Video tutorials for new players!

Fat_Man_Little_CoatFat_Man_Little_Coat Join Date: 2003-12-02 Member: 23857Posts: 197Members
edited March 2012 in New Player Forum
new to NS2? Here are some beginner guides.
Hi! Lately I've been seeing a huge influx of new players, first off I want to welcome you to our great community. Very exciting to see all of you filling up the serves. Now, many of you have expressed a want for a tutorial, so I made one for all of you. Hopefully it'll help!

Here's the channel with the videos

Back to Basics: Part 1
Back to Basics: Part 2

Back to Basics: Marine Commanding

Back to Basics: Alien Khammanding

Teamwork for the win (or how I learned to love the rush)!

More videos to come!

Welcome to NS2,

Fatman/Littlecoat
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  • ArkantiArkanti pub baddie Join Date: 2011-07-22 Member: 111781Posts: 694Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow
    edited March 2012
    Damn you beat me to the punch. Fantastic videos man, very informative for the newbies(well, hopefullly).

    It does now leave me wondering what I should do next though lol.
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  • Laosh'RaLaosh'Ra Join Date: 2011-12-09 Member: 137232Posts: 897Members
    update the guide in the wiki :D (see signature). i'm on antibiotics and can't focus well, so i'd appreciate if some more people contribute...

    as for the vids, very nice to see this done! i'll check them out sometime....
  • John BlackthorneJohn Blackthorne Join Date: 2012-02-23 Member: 147245Posts: 44Members
    edited March 2012
    Very good fatman.. *has hands together like Dr.Claw* and yes it does look like godzilla lost one of his testicals.
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  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
    Great idea Fat Man.

    If you're going to make more tutorials you should think about buying a better microphone.
  • John BlackthorneJohn Blackthorne Join Date: 2012-02-23 Member: 147245Posts: 44Members
    QUOTE (peregrinus @ Mar 6 2012, 09:30 AM) »
    Great idea Fat Man.

    If you're going to make more tutorials you should think about buying a better microphone.

    Really peregrinus? The mic was fine, he's not making a national geographic documentary.
    "Oh I know Hamlet. And what he might say with irony, I say with conviction: What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!" -Jean-Luc Picard
  • KruemelmonsterKruemelmonster Join Date: 2012-02-19 Member: 146844Posts: 4Members
    This is exactly what I was looking for, thank you.
  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
    edited March 2012
    QUOTE (John Blackthorne @ Mar 6 2012, 03:44 PM) »
    Really peregrinus? The mic was fine, he's not making a national geographic documentary.


    He's a good commentator, why not spend a little bit and have it sound much better? Would you be fine with NS2HD using an iphone to film the UWE interviews?

    If you're gonna put all the time in to make these things why not make them polished? A mic for these purposes isn't expensive at all.

    To me the sound was a bit grating, like a low quality skype convo.
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  • AegisXIAegisXI Join Date: 2012-02-11 Member: 144985Posts: 55Members
    Just simply simply good, I love it. U did such a great job in this tutorial keep it up!
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  • Tool8Tool8 Join Date: 2012-01-01 Member: 139405Posts: 110Members
    edited March 2012
    Good job. I'm going to show this to some friends who are unsure wether to buy this game or not. :)
    I think the mic is fine.
    It's a pity the video quality is so low. Other than that: great work, thank you!
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  • John BlackthorneJohn Blackthorne Join Date: 2012-02-23 Member: 147245Posts: 44Members
    QUOTE (peregrinus @ Mar 6 2012, 10:26 AM) »
    He's a good commentator, why not spend a little bit and have it sound much better? Would you be fine with NS2HD using an iphone to film the UWE interviews?

    If you're gonna put all the time in to make these things why not make them polished? A mic for these purposes isn't expensive at all.

    To me the sound was a bit grating, like a low quality skype convo.

    I agree he's a very good commentator. If NS2HD used an Iphone they could remove HD and put SD, and we'd live with it if we had too. If anything you could have said have it needed better video quality, the sound is fine.




    "Oh I know Hamlet. And what he might say with irony, I say with conviction: What a piece of work is man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god!" -Jean-Luc Picard
  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
    It's really not a big deal I simply wanted to give some constructive criticism.
  • John BlackthorneJohn Blackthorne Join Date: 2012-02-23 Member: 147245Posts: 44Members
    edited March 2012
    It's cool peregrinus, nothing against you I just found it to be a really frivolous comment. I agree with you higher quality would be great for video and audio but its good the way it is for what it is.
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  • BroseidonBroseidon Join Date: 2011-07-18 Member: 110935Posts: 130Members
    I think you missed talking about RTs, even if it might be obvious to all of us here A LOT of newbs don't.
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  • John BlackthorneJohn Blackthorne Join Date: 2012-02-23 Member: 147245Posts: 44Members
    edited March 2012
    QUOTE (Broseidon @ Mar 6 2012, 01:51 PM) »
    I think you missed talking about RTs, even if it might be obvious to all of us here A LOT of newbs don't.

