Anyone still around?

BrigadierWolfBrigadierWolf Join Date: 2003-05-30 Member: 16876Posts: 1,192Members, Contributor
edited May 2009 in NS General Discussion
Speak to me!
So, how many people around here still play? I would love to get a couple games in with some of the old crew. is there a steam group or anything?
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QUOTE(Chrono Feb 7 2005 @ 01:32 AM)
thats what you think! i will pass your record for sig qoutes!
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  • w0dk4w0dk4 Join Date: 2008-04-22 Member: 64129Posts: 351Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    edited June 2009
    There are tons of people still playing and with NS2 release coming up it is amazing how many old shoolers are playing NS1 again.

    We had a great deal of new (old) players on the servers in the last week. NS never gets old smile-fix.gif
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  • JanosJanos Join Date: 2002-08-02 Member: 1050Posts: 389Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester
    I should imagine with the release of the teaser trailer and the pre-order option that the 'oldie' players will come out of the wood work sooner or later.
  • PneumaticCrabPneumaticCrab Join Date: 2002-11-28 Member: 10133Posts: 132Members
    What is happening is the people you know are leave (and people coming in and replacing them). It is all because of age groups, people just starting sophomore year (grade 11) are not starting college and with this they have less time. Also girlfriends, wanting to do more in their studies also complicates it. People are loosing interest and people are gaining interests. It is just for people like most of us (1.04 vets and people that have been here from the start) do have obstacles at time that prevent us from playing as we would like.

    I for one have had less playing time. Two years ago when I started to play I was in 9th grade and recently left the CAL-m scene because I felt my friend were more important. I was not a very book studying person (with leaving computer related things easy for me though) so my GPA idled around 80. As time moved on and I kept playing NS getting better and better the summer of 9th grade was coming up and I was in my "prime" where I joined cri (a veteran team at the time) and most of that summer was spent with NS/friends. 10th grade rolled around and I ended up playing more and more ns until about December in what I called "The beginning of the end" of me playing NS. I became a well known figure in the community not for skill though, because of my antics. I then started to go out with my girlfriend (and still am) in January in which I pretty much stopped playing NS. This of course was until I started a clan that did not last long but sure left a mark (with drama of course). By then I was playing ns about an hour a week and that was scrims. This was because I tried to move my GPA up more and started a college programming class that I got accepted into (which I finished with a 3.0 GPA being third in the class) and my girlfriend. Don't get me wrong, I still had a lot of interest in NS and did try and squeeze in whatever playing time I could and ended up getting my infamous "0-13" score with my connection dieing on me. Then I was approached by WiredLabs (and AmpedNews) Sypher to start and lead their Natural Selection division. This ended up being a big hit but slowly died after I left (and is not starting to come back again). Now, I play NS when I have the free time while having it squeezed in with helping my mother from time to time (who has about four disease including things that cause her to have seizures and is still diagnosed with chronic alcoholism so that doesn't help when she takes her medicine), girlfriend and school. Also including my passion for computer programming as I will have about one year of Computer Science done (9 out of 12 credits) and still on other free time learn PHP/Flash MX 2004 as a hobby. However, even though their is other things that I do I was here from the start of the community and will be with it till its untimely death.

    This is just an example of one persons time restraints pushing him away from NS but yet, being him back now. This happens to many people and I am sure has happen to a few people in this Playtester group.
  • lazylazy Join Date: 2005-07-23 Member: 56631Posts: 107Members
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  • stryfestryfe Join Date: 2004-07-13 Member: 29886Posts: 23Members
    I started to play again yestarday.. It's been awhile is all I can say wink-fix.gif
  • incinaratorincinarator Join Date: 2003-06-16 Member: 17418Posts: 74Awaiting Authorization
    Im coming back to play as well.. alot of old ns players and i mean old ns players are coming back to play ns2. myself and Silverwolf are just some! smile-fix.gif
    waLLace
  • Brad_RBrad_R pandas | brad Join Date: 2002-11-12 Member: 8273Posts: 696Members, Constellation
  • ToshaxToshax Join Date: 2003-02-05 Member: 13137Posts: 110Members
    They need to do way instain mother> who kill thier babbys. becuse these babby cant frigth back it was on the news this mroing a mother in ar who had kill her three kids . they are taking the three babby back to new york too lady to rest my pary are with the father who lost his chrilden ; i am truley sorry for your lots
  • PneumaticCrabPneumaticCrab Join Date: 2002-11-28 Member: 10133Posts: 132Members
    I laugh every time you do that.

