I have purchased Rust a few months ago and I am having a blast with the game, it is amazing. But I did wish I could play alone or play with friends without going through the hassle of digging through files to create a lan server. (Not a computer guy) Now, I have seen that people like to make fun of or jeer at people who want and request a Single player mode, but for me, I prefer a PVE type game with perhaps friends around to help. I do enjoy raiding and such but I think singleplayer would be a great addition.
There are several reasons people might want to play singleplayer.
1.) PVE Experience (Like I said earlier, I prefer this type, Rust would be a great PVE game)
2.) Tutorial for Beginners (This could also be a way for players to get a grip on the game, but I know some of you may say play on empty servers and noob friendly servers but this would be a way that it is guarantied to not be interrupted by players)
3.) Building without wipes (Some people think of this game as an upgrade to Minecraft, and do want to play it as such. With singleplayer, you can build great monuments without worrying about raids or wipes.)
Of course there are plenty more but these are a few that I think are important. I do enjoy PVP and raids but sometimes I just want to survive in an immersive world like Rust. I do not know if singleplayer mode is in development or not but this would be great. Some people tell me that just make your own server or play on empty ones, which I guess do serve decently but an entire other gamemode would open so many possibilities, like saving worlds and such.
Another thing I noticed is that getting an LAN server up is kinda complicated (not a computer guy). If there was a button or something to switch a world into that (this is where singleplayer and LAN mesh together) this would make it so much easier.
I appreciate you for your time and I hope the community will agree to some extent.
Input is appreciated, if you just hate this idea and you want to post things like “lame” and text that means nothing, I suggest you just exit this thread and save your time and mine.