    He went over RT's several times :D better watch again.
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  • MajinMajin Join Date: 2003-05-29 Member: 16829Posts: 2,448Members, Constellation
    back on track.....

    The videos were very good. NS2 can be very overwhelming and that was very basic and helpful.
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  • SantoSanto Join Date: 2012-02-27 Member: 147548Posts: 13Members
    Maybe, the E-Team can try to organise some "noob guides" also? Not sure If this is an e-Team task, thought I guess this can become very usefull.

    @ topic :

    Good Job :) I like your videos *thumbs up*
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  • 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
    Nice intro videos. Is there a chance you could provide them in 1080p (or 720p)? 360p doesn't look very good when full-screened in 1920x1080.
  • Bio88Bio88 Join Date: 2012-03-06 Member: 148267Posts: 21Members
    I just bought this game yesterday and only played for about an hour last night after work. I played a decent amount of NS1 but was never really that good at the game but I understand all the basic concepts of it.

    I am going to watch the videos and report back, I would probablly be a good test candidate considering my limited knowledge of NS2.
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  • NurEinMenschNurEinMensch Join Date: 2003-02-26 Member: 14056Posts: 1,352Members, Constellation
    Really awesome video tutorials! Well done! :)
    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.

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  • cH40z-LordcH40z-Lord Join Date: 2009-07-26 Member: 68269Posts: 94Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    Very well done! Keep up your work, people will appreciate it!
  • elodeaelodea Editlodea Join Date: 2009-06-20 Member: 67877Posts: 1,767Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    bump? =D
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  • ZaggyZaggy NullPointerException The Netherlands Join Date: 2003-12-10 Member: 24214Posts: 3,652Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Onos, Subnautica Playtester mod
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  • Bio88Bio88 Join Date: 2012-03-06 Member: 148267Posts: 21Members
    Update:

    watched the videos. Def very good for new players and even returning NS1 players like myself who don't know all the details of NS2 yet. (I only have a few hours of game time logged still extremly nooby). tons of info in there that i did not know.

    thanks alot OP.
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  • Laosh'RaLaosh'Ra Join Date: 2011-12-09 Member: 137232Posts: 897Members
    watched some of the vids and i really like them. good job! :)
    also thanks for webbing this, now we can easily recommend the videos to new players who ask for help ingame.
  • elodeaelodea Editlodea Join Date: 2009-06-20 Member: 67877Posts: 1,767Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    edited March 2012
    I'm not sure how much of this is going to change in b201 or with further tech tree streamlining and changes, but heres a basic outline of a solid pressure-expand strategy thats becoming more and more common on the aus servers. Its easy to execute and doesn't involve any tricks or grand feats of marine co-ordination so i think its a good place to start if your looking to understand more specific pub friendly build orders that emphasise map control without sentry turrets.

    Oh, and I dont play on the US servers but i've heard from US visitors that we play differently? Is this true? :o

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  • Laosh'RaLaosh'Ra Join Date: 2011-12-09 Member: 137232Posts: 897Members
    in europe, people often go for a rather quick phasegate too. most designated map for this is mineshaft, but you see it a lot in summit and tram as well.
    i guess people often split up by themselves (still going as teams), unless you use a beacon in order for them to rush a location.

    anyway, i like your vid a lot as it also covers a lot of useful sub-strategies and micro-techniques people should really know about.

    would be nice if someone could post some useful timemarks, e.g. when to expect the 2nd hive up etc. the server i usually play on disabled catalyze as it seems rather powerful if used on hives.
  • SewlekSewlek The programmer previously known as Schimmel Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16247Posts: 2,331Members, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Gold
    very nice video. i enjoyed to watch that
  • rhinoCRUNCHrhinoCRUNCH Join Date: 2012-04-15 Member: 150470Posts: 3Members
    So I have been making videos for over a year now on Youtube and a buddy asked me to do my style introduction for this game.

    So here it is, it won't help you if you already know whats going on, but I think it will help new players like myself, who were/are clueless.


    How Not to be a NOOB in NS2
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  • FlayraFlayra Game Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment San Francisco Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 3Posts: 6,852Super Administrators, NS2 Developer, Subnautica Developer admin
    Awesome videos guys. I love that you guys make this stuff.

    We are putting in YouTube videos in a new "Training" page in game in the main menu. I plan on including awesome community videos like this there!
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