Hey guys! I've been a pretty frequent flyer on the Rust server for the past few days and noticed there wasn't a lot of activity and wanted to understand why, we have had a few people on from time to time and some newbies but no real consistency. We all know we need people to be on the server to get more people and create that self sustaining circle of population. I asked a few players who I knew played on the server and asked for their feedback as to why they weren't coming back and realized something...and it's regarding raiding, but not how you think!
We all know rust, raiding is a part of the game. It takes a LOT to raid someones base (I know I tried and gave up after 8 hours...damn satchel charges) and kudos to anyone who's at the point to where they can raid a base. One thing I noticed was that the people who said they weren't coming back, weren't coming back because they logged in to find their WHOLE base gone. However, when I talked to the raiders, they said they didn't even take anything from some bases, and only what they needed from others, yet the bases were gone?!
THERE IS A CULPRIT!
Those damn tool cupboards! When someone is raided and their toolcupboard is destroyed it takes about 2 in real life hours before their base is completely gone, making it so someone who is a casual player, will come back to absolutely nothing, EVEN if the raider didnt touch any of their stuff!
So with that said I would like to suggest the idea of extending decay when there is no toolcupboard around if that is possible so people who have shit to do in real life can come back to something when they log in. (this would also benefit hardcore players because they don't have to grind as much for upkeep, I think) Or even maybe have a courtesy rule of not destroying toolcupboards when raiding? IDK! Who knows what other ideas come into play these are just two!
And aside from toolcupboards I would like to suggest food being upped a bit (its hard to explain but I seem to always be starving when im running around and I have no idea if that was intended or not)