NSL Gathers

rantologyrantology Join Date: 2012-02-05 Member: 143750Posts: 1,409Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Gold, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, Community Dev Team
edited January 13 in Competitive Play
Competitive Pick-up-Games
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These are pick-up games where a dozen players decide to play a competitive NS2 game together. Anyone who understands basic english and is willing to listen is welcome to join. These games are much more demanding, organized and arguably more fun than the public servers- You can get a taste of the competitive NS2 scene in a more casual and friendly atmosphere. Nearly all players who play gathers regularly prefer them over public. Gather games tend to be more balanced as captains pick the teams, and admins might intervene to avoid boring walkovers.

To join:
  • You will need: Teamspeak3 and a working copy of NS2. You might also need some tolerance for extended waiting.
  • Register on www.ENSL.org using your preferred NS2 alias.
  • Go to www.ENSL.org and click NS2 Gather at the top. Click "Click to join gather!". Be sure that you can be available for at least an hour after the gather begins. If you decide to leave the gather you must click "leave gather" and confirm, closing your browser or leaving the page does not remove you from the gather.
  • You are now in the gather. Once 12 players have joined, the gather will begin, and you will be expected to join the gather Teamspeak to begin the match. The Teamspeak server info will be listed on the Gather page under Voice Communication.
  • Music will play once the gather has begun. At this point you should vote for your preferred Team Captains, Server, and Maps. Simply click on the player/server/map names in the list to vote for them. You get 2 captain votes, 1 server vote and 2 map votes.
  • If any custom maps are chosen you can download them here.

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1. When you join a gather, show up and play
2. Make sure you check if you are a captain and pick quickly when you are.
3. If you cannot play, get a substitute.
4. 1st map is mandatory, 2nd map is voluntary.
5. ENSL Rules section 6.3 is applied in the gather.
6. Listen to your captain's orders
7. Do not join a new gather when you are already in one

Breaking these rules can be punished by banning.
Post edited by Zefram on
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  • ScrajmScrajm Join Date: 2011-10-17 Member: 127859Posts: 276Members
    Wow. This better get a sticky, a tweet AND front side news on unknown worlds page.
    MaLuS
  • AngeluszAngelusz Harmonic entropist Join Date: 2003-07-10 Member: 18072Posts: 2,598Members, Forum Moderators, Constellation, NS2 Playtester mod
    Pinned for awesomeness!
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    NS2 EUPT Playtester
    Moderator; If there's anything I can help you with, feel free to send me a PM.
  • rantologyrantology Join Date: 2012-02-05 Member: 143750Posts: 1,409Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Gold, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, Community Dev Team
    Thank you ! hope to see some new faces in them soon.
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  • LocklearLocklear [nexzil]kerrigan Join Date: 2012-05-01 Member: 151403Posts: 1,257Members, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, WC 2013 - Shadow
    :O for awesomeness.
    http://www.gofundme.com/vfb04

    Cousin's Cancer Fund ^

    "If great visuals brings players in, great gameplay gets them to stay." - Valve
  • DarkATiDarkATi Revelation 22:17 Join Date: 2003-06-20 Member: 17532Posts: 2,533Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    I hate to ask, but... I don't have a microphone headset. I know, I know, I really should get one, but do I need one in order to play a gathering match? I saw Teamspeak as a requirement, so...

    Cheers,
    Cody
  • rantologyrantology Join Date: 2012-02-05 Member: 143750Posts: 1,409Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Gold, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, Community Dev Team
    Mics are not required (though obviously very helpful to have). As long as you can listen you're fine.
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  • DarkATiDarkATi Revelation 22:17 Join Date: 2003-06-20 Member: 17532Posts: 2,533Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    QUOTE (rantology @ Jul 18 2012, 03:26 PM) »
    Mics are not required (though obviously very helpful to have). As long as you can listen you're fine.


    You know what? I just bought a mic and headset for $9 (that's including shipping) from Newegg. Soon, this will be a non-issue for me.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16826193025

    Cheers,
    Cody
  • blindblind Join Date: 2010-04-17 Member: 71437Posts: 329Members, Squad Five Gold
    rule #9: danny is fat!
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  • {GGs} Chicken{GGs} Chicken Join Date: 2011-11-22 Member: 134663Posts: 212Members, NS2 Map Tester
    QUOTE (DarkATi @ Jul 18 2012, 01:18 PM) »
    I hate to ask, but... I don't have a microphone headset. I know, I know, I really should get one, but do I need one in order to play a gathering match? I saw Teamspeak as a requirement, so...

    Cheers,
    Cody


    It's not NEEDED. There's this robot I know who does fine without one.
    Anyone saying "rofl hitreg" will be dealt with swiftly. I get a sense of power that makes me feel like I'm a big man, and important, so watch out.
    そいやそいや!
  • elmo9000elmo9000 Join Date: 2012-03-24 Member: 149324Posts: 332Members
    QUOTE (blind @ Jul 18 2012, 11:43 PM) »
    rule #9: danny is fat!


    Allright, BUT WHAT ABOUT RULE NUMBER #8?!?!?



