I have run a rust server for exactly one month now. I have been thinking of changing the dynamics of a server and converting it into something more primal. I’m sure this idea has been thought up and implemented numerous times and I’m not trying to come off like it is some type of massive revelation. With Oxide, Rust++, and other mods currently at my disposal, I feel as if there is new depth to the gameplay and that there are different “game modes” that could evolve from this.
This is my idea for a Primal Server. If you like my idea and would like to take part in this, Please add me on steam at: http://steamcommunity.com/id/schmitty
Modifications: White-Listing, Door Sharing, Oxmin, Loot Spawn List, Kits, Crafting Controller
Restrictions: Metal Pillar, Metal Foundation, Metal Wall, Metal Doorway, Metal Window, Metal Window Bars, Metal Stairs, Metal Door, Metal Ramp, Metal Ceiling, Explosives, Explosive Charge, F1 Grenade, Supply Signal, 9mm Pistol, M4, Bolt Action Rifle, P250, Shotgun, MP5A4, Revolver.
Allowable Weapons: Hunting Bow, Pipe Shotgun (Higher Crafting Cost), Handcannon (Higher Crafting Cost). All ammunition aside from arrows would be at a much higher cost.
Housing: Wooden buildings would be at a higher crafting cost, so that people could not abuse the advantage of there being no explosives on the server.
White-listing: I realize this could be completely detrimental to popularity, but having a white-listed server would be one more step in preventing hackers, griefers, and other individuals who are detrimental to the server.
Starting Kit: Metal Hatchet, 2xBandage, 4xFood
The Reasoning: The game feels way too much like an FPS and less of a survival game. By reducing firepower and means to survive, it essentially will force players to band together. The server would be white-listed in an attempt to turn away hackers, as their presence could completely destroy that ideal. If doors are expensive and can be shared, it will entice people to work together in their ventures to survive. Raiding will be limited to groups of larger people (Or one diligent soul) to take down bases with hatchets. It will still provide a challenge to more veteran players and I believe would be more friendly towards new players starting out. With the pipe shotgun and handcannon as your premier weapons, there is less of a gap between those who have been on the server awhile and those starting out.
I appreciate any feedback you have, and I would like for you to add me on steam if you think it is a good idea and would like to talk further to make it happen.
If there is anything completely moronic that you’d like to point out, please do.
If there is anything you could think of to further enhance the experience, please do.