Rules v3

Tips for Reporting

  1. Support is on Discord. All server issues are dealt with on discord. Discord is required if you have an issue with admins and they want to discuss outside of the gameplay area. Visit for an invite.
    1. Report in discord, either via DM to an admin or in #adminsupport.
    2. Include screenshots of the violation, your combatlog, etc. Recordings are always useful.
    3. Be sure to use your ingame name and tell us which server the issue is on when reporting a problem.
    4. The more information the better. Don’t worry about giving us too much information.

Rules – Updated 18MAR2019

  1. Listen to the Admins and staff. When we make requests, please comply in a timely manner. Anything we ask is for the sole purpose of improving or keeping the server clean and safe for everyone.
    1. Any backtalk, trolling or time wasting of Admins may result in a ban and require you to clear the issue up in Discord. If you have concerns with the request, feel free to discuss in Discord after complying. We’re pretty reasonable if you come to talk maturely.
    2. Don’t grandstand. Give the admins time to handle issues.
  2. Please don’t harass the admins. We’re all nice people just trying to keep things moving smoothly.
  3. No “*Griefing” or making the game unplayable for non-compound owners.
    1. Compounds are defined as “‘Any base or set of bases fully or partially surrounded by high external walls or creatively foundation based external perimeter”.
    2. Base take-overs are allowed.
        1. Base takeovers require you control all base exits and have the TC paid for at least 3 days or paid in full.
        2. Compounds cannot be considered griefed so protect your TC at all costs.
    3. If a base is rendered unusable or partially raided, it can be returned to the owner. A base is considered griefed when any of the following conditions apply:
      1. Tool-cupboard is walled up.
      2. Tool-cupboard is not fully paid for a takeover and is locked or behind locked doors.
      3. All doors/exits are walled up.
      4. Do not repeatedly hit the same group of people. Let them rebuild and play! (1 day cool-off per base). Bases walling up a quarry monument are not protected by this clause. You can raid them at will.
      5. Turrets on doors are left after a raid, or are placed for harassment purposes. During an active raid is fine, but remove them when done.
      6. Teams walling up major monuments(not quarry or mine) can have their walls removed and be warned.

      If you are unsure if you were griefed, try asking in chat first. We have many helpful regulars who can answer question.

      The above list is not exhaustive, an admin may make a decision on anything not covered above if asked. If you have concerns with a ruling, please discuss them maturely with us in Discord after you comply with the admin’s request.

    4. We will only enforce base griefing rules on Main bases. If we decide it’s a farm base, raid base, sniper tower, etc, these rules don’t apply.
  4. Raiding Rules
    1. As long as the attacking party is still capable and actively working on raiding the base, the Doorcamping rule (1hr) is waived.
    2. If the Defending party surrenders, It’s recommended that they let the attacking party in to claim loot and end the raid (ALL the loot. Don’t hide those rockets!). Attacking parties should try to be open minded about this option if it’s offered but they can decline. This is a sportsman conduct issue and not considered a guarantee.
    3. Raid bases can be Walled/Locked/Destroyed.
    4. Shit talk is okay, we all get pretty salty. Don’t be surprised if you’re raided back if you’ve been mean!
    5. A raid is over when all raiders have intentionally left the base or have stopped raiding.
    6. No stalling a raid to go get more boom or farm some more sulfur.
  5. Do not despawn OTHER people’s loot. Do not throw things on the floor when raiding. Take what you need and can carry. Despawning loot during or after a raid can be a warned and bannable offense. Get the gear home to your main base and its yours to do with as you please.
  6. Keep Door Camping to under an hour (60minutes) at a time on small starter bases. If you’re going to raid, raid. Although we acknowledge this is a legitimate tactic to drive neighbors out, or to gain that tasty tasty loot. We believe on this server that people should be able to play. With the intention of being fair to both the people in the base, and those outside of it.

    1. Door camping does not apply to exterior walls or exterior buildings.(Gatehouses)
    2. Door camping does not apply to large compounds.
  7. Shit talk and joking around is fine. Toxicity is not. We aim to reduce server toxicity as much as possible. This isn’t about being nice, or being PC. It’s about making the server an accepting place to be.
    1. Things that are not allowed
      1. Racial Slurs
      2. “Doxxing”/Revealing or looking up personal/identifiable information of any player or admin.
      3. Personal Attacks (Sexual Orientation, Gender, Bullying)
      4. Spamming chat

      Shit talking is totally fine, just don’t take it too far!

