So I just got rust like 2 - 3 weeks ago. I’ve been playing it and I gotta say for an alpha it’s pretty fantastic.
Playing as a loner was annoying and I got raided a-lot and lost everything. The bases I made though were pretty simple so it’s expected. I went ahead and found myself a group and started to play with them on a daily basis.
One thing I’ve discovered about this game though is that the raiding is flawed and unbalanced. IMPORTANT: Before going any further please note that this is not a complaint thread. I understand the game is still in alpha and flaws like this still need to be worked on. I am simply voicing my opinion on it…
What I’m not here to complain about is C4, some people manage to get a LOT of it, really fast. I don’t really care about that.
What I am here to talk about is the flaw that allows people to raid you with 1 - 6 C4 no matter how complicated your base is.
So if you’re like me you probably make your baxe 3x3. From what I observed most people in rust do. Our group spent a lot of time making a large house in another server and it got raided while we were on.
I have a lot of respect for these raiders because they used C4 to get through our base and beat us naturally. I like to learn from each time I’m raided and improve my base. So that’s what I did. This time I made a huge 3x3 tower with a ton of doors and loads of winding hallways and maze-like stairs. It was a very well-built house and it was one I had built learning from my mistake in the past…
What I have a problem with is that somebody bypassed all of that by placing pillars and stairs outside our house and getting to the top floor only using 3 C4. The fact people can ‘build their way’ to the top of your house regardless of it’s height is a flawed game mechanic. It doesn’t promote making unique bases because the only base protected against that is a square with larger dimensions. It basically puts you down no matter how good of a build you make. It made me decide to stop playing until Rust is out of alpha because people keep abusing this flawed mechanic to get into bases.
I’m really not sure if it’s planned to fix this. I really hope it is though because other than this one aspect of the game that lets you bypass every bit of someone’s defenses I really like the game. I understand this is supposed to be a pvp, survival game about raiding and basing. I really liked DayZ, but DayZ didn’t have the basing mechanic rust does. If it wants to have a basing mechanic and make it work and also sleepers, then it really should fix the flawed aspect to it.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Agree? Disagree? I want to hear what others think about this as well.