Naming the September Content Update - Natural Selection 2

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  • culpritculprit Members, Constellation Join Date: 2005-01-07 Member: 33527Posts: 313 Advanced user
    NS2 : Emergence

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergence
    Emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergence is central to the theories of integrative levels and of complex systems.

    It would signify the growth of the community and the new found performance and balance enhancements, all in one word that is not uncommon.
    KwisatzHaderach
  • LocklearLocklear [nexzil]kerrigan Members, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, WC 2013 - Shadow Join Date: 2012-05-01 Member: 151403Posts: 1,337 Advanced user
    NS2 2.0
    "If great visuals brings players in, great gameplay gets them to stay." - Valve
  • KwisatzHaderachKwisatzHaderach Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter Join Date: 2012-02-06 Member: 143872Posts: 368 Fully active user
    culprit wrote: »
    NS2 : Emergence

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergence
    Emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergence is central to the theories of integrative levels and of complex systems.

    It would signify the growth of the community and the new found performance and balance enhancements, all in one word that is not uncommon.

    I like it a lot. It only is a little too similar to "Emergency", which has a negative vibe to it.
  • MelancorMelancor Members Join Date: 2003-12-15 Member: 24415Posts: 201 Fully active user
    This topic is a huge waste of time. Don't you have something useful to do?
    Hivelord
  • FrozenFrozen New York, NYMembers, Constellation Join Date: 2010-07-02 Member: 72228Posts: 1,481 Advanced user
    Those last two are best

    Emergence
    2.0
    Reformation

    But um, honestly. Now that he's said it...

    Only 2.0 actually makes sense.
    mattji104
  • blindblind Members, Squad Five Gold Join Date: 2010-04-17 Member: 71437Posts: 341 Advanced user
    Symbiosis (rather commonly known term)

    Equilibrium (overused?)
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  • joshhhjoshhh Milwaukee, WIMembers, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Playtester Join Date: 2011-06-21 Member: 105717Posts: 1,437 Advanced user
    Locklear wrote: »
    NS2 2.0

    This.

    (Even though the BT implementation was the true NS2 2.0 :P)
  • VetinariVetinari Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Join Date: 2013-07-23 Member: 186325Posts: 3,469 Advanced user
    Melancor wrote: »
    This topic is a huge waste of time. Don't you have something useful to do?

    Whose time does it waste? Hugh's five minutes to read through the names?
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  • TharosTharos Members Join Date: 2012-12-18 Member: 175439Posts: 134
    edited July 2013
    I'll try to say what I think as a French player (sorry for bad English).

    Biodiversity
    -> Not a good idea imo, when you heard of biodiversity, it's always some politician/ecologist discussion that came to my mind so that's not the ideas suggested by a new awesome NS2 patch. Below some (almost) random google images with keyword biodiversity :
    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXoLmGLv7dh9bnrwD2PSPGTGDiZlgX_j-s1Vw-QPO1XTGWQmIh8wbiodiversity2.jpg69576942.png

    Reinforcements
    ->Not good imo because we don't get a new player class (for example a new lifeform) but a female marine (other have said it better than me)

    Evolved
    ->I'm not sure about this one but it sounds like a overused dlc/patch name to me (even if it's not really)

    Morphosis
    ->I get the idea but I don't like the "music" of this word (totally subjective).

    Augmentation
    -> Don't like it but the world is transparent in french and it's often used about prices and raise in salary : definitely not the ideas conveyed by biodome or linux support ^^

    I think a word about "roots" would be nice because build 250 is closer to ns1 than ns2 before (upgrade mechanism), the roots may be linked to Biodome with trees and plants, you can also came back to your "roots", your philosophy, what made Unknown Worlds such a good gaming company (example : design choices for female marines, free patches,...)
  • kalakujakalakuja Members, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter Join Date: 2012-09-11 Member: 159045Posts: 380
    NS2- Paskaa Purkissa
  • Paul-HewsonPaul-Hewson Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2008-02-25 Member: 63737Posts: 134 Advanced user
    Biodiversity
    *voted*
  • MelatoninMelatonin Babbler Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-03-15 Member: 14551Posts: 1,033
    plants/ jungle + female warriors... Amazons?
    Deco
  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The NetherlandsMembers, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Posts: 15,782 Advanced user
    edited July 2013
    Melancor wrote: »
    This topic is a huge waste of time. Don't you have something useful to do?

    Natural Selection 2: Sourpuss

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  • RoobubbaRoobubba Who you gonna call?Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow Join Date: 2003-01-06 Member: 11930Posts: 3,191 Fully active user
    NS2: Expression

    It works on many levels: genetic control, positive marketing, artistic meaning, and one for the dads: female marine inclusion!
    For all your gorge busting needs.
    It is very strange how some1 who spend so much time makeing videos to help mans, can fall and take miror image of dark ages bourgeoisie, outdated set of belifs
    How True.
  • bizbiz Members Join Date: 2012-11-05 Member: 167386Posts: 415 Fully active user
    are you guys actually planning on improving the experience later on?

    if so, then save anything resembling 2.0/enhanced/evolved for when that actually happens

    maybe in those 1% of games when all the stars align, NS2 is slightly more interesting/deep than before...
    but the other 99% of rounds are still garbage and will continue to be that way after a new map or marine model comes out
    Zomb3h
  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The NetherlandsMembers, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Posts: 15,782 Advanced user
    biz wrote: »
    are you guys actually planning on improving the experience later on?

