Hi, I’m LeuGeo a fairly known player from legacy Rust community.
I’ve been playing the game since it came out on steam and have had so many enjoyable moments. I’ve also met a variety of different people through playing Rust. Even though the life span of legacy was cut short due to the constant update errors and lack of communication from Facepunch to the community it died very quickly. In February 2014 the game peaked at 58,973 players according to steamcharts.com, since then the popularity of the game has decreased significantly and the birth of new rust has attracted a completely new player base due to it being a completely different game with a similar concept. currently rust is averaging around 14,000 players that has been slowly gained over the past 3 months which is no where close to legacy.
Now for my point, being that legacy was a far better game and most of the community from back in February would prefer the game to be fixed and worked on at least! Just leaving it there to rot doesn’t make any sense since it was a much popular game and had the perfect mechanics for the concept. I don’t want to go into detail about everything that made legacy one of the best games of all time in many of our opinions but it has many great qualities and a player base that would return to it if it was developed. I really don’t want legacy to die, I want it to be revived and so do many of us! Even just reverting it back to when the game was popular with zombies and little to no lag would be amazing as its something if its possible.
There was a reason people like LIRIK, summit and many CSGO pros playing it while streaming bringing constant attention to the game who I believe would return to legacy if it was fixed. Frankieonpcin1080p also played it and made awesome videos about it and praised it so much. Frankie even made a server for his community to play on! You don’t see Frankie playing rust much now do we? He was uploading rust videos on a regular basis and keeping the rust community thriving. Rust sustained a lot of popularity through till may when it collapse because no recurring updates and everyone gathered the lag, mutants and hackers would not be fixed.
As for the issues specifically that need to be fixed are excessive render lag and server lag which comes with high population and a lot of buildings. The update with the particle effects on wood and metal nodes and the new sky broke the game with creating constant render lag and unplayable conditions. Servers wouldn’t last more than a week and needed to be wiped which was a huge put off to new players. Mutants ruined the game with bad agro systems which was another issue that broke the game. Since the game doesn’t update at all hacks have been developed to the extent of removing placed items from the game and breaking servers. There has also been a issue with accessing program files of rust and removing textures which allows people to put sleeping bags through houses and spawning inside someone’s house. These are just some of the main issues I’ve touched on.
As a community we’ve tried repeatedly to get some attention to legacy as the player base has slowly died due to no development. Please can we get something done and fix this amazing game!
Thank You for Reading.
Anyone of the community please post your thoughts below.