A compromise on black armor

RiseRise Join Date: 2012-04-17 Member: 150595Posts: 148Members
I only found out about NS2 being available for beta purchase after the offer on black armor ended. Very disappointed.

Personally I think anyone who buys the game before it's even finished deserves the black armor.

But so as not to offend those who wanted to be even more extra special for having bought it during an earlier point of the beta, why don't we give their version of black armor a special armpatch of some sort. That way they can still say look, I'm even more special, without denying others their justly deserved paid beta participation armor.

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  • Chris0132Chris0132 Join Date: 2009-07-25 Member: 68262Posts: 3,854Members
    The black armor was for preordering before anything was released, not beta participation.
  • ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator, Co-Lead NS2 CDT Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Posts: 1,828Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer admin
    QUOTE (Chris0132 @ Apr 20 2012, 10:34 AM) »
    The black armor was for preordering before anything was released, not beta participation.


    This. It was a gift for getting the game off the ground. Kind of like Kickstarter.

    If NS2 fails, follow my Nuke From Orbit Guide.

  • Soul_RiderSoul_Rider Mod Bean Join Date: 2004-06-19 Member: 29388Posts: 3,234Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue
    Not only did I buy the game before anything was ready to be released to us, but I also paid more for that version of the game than the standard game costs.

    I'm sure UWE will offer something to beta testers, an icon like the PAX icon that now appears in game over players heads, or a badge on the armor or something. You will not get Black Armor. It is gone and is never going to be released again.
  • 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
    I still think this is a valid option :)

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  • peregrinusperegrinus Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72445Posts: 2,426Members
    It was a thank you from the devs (and a nice enticement too) to get people to buy the game when it was only an engine test. It's like a reward for having faith in UWE.

    There's quite a bit of difference between buying a game when it's almost ready for release and buying a game when all you can do is run around a small map with one gun and static shooting targets. And those were the lucky people who could actually run NS2 at that stage in development.

    Black armoured marines have also been giving feedback on the game for the longest, helped make the forums lively and supported the youtube videos.

    Beta testers should get something like Kouji suggested above.

    If you follow the game for 10 years and find out about NS3 then you too can be a chosen one :P
  • Tool8Tool8 Join Date: 2012-01-01 Member: 139405Posts: 110Members
    I do not have the black armor but I don't want it to be available again, because it should be for those who bought the game earlier than we did.
  • 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
    QUOTE (Tool8 @ Apr 20 2012, 01:11 PM) »
    I do not have the black armor but I don't want it to be available again, because it should be for those who bought the game earlier than we did.

    The funny thing is, we didn't actually buy a game. We bought an idea that became two screenshots and morphed into an alpha walk around tech demo, which evolved into a "playable" alpha :D

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  • RisingSunRisingSun Rising Join Date: 2004-04-19 Member: 28015Posts: 892Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow
    The Black Armored individuals you do see allowed the game to develop further. Correct me if im wrong but i thought it was said without the preorder DI, Exo Suit, and some other features were getting scrapped for a rushed timeline due to funds.
  • paradoxumparadoxum Join Date: 2012-03-05 Member: 148193Posts: 370Members
    I don't have the black armour and I don't really care, it's cool but how many times do you see your own guy? pretty much never. Let the early adopters have their exclusivity.
  • OutlawDrOutlawDr Join Date: 2009-06-21 Member: 67887Posts: 423Members
    The black armor makes me feel special....don't take that away from me.
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  • TechercizerTechercizer 7th Player Join Date: 2011-06-11 Member: 103832Posts: 1,850Members
    QUOTE (Tool8 @ Apr 20 2012, 08:11 AM) »
    I do not have the black armor but I don't want it to be available again, because it should be for those who bought the game earlier than we did.

    Seconded.

    Give us Spec Ops Gorge instead. ^.^

            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.

  • YbarraYbarra Join Date: 2012-03-29 Member: 149621Posts: 63Members, Squad Five Blue
    QUOTE (Techercizer @ Apr 20 2012, 10:06 AM) »
    Seconded.

    Give us Spec Ops Gorge instead. ^.^


    Or a gorgie with a cute hardhat/welding mask or something. Never know when you'll need to protect your eyes from all those pesky rine welders!
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  • l3lessedl3lessed Join Date: 2010-06-07 Member: 71977Posts: 374Members
    I honestly could care less either way, but I guess most people need to feel special.
  • RiseRise Join Date: 2012-04-17 Member: 150595Posts: 148Members
    QUOTE (Soul_Rider @ Apr 20 2012, 03:53 AM) »
    Not only did I buy the game before anything was ready to be released to us, but I also paid more for that version of the game than the standard game costs.


    Oh, ok then, I guess you can disregard the suggestion.

  • Salraine_ChiSalraine_Chi Join Date: 2011-07-03 Member: 107669Posts: 157Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    I have the black armour but would not mind if it became the default on retail release. It looks much better than the green and a full team in the same black armour would look great. UW could give the original black armour players a patch on the shoulder/helmet instead.

    Sal
  • profjekyllprofjekyll Join Date: 2012-04-07 Member: 150070Posts: 84Members
    Fair play to all those who bought it before having ANYTHING tangiable.

    To summarise the rest of the posts on this topic:

    Everyone who has black armour will not like arm badges... Everyone without black armour will like arm badges...

    ;)

    Perhaps UWE can have some mirrors in the maps so that other vain marines can check out there sharp threads more often, and be able to remember them more often than when they get wolf whistles from passing lerks...
  • Omega_K2Omega_K2 Join Date: 2011-12-25 Member: 139013Posts: 558Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    I didn't even realize ns2 sales were live when black armor was purchaseable, when I first saw the sales the special edition was already "sold out" :P

    Though to be honest, the black armor isn't really ... noticable...
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  • GoTo2kGoTo2k Join Date: 2012-04-20 Member: 150815Posts: 2Members
    Too bad it was that kind of preorder deal. The devs could have used the black armor to indicate squadleaders or some kind of fireteam leaders and then give them some extra abilities.

    Now its just for showing off

    Since we're already at the topic of armor/looks... will there be female marines? :)
  • Soul_RiderSoul_Rider Mod Bean Join Date: 2004-06-19 Member: 29388Posts: 3,234Members, Constellation, Squad Five Blue
    Yes there will be female marines. It is something the devs have always wanted in the game, but will probably not make it until after v1. Although to be fair, it would be a great marketing device to have it ready for release of 1.

  • assbdaassbda Join Date: 2011-05-02 Member: 96737Posts: 253Members
    jesus are we really doing this again??

    how many threads on this ###### has there been
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  • SkymanderXSkymanderX Green Marine - The Few, The Proud, The Green. Join Date: 2011-07-29 Member: 113006Posts: 430Members
    even though i have green armor, without a doubt don't bring it back... but i do like kouji's idea alot
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  • IronsoulIronsoul Join Date: 2011-03-12 Member: 86048Posts: 805Members
    QUOTE (Kouji_San @ Apr 20 2012, 12:44 PM) »
    I still think this is a valid option :)

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    I'd like to see just those little yellow arm bands for all other beta testers, it's only a slight modification and it's not black. But it's still "cooler than normal".
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