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Rust skins

Unread postby icycalm » 05 Oct 2020 05:42

A bunch of things have been added to the game recently including boat vendors, an elevator, dirt paths/trails, and a Secretlab chair skin that you only unlock if you buy an actual Rust-themed chair from Secretlab out of two available options: https://secretlab.co/pages/rust

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You get the skin as a code on purchase of the chair, and I bet that people will eventually be able to sell those skins on the marketplace to recoup the cost of the chair, and probably even make some profit on top of it. The only reason I am not jumping in is because I don't like the (real) chair, and would much prefer a Cyberpunk one if it was still available (it isn't, though you can sign up to a list to be notified if they make more of them): https://secretlab.co/pages/cyberpunk2077

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Trailer for the Rust chair and skin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS0jZ2EjSbs

I'll try to grab the skin if it shows up on the marketplace at a reasonable price, which I doubt.

However, they also added a spacesuit skin for the radsuit, which I DID purchase. Like all normal skins, you can only buy it officially from Steam for the duration of this month, until the next forced wipe. It's €8,95 and you can buy it from here: https://store.steampowered.com/itemstor ... ail/10180/

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It even comes with some new lore in the description:

Facepunch wrote:The urgency of what would later be known as Project Nova required Cobalt to bypass the design phase of an EVA suit - something that would normally take years when they had weeks. Using early Soviet designs (acquired by costly industrial espionage), Cobalt managed to produce a limited number of protective space suits. The whereabouts of most of them are unknown, but some were retained for terrestrial applications, given their radiation protection properties.


And I of course bought it, as I buy all cool Rust skins. I must have spent at least €150-200 on these skins so far, and their current value is at least €300. You can see my collection here: https://steamcommunity.com/id/icycalm/inventory/#252490

I have an eye for cool stuff, and cool stuff tends to appreciate over time, and I am telling you this spacesuit skin is cool af and will definitely skyrocket in price in the coming months and years, after the Rust store stops selling them. After that, you'll only be able to get them from the marketplace at higher prices. For the record, here is the official Facepunch Rust store on Steam, whose offerings change every month:

https://store.steampowered.com/itemstore/252490/

And here is the Rust marketplace where you can find past offerings:

https://steamcommunity.com/market/search?appid=252490

I remember for example when this horror-themed sleeping bag was going for 20 euros a couple years ago, and now it fetches €233!

https://steamcommunity.com/market/listi ... rror%20Bag

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Moreover, when it originally appeared in the store for the limited time window, it must have cost around 5-6 euros like everything else. There are people who make a living out of Rust skin speculation, and if you google "Rust skins" you'll find countless sites that buy and sell them, or even skin gambling sites (no idea how they work).

The point I want to make is, 1) This stuff exists, and 2) If you buy this spacesuit skin now you will 100% be able to resell it in a few months, or even weeks, for at least twice the price. If you hold on long enough it could be five or ten times the price too. And you can buy as many of them as you want.

Now, if you sell this stuff on the marketplace, you only get Steam wallet credit, which you cannot withdraw to your bank account. So you can only use the credit to buy games. But it's still a pretty sweet deal: buy a skin now, and you can sell it for a full-price game a few months down the line. Personally, I am not planning to sell my skins because I love using them in the game (and I can also make as many copies in the game as I want to distribute to all my teammates), but I am just sayin', for those who just want to get a free game, this is an easy way to do it. Also, there ARE ways to convert Steam wallet credit to real money, and there are people reportedly making a living out of this, but I am not interested so I don't know how it works precisely. If you google around you can find some answers.

Back to Rust proper, I'll say that I was very disappointed when I learned that the spacesuit is just a skin for the radsuit and doesn't add any functionality to the game. I was hoping that it would be paired with the Launch Site eventually in some way, but now that they are asking people for money for the suit, I just don't see how this could happen in the future. How could they turn the suit into a proper item, if tons of people have already paid money to own a unique skin of it? Wouldn't they have to give the money back or something? The whole deal is kinda depressing.

Anyway, I bought the skin because I just had to, and the recent additions to the game have been great, and the ones coming up—like weather effects and brand-new graphics—will be even greater, so I look forward to playing a wipe pretty soon and checking all this stuff out, including my new spacesuit. And note that, unlike all my other skins, I won't be able to craft copies of this for people simply because the radsuit isn't craftable, so if you want the suit in the game you have to buy the skin, and it'll never be as cheap as it is now.
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Unread postby icycalm » 26 Nov 2020 19:00

Some skins I just bought for the new wipe.

Recyclables box: https://steamcommunity.com/market/listi ... bles%20Box

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Musical Notes Door to put in our band room: https://steamcommunity.com/market/listi ... tes%20Door

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Minicopter Hangar Door: https://steamcommunity.com/market/listi ... gar%20Door

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And a couple of cool wooden doors:

Red Decorative Wood Door: https://steamcommunity.com/market/listi ... ood%20Door

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Midgard Door: https://steamcommunity.com/market/listi ... ard%20Door

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You can see all my Rust skins and items here (at least I think it's public and you can see it, if not let me know and I'll see if I can make it public): https://steamcommunity.com/id/icycalm/inventory/
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Unread postby Yurian » 07 Jul 2021 01:52

You can unlock a bunch of skins by watching certain Twitch streamers from July 5th 6:00 PM UTC until July 12th 6:00 PM UTC:

https://twitch.facepunch.com/
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Re: Rust skins

Unread postby ChevRage » 18 Nov 2021 17:55

New hazmat suit skin dropping soon:

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Rust - Nomad Suit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKa8KNdPN9Q

Still two hours to go before the video and purchase links and stuff go live. Apparently it'll function the same as the spacesuit skin. Shame it's just a skin though.
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