Rust #rust

Attention : I wish there was another way to do this other then yes thumbs up or No thumbs down because really makes this review seem unfair and that is not my intention. My review is more pointed to my friends list.

If your looking for a game that is 100% dependent on player base to bring game alive that would be this game.

Its made for pvp griefing. Game has no soul. The engine supports really nice looking graphics but the actual theme of the game is a survivalist world and not made for beautiful buildings but made to look as its theme a minimalist world that you have to fight for scraps…. it portraits that 100% and well done at that.

But if your looking for a building game that looks eye pleasing I would say stick with Conan, Ark or Atlas. I bought the game because I was curious, did I get my 30$ worth of value. Close I played about 50 hours. I was on a well run server mixed with pvp and RP players. I will still play some more.

But my ‘no’ rating is not based on mechanics of the game as that all seems very good. My no rating is based on the lack of in game things to do other then base build and pvp. Game is 2 dimensional, lack of AI , lack of intelligent AI. lack of any in game guidance. I relied on my other gaming experiences to build the modest base I built. I will continue to play this game because of the server Im on. I’ve tried to play on few public servers and Hated that experience as I don’t enjoy shit talking or griefing. Its not my personality.

It your a PVPer and love to grief I would change my no to a yes. But most of my friends list that will read this are not the hardcore pvp type but everyday gamer. I don’t feel like most of them would really get much out of this game and find as not getting there bang for the buck as they would in Ark or Conan. Both of which leagues ahead of this game in entertainment value.

I hope the game devs don’t take this review to heart because I feel the product is good just it lacks any depth to create a immersive feeling. To there credit its is a game that does what its intended to do there vision. Would love to see this company use their knowledge to build another world building game but with a different slant.

I have been lucky enough to know a server master that runs the server in a professional was that splits the map between builder RP and pvp. So i was lucky enough to enjoy and learn the building aspects in peace.
You can search them out but looking for flashpoint gaming. They do a fantastic job maintaining the server and keeping drama down. Good rules set in place I highly recommend the group.

their discord : web site:

you can follow me on twitter @swordnkeyboard

My gaming history

This site including YouTube, complete passion driven love for gaming. I came up with the name swordandkeyboard name in 1996 when I was going to night school and I wrote a seething letter to a Professor because he did not stick to his promises to the class. So when we had a test that had nothing to do with anything that had to do with what was covered in class, I let him have it. I was in my 30’s, working 50 hours a week, with 9 hours of class and 12 hour a week commute.
His reply was.. your written comments cut like a sword. I didn’t write them I typed them on a keyboard. Rather then blow up I prefer to be honest. Some people don’t want honesty, they prefer candy coating. That just is not me.

Been in a lot of different guilds (some of greatest pvp guilds ever and some of most casual) over the years in a lot of different games, Lunch Box Bandits in EQ2 then one of most well known defunct guilds called ”The Combine”, spent a lot of time in Ruin off and on, OTG (in conan), just to name a few. I have been gaming since 1976 (my 1st pong console) , online gaming since 1998.

WW2 Online / Knights Online / EQ2 / Planet Side 1 / Pirates of Burning Sea / Conan / Warhammer / APB / GW1 & 2 / on and on. I even ran an online racing league that had about 300 members from 2002-2005.

Would love to talk about games your making, games your playing and my experiences if you’re the reader have an interest.

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Sportsmanship rules to live by, and many we forget.

A lifetime ago it feels wrote this up for online nascar league, re-wrote it almost ten years ago. Every few year I feel the need to re read this to ground myself to these principles as humans we all stray away as our mind likes to give us evil input.

please don’t copy and paste it. If you want to use it link it or give me the credit for it. Thank you.

Reading this article I wrote back in early 2000’s I realize how my own interactions have eroded over the past year’s, I can come up with a lot of excuses and reasons but they are just that excuses.  No ones perfect, but I think of how I used to be and it makes me not really like how I speak now. Actions and Communications reflect an image of what you want to be perceived as. Whether its negative or positive its just the way it is.

Yes unfortunately we must all live by rules and regulations, and no difference in RookieRoadhouse. Some of our rules may seem on fair to certain people at certain times but try and concentrate on yourself and your own behavior and everything will just be fine.

Were a group of adults and although were playing a video simulation the racing experience tends to feel very real and i think thats what the draw is to online racing games, we all want to get same rush and feelings that real professional drivers do, but with that comes the lows of wrecking being wrecked by someone else and just plain losing

I will give a few tips on good sportsmanship that i have learned along the way, the people you’re racing with are not computers as this is the beauty of this experience, and most always at least try to have same manners that you have learned growing up, I also realize that manners and the level of manners taught to you may very as well.

