Twelve approvals this week, including a couple new furnaces. We see no particular theme or direction to what was chosen, so it was a pretty well varied selection in both type and style. Our favorite remains the Urban Furnace, by Estavos and RavN.
Vitalik produced four slightly different versions of this skin, each more furious than the last. Facepunch settled on a cool blue shade of fury, which is about where you get when some upstart in your neighborhood kills and loots you a few times, and you should have one won those fights, but there was a lag spike last time, and the time before a wolf attacked, and the time before that...well, he just got lucky.
So you go back to base and start shoveling the coals into your angry furnace, who looks just like you feel, and craft yourself a real weapon...
Anubis is the Egyptian god of death, or rather, the guider of souls from life to the land of the dead. Souls are weighed by Anubis against an ostrich feather, and only the lightest ascend to heaven. All others get fed to the beastly Ammit, who chomps 'em down like dog biscuits. Are the soul of Rust players pure?
Not if you've played more than five minutes.. A list of sins (denials) can be found here, and our favorite is "I have made none to weep". Good luck getting past Ammit.
The good news is that now you can serve the gods by dispatching unworthy souls to their just desserts with the Anubis AK47 by Madroce. It sports the famous jackal head amid stark reds and golds, with a starburst in back you'll see when you take aim. Note the admire animation favors the left side of the skin, but Anubis is on the right.
Speaking of gods, La Crampe's Aztec Jade Hammer (workshop name Aztec God Hammer) also won approval this week. It's got a jade head wrapped in metal and studded leathers with light patterned carvings running down the handle. The faces of two gods are stamped on either end of the hammer.
The expressions are priceless. One god looks a little dazed, while the other stares back at you in accusation or outrage, clearly very angry. Can't really blame them--if someone smashed your face into rocks all day long, you'd be dazed and outraged, too.
Facepunch approved an uncommon glowing skin in this Blacksmith's Pipe by Vitalik. It's hot out of the forge, very hot, with the end of the barrel glowing orange and the left hand grip glowing cherry red. That's right--you wrap your hand right around that red hot glowing pipe, but don't worry, this is a video game so you won't feel it.
Ever hot unreal game physics aside, this is a pipe shotgun that really looks like it was just hammered out on your workbench table. The stock has a perforated truck muffler screwed and half melted into place around electrical tape, and the breach looks like an old gas pipe. Salvaged, but effective.
Here's a fancy pirate chest by Badtrip to send your raiders' imaginations running wild. It's a baroque carved box with metal trimmings that's so beautiful it'd turn King Louis XIV green with envy, excepting the skulls, of course. The lid features a very large Badtrip skull front and center, and there's more skulls to be found pretty much everywhere on the box.
Certain to brighten up just about any base, we recommend placing it behind a partial see-through door, like the Checkpoint Door from yours truly. Once they see what's behind the door they'll have to spend explosives to get to it, earning nothing but pumpkin seeds and old bones.
A bone club covered in intricate and frenetic carvings, one end steeped in the blood of its victims. There is a certain, faint pattern to the carvings, but not much--this is the work of someone with a lot of time on his hands, but only one thing on his mind.
The Workshop thumbnail image is a bit washed out and doesn't do the skin justice. To see more detailed images it in all their gory detail, drop by the artists's workshop.
A tough sheet metal door by T.O.N.Y.A.E.R. and Badtrip. It's sheet metal, rubber, and plastic, with all the edges carefully crimped or pressed in, and no part exactly the same as any other part. Streaks of rust and dirt run down the middle near the engineer's icon, while a wrench is clamped around the door handle.
A very high quality door with lots of attention to tiny details. Excellent work!
Every dark lord needs a throne, and now you can have one, too.. It's all black iron and leather of unknown origin, with skulls tastefully arrayed on the back of the chair, and a handsome wreath pattern stamped into the seat. The back's got an ominous, world-conquering eagle with wings spread wide, and probably something else, but that's covered up by a heavy metal plate for some reason. Repairs over a failed assassination attempt?
Great chair! We'd place it in an elevated position over a large room, maybe using the new half height blocks to pull it off. We'd also play with the lighting a bit, but keep it dim.
LittleRanger's Hellion is a luxurious double barrel shotgun of an almost noble character, the sort of weapon fox hunters might employ, if they wanted anything left of the fox after they shot it, that is. They may not--it's all in the chase, you know.
And that's a sentiment Rust players can understand. Often you couldn't care less what some player has--you just want to watch him die. And by what better weapon than a regal Hellion DBS?
Looks like someone had a bit too much last night. Drugs are bad, mmkay?
There are a lot of details on this furnace you'll have to look closely to catch, and they go all the way around the skin, so you'll want to place one where you can see the back sometime. Have a look at the small, rubbery arms drawn around the sides, clutching a swollen belly.
It's good to see the Urban series has returned and is as outrageous as ever. Rust is the perfect game for this kind of skin, and Estavos has quite a few of them already approved in his workshop. Drop by his workshop and have a look!