DayZ Livonia Mod/Setting Breakdown

Our Livonia server, which will open to the public when DayZ 1.25 is released has been hand crafted to be an amazing experience for all DayZ players. Let’s see what is different about this server!

A customized zombie experience: Using the PVZ Spawn System and Customizable zombies mods, we’ve created zombies that only walk but they are stronger than vanilla zombies. Not only do they pack a punch, but they can take a punch too! Their increased health makes them a double threat. At night, these ungodly creatures become even stronger! During the day you can hide from them inside of a locked building (they can break open a door if it’s not locked!) but at night, forget it! Even a locked door won’t stop them from breaking down the door. Think you’re going to simply run away from them, but if you travel to any built up area, you’re going to find great numbers of zombies! They are everywhere! Think a church is a safe place? Think again! Zombie priests are compelled by the power of Christ himself! These guys are tough cookies! Best to take them out from a distance!

It wasn’t just the adults that succumbed to the virus when the apocalypse hit. Kids became zombies too and they’re particularly creepy, calling out for mommy and telling you they are scared… as they eat your flesh. There are zombie kids on the server too!

DayZ Expansion is on the server: We are not using all of the features of Expansion. A common feature of Expansion is the map. On our server, you can only open a map if you find a paper map. You can not place 3D markers and if you want to write on the map, you’re going to have to find a pen. Global chat is active and that is part of Expansion. Some of the Expansion custom items can also be found. There are no traders or safezones however.

Base Building is SUPERCHARGED! Build anywhere on the map with the Base Building Plus mod! Throw in the items from Boomlay’s Things mod, you can furnish a nice base! With the Perishable Foods mod, you’ll need a powered fridge (such as those from CJ187’s Fridges mod) to preserve your food! The Much Stuff Pack will help you further customize your humble abode. Worried about protecting all this cool stuff? Put a code lock on it but be warned: Raiding is active on the weekends! Your base is safe during the week days. If you want a dimly lit atmosphere, try out the candles from bl_candle_addon. This mod has candles and candle holders!

Survival is a focus for us, which is why we have some mods that let you craft items that you might need. Boomlay’s Craftables lets you create sewing kits, whetstones, improvised knives and more! Bone knives can be crafted with the Craftable Bone Knives mod. Another important part of survival is finding stuff to survive with. That’s why the Garbage Search plugin is included. Be careful searching garbage though. That stuff stinks and it might make you sick. Throw in the Search for Loot Improved mod and you’ve got TONS of places to try to find that precious loot!

The Improvised Weapons mod allows you to craft weapons such as this Improvised Pistol. There’s melee weapons like the variety of Baseball Bats, a shotgun and even a sub machine gun!

We’ve also got several mods that add new clothes, weapons and other items. These include Quadlock’s Pack, Windstride’s Clothing Pack, and Spurgles Bags.

Mods that add to the atmosphere are mods that change things up a little to make it either more realistic or more engaging. The Mag Obfuscation mod hides the number of rounds you have in a magazine or the weapon. It replaces it with a + to show ammo in the weapon or a – to show no ammo. Inventory Move Sounds creates sounds as you move items around in your inventory to simulate a player actually opening up their bag or taking things out. Weapon durability and ammo stacks are adjusted with the Expansion Weapon Durability + AmmoStacks mod. Gorez splatters blood when you kill a zombie.. or a fellow survior! Did you overturn your Lada while negotiating that hairpin turn? No problem! Equip a hydraulic jack or a wreck and flip it back over with the Flip Transport mod. Suppressors in DayZ just don’t last long enough and aren’t, well, suppressed enough. That’s not a problem with the Useful Suppressors mod. This mod decreases the amount of damage suppressors take by 90% and decreases the audible range of ammunition shot through a suppressor based on the size. Along the same lines as Useful Suppressors, the Durable Tools mod increases the durability of tools so they can be used longer. This ultimately helps you create your base by not destroying your axes and shovels super quick. If you’re the kind of player that likes to engage the players zeds from a distance, then you’ll enjoy the Advanced Weapons Scopes mod. This mod is designed as almost complete replacement for vanilla scopes for providing more smooth game experience. MRT’s Custom GUI replaces the default icons from DayZ with some much cooler icons. To make DayZ feel more alive (is that an oxymoron?), the Ambient Animals mod spawns rabbits, snakes and other creatures! You can even kill and eat them!

The server is whitelisted as of this post but it will be opened to the public once DayZ 1.25 is released! If you’re interested in joining the whitelist, see our Discord for details!

