Not wanting to be a massive pain, but I hate getting frustrated to the point of wanting to throw the objects in my hands across the room while playing Rust. I understand and am completely down with the guiding ideals of the game, and the complete open ended gameplay, as well as the risk/reward system that makes it so rewarding to make a massive trek across a map with an inventory full of loot and make it home alive.
Tonight however the game more or less cheated me out of a fair amount of my time and patience, as well as the loot I was carrying because of somewhat minor issues that seriously need to be looked at. I know the game is still officially in alpha, and is being patched and re-balanced every two weeks, but issues such as these are enough to completely ruin the experience of playing the game.
First is the fact that falling into from a modest height will kill you dead, almost instantly. In a game that is so detail oriented, I cant imagine that no one has looked into water and its properties as far as the player is concerned. A 10 or even 20 foot fall into water should not be enough to kill you unless the water you are hitting is 2 or 3 feet deep. Although it is a minor gripe, its really something that should be looked into.
My main frustration however is with the fact that the pitch black darkness of night and the protection it provides you can so easily be thwarted by simple graphics card settings manipulation, and the fact that messing with gamma settings is so commonplace that people will actually tell you in-game that you should be doing it yourself instead of complaining. The fact that you can so easily lose everything you have worked so hard for because other players are manipulating the game in a way that is unfair but not so blatant as actual cheating, is still unbelievably frustrating. I don’t want to be put in a position where I am helpless to fight an enemy who under normal circumstances shouldn’t be able to see me. Night is implemented in Rust so that it emulates real life, and the simple changes that people can make outside of the game completely ruin that and screw players like myself out of time and loot that they wouldn’t have lost otherwise. I don’t want to have to do the same just so that I can compete with those who won’t legitimately play the game the way it is meant to be played.
Though I doubt that anyone who has the ability to effect change on the game itself will see this, I hope others who have had similar frustrating experiences will see and know they aren’t the only ones.