Happy New Year everyone! It has been an incredible 12 months for Rust and the community as a whole. To provide some perspective, this post summarizes additions to the game, month by month, in picture form. Keep in mind, much more happened throughout the year, this is just a highlight reel so to speak. Enjoy!
Thank you to the Rustafied team
To my amazing team: Thank you! You all have put in countless hours keeping our servers clean of hackers, helping out players in need, and numerous other tasks which inevitably go unnoticed by the majority of people. Without you, Rustafied could not operate. I am overwhelmingly honored and forever grateful for what you do. Much love to the Rustafied family as we enter this exciting new year!
Rustafied as a whole has grown significantly throughout the past 12 months. Starting the year with 5 servers on a single dedicated box, we’ve grown to 13 servers across 8 dedicated boxes spread between the US and EU. We've also tripled the size of our team, had about 4 million views on the site, surpassed 10k twitter followers, and various other accomplishments.
Thank you VIP's
This growth would not be possible without our VIP’s. The VIP program, launched in March, directly facilitated the growth we experienced this year. From the bottom of my heart, I thank every single person who has purchased VIP for Rustafied. I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!
Introducing: EU Odd
Speaking of growth, I’m proud to introduce the newest Rustafied server: EU Odd. Odd you say? Yes, this server is a bit different. Although it still provides the 100% vanilla experience, it features some quirks:
- Larger map - 5k as opposed to the standard 4k on most other Rustafied servers
- Monday wipes - In the interest of providing a fresh wipe experience for those who aren’t around on Thursday’s, we’ve decided to try out a different schedule. It’ll wipe Monday’s at 5pm GMT (Or when an update forces).
This server is live now on the official list. This Monday will actually be the only Monday where it doesn’t wipe (given it just opened and a forced wipe is coming on Thursday). We may tweak things about this server due to popular demand, so if you’d like to see some changes, please let us know!