When you even casually comply with the Grimace-colored streaming monolith that’s Twitch, you’re effectively conscious that the current flavor of the month is Rust, a survival recreation that initially got here out in 2013. This implies new gamers are discovering the style oldtimer for the primary time. Whereas some benefit from the recreation’s inhospitable chaos, others are discovering that they’ve bitten off greater than they’ll chew.
Rust’s darkish—although not precisely little-known—secret is that Twitch streams should not indicative of what the sport is definitely like. The place streamers all role-play and solely open hearth in an agreed-upon set of areas and situations, common Rust servers are a hodgepodge. Some gamers role-play, however many don’t. Some assist newcomers, however others ruthlessly bully them. Something is feasible, however it’s usually sandwiched between mounds of demise and toxicity. Progress is difficult gained, particularly on condition that gamers can stroll in and wreak havoc on fastidiously constructed bases whereas others are logged off. New Rust gamers on Steam, then, are break up. On one hand, they’ve discovered that even in any case these years, there’s no different recreation fairly like Rust, however on the opposite, its sharp edges have lower into novices’ need to maintain enjoying.