I am deeply sorry that I have to take the matter to here as it is getting worse by days.
So, I am a player from Hong Kong so I generally spent my time on the Official Hong Kong server. However, the server can be generally considered as a mess at this very moment:
The server is filled with people from different regions. Now usually this wouldn’t be a huge problem in other places, I guess. However in the HK server, it’s a war between regions/nations, involving both verbal and actual violent abuse. As you may know, the vast differences between East-Asian countries/regions(mostly The Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea) has lead to multiple not-peaceful-at-all relationships between them. These relationships has been brought into the HK server and the war is thus started.
At this very moment, the server’s chat box is filled with insults and foul languages(at least in four different languages). And people would kill you on sight only because you cannot identify yourself as a citizen of their regions. I am regret to say this, but the Korean players and the Mainland Chinese players are usually the ones to be blamed. They would insult from others’ nationalities to languages or from yourself to your family. What is to say, they have made the server one of the worst I have seen in my experience.
Their moral standards as players is critically low; You cannot make any possible communications with them. They would do anything to kill you instead of any actual interactions beforehand. Thus killing any enjoyment before we can actually enjoy the game itself.
I understand that PVP is a huge part of the game itself. Nonetheless, it has devoured all other parts of the games, rendering Rust nothing but an endless Counter-Strike death match with rocks, torches and arrows. There is no meaning in doing anything——You will get killed within 30 mins no matter what, with out any exception.
And this situation has become worse than ever after the new update; I even have trouble finding my own friends because we simply cannot make it to the rally-point in one piece.(the bow is so op) I believe this has ruined the overall game experience to a deep level. We, the residents who actually live in the same city where the server is located, abandoned the server as well as the game due to its terrifying server status. In the end, the server has nothing to related to us but it’s name; Still, it is heartbreaking to see a server in our city’s name slowly crumbles.
Now, a good news is that the serious hacking issue has seemed to be suspended after the new update. However, another problem will be the pirate copies users.(yes,many ,even after the update) This is quite noticeable when you see players with a random series of number as their names. I reckon that this is a violation to your rights as the developers of this game not to mention it is a violation to the law as well.
Regarding the problems mentioned above, setting up a Korean server as well as a Mainland server would be my suggestions. I believe this can relocate the players and thus returning peace to the HK server; I do not mean any discrimination towards players from these countries, however I cannot see any better options for the time being.
Additionally, I recommend a censorship on foul languages(including in all the languages) upon their submit to the chat box.
I hereby kindly ask anyone in charge to look into the matters asap. Me and my friends used to love your game. But all the harassment, hacks and other unbearable behaviors of these players have forced us to leave this game. If the problems mentioned cannot be solved, I’m afraid that my friends and I cannot support the game any longer.
I am looking forward to your reply.