Welcome to Droxen
The Rust Server that has something for everyone!
Droxen Server Rules
Don’t intentionally ruin other people’s fun
We’re all playing Rust because we want to have fun. First and foremost, don’t impinge on other people’s pursuit of happiness. Obviously the game involves conflict – whether that’s over resources or straight up raiding depends upon the situation, and the rest of the rules deal with those situations. If someone’s expressing genuine displeasure with you or your actions, pause for a moment and think about whether you’re being a dick.
Be civil – no racist language, sexual threats, etc.
This shouldn’t need any explanation. If it does, file a complaint with your local school district for failing to educate you. Respect that this is a game and leave political commentary and questionable references at the door. This applies to chat conduct, voice chat, signs, names, profiles, etc.
If you’re fired upon, you may return fire
"Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back." --Malcolm Reynolds
Self defense is a valid reason to use force, regardless of context. We humbly suggest you bob and weave – it’s surprisingly hard to hit a target that’s moving unpredictably.
Warning shots are still shots; firing a warning shot is inviting aggression.
Note: someone may initiate aggression outside of the acceptable PvP zones; this rule lets you legitimately defend yourself. Please also report these infractions to admins, so we can take appropriate enforcement action.
The purpose of the raid ban is to offer a shield for new players to peacefully build up before having to contend with the aggression of raiding, it is not a shield to claim the only sources of necessary materiel in monuments and smalluments.
While you can definitely try to restrict access, you might not be protected while you do so. Players may ask for an admin to make a ruling on whether or not the restriction is sufficient to warrant the protection being voided.
Raiding is defined as stealing from, doing damage to, or killing inhabitants of a base.
A base is defined as a player-built construction consisting, at minimum, of a tool cabinet with the walls (wood or above, not twig), doors, and locks necessary to secure it. This means all entries to the base must be secured, including windows and door frames.
Server will wipe around every 1.5 months. For instance the next wipe will be late December.
Bases entirely within monuments (cave bases) are not protected by the raid ban.
While you may defend yourself against someone shooting at you from a base, do not intentionally damage the base during the fight.
PvP is limited to the following areas
Once you have a base, anyone within weapons range of your base
If you build within range of another base, you are initiating aggression.
Do not build within range of another base during the raid ban, unless you have first negotiated a truce with that base’s owner.
In monuments (this does not include power lines outside of main monuments)
Both you and your target should be in the monument
Being in the monument is defined as being within the build restriction (check with build plan)
Don’t forget that bases near monuments still have the normal asymmetric defense
Caves are officially a monument for PvP purposes .
Within weapons range of a heli crash site, which should be treated just like a drop for PvP purposes. But, you know, someone is armed to the teeth, so watch out.
When you’re mounting an attack on someone (i.e. raiding)
As a general rule, mutual engagements (that is battles in which both parties fire) can be continued outside of the PvP circumstance/area that allowed for the initiation of PvP for a reasonable amount of time (~5 min) after one side has left the circumstance and halted aggression. If both sides are continuing to shoot, the engagement is ongoing.
The limitations placed on PvP have been carefully chosen to cultivate a specific culture on our server. If you find that limited PvP does not match your desired playstyle, you may find another server better meets your needs.
For confirmed rivals, attack restrictions are lifted
If you’ve developed a rivalry with someone – you each consider the other a threat – you may attack at will, provided you have positive identification. This must be a mutual agreement, and confirmed by all involved parties with an explicit agreement in server chat. This means that for rivalries between groups every group member must individually sign off.
This is the other side of the “we’re all here to have fun” rule. If you come to a non-non-aggression agreement with other players, and you do it in a way that’s fun for everyone, that’s great! We encourage all manner of fun things that don’t impinge upon others’ enjoyment of the game.
Rivalries expire at the end of a wipe, but can be canceled midwipe if all parties agree and state so in server chat for the log. If you’re having fun with your preferred enemy, all parties must agree for another round at the beginning of the next wipe. Everybody involved must want to keep the party going!
We generally will not reimburse players for items lost from a glitch in the game (falling through the map and dying, disconnections, etc.).
While you may say what you want to say and go by what you want to be called in the rest of your life, we do restrict the content we allow in our house in order to make it pleasant for those who frequent the server.
Additionally, as the administrative team is composed of English-speakers, the rules are written in English and server communications are also done in English.
To facilitate smooth operation of the server, players must be able to communicate in English.
So that admins may ensure that signs and names follow the rules, if they are in another language they must be in an easily searchable format.