  8. Do not harass people. All are welcome to play here.
  9. Hate speech, racism and slurs are not tolerated. If you have to ask, it is probably best to keep it to yourself.
  10. Steam names are required and must be readable.
    1. All names must have some latin based characters. No symbol, all-numeric or punctuation names are allowed.
    2. Teams with intentionally confusing duplicates may be requested by admin to change their name. This helps reporting and keep the server clean.
    3. Admins may, at their discretion, ask you to change your name. Please comply, and if you have concerns about why, contact us in Discord.
  11. No abusing exploits, no excuses. If you find a game ending or server ending exploit, notify the admin team immediately so that we can protect the server. Exploiting this issue intentionally could result in community ban.
  12. Previous bans must have open profiles. If you have a VAC ban, Game Ban, or RustAdminDB report about cheating on your active account or any family-shared accounts then you will be required to make your profile public with the gameslist visible. If you have privacy concerns about this, it is on you to proactively reach out to an admin and make arrangements.
    1. Even without a ban, if an admin asks you to make your profile public, please help us do our job of keeping the server safe and clean for everyone. Often we will not require a player with no previous bans to maintain an open profile. Please see Rule #1.
    2. Upon warning, it is the users job to read the rules in full and declare any alternate accounts or previously owned accounts at that time. Any accounts found later by admins will be considered a violation and possibly a ban.
  13. Servers sometimes reset and crash. No items will ever be spawned or returned by admins.
    1. Servers will sometimes reset at 7am PST for a daily reboot. This helps the server FPS and stability.
    2. Servers are setup to accept all patches from Facepunch and we will patch and reboot immediately.
    3. We do not reimburse for items lost due to server resets. Please be sure to clear crafting queues at scheduled restart times, as this is the primary cause of lost items.
  14. Don’t even joke about hacking. Claiming to hack,even in a joke, can be considered admission of guilt and can result in immediate ban. Any user with existing bans should be extra careful. “It was just a joke” is not an acceptable answer.
  15. Maximum Group Sizes
    1. RustyNoobs#1 has no group cap. If the zerging is out of control and ruining server play, admin reserves the right to maintain server integrity.
    2. RustyNoobs#2 is a single/duo/trio server. All teams must be three (3) or fewer players.
    3. RustyNoobs#3 is a solo server.
  16. Server#2 Trio Rules
    1. No mixed roaming.
    2. No tag-ins.
    3. No item gifting(trade for value)
    4. No base gifting.
    5. No taxi rides in boats, copters or vehicles of any kind.
    6. No bagging anyone outside your team. At no times should any non-team member be in your base. No crafting exceptions. Make the item and use a vendor or shopfront
    7. If your team is changing more than once a month, please report team changes on the website @
  17. Server#3 Solo Rules
    1. Solo (one player) at all times
    2. All trading is required to be done at the Bandit Camp, the Outpost, via Shopfront(default BP) or a vending machine. Any hand deals done outsides these exceptions can be ruled as a teaming violation.
    3. No roaming with other plays.
    4. No item gifting(trade for value)
    5. No base gifting.
    6. No taxi rides in boats, copters or vehicles of any kind.
    7. No bagging anyone outside your team. At no times should any non-team member be in your base. No crafting exceptions. Make the item and use a vendor or shopfront
  18. NPC Bandit Camp & Outpost Rules
    1. There is no sniping or attacking inside the outpost or bandit camps. Due to poor AI it can be abused by malicious teams looking to take advantage of the bots. If you get killed in any of these places take a screenshot of your location and of your combatlog.(f1 then combatlog).
    2. Pushing people or killing them at recyclers is not allowed and covered in subsection A of this clause.
  19. Admins in game
    1. In-game support is provided “as available”. All serious issues should be taken to discord. And posted to #admin-support or DM’ed to admins.
    2. We understand the “spookiness” of having active/playing admins on the server. Many of us have been on servers where the admins backdoor spawn items, or fuck around and abuse the abilities they have. That does not happen here.The Admin team is a small mature team of people who play casually and keep an eye on the community. We don’t have “Admin Island” and our abilities are not used for any reason other than enforcing the rules and keeping the lights on. They will occasionally engage in PVP and may be seen helping mule gear back and forth. Admins are not based together or “teamed”, except for server events/monuments.We keep an eye on admin ENT commands in our consoles, and hold each other accountable. If you have a problem with one admin, contact another and your issue will be taken seriously. But, we can be shot/raided whatever just like normal players. We’re just people playing the server just like you!
    3. Admins will never spawn items except on the day before Wipe. Purge evening information is @
      1. We reserve the right to spawn materials to prevent major server issues. This has happened once when a giant hole opened up in the map and we quickly built a dome to prevent players from falling through the map. Players will be proactively notified if we ever have to do this.
  20. Purge Night. The night before the wipe on RustyNoobs is considered purge night. Admins can spawn items and create chaos in the name of fun. The wipe is considered over the Wednesday before wipe at midnight. During this time, griefing and teaming rules are suspended. Have fun and rest up! Admins will often do events on these evenings as well. For more info visit
  21. Wipe Schedule
    Rustynoobs #1 – Wipes map the first Thursday of the month and wipes blueprints every 2-3 months, depending on what FacePunch has upcoming.
    Rustynoobs #2 – Wipes map the first Thursday of the month and wipes blueprints every 2-3 months, depending on what FacePunch has upcoming.
    Rustynoobs #3 – Wipes map the first Thursday of the month and wipes blueprints when Facepunch wipes.