Tag: Skin Perk

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!

Year, Flare Gun, Quest

Year, Flare Gun, Quest

Happy New Year Bumfuzzlers! I wish you, your friends and family the best possible 2018! To ring in the new year I have a bunch of server updates for you! Please enjoy!

Flare Gun

Now you can type /flare to spawn yourself a new gun that shoots flares! It’s pretty sweet! Woohoo! Ranged illumination!

Proximity Scanner

Based on feedback by DHJ Doge [GW], I decided to adjust the required items for proximity scanners. The default used CCTV Cameras and Targeting Computers. Most people will want to use those items for Auto Turrets. Here’s what the scanners require now:

  • 5 metal springs
  • 2,500 metal fragments
  • 5 sewing kits
  • 1 lock code
  • 5 sheet metal
  • 2,500 wood

Type /scan for more info and know who comes and goes in any area.

Vote Hero Kit

Voting is easy and it gives you some great benefits like a guaranteed daily supply signal. Over time, as you gain more and more votes, that number grows. On top of that, you have even more incentive to vote. If you are the player with the highest votes during the wipe cycle, you’ll get access to the new Vote Hero kit which includes 4 supply signals! The sky will be full of airdrops!

Plane Crash

It turns out there was a possibility the plane was crashing into the mountains as per feedback from Monkles. I set it to fly 5 meters higher than usual to hopefully avoid that. Here’s a video of the Plane Crash event if you haven’t seen it!

Server Rules

It’s been about time I set some rules because sometimes things get out of hand. If you type /rules you’ll now get a working list of rules that we’ll be using to govern the server. Here’s what you’ll see:

  • Breaking rules results in immediate ban. No exceptions.
  • Don’t do obvious wrong – hacking, exploiting, etc.
  • Don’t be jerkish – harassing, bullying, griefing, etc.
  • Don’t be abusive – cursing, racist, sexual, etc.
  • Don’t advertise – your server, other servers, sites, etc.
  • Don’t trash this server or admins for any reason.
  • Don’t assist others in breaking these rules.
  • Not reporting others for breaking rules may result in your ban.

Remover Adjustments

Unfortunately a few of you lost items due to remover tool mishaps. Due to that, I’ve made a change. Now when you try to remove a storage box that contains items, it refuses to remove the storage box, This way it protects you from making a mistake and losing all your items with an accidental remove. If you want to remove a full box, empty it first and then remove it.

New Quests

I’ve created 5 new quests, 4 of which will provide you with 4-5 Skin Perks – ya know those fancy items with special powers? Type /q to launch the quest interface and then choose the quest you’d like to fulfill. Once you accept the quest, simply fulfill it and claim your reward!

Here’s a list of the quests I’ve added.

  • Hemp Humper – Gather 5,000 Cloth
  • Stuck on you – Gather 50 Bottles of Glue
  • Fix Anything – Gather 50 Rolls of Duct Tape
  • Blood Transfusion – Gather 50 Bags of Blood
  • Spring Cleaning – Gather 50 Bottles of Bleach

Please be safe this New Year’s Eve and may the 2018 year be amazingly special and prosperous for Bumfuzzlers everywhere!  Enjoy the great food!

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!

Flares, Lights, Action

Flares, Lights, Action

Woo! It must be Christmas cause there’s lots of goodies! Flares, Flashlights, Garland and now you can admire your new Skin Perk Weapons!

As always see my favorite changes highlighted below.

