5 Years.

This June marks 5 years that we’ve been in constant operation, starting with our first tiny Rust server with a handful of friends and little more than a dream of enjoying one last wipe together. Now, we’ve got multiple servers, multiple games, and we’re actively working to grow our community, our games, and our servers to bring the idea that gaming doesn’t have to be a toxic cesspool of humanity’s worst but rather, a place where we can come together, have fun together, and create positive, enjoyable memories of time spent together.

Celebrations during the month of June will come in the form of some great sales, a bunch of fun events, weekly games, and the introduction of our first physical awards. We’ll only be doing a single wipe for the month of June, but we will refresh our subscriber’s perks on the 19th, to make up for the wipe time! As an added perk for all of our subscribers, your tape amounts from your donations and subscriptions will be doubled, all June in Rust! In Conan, your subscription kits will have their cooldown timers reset and halved for the month!


The Labyrinth! There will be a multi-level maze that you can explore and get lost in, wandering and enjoying at your convenience. Be careful which doors you open, as some will have explosive surprises behind! During the weekends, the maze layouts will be changed, and special loot will be added for brave explorers to win!

The Scavenger Hunt! Several clues will be hidden in satchels and other out of the way places around the map. The first clue will be found at the server store, and whoever pieces together the clues and finds the prize first will score a huge cache of valuables!

Tower Racing! Wednesdays and Saturdays, all month, we’ll be hosting our signature Rust game, where teams of 2-4 can exhibit all of their Rust skills, including gathering, building, and combat, to build the ultimate monument to their might! Each winning tower will be clad in armor and left as a monument for all to bear witness to the prowess of our winners!

The Carpenter’s Arena! An arena for 3-player teams, featuring 2 players on each team with salvaged hammers and 1 player with a nail gun as they fight through the obstacles in the arena to find their enemies, poke them full of sixteen-penny holes, and maybe, just maybe, show them all who’s boss with the hidden chainsaw! The arena will be open and available all wipe for folks who wish to play the game at their own pace, and we’ll have hosted events with prizes each Saturday and Sunday.

The Primitive Arena! An arena for solo players to gather primitive weapons from the floor of the arena and slaughter their foes in the ultimate last-player-standing contest of brutality! The arena will be open and available all wipe for folks who wish to play the game at their own pace, and we’ll have hosted events with prizes each Saturday and Sunday.

The Castle Raid! We’ll be building a large, hard-to-breach raid destination for all who wish to raid, find loot, and take home spoils–or for those who want to wait for others to take the bait, and strike back as counter-raiders! The Castle will be initially stocked with low-grade loot of gear sets and tools, with more and more loot being added through the month, with juicy, juicy weapons, resources, and explosives available toward the end of the month.


– The server store will have pills and tape matched in price, allowing all players to enjoy the benefits of duct tape. Additionally, all tape awards will be doubled for our subscribers!

– We’ll be offering a limited number of lifetime subscriptions, allowing players to enjoy the benefits of different tiers of subscriber perks, across every game, every server, for as long as you have your Steam account. Each lifetime account will have a special title and role created on Discord

  • Lifetime Master Explorer:  $180 (10/10 Available)
    • Gain $5-level subscription to all current and future games, for life!
  • Lifetime Master Settler: $320 (2/3 Available)
    • Gain $10-level subscription to all current and future games, for life!
  • Lifetime Master Wastelander: $500 (3/3 Available)
    • Gain $15-level subscription to all current and future games, for life!
  • Lifetime Master Clan Leader:  $850 (0/1 Available)
    • Gain $30-level subscription to all current and future games, for life! SOLD OUT!

To purchase any of these once-in-a-lifetime packages, contact Mr. D on Discord or message us on the Serenity Valley Facebook page, and we’ll make all necessary arrangements to get your account set up, your custom title created (if desired), and get you all set, forever.

– We’re revealing our first piece of physical merchandise, the Raider’s Patch. Raider’s Patches will be made with sturdy reclaimed fabric and printed Serenity Valley Gaming logo, attached with safety pins. (If you prefer to actually stitch your patch onto something, there will be plenty of extra space around the edges for stitching!) Raider Patches will be available for purchase for $10 each, with shipping costs only occurring outside the US. Active subscribers enjoy a 10% discount for these purchases as well! Don’t worry! We’ll get pictures for this posted up as soon as possible!


