Post here if you have been playing since October 31st, 2002

vEtEr4nvEtEr4n Join Date: 2005-01-08 Member: 33883Posts: 46Members
Old School Unite!
If you know what babblers are and know how to use them, post here.
*NS 1.4 Professional. All you had to do was fix the jetpack bug and it would have been golden!*
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  • sheena_yanaisheena_yanai Join Date: 2002-12-23 Member: 11426Posts: 4,469Members
    omg..i miss the snarks...arr..babblers
  • steppin'razorsteppin'razor Join Date: 2008-09-18 Member: 65033Posts: 786Members, Constellation
    If your gonna be all 'vets only' I'm gonna say 'NS2 discussion only'

    :>
    QUOTE (pSyk0mAn)
    Whats you're point ?
  • SewlekSewlek The programmer previously known as Schimmel Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16247Posts: 2,302Members, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester
  • JAmazonJAmazon Join Date: 2009-02-21 Member: 66503Posts: 712Members
    Aww i came in right after babblers D: Can I still be in teh club? I remember stuff like the old GL with its 12 grenade clip :D
  • sheena_yanaisheena_yanai Join Date: 2002-12-23 Member: 11426Posts: 4,469Members
    edited September 2009
    omg..the old walls of lame... the joy this gorge had with them

    and


    teleporting bilebomb fade :p
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  • AhnteisAhnteis teh Bob Join Date: 2002-10-02 Member: 1405Posts: 2,291Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation mod
    I haven't played in a while. But I did play starting the day AFTER release. (Halloween party kept me away from release night.)

    The best part for me was how terrified everyone was of onos.

    And of course, having a dedicated gorge was a huge difference from later versions.
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  • pSyk0mAnpSyk0mAn Nerdish by Nature Germany Join Date: 2003-08-07 Member: 19166Posts: 1,435Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver
    Arrr...good times!
    NS2 Map in progress, ns2_summit

    Spark tutorial for curved floors/corridors (included in the map thread in the last section of the 1st post)
  • JAmazonJAmazon Join Date: 2009-02-21 Member: 66503Posts: 712Members
    LOL, oh gawd the spaze cow was terrifying in early versions. So were the lorks on the clorfs with their spikes and whatnot.
  • noncomposmentisnoncomposmentis Join Date: 2004-11-13 Member: 32773Posts: 342Members
    I'm not sure if I started playing on the 31st or Nov 1st. Anyway, my favorite part of the early days had to be the jetpacks that hovared without flapping. It was so easy to rock the entire server when you never had to touch the ground.
    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
    - Thomas Jefferson
  • vEtEr4nvEtEr4n Join Date: 2005-01-08 Member: 33883Posts: 46Members
    If you waited behind doors as a Skulk in Eclipse and chomped on Marine legs when they opened, continue to post here.

    P.S. Bring back doors.
    *NS 1.4 Professional. All you had to do was fix the jetpack bug and it would have been golden!*
  • homicidehomicide Join Date: 2003-11-10 Member: 22451Posts: 581Members
    I tried to think of something good about the early versions, but I couldn't.
    CAL-ns|Austin
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    image Co :: xHomicide
    Creator of ns_bhop (best ns map ever made), ns_duel, initial cal-ns plugin, nslearn.org website,
    and Capture Point (a 2 week source mod that a couple dozen people downloaded)

    http://austinlawrence.no-ip.org/ons/
  • DelphicDelphic Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58262Posts: 431Members
    The best thing about the early versions was the fear! People were kinda scared of all the aliens and if they saw an onos they just turned and ran, hahaha!

    +1 to standing just behind the doors.
  • XerondXerond Undefined Join Date: 2004-07-09 Member: 29817Posts: 202Members, Constellation
    Ah man, I lurk these forums too much. But I can't pass this one up and not. =)
    Inversion NS2

    Every big accomplishment is nothing more than a lot of little accomplishments added together.

    "To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all."
  • vEtEr4nvEtEr4n Join Date: 2005-01-08 Member: 33883Posts: 46Members
    QUOTE (homicide @ Sep 18 2009, 01:32 AM) »
    I tried to think of something good about the early versions, but I couldn't.


    Unwarranted criticism.

    I sincerely feel that proximity mines with infrared trip beams make my life complete.

    *NS 1.4 Professional. All you had to do was fix the jetpack bug and it would have been golden!*
  • RobBRobB TUBES OF THE INTERWEB Join Date: 2003-08-11 Member: 19423Posts: 3,660Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    I miss the awesomeness of being Permagorge and also the first to go onos and rampage the marines.
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  • tjosantjosan Join Date: 2003-05-16 Member: 16374Posts: 1,335Members, Constellation
    Can you still blow up mines by shooting them and deal damage that way? I remember stacking 5-6 mines and setting them all off with my pistol. Mh, fun.
  • ThaTha Join Date: 2009-06-05 Member: 67694Posts: 185Members
    ive played for abit but i dont know what a babbler is... anyone enlighten?
    Rarmy
  • BacillusBacillus Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58241Posts: 2,700Members
    edited September 2009
    QUOTE (Tha @ Sep 18 2009, 10:24 AM) »
    ive played for abit but i dont know what a babbler is... anyone enlighten?

    An AI controlled 'skulk' that gorge could spawn at the 3 hive situation in 1.X versions. The babblers did a bit of bite damage and then blew up with a mini xeno.

