Natural Selection 2 News Update - Day in the life (December 6th, 2011)

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  • MotigMotig Join Date: 2008-10-23 Member: 65281Posts: 81Members
    Great video, really enjoyed it!
  • YotopiaYotopia Join Date: 2010-11-22 Member: 75176Posts: 144Members
    Awesome Video !!!
    You guys are so sympathetic :)
    The onoses at the end of the video are looking so great !....lol to the bilebombs :)

    PS: What happened to Andrew (Blizzard) ?!

    He left UWE ?
    http://www.unknownworlds.com/about
    Even not showing up at the team page.....
  • MaxMax Technical Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment Join Date: 2002-03-15 Member: 318Posts: 1,650Super Administrators, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, Subnautica Developer admin
    QUOTE (Yotopia @ Dec 7 2011, 11:18 AM) »
    PS: What happened to Andrew (Blizzard) ?!

    Andrew left to peruse other opportunities.
    Max McGuire
    Technical Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment
  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
    QUOTE (Max @ Dec 7 2011, 07:24 PM) »
    Andrew left to peruse other opportunities.


    Were you sitting down stroking a white cat when you wrote that? ^^'

    By the way UWE guys the News page hasn't been updated with the new video http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/



  • YotopiaYotopia Join Date: 2010-11-22 Member: 75176Posts: 144Members
    QUOTE (Max @ Dec 7 2011, 07:24 PM) »
    Andrew left to peruse other opportunities.


    A very circumscribed sentence....

    Anyway i am glad you got "-D-" as new additional engine programmer....i have the feeling he fits very well into your team :)

    So one free grog from me to him !
  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
  • PsiWarpPsiWarp Gifted Gorge Richmond, B.C., Canada Join Date: 2010-08-28 Member: 73810Posts: 1,566Members
    Would that new alien upgrade structure be the "infestation chamber" mentioned in the design log? Kharaa do have less building options truth be told :P
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  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
    Yea probably 'Spur' would suggest it speeds up something. I thought it might be a movement chamber but there will be The Shift for that purpose.

    Onos has really cool glowing eyes. Wish it had more tentacles or armour on its torso.

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  • PersianImm0rtalPersianImm0rtal Join Date: 2010-12-02 Member: 75414Posts: 639Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester
    QUOTE (Max @ Dec 7 2011, 01:24 PM) »
    Andrew left to peruse other opportunities.



    Thats sad, i liked andrew he was cool!
  • sickboysickboy Join Date: 2003-09-13 Member: 20804Posts: 207Members, Constellation
    Thank you Hugh and UWE so much for these vids! Love seeing what goes on behind the scenes and having faces/personalities to put to the developers.
  • NurEinMenschNurEinMensch Join Date: 2003-02-26 Member: 14056Posts: 1,352Members, Constellation
    QUOTE (PersianImm0rtal @ Dec 7 2011, 09:41 PM) »
    Thats sad, i liked andrew he was cool!



    Yup. Sorry to hear.
    This is the kind of thing that goes on behind close doors on normal game releases, where they are optimizing it right up until the end. You guys are just getting to play with a version of the game that normally only the developers see.

    --Cory
  • korvokorvo Join Date: 2009-11-19 Member: 69427Posts: 112Members, Squad Five Blue
    I envy Brians task: "I'm fixing a bug, a very specific bug". I'm fixing one hundred bugs, one hundred unspecific bugs - of course with "highest priority" and certainly I'm fixing most of it in this year (nooot). Let's change positions, please :)
  • Corporal_FortierCorporal_Fortier Join Date: 2005-03-22 Member: 46079Posts: 409Members, Constellation
    Great stuff, keep it coming!

    I love how Charlie goes "WHOSE FAULT IS THAT?" at the end.
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  • kingmobkingmob Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 3650Posts: 705Members, Constellation
    Great video.

