as it's all for you!
The idea of this is to get some input from as many different competetive players / league admins / league organisers etc as possible.
Currently in development, and very close to public release, is a new community aimed directly at the competetive NS scene. The 'features' of this community will (hopefully!) allow it to act as the central focus point for competetive discussion and organisation. The project concept has had a lot of very positive input and feedback ('beta' versions are being tried and tested at the moment) from various people (Nemesis Zero, Puzl, Zunni ... to name but a few), but there is a key group missing so far; YOU!
So, what I'd like to know - from the persective of an active clan leader / play, or a league admin / league organiser, pickup channel owner, scrim-finding channel owner, and all the other areas involved in the competitive scene; what features/functions would you like to see available to you...
I'm reluctant to give examples of what we have as it's all going to be a nice big suprise when it's done - so give me things off the top of your head.
Previous suggestions include a way for clans that don't own their own server to have a way of booking a 'public' server that any clans can borrow for a set period of time. (This will be appearing in a channel on gamesurge very shortly, if it's not there already! Just finished writing the bot script for it!).
An obvious feature would be for well structured forums that allow open discussion about ALL areas of competetive play - while I strongly support the use of the official NS forums, there are some thing thats (quite reasonably) they don't allow the discussion of - such as exploits - while I don't support exploiting, it is a factor of competetive play that a lot of people want to know more about.
One significant advantage of this project/community will be that it'll allow the competetive scene to 'unite' - there was in the recent past issues and discussions over the fact that the clans were't involved in the testing of new version of NS - one of the points commonly raised was 'who should be doing it?' - the competetive scene has no 'leaders' - only people with louder voices... this community will allow the entire competetive scene across the world to put forward a united point to the devs - and when you have several thousand people saying the same thing, people will likely take a lot of notice!
Thats about it really - so your input please! If you know any one who might have any valid points to raise with regards to this, send them this way!
Launch date is coming up very soon, so the quicker the input comes in, the more likely the features will be added before we go public.
Thanks in advance for your time,