Natural Selection 2 News Update - NS2 closed beta released...and how we got here

FlayraFlayra Game Director, Unknown Worlds EntertainmentSan Francisco Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 3Posts: 6,847Super Administrators, NS2 Developer, Subnautica Developer admin
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  • z5o3z5o3 Join Date: 2007-12-12 Member: 63144Posts: 3Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Bricks have just been shat.

    Looks awesome guys, keep up the awesome work :)
  • whoppaXXLwhoppaXXL Join Date: 2006-11-03 Member: 58298Posts: 703Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Always on your Side, UWE.

    I almost cried tears of Joy today, because i could join a Game AND kill things. The Gameplay is awesome and i wish you all the best Guys. You deserve it.
    "I got in one little fight and my com got scared, he said you're moving with your squad to the ###### hive."



  • OngreOngre Join Date: 2009-02-05 Member: 66309Posts: 54Members
    I love you guys !
  • yodayoda Join Date: 2003-11-27 Member: 23619Posts: 189Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    Looking good currently obviously still a way to go, but progressing nicely ^^. I hope the networking is sorted out soon.
  • Shatner's BassoonShatner's Bassoon Join Date: 2010-11-18 Member: 74999Posts: 12Members
    Beta is awesome, UWE is awesome. I can't believe the difference between 154 and Beta. Have a good long rest this weekend guys :)
  • w0dk4w0dk4 Join Date: 2008-04-22 Member: 64129Posts: 351Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    Love the honesty!
    Sad to hear this, however:

    QUOTE
    Speaking for myself, if I knew how much work this was going to be, I may not have done it. Yet here we are and here you are.


    Now, if you fix the memory leak on the server, I think you can safely go into a well deserved vacation for a week or two :)
    ArmoryChamber.net [ConstellationSlots/AdvancedBalance]
  • IndustryIndustry Esteemed Gentleman Join Date: 2010-07-13 Member: 72344Posts: 698Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter
    <3 you guys so hard
    THE IP ADDRESS IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE.
  • Commie SpyCommie Spy Join Date: 2009-07-02 Member: 68008Posts: 92Members
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOi0q7UdHck

    and go VOTE!!! more players = more money = better game!

    ilu uwe
    QUOTE (Ryo-Ohki @ Aug 1 2010, 01:20 AM) »
    Now, the commander can, and infact only can, build his own structures. Marines can now upgrade their own weapons. The result is that in effect, the Commander and the Marines are now playing two seperate games. Synergy has been replaced with disunity. If Commanders don't need their Marines as much, they won't communicate with them as much, and vice versa.
  • MancunienMancunien Join Date: 2005-01-06 Member: 32941Posts: 9Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    I ###### love you guys !!!
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  • perfectheatperfectheat Join Date: 2007-06-28 Member: 61405Posts: 79Members
    Great work as always guys! Congratulations.
  • GrapeVineGrapeVine Join Date: 2006-12-01 Member: 58803Posts: 113Members
    Grats for making it this far.. now we just need servers that aren't full
  • SatanLovesYOuSatanLovesYOu Join Date: 2004-05-03 Member: 28410Posts: 85Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Yay more people to test with!! Can't wait to get home and start shooshting people!











    I still want a hovering scorpion with no wings!!
  • BloodhouseBloodhouse Join Date: 2010-07-14 Member: 72369Posts: 62Members
    Rock stars.

    Can't wait to play it after work. Now have a beer for god's sake!
    "...sometimes science stinks. It's the game we play, baby."
    -Orlando Jones, Evolution.
  • WavesonicsWavesonics Join Date: 2006-12-02 Member: 58833Posts: 89Members
    Fantastic! Can't wait to try the beta after work!!
  • trinity.nstrinity.ns Join Date: 2008-12-07 Member: 65688Posts: 133Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    edited November 2010
    what a post! <3 you guys

    edit: nice site stats! link
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    Think outside the box? Burn the goddamned box!
  • JibrailJibrail Join Date: 2009-04-16 Member: 67200Posts: 866Members
    congrats on this big milestone, keep up the good work and good luck

    ps
    GET THIS VIDEO TO GAMETRAILERS.COM that should give you at least thousnds in views and get the beta out there!
  • TyphonTyphon Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 1899Posts: 1,597Members
    edited November 2010
    I'm really happy that all the doom and gloom that ns2 was not ready for beta status (mine included) was quite thoroughly stomped by 155. You guys have made enormous improvements in the past couple of weeks and I'm sure that the light at the end of the tunnel is visible now. Keep up the great work!
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    Counting bodies like sheep
    To the rythm of the war drums

  • jamieshepherdjamieshepherd Join Date: 2009-09-04 Member: 68693Posts: 71Members
    Just out of curiosity, why don't you offer constellation anymore? I see loads of new faces around that would surely donate if possible, including myself. I bought the SE but if it means donating $5 to make sure the finished game I paid $40 for isn't rushed and ######, I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one that would...
    Jamie Shepherd (http://about.me/jamieshepherd)
  • GaidinTSGaidinTS Join Date: 2003-08-10 Member: 19319Posts: 122Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    Now that this is in Beta is Valve gonna let you start selling on the Steam store directly? I bet that would turn up a lot of sales.