    Also good job on this thread, hopefully it will bring more players. While mic is not absolutely required, it definitely helps a lot when you can warn people or spot something and communicate it quickly. (or rage when hits dont register, always important)
  • eh?eh? Join Date: 2012-03-03 Member: 147997Posts: 517Members
    Rule #8 Always rage about hit registration on microphone
  • tux77tux77 Join Date: 2012-05-20 Member: 152340Posts: 45Members
    Rule #9 Everytime play against Fana Rantology Tane Multivac Danny Joe! and other pro 10 years of ns1 player, else you will never come good :D .
  • AngeluszAngelusz Harmonic entropist Join Date: 2003-07-10 Member: 18072Posts: 2,598Members, Forum Moderators, Constellation, NS2 Playtester mod
    Keep it on-topic please, guys. :)
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    NS2 EUPT Playtester
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  • swalkswalk Say hello to my little friend. Join Date: 2011-01-20 Member: 78384Posts: 1,868Members, Squad Five Blue
    edited July 2012
    Thanks Rant!
    Just awesome.
    Here is the topic that got the gathers opened.
    Post edited by Unknown User on

    NS2 6v6 Gathers
    QUOTE (Floodinator @ Feb 28 2012, 08:41 PM) »
    it's always a good idea to kill swalk or he will kill you.
  • countbasiecountbasie Join Date: 2008-12-27 Member: 65884Posts: 819Members
    3 more ppl needed for EU gather! Cmon :D
    http://www.ensl.org/gathers/5212
  • ScrajmScrajm Join Date: 2011-10-17 Member: 127859Posts: 276Members
    countbasie: I'm pretty sure it isn't any EU gather, just regular NS2 gather.
  • NordicNordic USA Join Date: 2012-05-13 Member: 151995Posts: 1,826Members, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Shadow
    I finally got to try a gather. It was good. I really like the organization and team collaboration. My only complaint is that it took me two weeks of inconsistent watching to finally get into a gather. There needs to be more people.

    To anyone who is getting even a little tired/annoyed with public play, I urge you to try a gather.
    I was getting tired of playing with newer players that I sometimes end up playing against. I know I am not a great player, and it showed in the gather, but I was very happy to of played well. Not as good as I do against newer players but the experience was better.
    EQTSzTF.png aka the Minister of Silly
    Formerly known as james888
  • elmo9000elmo9000 Join Date: 2012-03-24 Member: 149324Posts: 332Members
    QUOTE (james888 @ Jul 27 2012, 09:28 PM) »
    I finally got to try a gather. It was good. I really like the organization and team collaboration. My only complaint is that it took me two weeks of inconsistent watching to finally get into a gather. There needs to be more people.

    To anyone who is getting even a little tired/annoyed with public play, I urge you to try a gather.
    I was getting tired of playing with newer players that I sometimes end up playing against. I know I am not a great player, and it showed in the gather, but I was very happy to of played well. Not as good as I do against newer players but the experience was better.

    Theres usually gathers almost every night, but worse performance and more warping skulks has got atleast my playing motivation down recently. Rather just fire up some ns1 instead.
  • Hunter.S.T.Hunter.S.T. Join Date: 2012-05-26 Member: 152596Posts: 284Members
    1 more needed!
  • TigTig Join Date: 2010-05-08 Member: 71674Posts: 977Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver
    edited October 2012


    i'm really rusty with premiere, so i'm sure i didn't do this right. blame hugh for losing his gather password. i can try to re-edit later, but i wanted to get this up to promote the gathers, they were a lot of fun and even though i was terrible, everyone was nice to me.

    the audio is from teamspeak alien side only and i don't know why it slowly starts to echo, but thats what actually happened, i apologize i know its annoying.

    also.. GORGE RUSH!
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • Hunter.S.T.Hunter.S.T. Join Date: 2012-05-26 Member: 152596Posts: 284Members
    3 more needed!
  • TigTig Join Date: 2010-05-08 Member: 71674Posts: 977Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver
  • Hunter.S.T.Hunter.S.T. Join Date: 2012-05-26 Member: 152596Posts: 284Members
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  • Soul_RiderSoul_Rider Mod Bean Join Date: 2004-06-19 Member: 29388Posts: 3,305Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue
    edited October 2012
    Videos from ENSL.org gather today - Gather 5305.

    I apologise for the poor quality of work, for all the missed action, and in particular for round 2, where my conversation with Hunter(above) meant I missed loads of action, including a hive going down :( Also, I somehow managed to lose the sound :P I am sorry, but my commentary was crap anyway, so no big deal... Although you do lose the sounds from around the map too :(

    Please forgive me, it was my first proper time recording games, I hope to get better.... to be this bad forever would suck, hahaha :P

    Round 1 -



    Round 2 -



    Map was NS2_Tram. I thought it hilarious that both rounds, and the false start round before round 1, all had the same spawn.. Aliens in Warehouse, and Marines in Server...

    EDIT


    The movie is exported at 1024x576, and yet you can only select 480p as the highest quality, which is a shame, as it's pants, ahahaha.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • Rambo SwagsRambo Swags Join Date: 2012-09-29 Member: 161080Posts: 22Members
    What a bro thing to do, hope there's more to come. And hopefully I'm in the next one :]
    I smoke blunts.
  • Hunter.S.T.Hunter.S.T. Join Date: 2012-05-26 Member: 152596Posts: 284Members
    2 More! yo :D next gather startin! http://www.ensl.org/gathers/5314
  • Hunter.S.T.Hunter.S.T. Join Date: 2012-05-26 Member: 152596Posts: 284Members
  • Hunter.S.T.Hunter.S.T. Join Date: 2012-05-26 Member: 152596Posts: 284Members
    that was one fun gather lol first game, alien rush, marine relocate, funniest rush into mine spam ever, marine lost but laughed. Second game marines rush arcs, counterd by aliens going shade before second hive, ending with a halucination onos / real onos rush of marine start, just great fun lol ! :D

    5 more needed for next gather!! http://www.ensl.org/gathers/5319
  • Hunter.S.T.Hunter.S.T. Join Date: 2012-05-26 Member: 152596Posts: 284Members
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