Another light week, this time with only five for the Top Ten. Key people at Facepunch are away on holiday--here's to hoping for a swift (but not too swift!), safe, and (reasonably) sober return. Best skin of the week: Rainbow door, by Vitalik.
Following the excellent Hellfire Portal from a couple weeks back, MaryJane420 and Badaxe made the companion Hellfire Furnace to further darken and damn your dungeon, evil lair, or cult hideaway. Scrawny red demons cling to the sides of a dark stone surface, while a ring of tiny demon faces grin mockingly near the top. The base of the furnace is of similar dark stone, but with tiny skulls embedded. Their eyes glow in the dark.
The furnace is a good match for the portal, which you can see by visiting the artists’ workshop. It’s not super Rusty, but it is a good looking, high quality skin that fits in a stone castle environment.
Vitalik also extended his own Target Chest Plate concept from last week into this inspiring Rainbow Door. The concentric circle metal plates that formed the target on the chest plate were broadened and clipped to form a rainbow or sunrise pattern radiating outward from the lock.
The smattering of rivets, dirt and grease remind you you’re playing Rust, but it hardly detracts from the glory of this beautiful door. It’ll be a shame to blow it off its hinges and axe murder its owner, but duty calls.
A vaguely Teutonic / Eastern European weapon with bondage overtones, this semi auto rifle by Badaxe features a plain coat of arms hung against chains, much like a prisoner suspended against a wall. The barrel is corrugated metal bound together with more small chains, and the rest of the gun is embellished in rich red and brown leather.
The chains remind us of horror movies from the 80’s that we thought we’d safely forgotten, but we’re sure the gun will appeal to certain kinds of players. You know who you are.
Technically, the chains on the barrel seem a bit thin and flat, but the gun is plenty Rusty for us.
Here’s a crossbow skin that pays homage to the game’s recent focus on all things water and sea. A skillfully drawn great while shark patrols the body of the weapon, while a long row of stylized triangular shark teeth smile out at the world from the bow. You can see little splotches of blood here and there, promising more death to come.
We like the teeth and the shark quite a bit, but there’s nothing much on the inside of the bow to look at when you’re taking aim. We consider that a flaw since you’ll (hopefully) see that space often.
A bright, gem-studded three piece roadsign armor set by Badtrip that’ll make you look like the King of the Hill of this little nightmare island, which of course makes you a priority target. The armor is made of brass or bronzed scrap metal with precious gems (or more likely bits of colored glass) embedded in floral patterns. The material is subtly tarnished, making the set seem somehow luxurious, tacky and cheap all at the same time.
There are three pieces in the set, a coffee can helmet, a kilt, and this here vest. The kilt is the best piece with the most interesting designs, then the helmet, then last the vest. Be sure and drop by the artist’s workshop to see the whole set.