The American Old West server

We run a unique Rust server based on the Frontier: American Old West map. This is a modified version of the map, with new monuments and edits to existing monuments. No other community runs this map 24/7 and none of the edits that I’ve made! You’ll find the classic monuments such as the old Outpost, Governor’s Mansion and the Trainyard. I’ve also sprinkled in a few classic monuments including the Missile Silo, Abandoned Military Base and The Dome! There’s also an all new town called Franktown.

You start off by spawning at one of the many train stations on the map. Don’t want to walk? Wait a few minutes and a train will be by! It will stop for a few moments at the station before continuing! When you die, you spawn at another train station.

Have you looted some fuel? Well, there’s plenty of work carts that spawn at the dead end side tracks! Jump in, drop in some fuel and away you will go! Just watch out for the train that goes around the tracks. The engineer doesn’t like his path to be blocked!

There’s lots of neat locations on the map, such as the ancient ruins pictured to the left. There’s two major NPC hubs: The Prison and the Bandit Checkpoint. At both locations you’ll find well armed NPC’s that not only fight you, but they also fight with the zombies!

Some of the vanilla monuments have been reworked for the old west!




There are great adventures waiting for you on the RustyOG Old West server! The server wipes monthly and it has some differences from our main, biweekly server.

  • There is NO BASE DECAY except for twig. The 9 days for abandoned bases still applies.
  • Skill tree is replaced with the XPerience plugin
  • Instead of Epic Loot, we have Item Perks
  • There are no spawnable vehicles. If you want to travel, your choices are by foot, horse, hot air balloon or train!
  • There is no VIP on this server. Everyone gets access to certain perks that would be VIP on the main server including the base upgrade and 7 rows in your backpack
  • Instead of earning Economics coins, you earn Rewards Points (RP), which can be spent in the same fashion as the coins. They do not wipe when the server wipes.
  • The server wipes on the first Thursday of each month. BP’s and XPerience wipes on that day.

To join the server, search for RustyOG or open the F1 console and type connect

DayZ Livonia Server Inbound!

In the latest news release by Bohemia, they have announced when 1.25 is released, Livonia will be given to everyone that owns DayZ! Since our Namalsk server has not been doing well for a while, and because our revival of that server only extended the server’s life shortly, we have decided to switch to Livonia! When 1.25 is released, the server will be opened! Until then, the Namalsk server will continue to run.

Some of the key aspects of the server are listed below. Everything on this list is subject to change:

■ The server will be PVP: There will be no PVE zones. The risk of losing everything, and taking a chance with interacting with a stranger is what makes DayZ such a powerful game. This doesn’t mean we can’t be civil with each other though!
■ Slow/walking dead zombies: Don’t let their speed fool you! They are stronger than regular zombies and it takes more to kill them! At night they become more powerful!
■ The zombies are also more dangerous due to their sheer numbers!
■ Hiding inside is no longer safe! The zombies will break down unlocked doors to get at you. At night, their increased strength allows them to break down even locked doors!
■ Searchable containers and garbage piles: Check everything! You may be able to search it. Be careful at garbage piles though. The stench of the garbage can make you sick!
■ DayZ Expansion: We’re using DayZ Expansion but with less elements than Namalsk.
■ No traders or safezones: You won’t find any of these on Livonia.
■ Maps: You need a map in your inventory to open up the server’s map. There is no marker showing your position and there are no 3D markers.
■ If you want to mark a position on the map, you need to find a pen.
■ Spawn select: You have a limited number of places that you can select to spawn at.
■ Custom GUI: Not the default vanilla style markers.
■ Global chat is enabled: It’s important to help build a community.
■ Perishable food with CJ187’s fridges: Food can spoil if not prepared in certain ways. You can extend the life of the food by finding a fridge and powering it with a generator or battery. Learn more about the perishable food mod here.
■ Base Building Plus: Just like our Namalsk server, BBP is the way to build on the server!
■ Max parties of 4. Pretty self explanatory…
■ Extra items: Several mods that add new clothing, weapons, etc.

The priest zombies have the power of Christ… or maybe Satan? Don’t mess with them unless you are well armed. They will ruin your day.

We are currently testing the server and expect to go live when DayZ 1.25 is released. BI has indicated they will have a big announcement on May 20th, so we expect that 1.25 will be released shortly thereafter!

Remember, the server is a work in progress and configs may change. New things may be added! Keep an eye on Discord for the latest!


