My Praise to the creators and people who helped out in natural selection

VmanVman Join Date: 2007-09-11 Member: 62251Members Posts: 132
edited September 2007 in NS2 General Discussion
signed - A fan.
Thank you for making such a great game, thank you for making a game that I actually like. It has a great community to boot. Thank you for listening to all of our suggestions, unlike the other major game programmers, thank you for altering things to the way that we asked, or preferred. Thank you for being dedicated to our needs, thank you for being so responsive and immersed in the community.
I love natural selection, I don’t know what I would be playing without it (probably nothing x.x;) I bought half-life 1 just to play the game, I thought it was old. I just recently joined and began playing, Even though there are complex controls; controls that newbie’s might have a hard time getting use too. I love it, I enjoy winning, and... Even losing. Its fun, it’s easy to get into (once u knows the controls and how to do things). Thank you for making this game, you (the staff, and creators of Natural selection) ROCK!. This game, when I joined. I thought it was a dying community... sadly, I only know natural selection because of shear luck, I was searching on Google and it came up, I checked it out. And about a month later got half-life 1 just for the purpose of trying the game. Now I find out that you got another game in the works WHOOT!!!. I would gladly pay 20... 40$ for that, I know it will be worth it, I say for its time when it first came out, natural selection 1 would defiantly have been worth that price also. Natural selection isn’t just some bum mod, where people worked on it and threw it down and forgot about it, it isn’t some half-baked edit... It’s a VERY well thought out masterpiece. I enjoy every second I play it. Even though im no where near skilled enough nobody really picks on me for my poor aim >-<. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you thank you, thank you for working on such a great game. Natural selection is a great game... great idea... it’s an all out great experience. I wish you all the best of luck on working in natural selection 2, I can’t wait to see it come out.
>>Started playing since September 17th. 2007<<
---Dedicated alien

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  • DrfuzzyDrfuzzy FEW... MORE.... INCHES... Join Date: 2003-09-21 Member: 21094Members Posts: 4,507
    I should prob toss in my thanks, its really the reason i got into graphic arts. The customization community has paved my career quite a bit as i'm studying game design and multimedia, it helped me discover a job i can truly love smile-fix.gif
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  • NEX9NEX9 Join Date: 2005-03-08 Member: 44299Members Posts: 1,642
    QUOTE(Drfuzzy @ Sep 27 2007, 01:34 PM) »
    I should prob toss in my thanks, its really the reason i got into graphic arts. The customization community has paved my career quite a bit as i'm studying game design and multimedia, it helped me discover a job i can truly love smile-fix.gif


    Yeah i tottal agree fuzzy and op, UWE rocks, some of my bigest heros are here, that got me into modeling and texture's and not just map makeing for your general RTS or red lined wire frame duke nukem 3d editor.

    I also look up to fussy and sheena, sid is a great mate.. theres just too many names to list you know who you are and that you have had a posative impact on my life, been nice polite and even struggled thru my hidious spelling, huge congrats UWE, and its fans.
    Stop by see some of my latest works in maya, ill even evently host my WIP's and old old works.
    http://nex17.deviantart.com/
    search under digital art works
  • the_x5the_x5 the Xzianthian Join Date: 2004-03-02 Member: 27041Members, Constellation Posts: 3,175
    Here, here!!! I couldn't agree more. I have always been a fan since I was introduced to this complex game but somebody had to start it and a community had to grow and support it. NS was an amazing concept and intensely team oriented, but it is the evolution of the game itself as the community and developers work together that make it truely amazing to me. If only the two parties could truely unite then we might create shockwave to affect how games are made for the future forevermore. I couldn't begin crediting the people in the community who made it happen, there are too many and not just developers, but the contributors, donors, community site admins, forum moderators, server hosts and their admins, friends I have made and play with regularly to this day in-game, and yes even the people who join your team in the game.

    I salute you all.

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  • wankalotwankalot Join Date: 2005-02-05 Member: 39872Members Posts: 156
    I have spent more gaming hours playing NS than any other game... true story.

