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Voodoo Rust Wipe January 2019

 All the farming, raiding and yes, the salt of the new year is over. As usual here is some images of some of the bases found on the server. There are some amazing designs out there.

 The biggest story during this wipe was the successful shop managed and run by Moxi and QUIET but this is rust and the shop was raided.   

 The Next wipe brings server and client improvements and some new toys.   

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Rust Purge Event 2 February 2019

Finally you can resolve that itch or score to settle !!!!!

Date: Saturday 2 February 2019

Start Time: 20:00 pm (GMT+2)

End: 00:00 am (GMT+2)

The Purge event will give you 4 hours of the real rust experience. Go out and hunt down and settle that score or test you PVP skill.

The following rules are not active during the purge

  1. No KOS you can shoot and kill as you please.
  2. Door Camping.

The Following rules will always stay in place

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Rust Purge Event 12 January 2019

Finally you can resolve that itch or score to settle !!!!!

Date: Saturday 12 Jan 2019  

Start Time: 20:00 pm (GMT+2)

End: 00:00 am (GMT+2)

The Purge event will give you 4 hours of the real rust experience. Go out and hunt down and settle that score or test you PVP skill.

The following rules are not active during the purge

  1. No KOS you can shoot and kill as you please.
  2. Door Camping.

The Following rules will always stay in place

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Looking to Form a Committee and fill open positions.

The function of the committee will be (Must Play one of the supported games, Rust, Dota 2 and Age of Empires)

  • Look at new ideas or suggestion.
  • Vote on Changes to the Rules and review them when needed.
  • Vote on what action will be taken against a player or players. When they are reported for breaking the rules.
  • Nominate and appoint Moderators.

The committee will not have the function of admin but will instruct the admin on what action to take after the vote has been passed.

The Committee members must not be bias there vote and suggestion must be based on facts and not emotions

The Owner can disband the committee at any time if the commit has failed on its function.

Open Positions

2 Moderators (Rust)

1 Back End Admin. (Help with keeping the server running)

1 Web Page Developer.

1 Social Media and blogger (Rust, Age Of Empires and Dota 2)  

1 Photo and Video Creator to help in recording and posting content form the server to The Voodoo Gaming YouTube channel.

1 Editor to check all articles before they are published.

Send Application and Nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Rust Base Builds December 2019

It's all now in the pass all the farming, Santa and all the Xmas Lights and things.

We have take some Photos of the bases around the map. The Players build some amazing bases.  Looking forward to the next wipe builds if they survive until the end of the wipe.

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New Years Map 2019

It has been a great festive Map season but as they say out with the old and in with the new. 

The New Years 2019 map was nominated by Sp0ok10 and received the most votes. Thank you for the nomination and the votes.

Click on the map to zoom and view. 

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SavageNoodle Banned

Voodoo Gaming has been put in to disrepute due to one of the Rust Moderators.

SavageNoodle used his Moderators Tools to give him self Admin rights on the Rust VOODOO server.

During a raid that took place on the 21 December 2018 SavageNoodle was logged in as admin in game and had GOD mode activated.

We asked for the raid to be stopped. The VG team pulled back from the raid.

SavageNoodle have been banned from all Voodoo Gaming Servers and portals. Voodoo Gaming Will not allow any cheating on any of our servers.

SavageNoodle - Permanent Rust Admin Ban for Cheating and Admin Abuse.   

We at Voodoo Gaming apologise for the inconvenience caused and hope the everyone continue to play Rust on the Voodoo Gaming Server. 

Steam Profile https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198167334887/

Ban Link

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Server Lag Issues and Solutions

It has been a very laggy Rust Wipe on the Voodoo Server.

We have been doing tests to find out what the cause of the issues are.

It was not what we thought it would be.

First we had to check the server hardware to make sure the server can run the Rust server application. We confirmed that the hardware can run the server application.

The next step was to check if there was any data centre issues and the data centre reported that there are no issues and everything is running 100%. No network lag reported.

The last step was to check the server configuration and settings and here we found a lot of information pointing to the following possible causes.

  1. Server Upkeep time and Entities
  2. Server Seed and Map Size.

Server Upkeep time and Entities

Rust servers have a limit of how many Entities it can handle and how many new entities it can handle at the same time.

The longer the server upkeep time is on a server the bigger the bases are and bigger bases mean more entities. On busy servers this can cause server lag when players in big bases build fast or all players build at the same time.

Default Decay.upkeep_period_minutes “1440” (How many minutes does the upkeep cost last? 1440 = 24 Hours)

Current Decay.upkeep_period_minutes “9000” 6.25 Times longer than the default

All the suggestions point to returning the server Decay.upkeep_period_minutes back to the default setting.

Server Map Size

The Current server Map Size is bigger than the suggested maximum map size of 3000.

Solutions

Next wipe pick a map with a maximum map size of 3000.

Buy Maximum number of slots from the hosting Company.

Our Plan going forward

  1. Increase the server slots to the maximum amount of slots available form the hosting Company. We will implement this immediately.We will be monitoring the server performance for the rest of the wipe. If this do not resolve the server performance issue we will move the the next option.
  2. Return the Decay.upkeep_period_minutes back to the default setting of “1440” If this do not work we will move to the final step.
  3. Map size not bigger than 3000.

Our hope is that the first step will resolve the server performance.

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