RUST has many niches within itself, such as electrical and building systems, which some players might like better, than PVP system. Whatever interests you the most in the game, it is important to have comprehensive knowledge, because no matter, do you appreciate them or not, there are always parallel systems around you.
Tip # 1 - choosing a server.
Although you might think, that playing on the official Facepunch server would be the best option, these servers, usually, filled with much more experienced players, have no group size restrictions and, usually, have a slightly higher chance of encountering hackers.
It is usually best to browse a community server or a modified server with active staff, which will monitor players and ban hackers, cheaters or anyone, who abuses the group size limitation, which gives you a better chance. If you find, that progress is a little slow, you can try going to 2x server instead, to speed things up a bit with Rust.
I would not recommend using a server higher than 3x, otherwise it's not really Rust. You can check all this information in the server description in most cases, just by clicking a server in the server list.
Council number 2: learn PVP.
Remember, that the first level weapon is easiest to get in the game, and tier 3 weapons are the hardest. Probably, it's best to focus on lower tier weapons to start with and work your way up as you go.
You can check the weapon level in the crafting menu, if not sure, or do a quick google search. Personally, I would recommend focusing on the bow, because you will use it at the beginning of every wipe. Good bow skill can give you a good head start..
As soon as you feel comfortable with the weapon, another tip is to just use it. Don't leave them in a box, because you are afraid of losing them, because you can never use them. Moreover, even if you die and lose your weapon, this is a good experience for pvp on a real server.
Tip # 3: learn to build.
I would recommend spending some time on a creative or sandbox server, to practice creating a default base base, which you can use with every cleanup, guaranteeing, that you will get it quickly. The more times you build it, the faster you will.
Most people use a one-by-two or two-by-two base.. If you are not sure, there are many tutorials on this on YouTube and other bases for beginners.
Tip # 4: choose, where to build.
You want to build close enough to the trees, so you can process wood, and close enough to hilly terrain, so that there are nodes for a farm for a stone, metal and sulfur. You will also want to build fairly close to the road and nearby town., so you can mine scrap and components. But be careful, how close, since they, usually, are a hot spot for other players, who want PVP and get loot.
If you want to minimize the number of players, you are facing, try to sit in a snowy area, as many players try to avoid it. Just remember to make and wear enough clothes., so as not to freeze. To the extent, how you gain more and more experience in the game, you can start building closer and closer to settlements.
Tip # 5: don't farm too much, until you get the base.
Don't farm anymore, what is needed, and not the farms there, where do you appear. Run straight there, where do you want to settle, and build a base, as soon as you have enough resources. Excessive farming is one of the main reasons for, that people die early and quit smoking, because they keep losing all their hard earned materials and items.
If you have a base, even if she's one after another, you can store your loot every few minutes, to minimize your losses.
Tip # 6 - sleeping bags.
In doing so, you don't have to deal with long bags every time, when they kill you. You can watch my other videos with tips and tricks., to see, how close can bags be to each other, before they start showing the respawn timer.
We also want to use this on a fresh wipe when starting from the starting point of spawn to where, where do you want to build. When you have enough fabric, create bags and place them on the way there, where do you want to build, as waypoints. If you die, you can respawn in one of these bags, which is located not only away from the populated spawn zone, but also a little closer to that place, where do you want to build at the end.
Tip no. 7 - look back.
It means, that you can farm a node or tree in front of you, looking back and to the side. You can also look around, bye run in a straight line, what really helps to see, is someone chasing you.
Tip no. 8 Is agricultural scrap.
Although boats have really low fuel costs, you can usually cover this by breaking red barrels, which you collect on the found rafts. It means, that maintaining your marine trophies is practically cost-free.
If you find diving equipment while farming, you can also use it to collect underwater crates, which can be recognized by a floating bottle on the surface of the water. It takes a little longer to get them., but they, usually, contain the best components and resources.
Tip no. 9 - growing resources.
Wood can be found more or less anywhere on the map. Primarily in green areas and more densely in forested areas, which can be found in the brownish areas of the map. Wood, metal and stone can again be found anywhere on the map. However, it appears much more densely in the mountains on the map., which are usually white.
Cloth or hemp is mostly found in the green areas of the map., but, sure, there are other ways to get them in the desert or mountains, eg, using cactus or processing, but this is a little more complicated.
Animals can be found everywhere on the map, however they are usually looked for, so it's best to go to a quiet place, eg, into the corners of the map, where most players wouldn't go and look.
Tip no. 10 Are honorable mentions.
If you right click on an item in the creation queue, it will move to the front of the queue, so you don't have to wait, while other items will be crafted first.
If you drag the middle mouse button, this will split the stack in half. If you move the middle mouse button and drag, it will split one third of the stack.