In what ways could particle effects impact gameplay?
NS2 alien hives are going to release a mist, which will make the game rather atmospheric. However, fog also has a lot of potential to affect gameplay as well and this is what this topic is about. Use your imagination to come up with some interesting applications for particle effects and their impact on gameplay. I've checked the search function and found a few reactions to the announcement of mist inside hives, but that is all. I believe that particle effects could be come an interesting gameplay element if it partially blocks player vision.