Rust is an extremely dynamic environment, and every possible situation cannot be spelled out in black and white. If you find yourself in a situation that is not listed, please reach out to the Moderation team via Discord.
Many of these offenses will receive a warning first, however, some warrant outright bans.
If reporting a player you suspect of this, please try to supply as much evidence as possible.
Players caught circumventing a ban (game or otherwise) will have their new account(s) banned unless the original ban is reversed.
Hacker/Banned Player Association
If a player is game banned or banned from Rusticate servers for any reason, they are not allowed to evade that ban and play again on a new account. When we catch players doing this they will be banned again for Ban Evasion. Associating with these players on a new account can, and often will, result in a ban for individuals or an entire team depending on the circumstances.
We do not expect people to know the complete history of every individual they play with at any point. That said, when clear and indisputable proof of players helping others evade is available to moderators, the involved player(s) will face a ban from all servers as well.
Aggressive behavior is a part of normal gameplay in Rust. Toxic behavior is when someone’s actions start impacting the entire server. A prime example of this would be spamming chat.
Offensive material is a very subjective area. Signs depicting bigotry or offensive slurs may be removed by Moderators without warning, and potentially further action(s) may ensue.
Rust is still very much in development and as such we do not police most glitches that find their way into the game. At this time we restrict playing outside of the intended play zone (such as under the terrain or inside of rocks). Certain exceptions to this rule may be made at moderators discretion.
Real Life Threats
To know the severity of the threat, it is important to understand the context behind the statement. For example, if someone says they’re going to “f*** someone’s mom” in all chat, it’s obvious that’s not a real threat. If the player is talking about tracking them down in real life or swatting them, please report them.
Doxing is the act of releasing the personal information of another player. This can include any real life information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. Players found to be doing this will be evaluated as to the severity, but ultimately, offenses of this nature are grounds for an immediate ban.
Server / Admin Hating
Publicly disparaging Rusticate or its staff is not tolerated and may result in action taken against individuals who do so. If you have a complaint about the server itself, please submit a support ticket .
We take pride in the vetting of our staff however mistakes do happen. When suspicions of abuse arise we want to address them in a productive manner. Ranting in all chat does nothing to address the problem and may result in Moderation response. If you suspect admin abuse, please Contact us directly All reports of abuse are kept strictly confidential regardless of the outcome.
If you’ve been banned and would like to appeal, create a ticket on our web forums
staff rules apply to all active Trainees and Moderators, regardless of tenure.
If you feel a member of staff has abused their power in any way, Please contact us.
Moderators are here to help
Moderators are here to maintain the context of the server and help players. This includes answering questions, engaging with players in positive ways, removing toxic players/hackers, helping out fresh spawns, and running community events.
Interested in joining us?
Applications open up a few times a year. If you’re interested in joining our ranks, please check and see if staff applications are open at http://rusticate.world/apply