rust recycler

Customised Recycling

As part of the recycling system overhaul, I’ve added a plugin that allows the customisation of recyclable items and their output. For starters I’ve added the ability to recycle HQM down to metal frags, and metal frags down to scrap.

The exchange rate is 1,000 HQM will recycle down to approx 4,500 metal frags. The metal frags will then recycle down to approx 135 scrap. (Scrap is valuable and is like a second currency next to Reward Points.) This sounds expensive, but players who have had the foresight to set up quarries will often end up with a surplus of HQM and metal frags after they’ve built their base.

In addition, I’ve made changes to the /remove tool exhange rate so that now it won’t cost you anything to remove building blocks, and in fact you’ll get something back. (Admission: I always thought it worked that way, and I’m sure it used to, but at some point in the past it was changed to cost players more materials than they received. Now changed.)

I have also previously installed a plugin that lets you exchange scrap for reward points (RP) in any vending machine. In case you didn’t know, RP on GameKeeper servers always gets carried over to the next wipe. Ooh!

That means that right before a wipe you can scrap all your surplus materials and convert it into RP so you’re all ready for the next wipe. Given that you now get something back for using /remove to remove building blocks, you can now dismantle your base right before wipe, run it through the recycler to get scrap and then convert it all to RP at a vending machine. Muhahaha.

Is that cool or what? Yeah I know it is. See how I’m always thinking of you?

Posted by PPlank in General, Rust Servers

New Recycler Plugin for VIPs

Following the reported bugs with the previous recycler plugin where loot was disappearing, I checked and it looks like the dev has abandoned it, so I purchased another one.

The new command for VIPs to spawn a recycler into your inventory is /redeemrecycler but I’ve created an alias so you can also continue to use /craftrec. You also now get 3 recyclers. Yay!

When you place your first recycler, you may see a “ghost box” underneath it. In tests if you pick up the recycler with a wooden hammer and MIDDLE click your mouse to pick it up, and then re-place it down again, the box disappears. Subsequent recyclers don’t seem to suffer from this “ghost box” happening. I’ve also noticed that if you teleport somewhere and then go back again, or run a good distance from your base and then return, the ghost box also disappears.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Enjoy.

Posted by PPlank in General, Rust Servers