I’m seeing some really questionable developer moves and im worried as hell about the future of this game. There are some great future changes coming that seem good. workbench craft time was awesome, higher level work benches sounds great, bow and arrow improvements sounds fantastic… but why are those taking so long?
In the mean time we have seen some horrible shit actually get implemented. The locked backpacks idea was laughable but I do have to give credit for the devs to put it off by default due to the backlash.
Rushing to remove zombies because of some ego trip that this game isn’t supposed to be a zombie game was a mistake. while im fine with replacements for zombies at least do it when you are ready, rather than making the game worse by implementing ANOTHER placeholder at the expense of game play. i dont think there is anyone who enjoys the incessant howling of the red animals. It appeared that rust was very near the final replacement (“all will be revvvealed”) but that seems to not be the case based on the poll today by garry asking people what replacement they want. looks like we have to wait months before we even get them.
this causes me great concern with the future of weapons in rust. removing high powered weapons is analogous to creating a really successful game with a large emphasis on gun based pvp, and then removing the gun based pvp… Now, I am completely supportive of changing the military style weapons for equal weapons that just look more like the bolt action or something. A rusty and makeshift AK47 for example would make perfect sense with the ‘lore’ of rust, even though no one knows what that actually means and it appears the devs dont either. sure there are some noobs out there that want a ‘caveman’ simulator or god knows what, but this game wasn’t advertised as such either. this game opened with zombies and m4’s, and its hugely popular.
removing powerful weapons would cripple this game. the only real threat in this game is players. you can farm enough wood and metal to make a base that is impractical to raid in about 2 hours. can you imagine playing on the same server for weeks with your godly tower and the only threat is players with pipe shotguns and bows? SNOREEEEE.
please don’t let your heads get in the way of improving this great game. focus on the important updates. i know this is alpha but at this rate this game wont be released for years. you are bringing in ample resources to develop this game properly.