– We’ll be hosting a screenshot contest, where users can take their best screenshot of Rust–they don’t have to be from this wipe–and share them on the blog. The best screenshot will be decided on by staff and a handful of community judges. The top 10 submissions will be featured on our blog for all to enjoy, and one lucky winner will receive a free 3-month subscription at the Settler tier to Rust!

– “Tell Us” testimonials: We’ll be giving out free months of subscription perks to either of our games for everyone who tells us about their experience! Write a 1-paragraph review or testimonial about your experience at Serenity Valley Gaming and receive a month of $10 subscriber perks on any of our games!

– “SVG & Me” Essay Contest: Write a short essay explaining why Serenity Valley Gaming is your home for online gaming. Essays need to be 1-3 pages, English, and in .txt or .doc format. Three winners will be chosen, with 2 runners-up receiving 6 months of $10 subscription, and the top winner receiving 1-year of our $15 subscription for any SVG game.


Trying to Make Things Right

Yesterday afternoon, it came to my attention that a raid was carried out Saturday morning involving one of our admin staff, and members of the Cult of Helo (COH) Clan. In the course of that raid, an absolutely suspect amount of materials were brought to bear against the as-yet unnamed, but self-proclaimed zerg group in K11. This activity involved the delivery of impossible amounts of Timed Explosive Charges, and later involved a member of staff using their powers to dive underground and throw explosives onto foundations invisibly, from underground.  Later in the raid, admin commands were utilized to directly destroy portions of the base. Players who engaged in the raid legitimately were given some of the explosives, and as things began to become more suspect, they instead banked the explosives so they could report the event.  I’d like to commend those who reported this to me, their integrity in not taking advantage of the situation, and their surrender of the ill-gotten materials.

I spent the better part of the day yesterday thoroughly investigating all of the server logs, tracking every piece of loot, every explosion, trying to make sure I had a very full picture of the situation. In the spirit of transparency, I want to explain everything that has happened, how this entire situation came to a head, and how we’re going to apply the lessons learned from this event to make sure we do better in the future. I’m avoiding using individual names wherever possible, in accordance with my policy of avoiding a culture of “name and shame” wherever possible. By the end of this report, I hope that you’ll see that I’m making every effort both to ensure that this cannot happen again, and that those involved are held accountable for their actions.

On or around May 3rd, a large group joined the server and began clearly, unequivocally declaring themselves as “running” the server, being the “new alphas,” and so on.  Several players expressed dismay at this, and when they did start raiding people on the 2nd day of the wipe, there were several complaints about this group. This almost immediately triggered conversations between myself and the server staff pertaining to this group, monitoring their activities, and preparing plans for how to deal with them if they proved to be toxic or hostile to the good form of the server. We’ve been discussing the problems they posed, and as they became increasingly toxic, we began making preparations to act against them. Throughout this time and over the last several weeks, a staff member has been taking a more active role in administrative work, having primarily been working in a technical role previously.

Last week, some players asked me if I would be upset with them for foundation wiping the zerg group, mostly as courtesy to prevent chasing people off of the server if I was trying to foster their support, etc. So, later the same day when the staff member approached me to ask what I thought about that group being foundation wiped, I believed this to be a reference to the earlier conversation, rather than sanctioning the group being wiped out. This is where I believe my main error occurred; I responded that I thought it was just fine, and I thought the rest of whatever was about to shake out would be interesting. I didn’t consider that my response would or could be considered as tacit consent for what played out.

