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Who made Valheim?

Welcome back Valheim fans! I hope you guys are ready to read into the core of our beloved Valheim. As the title states, we are going to be digging into Who made Valheim. That being said this blog will be jumping into the creators behind the game and what their intentions were with the development of Valheim. So please stay tuned and enjoy learning the background of this treasure.

Lets get started! As some of you may know the creators of Valheim “Iron Gates” is a small company operating out of Sweden. Consisting of only four full-time employees and one part-time consultant, They also partner with Coffee Stain Publishing as their marketing staff.

Shown above is the Iron Gate logo for Valheim.

The goal of the game is to prove your worth to Odin by fighting alongside him to reclaim the forgotten lands of Valheim. In order to do so, you will have to adapt to Valheims hostile environments. Whether that means gathering resources, building farms and outposts, and even destroying monsters that may get in your way. The end goal is to work up the strength to take on the nine Forsaken Ones to free Valheim and take back the land.

Odin

Conclusion

Unfortunately, there isn’t much detail into Iron Gates’s creation, but who doesn’t love short and simple occasionally, right? However, I must say they may have not given a lot of detail but this sure is a very entertaining game and I know all of us Valheim fans are grateful that it has been created! In conclusion, Valhein is an overall well-made game and I can’t wait to teach you about it on our next visit!

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Knowing the right Tool

Tools are a very effective way of gathering resources or in some cases, gathering loot from another player’s loot room, here is an explanation of what the right tool to use is, as well will list the gather rates of certain tools, and what tool does what.

Rock

This is your best friend and also the first thing you throw away when you get something better. Anytime you die, and re-spawn the rock will be there to help you restart your journey.

This is how much Wood you get from one Rock hit on a tree.
This is how much Stone you get from one rock hit on a stone node
This is how much Metal Ore you get from one rock hit on a metal node

Stone Hatchet

This is the Stone Hatchet, this is what you craft after you use your rock to gather enough wood and stone, it cost 200 wood and 100 stone to craft.

Since the Stone hatchet can only gather wood from chopping trees, this is how much wood you get from one hit.

Stone Pickaxe

This is the Stone Pickaxe, this is another item you will craft after using your rock to gather enough wood and stone, it costs 200 wood and 100 stone to craft.

This is how much stone you get from one stone pick axe hit
This is how much Metal Ore you get from one hit with the stone pick axe
This is how much Sulfur you get from one Stone Pick axe hit.

Metal Hatchet

This is the Metal Hatchet, it costs 75 Metal Fragments and 100 Wood to craft. You have a chance to find this in a Tool box along the road and out on the water, this is a Tier 1 Workbench item, it requires 75 scrap to Blue Print, and you need to be close to a Tier 1 workbench at minimum to start the crafting Que for this item.

This is how much wood you get from one hit with the Hatchet

Pickaxe

This is a Pick axe, these can also be found along the road in tool boxes, and on the water in tool boxes. This is also a Tier 1 Workbench item, costing 125 metal fragments and 100 wood to craft, as well it costs 75 scrap to Blue Print. This tool also needs to be crafted while at a Tier 1 Workbench at least.

This is how much stone you get with one Pickaxe swing
This is how much metal ore you get with one Pickaxe swing
This is how much sulfur you get with one pickaxe swing

Salvaged Axe

This is the Salvaged Axe, It requires one metal pipe, and 5 blades to craft at a Tier 2 Workbench, it also takes 125 Scrap to BluePrint. The salvaged axe can also be found rarely in the Toolboxes along the roads and on the water.

This is how much wood you get from one hit with the Salvaged Axe.

Salvaged IcePick

This is the salvaged IcePick, like the axe version, this is a Tier 2 Workbench item, it costs the same as its Axe counterpart, with 1 metal Pipe and 5 Metal Blades. This tool can be researched for 125 Scrap, and you must be close to a tier 2 workbench or higher to craft this tool.

This is how much Stone you get with one swing of the Salvaged Ice pick
This is how much Metal Ore you get with one swing of the Salvaged Ice pick.
This is how much Sulfur you get from one swing of the Salvaged Ice pick.

Chainsaw

This is the Chainsaw, this tool can be bought at the Scientist Outpost for 125 scrap, it can be blueprinted for 125 scrap as well, this tool is also a tier 2 workbench item so it will require you to be close to a tier 2 workbench or higher to start crafting. To craft this item, you need 5 HQM, 2 Gears, and 6 metal Blades.

This is how much wood per second you get when you chainsaw a tree.

JackHammer

This is a JackHammer, this item can be bought at the Scientist outpost, as well can be found along the road and water in the toolboxes. This tool can not be crafted. It can be refilled at any workbench, by opening your inventory, and clicking the jackhammer, than clicking “Refill”. Once it is refilled, it will start to take pieces of the durability bar away (its symbolized by a red bar filling the space)

This is how much stone you get after the first two hits with the Jack Hammer
This is how much Metal Ore you get with the first 2 hits with the Jack Hammer
This is how much Sulfur you get with the first two hits with the Jack Hammer

Satchel Charge

This is the Satchel Charge. This is a raiding tool that allows players to break into each other’s bases and take their stuff. The Satchel can be crafted at a Tier 1 workbench, it can be crafted with four beancans, a small stash, and one foot of rope. This tool can be Blueprinted for 125 scrap. The satchel charge can also be found along the road in brown crates, and on the water.

Timed Explosive Charge

This is the Timed Explosive Charge, or also known as C4. This is a Tier 3 workbench item, it requires 500 scrap to blueprint. C4 can be crafted at a tier 3 workbench with 20 Explosives, 5 Cloth, and 2 Tech Trash. The C4 can be found only in Military Crates at Monuments, the Locked Crate dropped by the Chinook, and the ones on Oil Rig.

These are the most commonly used tools in Rust, Each has its own purpose in the game, and can be used in various ways to help players.

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How to Acquire Skins For Rust

In this post, we will be showing you the easiest ways to get skins for Rust. In Rust skins have become a fashion accessory, before the team system, you and your friends would need to wear identical clothing so you do not accidentally shoot each other.

Steam Market:

This is the Page for the Steam skin market, it has a lot of Categories for every game, on the right side you can easily select Rust as the filter and it will show only skins for Rust. (as seen above after the filter is selected)

To purchase a skin from the Market, you need to click on the skin, and this will pop up, you will wanna click “Buy” and than a window will come up with your info so you can buy the skin, or send an offer.
Also, to get to the Market, click community and than click Market, and it will bring you to the Market page shown in the first image.

Rust Item Store:

Shown above is a picture of the current (or possibly not current) skins being sold from the Rust Item Store. These skins change on or about every Thursday with new skins that the FacePunch team approves.

You can also access the item store from the in game Menu by simply clicking on “Item Store”

Skin Trading:

To get to where this button is, simply hover your mouse on your profile name beside Community and than click “Inventory”

Another way to get skins is by trading current skins you have with other people on your friends’ list or with random people. PLEASE NOTE: Trading with people you don’t know can be kind of Sketchy, make sure you have 2FA enabled on your steam account as you need to confirm the trade on your Steam Authentication app, that way you do not get scammed.

After clicking the Trade Button, this is the window that will pop up, here you can view any incoming offers, what offers you sent, Trade history, as well as a couple of helpful links if you have questions.

By the end of all your trading, you can view the skins you have gotten by hovering over your name at the top of the steam page, and clicking “inventory” and select Rust to view the skins you purchased.

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Valheim Tools/Equipment

Welcome Valheim players! Today we will be embarking on a learning journey of all the Valheim tools/equipment. If you’ve been searching for this information then you’re lucky! You’ve made it to the right spot. By the end of this tutorial, you should have knowledge of all the tools/equipment and how you can obtain these items, and don’t forget to use the knowledge you learn today on your own server today with Iceline Hosting! So if you have read this far then stay tuned and enjoy!

Tools

Valheim has many different ranges of tools, as it is a very advanced and versatile game. We will be going over each tool and the area of expertise for that specific tool. Such as Logging, Farming, Mining, Etc… So let’s get started!

