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  1. Jexs

    I appreciate the kind words. It means a lot to our whole team. We try to provide the best environment and fun we can, so it's nice to hear some appreciate that. As for the increasing slots, there is a few reasons we try to avoid messing with them too much. Every time we adjust the slots of a server, it can easily be noticed by many players and they talk about it. People are naturally against change. So when they see the max players on a server going from 200 -> 250 -> 300 then log in the next day and it's back down to 200, it can seem pretty strange/off. Furthermore, a lot of people pick servers based on their max slots. So if you are constantly changing a 200 to 300 slots and people start to notice a pattern, then they won't see an issue bringing their 12 man group to a server that normally has 6 man max. All of a sudden you have a bunch of people that played there for the small groups getting wiped by this large group. We want to avoid that. Lately, especially with it being summer, we have been messing with the max slots of our servers more than usual to try and accommodate as many players as we can. Last week we raised Medium to 250 on wipe night due to there being a 150+ queue and knowing that server can handle it. Yesterday we also raised the max pop on Hapis to 200 and we fully intend on raising that even higher with this new update since we can rely on the hardware to perform with the increased load. Lastly, we also raised the pop on Main to 400 with the newest update. And it maintained its performance like a champ. It will be exciting to see if we have a queue large enough to push that even further next week and really see what the new server update can handle. Lastly, we can't deny that it also is about money. Our server costs are NOT cheap. Especially when we have a server like Hapis that has not payed for itself since the day we made it. Luckily our other servers fill in and are able to cover that cost so that the Hapis players are able to enjoy the server type they enjoy, but it comes at a cost. So being able to have that queue and the demand for VIP is exactly what allows us to keep our community running. Without that there isn't a chance in the world we'd be able to afford to keep us online. Anyways, I'm sure this is more than you were looking for and I'm sure you won't read it, but you caught me while I was on the road so I figured I'd write something up lol. Hopefully it gives a little bit of insight.
  2. Already answered you in Discord, but for future readers: we do not have a public ban list and do not plan on making our ban list public for various reasons.
  3. Jexs

    https://moose.gg/rules
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    To be perfectly honest with you, most of the players on our larger servers are pretty hard core. I'd recommend checking out our Mini server if you're new. Just until you get on your feet. But remember, Rust is always better with friends! Hopefully that friend that convinced you will hop in with you some time! Good luck out there.
  5. @Ognennyy As the programmer who wrote our back-end and manages our VIP sales, what these guys said is exactly right. VIPs do not actually reserve a slot out of the max 350 players. It just simply lets them connect regardless of if there is a queue or not. So the first 350 players to join at wipe (regardless if they've bought VIP or not) will get in to the server and then any more connections that do not have VIP get put in the queue and the VIPs just raise current pop over the listed max (as Code explained). Also, you mentioned that you were 100 in queue while the server read 100 online. This is because the player count on the server browser only says the number of players currently connected. It doesn't count the number of players that have been approved to join but are still loading in. So in reality it was 100 "connected" and 250 "joining" which makes up the full 350 slots. While I know it seems crazy to get put in queue that fast, yesterday the server had 390 players players joining and 200 in queue within 45 seconds of being online. It was pretty nuts. Hopefully our 3 replies clear it all up. Let us know if you have any further questions.
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    I was thoroughly enjoying reading this. Went something like this: Mhm... Also true. Oh this outta be goo.... WHAT?! Fuck you, bleu.
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    Sigh. You do realize who Errn works for, no? Regardless, it doesn't matter where the second ban is from. Our rules are the same if it's Rust or your favorite VR Anime girl game. We don't care. You need better friends. They're not very nice!
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    Report what to valve? That you we banned you from OUR server for breaking our rules and being a repeat cheater? I look forward to my discussion with Gaben.
  9. Jexs

