I’ve been relatively out of the loop when it comes to Rust, having just heard of it a few days ago and I was wondering what I have to do to play. Do I have to sign up for a beta, buy a key, etc? I can’t just go on playrust.com because it’s down ATM for maintenance, according to the Tweet Twat. Can someone give me the run down? It would be much appreciated.
You sign up on the website using a beta key. You currently can’t get a beta key unless you get it from a friend or something. Once you have an account, you can play - it’s currently all through the website.
I dont see why the devs just make it so people can buy the alpha version cause they can make so much money. Garry can do 3 things. Make it so people can buy it, Release beta keys, or do a raffle system such as u sign up for the beta. Then again it is in alpha so we may just have to wait for it to go into beta if we want to be able to sign up for it. (similar to dota 2)
A: Garry and Facepunch are completely loaded on cash, which means they do not need any additional cash to fund development. The money of people wanting to get into alpha would make no difference and only further overcrowd the game.
B: If Garry and the devs wanted more people playing, they wouldn’t have closed down registration and (mostly) stopped giving out keys. There’s enough people playing as is, many of which were not intended to join in the first place but got in thanks to reddit and other sites leaking the keys. When Garry, Pat and Helk want more players, you can be damned sure they’ll tell everyone, but until then you just gotta wait, pal.
Sorry, but no amount of cash thrown at your monitor or begging over the internet for keys will get you in. You missed your chance that was on a seriously-short deadline, no big deal. Other things will come along my friend, so go find something else to do for now and occasionally check the news to see if more keys are released or the game goes open alpha/beta.