Are all similar styled games that all have points that Rust should adopt, in my opinion.
Clearly in a month or two Rust will be a lot different, we will most likely get a real update, or at least an experimental branch so the dedicated players can leave the scum bag hackers behind.
I played on NA4, the Konvicts owned the server with hacks, a group of us stooped to their level, farmed 500 c4 and stole every thing they have.
I love Rust, so much so that me and my friends dedicated 2 months just to send a message to the scum bags that ruined the experience for so many people, we lost a few accounts and had to buy some illicit products, but just to stand up for the noobs and hundreds of people that quit the game due to their hacking, it was worth it. (If you’re going to talk shit because we stooped to their level, go right ahead, I’ve gone professional at 3 video games, I really don’t care)
That being said, H1Z1 isn’t released yet and we’ve already got a look into what they’re doing game mechanic wise. They’ve already managed to add trees that can actually be chopped down and they have a weight, if you are under a tree that falls, you’re going to die. It really adds another layer to the idea of being immersed in the game and the reality of it.
DayZ, the player to player interaction. In DayZ you can handcuff players, put a hood over their head and feed them poison food. I’m not saying Rust should add the same mechanics, but more player to player interaction besides slaughtering each other is a NEEDED element.
Stomping Land is more new than Rust, and isn’t in as good of shape as Rust but they do have a few mechanics that could lend themselves to Rust. The ability to scavenge killed Dinosaurs, get their skulls and decorate your camp with them. I’m not saying Rust needs to add Dinosaurs, BUT adding items like a Bear pelt, use of bones, a dear head to add ways to make the interior of your house different than your neighbours. It would also give another purpose to farming animals if parts of them could be quite rare and have a cool bonus, like being able to carpet your stairs with animal fur.
The forest has a great inventory system, you’re carrying a towel you wrap up, if you need to open your inventory, you have to kneel down and unwrap your pack. Something that really makes you feel like you’re carrying stuff, there would be issues when it comes to carrying ores and stuff but I also don’t believe you should be able to carry thousands of wood at a time. I think some sort of carry device is smart, whether it be a wheelbarrow, a pushed cart or a small caravan.
I’ve played this game for almost 8 months now, I’ve seen good changes and bad. I’ve seen hackers take over servers, get policed by other hackers and hundreds of people quit. I’ve seen the good bad and the ugly in this game and I’m still a big fan, BUT I won’t be spending any more of my time playing it until something is done about the hacks and neither will my group of friends. There is NO point in playing a game that has a hack where people can sleeping bag through your walls and steal everything you have with a few boxes and an hour without using any c4 or investing the time to scouting you.