Later in the week, a large sum of C4 was given to another group by members of COH. Yesterday, this member of COH logged on, taking more C4, and then began raiding the base in K11. Members from 2 other groups arrived to counter, only to find that COH was present and raiding.  Another large sum of C4 was dropped off, COH’s raider disappeared, and then things took a turn for the worse. C4 began being thrown up, from underground, at the base’s foundations.  Later, actual parts of the base were destroyed via admin commands. In response to this, the players present stopped raiding, deposited the rest of the explosives in a hidden location, and reported the events, along with video, to me. Because the video contains clan communications that don’t pertain to the raid and specifically names players involved, I’ve chosen not to present it at this time as part of this report. Most of the people involved firsthand in this situation have already seen it, and to keep sharing around the details would only serve to keep the cycle of drama and speculation alive; I much prefer to try and move forward from this and rebuild from the shaken trust. You’re of course, welcome to visit the #rust-main-staff-action-ama channel on Discord, and I will be glad to address any questions.

In the course of this situation, I’ve learned that we need to stop including sulfur, charcoal, or gunpowder in the senior admin kits. Typically, these materials were available on my sleeper and intended for being able to quickly craft replacements of materials I accidentally wasted for someone, while avoiding the awkward questions later in the wipe of why I was summoning ammo or the sort, but because this material was just available on my body, any admin that teleported to my sleep location would have been able to access that material. Going forward, only the materials absolutely needed for store building will be included in the large kits, and when the time comes to include explosives as part of the shop’s stock, it will be spawned separately to improve transparency and player awareness of what’s there. Additionally, we are terminating the policy of letting admin staff play on Main when they aren’t working a shift.  From now on, staff can only play on the Warzone server, which doesn’t have regular admin support like Main does.

Finally, there has been player sentiment that’s sufficiently widespread regarding COH. It was expressed to me during this investigation from multiple people in multiple groups that the feeling is that when someone sees the COH clan tag, it means that someone is going to get banned because COH doesn’t like them, or that some impossible loot is going to show up, suggesting that they are cheating or getting admin help. Rather than risking there being unfair play, the clan is going to be removed from Main, though they will still be permitted to play on the Warzone server, where there aren’t other admins that could possibly be involved in anything untoward. The staff member is being immediately removed and suspended from administrative actions on the server, but will remain on staff in other roles.

Passions run high. Feelings get in front of logic. People make mistakes. One of the things that makes Serenity Valley so special is how much people care about this community and its people, and sometimes when people are trying to do the best for everyone, some of those mistakes get made. Lord knows I’ve made plenty of them, almost always with the best intentions. As they say, however, the road to Hell is paved in good intentions. None of what happened yesterday takes away from the thousands of hours that our staff have spent working rather than playing on the server, our network connections, our technology systems, or the fact that he has gone above and beyond to support the server and keep things running when I was unwell and otherwise unable to.  Regardless of week’s events, this does not take away from the tremendous contributions that this staffer has made to our community, and without him, we just as surely wouldn’t be where we are today, just as certainly as if I was gone, too. This is the reasoning for a suspension rather than an outright removal. I’m going to work hard to regain your trust, to make sure that we stand for fair play and respect. I will, of course, answer any questions that you have honestly, candidly, and will have a text channel available specifically for this purpose. You, our players, deserve better, and we will do better.

Welcome Back Again, Again!

It’s no secret, at all, that April has been a hard month for our Rust – Main server. From our old host (gameservers.com) becoming increasingly unstable and failing more and more and more to deliver the performance we were paying them for, to the move to our new dedicated server and our ISP’s hub failure causing lag and an extended downtime, April’s been incredibly trying for us here. I have good news, though, and with tomorrow’s forced wipe and BP wipe, we’re going to see a whole new era in Serenity Valley Gaming.

We have the dedicated server up and running, along with a very positive, very responsive host who is providing us with some DDoS and DNS services, as well as providing us with constant backups and a seamless transfer in the event that the dedicated server goes down. Now–I say seamless, but we are ALL very familiar with the rollbacks that can happen during a crash. That will still be the case with this new setup, but in the event of another failure for the dedicated server, a virtual server will spin up at our host, drop a clone of our save files directly onto a new server, and pair it to our IP address. No muss, no fuss, no lost progress (beyond a few minutes from a rollback) and roughly triple to quadruple the actual server performance we were seeing before April. This means no more limiting AI, no more skipping the cargo ship, and no more keeping you from being able to play the whole game just to keep the server running.

