i think your idea is pretty bad.
i rent a server and i spawn itens constantly like said above. my server is a pvp server, but we have some rules for raiding. when someone breakes it, i spawn itens to make things right like breaking stairs/doors built by the raider. before rust++ instako to destroy things, if a player asks me to destroy one wall misplaced, or i’d to destroy something built for a raider i would spawn c4 to do it and then secure at my base i throw that stuff away.
also sometimes i give some junk to all players connected like chocolate bars, a can of beans just to be friendly. also this might be fun, everytime you get one player asking for stuff, so you can troll him and give just one… like the guy is asking for cloth, i’ve pleasure to spawn 1 cloth for him lol. in brazil we say something like ‘i’ll give you a hand’ as like ‘i’ll help you out’, if there is someone that keep asking stuff it’s funny say i’ll give you a hand, and give a rock for him lol. no i don’t give stuff back to ppl if they die or get raided, i don’t give ammo, weapons or anything like that.
besides that if you have a pve server you can build stuff for all players, like a community center or an arena and would be stupid if you have to use your own resources to build that kind of stuff.
edit: but i do have ppl complaining sometimes. ppl get pissed when their base is raided, so some ppl say: admin spawned c4 to raid my base, but they miss the point that i’m admin, i’m online most of the time and when i’m not destroying things for ppl, i’m gathering resources or crafting stuff. so if you put like 40 hours/week on your server after +250 hours it’s not hard to have a metal house and loads of c4. another critical point is that some ppl don’t understand that if i’m renting a rust server is because i like the game and i wanna play it. some ppl think that if you’re admin you’re there to make them happy, just to serve ppl. for them it seems you can’t play, you can’t have fun, it’s like i’m getting paid to be there and help ppl. as admin i’m not employee of players, i’m there to help and i’ve all the right to actually play the game when i want to.