Rust

xQc explains why he’s quitting OfflineTV’s Rust PvP server for RP

Published: 12/Jan/2021 12:35 Updated: 13/Jan/2021 23:28

by Alex Garton

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Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has just announced that he’s “done” with The Badlands Rust server, and will be moving to OfflineTV’s ‘The Divide’ RP server. This decision was made on-stream after his raid was interrupted by a third-party.

The moment xQc joined OfflineTV’s first dedicated Rust server earlier this month, he made it very clear his only objective was to PvP. The huge Twitch personality was at the center of all the server’s drama, with streamers like Shroud even claiming he would be the reason the server imploded.

In time, OfflineTV’s Abe ‘BaboAbe’ Chung found it necessary to set up two individual servers so both PvPers and RPers could enjoy their desired gameplay experience. Of course, xQc began playing on The Badlands PvP server, however, in a recent stream, it’s been revealed that he will be moving to The Divide and quitting the PVP server.

Rust players PvPing
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xQc quits The Badlands server to join The Divide

After attempting to conduct a raid on stream, xQc’s group was interrupted by a third-party and wiped. Not only did this lead him to end the stream early, but he also announced that was he was quitting the PvP server, stating that, “yeah, at this point I think I’m going to move to the RP server, I think that’s the best for everybody.”

It’s obvious he’s not having as much fun as he was on The Badlands and even compared the server to normal Rust: “I’m done with this, this is getting really cringe, guys, this is worse than normal Rust, and that’s impressive considering this is a creator server.”

Despite quitting the server, xQc remained relatively calm while announcing the news and seemed more disappointed than angry.

The stream did finish on a positive note, though, with him revealing that he’s willing to give the RP server a try: “I had decent ideas for RP, we’ll give RP a go and see how fun it is.”

For xQc viewers who love the raiding content, this news will be immensely disappointing. However, it’s not like The Divide is completely void of PvP, it’s just allocated to a particular area of the map.

It’s worth noting that the majority of the huge Twitch personalities are on the OfflineTV RP server, so adding xQc to the mix will certainly be fun.

Despite his reputation for PvP, xQc is no stranger to RP, previously enjoying his time roleplaying as Jean-Pierre Baptiste on the GTA V RP server ‘No Pixel’. While it may not be his bread and butter, we’ve seen him do it before, and the streamer has definitely got potential.

Rust

xQc was the perfect Rust ‘bad guy’ for OfflineTV’s explosive server

Published: 13/Jan/2021 5:42 Updated: 14/Jan/2021 2:15

by Isaac McIntyre

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Rust has well and truly taken over Twitch in the new year, even hitting a massive 1.2m viewers on the platform last week, and it’s all thanks to Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel and his can’t-look-away “villain” persona in the OfflineTV servers.

Every few weeks, Twitch will move to a new “flavor of the month”. In 2020, that was titles like chaotic party game Fall Guys, whodunnit Among Us, and even going back to the start of the year, shooter Escape from Tarkov.

One game, though, was more explosive than all the rest: Rust.

Facepunch’s multiplayer-only survival title has been around for a while ⁠— in fact, it’s just celebrated its seventh birthday ⁠— but only recently has it found its way to the upper echelons of Twitch’s streaming platform. It’s suddenly enjoying a late-stage renaissance.

That’s all down to one thing ⁠— in early December, creator group OfflineTV founded a streamer server, led by stars like Pokimane, Shroud, and Myth. It was an interesting concept, but it was taken to the next level by a single invite.

Enter Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel.

Over the last few weeks, xQc has proven something: he’s the perfect Rust villain, and just what OTV’s servers needed to explode into the juggernaut they’ve become.

xQc has been at the heart of nearly every slice of Rust drama since December.
Twitch: xQc
xQc has been at the heart of nearly every slice of Rust drama since December.

Twitch is your favorite TV show

Let’s paint streaming culture like a gripping TV show. There’s the series’ stars ⁠— Shroud, Valkyrae, DrDisrespect, Tyler1, Pokimane ⁠— and if you’ve been following Dexerto for long enough you’ll know these names. 

Most of the time, these characters are sticking to their own storylines. Shroud is playing Escape from Tarkov and Apex Legends, while DrDisrespect is on Call of Duty, and Valkyrae is grinding Among Us with her OfflineTV friends and the wider community.

But something special happened with Rust.

In the first huge, all-access OfflineTV server, the storylines converged. Suddenly each community was seeing other stars, bumbling around in Rust, some for the first time, others as seasoned veterans.

It was like an “Avengers” crossover event on a huge scale.

Rust has become the go-to game for many huge Twitch streamers.
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Rust has become the go-to game for many huge Twitch streamers.

But that’s not enough to spark the explosion we’ve seen in Rust; the game continues to crack its own player records, and made $1 million in a week, the devs have revealed.

Every story needs a really fun bad guy.

Avengers movies aren’t fun without Loki or Thanos. Loving Game of Thrones is so much sweeter with Joffrey or Ramsey waiting in the wings. And Rust needed its own villain. The server needed the perfect bad guy: xQc.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his ‘bad guy’ role perfectly.

xQc “takes over” as Rust villain

The Canadian streamer very quickly butted horns with several stars on the Rust server, including Myth. Controversy followed him wherever he went.

There’s been a few ‘beefs’ that have sprouted up around the streamer. Fellow Twitch star Myth has been a main target, after xQc accused him of stream sniping. Pokimane even decided to quit the server over the controversy, leaving Rust behind in early January.

In fact, here’s a little taste of his impact on the server:

That’s just two weeks of chaos, all with xQc at the heart. And, despite it being dramatic, tense, and sometimes downright odd, the Twitch star’s “bad guy” persona has injected just the right amount of ‘story’ into the Rust server. It’s got people tuning in day after day, stream after stream.

If xQc hadn’t been let loose, another ‘bad guy’ may have emerged ⁠— Toast played a fantastic overlord in OTV’s Minecraft server ⁠— but the Canadian just works.

Why xQc is the perfect ‘bad guy’

There are a few reasons. First, he’s one of Twitch’s biggest stars. Even as he peeves other stars and their communities, his own loyal fans love it. There’s plenty of them too. He regularly hits 100,000+ concurrent viewers while streaming Rust on the original ‘Badlands’ server moment.

He’s also “addicted” to the game. The Canadian admitted as much on Twitter, writing it’s “all he thinks about,” and declaring he would “take over.”

Mainly though, he’s just wild. He built a PvP stable called “Team Rocket” and let loose. He has always had hilarious reactions to games, so even as he burns down a building or loots another streamer’s hideout, he’s doing it with his wry, half-chalked smile on his face.

xQc has been the best bad guy; the one you just can’t help but like.