Natural Selection 2 News Update - Gorilla released (NS2 Build 194)

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  • ArgoshArgosh Join Date: 2011-01-21 Member: 78474Posts: 121Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Trailer looks great. Looking so forward to see mineshaft on a server any minute
  • kababkabab Join Date: 2003-12-15 Member: 24384Posts: 560Members, Constellation
    "Skulks can now leap from mid-air, ala NS1."

    I love you guys SOOOOOOOOO MUUUCCCCHHH <3 <3
  • MegahaloMegahalo Join Date: 2005-01-06 Member: 33009Posts: 132Members
    Love it! Can't wait to try it out.
  • NortonNorton Join Date: 2005-01-13 Member: 35264Posts: 101Members
    hype hype hype i'm super pumped !!
  • Malachai13Malachai13 Join Date: 2010-11-09 Member: 74845Posts: 12Members
    edited February 2012
    JESUS. FRUITCAKE. CHRIST!!!

    *Image macro deleted.* -Talesin
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  • EpoksEpoks Join Date: 2010-07-12 Member: 72327Posts: 2Members, Reinforced - Gold
    That trailer was epic.
    Pumped to play this build.
  • F0xF0x Join Date: 2010-12-22 Member: 75865Posts: 20Members, Reinforced - Gold
    edited February 2012
    Really excited right now, i can't wait to test. So much improvements since the alpha.
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  • DarkOmenDarkOmen Join Date: 2002-11-05 Member: 7148Posts: 600Members
    Gj gj!

    I'll be playing late tonight, for sure!
  • DaphistoDaphisto Hive Janitor Join Date: 2002-11-16 Member: 8917Posts: 565Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    OMG that trailer is hands-down amazing! Can't wait to try this out... jetpacks and ONOS are looking pretty fantastic. Nice job guys!

    I can only imagine how epic the heavy armor suits are going to be.
  • TweadleTweadle Join Date: 2005-02-03 Member: 39686Posts: 854Members, NS2 Map Tester
    Love the trailer but I notice that there's no footage of people repairing power-nodes in pitch black. Any particular reason? ;)
  • ceribikceribik Join Date: 2009-11-24 Member: 69492Posts: 51Members
    Wow. Epic trailer :D
  • PsiWarpPsiWarp Gifted Gorge Richmond, B.C., Canada Join Date: 2010-08-28 Member: 73810Posts: 1,566Members
    If that trailer doesn't get you some well deserved publicity, I will be a very grumpy Gorge ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

    I look forward to healing you big monkeys soon :)
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  • Corporal_FortierCorporal_Fortier Join Date: 2005-03-22 Member: 46079Posts: 409Members, Constellation
    That jetpack flame animation is GORGEous!! Nice work, I'm eager to see how it plays out.
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  • SpiderfaceSpiderface Join Date: 2010-07-26 Member: 72964Posts: 10Members
    Hmmmm, most stuff in the update seems to be broken for me.
    Scoreboard doesnt work, minimap (atleast on mineshaft) is broken, no weapon animations or sounds, etc.
    what
  • ScardyBobScardyBob ScardyBob Join Date: 2009-11-25 Member: 69528Posts: 4,983Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow mod
    QUOTE (Tweadle @ Feb 2 2012, 05:15 PM) »
    Love the trailer but I notice that there's no footage of people repairing power-nodes in pitch black. Any particular reason? ;)

    Cause it was so awesome that it would have made your monitor explode.
  • Heroman117Heroman117 Join Date: 2010-07-28 Member: 73268Posts: 391Members
  • PsiWarpPsiWarp Gifted Gorge Richmond, B.C., Canada Join Date: 2010-08-28 Member: 73810Posts: 1,566Members
    edited February 2012
    OMG the BABBLER model! It's so cute!!! Green turtle NS1 mini Skulk!

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  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Posts: 11,279Forum Admins, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue mod
    QUOTE (Spiderface @ Feb 3 2012, 01:31 AM) »
    Hmmmm, most stuff in the update seems to be broken for me.
    Scoreboard doesnt work, minimap (atleast on mineshaft) is broken, no weapon animations or sounds, etc.

    Verify integrity of game cache...

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  • TechercizerTechercizer 7th Player Join Date: 2011-06-11 Member: 103832Posts: 1,850Members
    edited February 2012
    Holy ######.

    Preliminary thoughs: Mineshaft? Onos? Removed RFK? Nasty Gorges? Jetpacks? Spawn tweaks? YES!

    *plays*
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            Once the infestation reaches the Command Chair, the process begins. One Gorge enters the chair to provide the necessary height. Another climbs on its shoulders to access the controls.

            A Gorge Lab is quickly established, staffed by microscopic Gorges who work tirelessly to unlock the secrets of Frontiersman Technology, stopping only to change their lab coats when they become dirtied. Once the research progresses to a certain point, the Gorgecom gives the order. Nanites are called into service.

