Let me preface this post with a little background info.
Myself and about 15 other friends have been playing Rust since day 1. We LOVED it and stayed on playing entirely too long, eventually to get our own server. This was right about the time Garry decided to pull out zombies and replace them with red animals. This really seemed to tank the game,and after that update, it seemed lots of servers were abandoned. Just about all of us seemed to lose interest in the game and worked hard to get the server population back up. We tried every mod there was, every configuration from wild west to arena PVP. Eventually we decided just to not renew the server.
Its been a few months, and what time I play, I spend playing BF4 with a handful of the old crew. As we all know, games get old; some faster than others. We all seemed to be immersed in Rust until the lack of updates/support started. It just seemed the devs quit caring (After all, they made 20 mil the first quarter on this game).
I digress. Today, while we were teamed up on BF4, the topic of Rust came up. We had thrown around the idea of playing again, and decided to go ahead and give it a shot. We picked a server at random, and fought and died, and fought some more, in order to team up and begin building again. Eventually we all made it to a location that had some promise. We began farming, hunting, and resourcing in order to build up a small community. We were making progress, although slow, mainly hampered to a few on the server that just killed everyone on site.
What kicked this whole thing off (In my opinion), is one player on the server. Im not sure if he was the Admins friend, or just a long time player, but, this one person ended up in our camp trying to kill us all. He was outnumbered 7-1, yet came in guns blazing and killed 2 of us before I could take him down. After that it seemed he was on the hunt for us. He blindsided me while I was chopping rocks, and killed me. I didnt think much of it until he started his taunting in chat, stating “This is my valley, get out”. Well, I needed to resource, and there was 7 of us, and its just a game, right. So I went back out resourcing, and guess who came out shooting. Well, I killed him, and he respawned and I killed him again. Then I went back to the house to drop off resources, and one of my guys killed him again.
Here is where things just go wrong. Eventually, he ended up killing one of my guys. When my guy re-spawned back at the house, he says to me in teamspeak, “Who is 21Gusthebus”? I told him I hadnt a clue, and he told me that someone was invisible in our house and that name popped up. I asked who 21Gusthebus was in chat, and he replied “Admin”. I asked him why he was in our house invisible, which he ignored. 3 more times I called him out in chat, and he finally replied “I can do what I want, im an admin”. I asked him if we gave him a reason, and he said he can do whatever he wants because hes an admin, and if I dont like it I can STFU and GTFO if I dont like it. I advised him that was admin abuse and he told me that he has to in order to “see who is in his server.” I told him that if he was admin he should be able to see a real time list of who is in his server. Then he asked who I was, and I advised that I was an admin of a server and I know how it works. I again asked him what reason he had, and he said again, “because I can”.
This banter went back and forth, eventually a few of his cronies chimed in saying “if you dont like it, leave, etc” The individual earlier, that made the statement “this is my valley” chimed in, pretty much making it clear that he was a friend of admin and attempting to instigate things further. At this point I advised 21Gusthebus that I would go ahead and post a video of the ordeal to youtube. I didnt realize that my game was in windowed mode (shadowplay only works in fullscreen mode), so I exited out and logged back in so I could capture whatever else was said. As you can see from the video, it was all nonsense, and seemed he really didnt care to have any sort of stable server population. Also seen in chat is him calling airdrops for his friends at their request and making childish remarks.
When I told him that I would post this video to facepunch forums, he threatened me with a ban (he assumed I had the entire video), which he did regardless.
Ahh, but life goes on. The only reason I even wasted 15 minutes of my time typing this is because I said I would do it, so I did it. There is no benefit to me at all here.
Server in question is 220.127.116.11:28315 Aka: US Central Battlefield PVP