An old gamer reflecting on the time he had in the good old days
Hi everyone, I have never posted on here, nor have I played the game in at least 2 years. I have some questions I want to ask about the game as it is and the way the game is going with the new development of Natural Selection 2.
I used to play back in the day when the first NS was released in the beta stages, when it seemed as not a day would go by before a patch was released and things were updated. Iâ€™ll lay my cards on the table right now and save everyone some time (please note that this is from my point of view, I want to know if other people agree with the way I feel). I stopped playing NS when the games were made shorter, when the almost constant stalemate type marathon games that were undeniably assured at the start of each game were taken away from us.
For me the most memorable moments of the old NS were when you would be down to your last resource node after an hour long game with a full tech tree and you would fight to the bone to keep that other team from penetrating your defences and wiping you out. The games end would take almost 20 minutes to end if not more and you where nonstop franticly killing everything you can see. Using real skill and real endurance to keep your team alive and hopefully (by some miracle) break out of this almost one-sided stale mate to take out the other team and win the unwinnable battle.
But all that ended around the same time the 2.0 patch (I believe it was called) was released, with games mealy lasting 20 minutes if you were lucky and near stalemates never happening as the balancing of each team became needle thin, one mistake and it was all over (whatever happened to being 3 nodes down and still winning?). For me it seemed that what made this game different from all the other hordes of HL mods that were being released at the time, was somehow taken away with that patch.
So I am here to ask the question, does anyone else feel that way, have things changed? Are things going back to the way that made NS great to begin with? Or is the same new game just being given a facelift?
Would a marathon type â€˜game optionâ€™ be an option for the new NS to give gamers who like to play a game of FPS chess more of the thrill that they crave?
Thanks for taking the time to read this
Just an old gamer reflecting on good memories past.