Holy Sh!*,It's still here...

Gamble42Gamble42 Join Date: 2009-03-18 Member: 66795Members
<>Omg, I thought this game died off years ago! I've been wanting to play again for so long! Yay! *Hugz NS* ^_^


  • PhiXXPhiXX Join Date: 2008-10-22 Member: 65274Members
    Welcome back <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/skulk.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="::skulk::" border="0" alt="skulk.gif" />
    NS will never die... <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile-fix.gif" />
  • PneumaticCrabPneumaticCrab Join Date: 2002-11-28 Member: 10133Members
    What is happening is the people you know are leave (and people coming in and replacing them). It is all because of age groups, people just starting sophomore year (grade 11) are not starting college and with this they have less time. Also girlfriends, wanting to do more in their studies also complicates it. People are loosing interest and people are gaining interests. It is just for people like most of us (1.04 vets and people that have been here from the start) do have obstacles at time that prevent us from playing as we would like.

    I for one have had less playing time. Two years ago when I started to play I was in 9th grade and recently left the CAL-m scene because I felt my friend were more important. I was not a very book studying person (with leaving computer related things easy for me though) so my GPA idled around 80. As time moved on and I kept playing NS getting better and better the summer of 9th grade was coming up and I was in my "prime" where I joined cri (a veteran team at the time) and most of that summer was spent with NS/friends. 10th grade rolled around and I ended up playing more and more ns until about December in what I called "The beginning of the end" of me playing NS. I became a well known figure in the community not for skill though, because of my antics. I then started to go out with my girlfriend (and still am) in January in which I pretty much stopped playing NS. This of course was until I started a clan that did not last long but sure left a mark (with drama of course). By then I was playing ns about an hour a week and that was scrims. This was because I tried to move my GPA up more and started a college programming class that I got accepted into (which I finished with a 3.0 GPA being third in the class) and my girlfriend. Don't get me wrong, I still had a lot of interest in NS and did try and squeeze in whatever playing time I could and ended up getting my infamous "0-13" score with my connection dieing on me. Then I was approached by WiredLabs (and AmpedNews) Sypher to start and lead their Natural Selection division. This ended up being a big hit but slowly died after I left (and is not starting to come back again). Now, I play NS when I have the free time while having it squeezed in with helping my mother from time to time (who has about four disease including things that cause her to have seizures and is still diagnosed with chronic alcoholism so that doesn't help when she takes her medicine), girlfriend and school. Also including my passion for computer programming as I will have about one year of Computer Science done (9 out of 12 credits) and still on other free time learn PHP/Flash MX 2004 as a hobby. However, even though their is other things that I do I was here from the start of the community and will be with it till its untimely death.

    This is just an example of one persons time restraints pushing him away from NS but yet, being him back now. This happens to many people and I am sure has happen to a few people in this Playtester group.
  • CattablissCattabliss Join Date: 2009-03-19 Member: 66803Members
    I started playing this game 6 years ago when I was 13. In between then and now, I have probably uninstalled and reinstalled this game about 6 times. Each time I install HL1 into my steam games is because of the direct result from my dissappointment that NS2 still hasnt come out yet, but this dissappointment is balanced by the fact that NS1 is still alive, has servers running 24/7, and has never changed from being: an excellent game. As a free game, I cannot ask for much more than this. Sure all the so called washed up "pros" still playing from 2003 may be cocky and annoying, but then again I am playing MY game, not somebody elses, how "nice" the player base is irrelevant so long as I still spawn with my peashooter as a marine <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/asrifle.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="::asrifle::" border="0" alt="asrifle.gif" /> muhahah! I may not have the time to play video games as much as I did when I was 13, however, more than 6 years later, I enjoy the game just as much as I did when I first discovered NS years ago. It's true, NS will never die. See you in the game.
  • FlipsterFlipster Join Date: 2009-02-18 Member: 66469Members
    I'm 13 right now and I started playing probably around 2004 which is about when I was 8. I uninstalled and reinstalled the game probably about 4 times. I took a huge, probably 4 year break from it and I just started back up again. My brother snapped the Natural Selection disk we had that download the game and back then, I thought that was the only way you could download the game again. I kept trying at the beginning of this year to install Natural Selection on my account but it wasn't working because I didn't have Half Life and I was vac banned. I just bought a new account with $40 worth of games on it including Natural Selection and I was so happy to be able to play it again. From the beginning of me playing Natural Selection until now, I still play the game and I like it. I can't wait for Natural selection 2 to come out.
  • JediYoshiJediYoshi The Cupcake Boss Join Date: 2002-05-27 Member: 674Members
    For some age context, I joined the forums when I was 11.

    I am now 18.
  • SekerSeker Join Date: 2007-03-06 Member: 60259Members
    One problem euro servers have is that the "old" players leave and "new" ones are coming.
    This way the usual player level is not that high :/

    Anyways, ns should get way more advertising to gain more players <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile-fix.gif" />
    And to think economically, these COULD buy ns2 <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tounge.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tounge.gif" />
  • Silencer9Silencer9 Candidate for B.Sc. Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18967Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    <!--quoteo(post=1704879:date=Apr 14 2009, 09:11 PM:name=JediYoshi)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(JediYoshi @ Apr 14 2009, 09:11 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1704879"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->For some age context, I joined the forums when I was 11.

    I am now 18.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Haha! Same here! I found some old threads of mine when I posted screenshots of maps I made.
    Hm... For 11/12 years that's quite good mapping I did back then. Still have all the *.rmf-files on my PC.
    Pure nostalgia to look at them now - I also see where my lifetime has gone to. xD
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