Logging

The Stone Axe is used on softer woods, such as beech, fir, and pine trees, and is generally used for tree-felling. You can craft this from 5 wood and 4 stones. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has Slash damage of 15, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

Following the Stone Axe, we have the Flint Axe. You can access this tool after a workbench has been built. The Flint Axe is also the second woodcutting tool. You can craft the Axe from 4 wood and 6 flints. Just like the Stone Axe The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has Slash damage of 15, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

The Bronze Axe is the third woodcutting tool, following the Flint Axe. This is the first axe that can chop Birch and oak unlike the Flint and Stone Axe. Since there is now an axe that can chop Birch and Oak trees this means you can now gather fine wood. You can craft this Axe with 4 wood, 8 bronze, and 2 leather scraps. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has Slash damage of 35, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

The Iron Axe is the fourth woodcutting tool, the crafting for this Axe is unlocked in the Forge level 2. Which requires 4 wood, 20 iron, and 2 leather scraps. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has Slash damage of 55, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

The Blackmetal Axe is the fifth woodcutting tool, which can be unlocked if the player obtains Black metal bars and linen thread, and can be crafted at a Forge level 4. To craft this you will need 6 Fine wood, 20 Black Metal, and 5 Linen thread. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 20, Parry force is at a 0, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has Slash damage of 95, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 60.

Farming

The Cultivator is used to cultivate the land so that it is prepared to plant seeds. To craft this tool you will need 5 core wood and 5 bronze. If the player is on Grass mode the player can then; regrow grass on patches of dirt, regrow lily pads on water, create sand on the shoreline and regrow cattails in certain areas around the shore.

The Hoe can be crafted in the workbench, and the materials for crafting require 5 wood and 2 stones. This tool is used to elevate or level the ground. It also can be used to apply Paved Road ground decor. To level, the ground keeps this in mind When shift-clicking it attaches the hoe to the level of ground you are pointing at. When not shift clicked it defaults the hoe to the level of ground you are standing on.

Mining

The Antler Pickaxe is used for mining Stone, Copper, Tin, and Iron. This will be the first mining tool you can use before progressing further in the game. You can craft this from 10 wood pieces and 1 Hard antler. Keep in mind this pickaxe can not be upgraded and is the weakest Axe in the game. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has pierced damage of 18, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

The Bronze Pickaxe is the start of the progression of the Pickaxe. To craft this you will need 3 core wood and 10 bronze. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has pierced damage of 25, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

Here we have the third mining tool, the Iron Pickaxe. In order to mine Silver ore and Obsidian, you will need the Iron Pickaxe. To craft, you will need 3 core wood and 20 iron. The defensive qualities consist of a Block power at a 10, Parry force is at a 20, and Parry bonus is 2X. The offensive side of the Axe has pierced damage of 33, a Backstab of 3X, and a Knockback of 50.

Building

The Hammer is used to construct objects such as fires, Workbench, buildings, and furniture. You do not need a workbench to craft this item, however you will need 3 wood and 2 stone.

Crafting

This item is you will need quite often in Valheim, it is called the Workbench. Used to craft, repair items, and it allows the construction of many buildings. In order for a player to be able to craft and repair, Workbenches must be roofed and 70% enclosed. Repairing equipment that was initially crafted using the Workbench does not cost any additional materials. The Workbench is one of the limited structures that do not have prerequisites for their construction beside a Hammer. You will need 10 wood pieces to craft this item.

The Stonecutter is used for building stone structures and crafting items. To build stone floors and walls you need to place a stonecutter near a Workbench. You can craft this from 10 wood pieces, 2 iron, and 4 stone.

Forges are buildable structures found in Valheim, it is an essential structure that lets you create and repair items that have metal components in their recipes. It must be upgraded to reach its full potential. To craft this you will need 4 stone, 4 coal, 10 wood, and 6 copper.

The Spinning Wheel is a bit different than the rest, it becomes available after the player has killed Moder to obtain the materials for an Artisan table. The Wheel converts the Flax into Linen Thread.  Each piece of flax takes 30 seconds to convert into Linen thread. It has a capacity of 40 Flax and will drop Linen as it is made automatically. You can craft this from 20 fine wood, 10 iron nails, and 5 leather scraps.

Cooking

The Campfire can be crafted usinga Hammer, you can find those steps here. The Campfire can only be built on the ground, natural rocks or player placed stone structures. To craft you will need 5 stone and 2 wood.

Here we have the Hearth, which is used to make a bigger fire than the Campfire. The hearth must be built on something strong and sturdy such as a stone floor, the ground, or pillars to support it. You can find how to build a Hearth here. With 1/20 fuel, a Hearth will last for 1 hour and 23 minutes. At maximum capacity, a Hearth should burn for 27 hours and 47 minutes. You can craft the Hearth from 15 Stone.

Next, we have the Cauldron, The Cauldron is used to create mead-based recipes, as well as various food items. Requires a fire source underneath in order to craft with, such as a Campfire or Hearth. You can create this with a Hammer and 10 tin.

Lastly. we have the Cooking Station. The cooking station is used to cook raw meat-type ingredients into their cooked form, or if left too long, into coal. In order to cook the meat, you must have a Hearth or Campfire under it. To craft, it requires 2 pieces of wood. You can find how to build and what you can cook here.

Smithing

Above you will see the Blast Furnace. It is used to process certain raw materials into metal using coal as fuel. It will be unlocked after the player has killed Moder and built an Artisan table. This can be crafted from 20 stone, 5 Surtling core, 10 iron and 20 fine wood.
This is the Charcoal Kiln. It is used to create Coal from several kinds of wood. It can hold up to 25 pieces of wood at a time. It is crafted from 20 stone and 5 surtling core. You can find more information on the Kiln here.
Lastly, we have the Smelter. This is used to process raw materials into metal using coal as fuel. To craft it requires 20 stone and 5 surtling core.

Sleeping

This is the Bed in Valheim. If a player sleeps it skips the game clock to the next morning. The crafting stations will continue to work while the player sleeps. You can only sleep if it is afternoon or night, there are no enemies nearby, the bed is sheltered, there is a fire nearby, and if the player is not wet. The bed can be crafted from 8 wood.

The Dragon Bed is an improved bed. It can be built with a hammer and needs to be built within the range of a workbench. To craft, you will need 40 Fine wood, 7 Deer hide, 4 Wolf pelt, 10 Feathers, 15 Iron nails.

Teleporting

A Portal connects to each other based on their defined tag, no matter who or where it was built. You need to have a workbench in range in order for the portal to work. You will need 10 Greydwarf eyes,20 Fine wood, and 2 Surtling core. You can find more information here.

Sailing

The Raft is meant for rides by water, you cannot build structures on rafts. Even in heavy waves the raft will not capsize but however it can become stuck on a rock or beached. You can craft this from 20 wood, 6 leather scraps, and 6 Resin.
This Item is the successor to the Raft called a Karve. It is faster and easier to maneuver. For more information on the Karve you can find it here. You can craft this from 30 Fine wood, 10 Deer hide, 20 Resin, and 80 Bronze nails.
The upgraded version of the Karve is the Longship. It is the largest boat in the Valheim, making it the best ship for cargo. You can craft the Longship with 100 Iron nails, 10 Deer hides, 40 Fine wood, and 40 Ancient bark.

Weapons

Here we will be going over some examples of the different weapons and the type of damage they produce. Stay tuned!

Lets get started with the Melee weapons

You can find more information on the specific Melee Weapons here.

  • Melee weapons are items that can increase attack damage. Different types of Melee weapons can have different ranges, attack speed, stamina costs per attack, and secondary attacks.
  • One-handed clubs: spending more time on one attack for more damage
  • Swords: stun the enemy
  • Spears: You can throw the spear which gives a deal of damage when it hits and you can also pick up your spear after the attack.
  • Polearms: Damage and knockback to nearby enemies.
  • Knives: Jump forward and attack.
  • Two-handed Axes: Stab, acquires less stamina than normal attacks.
Here we have the Bows in Valheim.

You can find more information bows here.

  • Bows are weapons that shoot arrows.
  • These arrows are equipped and can be charged while spending stamina to increase range and damage.
  • Bows cannot be used when there are no arrows left in inventory.
  • So far there are only 4 bows in the game.

Here are just some of the Arrows in Valheim.

You can find more information on the Arrows here.

  • Arrows are shot by Bows, but bows cannot be used without arrows.
  • There are 10 different arrows.
  • 2 different types of arrows Basic arrows and Elemental arrows.
  • Elemental arrows deal both pierce damage and an elemental type (fire, frost, poison, etc…)
Now for the Shields.

You can find more information on each shield here.

  • Shields can be used alongside other one handed weapons.
  • The block power, parry force and parry bonus of the weapons used with shields would be replaced by that of the shield used
This category is called the Consumable Weapons.
  • A weapon that is consumed when used.
  • There is only one weapon in this category called the Ooze Bomb.
  • You can find more information here.