    I am surprise people take the internet so serious.
  • TerminotaurTerminotaur Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 3132Posts: 46Members
    I was trying to go to sleep a few minutes ago and for some reason the enormity of these events finally hit me and I couldn't stop crying. I have no real life friends who give a ###### about professional wrestling, so this is basically the only place I have to express these feelings, but I really feel the need to express them.

    I would like this thread to be about our personal feelings about the death of Chris Benoit, and how it has personally affected us. Just TV-IVing about the details as they come in, or wondering about the WWE's future, and all of that bull###### has no place here. I need to write about my feelings about Chris Benoit. Obviously these posts will be mocked elsewhere on the forums, but ###### em. If you feel the need to say anything, say it.




    Chris Benoit is a murderer. He killed his wife and child. We will probably never know exactly what he was thinking. Obviously I did not know Chris Benoit. I never saw him in person and never spoke to him. But he represented something very special to me. In such a cut-throat, dirty, dark, often disgusting, business he was one of the good ones. When people talked ###### about wrestling and the ######s involved in it, you could always point out Chris Benoit as the exception to the rule. He was the one you could point to as a true professional who honored the sport he loved, who was passionate about it, who proved that you could dedicate your life to professional wrestling without being insane or scum or a monster. He was the ace in the hole. He was the one who wasn't in it for the ###### or because he was a failed jock in another sport or because he wanted to get rich quick or because he wanted to be a movie star or because he saw wrestling as a means to an end. He was in it for professional wrestling. He was dedicated to being the best professional wrestler he could be, and it showed in the ring.

    I wanted to be a professional wrestler since I was a little kid, and one of the very worst moments of my life was a cold night in San Antonio when I was on the phone to my girlfriend a thousand miles away and finally admitted to myself and to her that coming to Texas to be a wrestler had been a mistake. Coming to grips that I was simply not athletically or charismatically talented enough to be a professional wrestler was one of the worst moments of my life. The business glorifies the boyhood dreams that come true. My boyhood dream wasn't going to come true, and it was an upsetting, soul-crushing revelation that upsets and discourages me to this day.

    Since then I lived vicariously through Chris Benoit in a lot of ways. He wasn't a man who was destined to be a WWE champion. He couldn't talk. He wasn't charismatic in the usual way. He was quiet. He was short. The only thing he had going for him was his work ethic. He wasn't a third generation wrestler. He wasn't physically gifted. He wasn't someone who had words come easy to him. But through sheer effort he was able to become one of the greatest professional wrestlers in history. By 40 years-old.

    Chris Benoit was only forty, and he was already a legend on the verge of myth. That's how talented he was, and how respected.

    I cannot reconcile in my mind that the man who unnecessarily gave back so much to the sport could end his life the way he did. I can't understand how a man could spend weeks and months trying to give back to younger guys like MVP, putting forth the care and effort to help them find their voice in the ring, and that that same man could strangle his wife and child only weeks later. It doesn't make sense. It shouldn't have happened this way. Not for him, not for Nancy, and not for their child.

    Chris Benoit owed me nothing. But I still feel the loss. I selfishly lived through many of his accomplishments and now feel lost. I can only speak for myself, but I feel that for a lot of us Mondays and Fridays are rocks of stability in a storm of stress and uncertainty. Every week the show goes on. Every week the show is from somewhere new, somewhere in the world, but every week it comes into our homes.


    And that will continue. But Chris Benoit is dead. And he died a murderer. And whether it be insanity, drugs, or just the actions of a clear-eyed monster, what is done is done. And one of the pillars for the guys backstage and one of the pillars for fans is gone. And everything that pillar held up is tainted and dripping with blood.

    Chris Benoit was a murderer. And I don't know how to accept that.
  • ScytheScythe Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 46Posts: 4,369NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation, Reinforced - Silver mod
    QUOTE (Terminotaur @ Jun 5 2009, 01:57 PM) »
    Wrestling.


    What?

    What?

    Did you stumble in here from the wrong forum or something? I don't understand.

