Rust is an extremely dynamic environment, and every possible situation cannot be spelled out in black and white. If you find yourself in a situation which is not listed but feels wrong, please reach out to the Rustafied Moderation team via Discord, the forums, or private steam messages.
Many of these offenses will receive a warning first, but some warrant outright bans.
For Trio servers, some special rules apply. These are found via the button below, in addition to the generic rules listed on this page.
If reporting a player you suspect of this, please try to supply as much evidence as possible.
Players caught circumventing a ban will have their new account(s) banned unless the original ban is reversed.
Hacker/Banned Player association
If a player is game banned or banned from Rustafied servers for any reason they are not allowed to evade that ban and play again on a new account. When we catch players doing this they will be banned again for Ban Evasion. Associating with these players on a new account, can and often will result in a ban for individuals or an entire team, depending on the circumstances. We do not expect people to know the complete history of every individual they play with at any point. However, when clear and indisputable proof of players helping others evade is available to moderators, the involved player(s) will face a ban from all Rustafied servers as well.
Toxic Behavior & Asshattery
Aggressive behavior is a part of normal gameplay in Rust, toxic behavior is when this crosses the line into actions that go above and beyond. A prime example of this would be repeatedly using racial slurs in chat.
Offensive material is a very subjective arena. Signs depicting bigotry or offensive slurs can potentially be removed by Moderators without warning, and potentially; further action(s) may ensue.
Rust is still very much in development and as such we do not police most glitches that find their way into the game. At this time we restrict building outside of the intended playzone (such as under the terrain or inside of rocks). Certain exceptions to this rule may be made at moderators discretion.
Real Life Threats
To know the severity of the threat, it is important to understand the context behind the statement. For example, if someone says they’re going to “f*** someone’s mom” in all chat, it’s obvious that’s not a real threat. If the player is talking about tracking them down in real life or swatting them, please report them.
Doxing is the act of releasing the personal information of another player. This can include any real life information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. Players found to be doing this will be evaluated as to the severity, but ultimately, offenses of this nature are grounds for an immediate ban.
Server / Admin Hating
We take pride in the vetting of our staff however mistakes do happen. When suspicions of abuse arise we want to address them in a productive manner. Ranting in all chat does nothing to address the problem and may result in Moderation response. If you suspect admin abuse, please contact a member of our Leadership team via Steam or email us directly at [email protected] All reports of abuse are kept strictly confidential regardless of outcome.
If you’ve been banned and would like to appeal, https://forum.rustafied.com/support to create a ticket.
Rustafied staff rules apply to all active Trainees and Moderators, regardless of tenure.
If you feel a member of Rustafied staff has abused their power in any way, email [email protected]
Moderators are here to help
First and foremost, moderators are here to maintain the context of the server and help players. This includes answering questions, engaging with players in positive ways, removing toxic players / hackers, helping out fresh spawns, and running community events.
Playing as a moderator
Aside from community events, moderators on Rustafied servers do not participate in normal gameplay on their moderator accounts. Instead, we ask that moderators use an alternate account to experience the full range of Rust gameplay.