This plugin allows players to gather weed from hemp plants and craft joints using a mixing table. There are different types of weed that can be found while harvesting hemp. Joints can be crafted at a mixing table and they give the player configurable buffs and healing with each tier having different effects.

■ A Low Quality joint will give players a 20 second boost in wood gathering.
■ A Medium Quality joint will give players a 20 second boost in ore gathering
■ A High Quality joint will give players a 30 second boost in scrap gathering, an increase of max health and +8 health per usage.

To craft a joint, gather the required materials and open a mixing table. If you see the normal mixing items (ie: Teas), then click on the Show Custom Recipes button. Put the ingredients into the mixing table and click on Start Crafting (NOT Start Mixing).

The joint will be instantly crafted. The effects of the joints work alongside of the Skill Tree and Epic Loot plugins.

To use a joint, put it into your tool bar, select it, and right click. This will light the joint. Press left mouse button to puff. You will see multiple colors flash on your screen. This is how you know you’ve puffed. If you puff again while you have the effects as indicated by “Boost Active”, the effects will NOT stack. You will just be wasting your joints.

Luftwaffe Zeppelin Monument

This guide is NOT a complete step by step guide to this monument simply because once you’re inside of the Zeppelin, it’s a maze of corridors that you will need to figure out yourself. I will provide guidance in this post to the best of my ability. Be sure to bring several fuses and a few of each type of key cards.

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After eliminating the first few guards, make your way to this thin black wire and walk on it to the first fuse box.

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This is the first fuse box. Drop the fuse in and run to the control room. You should have already eliminated the guards inside the zeppelin.

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Inside of the control room, near the front, you should see the red card swipe pad. Swipe your red card and head for the blast doors on the other side.

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Make your way through the hallway and find the red button on the right to call the elevator.

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Take the elevator to the top and find the fuse holder, high up on the wall to the right.

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It’s opposite of the security door.

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Roam around until you find a room with overgrown vines. There’s a fuse box up on the wall.

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Open the door directly across from the fuse box and proceed down the cooridor.

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You’ll find a red card reader. Swipe the card and proceed in.

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On the other side of the locked center room you’ll encounter heavies so be ready for them! Once they’re cleared, you’ll be in another room with a lit up green card reader and an unlit blue card reader. Swipe the green card reader and enter that room.

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Inside of that room is a fuse box. Drop a Fuse in there.

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Turn on the bottom switch and activate the top switch. This turns on the blue card reader in the other room.

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Enter the blue room and find the fuse. That’s the fuse for the red door in the center of the room that held the heavies. This is where the motherlode of loot is.

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The red room that you just activated.

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The loot!

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Good luck. You’re going to need it!

Item Puller

Item Puller allows you to pull components from your containers, including your TC. To use, simply double click the item in the crafting menu. This will pull the required ingredients for from the containers that have the components. If it successfully finds all ingredients needed it will then move the items to your inventory, if enough slots are available. If you have autocraft enabled (default is enabled), it will instantly start crafting the selected item for you. If you are missing items it will notify you via a chat message.

Available Commands:

  • /ip – toggles item puller on/off
  • /ip autocraft – toggles autocraft on/off
  • /ip fromtc – toggle tool cupboard pulling on/off
  • /ip settings – shows your current settings

December 21st Survival Update

In January 2021, almost 3 years ago, I put my Rust server online. I designed it after a popular PVE community’s servers because I liked the way they had everything set up, but with the number of slots they ran and the presence of mega Amazon Fulfillment Centers that players built, their servers were always soooo laggy for me. Since I’ve been running game servers for many different games since 2004, I set out to host the best Rust server I could. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about running a Rust server. I’ve played with many configurations and plugins. I’ve made many changes. Some were welcomed, some were not. I will always keep in mind that the most verbal players are the ones that don’t like the changes while the majority, who support the changes, remain silent. Therefore I am prepared to receive criticism and predictions of the demise of the server when changes are made. 

Many of the configurations and plugins, especially in the beginning, were added without thought to how they would affect the overall vibe of the server. I never desired to have a “Build Server” type of server, but unfortunately, some aspects of our server have lent themselves more towards that style rather than true PVE. I’m always working to balance a more PVE style with the flexibility of allowing players to play how they wish, but since the intention of the server is to be PVE and not Build, some changes are necessary. With that said, the update follows….

Greetings all. Here we are, another wipe approaching and another update status, but this one has some significant changes!

