As most of you have already noticed, there is a major network issue haunting the server. I've been contacting our host for a few days now trying to figure out what could possibly be causing this. They claimed the issue will be resolved sometime tomorrow.
I can't say for sure whether this will fix our issues. I HIGHLY recommend anyone who is worried about their items in RUST remain either passive, or just stay off the server until the fixes have been applied.
We are emailing you today to notify you of an upcoming network maintenance that is not expected to cause a network outage, but if issues arise, periodic increased latency may occur. We will be upgradding our core routers and adding line cards to handle a larger influx of network traffic that will also work to fortify our DDoS mitigation capacity to handle much higher packet per second (PPS) attacks.
Date: October 18, 2016
Start Time: 5:00AM PDT
Work Window: 5:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Outage Estimated Duration: No Extended Outage Expected
Effect: Intermittent Increased Latency & Brief Network Unresponsiveness
Facilities: Ashburn, VA
If you have any questions about this outage or want more information on how it will relate to your specific services with us, please feel free to reply to this email.