What is the Raid Shield Plugin?
Raid Shield is a completely custom, one-of-a-kind plugin that can only be found on Bumfuzzler servers and a great addition to Facepunch’s Rust. Raid Shield provides protection to player bases, based on a number of conditions so they are impervious to raids, but only temporarily.
Raid Shield Conditions
You will automatically have a Raid Shield enabled if you meet the following conditions:
- You and everyone else authorized on a Tool Cupboard in your base are:
- Between Loyalty Levels (/loyalty) Level 1 and Level 15
- Free of aggression strikes
Your Raid Shield is provided to you as protection as long as you don’t perform any aggressive acts against other players. If you act aggressively towards them, you will lose your protection and then it’s fair game.
You can get aggression strikes for the following reasons:
- If you damage another player’s base or their items in any way, you will get a strike against you.
- If you damage another player, in any way, you will get a strike against you.
Once you exceed the limit of strikes allowed (5), you will automatically lose your Raid Shield.
Keep in mind, anyone exceeding the aggression strike limit who is authorized on a Tool Cupboard will cause the Raid Shield for that base to be removed. A person exceeding the aggression strike limit will no longer be eligible for Raid Shield.
NOTE: Hurting friends or clanmates may count as strikes as can dueling in the arena (/duel).
Lastly, if you have a Raid Shield, and someone attacks you, you will have a certain amount of time to defend yourself. During this time, if you damage or kill the attacking player, you will retain your shield without penalty.
Identifying Raid Shielded Bases
To understand if your base is protected by Raid Shield, stand within the Tool Cupboard radius. In the interface, you will see an indicator that says either Shield Active or Shield Inactive.
To understand if someone else’s base is protected by Raid Shield, stand within their Tool Cupboard radius. In the interface, you will see the same indicator showing Shield Active or Shield Inactive.
Raid Shield Tips
When you start out on Bumfuzzler servers, it’s wise to hold on to your Raid Shield for some time. Raiding right away will automatically forfeit your Raid Shield leaving you open to raids.
Keep in mind that Raid Shield will protect every single one of your bases as long as everyone authorized is elligible.