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  1. Jexs

    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.
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    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.
  7. 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.
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    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.
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    It's the server. We were waiting for wipe time until we updated. It's all good now.
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    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.
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    I'm still in it. And I'm still an Officer. I think Chroner is just having an episode....
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    Lol if I'm not in it then he (or someone else) kicked me out.
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    It's something we have looked into in the past, but ends up being an abandoned idea as there is no reliable host in South America that we'd be able to go with. The hosts that are there are mostly for hosting small websites or large companies - not so much for game hosting. The hosts that are capable to run a large Rust server on it are just simply too expensive. We couldn't even be close to being able to afford it. Until something changes with that, we don't have any plans for South America at this moment. An alternative would always be hosting a server in Texas and then just saying that it's a South America server, but I'd hate to advertise that and the players still get 150 ping. Just doesn't seem fair. We're always monitoring new technology and ways for us to improve/expand and you never know what the future holds.
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    We cannot wipe before the update is released as it is a forced wipe. This means that all maps are forced to wipe because of changes in the update. So the delay you speak of had nothing to do with us, but rather Facepunch as well as Steam being offline for a few hours earlier today. I do highly recommend joining our discord as Code mentioned. It is where the majority of our communications are posted. In the future I will look into also having major announcements on the website too for the players that do not use Discord regularly.
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    This was more than likely due to a bad route to our server. This can be an issue with your ISP directly or a node along the route to our server. This is usually resolved within a day or 2 or sometimes even a few hours. It's very rare but it does happen on occasion. Just have to wait it out.
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    This alone pretty much proves why I shouldn't even reply to this thread, but I'll entertain you. I wrote the system myself. All of our bans are global and shared instantly. There is no chance of a player ever switching from one of our servers to another. So you're very mistaken here. Do not assume this without any prior knowledge. It's a very ignorant thing to say. Our staff plays regularly and every single one of our admins know this game better than we know ourselves. We all live and breath Rust and every member of our staff are generally online for at least 12 hours a day, whereas some of us are online 16+ hours a day. Even when we are playing, we regularly take breaks to deal with hackers/reports. Additionally, our staff has over 30k combined hours and we have decades of experience running gaming communities and game servers. We know what we're doing, I can assure you. Yes, this is clear considering we don't even have a single report from you in our report form. At least not under the name on your forum account or current IP. I'm not sure how you could possibly complain about hackers running rampant without reporting a single one. I do agree that hackers have been much more persistent lately and have been around much more than normal. This is largely due to the game being on sale on Steam and there being a very large influx in Steam accounts being hacked that already have copies of Steam. Both of these provide hackers with very cheap accounts to cheat on. Unfortunately, it's out of our hands. I do want to mention that we, on average, ban anywhere from 70-130 accounts per day and have more than 25k players banned. We are always watching and monitoring our player lists and reports. The average "rage hacker" on one of our servers will be connected for no more than 30-45 minutes before being banned, however, are usually banned much sooner. It is a timeframe that we try to reduce constantly and have many things working in the background to help. The problem with hackers is a constant battle and it will never end. It is very unfortunate losing items to a hacker, but sometimes shit happens. EAC does a fantastic job catching cheaters, they are just reactive rather than real-time which has a lot of players convinced that they are shit. They game ban about 3k Rust accounts a week and I'm sure it won't stop any time soon. Good luck in the future, and you should probably start reporting to the admins that you want to bash. That would be step one.
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    I mean it'll eventually be relevant again in like 2025 at this rate, right? I do hope they go somewhere with the game though. It's been the dream for years now.
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    There are no maps you can draw on anymore, but as Blau said, there is the in-game map. Other than that playrust.io is probably your best bet for the time being.
  20. Hi everyone, The way I see it is we have 2 options. Let me know what you choose. -Jexs
  21. Hey Moosers, We are very excited to announce that Rusty Moose is opening a new Monthly server in the EU. This is a big change for us moving into a new region of the world but we are very excited! All of the server information can be found on our Server Status Manager (SSM) here. Just like any of our vanilla servers, it will have monthly BP wipes along with its monthly map wipe. To help administrate this new server we are happy to announce we have brought Dimon on as our newest admin as well as Grayman and Deogi as mods to help with Discord moderation. Be sure to give them a warm welcome as they get accustomed to these new roles. They are all great sources of information regarding Rust and Rusty Moose. Lastly, we have noticed the struggles Accelerated is having to maintain a player base and we have taken some steps to try and revive our only modded server to its former glory. We have cut the stack sizes way down to closer match the 2x gather of the server, we have set the server to 2 week BP wipe instead of its former monthly BPs, and have set a soft group limit of 8. Meaning if someone wants to play with 9 we may allow it, but if someone tries joining with 12+ we will ask them to leave. Be sure to join our Discord here to get the latest news and announcements as well as great interaction with our community. We thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you on the island!
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    Currently all of our wipes happen at 4PM Eastern Standard (US). Only exception is when it is an update day then we wipe at the time of update.
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    If this happens again, it is more than likely because you are using the staging client instead of the regular client. Since the staging client is technically a higher protocol than release it'll give this error.
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    Hey Cold! I just saw this... oops. You more than likely remember me as Jman. Unfortunately I think I'm the only one in Unreal that is registered here. A few years back I was left with the forum software and the web server it was being hosted on. At that point the community had completely died out as we didn't have a new game to call home anymore. It was just never the same. Gare and I kinda mutually agreed to just shutdown the site completely and move on. I ended up linking up with the owner of Moose and started this new site in late 2016. I still had the license so I figured no use in letting it go to waste. Overall, it's definitely worked out. We're now the second largest community in Rust and we love what we do. I have talked to P4F quite a few times over the years but haven't heard from him in a year or so. Awhile back he wanted to setup a CoD4 server to have a reunion of sorts, but it fell through. I'm not sure how many people from the old community he is still in touch with, but I know it's something he really wanted to do. Maybe we can still get around to doing that sometime. As for Gare (or Rett as he's known by now), he is an indie game dev and actually has released 2 games with a 3rd in the works if I'm not mistaken. He's definitely the one I have talked to the most from EFU but haven't heard from him in the last few months. I'm certainly going to reach out to him to show him this topic though! He's most reachable on Discord it seems (Rett#8045). Anyways, I'm done blabbering on. I hope you and the family are well! Was a great surprise to see your name pop up after all this time lol.
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    Welcome back to the island! Indeed the game has changed quite a bit. Mostly for the better (in my opinion), but I'd be lying if I said the game doesn't have it's flaws. We're glad to have you and appreciate the kind words. If you're not already in our Discord, I'd recommend hopping in there as it has the most active conversations. You can find it here if you'd like. We'll see you on the island!


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 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.


MesMichael is the local memer of the Moose'min team and has been a part of our community for many years. He works closely with the community to ensure everyone is having fun and behaving themselves. He is a great source of information or help whenever you need it.


Wojak has been just about everywhere in the Rust community and is not new to the task of administrating a server. He brings with him a lot of experience moderating and a wealth of knowledge about the game. Ask him about his favorite furry sites.


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 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.

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