    Thanks for the memories

    Sadly i live in Australia where there is one decent server running if im LUCKY. Oh sigh... I can only hope that NS2 revives the NS community down under.

    Thanks again...

  • FlayraFlayra Game Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment San Francisco Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 3Super Administrators, NS2 Developer, Subnautica Developer Posts: 6,941 admin
    Gosh I don't know what to say except...you're welcome!

    It truly is a community effort and it's hard to believe just how many people have contributed to the game over the years. Just glance at the team list and you can get an idea.

    Without you guys, we'd be doing something else. Because of you, we have a chance to make NS2 and a chance to have it go big. Really big. We have a lot of work and obstacles ahead of us but we will lean on you guys whenever we need you.

    Some day I hope to have a big physical gathering so we can all meet for real!
    Charlie Cleveland
    Game Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment
  • betabeta Join Date: 2007-04-20 Member: 60679Members, Constellation Posts: 32
    QUOTE(Flayra @ Sep 28 2007, 03:05 PM) »
    Some day I hope to have a big physical gathering so we can all meet for real!


    Does that sound like a promise for a World NS LAN Party? Hell yeah!

    Couldn't agree more though, thanks so much smile-fix.gif <3
  • NEX9NEX9 Join Date: 2005-03-08 Member: 44299Members Posts: 1,642
    QUOTE(beta @ Sep 28 2007, 02:10 PM) »
    Does that sound like a promise for a World NS LAN Party? Hell yeah!

    Couldn't agree more though, thanks so much smile-fix.gif <3


    pounders if his skinny ass will do a gorge costum justice.
    Stop by see some of my latest works in maya, ill even evently host my WIP's and old old works.
    http://nex17.deviantart.com/
    search under digital art works
  • MetroMetro Join Date: 2007-09-15 Member: 62316Members Posts: 89
    edited September 2007
    I agree with this thread. Indeed. I would go as far as to say that NS is the best shooter ever made. And probably top3 best games ever made aswell, it is truly a work of pure genious. And I still can't belive it took me this many years to actually sign up on the official forums! Shame on me.
  • Wyattx3Wyattx3 Join Date: 2003-07-23 Member: 18386Members Posts: 354
    Yarrr, NS is easily my favorite and imo the best HL mod ever, and I think NS2 could be the greatest game evar.
  • StixNStonzStixNStonz Join Date: 2006-11-06 Member: 58439Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 1,185 Fully active user
    No other game lets you feel such a sense of accomplishment. Sure, in CS you can kill the entire enemy team, but then what? You all respawn, and you have slightly more cash. Compare that to being in the middle of a huge firefight and finishing the PG the instant before the fade takes you out, then to see a stream of HA come phasing in to then end the hive? Booya. No other game comes anywhere close to those kinds of feelings.
    Professional Game and Level Designer, thanks to NS!
    Creator of Ns_Nexus (ns1); Main thread found here.
  • DrfuzzyDrfuzzy FEW... MORE.... INCHES... Join Date: 2003-09-21 Member: 21094Members Posts: 4,507
    QUOTE(Flayra @ Sep 28 2007, 03:05 PM) »
    Gosh I don't know what to say except...you're welcome!

    It truly is a community effort and it's hard to believe just how many people have contributed to the game over the years. Just glance at the team list and you can get an idea.

    Without you guys, we'd be doing something else. Because of you, we have a chance to make NS2 and a chance to have it go big. Really big. We have a lot of work and obstacles ahead of us but we will lean on you guys whenever we need you.

    Some day I hope to have a big physical gathering so we can all meet for real!


    if its east coast and 6+ months in advance, you can count on me being there biggrin-fix.gif
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  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    QUOTE(Flayra @ Sep 28 2007, 03:05 PM) »
    Gosh I don't know what to say except...you're welcome!

    It truly is a community effort and it's hard to believe just how many people have contributed to the game over the years. Just glance at the team list and you can get an idea.

    Without you guys, we'd be doing something else. Because of you, we have a chance to make NS2 and a chance to have it go big. Really big. We have a lot of work and obstacles ahead of us but we will lean on you guys whenever we need you.

