Changing to a Lightly Modded Vanilla Server or 2x: The entire map and style of rust is built for vanilla as well as the looting for military crates,heli, Bradley, and airdrops.Ive played 5 different wipes so far and I've only rann launch 3 times and I only did it because I was bored. Having the game at 5x makes monuments less needed other than the rare exception of taking Bradley. 5x I believe is just too much and I think if we go to a 2x or even a lightly modded vanilla it would be a lot more enjoyable. If we go off player count the most popular servers are all vanilla or lightly modded. There's a whole other side of the game that people that play on the server don't experience. Like raiding wooden bases with bows or using spears to break through a incorrectly placed wall etc, this is because in the matter of an hour you can get end game loot.
Blueprint Suggestion: I've talked to a lot of the rust players and I think if we converted over to blueprints it would make the server a lot more enjoyable and be less end game PVP type stuff. It also makes people appreciate where they are in the wipe so they are less likely to give up and play on a different server. Rust was originally blueprints but was changed after a year to no blueprints and the game kinda died off by a lot. Since they changed it back the player count of rust have excelled and done a lot better than it was before so I mean I feel like we should take note of that and switch to blueprint.
Nerfing the kits and removing some: If the vanilla suggestion is accepted than the VIP kit: Revolver, 10k wood, 5k stone, 50 extra pistol bullets, 5 syringes, wolf headdress & full wood gear, 200 Low Grade, 300 cloth, 1000 metal frags, and 200 scrap. For Vip+: Thompson, 100 extra bullets, 10 syringes, 20k wood, 10k stone, Coffee Can & Roadsign Gear, 500 Low Grade, 500 Cloth, 2k Metal Frags, and 500 scrap Also make both kits redeemable every 12 hours. For the explosive kit 15 satchels and 5 bean cans and redeemable every 24 hours. Remove the building kit and basing. I would add a food kit with like 10 pork and a tools kit with wooden tools both redeemable every 2 hours.
If we decide to stick to 5x than we just need to remove the charcoal and lower the HQM to like 1k. I don't know why the charcoal is there because it can give you an infinite amount of stone and crude oil if you recycle it...
Fixing certain addons that don't properly work: The clan addon that was added is one that is useless. The only thing you to do is use clan chat which is pretty disappointing. If we add this one you will have clan friendly fire off and have all the codes to a clan member base which is very useful:https://www.chaoscode.io/resources/clans-reborn.14/
The raid block addon doesn't work at all its completely bugged out. I think this should work a lot better: https://umod.org/plugins/no-escape
I don't know exactly what other addons are on the server but I think these should only really be on the server: quick smelt, raid block,clans, tpr,home, and trade.
Adding rads back into monuments: it makes doing things too easy: The entire point of the launch is to be as quick as you can since no matter what gear you have gone up the building you get rads.
Instacraft Change to 1/2 Craft: Makes people take time to craft readable and such instead of just being able to make them mid raid instantly when they need more
Change the max group to 5: 8 people are just too much like 5 is plenty 8 is ridiculous
Having a server manager for the rust server: I think the server has proved worthy when we hit 70 players one night. I think we should definitely have a server manager because it would make things like implementing addons or giving someone a punishment a lot faster and better. As well as we won't have to bug Zeeptin for everything which is a big plus.
I copied some of Jeffes ideas as well so creds to him on some of this stuff.
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