The first real PVP server we settled on was Rust-Life which had an average of 100 active users with a peak of 150. It was a pretty active server making it especially challenging for farming but luckily we had 6 people on our team which included Nam (myself), John Lemon (my son Evan), BigJerms (Jeremy), Matti3 (Matti), Three3 (Three), Suppacheese2 (Alex). After 2 days of hard-core grinding, we had built ourselves a fairly fortified base approximately 4x6 and 4 stories tall surrounded by large spike walls. It seems common practice that as soon as you are capable of creating explosives and explosive charges, you can expect to be raiding someone who night.
Once you have C4, you know it's going down as soon as it gets dark.
Scoping out the target
We had full kevlar at that point for the entire team, M4s for everyone, and only 2 explosive charges, enough to get through at least 1 wall, 2 at most. BigJerms began to scope out target buildings. If it was too big, chances are we would hit a room with nothing, if it was too small the cost vs reward would probably be too high.
Finally BigJerms found the perfect target, a 1x3 1 story base with small spike walls around it. First, it was big enough that we knew they were sectioning off important items. Secondly, looking through the cracks we saw 5 large storage boxes which meant they were storing quite a bit. Lastly, there was one weak spot at the back wall that we could crawl through to reach without taking spike wall damage.
As it began to get dark we, we agreed on the raid, suited up and began to set off. It's quite an exciting feeling, 4 guys running in the dark at that time when everything is pitch black, moving as a pack guided only by the dim light of a flashlight. 4 of us online:myself, Matti3, BigJerms, Suppacheese2, began to head out to the base.
The raid is on
When we got there we quietly started walking around until we suddenly heard the residents speak out "Hey what's up guys, we just started and don't have anything, I'm coming out naked." He walked out and started talking to us. Hey guys, "Please don't raid me, I'm friendly and alone here and don't have anything, I can give you what I have but don't destroy my base please." We are quite and don't say anything and he begin to approach us.
At this point some of us started feeling bad for this guy, he was pretty cordial and nice so we started second guessing ourselves and were on the verge of letting him go. He walks right up to Suppacheese2 and says "Hey! Suppacheese, I know you I was playing with you before on that other server..." Suddenly "BANG!" Matti3 shoots him in the face with a shotgun instantly killing him. This took everyone by surprise since none of us were expecting it and suddenly all I heard was "Go Go Go". Quickly Matti3 runs to the back and places the 2 explosive charges and the wall as we stack up behind Jeremy. As soon as the wall explodes we are confronted by 3 armed guys standing in the room looking right at us. Jeremy ducks down and we begin spraying the room with bullets, killing everyone. Then I quickly jump over the boxes and begin destroying the sleeping bags.
It turned out, much to our surprise, to be a fruitful raid. The guy was obviously lying first about being alone and secondly about not having anything since we actually made out with a handful of weapons, explosives and metal structures. As we started heading back to our base I was still in shock, none of us expected it and I even said that I thought we were going to let him go. Matti3 was laughing and says to us "Well the minute he started talking I already knew what was going to happen, I was going to blow his brains out and blow up his wall, I was just waiting for the perfect timing."