    Some day I hope to have a big physical gathering so we can all meet for real!

    Psst, I'm not on the official map contributers list. tounge.gif
  • DominingDomining Join Date: 2007-09-27 Member: 62452Members Posts: 480
    I think its because shiva is a terrible map. :smile-fix.gif
  • BraveheartBraveheart Join Date: 2007-08-31 Member: 62106Members Posts: 92
  • Syntax Of LimboSyntax Of Limbo Join Date: 2007-10-26 Member: 62743Members Posts: 7
    Yes, been a big reason why I go to the school I do, NS that is. We have Second Life in our schools education, that's a bit cheesy but the freedom in the game is quite educational in that sense. I study Digital Multimedia.
    NS is actually the only game I play on PC, except for 2nd life at school. Before I played Warcraft.
  • alephaleph Join Date: 2007-10-12 Member: 62620Members Posts: 112
    edited October 2007
    In the end I don't know how much praise I should heap. Sure, it's unequivocally the best electronic game this 22 year old--who started his gaming career at 7 with an NES and worked his way through every console and big PC game since--has ever played. Bar none.

    Granted. But all other games just bore me as a result. If any game, new or old, has a tried some clever attempt at encouraging teamplay and cooperation to achieve an objective, I just smirk at it. I grin sarcastically, with a mix of pity and contempt for the developers, because none of them have ever (and likely will NEVER) come close to what NS has achieved. See Stix's comment for what I mean.

    This game means lots to a lot of people. Back in middle school I used to look forward to basketball practice when the school day was over. It was a comforting ritual, something I counted on, something I looked forward to while zoning-out in class. A time to meet up with familiar friends who all knew they could count on each other to be there. By the time I was in H.S., Natural-Selection had giving me and several of my (real life) friends the exact same feel. We'd look forward to it throughout the day, sometimes reminiscing about memorable moments at the lunch table. Immediately after school we'd meet up in our favorite servers, commune with the familiar names and personalities, and engage in the exact same camaraderie and sportsmanship that I used to enjoy in organized sports. (Though it should be noted that cumulatively I've spent several orders of magnitude more time in games than sports.)

    This is NS's most important legacy I think. Not so much the gameplay, fantastic though it is, but the time spent, the memories. Here's to NS2 and my hopes that it will bring the same joy to a new generation of gamers image
    since Nov. 02
    QUOTE (Ryo-Ohki @ Jul 31 2010, 08:20 PM) »
    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.
    QUOTE (thecowsaysmoo @ Nov 26 2010, 03:59 PM) »
    Comm just plays sim city with the mac's while the marines go rambo.
  • VmanVman Join Date: 2007-09-11 Member: 62251Members Posts: 132
    I hope you dont mind me reviving this topic..

    but i would like to say...
    Thank you for working hard on NS2, thank you for being diligent and keeping us updated, thank you for takeing our thoughts into consideration as well as making your game as unique as possible. Thank you for being one of the best games i have played (and i have halo 3 now, i still play so that says allot)
    >>Started playing since September 17th. 2007<<
    ---Dedicated alien
  • cerberus414cerberus414 Join Date: 2005-05-07 Member: 51098Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 217
    I'm in the same boat as you guys. I'll confess, I haven't played NS1 for a decent year and a half, but I don't think a single day went by where didn't check the NS forums. I'm still here, just don't have as much time to play anymore. But during the 2 years I've played, I had a blast. Here is to 4 more years of playing once NS2 comes out. Count on me being there playing with you guys again. But what really excites me is that this community is stronger than ever, even after site outages for more than a year. Imagine if the site never went down, how much bigger the community would of gotten. BTW, to this day I still promote the game and tell people about it. If everyone does their part, NS will certainly become huge.
  • ComproxComprox *chortle* Canada Join Date: 2002-01-23 Member: 7Members, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Developer, Subnautica Playtester, Pistachionauts Posts: 6,615 admin
    QUOTE(Flayra @ Sep 28 2007, 12:05 PM) »
    Some day I hope to have a big physical gathering so we can all meet for real!


    Only if you pay for my flight smile-fix.gif
    NAPT
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