NSL Gathers

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  • QckoQcko Join Date: 2012-09-30 Member: 161141Members Posts: 12
    Does the site work? its not working for me
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    it's down at the moment, cause it was ddosed a few days ago ...
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  • bHackbHack Join Date: 2010-03-23 Member: 71059Members Posts: 103
    It's back up and running now.
    Website and TS are up.
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  • wirywiry Join Date: 2009-05-25 Member: 67479Members Posts: 507 Advanced user
  • bHackbHack Join Date: 2010-03-23 Member: 71059Members Posts: 103
    edited November 2012
    In reference to the LF clan topic:

    If you are looking to play competitive in NS2, I would suggest to try out gathers. It's a good starting point.
    Especially if you are the one who is looking for the team or the team captain (or part of a team) and looking for some more players.
    That's the place to show off your personal and team skills, practice and improve it.
    The meta of the game is completely different in organized 6v6 games.

    EVENTUALLY, you could also organize a MIX with those gather players to play some pcw versus a proper clan.
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  • bHackbHack Join Date: 2010-03-23 Member: 71059Members Posts: 103
    FAQ for new players who are not familiar with how the gathers work and what it is: http://www.ensl.org/articles/464

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  • SacredragonSacredragon Join Date: 2012-11-05 Member: 167387Members Posts: 2
    Played my first Gather tonight.

    Are all the servers in Europe? Voting for a server is defeated when it doesn't even show the entire server name so I don't know if they are US or EU

    And everyone on my team was pretty bitter throughout the whole entire map.
    If its just a "Sometimes experienced players can get a bit frustrated with the beginners but its okay, we've all been through that path before, its nothing personal." well thats a good way to keep new players such as myself away from NS2 Gather. Would prefer not to have to join the 20 - 24 slot servers where everyone is atleast having fun...
  • wirywiry Join Date: 2009-05-25 Member: 67479Members Posts: 507 Advanced user
    Most of the gathers I play (and I play quite a lot) people are mostly friendly, even towards new players. There are new players joining basically every day and I very rarely see anyone being frustrated with new players. The only thing I can frown upon is joining a gather without knowing the maps, which are few (3). How often do you run in to a rude player while playing on public servers? It's basically the same here.

    It's unlucky that you have encountered a player like this but please don't let that stop you. It's actually a lot of fun once you get the hang of how things work!
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  • GamerkatzeGamerkatze Join Date: 2012-06-27 Member: 153711Members Posts: 261
    also ensl will get an update soon which should make server voting useful again :)
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  • PsympleJesterPsympleJester Join Date: 2008-04-06 Member: 64024Members Posts: 719
    edited November 2012
    QUOTE (wiry @ Nov 11 2012, 02:05 AM) »
    Most of the gathers I play (and I play quite a lot) people are mostly friendly, even towards new players. There are new players joining basically every day and I very rarely see anyone being frustrated with new players. The only thing I can frown upon is joining a gather without knowing the maps, which are few (3). How often do you run in to a rude player while playing on public servers? It's basically the same here.

    It's unlucky that you have encountered a player like this but please don't let that stop you. It's actually a lot of fun once you get the hang of how things work!


    I have to echo this point.

    Most gathers I have played we welcome new players, honestly your ability to play
    matters less than just listening to where your team tell you to go.
    QUOTE (Mkilbride @ Nov 5 2012, 09:27 PM) »
    In no circumstances, should it take more than an entire SMG Clip to kill a fade. I did several tests on this, even standing still, with next to 0 ping, it takes more than a clip from the SMG to kill a Fade.

    Marine Starting Gun should ###### up the Aliens 50 res life form yo... Seems Legit.

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  • Katana-Katana- Join Date: 2008-11-25 Member: 65575Members Posts: 351
    Also. I would suggest new players identify themselves as such.

    People have a lot more patients if you say "This is my first gather, what should I do?"
  • luminalumina Join Date: 2012-06-15 Member: 153300Members Posts: 154
    QUOTE (Sacredragon @ Nov 10 2012, 06:27 PM) »
    Are all the servers in Europe? Voting for a server is defeated when it doesn't even show the entire server name so I don't know if they are US or EU.


    I would like to know this too. I went to sign up and didn't see anything seperating EU from US players. Is there a way to choose or do some just have to play with lag?
  • rantologyrantology Join Date: 2012-02-05 Member: 143750Members, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Gold, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold Posts: 1,493 Advanced user
    edited December 2012
    QUOTE (lumina @ Dec 17 2012, 08:43 AM) »
    I would like to know this too. I went to sign up and didn't see anything seperating EU from US players. Is there a way to choose or do some just have to play with lag?



