Turns out the ban seems to be related to a file I tried to modify when I first bought the game to increase in-game brightness that didn’t work
I had completely forgot about it, so in the end it seems everything I posted here was unrelated and I apologize. Like someone said in this thread, the ban time was a coincidence and had nothing to do with the hacker on our server or me getting glitched in a rock right before the ban.
After reading comments and reading up on Vac to understand the system better, its clear a modified file, is a modified file, and its bannable regardless.
So ashamedly but admittedly it is my fault. I screwed up, I accept it and I’ll move on and buy another copy of RUST.
I understand getting heated at people coming on here and blatantly lying, I wasn’t intending to do that, I honestly thought something had happened either related to the hacker or glitch I experienced. Its obvious that is not the case and seeing how VAC works, can never be the case.
I like most others certainly have an internet footprint(more so than I knew apparently), some of it I’m not proud of, but I don’t intentionally hide or deny it either. Ill comment on what Ive seen mentioned here, but I would appreciate not continuing to post personal information. And thank you for having the main chunk of it removed.
Zero12091 Account: It got banned over 7 years ago, I don’t remember why but I don’t doubt It was something I did wrong.
I loved to mess with software, games, etc (used to mod game systems) as a kid and I still enjoy poking around software and games now, which obviously got me a VAC ban.
I was in a closed testing group for Mechwarrior Online which had most of my time spent poking around files to see what could be changed and modified client side.
I obviously need to be more careful in the future and make sure I don’t use or have modified files for any reason when playing on VAC servers.
** Aliases:**The NeuroToxin account simply isn’t me, I used the name N3roTxn on a Rust server during a raid to hide who I actually was. Googling “Kryptic Hack” brings nothing up on me, it was an alias I used on Rust for at most a week to current.
Trey on my friends List: I added him along with a few others on the server in order to try and get additional information to report him to the admin. He kept changing names so adding him let us confirm who it was, the guy was copying regular players names trying to get them banned by the admin.
He is now banned on the server, although that doesn’t matter much considering he is now also VAC banned. You guys read into that friend add waaay to much.
Threatening Kreyos with a Class action lawsuit: while the account was obviously hijacked, those posts related to Kreyos were me. That company made delivery excuses for almost a year despite stating numerous ship dates.
The campaign was for a finished product that only needed production money, After they refused to refund me and countless others after the 3rd or 4th major delay excuse I spoke with a lawyer and was prepared to start a class action against them.
Doing so got them to refund those who asked for it.
**Indie Development: ** I do support Indie Development, as such I have no problem buying another copy of Rust, I was banned for a mistake on my part and still love the game.
I am in game development myself, I run a team that develops mostly mobile games using Unity(same engine as Rust). We also do contract work on larger titles.
I have messed around with cheats and hacks on private servers/single player games in the past, But I’m generally against all forms of cheating when it comes to multiplayer games, indie or not.
It just ruins the experience, I don’t even enjoy hosting servers anymore because I feel having access to admin rights in most games seems to dilute the experience.
I’m sorry for wasting everyone’s time. I made a mistake and I deserved the Vac Ban for it.
As an additional apology, here is the Paid Android version of my company’s first title release “Apocalypse Pluto Deluxe” for free to whomever would like to try it out.