Skill Tree

The first step in extending the playability of the wipe is to slow down skill progression. This will be achieved by reducing the number of skill points earned for each level to the default/vanilla rate of 1 point per level. Earlier this year we bumped it up to 2 points per level. The maximum number of skill points that can be spent is being lowered from 200 to 150, so you’ll need to be more selective in where you spend your skill points. The cost to respec skill points is being increased from 30 scrap per point to 50 scrap per point because honestly, if you’re respecing points, chances are you have a significant surplus of scrap. To balance out these changes, Skill Tree will only be wiped every 3 months. You’ll have plenty of time to earn points and to respec your skills. After tomorrow’s server wipe, the next XP wipe will come on March 21st. With the extra time to work on your Skill Tree, this will give you the opportunity to try different configurations of skills to better suit your game play.

Injuries and Diseases

I am adding the Injuries and Diseases plugin. This will give you a chance to get a number of sicknesses including food poisoning (greater chance if you eat raw food), tape work, rabies (which is incurable on the Rust island), concussion, broken leg and (eventually) a virus from the zombies (This is still a work in progress). The illness from the zombies will be curable with the Health Injector, which can be found in medical loot. You can read about the plugin here:


The “Oregon Land of the Dead” map includes a custom plugin only available with that map. Since I own that map, I own the plugin too. This plugin introduces 4 injectors, which are reskinned medical syringes. When used, they boost scrap or resource collection, give you more strength when attacking or increase your maximum health and the one that increases your maximum health will be the one that will cure the disease you get from zombies. These items have a chance to be found in loot containers.

Food changes

The food loot has been edited so that the more hunger/thirst an item provides, the lower the chance of finding it. There are also new items that can be found in those food containers including rotten apples and rotten chicken, both of which have a good chance of making you sick but if not, they will increase your health. You may also find empty cans in the food containers. The amount of naturally growing food has been reduced so farming and hunting will be more important. Lastly, food that normally would need to be refrigerated, like berries, raw and cooked food, etc, will need to be put into a refrigerator. You will not be able to put them into regular boxes. Food such as canned items can still be placed in boxes. This will help make fridges more than just a decorative item.


Loot will be reduced to vanilla levels. No more 2X/4X. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be carefully looking over all loot containers to see if additional changes should be made to what spawns in them. I’m using Alpha Loot now, which is a very powerful loot editor. It allowed me to remove two plugins, Extra Loot and Magic Loot. I can now place custom items into Alpha Loot instead. I’m also working with the Spawn Control plugin to  further tweak loot spawns. This is an ongoing process.

Spawnable Vehicle changes

With the exception of minis/scrap helis, the ability to spawn vehicles/horses will be removed. This will also help us move away from the “Build Server” style by requiring players to grind for their transportation each wipe. If you had any spawnable vehicles besides the mini or scrap heli, please submit a support ticket and we’ll refund what you spent on those vehicles.

Zombie changes

The biome zombie spawns have been disabled. Zombies will only spawn at monuments. They will spawn in greater numbers, spread out over a larger area. They have increased health but can be killed with a headshot from certain weapons. The exception to this is zombies wearing head armor and the Frankenstein zombies. Those generally require several headshots. The zombies will move slightly slower.

The map for the next two weeks is Lapland, a Christmas themed map, as decided by your voting! Expect the server to go offline between 12pm and 1pm EST tomorrow, Thursday December 21st so that I may prepare the changes. The server will be available for all at 2pm EST. If you see it online before that and before I’ve posted that it’s open to all, it will be protected by a whitelist.

Drug Business

The Drug Business plugin allows players to buy Weed and Coca seeds, which can then be planted and grown by the player. To buy the seeds, the player has to find a VPN. They can be found from various loot sources. Once you have a VPN, put it in your hotbar, go to any computer terminal and sit down. The drug purchase screen will open up. Seeds are purchased with eco coins.

Click on the Order button for the seeds you want. To see where the dealer is that buys the drugs, click on Locate. The dealer is ONLY active from 9pm until 5am. Afterall, drug dealing isn’t something to be done in the daylight!

Once you’ve clicked on order, you can change the quantity on the next screen by clicking on the number in the Quantity column and typing in the new quantity. Click on Purchase to buy the seeds.

You will then get a notification that the seeds are on their way. They will be delivered by drone and will be dropped directly onto your computer desk. If your computer is inside, the seeds will be dropped on the roof above the computer. It is recommended that if your computer is inside, that you go outside and watch for the done. The package will look like a wrapped package. Open the package and your seeds will be inside.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have trees/powerlines or other obstructions above your base, this may interfere with the delivery of your seeds. You may want to have a dedicated outdoor computer station for the delivery of the seeds.