Armor

In the Armor section, there are 4 different types of armor, 6 different sets of armor, and 1 individual Piece.

Rag Armor

The Rag pants become available once a Workbench has been crafted. You need 5 Leather scraps to craft this.
In Valheim all characters will start out with the Rag Tunic. This also requires 5 Leather scraps.

Leather Armor

Leather pants require 6 Deer hide and they squeak a bit when you walk but these are a upgrade to the Rag armor.
One Leather Tunic can be crafted from 6 Deer hide, and works well along with any of the Leather armor.
The Leather Helmet can be crafted with 6 Deer hide just like the pants and tunic.
The Deer hide cape is crafted using 4 Deer hide and 5 Bone fragments.

Troll Armor sets

The Troll armor sets allow a sneakier effect. This can be crafted from 5 Troll hide.
The Troll Leather tunic can be crafted from 5 Troll hide.
Troll leather helmets require 5 Troll hide and 3 Bone fragments.
Troll hide capes require 10 Troll hide and 10 Bone fragments.

Bronze Armor

The Bronze plate leggings are crafted after unlocking bronze for the first time. You need 5 Bronze and 2 Deer hide to craft this item.
The Bronze plate cuirass protects the chest area and can be made using 5 Bronze and 2 Deer hide.
This requires a level 1 Forge to craft and repair. To craft it requires 5 Bronze and 2 Deer hide.

Iron Armor

These Iron greaves are used to protect your legs, and can be crafted from 20 Iron and 2 Deer hide.
The Iron scale mail are used to protect your body. It can be crafted from 20 Iron and 2 Deer hide.
The Iron helmet is used to protect your head, it is also crafted from 20 Iron and 2 Deer hide.

Wolf Armor

The Wolf Armor legs is to protect your legs from any damage. It is crafted with 20 Silver, 5 Wolf pelt and 4 Wolf fang.
If you need something to protect yourself from the cold the Wolf Armor chest is a good option. You can craft this from 20 Silver, 5 Wolf pelt, and 1 Chain.
The Drake helmet can be crafted from 20 Silver, 2 Wolf pelts and 2 Drake trophy. The Drake helmet is a silver head piece with a nose guard and armor on the side of the face reaching the chin. It has two drake horns.
The Wolf fur cape will protect you in snow. You can craft this item from 6 Wolf pelt, 4 Silver, and 1 Wolf trophy.

Padded Armor

The Linen cape can be crafted from 20 Linen thread and 1 Silver. Very effective in any type of weather.
Padded cuirass is used to protect your body and is very effective in battle. It can be crafted from 10 Iron and 20 Linen thread.
Padded greaves are a type of leg protection. They can be crafted from 10 Iron and 20 Linen thread.
The Padded helmet is obviously used to protect the skull from any damage. To craft this it requires 10 Iron and 15 Linen thread.

Conclusion

That is definitely quite a bit of material to take in! After reviewing each and every Tool/Equipment that Valheim contains the information has given me a lot of insight on the best items to try and obtain. This material also gave me a better understanding of the game itself not only the equipment. I hope this tutorial helps all of you Valheim players out there, and I will see you all next time!

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Twitch Drops for Rust

Rust has Twitch Drops?

Yes! Rusts first batch of Twitch drops was back in November of 2020 and only had three items. Twitch drops made a comeback in January of 2021 when a bunch of large streamers decided to stream Rust causing an insurgence of new players. Now, as of writing this article, Rust is on Round 7 of Twitch drops and have stated that drops will continue for the foreseeable future.

How do I Acquire Twitch Drops?

Actually getting drops is pretty easy! To get started, you are going to need to head over to Facepunchs’ drop page here. It should look something like this.

Start by clicking the “Get Started” button. It will scroll you down to where you sign in with your twitch account. Click, “Sign In With Twitch.”

After signing in, you will have to authorize some permissions. If you do not authorize these, you will not be able to get drops.

After successfully signing into Twitch, you will have to sign in to your Steam account. This will link your Twitch and Steam accounts so Facepunch knows what account should be getting the skins.

After successfully signing in to both Twitch and Steam, you should see a new image.

This means you are officially able to earn drops. Now, what type of drops are there?

What Type of Drops are There?

There are two types of drops for rust, Streamer Drops and General Drops. Streamer drops are specific to the streamer that has the drop and can be seen under the “Streamer Drops” section.

To earn these skins, all you have to do is watch the specific streamers stream for 2 or sometimes 4 hours. After that, you should be able to claim it. (NOTE: Muting a stream will void any progress towards drops!)

General Drops are earned by watching any streamer that has Rust drops enabled.

These ones take two hours each to acquire just like the streamer drops.

How do I claim the Skins?

After watching for the correct amount of time, the skins will be added to your twitch inventory. You can access your inventory here. You should see something like this.

Here you can see your progress for the drops and ones you have already claimed. When a drop is ready to be claimed, a white box saying “claim” will appear over the drop, click this and it will be added to your inventory.

If your skin doesnt appear in your steam account right after clicking claim, head over to the drop site and click the “check for missing drops” button.

This should solve any issues with getting your skins.

Conclusion

Rust Twitch drops are an awesome way for Rust content creators, big or small, to get exposure and to have their own in-game item. Because these drops are exclusive, they will only be able to be earned during that specific round making them more unique. Remember, new drops are added each month with the monthly updates so do not miss out!

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Transport and Vehicles in Rust

Welcome back Rust fans! As seen in the title above, we will be going over all Transportation in Rust. If you are a Rust player then you already know that in order to have a reliable vehicle you will need to do some repairs to the vehicle first. In this tutorial, we will go over the different Engine parts, repairs, fuel, and the process you take to fix this vehicle, including the different types of Transportation. If this is the kind of information you’re looking for then stay tuned and follow me along as I take you through this tutorial!

How to obtain vehicles

In Rust, vehicles spawn randomly near roads. You will find these vehicles with a semi-random selection of modules equipped, but each vehicle will need repairs, fuel, and engine parts prior to being able to drive it. If all Mods on the vehicle reach zero health, then the vehicle is considered wrecked and can no longer be used. However, it can be parted out like the scrap helicopter. A new vehicle will spawn once the original wreckage is gone.

Repairing these vehicles can be done in 2 ways. First, a Hammer or Garry’s Mod Tool Gun will get the job done. You can also repair the vehicle with the vehicle lift, which generally requires metal fragments and sometimes wood to repair.

Vehicle Modules

The crafting cost of the Armored Cockpit will require 250 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metal, and 50 wood pieces. The research cost will be 125 scraps, and you will also need a Tier 3 workbench.

The Cockpits crafting cost is 250 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metal, and 100 wood pieces. The research cost is 125 scraps, and you will need a Tier 2 workbench.

Cockpit with Engine has a crafting cost of 250 metal fragments, 8 high-quality metal and 100 wood. Research cost is 125 scraps, and you will need a Tier 2 workbench.

Crafting costs of the Engine will be, 250 metal fragments, and 5 high-quality metal. Research cost will be 125 scrap and you will need a tier 2 workbench.

Fuel Tank crafting costs will be, 400 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metal and 100 wood. Research cost is 125 scrap, and a workbench tier 2 required.

The Passenger Modules crafting cost will require, 500 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metal, and 250 wood. Research cost will be 125 Scrap, and a tier 2 workbench

Rear Seats have a crafting cost of 250 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metals, and 100 wood. Research costs will be 125 scraps and a tier 2 workbench.

The Flatbed has a crafting cost of 250 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metals, and 100 wood. The research cost will be 125 scraps and requires a tier 2 workbench.

The Large Flatbed has a crafting cost of 400 metal fragments, 5 high-quality metal, and 250 wood. The research cost will be 125 scraps and requires a tier 2 workbench.

Storage vehicle Mods crafting cost is 250 metal fragments, five high-quality metal and 250 wood. The research cost is 125 scrap and requires a tier 2 workbench.

One thing to keep in mind is that over time your vehicle’s components will begin to decay over time if left outside. So it is very important to keep everything well maintained. You will also need a Chassis this is the frame from which the rest of your vehicle is built from. There are 3 variations of chassis to choose from: small, medium, and large.

Engine Parts

If you’re ready to add your vehicle’s engine parts, here is the overview of what your choices are. In Rust, there are 5 different types of parts and each part has 3 different quality tiers. At least one of each of the 5 parts is required for the engine to function. The lower the quality the higher impact it will have on the overall speed and fuel efficiency of the vehicle.