So i have one good tip: treat the guy next to you as you would your neighbor or family member. If you do this you will rarely get into heated arguments or debates over something that was not important in the 1st place.

Also try to get to know the administrators off  whatever league you are in whether is online of real life is a good idea to tell this guys or gals good job or at very least exchange pleasantries as most of the time this people are doing what there doing for free or almost nothing


it’s easy to talk junk behind a computer, but what you don’t know is what other people may have gone through just to meet you and your group online just to take part. And how manly is it to lk junk someone when you cant even back it up? or at least prove you can, so be a gentleman and you will be more respected over all.

Showing up in life is half the battle, as if we show up we learn and adapt. But showing up then abusing the privilege of being allowed to join is far different. One abuse in this group is swearing; there will be zero tolerance for any swearing or R rated chat period and that also goes for the symbols of those words, for example the much used WTF????  not acceptable and if the admin team sees you do this they not only have been given right to correct you but to temporarily suspend you. AS THERE WILL BE ZERO TOLERANCE TO GUYS ABUSING EACH OTHER. If you’re interested with that then go somewhere else.

I WILL repeat are theme sportsmanship guide here as i think its best to be read over and over


Sportsmanship is not about winning or losing. It’s about playing the game. A good sport always makes sure their teammates and opponents have fun. Winning is secondary!

When we lose without excuses, we acknowledge the better team, we place winning and losing in their proper perspective. That’s when we find out if we can be good sports.

Sportsmanship is the ability to win without gloating or perpetual bragging (don’t rub it in) and lose without complaining (don’t make excuses). A good sport will always treat the opponent with respect, regardless of the outcome of a match. Applause for an opponent’s good performance displays generosity and is a courtesy that should be regularly practiced. This not only represents GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP but reflects a true awareness of the game by recognizing and acknowledging quality.

The necessity to be well informed is essential. Know the rules. The spirit of GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP depends on conformance to a rule’s intent as well as to the letter of a given rule. People don’t always remember the final score but they do remember the person that made a fool out of him or herself. It’s how you play the game that counts. Your behavior influences others whether you are aware of it or not.

Sportsmanship Tips

“Golden Rule” Do unto others as you would have, others do unto you.

Two wrongs don’t make a right

Cheer for your team not against opponent

If you make a mistake don’t pout or make excuses. Learn from it, and be ready to continue to play.

If a teammate makes a mistake, encourage, don’t criticize.

Abide by all the rules of the game

Avoid Arguments and always play fair

Respect the other team efforts

Accept seriously the responsibility and privilege of representing your team and host location

Be responsible for your actions.

Have an open mind to others’ weaknesses and have a forgiving attitude.

Have pride in the team and one’s performance.

Be a friend, not an enemy, and create a positive environment.

Encourage others to do their best.

Remember it is a privilege to participate.

Practice sportsmanship in all situations at all costs.

Acceptable Behavior

Shaking hands with opponent to recognize players’ performance.

Handshakes between participants and end of contest, regardless of the outcome.

Treat competition as a game, not a war.

Search out opposing participants to recognize them for outstanding performance.

Applause at the end of contest for performances of all participants.

Encourage surrounding people to display only sportsmanlike conduct.

Unacceptable behavior disrespectful or derogatory comments meant to distract or antagonize opponents

Cheering when opponent makes a mistake

Refusing to shake hands or give recognition for good performances.

Blaming loss of game on conditions, bad equipment or participants.

Use of profanity or displays of anger that draw attention away from the game.



No one is perfect.  Wish only to aspire and use this as a reminder.


Who is this new guy to the wordpress?

