First of all, I’m new to the facepunch community and I’m still not sure what to think of you guys.
I heared lots of bad stuff about the mods banning in an uncontrolled manner and people being pretentious, whoring for ratings etc.
My first view shows me mostly otherwise, I just hope this thread doesn’t turn into a shitstorm of people calling me names.
To get this started, I saw the game on the day it was released on steam for the first time. Since I used play DayZ from its early stages on and I’m am a heavy fan of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, this game seemed to be very good to me.
Although it was early access, it had a good working engine unlike some other games in that stage who still struggle with game-wrecking bugs half a year after their early-access release. 20 Euros is also a very reasonable price.
Saw some gameplay video, chuckled about the caveman-themed nudity and was looking forward to play it so I bought it.
From what I know Garry Newman is also not an amateur in things of game-development since Garrysmod was and pretty much still is a success so I know it isn’t just lying around getting one update every 6 months without important content.
It took me some hours to get used to the basics but then I got them, crafted some stuff and tried playing around with the building system.
Now the third day I play this game I wanna give some feedback about it.
Now first for the negative part.
The thing that made me quit DayZ was the playerbase turning into a bunch of whiny kids which have no place in such games, hackers and wannabe-“trolls”.
After I complained that basically no one in the game was able to communicate in proper english language but able to shoot everything that moves they banned me from the forums since it’s racist to demand communication in a multiplayer game.
The same kinda people is what I encountered the last time I played Rust. I heared kids who said they were 6 years old with their mics begging for free stuff and as soon as anyone would find a weapon, which is quite easy right now, shoot anything that moves.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to play on no-PVP-servers, having in mind that you can always have someone trying to come in your base while you don’t calculate with it is adding something good to the game, but finding 3 or 4 players roam the map up and down shooting everything that moves because they have high-tier weapons (and no clothes) is frustrating and annoying.
The problem is, that people have too easy access to weapons like the automatic shotgun, the M4 and pistols. I’m sure this has been brought up often. I personally would delete those completely, or make the possibility of finding them extremely rare and focus more on “makeshift”-weapons like the hand canon. I also like to add that it’s unrealistic as hell that one is able to manufacture pistols who are that effective and looking like the ones ingame. In order to manufacture parts like those ones you find in this weapons you would need tons of high-precision tools that are even nowadays hard to get as a normal craftsman. I guess they’re just placeholders and I personally hope for more makeshift replacements.
The island looks good, I know it’s going to get bigger and better. I just want to mention that resources are always respawning in groups and always just on “hot-spots” in the middle of the island. When it gets bigger it would be great to have them spawn all over the island.
-Too many kids who barely understand anything about the game or english (but weirdly, have mics)
-Too many naked M4/pistol “bandits” who just want to annoy people
-Too easy access to high tier firearms
-Too effective firearms
-Spawn of resources should be changed a bit
I know, this happens alot in other games too and the dev team can’t change anything about the playerbase themselves (or can they? I don’t even know what the game’s age rating is since it contains nudity, but no one ever cares about that anyways ). But if they know what’s in the mind of their customers they probably have an easier time making changes.
Enough of ranting, I’d also like to give some positive feedback.
I really enjoy the current look of the game. The engine was really a good choice. Sun effects are great, the darkness in the night is very good, the textures, trees and buildings look good. All animations and the items you can use are professional work, no blurry texture problems or sluggish animations (of course this is still alpha so some view-errors happen from time to time). The dev team really did a good job, since it’s a trend now to publish open alphas other developers should follow this example. Since the zombies are going to get removed, which I like very much, this is going to get a game with refreshing new mechanics (and approved old ones). The idea of having players sleep on the servers while they’re logged out is something great, I would have never thought of such a mechanism, kudos to whoever’s idea that was. I also saw pictures of possible upcoming new aggressive chicken animals. I’d love to see Rust getting its unique animal- and plant world that might even get popular wider than just in the game.
Some things I am not sure what to think of
I don’t really know what I should think of the base building system. It’s fun to build bases, it’s a good way of storaging your items and manufacturing stuff with a workbench or with your smelting oven is good but the fact that many players just build giant wodden towers and shoot everyone with their M4’s from it removes alot of realism and fun from the game again. Personally I hope players get a heigh and mass limit while building their bases. A big fort with some smaller buildings in it with several people living in it? Why the hell not. One humongous building with a buggy hidden entrance so only the builder can get in, 20 levels high with naked M4-bandits on top shooting at spawning players around it? Hell no, this isn’t Counter Strike: Naked Edition.
The mechanism of finding valuable stuff in radiated zones? Great! The stuff even respawns from time to time? Okay. Players build their giant towers near those zones, shoot everyone that comes close and farm weapons and items from there so they have no need of getting any resources anymore? “Why am I even playing this game anymore” - Is what I think when encountering with one of those guys. An hour ago I got killed by 3 naked men with grenades and M4’s in the darkness. If they attacked me with bows and hatchets, it would be reasonable but like I said before, currently it’s like Counter Strike with naked skins. Except that the party the terrorists are terrorizing are not counter-terorists but naked people who have nothing but rocks to fight back.
That would be all for now, I hope that the devs read this and can make use of it somehow, I am sure most of the stuff is already known anyways.