CARBURETOR

Here we have the Low Quality Carburetor. You can find the information on how to obtain this here.
This is the Medium Quality Carburetor. You can find the information on how to obtain this here.
Lastly, we have the High Quality Carburetor. You can find any information on how to obtain this here.

The lowest quality carburetor can be found in the Vehicle parts toolbox, junk piles, and can be crafted. However, the Low-quality carburetor has been considered in many cases useless without having to get several other parts to help it run. The medium-quality carburetor can be purchased and crafted. However, you will still generally need to fix other parts along with it. High-quality parts can only be purchased and generally give off the best results.

VALVES

First, we have the Low Quality Valves. You can find any information on how to obtain this here.
Next, we have the Medium Quality Valves. You can find any information on how to obtain this here.
Lastly, we have the High Quality Valves. You can find any information on how to obtain this here.

The lowest quality Valve can be found in the junk piles and can be crafted. However, the Low-quality Valve just like the carburetor has been considered in many cases useless without having to get several other parts to help it run. The medium-quality valve can be purchased and crafted. High-quality parts can only be purchased and generally give off the best results.

PISTONS

First, we have the Low Quality Pistons. You can find any information on how to obtain this here.
Next, we have the Medium Quality Pistons. You can find any information on how to obtain this here.
Lastly, we have the High Quality Pistons. You can find any information on how to obtain this here.

If you have a Low-quality piston along with a low-quality crankshaft you can almost guarantee that you will have to replace one or both multiple times. The medium-quality piston can be purchased and crafted. High-quality parts can only be purchased and generally give off the best results.

SPARK PLUGS

First, we have the Low Quality Spark Plugs. You can find any information on how to obtain this part here.
Next, we have the Medium Quality Spark Plugs. You can find any information on how to obtain this part here.
Lastly, we have the High Quality Spark Plugs. You can find any information on how to obtain this part here.

Low-quality spark plugs will give very limited use, spark plugs ignite the fuel/air mixture to move the pistons. So with a low-quality spark plug, you won’t get much life out of your car before needing to replace it again. Medium-quality spark plugs will give you some more security. High-quality spark plugs will give you the best performance and a longer life span before needing to switch it out.

CRANKSHAFT

First, we have the Low Quality Crankshaft. You can find any information on how to obtain this part here.
Next, we have the Medium Quality Crankshaft. You can find any information on how to obtain this part here.
Lastly, we have the High Quality Crankshaft. You can find any information on how to obtain this part here.

Having a Low-quality crankshaft will not get you anywhere long term, if you’re only needing a temporary fix then a low-quality will work. The medium-quality crankshaft will allow use for a while, however you will need to craft or purchase this mod. The high-quality crankshaft will give the best performance, although just like any other high-quality part you will need to purchase it.

Fuel

After you have added in your engine parts, you just need to add the fuel. The vehicles run on low-grade fuel, which you can access from the rear. The efficiency will always depend on the quality of the engine parts you have.

Rowboat

The Rowboat allows individuals and groups to travel the Rust landscape in an easy and efficient manner. This spawns all over the map, although they cannot be crafted, you can find more information on the “Rowboat” here.
The RHIB an Inflatable Boat is a more powerful alternative to the cheaper Motor Rowboat. It can be purchased at one of the Fishing Villages on the map.
You can find more information on this boat here.
Here we have an improvised wooden kayak. Seats two and requires a Paddle to operate. For more information, you can view it here.

Air Transportation

The Scrap Transport Helicopter is a flying vehicle that has 2 seats for 1 pilot and 1 passenger. This vehicle can be bought from Bandit Camp for 1250 scrap. The helicopter uses 1800 Low-Grade Fuel, a max of 500 fuel can be loaded into it. It has a max of 1000 HP, and like any other form of transportation in Rust, the quality will weaken over time. If the helicopter is not within a base it will deteriorate within 3 hours, if it on base it will despawn after 6 hours. You can make repairs using a Hammer with Metal Fragments.

The Minicopter is a form of air transportation that supports up to 2 players. Unlike traditional air transportation, the pilot sits behind the passenger. The Minicopter requires 1800 Low-Grade Fuel, which can be placed in the fuel tank behind the driver seat. This transportation can be bought from the helicopter vendor in Bandit Camp for 750 scraps. Just like other vehicles in Rust if not located inside a base, it will deteriorate in 8 hours, and if inside a base it will despawn after 36 hours. You can repair it using a Hammer and Metal fragments.

In Conclusion

As seen above, there are many different forms of Transportation in Rust. I hope this tutorial helped you better understand how to take the necessary steps to obtain these items and vehicles. As always I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did and we hope to see you next time!

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Weapons in Rust

In this tutorial, we will be going over the different types of weapons within Rust. Upon viewing, you should now have all the keys and information needed to find When, Where and how you can get these weapons. Keep reading to learn more and start your Rust server with Iceline Hosting today!

Top rated weapons

Now lets get started, in the images and descriptions shown below you will see Rusts top rated weapons.

10. As seen in the image displayed above we have the Thompson submachine gun. If you are looking for a weapon that doesn’t require much yet still gets the job done then this would be a highly recommended weapon of choice for you.

The Thompson is a fully automatic that previously held the standard for the fastest firing gun in the game. Although the Thompson only retains a capacity of 20 rounds, it makes up for it by the low crafting costs. Crafting this weapon will only cost 10-high quality metal, a tier 2 workbench, 100 pieces of wood, a spring, and an SMG body. However the Thompsons lower range and accuracy does make this weapon more suitable for close-ranged encounters.

9. Displayed in the image above we have the MP5A4. If you are in need or looking for a more modernistic submachine gun then this may just be the weapon for you. This weapon is the only military grade weapon in Rust that can be crafted.

The MP5A4 is a more versatile choice within Rust. Shooting pistol bullets and holds 30 rounds of ammunition Although the Thompson has higher damage this weapon has a higher accuracy rate, range, and ammo capacity. Which allows this weapon to be suitable in many situations. The MP5A4 just like the Thompson is easily crafted; requiring 15-High quality metal, 1 SMG body, 2 metal springs, and a tier 3 workbench.

8. Displayed in the image above we have the SPAS-12 Shotgun. Every gamer loves a good shotgun, especially for those moments when you need a weapon that you can use up-close that will do A LOT of damage. The SPAS-12 will definitely do the job since it is a semi-automatic.

This weapon is sadly a rare find, it is only available in Loot Boxes and on occasion you can get this weapon from trading. The reload speed is unfortunately nothing special, on the plus side the SPAS-12 firing rate gives you a major advantage against any enemies who like to get up close and personal.

7. Displayed in the image above here we have the M39 Rifle. If you’re looking for a safe route to take this is a well recommended weapon of choice.

The M39 is not generally meant for close encounters, the best use of the M39 is for long range and medium range fire-fights. Unfortunately this weapon is non-craftable, but there is a significantly noticable difference compared to the craftable semi-auto rifle in the survival game. On the plus side the M39 is considered to be a great silencer and has a zero bullet travel time.

6. Displayed in the image above here we have the LR-300 Assault Rifle. This weapon is definitely one of the most modern and advanced there is,and has many new customizations.

This modern weapon can fire all 5.56 rifle ammo variants, it has a lower recoil and higher spread. This weapon is non-craftable and is very hard to come by, you can obtain this item from crates and drops. So if you happen to loot one off of a kill consider yourself one of the better players.

5. Here we have the Multiple Grenade Launcher. A well known weapon to take out a major group or an adamant enemy, Would definitely recommend when trying to defend an area.

The perk of this weapon is that it’s not just sending out 1 grenade but it does send 6 out. Giving this weapon a very high success rate, this weapon also has a better reload time compared to many other explosive weapons. This weapon does have quite of a learning curve, which requires adjusting your aim more than usual for the best results. Unfortunately this beast is very rare and the ammo is unable to be crafted, So do be conservative with this treasure and its ammo.

4. Here we have the Bolt Action Rifle. This epic weapon is highly used for long distance shots, generally in Rust you will encounter more long actions shots then you will up close. In that case this weapon is perfect for those circumstances.

This rifle can take care of those difficult up close and personal enemies if need be with no problem, if you have good enough aim for that. However this weapon requires 30-high quality metal which might take a while to obtain due to cost, along with 5 metal pipes, and 2 metal springs.