Devblog 191 December 21 2017

  • NEW Added Throwable Flares
  • NEW Added handheld flashlight
  • NEW Added a bunch more deployable interaction sounds
  • NEW Added Upkeep notifications and gametips
  • NEW Door Garland is available to craft w/ Window garland sitem
  • NEW Can Admire/Examine skins with N key
  • NEW Added fog start distance in dark environments (gamma / navigation exploit)
  • FIXED Fixed spinner wheel sound playback bug
  • FIXED Fixed beams being invisible
  • FIXED Fixed various errors on client and server
  • FIXED Fixed fog not always being disabled in caves (gamma / navigation exploit)
  • FIXED Fixed high external stone gate only decaying very slowly
  • FIXED Fixed roof conditional models in various scenarios
  • UPDATED Wounded players no longer block player movement
  • UPDATED Upkeep payment intervals are now saved and restored on server restart
  • UPDATED Crossbow can take underbarrel modifications
  • UPDATED Lowered some upkeep costs
Refuel, Perk Kits, Run

Refuel, Perk Kits, Run

Updates abound my good Bumfuzzlers! There are new skin perk kits, an exciting new SuperHeli event and Running Man changes! Read on!

Skin Perk Kits

A couple of you have been asking me to add more goodies to the shop and now that I’ve finished implementing the Skin Perks version 2.0 (180 in total!) it seems like a good time. You Bumfuzzlers have been scouring the country-side trying to get your hands on special perk goodies and you still can – they’re out there! – however, I’ve added 4 groupings of Skin Perks to the store based on your play style so you can get your hands on some of the rarer perks, but also support the Bumfuzzler Modtopia server at the same time!

Here they are!

Each one is tapered to the role you play. The Raider kit, high in building damage, will give you powerful tools for Raiding, Hunter, high in player/animal damage, will make you formidable on the battlefield, Gatherer, high in gather rates, will ensure you have the best tools in the land and Builder will give you the powerful Cool Swinger, a hammer that reduces required upgrade resources by 10%!

Each kit comes with 11 Skin Perks in all and can be used 2 times per wipe over the course of 2 wipe cycles!

Enjoy! And as always thank you all for all the support you show the server. All money from purchases go directly back into the server! So get over to the shop and choose one!

Heli Refuel

I’ve added a new plugin that I believe is going to be load of fun! After a set time, the SuperHeli will need to refuel and it will make a pit stop at the closest monument where it will land. For instance, it will land on top of the Launch Site’s main building. When it lands, several NPCs will jump out and protect the chopper, but if you are able to defeat those NPCs, the SuperHeli won’t take back off and it’s all yours!

Check out this video for more information!

FYI, this plugin is a great example of how donations and purchases from the Bumfuzzler.net shop are used to improve the server!

Running Man

Recently, it seems people have been ducking out on the Running Man event. Due to this I’ve changed it so that it nominates someone without warning! This should make it more sudden and alarming! Hopefully it’s a positive thing and adds to some surprising situations.

As always keep the Bumfuzzler feedback coming!

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!

 

Decay, Decay, Rarity

Decay, Decay, Rarity

Howdy Bumfuzzlers! I have an update for you sooner than expected, but nonetheless chock-full-of-goodnesses.

Building Decay

I couldn’t put off changing decay until the next wipe as planned due to some extraordinary building patterns I’ve noticed on the server. I have removed the No Decay plugin and have turned on decay using the default settings.

Here’s how it works:

First, the tool cupboard can now store resources, and these resources will be used to keep your base from decaying. You can think of this like a tax system, where the first section of blocks are ‘taxed’ at a certain rate to maintain their health, and the more and more blocks you add to your base the more expensive it gets.

  • 1-15 blocks = 10%
  • 15-40 blocks = 15%
  • 40-75 blocks = 20%
  • 75+ blocks = 33%

This means if you have a two by one you’ll have to pay 10% the cost of the base per 24 hours to maintain upkeep, which is peanuts. However, giant clan bases will need a very significant amount of resources to prevent them from decaying. The idea here is that you’ll need to be smart with your builds, because it’s not free forever.

Secondly, your base will decay from the outside in, so the very center of your base will be safest for longer.

  • Twig = 1hr
  • Wood = 2hr
  • Stone = 3hr
  • Metal = 5hr
  • Armored = 12hr

This means that if you have an entire base of stone and are not maintaining its upkeep, every 3 hours you’ll lose a ‘layer’.

