As I am always giving the most bizarre and interesting suggestions, I may as well speak my mind on the topic of traps as well. As things are, I believe they are a must in Rust (I guess I’m a poet and didn’t even know it!) With the main focus being PvP and raiding, there absolutely has to be ways to protect yourself both online as well as offline. This is a semi-comprehensive list of ideas I have come up with, feel free to add your own ideas as well as offer criticism, I welcome any (please try to be reasonable though.)
Quick and easy home defense for the poor man and the man with the tinfoil hat. With a crafting recipe of a shotgun, cloth (or rope, if it is ever implemented,) and wood for a stand, this device is hooked up to a door and goes off when the door is open, firing one shotgun round and doing identical damage as a shotgun. The idea behind this is right before you log out, you would go into your home, rig the shotgun, and log off. This would allow you to get off one shot on an intruder, which is one more than you would get without it while offline. Ideally, this should be placed behind a “fake” door, or there should be some sort of way to deactivate it so you don’t end up blowing your own head off.
An alternative to the shotgun, built the same way, but with an smg or M4. The spread is horrendous and you will be lucky if a few rounds from the mag make their mark, but a short, sustained fire will certainly scare someone off or kill them if they are caught off guard.
Nothing says “Get off my lawn, ya punks!” better than a minefield. With these little guys, you can dismember and blow the limbs off of anyone coming too near to your property. With a crafting recipe of metal fragments (used for the chassis and shrapnel,) and explosives (or gunpowder, if explosives are removed from the game in a future update,) this little guy does moderate damage, as well as causing bleedout. Don’t step on your own mines though (idiot! :suicide:)
This little guy operates on the same principle as the landmine, but it’s built more for in-home security. With a crafting recipe of cloth (or rope, if it is ever implemented,) metal fragments, and gunpowder, this little guy is set off when you break the string contact. It is single use, but that’s more than enough to save your ass.
(This is assuming electricity will be coming to Rust, it has been rumored, and this operates on the assumption that it will come to fruition.)
When you absolutely have to keep everybody away from your house, no lonely, naked recluse can do without an electrified fence. Built from wood and metal fragments, the electrified fence will be set up similar to a barricade; in segments, and must make contact with a generator to become electrified. (On the opposite side of the spectrum, you could wait until the power runs out, assuming it does, climb the fence and sustain some pretty significant damage, or there could be an addition of wire cutters, to snip those little bastards and get inside.)
Exactly as it sounds. Garry mentioned (with the addition of the sleepers) that there might be some sort of app developed that lets you know when you are being broken into (or something similar, I don’t know where to find the reference right now.) I would like to take it to the next level. Again assuming electricity, you could craft a simple alarm system that you set before you log out. It would take metal (and a whole lot of it, for wires and bells,) and when set off would in game sound a loud alarm, and in real life send you a push notification or text message alerting you that your house has been broken into. Something like this could really increase survivability, assuming you are not extremely busy when the time comes.
While this is a very short list currently, I hope to expand it as I think about it more. Post your thoughts and ideas as well!