Once you’ve grown the plants, go to a T3 Workbench to process Weed and type /process.

To process Coca leaves into Cocaine, you need to go to a mixing table and type /process.

Once you’ve crafted your drugs, go to the dealer between the hours of 9pm and 5am (See the note above about using “Locate”). Once at the dealer, interact with him (Don’t worry about the “Invite” prompt. It’s a Rust thing) to sell your weed or cocaine.

A new domain name and a partial rebranding!

It’s a known fact that shorter domain names are preferred. It’s easier for users to remember and just looks better. A shorter community name allows for more information in a game server name, which, if you’ve been playing online games for any length of time, you know it’s an important place to highlight your server’s most desirable server features!

So, with that in mind, I have registered (Short for Rusty Old Gamers – Duh!). The new domain can be used immediately and will forward to The old domain will remain registered until it’s current period ends. All subdomains, such as or donate. should seamlessly forward to the new domain. Due to the way domain changes propagate through the internet, it IS possible some of you may have some temporary issues accessing the website. I wouldn’t expect that to last more than 2 days at the most. If you get any messages about out website being unsecure, you can safely ignore that. If you go to any URLs and it doesn’t display properly, just change it to

The servers will have their names shortened to identify as “RustyOG” servers soon. Don’t worry. It’s the same old servers with a shorter name!

Comparing our Rust servers

We have two different Rust servers. One is a Biweekly wipe server and the other is a Monthly wipe server. While sharing many of the same plugins, these two servers are different playstyles. I will attempt to give a good comparison of these servers below.

VIP/Economics/In-Game Shop

Our Biweekly server is set up to give VIP access. Anyone who donates gets VIP status and coins to use in the in-game shop. The coins never wipe or expire. Killing zombies, completing monuments, destroying Bradley, etc all gives economics coins. There are various other ways to get coins each month and even daily. These coins can be used in the in-game shop accessed with the /shop command. VIP gives certain perks to players. Those perks are explained in Discord.

The Monthly server has no VIP. Everyone is on even footing on the server. There’s no shop so the economics is player driven. If you want an item, you must loot it, craft it, buy it from a vendor/vending machine or from a player.

Spawnable Vehices

On the Biweekly server, using economics coins, you can buy vehicles that can be spawned. They can be spawned and despawned as needed and never use any fuel.

The Monthly server doesn’t have spawnable vehicles. To get around on the server, you’ll need to buy or build your vehicles.

Recycler Crafting

Players can craft recyclers on both servers. However, only VIP’s or members of the Steam group can craft recyclers on the Biweekly server. Anyone can craft a recycler (with the proper materials) on the Monthly server. The recycler can be placed anywhere normal base items can be placed.

Custom Helicopter Tiers/Personal Heli

Both servers allow players to call in a personal attack heli that they can fight. On the Biweekly server, this is done in the server shop. You can call in a heli using either economics or scrap. On the Monthly server, the heli is called in at the Air Traffic Controller NPC at the airfield and obviously you can only use scrap to buy it.

Instant Crafting

On the Biweekly, all crafting is instant. On the Monthly server, it’s vanilla crafting speed. The advantage to this on the Monthly server is that you can use the Skill Tree perks to alter the crafting speed.


Non-linked players on both servers only get 2 rows in their backpacks. Linked players get 5 rows in their backpacks on the Biweekly server and 7 rows on the Monthly server. VIP’s get 7 rows on the Biweekly server. Backpacks are wiped every map change.

Base Utility

The Base Utility plugin allows players to select a building skin for their base blocks, allows them to upgrade their base and repair their base, all from their TC. Only VIP players can do this on the Biweekly server. All linked players can do this on the Monthly server.

Maps and wipes

We wipe the Biweekly server on the first and third Thursdays of each month. When there are 5 Thursdays, we also wipe on the fifth Thursday. BP’s wipe on the first Thursday and Skill Tree wipes on the third Thursday. Nothing other than the map wipes on the fifth Thursday. BP’s and Skill tree are wiped on the first Thursday on the Monthly server.

The Biweekly server typically runs procedurally generated maps, most of the time with some customization. On occasion, a custom map will be run. The Monthly server runs smaller custom maps.


The Biweekly server is designed to be our flagship Rust server. It’s generally easier to play on and allows for faster progression and building. The Monthly server is configured to be a slower pace, closer to vanilla experience.