuel and raiding players who are new to the server.

Elf Run

Santa’s Helpers are running around with the batteries that weren’t included in Christmas presents (batteries not included lol) trying to help Santa get them to the right houses for all the young girls and boys out there. You’re just the Bumfuzzler to spoil Christmas for them by killing the elves and taking their batteries to complete a new quest called Elf Run. In exchange you’ll get the following 3 Skin Perks:

Type /q to choose the quest. You’ll find it under Loot. Enjoy!

The North Pole

The North Pole has been redesigned, but the same premise.

At night, the doors open automatically, and there by the fireplace, the Christmas tree glimmers with the possibility of loot. Nearly every box has a Skin Perk, but the boxes won’t be full each time. Each box refreshes its loot every hour or 6. Which box has goodies will greatly depend on the individual box timers and when someone was there last. Good luck!

I hope you show up at the right time. Either way, the elves are waiting for you to have Christmas dinner 🙂

New Player Raiding

I’ve noticed new players joining the server and getting raided immediately. Most of them leave shortly after. They don’t even have time to get a feel for the server and make it their new home and that stifles server growth. I’ve put in place a plugin that will prevent new players from being raided for their first 24 hours of game play on the server. However, if they raid someone all bets are off and their protection will end abruptly!

If you raid someone who is protected, it should give you a message and refund whatever you used – C4, Rockets, etc. If you want to check if an item of building is protected, look at the item or building and type /checknew

Thanks to Kamaka for the feedback to make me move on this topic.

Player Challenges

The player challenge leaderboards should now be fixed so when you achieve greatness, you’ll get the designated kit associated with it. Type /pc to see the leaderboards and /kit to see the kits you could receive for each challenge. I’m in the process of revamping these kits to make them even more lucrative!

Furnaces & Fuel

It appears due to an update to No Fuel Requirements, a plugin that VIPs have access to which allows them to do without the requirement of fuel, was going beyond lights and working for furnaces and other fuel burning items. This was not the original intention. I’ve fixed this thanks to a heads up by DHJ Doge [GW]. Turns out a recent update to the plugin changed the configuration.

I hope you enjoy these latest changes! Please keep Bumfuzzlering away and please provide feedback!

Sort, Skin Perks, Research

Sort, Skin Perks, Research

As always Bumfuzzlers, we have lots of goodies for you!

Absolute Sorter

If you’ve got OCD or just like to have your loot in order, you’re going to love this plugin. You can specify what a box is for and then easily, with the click of a button, dump only those items in that box! You can also have drop boxes so when you come in from gathering, simply accessing a box will dump all your content! Tremendous time saver for the truly organized! I would advise you take a look at the video below. It’s somewhat long-winded, but it’ll help you get the full potential out of this great addition!

Skin Perks

I’ve added 100 new Skin Perks for a total of 180 different Skin Perks! You should start finding them out there as you play. This batch are all clothing as we’ve already covered the weapons and tools. These items, for now until I balance them, will give you anywhere from 3% to 7% dodging damage ability. I personally like the potato head ski mask 🙂  One player found a sweet looking LR Skin Perk today! It was  a beauty! 🙂 Here are just a few of the many!

Instant Research

I’ve changed the research times back a little towards defaults to give the players with higher loyalty more benefits. For players just joining, it’ll take 10 seconds to research, for Legitimate and Veteran loyalty groups, it’ll drop down to 5 and then Allegiance and VIP loyalty groups instantly research!

Duelist

I’ve enabled Duels again for those of you who’d like to challenge a fellow Bumfuzzler to a beat down! Type /duel for more information and be ready to fight! If you see a giant round high wall stacked arena, that is in fact the very same place you’ll rumble!

Cupboard Messages

I’ve added a simple alert you’ll see when placing Tool Cupboards down. It’s mean to remind you that you need to put resources into the cabinet to prevent the decaying of your buildings. If you’re unsure of how to decay works, check out my post from the other day.

The North Pole

Santa is back with his little helpers up in the snow biome! There’s presents and boxes and wonderful things, but fear the elves! They aren’t too happy about you trying to take the toys they built from young children from across the world! You monster 🙂 I haven’t tested it thoroughly so let me know if you have issues.

Loot Adjustments

I’m still adjusting loot. Tonight I was working on the Bradley and Airdrops. It’s gotten better, but may still need some tweaking. I’ll await your feedback and go from there.

Enjoy Bumfuzzlers! 🙂 More updates to come, but please provide feedback!

 

Trump, Wipe, Item Limits

Trump, Wipe, Item Limits

As always, it’s all about Rust and you Bumfuzzlers! 🙂 We have some new changes to the server that I wanted to make you aware of them! So here we go!

 

Trump Tower Tickets

Now when you find Trump Tower or Hillary House, it will automatically give you access to kits! All you have to do is make sure to enter the zone enough to see the alert that you’ve officially found it and boom! You’ll have access to kits. This should be a much needed improvement that saves me administration and gets you Bumfuzzlers the kits right away without delay!

The message you get when being added to the permission group needs some work. I’m working on that.

Item Limits

Thanks to some salty individuals wasting my morning, I’ve limited certain items on the server to avoid the possibility of lag to the server and to players alike. The following items are now limited per player with the following counts.

  • Camp Fire: 25
  • Skull Fire Pit: 25
  • Ceiling Light: 25
  • Search Light: 25
  • Tuna Light: 25
  • Furnace: 25
  • Large Furnace: 25

Player Challenges

Due to popular demand, recently by DHJ Doge [GW] specifically, I’ve changed tag limit from 3 to 6. This doesn’t control how many categories you can lead in. It changes only how many titles show next to your name. If it becomes a mess I’ll change it back, but let’s see.

Don’t forget! Leading in various categories will earn you valuable kits! See /pc and /kit for more information.

No Server Wipe

ATTENTION: There is no wipe tomorrow! This month just so happened to have 5 Thursdays so if we’re wiping on 1st and 3rd Thursdays, there’s no wipe today. The next wipe will be on December 7th and we will be wiping blueprints as it’s the 1st Thursday of the month.

As always Bumfuzzlers, please have fun and enjoy the server, keep giving me feedback! It helps me improve the server.

Player Challenges Kits!

Player Challenges Kits!

If you’ve been a Bumfuzzler for long enough, you’ll have noticed people sometimes have tags next to their names like [Archer] or [Assassin] or [Lumberjack]. These titles mean that those people have topped the leader boards (access the leader boards using /pc) in some area of game play. Well up until now, being on top didn’t get you anything. Now it does!

I’ve added a kit for each of the following leader board categories to reward those who excel at being a Bumfuzzlering Bumfuzzler! Simply type /kit and choose the associated kit from the list!

Here are the categories.

  • Players killed [Murderer]
  • PVP Kill distance [Sniper]
  • Blade kills [Swordsman]
  • Melee kills [Fighter]
  • Revolver kills [Gunslinger]
  • PVE Kill distance [Deadshot]
  • Bow kills [Archer]
  • Headshots [Assassin]
  • Rockets fired [Rocketeer]
  • Structures repaired [Handyman]
  • Structures built [Architect]
  • Wood gathered [Lumberjack]
  • Plants Gathered [Farmer]
  • Ore gathered [Miner]
  • Weapons crafted [Gunsmith]
  • Animal kills [Hunter]
  • Clothes crafted [Tailor]
  • Explosives thrown [Bomb-tech]
  • Players healed [Medic]

If you’re leading in any of those categories, type /kit and collect your reward! Enjoy the goodies! 🙂

Keep in mind, the player challenges reset each wipe!