    They've done open betas for other games with preorders.
  • lame-olame-o Join Date: 2010-04-24 Member: 71517Posts: 49Members
    Remain diligent and practical!

    And REMEMBER THE GOLDEN RULES OF GAMING that were taught by such pioneers as Half-life 1, NS, and My Little Pony.
  • RehnquistRehnquist Join Date: 2009-09-01 Member: 68672Posts: 135Members
    QUOTE (jamieshepherd @ Nov 19 2010, 11:59 AM) »
    Just out of curiosity, why don't you offer constellation anymore? I see loads of new faces around that would surely donate if possible, including myself. I bought the SE but if it means donating $5 to make sure the finished game I paid $40 for isn't rushed and ######, I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one that would...


    Hell, I'm considering pre-ordering for my brother (early Christmas, anyone?) and I would probably do Constellation for both of us as well.
  • SheepherdSheepherd Join Date: 2009-07-15 Member: 68143Posts: 14Members
    guys @ UWE you should somehow promote that pic i think :)

    <a href="http://www.indiedb.com/events/2010-indie-of-the-year-awards" title="Vote for us in the 2010 Indie of the Year Awards"><img src="http://media.indiedb.com/images/groups/1/5/4039/ioty_2010_500px.png" border="0" alt="Indie of the Year Awards" /></a>
  • Dictator93Dictator93 Join Date: 2008-12-21 Member: 65833Posts: 653Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    QUOTE (jamieshepherd @ Nov 19 2010, 12:59 PM) »
    Just out of curiosity, why don't you offer constellation anymore? I see loads of new faces around that would surely donate if possible, including myself. I bought the SE but if it means donating $5 to make sure the finished game I paid $40 for isn't rushed and ######, I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one that would...


    THIS

    Also, UWE. You will have my undying support forever. Seriously.

    Games like Natural Selection formed a great part of my Childhood, and NS2 will definitely bring me tears of Joy even though I am getting older now (20 already?! YOU SERIOUS?!)

    Please bring back constellation so I can donate on a weekly basis. :D
  • Lance_LakeLance_Lake Join Date: 2004-02-10 Member: 26358Posts: 28Members
    If you want honest comments, here's one.

    I've been trying to play this since the start of Alpha. Haven't been able to. Now, even with the release of this patch, I keep getting connection errors. So the whole "The fade is in the game" is lost to people like me who says, "I don't care. Just give me a game I can connect to".

    You asked me in one thread to wait until the beta patch posts and then see what I think. It arrived. I'm still unable to get the game past the main menu. Seriously.

    For those who say it's my computer, I am WELL above the minimum specs listed for the alpha.

    So I will say this.. It's still not ready for Beta. UW lost allot of respect in my eyes when they stuck with a deadline that they shouldn't have.
  • KalabalanaKalabalana Join Date: 2003-11-14 Member: 22859Posts: 1,042Members
  • phoenixbbsphoenixbbs Join Date: 2003-02-10 Member: 13379Posts: 420Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Subnautica Playtester
    Congratulations, and a quick message to the devs:

    See if you can scrape together enough from the remaining funds, forget about the game for the night, and go have a few drinks - you deserve it ! :-)

    Hell, i'm sure a few of us will be willing to provide a slush fund for beer for you !
    My nickname in-game is "phoe", and I'm an NS addict.

    I haven't managed more than two days without NS since 2002.

    My wife tells me I regularly jump in bed as though I've just been ambushed, and swear (or shout out orders) in my sleep :-}
  • Racer1Racer1 Join Date: 2002-11-22 Member: 9615Posts: 1,066Members
    It is the dream of every real software engineer (myself included) to design and build the perfect game/app from scratch, and have a throng of fans using it. I wish you guys the best.
  • JimBob_UKJimBob_UK Join Date: 2010-04-09 Member: 71233Posts: 28Members
    Was reading the beta thread all last night hoping to hear good things from you guys. Nice to see you waited and responded so honestly. It was a moving speech and I'm so proud of you all. As a student studying game art, you always inspire me to work harder. So congratulations on getting this far in such a short time. I cant wait for the next few updated as I'm curtain were All so close to being able to enjoy working together to bring this game to a fully playable and enjoyable experiences.
    "That's not a Command Station... You silly woman!"

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  • ShiftShift Join Date: 2004-10-14 Member: 32259Posts: 23Members, Constellation
    This is awesome! Great work, UWE!
  • steppin'razorsteppin'razor Join Date: 2008-09-18 Member: 65033Posts: 786Members, Constellation
    QUOTE (Commie Spy @ Nov 20 2010, 03:44 AM) »
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOi0q7UdHck

    and go VOTE!!! more players = more money = better game!

    ilu uwe

    Voted :D
    QUOTE (pSyk0mAn)
    Whats you're point ?
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