4:55pm EST - This week in Rust development is coming to a close. Although no update, we did see an awesome devblog yesterday. Improved PvP, updated terrain, new ammo types, better sounds, improved UI, new items, and more; clearly, some great things are in the works. Pardon my absence, after my computer fried Wednesday night, I spent most of yesterday driving around, buying replacement parts. Thankfully, I’m now fully operational again.
Not a whole ton of commits today so I’ll make this short. Before we get into it, however, many people are probably asking...
Where’s the dev branch server?
After giving the dev branch a little time to stabilize, I have updated and wiped our dev branch server to provide people an optimal environment to test over the weekend. If you’re not able to connect to that server, it’s probably because you don’t have your client opted into dev.
The newest method of head based illumination, the Miners Hat is live on the development branch. Here’s some details and pictures:
- Cost: 50 cloth, 50 animal fat, 100 metal frags
- It is not a default blueprint, you’ll have to find or research it
- You turn it on just like the candle hat
- It lasts for a couple minutes of light (longer than the candle hat)
- It cannot be repaired, once it breaks, it disappears
Flares / flashlight
More illuminating devices are in the work as Minh added the world / view models for the flare and flashlight. Unfortunately, no visuals / information on these yet because the models are not yet implemented.
New ammo types
Although not yet on the development branch, the new ammo types Helk has been working on should be merged into main soon. Along with the incendiary rockets, we’re also seeing new exploding ammo and a 12 gauge slug. Most exciting of all, a high velocity arrow! I can’t fucking wait...
Given the current performance on our main server and the time till the next update, I’m deciding to wipe the map at 6pm today. Blueprints will not wipe. Low pop and Hapis will not wipe.
After being fried the other night, my computer is back and I’m ready to stream. Tonight, we’ll be playing on our freshly wiped 200 slot server. We go live around 9pm EST, follow the Rustafied Twitch to know exactly when the show starts.