Rust Building 3.0

Here:-

https://www.rustafied.com/updates/2017/12/5/building-30-what-you-need-to-know

Lots of interesting things going on with half height walls etc, but probably of most interest to base builders are the Tool Cupboard (TC) changes.

Two statements are of interest here.

#1 – Only 1 tool cupboard per building.

“Buildings are now defined by any foundation that snaps with another, and any blocks connected to said foundations.”

#2 – Privilege radius based on blocks, not cupboards.

“Building privilege is now based on the building blocks instead of exact radius around the cupboard. That means the placement of the cupboard inside the building has no impact on that structures exact build privilege area. Rather, the building itself defines the radius of build privilege”

My initial conclusion from these two statements:-

It seems that with clever honeycombing and a single TC placed anywhere within your base, you can protect all of it.  In theory (we won’t know until the update hits tonight) you could build an 8 storey building with a single TC at the top inside a honeycomb and protect your entire base.  ONLY IF they’ve also changed the way the TC influence spreads down (a single block I believe) and as they’ve said nothing about that, again we won’t know until the update hits.

Also, if I’ve read it correctly, they don’t seem to have put a limit as to how big your base is either (have I missed that?), it seems to be a case of because “Buildings are now defined by any foundation that snaps with another, and any blocks connected to said foundations.”  So as long as you’re using building blocks like foundation steps to go up and down hills, then IN THEORY (at the moment) you could build one massive base all over the side of a mountain and protect it all with a single TC tucked away somewhere.

Then the raiders would have to find it to get anywhere.

However…  It might not be all one-sided in favour of the base builder.  It may also be a case of raiders being able to “orphan” parts of a low sprawling base by blowing out foundations in certain areas and disconnecting some of the foundations from the TC.  They would know as they would suddenly be able to build in the orphaned area.  If this is possible, the raider could then begin to work out the general area where your TC is located.

One things for certain, either it’s all going to get really interesting and breathe some life into base building… or it’s a complete cock up with some of this stuff working and some not.

We’ll know in the next day or so.  What’s your money on?

-PPlank

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