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So a few weeks back (about 12-13) I started playing Rust again after having stopped for a year or so.
I quickly found a nice PvE server to play on bc i don't like PvP bc i don't want to commit to a base and keep it up for 30 days or so bc i don't want to play rust every day just to gather resources or so.
(TL;DR: I play PvE instead of PvP bc I don't wanna deal with the stress which keeping up a base requires)
I joined a server and found a guy which was very talkative and was helping me get started on the PvE server bc i only had like 70 hours or so at that point. We got into a TeamSpeak and later discord and he showed me some stuff and gave me some of his unneeded stuff.
The next day he added me on steam and I added him. Then after he invited me onto a PvP server for me to practice PvP (so that I may one day will be able to join a normal match without getting killed by fully equiped guy seconds after walking away from the spawn point) and I was pretty good with it. I was consistently dominating him with the crossbow and the Compound bow and the snipers but he would mostly dominate me with the Rifles and Shotguns.
(TL;DR: I met a guy on the PvE server and he helped me get started again and we were basically Rust Buddy's and would PvP each other on a PvP Server, to both get better at it)
Then 3 or 4 days after I started playing again I was unable to join any server. My Game would load the Prefabs and everything else and when you would normally join the server, my game would either crash or exit to menu. I then verified Game Files Through steam and It was fine. I tried again and could still not join. I then decided to just uninstall and Install again in hope of fixing the problem, which worked. I then would proceed to join the PvE Server my friend was playing on. The server just wiped and I claimed my starter Kit (Axe, Pickaxe and some food/bandages). I then joined the TS and talked with him and began resource gathering.
Suddenly i get disconnected and was surprised. Upon trying to reconnect It said: "Disconnected: Steam Auth: gamebanned"
(TL;DR: I was having problems joining Servers and had Steam verify Game Files and reinstalled the Game, which then allowed me to join again. After joining the PvE Server I was cocked and greeted with: "Disconnected: Steam Auth: gamebanned")
I told my Rust buddy and he was just as confused as me. After then writing to Facepunch they told me it was a EAC Ban and to contact them, which I did, but they never responded. So now I have a false gameban on my profile and I'm not able to play a very good game with my friend I made along the way. I really miss playing Rust and I either way plan on upgrading my PC.
So I figured to build a new system / upgrade and just take the GPU (bc the prices are very high ATM)(and maybe hard drives and PSU over) and transferring all my Skins for other items and everything else I could to a burner account and then to my new acc and hoping for the best.
Would this technique work or would I be 100% guaranteed a HWID ban and would I be able to evade it by just saying I bought the Parts off of eBay or so?
Addition: I was playing HvH in CS:GO (I do not Cheat in Public Servers or Competitive or Anything and I'm not really the God at CS:GO but I still don't want to ruin someone's match by cheating) before I fired up rust and did not restart my PC after quitting or before starting Rust