Section rules. READ OR GET BANNED. Want to advertise/discuss a server or ask why/if one's down? Want people to play with? use the CHAT THREAD.

Hello! Welcome to the rust forum, where all the greatest posters on the internet are brought together to talk about the upcoming video game RUST! Please read these rules and FAQ before you post here. If you’re curious why a thread was locked or someone else was banned, go to the events page. If you’re curious why you were banned, use the refugee camp subforum you have access to while banned. DON’T make additional accounts here, especially when you get banned.

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE GAME IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY: http://store.steampowered.com/app/252490/

If you already received a key from the auction but haven’t gotten it converted to a steam key, you’ll need to activate it here and convert it by clicking the STEAM KEY tab at the top of the page after you’ve registered on the site using the key you got from the auction. Then go to the games tab at the top of your steam browser, click activate a product on steam, and follow the steps using the key you get from the steamkey page. Then restart steam to make it show up in your steam games library page. Also buying gold membership on here does NOT get you a key

~LINKS TO RUST SUBFORUMS~
We like to keep shit organized, so go to these places first if you got something to discuss that falls under one of their cateogires:
-SERVER ADVERTISING - For advertising your servers or ANYTHING server related.
-EXPERIMENTAL VERSION - For all things related to the experimental branch of Rust.
-MODDING & DEVELOPERS - For discussion of various fan-made rust modifications.
-BUG REPORTS & EXPLOITS - For listing bugs you’ve found in game and how to do exploits. NOT FOR REPORTING HACKERS/GRIEFERS.
-HELP & SUPPORT - For getting help with whatever issues you’re currently having.

**~Bad ideas for threads that will get you banned for at least 3 days~**

-ASKING IF YOUR COMPUTER CAN RUN RUST. USE THIS THREAD HERE TO ASK THAT, DON’T MAKE A NEW ONE: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1334691

  • Asking for people to play with you. USE THE CHAT THREAD: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1283039

    • making offers to buy keys from anyone here with money/games
    • fake giveaways
    • asking when the final game will release/when it will exit alpha or beta (we don’t know yet)
    • Making a new thread instead of using a similar existing thread. Use the search feature! http://facepunch.com/search.php?search_type=1 search in forum rust, set to thread title, type keywords
    • making threads with undescriptive thread titles. “HELP” or “QUESTIONS!!” are not descriptive thread titles, we have thread icons that already say those, and neither is just saying “RUST” or “SUGGESTION”. If your title is one word it’s probably shit. Seriously stop making thread titles that just say you need help, actually describe the problem you’re having in the title.
  • making threads with ALL CAPS THREAD TITLES. THIS IS ANNOYING. STOP IT.

  • Making a post without checking the HELPFUL LINKS section down below, and posting in one of them if relevant.
    -THREADS NOT MADE IN ENGLISH. THIS IS AN ENGLISH ONLY FORUM.

  • This isn’t the place to advertise your youtube channel. Got a video you want to show? that’s fine! Make a proper thread & keep your videos in your own thread or in a video megathread. Just making multiple posts/threads linking to your video and nothing else is spam.

    ~FAQ~

-The hacker situation is currently being addressed in the Legacy build with VAC and GAC, but it won’t be until the experimental build where EAC, Easy Anti-Cheat, is fully implemented that the hacker situation will get further attention. Stop making threads about this already.
-If you own the alpha, you’ll get to keep the final version
-In August, about 9000 accounts were removed due to not being used for +1 month. If you went inactive for awhile and now can’t log in, that’s why. THIS WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN.
-if you don’t see it in your steam library after activating the product on steam via the steam key you received, then restart steam.
-if you don’t see any servers, it’s probably because you’re on the dev branch still. Right click the game on your steam games list, go to properties and turn off the dev opt-in option.
-people that got alpha keys/early access will get to keep the full game when it releases

  • **BOTHERING ANY FACEPUNCH MODERATORS OVER RUST KEYS OR RUST PROBLEMS IS A BAD IDEA AND BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN. **

