Monthly Update: #1 — An Introduction and the The 1 Year Anniversary Update
Welcome to the first ever Rust Arcade Blog. I am aiming to post these monthly however exceptions may apply. In these blog posts you can expect to find updates on what we are working on behind the scenes. This may include some teaser screenshots, as well as some words from Cameron and Bozo. I will also be showcasing community content such as funny clips from the server, streamers and YouTube videos. Basically anything Rust Arcade related will be kept in these blog posts. The real goal of these posts is to create a documentation of Rust Arcade’s history as it grows as a Rust Server.
During the last month or so we have been hard at work updating various aspects of the server. These changes are listed below:
General Server Changes
- We are now no longer partnered with Enardo. We have thoroughly enjoyed our partnership however as our contract comes to an end we have decided to go our separate ways and see where we can take Rust Arcade on our own. Enardo will always hold a special place in our hearts and will always be welcome on our servers. We wish him all the best.
- VIP has now been renamed to Premium. We have tinkered with our prices and hopefully made it simpler to understand. You can view the new system on our store or in our discord.
+ New Spawn Area
+ New game mode (Minigames)- Kill Confirmed
+ New game mode (PvP)- King of the Arena
+ Survival Games changed to primitive
+ New maps for: Team Infection, Kill Confirmed, King of the Arena — some of these maps were purchased from Lone.
+ New queue system for all major modes (not car races)
+ Minigames lobbies can now be owned by Premium members
+ New minigame order
+ New pre-determined spawns for Free For All game modes, which also try to spawn you in a ‘safe’ location
+ New UI’s for some game modes and for buying classes/skins/emotes
+ Increased the amount of items Bob sells
+ New floating text in Among Rust to direct you to objectives
+ Re-added passive healing on medical items
+ The server max player count will now change depending on the number of players. You will never queue until it hits 250 players. The max pop will increase as soon as the server becomes full
+ Mini games lobbies now have a queue man, so you can join any game mode without leaving the lobby
+ Various bug fixes
+ As always all specific details can be found in #server-updates in our discord
+ Skins that you purchase and equip in the spawn are now automatically saved, and reapplied when you join the server, meaning the moment you join the server you are looking fresh!
- Removed Bill’s shop (Bill mysteriously disappeared and his ‘friend’ Bob has taken over the selling of skins now instead — I suspect there was foul play)
- Removed Solo Arena — Will be added back soon but completely revamped
- Cross Ball map made 25% smaller
The new underground tunnels has sparked a whole host of new ideas amongst the team. We have lots of plans to utilise this addition to the fullest, as well as some of the additions in the previous updates, like the drone shop and slot machines. Console version is also in beta, and we have our fingers crossed for modded server support as this would be huge for us! Also coming soon is the submarine and poker games which will certainly be making their way to Rust Arcade in one way or another. Overall we are really pleased with direction Facepunch are taking the game — its certainly giving us plenty of things to do!
Cameron has been busy on this big update the last few weeks. That being said, this update does not include everything he has been working on. We have more new features and additions that will be rolled out in the coming weeks. He is working on developing the skin and emote system, in particular allowing you to save your outfit.
Cameron's Comments: too lazy to give comment
Bozo is currently working on a major map overhaul for Survival Games. He is working hard to bring every map up to the same standard. On another note, we are currently looking to buy some map prefabs, particularly for 1v1 or PvP based game modes. If you have any that you have made yourselves, please message me on discord (alfie#0001) with images of your map and the price you would like for it.
Bozo’s Comments: I am really happy with how the new maps have turned out in terms of quality and gameplay. Let me know what you think!
A few week’s ago we had a host of twitch streamers play during the Rust Twitch drops. Notably the big trio of hJune, Ash_on_LoL and bnans came to play. We had a great time watching their streams and hope they all had a great time! Its great to see more typically survival focused streamers come and play our alternate version of Rust. CoconutB also made a video on our Among Rust game mode, which can be seen below.
In this section I am also looking to post funny and cool clips from the server, as well as smaller streamers who have played. Please dm me on discord (alfie#0001) with your clip s— any featured will get a small prize. This applies to every week!
That's it from me folks. Will be back in two weeks with another killer blog for you guys along with a special surprise 👀.
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