SPECIFIC RULES FOR 4x | PvPvE
PvP & LOOTING RULES
- Overly aggressive behavior, bordering on harassment, will not be tolerated.
- Max PvP engagement and roam size, outside of compound walls, per group is 3. (see Group Sizes for more info).
- PvP will only occur inside PvP zones, including heli crash sites, world-spawn air drops and on Cargo Ship. (see PvP Areas / NPC Bases fore more info).
- No traps or turrets may be placed outside of clearly walled off compounds or outside of buildings. No SAM sites may be used/loaded in any fashion before Purge. (see Traps / Turrets for more info).
- Looting is acceptable. However, players are responsible for their own actions; if they get stuck or killed inside someone else’s compound/base, admins will not help.
- It is against the rules to use the Patrol Helicopter to raid or damage someone else's base before Purge.
- All major monuments have a visible bubble around them indicating the extent of the PvP Zone. Depending on the map, those zones may extend into and encompass parts of nearby minor monuments.
- You will receive a chat message when you enter and exit a PvP Zone. This will be your only indication so pay attention. Teleport is blocked when inside of a PvP Zone, and is blocked for 60 seconds upon exiting as well.
- All NPC Raidable Bases, both random spawn and player bought, have PvP Zones surrounding them. They do NOT have a visible bubble surrounding them, but players will receive both a chat message and an on-screen indicator when entering a Raidable Base zone. (see NPC Raidable Bases for more info)
- In addition, all Heli Crash sites and Public Supply Drops create temporary PvP zones. Personal Helicopters will still create PvP zones and their crates can be looted by anyone. However, thes temporary zones will NOT have a visible bubble indicating the zone.
- Personal supply drops will NOT create a PvP zone, and the loot will be tied to the player.
BASE BUILDING & GRIEFING
- While there is no specific limit on base sizes, we ask groups not to build bigger than they need. Any mega-bases will be required to downsize. An excessive amount of external deployables is prohibited, and is grounds for removal by admins.
- It is prohibited to wall off any monument, any section of a monument, or any public quarry.
- Players are not allowed to build within the confines of any other players compound without permission from the owner. (regardless of how much space is walled off) Tool cupboards can be used to claim area, but if the area is not completely walled off within 48, other players will be allowed to build within any existing gaps of building privilege.
- Players are not allowed to build in such a way that impedes other players' existing structures, compounds, or bases. Players need to be able to freely enter/leave their compound on foot. This includes building or placing walls/gates around another player's base/compound, with then intention of surrounding or semi-encircling the base/compound.
- Players are free to build bases in prep for raiding during Purge, so long as it does not fall under the above rules. Admins have the discretion to remove any structures, without warning, that break griefing rules. Basic rule of thumb is, if you're trying to troll someone with your building, don't do it.
- Clan sizes are limited to a maximum of 8 members.
- Players are not allowed to roam outside of their base/compound in groups larger than three. This includes any allies, friends, or anyone providing any type of support. If a player is aiding a group in any fashion, they will be counted toward their group limit.
- Clans may defend their compound up to the maximum clan size of 8. However, This ruling is for DEFENSE only. Any group that engages in a raid or an offensive attack will need to remain within the three-person limit, regardless if they have members inside their base/compound that are within range to attack.
- Only new players to Rust are allowed to spectate with groups. Teammates or friends are not allowed to spectate if they exceed the three-person limit. Spectators cannot contribute toward PvP in any fashion, to the extent of being killed without defending themselves; no spotting, no fighting, no raiding. Spectators have to hide or flee during any PvP, and players must communicate that they have a spectator with them.
TRAPS / TURRETS
- Traps and turrets within a personal base or compound are acceptable, however some rules apply:
- Turrets can not shoot players walking or riding by your compound or base. This includes walking/riding on cliffsides or rocks. Wall gaps must be closed off and cannot shoot players walking/riding by
- Turrets can shoot players building up (Twigging), laddering, boosting (climbing on top of other players/horses) and flying by.
- Turrets must only be used to defend the interior spaces once a player enters your compound/base and/or attempts to land on your roof.
- Turrets/traps that shoot players using vending machines is not tolerated and will be treated as baiting.
- Turrets/traps can not be placed out in the open and must be placed as defined above.
- Raid bases built within the Raidable Bases zone are the only exception to the above regulations.
- Sam sites can be placed preemptively but must remain off or unloaded until purge.
- Administrators will remove any offending turrets, traps and or SAM sites. Players will not be reimbursed.
- Some NPC Bases will spawn randomly across the map. A message will appear in chat when you encounter one. These bases are made of all HQM and are designed to discourage foundation wiping.
- Group limits are enforced at all NPC Bases. They are all public, and counters are allowed.
- Players are allowed to build bases next to NPC Bases to help defend their raid from counters. Turrets are allowed to be outside to guard the raid, so long as they only shoot players that are near the NPC Base.
- NPC Bases will despawn 60 minutes after the TC has been destroyed/looted. Additionally, any structures built within the area AFTER the NPC Base has spawned, will despawn with the zone.
- In addition to the random NPC Bases that appear on the map, players can purchase an NPC Base to spawn near their location. The commands are available through the /s store.
- During Purge, the entire map becomes PvP and rules regarding turrets, traps, camping and griefing are waived.
- During Purge rules regarding behavior, exploits, cheating, etc, will still be enforced. Group size limits and roaming limits will still be enforced as well.
- Purge is scheduled for the first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 9 p.m. (ET) and ending with server wipe the following day.