3. Sniping is many players first choice, not having to get up close while at the same time getting a good laugh from bothering the other players. So here I present the L96 Sniper.

This weapon is key for the one-shot, one-kill concept. The reload speed is bolt-action and it’s technique reflects best in long-range. Generally the L96 Sniper is rare to come by, each crate has an 8% chance of containing one. It has a very high accuracy rate and is currently the best sniper in the game. This weapon unfortunately does not come with a scope.

2. As for the Assault Rifle, this weapon is generally one of the most well known and well rounded weapons ever in Rust. The AK is chosen by the majority of players and is very versatile for many different needs.

The Assault Rifle is a high-tier firearm very capable of firing powerful rounds at long range. In order to craft this weapon you’d need 50-high quality metals, 200 pieces of woods, 1 rifle body and 4 metal springs. There isn’t many reasons to not get this weapon, does a generous amount of damage and is also pretty cost efficient.

1. We saved the best for last, here we have the M249. Using this weapon will allow you to wipe out an entire base if you have the resources and the time to do so.

Consider yourself lucky if you get to have this weapon in your possession, this weapon can only be obtained in Helicopter crates, and Bradley crates. With the high damage rating alongside the generous magazine capacity of 100. Therefore leaving the M249 holding the most bullets in-game out of all the other weapons. Making this the top rated weapon in Rust.

Handguns

Here we have the M92 Pistol. It has a high fire rate and deals more damage than the Semi-automatic pistol. This pistol can not be crafted, however you can obtain it from Airdrops and Attack Helicopters.
Here we have the Python Revolver. This weapon can deal more damage than the M92 Pistol. This weapon does however have a higher recoil with only six shots. All you need to craft this weapon is 3 metal pipes, 1 metal spring, and 10-high quality metal.
Here we have the Eoka Pistol. A homeade single shot pistol. Instead of having a trigger, the Eoka is fired but by striking a hole at the top of with a piece of flint. For crafting you will need 75 wood pieces, and 30 metal fragments. The Eoka is generally considered the worst ranged weapon in the game.
Here we have the Revolver. The revolver is a ranged weapon that holds 8 rounds while loaded. The revolver does not do much damage, however unlike most weapons it does not require High quality metal to craft. What you will need to craft this weapon is a pipe, 3 fully grown hemp trees, and 125 metal fragments. Definitely would recommend for a starter weapon.

Here we have the Semi-Automatic Pistol. This weapon has a fast fire rate and can definitely do some damage unarmored, or lightly armored players. The crafting of this weapon requires 1 semi-automatic body, 4 high quality metal, 1 metal pipe,and a tier 2 work bench.
Here we have the Nailgun. The Nailgun can hold up to 16 nails in one magazine. It is one of the least used weapons in the game. To craft this weapon it requires 75 metal fragments, 15 scrap, and a tier 1 workbench.

Shotguns

Here we have the Double Barrel Shotgun. This shotgun releases two rounds with a wide spread before needing to reload. The individual shots do about the same damage, but however teh ability to fire two shots at the same time allows more damage per second. Overall making this weapon very effective. In order to craft this weapon you will need, 175 Metal fragments, and 2 Metal pipes.
Here we have the Pump Shotgun. The pump shotgun fires 12 Gauge Buckshot shells. The Pump Shotgun can also be reloaded with handmade shells. The weapon can only hold 6 rounds making it less effective. This weapon is for close encounters, because it does have a large spread it makes it more difficult to hit your target. In order to craft this weapon you will need, 15 High Quality Metal, 2 metal pipes, and 1 metal spring.
Here we have the Waterpipe Shotgun. This weapon is single-fire ranged. It uses 4 different types of ammo, Handmade shell, 12 Gauge Buckshot, 12 Gauge Slug, and 12 Gauge. This weapon is very powerful and delivers high damage for the cost of it. It is a very good weapon of choice for indoor fights. To craft this weapon requires, 100 wood pieces, and 75 metal fragments.
Here we have the Spas-12 Shotgun. This weapon is semi-automatic and comes in use with close ranged fights, the reload speed isn’t anything special so not advised if you struggle with aim. However this weapon is rare to have, it is only available in Loot Boxes.

Submachine Guns

Here we have the Custom SMG. This weapon holds 24 bullets and has a very fast fire rate, it’s accuracy however is a downside to this weapon. To craft this weapon you will need, 8 High quality metal, 1 SMG body, and 1 Metal spring.

Here we have the MP5A4. This weapon shoots Pistol bullets and holds up to 30 rounds. It has a high accuracy, range, and ammo capacity. Those perks definitely make the MP5A4 a more versatile weapon within Rust. In order to craft this weapon you will need, 15 High quality metal, 1 SMG body, 2 metal springs, and Tier 3 workbench.
Here we have the Thompson Submachine Gun. The Thompson shoots pistol bullets and holds 20 rounds of ammo. Prior to the Custom SMG coming into the game the Thompson was the fastest firing weapon in the game. The weapon itself is easy to control however, it does have a lower accuracy rate and range. To craft this weapon you will ned, 10-high quality metal, a tier 2 workbench, 100 pieces of wood, a spring, and an SMG body.

Rifles

Here we have the Assault Rifle. This weapon is a high-tier firearm with the ability to fire rounds at long range. This weapon is preferred for close to medium ranged fights. In order to craft this weapon you will need, 50 high quality metal, 200 wood pieces, 1 rifle body, and 4 metal springs.
Here we have the Bolt Action Rifle. Very capable of accurate shots from long distances. It holds 4 rounds of 5.56 Rifle ammo at a time. It is very rare to find and expensive to craft, but does do a lot of damage. It can be crafted with, 20 high quality metal, 1 rifle body, 3 metal pipes, and 1 metal spring.
Here we have the L96 Sniper . This weapon is very rare to find, the highest chance you have of finding one is if you come across the Bradley APC. Which contain crates each have a 8% chance of containing the weapon.
Here we have the LR-300 Assault Rifle. This weapon has a lower recoil and higher spread. This weapon can be obtained from crates such as, Bradley APC, Airdrops, Bandit camps, and Attack Helicopters.
Here we have the M39. This weapon is generally used for long range. Unfortunately this weapon is Non-craftable, but on the plus side it has a zero bullet travel time.
Here we have the Semi-Automatic Rifle. This weapon does a lot of damage and has a relatively low bullet drop, with good range as well. It can be crafted with, 1 Semi automatic body, 450 metal fragments, 1 metal spring, 4 High quality metals, and Tier 2 workbench.

Machine Guns

Here we have the M249. This weapon has a high damage, high fire rate, and belt-fed light machinegun. It is considered one of the best weapons in the game. It can be obtained from looting the crash site of a Attack Helicopter, or from the Bradley APC. A single magazine holds 100 bullets.

Bows

Here we have the Crossbow. The Crossbow will do a specific amount of damage depending on the type of body part that was hit. This can be crafted from 200 Pieces of wood, 75 Metal fragments, and 2 Rope.
Here we have the Compound Bow. This is the only weapon that features a charge mechanism. You can achieve this by holding down the aim button for an extended period, charge shots alone do twice as much damage. In order to craft this weapon you will need, 100 wood pieces, 75 Metal fragments, 2 rope, and a Tier 1 workbench.
Here we have the Hunting Bow. This weapon allows you to shoot vertically which generally returns the arrow to where they were fired. To craft this you will need, 100 wood pieces, and 50 cloth.

Melee Weapons

Here we have the Machete. This weapon in Experimental Rust with good durability and damage output. It is one of the best melee weapons in the game. This weapon can be used by equipping it in the hotbar and pressing right-click. To craft this item it requires, 100 wood pieces, and 40 Metal fragments.
Here we have the Longsword. It is pretty rare, you can find it in Loot crates, barrels and airdrops. Although is worth finding as it has a good range and high damage output.
Here we have the Mace. There is not much to say about this weapon. It does quite the damage, but has a slow swing speed. You can craft this from, 100 Wood Pieces, and 50 Metal Fragments.
Here we have the Salvaged Cleaver. Much like the Machete, the Cleaver inflicts a high slash damage. You can craft this with 50 Metal Fragments, and 1 stop sign.
Here we have the Salvaged Sword. This weapon can be used by clicking the right mouse button. It can be created with 15 Metal Fragments, and 1 Metal blade.
Here we have the Stone Spear. This weapon is an upgrade from the Wooden Spear, Stone Spear is slightly more durable and does more damage than the Wooden Spear. You can throw it by right-mouse-clicking, You can pick it up by pressing the Use button (default “E”). On occasion the Stone spear will break, when this happens you can not pick it back up. In order to craft you will need, 1 Wooden spear, 100 Stones, and 5 cloth.
Here we have the Wooden Spear. When hit with a wooden spear not only will it inflict damage, but there is a high chance that it will cause bleeding. The Wooden Spear is throwable. You can throw it by right-mouse-clicking, You can pick it up by pressing the Use button (default “E”).