Thirdly, if you are maintaining upkeep, your base will repair itself, very slowly, at the same rate that it would have decayed at. As long as you put the resources back in the TC, the hard to reach walls and sectioned off areas of your base will repair themselves.

Sorry to have to make this change mid-wipe, but circumstances forced my hand.

Skin Perk Rarity

It appeared no one was finding Skin Perks so I raised the percentages a bit. Here are the new settings for the rarity tiers:

  • Super Rare 7% (old 4%)
  • Rare 20% (old 13%)
  • Uncommon 33% (old 21%)
  • Common 40% (old 63%)

Raft Netting

Thanks to Maddawg for pointing out that the netting on rafts were too expensive. It originally required 15 rope, but I’ve changed it to 3 which is the default requirement for building netting.

Enjoy Bumfuzzlers and keep the feedback coming!

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!

Perks, Plane Crash, Trump

Perks, Plane Crash, Trump

We’ve got a couple of awesome updates for you Bumfuzzlers! Let’s get to it!

Plane Crash

From time to time, a low flying cargo plane will spawn. If you can hit it with a rocket launcher, it will crash into the ground and reward you with lots of goodies! If you hit it with 3 rockets it will explode in the air! I warn you though, it’s not as easy as it seems!

Check out this video demonstration on how it looks!

Skin Perks

I’ve greatly expanded the Skin Perks by adding 50+ weapons Perks falling under 3 different tiers!

During the last wipe, I made my first go at Skin Perks and you Bumfuzzlers seem to love it so I’ve expanded it in a big way. For those of you unaware, a Skin Perk is an item with a distinct skin that has special abilities such as:

  • Damage Animal: Increased ability to damage animals
  • Damage Building: Increased ability to damage buildings
  • Damage Entity: Increased ability to damage items such as Bradley and Helicopter
  • Damage Player: Increased ability to damage players
  • Dodge: Chance to avoid damage from players, animals, Bradley and Helicopter
  • Gather: Increased ability to gather more resources with tools
  • Repair: Decreased resources required to repair buildings
  • Upgrade: Decreased resources required to upgrade buildings

There are 3 tiers of Skin Perks:

  • Super Rare items spawn around 4% of the time.
    • Damage Animals, Players, Buildings & Entities: 2x damage
    • Dodge damage 7% of the time
    • Gather increased by 2x with tools
    • Resources required to repair and upgrade decreased by 10%
  • Rare items spawn around 13% of the time.
    • Damage Animals, Players, Buildings & Entities: 1.5x damage
    • Dodge damage 5% of the time
    • Gather increased by 1.5x with tools
    • Resources required to repair and upgrade decreased by 7.5%
  • Uncommon items spawn around 21% of the time.
    • Damage Animals, Players, Buildings & Entities: 1.25x damage
    • Dodge damage 3% of the time
    • Gather increased by 1.25x with tools
    • Resources required to repair and upgrade decreased by 5%
  • Common items spawn around 63% of the time.
    • No special properties or powers

Keep in mind Dodge items stack so having a full wardrobe of 5 Dodge laden items at 5% a piece will give you – you guessed it – a 25% chance of dodging damage!

Here’s just a few of what you should be on the lookout for!

 

Here are a few more of them!

I’ve added weapons so far, but am ready to add tools next!

I hope you enjoy these and keep in mind I’ll be tweaking the settings so please give me feedback!

NOTE: There is a known issue, if you stack two Skin Perks and then unstack them, you’ll look the perk from the one you unstack. I recommend for now, don’t stack Skin Perks! Thanks to DjRYFY for providing me with the exact steps to duplicate this!

Trump & Hillary

As of now, the issue has been fixed with assigning kits automatically when entering the Trump and Hillary zones! Enjoy gaining access immediately to goodies! 🙂

This was a fairly large patch and we have lots of plugins so let me know if something doesn’t work. I fully expect some aftermath, but let’s hope! 🙂 Have fun out there Bumfuzzlers!