The Dark Ages Collective Goal
The Dark Ages Collective originally started as a single modded Rust server back in December 2015 called Dark Ages Medieval Rust. It was started by GoDANKandGoHOME and a handful of his very good friends. They created an amazing place to play and socialize unlike anything that had really been seen previously in Rust. They successfully set the foundation to create one of the friendlier and more unique communities in Rust.
I (Slick Pinkwood) came onto the server as a player in December 2015 and never left. Instead, after about 3 months of playing my most favorite server, I volunteered to become an admin. I did this for a couple of different reasons. I wanted to give back to the place that I had truly come to love but I also wanted to contribute to the unique place that I had experienced first hand when I was a player. Whether it was being “haunted” by a bored admin, popping their head up out of the ground to spook me, or helped me out when some arsehole ruined that time, and I loved it and felt it was just another part of what made Dark Ages unique. Since that time we have grown the community exponentially. Rust has come from Early Alpha to Full Release. Performance has gotten better and then gone right back to shit. Players, Owners and Staff have come and gone. The Population has risen and dropped off many times. Server mechanics have had to be tweaked, overhauled, or even removed and readded. Even through all of this, a few truly dedicated individuals continue to bust their asses to give new players the experiences they had.
I started this server as a regular player and now as co-owner my goal as well as all of our staffs goal continue to be the same. Create a unique place where ANYONE can play and not feel bashed on or harassed for one reason or another. It doesn’t matter your skill-set, play-style, orientation, religion or race, as long as you are here to contribute to our friendly community, you are welcome. This has ALWAYS been a place where people new to Rust or Role-play come to start their journey. None of the staff or owners do this because it pays good or “gets the girls” (or guys) as it never has.
We do it to keep the experience alive. We do it to give back to the place we have come to love. We do it because no matter what, no one will replace The Dark Ages Collective no matter how hard they try. It’s not just the plugins that make a server. It’s not just the staff that makes a server. It’s not just the player-base that makes a server, it is all of that and a whole lot more and if you don’t believe us then go try one of the many imposters and see how their server works, how it is maintained and how much effort is really being put into the actual community. At the end of the day, whether it be 10 players or 110 players, we are going to continue towards our same goal and we really hope that everyone enjoys their time here and actively contributes to a fun and friendly place. If you are not here to contribute, are just here to screw with our current player-base, or just to be a douche-bag then leave. I and other Dark Ages Collective Staff will continue to actively work for the people active in our community.
We hope this gives you a better understanding of why things are the way they are and exactly what our specific goal for The Dark Ages Collective is. We want to thank everyone that has supported us over the past two+ years and the ones that continue to support us to this very day! The server and the whole community would not be where nor what it is without all of you and everyone else who has taken the time to come and check us out. We hope to have many more years to come with all of you!