    if so, then save anything resembling 2.0/enhanced/evolved for when that actually happens

    maybe in those 1% of games when all the stars align, NS2 is slightly more interesting/deep than before...
    but the other 99% of rounds are still garbage and will continue to be that way after a new map or marine model comes out

    Don't worry for the next content patch UWE will remove all gameplay and change it into a cool looking and interactive multiplayer wallpaper for your desktop ;)

    Guardian of the "magic cookiejar" 

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  • RoobubbaRoobubba Who you gonna call?Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow Join Date: 2003-01-06 Member: 11930Posts: 3,191 Fully active user
    I heard they're implementing a new "biz mode" where an invitation is automatically sent to all div1 players to join the opposing team whenever biz starts playing.
    For all your gorge busting needs.
    It is very strange how some1 who spend so much time makeing videos to help mans, can fall and take miror image of dark ages bourgeoisie, outdated set of belifs
    How True.
  • Zomb3hZomb3h Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2011-01-27 Member: 79241Posts: 373
    Natural Selection 2: Synthesis.

    Synthesis refers to two or more things combined to form something new.

    +Female Marine combined with Male Marine form a new variant of the TSF squad.
    +Natural and floral world combined with the themes of man and science forms the theme of Biodome.
  • KalabalanaKalabalana Members Join Date: 2003-11-14 Member: 22859Posts: 1,049 Advanced user
    September's NS2 Emergence; bringing new life with Biodome, the female marine, the new LuaJIT layer, new balance, augmentations and more. EMERGE!
  • HughHugh Cameraman San Francisco, CANS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Onos, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2010-04-18 Member: 71444Posts: 1,779 admin
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  • 0ni0ni Members Join Date: 2012-08-30 Member: 156991Posts: 231 Fully active user
    edited July 2013
    Zomb3h wrote: »
    Synthesis refers to two or more things combined to form something new.

    +Female Marine combined with Male Marine form a new variant of the TSF squad.

    Whoa, they're working on a tranny model for the marines? I was thinking a linux version was pretty open minded but that really takes it. UWE is turning out to be a pretty awesome company.
    Zomb3hAurOn2
  • TheDRTheDR Members Join Date: 2013-01-24 Member: 181820Posts: 19 Fully active user
    Tharos wrote: »
    I'll try to say what I think as a French player (sorry for bad English).
    I think a word about "roots" would be nice because build 250 is closer to ns1 than ns2 before (upgrade mechanism), the roots may be linked to Biodome with trees and plants, you can also came back to your "roots", your philosophy, what made Unknown Worlds such a good gaming company (example : design choices for female marines, free patches,...)
    I don't personally like the sound of 'roots', but I do like the ideas behind the name.

    Perhaps changing the idea to 'Rooted', as in 'Natural Selection 2: Rooted'.

    It's original, sounds pretty cool and fits with the update (as Tharos explained). I can also see the update banner now, with roots growing all around the words, perhaps even an animated version with the roots growing to form the text.
    Called 'Carter' Ingame.
  • douchebagatrondouchebagatron Custom member title Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-12-20 Member: 24581Posts: 3,509
    0ni wrote: »
    Zomb3h wrote: »
    Synthesis refers to two or more things combined to form something new.

    +Female Marine combined with Male Marine form a new variant of the TSF squad.

    Whoa, they're working on a tranny model for the marines? I was thinking a linux version was pretty open minded but that really takes it. UWE is turning out to be a pretty awesome company.

    Natural Selection 2: Sexual Sublimation
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  • ZaliZali Members Join Date: 2013-06-23 Member: 185668Posts: 43
    Natural Selection 2: False Advertising.

    Seriously a mistake to bill this patch as including things that are already in game.
  • luqiusluqius Members Join Date: 2008-01-21 Member: 63462Posts: 1
    Natural Selection 2: Females, spit and tentacles
    killer monkey
  • KalabalanaKalabalana Members Join Date: 2003-11-14 Member: 22859Posts: 1,049 Advanced user
    Zali wrote: »
    Natural Selection 2: False Advertising.

    Seriously a mistake to bill this patch as including things that are already in game.

    I believe UWE should do whatever to draw players back into the game, which should be the main focus of this patch. Those that haven't been playing may not know about docking, or the new performance, even more so, older players who only touched on Gorgeous, wasn't their thing, and now this might be more palatable to bring them back. Old talent, and there's a lot of it dormant out there.
    AurOn2
  • DaphistoDaphisto Hive Janitor Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2002-11-16 Member: 8917Posts: 596 Advanced user
    edited July 2013
    Hey UWE,

    How about calling the content updates, "Free DLC Content Packs", instead of just "content updates". To me, this sounds a lot more value driven.

    Here's some names from the top of my head:
    - Bio Hunt
    - Infected Growth
    - Revenge of Steel
    AurOn2
  • PopturePopture Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2012-11-22 Member: 172879Posts: 45
    Natural Selection: Gaia

    Goes with the female / biodome theme, what with the whole female thing and biodome being a literal birthplace of new life. Plus you can make a habit of naming all your content patches with a 'G'.
    TheDRHivelordSide1Bu2Rnz9CCTEE
  • WorthyRivalWorthyRival Black Armor Division Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Gold, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow Join Date: 2006-11-07 Member: 58470Posts: 557
    edited July 2013
    NS2: Vive la Evolution

    Gorge_Render_01.jpg

    Long live the Evolution !
    Worthy's Co_Maps.
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    Worthy's NS2_Maps.
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    Worthy's XS_Maps.
    xs_maze Workshop,

    Worthy's Marine Vs Marine Maps.
    mvm_assault Workshop,
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