I know that this has been kind of a long time coming, and that I’ve been way too quiet in the last couple of weeks while I’ve been hurriedly getting all of the systems, agreements, and funding in place to make this happen, but barring something truly, unbelievably catastrophic happening, we’re good to go, for good.

As of tomorrow’s patch, the Main Backup server will become a 2 km vanilla PvE server with no global chat. It will have the Serenity Valley branding removed from it as there won’t be admin support there, and we’ll let it run out the next two weeks as a place for people to truly just chill the hell out. Main will be on the new server, with the same name. Searching for “Serenity Valley” will get you onto this new server, and as always, you can directly connect by opening your console and typing:


Simple as that. Warzone will remain as-is until its current lease at gameservers.com expires, at which point we’ll move it to a similar situation as we have now. We’re still evaluating what to do with Whitelist.

Server connection information elsewhere on the website will be updated to reflect the new connection information, and we’ll update the pins on Discord to reflect the new information as well. As always, please feel completely welcome to reach out to me with feedback or questions, and I’ll get with each of you individually as time permits.

Good Grief.

About 8 months ago, I relaxed our no-griefing rules, specifically because they were causing entirely too much policing from the admin staff. As a part of that, we went from, “You can’t do it at all,” to “You can do it, but only with wood or twig, and if you use turrets, you have to take them down when you’re done, and you can do whatever you want against raid bases and outposts.”These adjustments were made to allow players to engage a more aggressive play style, and to reduce the amount of hand-holding and babysitting that the admins would have to do.

In the last 2-3 months, there has been a major escalation in the amount of situations where people will push the absolute limits of these rules and try to see just how hard/far they can push the boundaries of the rules. Let me just tell you: That shit is exhausting. Seriously, it’s kind of like being on year 3 of a 3-year-long roadtrip with two kids in the back pointing their fingers millimeters from each other’s eyes, yelling back and forth, “I’M NOT TOUCHING YOU!”

Stop that. I’m pretty much sick to death of having to amend the game rules on account of either rules lawyers that find one specific and ridiculous set of circumstances that I’ve not specifically written about and then they want to moan, “Oh, but it wasn’t in the rules,” or the people who just expect to get a second or third or fourth chance…? No.The server runs on good faith. The people who donate or subscribe to keep the server turned on do so in good faith that the staff and I will keep the peace. The people who play do so in good faith that they will have a fair and relatively stable gaming experience. People who play for free do so in the good faith that those of us charged with running the server will do so in an equitable and transparent manner.

Well, that’s goes two ways. We also put forth the community guidelines in good faith that people won’t try to be dick-nosed little weasels that will try and worm their way into any and every advantage with people, and, “You know, people can just complain, and the admins will sort it out, and if I went too far, I’ll say sorry.”

No. Not any more. Not ever again.

Read the rules. Take some time to grasp the subtext. Play to the spirit of the rules, and DO NOT BE A FUCKING ASSHOLE TO OTHER PLAYERS. Seriously. Play the game, raid each other, kill the hell outta folks, but there’s never a need to do things to intentionally push people off of the server and ruin their desire to play the game.

If you absolutely, positively MUST go super-hard and destroy any and everything around you, GO. PLAY. ON. SVRED.

Seriously, I made a server where you can be just as hard and just as nasty to people as you want. There’s even a monthly competition to see who can be the biggest complete bastard to each other. Do not make Main a hostile place to play.

 I will be watching the rest of this year very, very closely. In the event that the whole boundary-pushing crap continues, we will go back to, “No griefing,” and the staff will be instructed to pursue it just the same way we go after hate speech. Likewise, someone claiming griefing when there was none will receive temporary bans. Yes, this server has an active admin staff. No, we are not here to hold anyone’s hand. Y’all need to consider trying to sort some of this stuff out between each other before you bring us in to deal with it.

So, about those Zergs…





This and similar questions crop up once or twice per year. They deserve an answer, and this was covered in part in an earlier post.  In short, we do already have rules in place regarding zergs and zerging; it’s covered under our “Don’t Be a Dick” rule:


A large group of people showing up and working together isn’t not newbie friendly. Moreover, the newbie friendly element of this server isn’t on restricting people from playing the game, but giving people the chance to play the game in all sorts of different ways, so they can learn what parts of Rust work well for them. Some people want to be a part of a group. Some people want to solo. Some people just want to farm and build, and others just want PVP. All of those are completely valid, and all get equal representation and protection.

