I’m not sure how everyone else feels, I love this game. But it seems that every time I get settled in a server, something goes horribly wrong and I have to switch servers which utterly destroys my gaming experiences. I don’t mind restarting every 2-3 weeks, but I find myself having to restart almost every 2-3 days. I then lost many friends that play as well because they get tired of restarting, or attempting to find a good server.
Here are the list of the reasons I had to leave previous servers:
- Admin abuse (spawning stuff or something silly)
- Killing the admin
- Server got Ddosed
- Population all left
- Hackers destroyed everything
- Forced wipe
- Server files got corrupt
- Banned for “hacking”
- No active admins (hackers ruin server)
Now, I don’t mind re-starting once in a while, but I’m having a REALLY hard time settling in somewhere, and oddly enough I really can’t play on an official server because of the rampant hacking, so I have to play on a community or modded server. It seems like no admin have good ethics unfortunately.
So my question is, how can we fix most of these issues? Here are my suggestions.
Admin abuse (spawning stuff or something silly)
-We could add servers where spawning stuff is disabled. Seriously, apart from admin + ban stick, its not really needed. For those who wish to create arenas, abandoned houses, directional waypoints, etc… we could add a “public spawn list”. I can only assume this would be done using a mod + some form of webpage.
Killing the admin
-Well, not much we can do about this. His server, my time.
Server got Ddosed
-Again, not much we can do about this… unless we purchase a 100 gbit Ddos protection datacenter which hosts all of the rust servers. Giving out server files could result in a better hosting experience if you find a good datacenter with Ddos protection strong enough.
Population all left
-There is just plainly too many servers out there. I would personally like to see the price of the server rise, for better hardware, less lag and a better gaming experience. A server can hold up to 200 people, do we really care if we pay even 100 dollars a month?
Hackers destroyed everything
-alpha things, but some of it come from corrupted save files and lag… again probably alpha related. (hope it gets fixed XD)
Server files got corrupt
Banned for “hacking”
-What I do think would be a good idea would be a community ban list of known confirmed cheaters, where videos are recorded as proof which include the Seam uID. Admins of servers with a good reputation would be advertised on this website, servers can be rated by players. Infractions from admins could result in a “black mark” so people would know if the server is worth playing on.
No active admins (hackers ruin server)
-See the banlist idea, if we get this going correctly, we could auto upload bans to other servers as well.
I’d really like to hear from other people how they would fix some of these issues, and if I should add more reasons why you had to find another server.
Edit: please no “this is an alpha” post. This IS an alpha, and we are here to test and make sure the game gets attention where its needed.