Aggravator V2 Floor Stacked Trio Base Design
The original Aggravator base design was inspired by the Frustrator family of bases and has continued to evolve with RUST base building’s ever-changing world. While there are multiple versions of the Aggravator, in this video, Evil Wurst walks us through the benefits of his floor stacked version of the base, while explaining the meticulous details of how to build and furnish this design. Floor stacked base designs require a specific technique and time to make just right.
Keep in mind that it can be challenging to situate yourself without someone keeping an eye out and playing defense on highly populated RUST servers. If you’re new to floor stacking, take some time on a build server to get your technique down and reduce the risk. Evil Wurst also happens to be part of the crew running a fantastic creative server, which Vice recently announced its official release. Be sure to check it out.
The general concept behind floor stacking is that it is used to help counter the threat of raiders who choose to perform top-down raids. This raiding style typically uses rockets to blast through multiple floor/roof panels at once until they hit the core of the base. Using a base that has implemented floor stacking will significantly increase the raiding styling costs and can be a complete surprise to the raiders, as it’s difficult to spot a floor stacked design.
The Aggravator V2 Floor Stacked Base Design Features
- Single Tool Cupboard
- Door Block Airlocks
- Anti-Door Camping Measures
- Undrainable Trap Placements
- Compact Item Placements
- Open Living Space
- Lowered Foundation Sections (Optional)
- External Auto Turrets with Full 360 Degrees Perimeter Coverage
- Ample Storage Space (21+ Large Boxes)
- Intelligent Loot Spreading
- High-Quality Metal: 236 +/-
- Metal Fragments: 10,000 +/-
- Stone: 12,000 +/-
- Wood: N/A
- High-Quality Metal: 47 +/-
- Metal Fragments: 3,900 +/-
- Stone: 2,300 +/-
- Wood: N/A
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When I made the video on the Aggravator V2, I had several design alternatives including a multi -TC and a floor-stacked version. In the end, I chose to show you the simple single-TC version because my experience tells me that this is what makes the most sense for the majority of my viewers.
Nevertheless, the two-story base where all the loot is stored underneath an open living space invites top-down raids. Floor stacking is tremendously helpful to counter that. In this quick and dirty video, I will show you how to floor-stack the Aggrivator V2. First, I will show you a new fool-proof floor stacking method. Then, I will speed-build the Aggravator without item placement. And finally, I will give you a tour through the furnished base.
First, we need to create a slight height difference between two foundations. Until now, getting that height difference right was a matter of skill and reaction speed and it got harder as the terrain got less flat. Thus, I improved upon the method via Vice to get the height difference right every time and on every terrain. Place two square foundations and a vehicle ramp on one of them. This ramp allows you to steadily increase your height. now we just need to get the height difference right. To that end, we will place a box as an obstacle at the right height.
Carefully observe where I place the box. It needs to be exactly above this beam. Now, get in position and align yourself with the foundations. Get out a triangle foundation at the desired height and lift the mouse. From now on, only use the keys to crouch and to move left and right, nothing else. Move up the ramp until the box stops you and left-click to place the foundation. With the mouse still in the air, move to the right. Then, drag the second foundation into the raised foundation. Bring it as close as you can and place it.
To verify whether you succeeded, place two walls. If you see even the tiniest gap between them, it means that something did not go right. If you continued building now you’d eventually run into a situation where you could not place a wall or a foundation. Thus, if you see that gap, start over.
In case the construction passed that first test, place two floor tiles on that lower wall. Then, verify that you can place that upper floor tile. If the height difference is too small, you won’t be able to place that floor tile. Thanks to that ramp and that box, neither of those tests should fail. This new method is absolutely fool-proof. It allows to elevate the foundations to any level and it is completely independent from the terrain. And no, you don’t need two tool cupboards. The moment you connect the foundations via walls, they will be up-kept from the same TC.
Now, let’s floor stack the Aggravator. Since this is a quick and dirty format, there will be no commentary.
Let’s tour the furnished base. Apart from those extra foundations sticking out, it looks quite like the original. I upgraded the outer walls to sheet metal to discourage brute-forced raids from the sides. We still have the nice open living space in the core of the base. Each of the chutes is now protected by two ladder hatches. The loot rooms still look the same. The upkeep has increased quite substantially, though, since the TC now needs to upkeep all of those extra floor tiles.
One major difference is, that I did not use the bottom floor as utility space to account for the missing foundation. However, you can also leave them open and work around the missing foundation.
As always, thanks for watching. Evilwurst, out.