As most of you know, 2.0 has been released. This post will keep you up to date with recent general issues as they come up.Where is spawn umbra? Activation time?
These were removed less then a week before release. The Vets, PTs and the Dev team talked at length, and I pulled them very late. These were causing many problems, and nearly everyone involved with the beta feels the game is better without them. We may or may not revisit these concepts for a future release, but if we do, we'll make sure they fully work as intended.Where is VALVe Anti-Cheat (VAC)?
We didn't have time to test this properly by the 2.0 deadline. We decided that it was better to get NS 2.0 in the hands of the public instead of holding it up for this. The code has been done for this, and all we have to do is test it fully, to make sure it doesn't cause problems. It will come out in a patch to be released in the near future (though an exact time isn't available, it's not going to be months or anything).Are you banning players that hacked the server release to play? Why was everyone called "Flayra"?
Nope, this is a rumor. The config that shipped with the server files had a default name of "Flayra", so a lot of the people that did this were playing by this name. Ooops. The aliens are too strong now! You nerfed the jetpack! Shotties are over-powered! (etc.)
We've had a over 100 very astute and very skilled people that have been playing 2.0 for over three months. Please don't post ANY balance feedback for a couple weeks, as it's just too new for you guys to judge. Balance will not be flip-flopping quickly after release, like in 1.0x. Please post other feedback though.Is there a way to turn off dynamic lights? I have an old video card that's making my frame rate drop around them.
Yep. Go to Multiplayer -> Customize -> Advanced and uncheck "dynamic lights". Currently this doesn't seem to be working for phase gate lights, but this will be fixed in a future version.Metabolize, devour, and some other abilities aren't present. What's wrong?
This means the server hasn't updated their version of metamod
. It is not a bug in Natural Selection.mp_consistency 1 isn't working on my dedicated server. What's wrong?
Not all the files needed for enforcing consistency were included in the dedicated server by accident. This will be fixed in the near future. In the meantime, you can copy the files over from a client install, or host a dedicated server using the client install and consistency checking should work.How do I create squads as Commander? Which squad is best?
Hold your duck key, and press 1-5. That will create a squad, and will tell the marines on the ground that they are now part of that squad. Squad 5 is best.
More to follow, as I hear common questions.