As a past Legacy Rust player (about 900 hours) I’ve seen how this beautiful concept slowly grew into an FPS game full of “assholes”.
I’m not saying these players are born assholes, I’m saying Legacy really gave the opportunity to be an asshole and it gave you the best chance of “beating” the game.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the PVP, loved popping people’s heads and being a dick from time to time screaming “get rekt m8” but things changed.
After getting sick of hackers, bad servers etc. I changed to Legacy, before most people started transitioning.
What I noticed was a kind of “tester” community full of people that were just enjoying a new game being born, helping out fixing bugs and saying hello to a fellow tester and even though it’s cheesy to say; I was quite moved by not having to fight off every player like in Legacy, it surprised me that a naked didn’t try to immediately rock me for my stuff. A bit of warmth and community feeling that was there in the early days of Rust came back to me.
Now that the new Rust is approaching baseline more Legacy Rust players are joining and I see more trolls, griefers and I’ve even encountered some people glitching or people that I suspect might have found a way to cheat.
I feel like these people are bringing the wrong attitude over to a new place that has opportunities for much awesomer communities than there is right now.
Of course, there’s really only one way to fight bandits, griefers, trolls and basically assholes.
We can change it.
I believe Garry wants US to change it, he values complete freedom and I agree with him that the only thing from stopping this game from becoming another PVP fest are the players themselves!
I’m inviting people to start communities that value friendship, a bit of trust maybe and above all will give a newbie a piece of meat rather than a hit with a pickaxe.
Later when the game develops such communities could hop onto servers, start villages, fight bandits, this is something I’ve deeply missed in Legacy Rust that initially was actually there, it’s what I enjoyed most about Rust.
A very awesome example is the faction server that was previously a very active community in Legacy Rust, I really wanna make sure communities like that are started again.
I’m just not sure how to start this, if it’s the right time, etc. etc.
So I invite everyone who reads this to give suggestions, start initiatives and maybe we can make this a thing :)!
Feel free to join this thread, create a community, if you wanna play the role of a troll/bandit fighter!