It seems that Rust is at it again. After changing the race of characters on a random basis and introducing penis lengths, now Rust has altered the sex of the game’s characters according to the Steam account of the players. And the majority of the gaming community does not agree with the new changes.
Rust is an indie game that makes players fight for survival. When you first start playing the game, you start from scratch. The players must find a way to build a shelter, fire, gather food, survive random enemies, and get away from hungry packs of animals, all on their first day in the game.
The indie survival video game has received some critical acclamations for the way it mimics reality. Players were first intrigued by the fact that the characters were asexual, like store dummies that can be dressed in male or female clothing.
But slowly, the producers started introducing new features. The race of the character was randomly changed. This caused a lot of tension, making players upset, some even threatening to abandon the game altogether.
The cause of their annoyance was that their characters suddenly turned from the neutral store dummy into a Chinese, African-American, Native Indian or white individual. The players were not given the opportunity to choose their race; it was simply bestowed on the character.
While there were a lot of players who disagreed with the random race assignment, others were intrigued by it. The game is about survival, and it tries to mimic real life, and in real life we don’t get to choose our race, we must do with what we are born.
After the race thing had cooled down, the characters started growing different length penises. The players even began to compare the genitals of their characters on-line. This change was not so controversial as the previous one, but it still stirred up the spirits among the female players.
Now, Rust is at it again. In order to offer gender equality to the women in the gaming industry, Rust changed the sex of half of the characters overnight. Now players are discovering that the character that they evolved for so long has suddenly grown breasts.
The assignment was made based on the Steam usernames of the players. Unfortunately, the change is irreversible. There is only a feature that changes the sex of the character for the player, but the assigned gender will remain the same for the rest of the community.
Rust is as it again, but it seems that the developers are tired of building the game according to the whims of the players. They are offering a finite, unchangeable product, and that makes them a controversial subject in the industry.
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