    There's not, really. You kind of just have to familiarize yourself with all of the players/servers as you go. And no, there is also no way to sign up for region-based gathers either. ;/

    Usually it ends up being hosted in the majority's region. So I would suggest signing up during US/EU prime times if you want the best chance to have region specific matches as most of the players signing up will likely be from the respective region.
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  • NorgifNorgif Join Date: 2013-01-05 Member: 177602Members Posts: 8
    Tried a few of these gathers, they are rather fun as long as the teams are picked correctly to avoid steamrolling to badly. People are friendly even to newbies like me, just need more people to join to get them up quicker and on a more consistant basis.
  • huhuhhuhuh Join Date: 2005-01-07 Member: 33190Members Posts: 92
    QUOTE (lumina @ Dec 17 2012, 11:43 AM) »
    I would like to know this too. I went to sign up and didn't see anything seperating EU from US players. Is there a way to choose or do some just have to play with lag?



    QUOTE (rantology @ Dec 17 2012, 02:19 PM) »
    There's not, really. You kind of just have to familiarize yourself with all of the players/servers as you go. And no, there is also no way to sign up for region-based gathers either. ;/

    Usually it ends up being hosted in the majority's region. So I would suggest signing up during US/EU prime times if you want the best chance to have region specific matches as most of the players signing up will likely be from the respective region.


    Yeah in the short run a few modifications should make it easier "quite soon" to see the nationalities. In the long run, we'll probably have a way to have parallel gathers for different regions.
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  • TigTig Join Date: 2010-05-08 Member: 71674Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Posts: 977
    Anyway I could watch a gather play on my map? I think the best way to make the map better is to watch organized play.
  • derWalterderWalter Join Date: 2008-10-29 Member: 65323Members Posts: 634 Fully active user
    never managed to see one going
  • Omar - The WireOmar - The Wire Join Date: 2012-11-01 Member: 165320Members Posts: 280 Fully active user
    QUOTE (Tig @ Jan 11 2013, 03:45 PM) »
    Anyway I could watch a gather play on my map? I think the best way to make the map better is to watch organized play.

    I would absolutely love to. It's hard to get the players on board and a server with the map loaded.


    Definitely need map variety.
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  • TigTig Join Date: 2010-05-08 Member: 71674Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Posts: 977
    QUOTE (Omar - The Wire @ Jan 12 2013, 03:55 PM) »
    I would absolutely love to. It's hard to get the players on board and a server with the map loaded.


    Definitely need map variety.


    I'm on steam workshop now, so if you subscribe to the map it will automatically keep it updated when you start natural selection 2

    Here's the link
  • GamerkatzeGamerkatze Join Date: 2012-06-27 Member: 153711Members Posts: 261
    edited February 2013
    ENSL finally has official servers (thx to UWE ^^)
    we'll have most of the custom maps from the workshop on our gather servers :)

    you can find all information about the servers on our page:
    gather
    http://www.ensl.org/topics/598
    match
    http://www.ensl.org/topics/634

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  • hypertrophyhypertrophy Join Date: 2013-02-27 Member: 183393Members Posts: 19
    I've been playing in these for about 1.5 weeks and they are really fun and much more competitive than pubs, if you can stomach the sometimes long waiting times and the occasional annoying whiner on TS (although the vast majority of the players in these gathers have good sportsmanship). Need more players during the evening hours EST!
  • GamerkatzeGamerkatze Join Date: 2012-06-27 Member: 153711Members Posts: 261
    just want to give this thread a bump with the upcoming free to play weekend in sight :D
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  • bingbongbingbong Join Date: 2013-05-09 Member: 185171Members Posts: 1
  • FuleFule Join Date: 2009-06-04 Member: 67683Members Posts: 401
    bingbong said:
    Bump
    bumping a thread that is stickied? wat
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  • FrizzlecatFrizzlecat Join Date: 2013-03-07 Member: 183752Members Posts: 54 Fully active user
    Fule said:
    bingbong said:
    Bump
    bumping a thread that is stickied? wat
    I believe it's called a "Sticky Bump". Something usually involving a Gorge and someone's bed.
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  • ReeelaxOReeelaxO Join Date: 2013-07-04 Member: 185912Members Posts: 5
    why isnt any1 playing these anymore`?
  • GamerkatzeGamerkatze Join Date: 2012-06-27 Member: 153711Members Posts: 261
    ReeelaxO wrote: »
    why isnt any1 playing these anymore`?

    people got tired of the game because every round was the same and now there arent enough players left ...
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  • ReeelaxOReeelaxO Join Date: 2013-07-04 Member: 185912Members Posts: 5
    for me its incredibly fun, ofc i havent played that much yet but.. meow :<<br> ich mag katzen
  • bizbiz Join Date: 2012-11-05 Member: 167386Members Posts: 415 Fully active user
    ReeelaxO wrote: »
    why isnt any1 playing these anymore`?

    I'm just 1 person, but in my experience more and more gathers were about some 12th pick not showing up and being replaced by some high-skill merc
  • FearOfCalamariFearOfCalamari Join Date: 2013-07-22 Member: 186298Members Posts: 25
    Nice, hoping to register tomorrow.
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