Who is this new guy to the wordpress, and why does he think he should have something to say to readers?
1st thing is before all, I love life, I love nice people and people that have honor, I love video games and animals.
My gaming thoughts and game play foot prints under the name swordandkeyboard.
Name I came up with because I can be known as a bit salty, cynical, and sometimes truthful to the point of hurtful (were the sword part comes from sometimes the truth hurts even when I talk to myself about me  🙂 ).
I tend to not candy coat things. Also tend to weigh out pluses and minuses from both sides of issues rather then side that just suits my needs.
I consider myself one of the nice guys. But nice to a point.
My internet web presence at YouTube and website both as unorganized as my life. But I love gaming, my 1st gaming was pong in like around 1975 ish?
Then Atari and the Coleco /Matel hand held games like football and baseball. Used to play by the hour with baseball cards and Coleco hand held, spreading cards over my twin bed like it was a baseball field.
AHHH  the imagination was strong.. but as I got older my adventures were more my own, riding my paint quarter horse horse named Apache with my trusting side kick springer spaniel
always tagging along side. Then taking on rebuilding a sail boat and learning to be a entry level sailor, in between traveling all over the usa.
Today my life is pretty boring, I decided to take it upon myself to take care of my aging parents.
 First my dad who had Alzheimers, took care of him full time for 5 years rather then put him in a home. Not long after as a reward (sarcasm) my mom went like 90% blind.
During this time it was games that have kept me sane and in touch with people. Alot of friends disappear when you become domesticated. Mister excitement is more like Alice in the brady bunch now, doing laundry and making beds, cleaning and vacuuming.
But in between I can become mister excitement for a hour or two at a time, adventuring to places I would like to go in life but can’t.
Plus now and then run into some interesting people to converse with. I got to build my own pixel ship in Arch Age, drive a World War II tank in world of tanks,
fly a fighter plane in war thunder, protect a castle in guild wars and in my favorite all time game warhammer.
All of this numbs the pain, as well as give entertainment and allow for the
 escape of constant hurt of watching people you love fade away. Gaming as given me so much almost as much as
on mothers day my mother said to me.. ”happy mothers day”… I laughed and said what?
She said you have cared for me and showed more kindness
then anyone in her 84 years. It made me feel good. Good as a human being can feel.
I may be doing what seems to be the right thing, but I dream of doing things I used to do, travel, rebuild sail boats, camp, horseback ride,
and socialize. But for now it’s doing all of this virtually.

So, why should this guy think he qualifies to write about games? Or anything?

My writing skills are terrible. But I have a great imagination, and love to converse with people.

Games?  Well, I was a subscriber to pc gamer for about a decade

and would read it cover to cover and back again and feel excitement to the next issue. Later did the same listening to pc gamer podcasts.
 I love to read about other people creations or there dreams coming true in form of video games.   For years I would tell my guild leaders
 to start a pod cast talking about games years before podcasts even existed. Just never took my own advice to do it myself.
Every day I go to google type in mmo news on the news tab and read about new ventures, failures, financial info about companies or there dev hirings and so on…
The industry excites me, it is a passion rather then a task.

I wanted to share some of my secrets with the readers to show I am a real human being and have many different sides. Will you find my sharp side or soft side next meeting? 🙂

Hope to talk to you all again sometime in the future.   🙂
Aka Swordandkeyboard

MMO Furniture Wars

from: Reports:

Author Captain Kirk
Star Date: Operation Furniture
Captains Log: MMO furniture Wars
Written for my friend at
Buckle up! I know alot about mmo’s, I was a spokes man for the first mmo World of Warcraft.
MMO furniture wars. It’s 2015, we killed each other enough, killed enough Murlocs
Quagen, Wolf’s, Worms, Centaurs, Orcs, Gnomes and other various creators.
I’ts just not any fun killing stuff anymore. So I told all the devs of various games, lets just all
make furniture, for are virtual houses. Devs said hey that might be a great Idea Jim,
we can sell all those houses and make millions. Instead of making games we can just be like Ikea but virtual furniture outlets.
I’t all started that way. I,  Captain Kirk came up with the idea. Now like 5 of the top mmo’s in development are selling make believe ships, cars, houses and furniture for millions of dollars.
Even better and more peaceful, you don’t even get to use them just look at pictures of those items,
this way making it more echo friendly. You can look at pictures of the stuff you bought then log off saving tons of money on the electric bill. You can brag to your neighbors about the $457 dollars you spent for a virtual castle and how by doing that your lessening your personal echo foot print
and helping stop global warming . They will think you are a hero rather then the weirdo down the street that never comes out of the house and has daily delivery’s from dominoes, larry’s sub shop andPiggly Wiggly.  Does not matter your lawn is 2 feet long, and garbage not put out in a decade. They all will know now you Sir are an environmentalist.
I as a spokesman for gaming think everyone should buy at least $100 worth of virtual home goods a month. It will kick start the economy. Especially with the success of Ikea and home goods, and more and more women playing, and guys that like pink fluffy stuff, why not, I can see a full blown industrial boom of virtual furniture, billion people buying virtual furniture saves on waste, saves trees, energy, and will greatly reduce the worlds carbon foot print.
Grand Parents just died? Hit the lottery? came into huge wealth. Blow it all on your favorite game..