My base is 20 metal stories tall. 3 foundations forming an “L”. You cannot climb up because there is a mix of 10-pillars, 20 stories foundations - wood and metal, in every possible direction, going on a 10~20 meters radius. That said, I put my most valuable loot on the 15 floor where I have a sleeping bag (one I last placed). In EVERY OTHER ROOM I have some sleeping bags or a bed and usually 3 Big Storage Boxes, sometimes only 2 with some normal boxes. I also have a lot of small stashes in every room.
I know some people hack in the server I play and I know they can see my base (it’s well hidden, but, for hackers, there’s no such thing as well hidden). So, funny thing: I was farming and on my way back home I saw 3 or 4 people staring at my tower. I rushed to them just to see their nicknames and, funny thing, it’s the hacker clan which only I believe they are hackers, no one else.
They don’t aimbot or esp during fights, speed hack or fly. However, they have raided EVERY-SINGLE-BIG-HOUSE in the server. And, of course, they are successful in every raid. So, after I got killed, I spawned to a sleeping bag hidden on a rock just to watch them spend about 20 C4, going from the bottom all the way up to the last floor until they quit. Funny thing, they said in chat “this guy is a hacker, how can he have so much wood stuff? so many boxes, crates, barricades, etc etc etc”.
That was a couple of weeks ago. I got banned because I’m a lone wolf and gathered all that wood by myself (I’d say about 20k wood) and admins where SURE I hacked, somehow, to gather so much wood.
Really hope Rust does not turn into a WarZ-Infection-IDK-its-face full of cheaters because it’s going to be a real waste. If the other games out right now I’m playing atm keep hack-free, I don’t even know if I’m gonna come back to Rust… just make sure the experimental branch is very hard to bypass/cheat. I know 100% safe isn’t possible but, please, you guys made a few million bucks with pre-alpha, think of how much more you can make if this game is hack-free or ban every cheater fast enough…