Lets hear everyones first experience in rust
Mine started off with me spawning near a bunch of people and getting killed a lot. I eventually found some supplies and started to build only to be gunned down by a crazed guy with a pistol Of course I couldn’t find that place again so I started again. This happened twice more before I managed to build a house with 4 walls and a door My only problem was I didn’t have a bed and while searching for animals I managed to get killed by a guy with a hatchet on a rampage. So of course once again I couldn’t find my home but I was determined to find it again after about 2 hours of running around searching I finally recognised the area and made it back home. Though I did die many more times and had to try find my house again. For some reason there are no animals that spawn anywhere near that location. I managed to finally make a bed and get set up after 4 hours.
I have also got a copy of the map from the wiki and have marked out where my home is (or what area) and key points of interest to make sure I don’t get lost again. I also marked key landmarks like the hills and what direction the sun rises from. I now have a fairly good idea of where my base is and how to get to it.
To sum it up, basically after 4-5 hours of gameplay I have finally managed to get a complete house (with bed, storage, fire and a workbench so far) It does start off kind of frustrating but after you manage to get a decent set up everything starts becoming a lot easier and it is much easier to enjoy the game.