Hey guys and Garry, As a fairly new server host and also player, it has come to the attention that having such frequent updates is loosing myself quality playing time and also loosing members and players on my server which i pay good money for, i understand this game is an alpha, but could it be prudent to do updates less frequently to make sure you have enough time to test and review them before releasing them to serverhosts and forcing clients to update through steam, at the moment the game is sound for 95% of my players and members and they would like it to be left as is until something decent happens that they will notice, ie updates haven’t been polished well over the last few months, ie the connection issues one was a biggy and essentially cost me 2-3 weeks before my server got it popularity back, which then a new update was released meaning a wipe which then ment players got annoyed and left, I believe even in alpha and update shouldn’t actually make a game run worse for people, so this was really bad for alot of people, updates that dont require a wipe would be ok but its the ones like the last few weeks haven’t shown alot of difference for my players and are now having big breaks on the game due to the frequency and the fact that updates have been causing more issues than what they had to begin with, i hope i haven’t repeated myself or sounded like an ass, but it would be great for myself as a paying host to know that the server wont get wiped every 1-2 weeks. I know other hosts also feel the same, and i think it would mean less rush for your update team being youd now have a month to really knuckle down ,plan and test good quality updates to ultimately not push people away and to also allow servers to keep running well.
Or alternitavely just allow clients to play an updated version\ or non updated version for those hosts who decide they dont wont to update straight away for various reasons,
So youd have an option, ie
-Play rust Update(datestamp)
-Play rust non update(lastupdatestamp)
-Play rust legacy
-The ability to see the favorite servers latest update so they know if they can join or not.
opinions and ideas appreciated and loving the work thats been done, but im just seeing far to many people leaving and not just on my server. think of the quality work that can be achieved if not having to rush each week.
thanks guys oRcim