Explosives

Here we have the Beancan Grenade. It is very effective, yet can be unreliable at times Sometimes, the grenade will not explode, or it will explode with a long or short delay. The primary fire button, or left mouse button, is used to throw the beancan grenade. You can craft this by using, 60 gun powder, and 20 Metal fragments.
Here we have the F1 Grenade. This explosive will do a deal of damage to anything or anyone standing in close proximity when it goes off. It can also stick to structures using Right-Click to break walls or doors, working as a alternative way to raid bases. It is craftable, you can use 30 Gunpowder, and 25 Metal fragments.
Here we have the Rocket Launcher. This weapon is very effective against players, animals, and buildings, however the weapon and ammo are quite expensive to craft. The Rocket Launcher is considered one of the best weapons in the game due to its power. It can fire 66 rockets before breaking. To craft this weapon you will need 50 High quality metal, and 6 Metal Pipes.
Here we have the Satchel Charge. This explosive is meant to destroy player-made buildings leaving them vulnerable to looting. It has a small chance of malfunction. Crafting the Satchel requries, 4 Beancan grenades, 1 Small stash, and 1 rope.
Here we have the Timed Explosive Charge. This explosive can be thrown onto walls, doors, or deployable items. It has proven to be an ideal method of entry in raids which detonate after 10 seconds.Causing anything within the radius to be destroyed. To craft this item you will need, 20 explosives, 5 cloth, and 2 Tech Trash.
Here we have the Grenade Launcher. To start off it has a internal magazine of 6 rounds and you can choose 3 types of ammunition. The three ammunition choices are, 40mm Shotgun Round,
40mm HE Grenade, and
40mm Smoke Grenade. The grenade launcher itself can only be found on Heavy scientists.

Miscellaneous

Here we have the Flame Thrower. It uses low-grade fuel as ammunition and is the first weapon in Rust that only uses Fire/Heat damage. This weapon is extremely effective when using it against wooden and twig buildings. However, it is very ineffective against stone, metal, and armoured buildings. To craft this you will need, 6 Metal pipes, 15 High Quality metal, 100 Low-grade fuel, 2 empty propane tanks, and a Tier 2 level workbench.

Weapon Modifications

Here we have the 8x Zoom Scope. This Mod is extremely useful for hitting targets for recon purposes. You can right-click to look into the scope which magnifies the area ahead 8x. This is craftable, all you will need is 50 High Quality metal.
Here we have the Holosight. The purpose of this item is that it adds a holographic sight to the weapon it is mounted on. This item is craftable, you will need 12 High Quality Metal, and 1 Tech Trash.
Here we have the Muzzle Boost. The purpose of this weapon is that it increases weapon fire rate by channeling gasses back into the weapon cycling it faster, at the cost of bullet velocity and accuracy. However due to the reduced bullet velocity, bullets will suffer a ~12% damage penalty. This item is craftable, you can use 10 High Quality metal to craft this.
Here we have the Muzzle Brake. The purpose of this Mod is it  lowers the recoil and decreases accuracy and damage of a gun. However using the Muzzle Brake does alter the weapons accuracy. This can be crafted by using 8 High quality metal.
Here we have the Silencer. The Silencer is more curved towards stealth operations. This is used for stealth operations due to it significantly reducing the sound of gunfire. This only takes 5 High Quality Metal to craft.
Here we have the Simple Handmade Sight. This Mod provieds you with a clearer picture of your target. However it can not be used during nighttime. You can craft this Mod using 6 High Quality Metal.
Here we have the Weapon Flashlight. This Mod provides a beam of light in front of you. Be careful though because this may allow visibility for other players to attack you in the night. The Flashlight can be toggled on or off with the “F” key. This Mod can be crafted from 3 High Quality Metal.
Last but not least here we have the Weapon Laserlight. This Mod adds a laser sight to your weapons. This allows the user a better sense of where they are aiming. However other players can see the laser. The Lasersight can be toggled on and off with the “F” key.
You can craft this Mod from 3 High Quality Metal, and 1 Tech Trash.

Conclusion

As seen in the blog above there are many different weapons to choose from in Rust. I hope this guide will help you find any information you may be looking for in order to make the best weaponry choice. Thank you for tuning in and we will see you in our next blog!

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Most Popular Skins In Minecraft

Welcome back! In today’s tutorial, we will be going over Minecraft’s Most Popular skins. Now of course we know every player has their own preference in what role they would like their Minecraft character to portray. Luckily Minecraft offers many different skin choices allowing the perfect fit for your character. So if you are looking for the best suitable skin for you, stay tuned and enjoy. As we will be going over The Most Popular Skins In Minecraft. If something catches your eye feel free to read the information on how you can obtain the perfect skin that best fits your character!

Trending 2020 Skins

Salor Moon Minecraft skin

In the image to the left, you will see the popular Sailor Moon. Not only is this a very well-liked Anime, but this is also a very popular skin among Minecraft players. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions towards the end of this tutorial if needed.

In the image to the right, you will see Cthulhu. This character originates from fantasy-horror writer H.P. Lovecraft and introduced in his story “The Call of  Cthulhu.” a species that came to Earth from the stars before human life arose. This skin is another very popular skin amongst Minecraft players. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

Cthulhu Minecraft Skin

Goku Minecraft Skin

In the image to left, you will see Goku. One of the most famous Anime characters and also one of the most popular Minecraft skin choices. Those who are a fan of Dragon Ball would understand the excitement of having the persona of Goku as your Minecraft character! You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

Alright for all you Star Wars fans, here you will see Chewbacca. Everyone loves this legendary Wookiee Warrior and of course his main title as we all know him Han Solo’s co-pilot in the famous trilogy Star Wars. If you’re a huge fan of Star Wars then you can’t go wrong choosing this warrior! You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

Chewbacca Minecraft Skin

Batman Minecraft Skin

“I’m Batman” Well, like he said, to my left here I have Batman. In case you’re unfamiliar with him, Batman is a superhero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. If you are familiar with him you would understand why creating this persona for your Minecraft character would be fun and intense. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

In the image to the right, you will see Master Chief. Who is the main character from one of the most popular video games “Halo.” Halo is an American military science fiction video game, and also one of the most entertaining games to play. So if you are a Halo fan there’s no reason not to be Master Chief. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

Master Chief Minecraft Skin

Most Downloaded Minecraft Skin

Diamond Assassin Minecraft Skin

Featuring the skin that made the Guinness Book of World Records back on April 24, 2017, for the most downloaded Minecraft skin, with a total of 173,450 downloads. As of today, that number has gone up to 184,807 downloads. Above we have the Diamond Assassin, Made from Diamonds and includes a Diamond axe. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

Most Popular Marvel Skins

Iron Man Minecraft Skin

In the image to the left, we have Iron Man. One of many Marvel Characters, played by billionaire industrialist and genius inventor, Tony Stark. I’m sure we have all wondered what it would be like to be Iron Man. So, why not walk in his skin? You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

In the image to the right, we have Thanos. Thanos is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comics and featured in 5 Marvel films. If you enjoy being the villain once in a while, this would be a great fit! You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

Thanos Minecraft Skin

Deadpool Minecraft Skin

In the image to the left, we have Deadpool. Deadpool is our favorite foul-mouthed Marvel Character. If you’re feeling a bit risky then Deadpool skin is the way to go. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

In the image to the right, we have The Hulk. Smash some zombies with one of the most popular Marvel skins there is. The Hulk is considered one of the strongest Avengers and is quite intimidating. If that’s something you’re looking for as a persona for your Minecraft Character, this is the way to go. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

The Hulk Minecraft Skin

Most Popular Animal Skins

Pug Minecraft Skin

In the image to the left, we have a Pug. If you are a huge dog lover and just like Pugs in general. Then this is a popular skin of choice for many looking for just a simple animal skin. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

In the image to the right, we have a Bear. If you’re wanting an animal skin that’s intimidating, this skin would be a good choice. Just one look will send your enemy running. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

Bear MInecraft Skin

Lion Minecraft Skin

In the image to the left, we have a Lion. The King of the jungle, the Lion is best for players who aren’t looking to be very active. If you want to be the King of your own jungle this would be a good choice for you. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

In the image to my right, we have a Wolf. This a popular skin due to the fact that you can customize it to make your own wolfy creation. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

Wolf Minecraft Skin

Most Popular Abstract Skins

Ice Cream Minecraft Skin

In the image to the left, we have Ice Cream. If you like Ice Cream, then this is the skin for you. It’s definitely one of the least intimidating skins, yet still one of the most popular. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

In the image to the right, we have Tetris. This Tetris skin is very attention-grabbing. If you’re looking to turn heads this is a very popular one of choice. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

Tetris Minecraft Skin

Minecraft World Skin

In the image to my left, we have The Minecraft World skin. This skin is an overall appealing choice. It displays a picture of the Minecraft world, from the sky all the way to the bedrock below. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed.