    You guys have a very good team atmosphere.
    It is good to see that you all take ownership of the product.

    keep up the good work
    keep cranking.
  • ZeikkoZeikko Join Date: 2007-12-16 Member: 63179Posts: 585Members, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester
    QUOTE (korvo @ Dec 7 2011, 11:45 PM) »
    I envy Brians task: "I'm fixing a bug, a very specific bug". I'm fixing one hundred bugs, one hundred unspecific bugs - of course with "highest priority" and certainly I'm fixing most of it in this year (nooot). Let's change positions, please :)

    Ultimately it's a matter of how you think about it. I'm sure Brian has much more bugs and features in the pipeline but at this moment he's thinking about this one and fixing this specific bug. I also know that i have a bugs to fix and features to implement for the rest of the year and probably many more but I couldn't get them ever done I was thinking about all reported bugs simultaneously. A project management system like pivotal tracker helps a lot in this. Pivotal Tracker takes care of remembering all the bugs and you can just focus on the one at hand.
  • aeroripperaeroripper Join Date: 2005-02-25 Member: 42471Posts: 2,076NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation mod
    edited December 2011
    What a difference a year makes! You can definitely tell the quality difference from when NS2HD last went to their office. The old office videos were good, but these new ones are much more tightly edited and professionally put together. Hope we can get a new onos\mineshaft preview video at the end of the week :D
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  • stickybootstickyboot Join Date: 2004-01-29 Member: 25711Posts: 131Members, Constellation
    edited December 2011
    Whoa, the NS1 source has gone missing? Can we get some more background on that situation? Has that ever been discussed in the past?

    Also, it sounds like its Cory's turn to pick out the lunch spot next time.
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  • AtoneAtone Join Date: 2009-09-21 Member: 68839Posts: 358Members
    QUOTE (kingmob @ Dec 7 2011, 08:56 PM) »
    Great video.

    You guys have a very good team atmosphere.


    I agree. Seems like an awesome place to work!
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  • aliasWarlordaliasWarlord Join Date: 2010-06-09 Member: 71999Posts: 59Members
    Very nice sort of "Behind the Gorge" video... :D
    "In the survival of favored
    individuals and races, during
    the costantly-recurring
    struggle for existence, we see a
    powerful and ever-acting form of
    selection"

    _

    Charles Darwin
  • oldassgamersoldassgamers Join Date: 2011-02-02 Member: 80033Posts: 550Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow
    Greate video, very interesting to watch.

    Btw I think brian is very intertaning.
    The abbreviation for Old Ass Gamers is OAG. OAG is something more then just a word, it makes us gamers understand the passion. The passion that you never want to stop playing video games. That age is just a myth and not even age will stop us.
  • korvokorvo Join Date: 2009-11-19 Member: 69427Posts: 112Members, Squad Five Blue
    edited December 2011
    QUOTE (Zeikko @ Dec 7 2011, 10:57 PM) »
    Ultimately it's a matter of how you think about it. (...)

    Ultimately it's a matter of how the superiors think about and a matter of the pipeleline, what's more like a huge, wild river, without any idea about pipelines ;) I don't work in a software company like Brian, what's a big difference. And yes, I know about project management processes and software ;)

    I still envy Brian for living in a city with pipelines ;)
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  • HamletHamlet Join Date: 2008-08-17 Member: 64837Posts: 335Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    edited December 2011
    ...as nobody else seemed to notice this, ahem *clears throat*
    THEY DON'T SLEEP!
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    QUOTE (Hamlet @ Dec 17 2011, 11:47 AM) »
    ...as nobody else seemed to notice this, ahem *clears throat*
    THEY DON'T SLEEP!


    You're telling me - Some of the UWE guys work on the weekend. Dedication.

    If NS2 fails, follow my Nuke From Orbit Guide.

  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Posts: 11,398Forum Admins, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue mod
    edited December 2011
    QUOTE (Obraxis @ Dec 17 2011, 06:44 PM) »
    You're telling me - Some of the UWE guys work on the weekend. Dedication.

    Not to mention they PG into the office @ around 08:00 sometimes :P (-9 of GMT+1 right?)
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  • Soul_RiderSoul_Rider Mod Bean Join Date: 2004-06-19 Member: 29388Posts: 3,234Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue
    I want a video release of Onos Soccer!

    Seriously guys, would be really cool to video some of the funnier bugs you find in your playtests, and maybe, after release, you can upload a video of the funniest bugs you created while programming the game :)
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