Being a newbie friendly server is about giving people the opportunity to learn the game without having a 10-year old screeching in their mic calling you a retard faggotjew while farming you for kills on the beach and talking about how recently he fucked your mother. Being a newbie friendly server is about giving people a positive, supportive environment in which to learn the game, it’s mechanics, and nuances. It’s not about protecting people from the consequences of their actions. People, generally speaking, hate injustice, and when a big group shows up and starts throwing their weight around, a bigger group forms and pushes their shit in. This is the constant swing of the pendulum, and is a part of a natural kind of oscillation of violence in Rust. Further, because players are paid in rad pills to play the game, and because items are available in the shop every wipe to help them either skip the grinding of scrap and air drops and monuments, recovering from a bad hit is never that difficult, and if someone joins the game just before a BP wipe, they still have access to resources in order to swiftly put them at parity with other players who’ve been playing through the whole BP cycle.

If what you’re looking for is a PVE server, that’s the keyword you need to be searching for. If what you’re looking for is a roleplay server, that or RP are the keywords that you need to be looking for. This is a newbie-friendly server, where people can come and learn the game in a non-toxic environment, and where rules and systems are put in place to help people to advance and recover more quickly while they learn their favorite parts of Rust. If you’re playing on our Main server and a big group is menacing you constantly, report them. If you’re playing on our Main server and you feel threatened or have been raided by a big group, use your voice. Seriously, this isn’t just a first-person shooter. The thing that distinguishes Rust from so many other games is the social aspect, the fact that you’re dealing with real people, real situations, and things like diplomacy, deception, and clever dealing with people can do more damage than bullets, blades, and bombs.

Halloween Winners!

Players have had two spooky weeks to build their perfect spooky haunted houses in a special contest area in the desert on the east side of the island. Between the wonderful new items added by Facepunch and the terrifying new NPC’s roaming, it’s been an incredibly exciting wipe! Yesterday, a couple of admins and myself had an opportunity to tour the contest area and check out everyone’s hard work. As with all of our housing contests, each location is rated on a scale of 1 to 10, in 5 different categories, from how well it conveyed its theme, to how well it’s decorated, and then those points are tallied and averaged for a final score.

Our Grand Prize winner was Jake, with his incredible “Maze Macabre!” Jake managed not only to create a compelling and interesting haunted house, but he built a whole experience around it, very successfully emulating the feeling, experience, and enjoyment of a real-life corn maze, and he even tried to be present for each person who reached the end of the maze to help them celebrate, to give them goodies, and an impromptu fireworks display for their efforts. In included a genuinely challenging maze, riddles, challenges, and a fun haunted house in the center. Great work, and a huge congratulations on your prizes for next wipe!  We’re looking forward to seeing what you do through November!

We had a two-way tie for our first runner-up was Jakolantern, with The Pumpkin Corporation’s genetic research lab. Throughout the facility, and as you wandered deeper and deeper into the bowels of this site, more and more layers of secrets began to be peeled back, revealing that the doctors working to cure people of their ailments were actually creating deranged pumpkin/scarecrow/human hybrids, and running extensive, murderous experiments on them. The overall theme was unique and moving, and a unique take on the horror genre, that even managed to illicit not one, but two jump-scares with well-placed lights and turrets.

Our second-first runner-up was Dasbronco, creating an old rural church-

turned-funeral home. While the theme was a little bit of a trope, the execution on that theme was absolutely top notch. Where the other winners showed an interesting and creative step outside the box, this one took what was in the box, and polished it to a lustrous shine.

Our second runner up was Killer Jermz with what appeared at first to be a simple, straightforward mansion, but one that held a secret. As you explored the themed, dark, and oppressive rooms, it became more and more clear that the owners of this home had dark appetites that demanded satisfaction, and upon delving into the cellar, you find that it’s no cellar at all, but a torturous dungeon, complete with a supply of captured island survivors, including our long-lost Mrs. Muerte. Also within the dank dungeon were a number of ritual pieces and coffins for collecting those who didn’t survive the dungeon–which makes us beg the question, “Who was on display in the funeral chapel out back, and who fills all of those graves in the ‘family’ cemetery plot?”

