Two games. Both about surviving in a post-apocalyptic world. One lets you force-feed people disinfectant. The other lets you run around naked and bash people with rocks. I had to know - which has friendlier players?

Note: If you're confused, Rust is the game with naked people, but you have to turn off the "censor nudity" setting, which I did not do for the video. Sorry to disappoint.


Take a look at the video above to see the answers for yourself (and a cameo by Leo!). Be warned, there may be no nudity, but there's a fair amount of NSFW language.

I've seen so many weird clips of DayZ, that when I went to explore Rust, I immediately saw the similarities. The two games are very mechanically different, but the basic concepts are fairly similar. You wake up in an inhospitable world with not even the barest of necessities. In DayZ, you have to scavenge cities for supplies. In Rust, you're looking for raw materials to craft supplies and shelter, similar to Minecraft.


I spent about two hours in Rust and three in DayZ. Keep that in mind when you watch the video and see how many people I meet in each. That's probably the biggest difference going to Rust from DayZ. Even in a full server, DayZ is lonely. Maybe that's why people were willing to chat?

For those of you who can't watch the video (save it and watch later!), here's what I learned from each game:

What I Learned From DayZ Players:

What I Learned From Rust Players:

One bonus tip from Tycho on Penny Arcade:

I have the thing you need to take your Rust experience to the next level. When you load into a server, the first thing you should do is to bring up the console with F1, and enter:

censor.nudity false

This will make people without clothing equipped appear completely naked.

So there's that if you need it. I wasn't aware of that until after I made the video, so I'm sorry if I disappointed anyone with the gratuitous pants.


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