Fix the netcode first, then balance it :)
Title pretty much says it all.
I love NS and would like to enjoy NS2 as well, however its just been unplayable due to lag since day 1. It has gotten better... but seriously? My computer isnt exactly new, but i think some serious optimization on the part of unknown worlds might need to take place before anything else is addressed. I'd hate to see this go the way of Space Marine: Awesome game when youre not lagging, unplayable piece of ###### when you are. and how often does it lag? all the goddamn time! My friends and I don't even bother trying to play anymore because it isn't worth the effort :\
The game looks slick as ###### in all the videos I see, but I am never able to reproduce that. I want to enjoy it too but I'm sorry I can't come over and play on your LAN right now UWE!
I dont know if its netcoding issues or graphics overload in the late game, or who knows what else, but a game cant be enjoyed if it cant be played.