Last but not least, to my right we have the Upside Down skin. This is the most popular abstract skin, this skin generates a lot of laughter when seen for the first time. It is definitely different and unexpected. You can find this skin here. You can also find the remaining instructions at the end of this tutorial if needed

Upside Down Minecraft Skin

How to Change Minecraft Skin

  1. Download your preferred skin.
  2. You will then upload it to “Minecraft.net” using the button to the right of the page
  3. Please proceed to log into your account and you will see your chosen skin already loaded onto the “Upload Custom Skin” box.
  4. Lastly, click on the “upload” button, and just like that, you will continue playing with your new skin!

Conclusion

Wow! There are so many different and fun skins to choose from. If you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did then don’t stop here, there are so many more to explore. If you want to truly enjoy all the skins, why not experience it with your Iceline Hosting Server! Thank you for tuning in and I’ll see you next time!

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Rust: Top 10 uMod Plugins 2021

Introduction

When creating a Modded Rust server, you may find yourself sorting through hundreds of different mods that all do different things for your server. Making sure you have the right plugins for your server is very important for keeping your players around and keeping your server interesting.

We will be going over the Top 10 uMod plugins that we think almost every server owner should have.

Installing uMod on your server is easier than ever with the new panel. All you have to do is go to the “Mods” tab in your panel and install uMod.

Installing plugins is also easier with the new panel. Once you have uMod installed, just go to the “Plugins” tab and search the plugin.

Which Plugins Should My Server Have?

First, you need to decide what type of server you are going to have. Here are a couple examples:

  • Roleplaying / PVE Server
  • Heavy Modded
  • Minigame Server
  • Vanilla (completely vanilla with administration plugins)

Each type of server uses different types of mods but with this guide we will try to recommend mods that most server will want or need.

Top 10 uMod Plugins

  1. Discord Core (Requires: Discord)
    With the emergence of Discord, being able to link your Discord server with your Rust server really helps with moderation and incentivizing people to join your Discord. Discord core is also just the backbone for Discord integration, there a ton of other Discord-related plugins for Rust such as ones that create Discord bots to show server stats, chat between the game and Discord, and many more.
  2. Better Chat
    Better chat allows for more customization with the in-game chat with things like groups to separate users and the ability to change name colors, text colors, and much more.
  3. Arkan (anti-cheat)
    With any game, cheating can be annoying. However, with Rust, when a lot of the gameplay revolves around PVP, cheating is very prevalent and can ruin a server. Arkan provides another layer of anti-cheat besides the standard EAC that Rust uses.
  4. Player Administration
    Dealing with console commands to ban/kick players can be annoying, so why not install the player administration mod to make life easier for your staff. Player administration provides a new hud for server admins that allows staff to kick, ban, teleport, kill, and a lot more.
  5. Vanish
    Vanish is another essential plugin for admins. Vanish allows staff to go invisible to watch over suspicious players. You can also allow staff that are using vanish to unlock all locks to investigate suspicious bases.
  6. Welcomer
    The welcomer plugin adds a custom welcome message to players that join. This can be used to list off the rules of the server, list commands for the server, or even advertise your Discord or other socials.
  7. Advert Messages
    The advert messages plugin lets you display important server info at a certain interval. Advertise your Discord, wipe information, server commands, server rules, and anything else you can think of.
  8. Save Announcer
    Save announcer is another chat-based plugin that can help explain certain instances of server lag. One of the largest factors to server lag is when the server saves and this plugin helps explain certain lag spikes.
  9. Gather Manager
    This plugin is really only for modded servers as servers listed in community can not have any game-changing plugins which this one is and that’s why it’s number 9. With gather manager, the owner can adjust the amount of resources players gather while playing. This can be used for affecting how much ore is given out, loot from crates, and other similar bootable objects.
  10. Quick Smelt
    Like gather manager, this one can only be used in modded servers and that’s why it’s number 10. Quick smelt lets the owner change the speed at which things are smelted, how much fuel is used for smelting and changing the output multiplier. This can be helpful for those times where you have way too much ore but not enough time.

That’s It!

Make sure to watch out for future Top 10s to find out about more interesting plugins for your server.

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Top 10 Minecraft Plugins 2021

Introduction

Whether you are an administrator for a large server, or just spinning up a world to play with friends, there is no doubt about it that plugins help to build a safe, engaging, and fun Minecraft server. 

Let’s take a look at exactly what a plugin is. 

A plugin is an addition to the Minecraft game that comes in the form of a file that is installed on your Minecraft server. Plugins usually change different aspects of how the game works, such as adding player ranks, permissions, admin tools, or even different game modes!

Choosing the correct plugins for your Minecraft server can be very tricky, however, these are the Top 10 Minecraft Plugins that we recommend for your Minecraft server in 2021. 

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1. EssentialsX
2. Vault
3. Multiverse-Core
4. ClearLag
5. WorldGuard
6. OpenInv
7. Dynmap
8. Holographic Displays
9. Set Homes
10. Shopkeepers

1. EssentialsX

Topping our list for the Top 10 Minecraft Plugins for 2021 is EssentialsX! EssentialsX is the essential plugin suite for Spigot servers. It includes over 130 commands and countless features to assist management for servers of any scale! 


EssentialsX Features

  • The core module for EssentialsX includes all of the Core features for most servers including signs, kits and the economy!
  • EssentialsX includes and AntiBuild permission which allows you to fine tune who can build and interact with blocks on your server.
  • EssentialsX includes chat components and features. Want to customise chat colours and formatting? This can be done via the Essentials plugin!
  • EssentialsX includes protection components to control some simple settings for the worlds. For example preventing creepers from damaging buildings, stopping fire spreading and blocking certain types of mob spawns. 
  • Through this plugin, the spawn location of players can be defined. 
  • Essentials signs, many features such as kits, shops, mail etc can be configured via signs.
  • Player-made homes!
  • Server warps and kits
  • A full suite of moderation tools is included!
  • Custom player nicknames can be configured!
  • That must be where it gets its name from right? If you want to check out what else this awesome plugin can do, please be sure to check out more information on the EssentialsX Wiki

How to install EssentialsX:
1. Purchase a Minecraft server at Iceline Hosting.
2. Download EssentialsX and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.

2. Vault

Vault is a great and widely used plugin for permissions, chat & economy API to give other plugins easy hooks into these systems without needing to depend on each individual plugin itself. In plain English, this plugin binds numerous other plugins together and increases the compatibility of permissions, chat, and economy plugins! For any server that runs an economy plugin, this plugin is a must have!

Vault Features:

  • Enables Minecraft server administrators to simply hook plugins into each other via the Vault API. 
  • Widely used by a lot of other plugins for economy servers. Highly compatible with other plugins.

How to install Vault:
1. Purchase a Minecraft server at Iceline Hosting.
2. Download Vault here and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.

3. Multiverse

Multiverse is one of the original server management plugins used for multi-world support. Since the dawn of the Bukkit multi-world support, Multiverse has grown into a complete world management solution including special treatment of your netherworlds with Multiverse NetherPortals. As Multiverse has grown, it has been broken up into several more plugins which are packed full of features. This plugin will provide the easiest to use world management solution for your Minecraft server – whether it be big or small! 