    Thanks boys, I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to participate and be a part of our community!
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    I'm game. Let's make it happen.
  11. This guy is going to lose his shit during boom party. xd On a serious note, it is indeed 2 days before forced wipe. We like to have fun and fuck around. We're not hurting anything and it's not like he was running around with god mode and an M249. He was just flying around. Whoever hops in can do w/e they want. It's not like Wojak was intentionally flying people to each person on the map so that someone could get all their shit. It was just wrong place at the wrong time for that guy. God forbid we have a bit of harmless fun every once in awhile. All I'm really saying is if you're seriously this upset about something this silly then you might want to find a new place or that stick up your ass is really going to start hurting tonight.
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    I mean tbf they do still have 1m peak players every month. That's pretty wild. Probably need to delete the forum for it though.
  13. Jexs

    You're in the wrong place. There is an Appeal button in the navigation bar and on the homepage. You can appeal using that form.
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    Which server are you suggesting this for?
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    Yeah, it was a combination of a lot of things. But the Mini server is fun. It's a smaller pop, but it usually queues out pretty well on forced. It's a lot of fun and a tiny map so lots of interaction.
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    Yeah, we're definitely not trying to promote it. If we see repeat offenders that just can't control themselves, or the ones that are just spewing pure hate, we have no problem banning. Those are the types we want to get rid of. Not necessarily the ones that just let it slip here and there when talking to their friends. If that makes any sense.
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    I don't think we've taken a hit in pop at all. I guess someone could make that assumption based off of main from the last two months, but that is just the natural flow of players every few months. The large groups/zergs will stay here for a month or 2 and then move to Fied or Topia and then back. It's an endless cycle and it's a big ecosystem. Regardless of where they are the last few months, we still hit queues of 60+ on wipe night and that is great considering we have 3 weekly wipe servers totaling over 675 slots. My point is that while I do agree the queue for main isn't quite as big as it is some months, that certainly wasn't a factor in this change. As I said in the post, we do not condone racism and we're not welcoming it on our servers. Before a few months ago all we had in place was a simple server kick (with no further repercussions) when someone used a racial slur. It was only on the repeat offenders and when it was reported that we would take further action. Additionally, the filter was horrible and barely caught anything. I was finally fed up with how bad it was getting so a few months ago I set out to make a new system for us that would be a bit more harsh on repeat offenders. We started kicking for the first offense, banning for an hour, then banning for multiple days at a time. This method was extremely effective and cut down the racial slurs in our servers but it also had the effect of ruining player's wipes because they slipped up and let something slip in chat - usually out of anger from being killed, etc. Again, I'm not condoning it, but I do think that is pretty harsh when so much of the community has brainwashed them into thinking that this language is okay. I think a good compromise for this is simply muting them in game. It removes their ability to use VoIP or in-game chat and is logged for us to see repeat offenders. As for racism in VoIP, it is a very hard thing to monitor. Especially with 1500 total slots on our servers. We have to rely on reports for these. If we get a report with a clip attached that has sure proof of racism in VoIP, we are more than happy to perma-mute them, or ban them if we deem necessary. So nothing really changes as far as that goes. Lastly, as for the content creators, which I know you spend a lot of time with, I feel like 90% of them have chat off at all times anyways (which I think they should to help protect themselves against this as well as snipers) so I don't see it as that big of a deal. Nothing will really change. They are still punished and prevented from doing it again. Just in a different way this go around. If you read through this whole thing, then thank you lol. I do appreciate you taking the time to voice your opinion though. It helps us gauge where different parts of the community are at and make adjustments accordingly.
  18. Dear Moosers, We have wanted to change some of our rules around for a long time now, and we are finally in a place that we can do just that. So I'll try to keep this short and avoid one of the famous novels that I seem to enjoy writing so much. Please note that changes #2 & #3 will not take affect until April 1st. 1. Changes to Moose server wipe times. From here on out we will be wiping all of our weekly and bi-weekly servers at 5 pm EST/4 pm CST/10 pm UTC on their scheduled wipe dates. This will not affect forced wipes for which we will always wipe at the time of the update. 2. Updating our VAC/Game ban rules. We have been mostly torn over changing this rule because on one side, it is no secret that many cheaters with a VAC ban have no problem cheating again and many are repeat offenders. However, on the other side, does it really take a year for someone to learn a lesson when they cheated and know they messed up? We know there are many players out there that have messed up in the past and want to play legit after being caught and banned. Keeping that in mind, we have decided to make the following changes to our VAC/Game Ban policies starting on April 1st, 2019: If you have 1 VAC/Game ban (across all accounts), it must be over 180 days (6 months) old. If you have 2 VAC/Game bans (across all accounts), the most recent must be over 560 days (18 months) old. If you have more than 2 VAC/Game bans you will be banned without exception. These changes are meant to be more inclusive for some of the players that have made mistakes and actually learned something and grew up a little. Additionally, it has a little forgiveness for the people that cheated multiple times but haven't done so in a long time. I don't think it's fair to cut them off forever, but this way it's at least quite awhile. 3. Updating our language filter and racism rules. While we still certainly don't condone a bunch of 13-17 year olds running around dropping hard-R's and drawing gallows or swastikas, we do think we were a little harsh on some of you edge lords. With that in mind we have decided to make the following changes to our language filter and racism rules starting on April 1st, 2019: We will now mute for racism triggers in chat rather than ban. Most mutes will last for 1 hour and will affect voice and chat. Bypassing the filter intentionally will result in either a permanent mute or a timed ban (probably a week, but up to the banning admin). Our original intention wasn't to kick players off our servers but rather try to break the bad habit that you kiddos have. I get that it's a game and we're all here to have fun, but let's do it with a bit less edginess. With these changes, dropping an accidental naughty word won't mean the end of your wipe. Instead, you just won't be able to spam your #CONTROLLINGMOOSE messages in chat for a short while. I think all 3 of these changes will help Moose be more inclusive for all sort of different players without compromising our morality and while still keeping our server secure and hacker-free. We'd love to hear any feedback from you guys, so feel free to leave a reply to this and we'll check out any comments, questions, or concerns. As always, we'll see you on the island. TL;DR Wipes are now at 5 pm EST instead of 4 pm EST. VACs are now minimum of 180 days instead of 365. 2 VACs are allowed with limitations (read limitations above). Language filter now mutes for 1 hour instead of progressively banning. Filter and ban changes take affect April 1st. Wipe changes are immediate.
  19. Jexs

