It's been a while since I've posted an update here, been a busy month! However now it's time to let you guys in on where we are and what's going on with our server and community. Steadily we're building a larger Staff team, and it should soon show result.
New Staff members on trial!
Welcome Default who will be joining us from today starting as a trial moderator. He has an extensive background with running servers, communites as well as developing plugins. I'm sure he will be a great fit to our team and contribute with his experience.
Welcome XioNaYa* who will be joining us from today starting as a trial chat moderator. He's been a long time loyal player for several wipes and know very well how we run things and has shown interest to help out with keeping the chat moderated.
Due to the somewhat instable update it seems that some servers experience sudden crashing.
This happened to us today 2019-02-12 around 11:04 CET. It led to a restart with a slight rollback. Affected players have been refunded and taken care of.
The Facepunch team has now also released fixes for this as can be seen in these tweets.
Happening since January wipe
That's all for this months update!
- Map Size back to 3500 from 3200 due to popular demand
- Max Population stays at 200
- @Samsie & @The Locksmith resigned from Chat Moderation.
@arichi formally resigns from Rust Moderation and will be a backup Discord moderator (Global Moderator), since he is no longer actively playing Rust.
Big thanks to all of them for their great effort in helping out.
We let the community vote:And have revised our rules, it is now more vanilla - you can wall in quarries as much as you like to.
However, monuments will still be disallowed (for obvious reasons).
Discord Rust category now features an extensive Frequently Asked Questions channel to keep new and
illiterate,uh needing players of our community
See you in-game
Preceding the december forced wipe I've focused heavily on improving the server core features as well as heavily tuning the server for maximum performance. Now that we have landed a great and reliable host things can only get better.
General Changes & Fixes
- Map Size lowered from 3500 to 3200
- Max Population stays at 200 but may be adjusted lower later
- Muted players can no longer bypass mute through PM
- Voice Mute was not available on timer, it now is
- Improved live moderation systems and logging
- Performance issue with server saves fixed
- Backend network performance issue fixed
- Removed killfeed mod
- Added Skinbox for new Member tier (Member Plus)
- Added Quick Upgrade for new Member tier (Member Plus)
- Added Priority Player for new Member tier (Member Plus)
- Added support for colored names for new Member tier (Member Plus)
NEW! Ticketing system
One of our main objectives is to have great and quick support from the Staff team.
This will greatly optimized by an automatic ticket system that reports into our Staff discord immediately.
Please do use it for reports of any kind!
That's about all of the highlights for this update,
See you in-game!
Join our Staff team!
We're now looking for Moderators for Rust!
It's about time for us to consider opening up for another member in the Staff team. Me and @arichi have barely been able to keep up the past wipes. There's been a lot to do, as well as griefing to take care of. This wipe is the first time we've needed to go as far as to IP ban 2 players permanently. Good work I'd say, but I'm sure we've missed some things, and that is not how we want it.
How am I as a player affected by this?
We make sure our servers are staffed so that rules are enforced and the well being on our Rust servers are kept high quality. If anything, this should increase the good experience for the players on our servers.
Do staff members get compensated/paid?
No, not yet at least. A moderator position is purely voluntary, you do not get any compensation as of now.
Later down the road we may start with some compensation if you do a really good job.
This is also highly depending on how much support the servers get by donations. Servers have expensive bills and covering them is the main priority.
How onboarding of a new Moderator is done
We care a lot about quality and we will make sure any new staff members will understand our standard. We've outlinted a process that will allow for the responsibility to be given at a managed rate.
Week 0: You get selected by us to start a trial position.
Week 1-2: You work as a Trial Chat Moderator
Week 3: You get promoted to Chat Moderator / Or you can get rejected.
You may stay as Chat Moderator for as long as you want.
Week 4: You can start as Trial Moderator
Week 6: You get promoted to Moderator / Or need to stay longer on trial until experienced enough
- Good communication skills, written or spoken
- Got lots of time to spare to go into Rust
- Mature and capable of taking responsibilities seriously
- Able to take criticism and feedback from the rest of the team
- Preferably experienced with Moderator duties from before
Have any questions? Feel free to reply, PM/DM me here on the site or Discord.
Once in a while we want to give the community something back. Today is the time for one of those times!
While we still of course need continuous support from donations to keep things running... Sometimes we think of those you who really want to have Member Benefits but for any reason couldn't get it, didn't feel like donating or just plainly haven't thought about it so much.
In exchange for showing yourself in our forums and writing something about yourself and share some of your thoughts..
Here is a chance for you who want to try the luck and get Member Benefits for free!
HOW TO ENTER
Raffle entry is possible from 2018-08-08 to 2018-08-19 Winner will be picked on the 19th of August before 23:59
If i already have Member Benefits, can I enter?
Yes! If you win, you will get a free extended period of 30 days.
Requirements to enter
- You are a registered member of our community
- Post an introduction of yourself in Member Introduction forum.
- Post at least 2 new topics in the forums.
- Post at least 2 replies to any current topics.
Low effort posts & spam does not count and will be deleted!
If you do not fulfill these requirements but still enter the raffle you will not be able to claim your prize.
When you have done all those four steps, go into the Raffle here and click Enter Raffle.
How the winner is selected
The winner is selected by complete RNG (random number generation), it is pure luck!
Remember to fulfill the requirements to be able to claim the prize upon winning.
Here is a short update on some more convenience (who doesn't want more convenience ?).
You can now Sign in with Steam!
That's all, enjoy it!