    --Scythe--
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  • The_Real_QuasarThe_Real_Quasar Has the I.Q. of 12,000 P.E. Teachers Join Date: 2002-11-26 Member: 9998Posts: 916Members
    edited June 2009
    This could be a new breed of meme, one so obscure that not even the mighty NS boards know of it.

    *fetches interweb binoculars of finding*

    Update: Wikipedia tells me this actually happened. Perplexity is me.
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    Quasar - the original Joe Haxxor

    Helped name M.A.C. Now has an inflated ego.

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  • snakpaksnakpak Join Date: 2002-11-22 Member: 9634Posts: 85Members
    SNAKPAK ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • EZeroEZero Join Date: 2003-08-12 Member: 19572Posts: 98Members
    o_O..........is it..........is it safe to come out now?

    I haven't been playing NS1 again but I sure am keeping my eye on NS2!
  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The Netherlands Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Posts: 3,633Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester mod
    holy crap BrigadierWolf! My favorite NS1 modder! <3
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  • That_Annoying_KidThat_Annoying_Kid Sire of Titles Join Date: 2003-03-01 Member: 14175Posts: 5,578Members, Constellation
    still around?

    I never left

    ¬_¬
  • th0r0nth0r0n Born again n00b Join Date: 2003-06-12 Member: 17313Posts: 485Members
    I've started to play again, on the 2/3 UK servers that have people on smile-fix.gif
    Long time NS player, feel like an utter newb again though, catch me on any UK server that's got people in :)
  • -Drake--Drake- -dn ʎɐʍ sıɥʇ- Join Date: 2003-04-02 Member: 15125Posts: 2,281Members
    I would'nt mind giving it another go although my laptop barly runs pong never mind half life.

    NS 2 will be an excuse to upgrade.
    (ノ◕㉨◕)ノ*:・゚✧
  • ThinGThinG Lord of wub and vlaai Join Date: 2003-04-11 Member: 15400Posts: 1,043Members, Reinforced - Supporter
    *wubbles Drake*
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  • Ryo-OhkiRyo-Ohki Join Date: 2009-03-26 Member: 66917Posts: 132Members
    NS 2's recent activity seems to have sparked a resurgence in the game. I was able to find two full australian servers last night, much to my delight. I may not have played in 6 years but five minutes in game suddenly had the old memories reappearing. Hell, I even recognised the layout of some maps.

    It's been a bit odd actually when my current generation of Steam friends ask me "Hey, what the heck is that you're playing". I tell them a bit about NS, and before I finish saying "It's got FPS and RTS elements blended seamlessly together" they're hooked. Just goes to show that the game still has a timeless appeal even after all this time.
  • DurestharDuresthar Join Date: 2009-06-13 Member: 67815Posts: 8Members
    Yeah iv'e come back to playing this game again recently. My first time playing was absolutely years ago, and the main thing i can remember is that my chat messages were delayed by about half an hour. Good times. xD
  • -Drake--Drake- -dn ʎɐʍ sıɥʇ- Join Date: 2003-04-02 Member: 15125Posts: 2,281Members
    edited June 2009
    QUOTE (ThinG @ Jun 13 2009, 05:52 AM) »
    *wubbles Drake*


    <3

    Long time no see !

    I'm going to re-download steam and see if by some voodoo black magic my laptop can run HL1 and if so I'll try and get back on for some old school ns action.

    EDIT: scrub that I cant for the life of me remember nor find my original half-life CD key. sad-fix.gif
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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  • NossahNossah Join Date: 2002-11-11 Member: 8234Posts: 287Members, Constellation
    If you login to your old steam account you should be able to download it, unless you never registered ur copy with steam.
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  • ThinGThinG Lord of wub and vlaai Join Date: 2003-04-11 Member: 15400Posts: 1,043Members, Reinforced - Supporter
    QUOTE (Drake1 @ Jun 13 2009, 03:59 PM) »
    <3

    Long time no see !

    I'm going to re-download steam and see if by some voodoo black magic my laptop can run HL1 and if so I'll try and get back on for some old school ns action.

    EDIT: scrub that I cant for the life of me remember nor find my original half-life CD key. sad-fix.gif


    Took me a while to remember my Steam and forum details as well... keep trying!
    Would be nice to hide in a vent together again. biggrin-fix.gif
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  • -Drake--Drake- -dn ʎɐʍ sıɥʇ- Join Date: 2003-04-02 Member: 15125Posts: 2,281Members
    edited June 2009
    I know my steam login details but my HL1 was bound to steam with its keycode as I had an original copy and didnt buy/download it through steam.

