Howdy all. I’m sure this has been hashed out many times but I’m interested in getting a few opinions in one place to consider.
I tried Rust a couple months ago and didn’t do too well. This go around I had more time to play. I have a nice base. It would take quite a bit of resources to get into my loot room. I have guns, armor, C4 etc. and live near a monument. Basically, I’m set up to get to what I previously considered the meat of the game, PVP. I love the adrenaline rush of staking out the monument, waiting until someone is in perfect position, and engaging. I have been jumped this way many times in the last few days while building up my resources and hunting loot. It doesn’t ruin my day to get outplayed.
However, when you kill people this way, they sometimes act completely astonished. Outraged. They can’t believe it. They don’t want to live anymore. Why did you kill me?? I didn’t do anything to you! Of course, there’s no guarantee that if they had the jump on me they wouldn’t do the same thing. The gunplay in the game is pretty all over the place. Ambush is the only way to ensure a high chance of success.
I honestly, truly don’t want to ruin anyone’s day. However, once you’ve got your base set up and your chests all full of crap…what do you do? If you do see someone running nearby, your options are to engage or hide basically, because you don’t want to run up to someone and start talking. If they do want to kill you, then giving them the first shot is a great way to lose. The game seems pretty silly if all you do is build a base and hide in it. I know that it’s early access and more is coming down the line, but I’m interested in enjoying the game as it is also.
I’m actually a loss here and would appreciate thoughtful opinions.