            The armature forms. A chosen Gorge, tested many times in the field of battle, enters the machine.

            Servos whir; miniguns spin up in diagnostics; an Exogorge is born.

  • kababkabab Join Date: 2003-12-15 Member: 24384Posts: 560Members, Constellation
    Awesome patch Onos makes the game feel so epic..

    Performance seems much better.. My i7 950 is using 4 cores utilisation is somewhere between 40-60% on each core.. Seems like the CPU isn't bottle necking so much and now its back on the graphics card!

    Only critique I can make is the Onos animation appears a little jerky...
  • PollyPolly Join Date: 2009-06-04 Member: 67686Posts: 8Members
    Can I say I love you?

    I love you! This is an awesome update.
  • SpiderfaceSpiderface Join Date: 2010-07-26 Member: 72964Posts: 10Members
    QUOTE (Kouji_San @ Feb 2 2012, 08:43 PM) »
    Verify integrity of game cache...

    I did, and it still is broke. Not sure what's causing it.
    what
  • DarksterDarkster Join Date: 2010-02-17 Member: 70612Posts: 65Members, Reinforced - Gold
    The LAN checkbox on the create server dialog does not appear to be working. I noticed that after I went AFK 15 other individuals had joined the server.
  • locallyunscenelocallyunscene Feeder of Trolls Join Date: 2002-12-25 Member: 11528Posts: 4,021Members, Constellation
    That trailer drew me back. It makes me want to try out the beta again.

    But, parts of the video looked choppy. The main reason I haven't played much is the inability to get decent framerate plus latency. How has the progress been on these fronts?
    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!


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  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Posts: 11,279Forum Admins, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue mod
    compared to 18x? Very good...

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  • pacopaco Join Date: 2003-08-14 Member: 19708Posts: 27Members, Constellation
    I totally just jizzed in my pants... the excitement from 1.04 days came rushing back!
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    QUOTE (Spiderface @ Feb 2 2012, 06:31 PM) »
    Hmmmm, most stuff in the update seems to be broken for me.
    Scoreboard doesnt work, minimap (atleast on mineshaft) is broken, no weapon animations or sounds, etc.


    Definitely verify cache in Steam. If that doesn't make a difference, try reinstalling the game. We have people in the office now playing without these problems so there must be a local problem.


    QUOTE (locallyunscene @ Feb 2 2012, 07:07 PM) »
    That trailer drew me back. It makes me want to try out the beta again.

    But, parts of the video looked choppy. The main reason I haven't played much is the inability to get decent framerate plus latency. How has the progress been on these fronts?

    I am not sure the last time you played but please do try again as the last few patches we have made a lot of progress with performance.
    There is still a lot of work to do but it has gotten better!
  • oldassgamersoldassgamers Join Date: 2011-02-02 Member: 80033Posts: 550Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow
    Point out one issues which is important to solve. In late game, I as a commander can spam out arc. I had like over 30 arcs and i destroyed everything in my way. They can walk pass all unit and structors. If you added the code so the arcs cannot go past the enemy players and structors. The arcs wont be overpowered in mass numbers in late game.



    PS: When being cloacked, the white things appearing in the screen is very disadvantage. Please remove that for a smoother gameplay.


    Great patch UWE , cant wait for heavy and hmg :D
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  • internetexplorerinternetexplorer Join Date: 2011-10-13 Member: 127255Posts: 1,369Members
    edited February 2012
    Onos is cool, but needs more abilities (charge) and suffers a LOT from bumping into map geometry (as should be expected).

    Jetpacks are cool, but upset the balance of things a lot since aliens' ranged attacks are so poor at that stage of the game (flamethrower jetpacks make fade unplayable without an equivalent to movement chambers). Lerks don't scale past the early game at all (and never have), but it's worse now that they're strictly weaker and you can't get them as quickly. It really feels like there's no point evolving until your second hive, while the marines get shotguns and other stuff that 1-shots skulks. Unless you really like building/healing, in which case the gorge is just fine. However, the overall trend in NS1 and NS2 has always been that the players carrying their team are the ones spending pres to kill players.

    No RFK is incredibly disappointing. I'll probably write a big explanation about why when I'm more convinced, but I really hope it's just a quick experiment to be reverted next patch.

    Mineshaft is really cool. It has a healthy mix of open areas, tunnels, heights, set pieces and so on. I really love how it reminds me of the old labs in Portal 2, as well as the caverns in Goldeneye. Just having a new official map will make a much bigger difference than the onos or jetpack, in the short term, and I have absolutely no complaints about mineshaft.
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  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Posts: 11,279Forum Admins, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue mod
    Heh, Bilebomb will take care of all of your ARC troubles...

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