Easy to Upgrade Buildings

Everybody on all servers now has the ability to upgrade their bases with a single command. You don’t have the ability (yet) to downgrade, but I may add this at a later date with a 60 second cooldown to prevent upgrade-downgrade spam which may affect the servers. I’ll ban anyone abusing this.

It all plays nicely with raid and combat blocks, so there’s no upgrading your building while being raided.

It’s easy to upgrade, just make sure you have the relevant building materials in your inventory then look at a building entity (wall, floor, etc) and type one of the following example commands:-

/up ~ upgrades ALL your building entities by one level. Wood upgrades to stone, metal upgrades to HQM.

/up metal or /up 3 ~ upgrades ALL your entities whatever the current grade is to metal.

You can also limit what entities are upgraded if you don’t want all of them upgraded by adding a filter:-

/up 4 foundation ~ this will make only your foundations upgrade to HQM (armoured).

The grades are:-

Twigs or 0
Wood or 1
Stone or 2
Metal or 3
TopTier or 4

The filters are:-


Posted by PPlank in General, Rust Servers, Server Updates

Quarries and Pumpjacks can now be Upgraded (QoL)

You can now upgrade your quarries and pumpjacks with other quarries and pumpjacks.

When accessing the fuel storage on quarries and pumpjacks, you’ll now see a small “Upgrade” button.

When you click it you’ll see this:-

You can see in this case that IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER QUARRY in your inventory, you can upgrade this existing quarry to the next level up. The other quarry in your inventory will be consumed and added to the existing one.

There are 5 level upgrades. As you level up your quarry, new mineral resources are also added. So you may start with just a stone quarry, but end up with a quarry producing all minerals. A level 2 quarry will produce the same amount as 2 level 1 quarries. Same for pumpjacks. Every quarry level will also unlock the next tier of production. Level 3 will unlock metal, level 4 sulfur and level 5 HQM if your quarry doesn’t already have these.

I’ve asked the developer if he’ll also add non-standard output such as wood and he’s looking into it.

The benefit of this is the production increases for each level you go up, and you now don’t need quarries everywhere, you can just create one “uber” quarry.

You can purchase quarries and pumpjacks in the /s store, or find them (rarely) in hackable crates, or (slightly less rarely) in hackable crates on the cargoship.

Posted by PPlank in General, Rust Servers, Server Updates