I've spent enough time in Rust to shake of the newbie shell that surrounded me on my first and second day exploring the world but did that aid with my exploration on day three?
I began my third day of Rust in a very similar way to my previous days, with nothing and stuck in the middle of nowhere but by this point I had one advantage, I had friends. A couple of my close buddies had heard me discussing my challenges in Rust and decided to purchase the game. As with all survival games, Rust is far more exciting with friends and usually a little safer as well. As we'd all endured a few "wipes", seeing our bases raided and pride reduced to mere dirt, we decided to take an alternative approach to constructing our base.
This meant walking for about 15 minutes to be outside the typical play area, drastically reducing the chances people would randomly discover our base. What followed was a collective gathering session equating to about 40 hours of playtime between myself and my new found allies. We'd spent some time researching the best possible way to construct a base and by the end of the evening we had created a 6-floored stronghold of death, promising a world of hurt for anyone stupid enough to attempt a raid...or so we thought.
We secured the doors, roughly 8 metal doors on the first floor and had most of our rarer items hidden away in the corners. Convinced we were untouchable we all went off to work before returning that day. To our dismay we discovered a group of players had built a large staircase up the side of the house, giving them easy access to an entry point and the rest of the stuff down below. All this because 1 single foundation was placed in the wrong location. Our sleeping bags had been destroyed, every single item take and our house left in ruins.
The end of my third day draw near and I was yet again greeted with the fresh approach that I had endured my previous two days. Beginning with nothing, in the middle of nowhere. I was so disheartened by this point I wasn't even sure I was going to make it to day 4 and I'm still not sure now...