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Giant Excavator

Overview

This is a new monument filled with NPC’s but the reward of using this quarry will be worth the effort

Operating this quarry is no small task it will work better with friends
  1. Add Diesel fuel to the tank in the engine room
  2. Start the engine
  3. Go to the control room and select a resource to mine only one resource at a time can be mined.
  4. Collect resources from the two deposit locations.

Diesel 

Diesel is required to run the Giant Excavator. this new resource is a Higher quality fuel and ca only be used at the giant excavator at the moment. 

It stacks to 20 and burns about 1 Diesel fuel every 2 minutes of run time. Only one stack can be loaded into the Excavator at a time.

Purchase Stacks
Outpost 20
Cost Excavator run time
300 Low Grade Fuel  2 Minutes per 1 Diesel 

Resource Yields 

Here are some sample yields of what you will for running the giant excavator. Please note it is very likely change before going live.

Examples
Sample Yield 10 Diesel Burned
Stone Metal Ore Sulfur Ore Height Quality Metal Ore
28280 14120 4740 400

Scientist

There are about 12 to 15 scientists throughout. The scientists will respawn in a period after they are killed.

Radiation 

Radiation Protection is a must. Radiation start on the outskirts of the giant excavator and increase as you get to the engine room. A Hazmat Suit will provide adequate protection from the radiation trough out the entire monument.   

Broadcast Signal

Similar to the Oil Rig, there is a broadcast signal you can set your pagers to in order to know when the Giant Excavator is running. This should provide a bit of balance by allowing groups to be notified when there’s someone excavating. 

Recycler 

There is a Recycler in the corner of the engine room (on the same level as the fuel tank).

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Media

All about electricity

Wire Tool

The fundamental connection between all these new items, the Wire Tool is a core component of electricity. To use it, simply equip, right click on an electrical object, select your choice on the wheel, and then connect to another object. You can also left click while dragging the wire to pin it to that part of the wall or floor.

  


 Small generator

The first step to powering anything is to find a source of electricity of course! That’s where the small generator comes into play. Placed on the ground or a shelf, the small generator produces power for up to 3 external sources. At the moment, it doesn’t require any fuel, but I expect that to change prior to this functionality going live.

 

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Rust Update 23 August 2018

AI Improvements

Progressing on several improvements to both animal and scientist AI. This includes going dormant properly, awareness of thrown objects, avoidance of explosions, robust sensation data around explosions, and more.

Mainly these improvements have been based around behavior, but some performance optimizations have also been made. Long and short: AI should behave better with less overhead.



Smoke grenade tweaks

After adding smoke grenades in last week, Helk has made a few adjustments. They will now stack to two, players can throw them farther, and you can’t use them under water.

As you may recall from last week, smoke grenades last about 60 seconds, obscure the area they are thrown in, and can only be purchased at Bandit Town for 10 scrap.



Cargo ship event

Progress on the newest server event continues this week as Damian and Vincent polish the art of the Cargo Ship. As mentioned in the devblog, this ship will sporadically circle the waters of Rust, giving players the opportunity to board, loot, shoot, and more.

Damian said he’d send me some shots at some point today, so stay tuned for some initial images.


Hapis 10

Alistair is working on another iteration of the Hapis Island map. With a focus on polishing some areas up, he’s doing more fine tuned work this month with the intention of putting some large changes in next month for longer testing.


Other stuff

Pumpkins and corn and now stackable and no longer have condition
More work on optimization
Misc Bandit Town fixes

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