    =/

    At least thats what I think it is ?!?

    Its irritating because i've found the original box just not the disc and cd-key.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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  • crackcrack Join Date: 2003-05-03 Member: 16029Posts: 65Members
    I'm playing again smile-fix.gif much has changed from the older versions. spikes, building oc/dc towers, babblers..ah
  • SyknikSyknik InversionNS2.com Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2064Posts: 513Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Shadow
    I'm still here buddies. But yes a bunch of us are coming back until NS2 is released. We'll go from there if it's a success you'll continue to see us i'm sure, if it fails (which i'm sure it wont) we might go into hiding again =p
    Current Team: Titus - titus | Syknik!
  • do0rkn0bdo0rkn0b Join Date: 2009-06-15 Member: 67847Posts: 4Members
    QUOTE (PneumaticCrab @ Jun 3 2009, 11:34 PM) »
    What is happening is the people you know are leave (and people coming in and replacing them). It is all because of age groups, people just starting sophomore year (grade 11) are not starting college and with this they have less time. Also girlfriends, wanting to do more in their studies also complicates it. People are loosing interest and people are gaining interests. It is just for people like most of us (1.04 vets and people that have been here from the start) do have obstacles at time that prevent us from playing as we would like.

    I for one have had less playing time. Two years ago when I started to play I was in 9th grade and recently left the CAL-m scene because I felt my friend were more important. I was not a very book studying person (with leaving computer related things easy for me though) so my GPA idled around 80. As time moved on and I kept playing NS getting better and better the summer of 9th grade was coming up and I was in my "prime" where I joined cri (a veteran team at the time) and most of that summer was spent with NS/friends. 10th grade rolled around and I ended up playing more and more ns until about December in what I called "The beginning of the end" of me playing NS. I became a well known figure in the community not for skill though, because of my antics. I then started to go out with my girlfriend (and still am) in January in which I pretty much stopped playing NS. This of course was until I started a clan that did not last long but sure left a mark (with drama of course). By then I was playing ns about an hour a week and that was scrims. This was because I tried to move my GPA up more and started a college programming class that I got accepted into (which I finished with a 3.0 GPA being third in the class) and my girlfriend. Don't get me wrong, I still had a lot of interest in NS and did try and squeeze in whatever playing time I could and ended up getting my infamous "0-13" score with my connection dieing on me. Then I was approached by WiredLabs (and AmpedNews) Sypher to start and lead their Natural Selection division. This ended up being a big hit but slowly died after I left (and is not starting to come back again). Now, I play NS when I have the free time while having it squeezed in with helping my mother from time to time (who has about four disease including things that cause her to have seizures and is still diagnosed with chronic alcoholism so that doesn't help when she takes her medicine), girlfriend and school. Also including my passion for computer programming as I will have about one year of Computer Science done (9 out of 12 credits) and still on other free time learn PHP/Flash MX 2004 as a hobby. However, even though their is other things that I do I was here from the start of the community and will be with it till its untimely death.

    This is just an example of one persons time restraints pushing him away from NS but yet, being him back now. This happens to many people and I am sure has happen to a few people in this Playtester group.


    wut?
  • ZiGGYZiGGY Join Date: 2003-01-19 Member: 12479Posts: 3,039Members
    think this calls for a dramatic reading d00rkn0b :O
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  • NoClassNoClass Join Date: 2002-11-11 Member: 8207Posts: 38Members
    I'm curious, seeing as how NS2 has revived the game for alot of the older members, one question has been nagging me. So here it is:

    For Marines, do you still get alot of people racing for the chair and end with some retard who doesn't know how to do proper placements? Thus you get owned by the alienz?

    From what i remember, the start was extremly crucial on how the game would turn out as marines. I cant count the number of times i ran for it, got beat by some idiot then he eventually got voted out only for things to be too late to salvage. I remember when i used to go marine, the regs knew i'd try to be commander, so there used to be major team stacking issues.

    I'm considering reinstalling HL1 on this rig. I feel like i kid all over again, i dont remember the last time i was so anxious for a game to be released.

    Advice: Build up the brownie points with the GF/Wife while you can, cause you know your gonna burn them all once NS2 is released! It's what im doin...
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