A huge shout out for all of our winners, and congratulations!  Thank you all for your hard work, your dedication, and your creativity!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with next, as we celebrate Valentine’s Day in February by ripping out hearts and eating them, with the spoopy return of our late winter Halloween redux!

27 October, 2018

“It’s a meme.”

“It’s just a joke.”

“Boys will be boys.”

“She was asking for it.”

“If she didn’t want that to happen, she shouldn’t have dressed like that.”

These are all quotes that have been used to try and deflect accountability from something that someone has said or done. The first two, we hear on Serenity Valley basically every wipe. Almost every time someone says this sort of thing to me, I sort of lose my shit about it, because of how it enables and attempts to normalize these behaviors. Today, we have another profound example of why we take such a hard line to hateful speech in all the myriad forms it can take, whether racism, sexism, religious intolerance, or any of the other forms of hateful, exclusionary language that people adopt in these games as “just a joke.” This morning, a gunman charged into a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, opening fire on the congregation. As of this writing, 8 people have been reported as killed, with dozens of other people injured. As he charged in, it was reported that he was screaming, “All Jews must die.”  I cannot count on just two hands the number of times I’ve seen someone with that quote in their profile, with that sentiment written on signs in-game, or have just said it in voice or text chat. Every time, they follow up with one of those quotes from the top of the page.

Let me be overwhelmingly clear:

If anything you say or do has to be followed by a comment intended to brush off accountability for what you’ve said or done, you should not be saying or doing it.

Just that simple.  If you have to follow something with “It’s a meme,” or “It’s just a joke,” it’s not something you need to be saying anywhere in polite society. To you, sure, maybe you’re just trying to be funny or edgy or whatever fucked up justification you have for what you’re saying. To the people who are regularly victimized by groups that are actively, actually sharing those sentiments, it makes them uncomfortable and undermines their ability to feel safe and welcome while playing video games with us. To those sick fucks who harbor these feelings, every time they see this kind of thing posted and not punished and adamantly smashed as being unwelcome and unacceptable, it pushes just a little bit closer to action. In those minds, in those situations, every time it is allowed to stand as “just a joke,” it reinforces to them that these ideas, these thoughts, and eventually, these behaviors are acceptable.

Hate speech is never, ever acceptable.  Ever. Not here.  Not in real life. Not in your super secret meme groups that are just gateways into the really fucked up hate groups that are flourishing under our current administration.

Whether the mass-shooting this morning, or the nut-bag mailing out bombs in Florida, or the polo-shirt wearing psychopaths carrying tiki torches, these people all started out harboring these ideas in secret until they found people around them that would normalize and make acceptable this behavior. If you talk this kind of filth on the server, you will be banned, I will send every scrap of information we have about you to your local law enforcement’s hate crimes task force, as well as federal authorities, since these messages are being communicated across state lines.  I will persecute you. I will make sure that you are called out, shamed, ridiculed, and if at all possible, charged for helping make shit like this happen. So far, we have supplied information leading to four hate-crime convictions, and two more cases are currently awaiting court dates.

Today, here, now, I call on every single member of Serenity Valley Gaming to take a stand, in our community, in your lives, in your world and stop letting this filth be “just a joke.” When you see or hear hate, call it out. You don’t have to preach, you don’t have to punch Nazis in the face. Just point it out to the people, and let them know that this is not acceptable. We live in this world.  We deserve better. YOU deserve better. Don’t just let people blow these dog whistles around you. The bodies are starting to pile up in real life.

Win a copy of Fallout 76!

We’re doing a huge giveaway in the next few weeks.

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Serenity Valley has been growing massively in the last few months, and several of you have heard me talking about some changes and new features coming to the community. Now, I am finally in a place where I can talk about that.

Fallout 76 is coming to Serenity Valley.

