I’ve noticed a lot of people saying that progress is too slow in Rust and it’s really dumb.
In ONE day of playing Rust, me, and one other guy went from naked on a beach to having so many guns, tools and armour and also having a decent base and having 3 quarries and a pumpjack setup. We got to the point where we were palming off a lot of spare guns and matierials and now have most of the BPs too.
And for people who play solo, that could probably be accomplished in maybe 2 or 3 days.
This wasn’t on modded it was on a community server and we haven’t had any airdrops other than one random one we stole from some guys in the snow. If you can’t get this amount of progress, I’m gonna go ahead and say that you aren’t using all aspects of the game to get the resources you need. Yeah, it might take a while to gather resources but I’ve noticed a lack of raiding and not many people going to radtowns regularly for the crates and lots of people missing heaps of barrels they pass.
Here’s my tips for fast progression:
- Before setting down, take a walk down the roads on the map and learn your way around, get every barrel you see as there are almost always BP Frags and the possibility of something useful.
- Once you have learnt you way around and got a decent amount of BPs, start to set yourself up and build yourself a reasonable base to store you stuff in, you can make it more secure later.
- Head for radtowns nearby, and alternate between them, if your on your own, it might be a good idea to make sure your not seen. The globe has a lot of loot the reel wand often, making it a good place to get resources when it is highly active.
- Raid. If you’ve gotten this far and your doing well, chances are you are starting to get the same crap from radtowns, so get some tools ready, tool raiding is back. You’ll be surprised how many people will have decent stuff and have wood walls that are often backwards. I raided 6 houses with tools at this point and got so much stuff it wasn’t funny.
- Try not to make an enemy of everything that moves, enemies are just people that could have helped you before you shot at them, never shoot first. If they don’t shoot, chances are they could be helpful.
- Keep you wits about you, you never know what situation you will end up in, and you don’t know when loot is staring you in the face of if theres something that could end up in you losing you days pickings.
So, Rust doesn’t make you grind, it’s the way you play that determines how far you will progress in how long.