Greetings survivors and friends, Shadowfrax
here with your weekly fix of Rust development news, but first of all…
When you’re galloping across the land on your shiny new horse, you don’t want to look like
some filthy generic freshspawn who just rolled off a beach somewhere do you?.. You want to
look like a PROFESSIONAL, because that’s what you ARE…
And this is why you need my NEW Jockey skin set.. HOODIE, PANTS (trousers) & CAP..
Depending on when you’re watching this, these will either be on the store right now, or
soon to BE on the store.. And I’ll put a link for you in the pinned comment below..
Thanks to Phase, who put these threads together, I hope you enjoy them.. and just to say, there’s
a tiny easter egg hidden on the set somewhere.. if you can find it…
Talking of weekly fixes.. a mandatory client and server patch will be rolling it’s way
out tonight, and this should help fix a few of the bugs that crawled out of the woodwork
after last week’s update.. as well as (hopefully) improving server performance.. Although at
the time of writing this, exactly what fixes will be included is yet to be confirmed..
Something which will be breaking onto servers with the patch though is a change to waves,
which I did mention last week, but here’s more on that..
Instead of all moving in one direction in their journey across the endless ocean, you’ll
see waves now heading towards the Rusty coastline wherever you are.. As well as this, they are
now more dynamic with higher peaks and deeper troughs near the beach becoming smoother and
more placid the further out you get.. Hopefully, hopefully performamce will be better
too, but we’ll know for shore when the patch hits.. Also please keep in mind that these
are a work in progress and will be tweaked as time goes by..
Further to the news last week that Garry was working on switching Rust over to HDRP .. that’s
High Defenition Render Pipeline, there has been an absolute paddock full of commits relating
to this and although we don’t have any footage to see how it will look in game yet.. he did
show off some subsurface scattering, which is an important effect for realistic rendering
of translucent materials such as skin, flesh, fat, fruits, fungi, milk, marble, gravy and
many others. More on this as it progresses..
Meanwhile.. If you don’t love me at my.. then you don’t deserve me at my..
Yes, other works in progress include a rework of Rust’s ragdoll system, to hopefully turn
the existing monstrosities, which sometimes look like something John Carpenter would come
up with.. into more realistic and peaceful looking versions.. Again not much to show
yet on this.. and I’m guessing it’s too much to ask for to be given a ragdoll key for players
but, I’ll show you more when I have footage.. Horse art is being reworked apparently, with
new visuals for our neddies.. Maybe there’ll be a special white one that spawns on a server
somewhere and only eats pies or something.. Again it’s too early for visuals but I’ll
show you as soon as they’re trotted out.. And finally.. Just after the update last week
I noticed that the roadmap section of the Rust website
had mysteriously disappeared… although shortly after a brand new section mysteriously took
its place.. Instead of the roadmap, we now have ‘suggestions’,
which very bravely lets you and I post suggestions for the game which can then be voted up, down,
sideways and commented on by all and sundry.. These can be sorted by top, latest and trending
and here’s the best bit.. The team can use these to actually build a new roadmap.. Which
they’re doing.. and this shows what features are in progress, planned and currently being
mulled over.. Looking at the top suggestions at the moment
for instance, fireplaces heating bases is sitting right up there at number one and is
being closely followed by making nights lighter and triangle ladder hatches and floor grills..
I’ll leave a link to this down below as well so you can add your tuppence worth, but please
don’t be irresponsible.. we’ve got reddit for that..
Right! You’re up to date now, it’s been a short-ish one but do leave me a comment, plus
a like and subscripton.. Your support of my channel is very much appreciated.. Also a
big thanks to my supporters on Patreon who consistently help me keep the wolves from
the stable doors in these difficult times.. You can follow me and stay up to date on Twitch,
Twitter, Facebook, Discord and my Steeeeeam group and I shall catch you all soon, but
in the meantime, keep calm and stay Rusty. Cheerio.