I don’t think there’s been any definitive period this game is meant to be in, most “Noobs Welcome” servers often employ a rule preventing more advanced players from killing new/naked players. You should consider talking to the server admin / moving to another server if you’re having issues.
I agree that they should remove all military weapons and C4, but not all weapons completely! The Hunting rifle, pipe shotgun, and revolver are great weapons for rust and i think they should add more guns with that rustic look.
Server admins have control over what drops(via loot table). If a no-military weapons game mode is wanted, I will gladly start a server for it. I think it could be fun. If you want a server like this, send me a message on here or on Steam and if over 10 people show interest, I will put up the server tonight.
No probably its not, but you could start as caveman and change to a moderm human.
As u start wit ha stone u have “to level up” to reach better gear and equip.
Later then u got a bow, first gun, maybe electricy?
It’s been pointed out a few hundred times before that the military weapons are placeholders, they came with the Unity Engine which is why they look so good. They’re eventually going to be replaced with more Rust appropriate weapons, and I look forward to the day when I have to protect my crops, my rain collector and my cobbled together electrical generator from the same people who are shooting me in the face now!
The problem you’re having has nothing to do with there being guns in the game. It’s the lack of balancing of those guns, and the research, recipe and random loot system that makes it too easy to obtain them, and get ammunition, that leads to people wasting bullets on fresh spawns rather than saving them for a raid.
Guns belong in the game, and are fun to use, but need to be balanced until the best guns are rare and only used by people who have been playing in a server for a long amount of time.
I agree with you that as soon as they start adding a variety of weapons like knives and spears in updates, that it should be much harder to build a gun so you’re encouraged to build your way up.