Multiverse Features:

  • Create multiple worlds of different types, seeds and with Custom Generators
  • Keep your skylands using a custom generator (MV 2.2+)
  • Set the mode per world (creative, survival or adventure)
  • Create Multiverse Portals to let users go between other portals, worlds, or locations (Requires MV-Portals installed)
  • Restrict users from going to specific worlds by using permissions
  • Economy support!
  • Show which users are in what worlds with /mv who
  • Color your worlds when the appear in chat!
  • Custom world aliases. (Leave your folder names alone! use an alias!)
  • Restrict animal/monster spawning. Per animal/monster! (Why hello creeper world!)
  • World scaling with NetherPortals
  • Conserve memory by having some worlds NOT keep their spawn chunks loaded!
  • Fantastic in-game help just use /mvh search
  • Purge all those unwanted animals/monsters from your world!
  • Perform all per-world modifications with in-game commands! (Stop getting those YAML errors!)
  • Teleport to any of your worlds with a command or allow others to teleport their self or others (with customizable permissions)
  • While teleporting or using portals, you can use any Multiverse Destination
  • Wiki documentation

Extra components and features for Multiverse:

  • Multiverse Portals
  • Multiverse-NetherPortals
  • Multiverse-Inventories

How to install Multiverse:
1. Purchase a Minecraft server at Iceline Hosting.
2. Download Multiverse here and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.

4. ClearLag

Everyone wants to reduce lag on their Minecraft server! Clearlag was designed to reduce lag on Bukkit/Spigot servers by removing entities and preventing it through its many optional features. This plugin will not fix all lag, however, it does reduce and clear most of it! If you and your friends have a server with 20+ players, simply using the /lagg clear command can drastically decrease RAM/CPU usage by removing many configured entities!

ClearLag Features:

  • Permission support
  • Entity limiter
  • Reduces lag
  • Decreasing RAM/CPU usage
  • Ability to stop a TNT chain reaction
  • Option to limit mob spawners
  • Locate overcrowded/abused chunks
  • Many easy to use commands
  • Real-time module controls
  • Very lightweight – only enables selected features
  • Remove old logs upon enabling server
  • Limit AI processing attributes
  • Console support for most commands
  • Can adjust times when the server is cleared of lagg
  • Completely configurable

How to install ClearLag:
1. Purchase a Minecraft server at Iceline Hosting.
2. Download ClearLag here and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.

5. WorldGuard

WorldGuard is a powerful server administrative plugin that has a large amount of functionality for server owners, map creators, regular survival servers and everything in between. WorldGuard allows you to create zones within the Minecraft world and introduces controls to permit or deny certain players ability to modify these areas. Different game rules can be applied to the created zones such as deny fall damage, wither damage, food regen, health regen etc. On a more granular level, controls can be added so that certain blocks or items cannot be used or placed within zones. WorldGuard is a simple yet effective tool for server administrators to prevent grief and protect important areas of their servers such as special buildings. spawns and hubs, thus taking our number 5 slot of the Top 10 Minecraft Plugins.  WorldGuard also depends on the installation of WorldEdit, another powerful tool that allows server admins and ops to build and control what goes on in a Minecraft server.

WorldGuard Features

  • Create zones in your world that only permit mods or certain players from building within
  • Set additional game rules on your server (deny wither block damage, falling damage, etc.)
  • Set game rules on specific areas (food regen, health regen, disable PvP, TNT, control mob damage) in your world
  • Blacklist certain items and blocks so they can’t be used
  • Dump useful statistics and information about your server (/wg report -p)
  • CPU profile your server (/wg profile -p)
  • Add useful commands like an immediate “STOP ALL FIRE SPREAD” command.
  • Works, more or less, with mods (other Bukkit plugins and FTB mods)
  • Protects against many types of grief (fire spread, tree growth, TNT cannons, piston machines, crop trampling, paintings, and item frames, etc.), and certain interactions can also be allowed (door open, lever usage, etc.)
  • Open source!

How to install WorldGuard:
1. Purchase a Minecraft server at Iceline Hosting.
2. Download WorldEdit and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.
3. Download WorldGuard and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.

6. OpenInv

The OpenInv allows you to open any player’s inventory or ender chest and interact with it in real time. This provides amazing administrative capabilities on any minecraft server. This can also be done for offline players! In addition, you can also any chest that is blocked by other blocks above it in the game. This plugin allows you to edit inventories to replace missing items, remove illegal items and on the flipside, troll your friends we guess! Overall this powerful plugin tool is a must have for any Minecraft server. 

OpenInv Features:

  • Easy permission management
  • Admins of the server can modify any user’s inventory as they wish, in real-time
  • Access from anywhere, you need to open a chest that is 2000 blocks away, no problem!
  • Offline player inventory management
  • Simple commands such as /openinv <player> to open the inventory of a targeted player
  • Self-opening protection
  • Open blocked containers
  • Silent operation of containers with no sound or opening animation
  • Drop items as other players by placing items in the unused slot of someone’s inventory

How to Install Openinv:
1. Purchase a Minecraft server at Iceline Hosting.
2. Download OpenInv and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.

7. Dynmap

Dynmap is by far one of our favorite plugins out there in 2021! Dynmap allows you to create a google maps-like map for your Minecraft server that can be viewed in almost any browser. This allows players to keep track of their locations, friends locations, homes, and world geography in real-time! Dynmap is easy to set up when making use of the integrated webserver which works straight out of the box. Dynmap can also be integrated into existing websites running on common hosting platforms such as apache and the likes. Dynmap can beautifully and accurately render your world using different renderers, both for performance and for high detail.

Dynmap Features:

  • Highly configurable maps per world
  • Real-time updates of maps. Maps are kept in sync with the world in real-time. If a player was to leave their browser open, the map would update as they explore and build. 
  • Players with their faces can be viewed on the map. 
  • Chat messages are visible as balloons on the map (or in a chat window if configured)
  • Current time and weather is displayed on the dynmap
  • Highly configurable and customisable

How to Install Dynmap:
1. Purchase a Minecraft server at Iceline Hosting.
2. Download Dynmap and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.

8. Holographic Displays

Holographic displays is a plugin that does exactly what it says on the tin! It allows you to create vivid futuristic holograms to display text and items to players. This is a great plugin that can be used to display important information and updates to players, whether that’s instructions on how to vote, directions to key locations, or server rules.

Holographic Displays Features:

  • Create colorful futuristic holograms to display text and items to players
  • Fast and simple to install and use
  • Addition of animated rainbow colors!
  • Built-in commands to render images as text holograms in-game
  • Fully customizable animations
  • Compatible with a wide range of Minecraft versions, from 1.8.3 all the way to 1.16.4
  • Wide range of other plugins that can utilize the Holographic display plugin
    • HoloInfo
    • Holo Scoreboard
    • Combat Indicator
    • SpeechBubbles Reloaded & many more!

How to Install Holographic Displays:
1. Purchase a Minecraft server at Iceline Hosting.
2. Download Holographic Displays and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.

9. Set Homes

Set Homes is a very simple plugin that gives the ability to create, delete and teleport to different homes throughout the Minecraft world and server. The plugin also gives the ability to control worlds in which players can set up homes, and restrict players from setting homes and teleporting in certain worlds. Using the simple configuration file, you can control settings such as how many homes or teleports a player can create, how long the teleport cooldown is, teleport delay, and customizable messages shown to the user.

Set Homes Features:

  • Allows players to set multiple homes and teleports in the Minecraft Server
  • Simple yet fully customizable configuration
  • Blacklist controls for setting homes in different Minecraft worlds

How to Install Set Homes:
1. Purchase a Minecraft server at Iceline Hosting.
2. Download Set Homes and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.

10. Shopkeepers

Shopkeepers is an amazing plugin that allows you to set up Custom villager shopkeepers that sell any item that you want to sell, for any price that you want to sell it for! You can set up different sorts of shops such as admin shops that have infinite supplies, or player shops that are stocked by player-owned chests. Another alternative use of this plugin is to be able to simply modify the trades of regular villagers which in our eyes is very useful!

Shopkeepers Features:

  • Simply create villager shopkeepers, trading items that you configure them to trade. 
  • Create admin and player shops, with different numbers of supplies depending which you create. 
  • Different forms of shops can be created: Selling, buying, trading and selling books.
  • Various mob types can be used as shopkeepers. 
  • Sign shops
  • Editor for regular villagers and wandering traders. 
  • Many more configurable options.

How to Install Shopkeepers:
1. Purchase a Minecraft server at Iceline Hosting.
2. Download Shopkeepers and simply drag and drop it into your plugins folder on our easy-to-use game panel.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you now have a good insight into some of the best Minecraft server plugins that we would recommend in 2021!

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