  • **ADVERTISING YOUR RUST SERVER IN RANDOM THREADS IS ALSO A BAD IDEA AND BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN. Unless the thread was specifically made to request server suggestions, DON’T do it. **

    ~Helpful links~

Check this FAQ BEFORE you make any new threads: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1281808
And if you just have a simple question, want to introduce yourself, find people to play with, or just want to talk to other people here, use this thread: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1283039
If you want to show off your fan art, go here: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1280552
The old drawing contest is over but can still be viewed here: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1284614
For showing off your live stream, go here: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1290555
For all discussion on owning servers for rust, go here: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1323565
For anything about servers and rust hosts (such as advertising your server, bitching about people’s servers/hosting services being down or shitty, or questions about hosting), go here: http://facepunch.com/forums/417
For asking if your computer can buy rust, or what you need to upgrade on your computer to play it/improve performance, go here: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1334691
For mac discussion, go here: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1335934
For posting suggessions, go here: http://facepunch.com/forums/420


~WHAT TO DO ABOUT CHEATERS~

For random discussion and bitching about hacks, glitches, exploits, chat spam, and the people that use them, go here: http://forum.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1279498
For detailing exactly how exploits and glitches are done, or exactly how people are doing stuff using hacks, go here: http://facepunch.com/forums/419
Don’t use the exploit forum unless you can really offer up something helpful towards patching that stuff. If you’re not sure someone is hacking or don’t have anything more to say then “THEY HACKED”, use the hackers discussion thread. VAC DOESN’T RUN ON REQUESTS AND IT WILL BAN THEM EVENTUALLY, SO PLEASE DO NOT WASTE OUR TIME.

~HOW TO KEEP UP TO DATE ON RUST DEVELOPMENT~
Main source of updates: http://playrust.com/
Also can use these: https://www.facebook.com/facepunchrust https://twitter.com/playrust
And for updates on the actual development, check here: https://trello.com/b/lG8jtz6v/rust
For updates on art assets development, check here: https://trello.com/b/1iXNdiYw/rust-art
Garry’s twitter, sometimes has minor updates on what’s going on: https://twitter.com/garrynewman

If you see people breaking any of these rules:
Don’t reply just to say “UR GONNA GET BANNED” or “READ THE STICKY” or “POST IN THE SERVERS SUBFORUM”. That’s not helping. Use the report button underneath their names on the left of the posts (

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/8162/evn.png

) and DON’T reply, all you do is bump it to the top of the page. We will deal with it when we’re able.

If you get banned and don’t understand why or just want to discuss it with us:
Use the REFUGEE CAMP section that will be available to you when you’re banned. You can also access your event log but clicking the little calender icon underneath your name by all of your posts (

http://www.facepunch.com/fp/navbar/events.png

).

If your thread is locked and you don’t understand why:
Go to the events page listed HERE and check for the lock reason. You can also access your event log but clicking the little calender icon underneath your name by all of your posts (

http://www.facepunch.com/fp/navbar/events.png

).

NORMAL FACEPUNCH RULES STILL APPLY HERE!
Meme’s, image macros, and reaction GIF’s are not funny. This isn’t 4chan. Don’t post them here or you will get banned. We also have zero tolerance for warez (aka piracy) and any discussion of it. This is a very strict forum so if you’re at all confused or unsure over what else can get you banned, you should lurk our event log page so you can make note of what isn’t allowed here. Put effort into the posts you make here.


THIS MEANS STOP DOING THESE AWFUL "+1!!" REPLIES, we have a rating system you can use to agree with people if all you want to do is show your support for what they're saying.

If you disagree with this and don’t want to follow these rules please post a reply inside this thread and you will be exempt from them.

Stop making threads about how one player hacked and that you have “SOLID PROOF MUST WATCH”. No one really cares and this will not lead to them getting banned from game servers — VAC will do the job on its own.