There won’t be private servers for a while though, so that leaves all of us in a weird place: How do we all play together during the few months that 76 is out, while we don’t have a server? The answer is simple: We’re going to give away a few copies of the game. Right now, Fallout76 is slated to release on 14 November, with the beta starting in the next few days. From there, the game will have a ~2 week test/repair period, then a couple of months of data gathering and processing while they finalize the the private server software. It’s estimated that servers will be available in February or March, but given the amount of work between here and there, there’s a very real chance that will push later.

So… we’re phasing our giveaways into 3 different giveaways. 1) We’re giving away 1 copy on October 19th via a raffle, starting TODAY. 2) We’ll be giving away another copy on November 15th, in a sweepstakes available only to subscribers! 3) We’ll be giving away the third and final copy when private servers are available, and it cannot be gained through money, through subscriptions, or through begging. The final copy can only be gained by winning the contest of champions on Red.

The Raffle:

Starting today, right now, everyone can purchase raffle tickets for the Fallout76 giveaway.

– Tickets are purchased for $5 each at: http://paypal.me/probablynothingbad.


When you purchase a ticket, I’ll respond back with your ticket number(s) and on the 19th, we’ll be randomly drawing our winner.

In celebrating the upcoming release of Fallout76, whoever ends up with ticket #76 for this raffle wins 200 tape, every wipe, on main, for life.

If we reach 100 tickets sold, the winner will receive the upgraded Tricentennial Edition of Fallout 76, which comes with a ton of bonus in-game items.

If we reach 200 tickets sold, we will be drawing TWO winners instead of one.

The Sweepstakes:

This goes to all of our subscribers, even at the $1 subscription level. You get a number of automatic ticket entries, based upon your subscription:

  • Scout: 1 Entries
  • Explorer: 2 Entries
  • Settler: 3 Entries
  • Wastelander: 4 Entries
  • Clan Leader: 5 Entries

Additional tickets can be purchase for $3 each, as above for the raffle. On November 15th, a winner will be chosen and you’ll receive the base copy of Fallout76.

The Contest:

This is the most straightforward contest. As soon as private servers are available–which we’re unsure of exactly what date that will be–we will announce that the contest has begun.

In the month that servers become available, the winner of the contest on SVRed will be awarded with a copy of Fallout76. To get all of the details on how to win on Red, visit http://rust.ars-insolitus.com/?page_id=449 or jump on the Red server and type /info.Image result for rust game contest

The First Blood Champion: FEROCIAN!

The last 12 hours have been INSANE. There’ve been four different pretty major upsets in the ordering of our winners, including one getting knocked completely out of the running!

BLOOD CHAMPION: Your Blood Champion, and the top overall winner for this wipe was Ferocian with 50 points scored! Well fought! I know you worked your ass off for that one!

CHAMPION: Our Champions, the best in class, being our first and second runners-up are JoYoung with 36 points, and Cynixret with 21. A great effort to you both! The added rewards on both servers will help you to continue to hold and exceed at your championship!

CONTENDERS: They weren’t the very, very best we saw, but our contenders showed a lot of grit, a lot of determination, and made a damn fine show of their work on Red! September’s winners are Jakolantern, with 20 points in a last-minute leap forward in points, Jezter with 15 points, and finally, jpellis, sliding into the top six in the LAST FIVE MINUTES of the game, with 8 points!

Each of these six will be receiving some nice perks on Main in the form of a new currency: Blood. Blood can be used to buy duct tape, houses, cars, and other special awards! In addition, from 4 October until 1 November, each of these players’ skulls is worth 5 points, each! Last but not least, each of these players will gain access to another kit, designed to help them gain and maintain the edge from their previous victory–especially now that their skulls are so, SO valuable!

Finally, each month there will be a Chosen One, a winner granted victory by the grace of Lady Luck. To be eligible for the Chosen One award, a player must play 10 or more hours in the month, achieve 1 or more kills, and collect any combination of wood, stone, and ore with a total of 200,000 or more. 17 players were eligible to be Chosen this wipe, and the randomly selected winner is: GREENJOKER with a final score of 5 points, and great play overall, including a stunning 2.0 Kill/Death Ratio, I believe he’ll be a kick-ass contender for the October wipe!