There’s only one kind of unraidable base in Rust, and it’s when an admin uses his tools to build a base that can’t be reached (such as out on an iceberg or somewhere underground. Otherwise, as I and many others have said time and time and time again, there is no such thing as an unraidable base. There are bases that are expensive or difficult to raid; building a well-constructed base with defense in mind is part of the game. So is learning how to attack such a base. Here, then, is my list of ways to attack an “unraidable” base. You may not always get the loot, but that’s life – you aren’t entitled to the loot. You may lose resources on the attack, but that’s life – you have to weigh whether or not raiding is worth it. You may accomplish nothing else but driving the players away to another server, but that’s your choice.
Climb the rocks. You DO know you can do this, right? Not all rocks are climbable, but many of them are.
Install an elevator. Build up a stack of half blocks, then jump down. Bring medkits. Attack from above. Install a sleeping bag or two up there so you and your buddies can come back anytime. BONUS: Build up a stack of half blocks, throw down your sleeping bags and supplies on the roof, destroy the blocks, then kill yourself and respawn up top. I watched a guy do this using nothing but his Newman rock and a whole lotta patience. That’s hardcore dedication.
Be vengeful. If you can’t have it, nobody can. Destroy everything you touch. Launch C4 from above or rockets from below. Blow up everything. You don’t get the loot, but neither do they.
Stalk. They have to come out sooner or later. Kill them.
Follow. They have to go in sooner or later. Wait until they’ve built stairs, THEN kill them. Run up the stairs and hide near the base of the base. Have a teammate waiting silently nearby. After you kill them, they’ll probably respawn inside. Have your teammate draw their fire. The player may assume there’s only one of you, and may waste time hunting for your teammate. While he’s away, attack the base. BONUS: Then throw a sleeping bag nearby so you can respawn later and come back.
Watch for decay. If you’re playing on a decay-enabled server, they may neglect to keep their foundation or walls in good shape. Shoot them out and you might destroy their tool cupboard – or at the very least, wipe out some of their loot.
Build a fence. Lay low and save up enough resources to build a fence around the base, as close as their tool cupboard allows you to get. For this purpose, sheet metal is best, because it will force them to use C4 or burn through a lot of tools. At a bare minimum, you should use stone. This will cause them to burn through their resources getting out / destroying the fence, and sends the message that you don’t like their base. Be sure to install some tool cupboards so they can’t just build over it. BONUS: Install a checkpoint and collect a toll for them to get out.
Social engineering. Get to know them. Ask to join their team. Work your way up until you have access to the loot. Once you do, get online while they’re offline and raid away. Steal all the loot, stash it somewhere far away, then blow up a door and some foundations to make it look like you were raided. BONUS: Instead of faking a raid to cover your tracks, get access to all the tool cupboards and redecorate their interior with paintings of dicks. Then box in all the doors / windows / escape points. Put bear traps everywhere.
Go outside. You’re in a survival situation. You have to shelter yourself from wild animals, hostile humans, and the elements. Are you going to build your shack on level ground where everyone can and will attack it? Or are you going to build somewhere with a tactical advantage, such as a rock plateau or maybe even up in a tree? Of course you’re going to capitalize on every advantage you have, so you’re going to build where it’s the most secure. That’s what people who build on rocks are doing, so stop whining. It isn’t “cheating”, it isn’t “hacking”, it isn’t “a bug”, it isn’t “an exploit”, and it isn’t “unfair”.
No matter which method you choose, you aren’t entitled to have the other players’ loot handed to you on a silver platter. You’ll have to work for it. Whether or not it’s worth the trouble is up to you.
Feel free to add any tactics you like!