    There are no custom rules for the minicopters. Since it's a monthly wipe server, most of the players are probably keeping a lot of them stored in their bases. Go raid a base to find one.
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    It crashed. Was back up soon after. Sorry about that.
  21. Jexs

    It's the server. We were waiting for wipe time until we updated. It's all good now.
  22. Jexs

    Honestly, we have no interest in running a group limit server. Mini is kind of an experiment more than anything. We certainly aren't going to run a trio server. The 5 man limit is more just for us to have an excuse to tell anyone that shows up with 8 to fuck off. We're not advertising it as a group limit server. We just want to keep it reasonable.
  23. Jexs

    I'm still in it. And I'm still an Officer. I think Chroner is just having an episode....

Errn

Errn is the owner and fearless leader of the Rusty Moose. She amazingly works 2 full-time jobs. The first to pay the bills and the second babysitting of all the Rust kiddies. She's also our local alcoholic wine connoisseur.

Jexs

Jexs is our local programmer of most things related to our back-end. He also has a vast knowledge of game and web servers and helps keep everything running smoothly.

Wojak

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Tyrone

Tyrone is a long time member of our community and knows the game of Rust better than he does most things in life. He is a well connected member of the Rust community and has friends everywhere. He is a great source of information for anything related to Rust.

Dimon

Dimon joined our team in January of 2019. He is a well connected member of the Rust streaming community and also has admin experience on large population Rust servers. He is a great addition to our team and will help administrate our EU servers as we branch out into that region.

Code404

Code404 joined our team in June of 2019 but was a part of our family long before. He started as a moderator and knows how we operate very well. He helps keep everyone in line and is a great source of information about Moose.

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