    The AI was stupid as it gets, the spawning method was bugged and all in all it was weird as it gets. Then again gorges, weird stuff and nostalgia get along well.

    QUOTE
    Can you still blow up mines by shooting them and deal damage that way?

    I think with FF 1 you can. I remember a clanmate running out of ammo on a PG and killing the last skulk by knifing a nearby mine. That was on 3.1 I think.
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  • SilverwingSilverwing bulletsponge Join Date: 2003-11-23 Member: 23395Posts: 494Members, Constellation
    I sorta miss the perma-gorge but we will get the Acommander now, filling a similar role. Lerkspikes should never have gone, merely switched slot, imo.

    Babblers (as they were), good riddance. I´d like to see them working, though. Sorta.

    A bit worried about the lack of chambers for the gorge but I trust Flayra so...
    Silverwing
    QUOTE
    If atheism is a religion, then not collecting stamps is a hobby.
    QUOTE (ASnogarD)
    It is fine to add a skill that can be aquired by playing the game, not a skill that requires non intuitive movement/gamestyle to aquire... thats counter intuitive and bad design.
    A skill that is first discovered by accident, and then learnt by others via social networking isnt a cool feature, its a popular glitch.

  • aNytiMeaNytiMe Join Date: 2008-03-31 Member: 64007Posts: 737Members, Constellation
    Aliens could kill marines with mines by aciding/xenoing the items. You could relocate to the thruster room on bast (right outside feedwater) with a phasegate. Aliens could use them though, so you had to recycle them. Man, if there's one thing I miss from 1.04, it's relocating through walls.

    Also, 70 skulk armor with carapace, GO!
  • locallyunscenelocallyunscene Feeder of Trolls Join Date: 2002-12-25 Member: 11528Posts: 4,021Members, Constellation
    QUOTE (aNytiMe @ Sep 18 2009, 06:58 AM) »
    Aliens could kill marines with mines by aciding/xenoing the items. You could relocate to the thruster room on bast (right outside feedwater) with a phasegate. Aliens could use them though, so you had to recycle them. Man, if there's one thing I miss from 1.04, it's relocating through walls.

    Also, 70 skulk armor with carapace, GO!

    You can still do that on some maps. We were able to do it on ns_lost just the other night.

    I was playing a small game last night and watched an onos stand directly on the phasegate to get a marine and thought to myself "No, idiot! You're going to get telefragged!" Old habits die hard.
    QUOTE (Flayra @ Mar 28 2007, 09:21 PM) »
    It's not an easy balance to achieve, but we do want to make a game that will be both the best competitive game since Starcraft and also one that many people can enjoy casually without being in a clan or an experienced or knowledgeable NS player. That's the goal at least!


    - NS in game name - tilde - My Steam Id Page - .
  • BacillusBacillus Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58241Posts: 2,700Members
    QUOTE (locallyunscene @ Sep 18 2009, 11:39 AM) »
    You can still do that on some maps. We were able to do it on ns_lost just the other night.

    I was playing a small game last night and watched an onos stand directly on the phasegate to get a marine and thought to myself "No, idiot! You're going to get telefragged!" Old habits die hard.

    Heh, I've got so used to landing on a PG from the ceiling and biting it from the mine free middle that I hardly even remember the telefrag era. Aliens using PGs was an awesome chaos factor though.
  • Bl4ckH4wkBl4ckH4wk Join Date: 2009-07-21 Member: 68216Posts: 34Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Just remember when the lerks used spikes
  • aNytiMeaNytiMe Join Date: 2008-03-31 Member: 64007Posts: 737Members, Constellation
    QUOTE (locallyunscene @ Sep 18 2009, 11:39 AM) »
    You can still do that on some maps. We were able to do it on ns_lost just the other night.

    Yea, you can still build a pg through the marine start big fakedoor wall on bast to sneak into engine hive, bypassing main aft. That's not that much of an advantage though, because the PG is still pretty far from the hive.
  • steppin'razorsteppin'razor Join Date: 2008-09-18 Member: 65033Posts: 786Members, Constellation
    First time I played ns I could use pgs as an alien, no idea what build that was
    QUOTE (pSyk0mAn)
    Whats you're point ?
  • SpetsnazSpetsnaz Join Date: 2003-12-26 Member: 24761Posts: 1,271Members, Constellation
    wall of lame and babbler master reporting in!

    Thank god for PC Gamer featuring NS in their mod section back in the day. Otherwise i wouldnt have a clue what you guys are on about!

    Gree - Get the gun ma, the lawn mower is flying again.
  • SopsSops Join Date: 2003-07-03 Member: 17894Posts: 1,483Members, Constellation
    I started playing last week, does that count?
  • aNytiMeaNytiMe Join Date: 2008-03-31 Member: 64007Posts: 737Members, Constellation
    QUOTE (Sops @ Sep 18 2009, 01:40 PM) »
    I started playing last week, does that count?

    Oh I get it, you made a witty joke. It's supposed to be funny because your registration date is 03.
  • SopsSops Join Date: 2003-07-03 Member: 17894Posts: 1,483Members, Constellation
    No it was a bad joke and I didn't start playing in 03.
  • PhiXXPhiXX Join Date: 2008-10-22 Member: 65274Posts: 236Members
    haha yeah phasing aliens, that was funneh...
    But I got so few memories about the earlier versions, it's a shame :(
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