Communities of NS2

PelargirPelargir Join Date: 2013-07-02 Member: 185857Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, WC 2013 - Silver, Forum staff Posts: 1,183 mod
edited January 2015 in NS2 General Discussion
Like in every multiplayer game, NS2 handles and includes a bunch of different communities, Europeans, Australians, North Americans, etc. This is not a hard thing to find out many and many posts providing informations about all of them. But as I accepted this challenge from @AurOn2, I've decided to compile in only one post everything you have to know and links about NS2 communities for both experienced and new players. I may be wrong about some of them, so, feel free to correct me below if needed.

Whether you want to know and be aware of everything about all those, time is come to read the whole thread here. I'd try to make it as short as I can and easily readable.

FRENCH COMMUNITY
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As you can guess, NS2-FR is the Home of the french community in NS2. There are other servers of course and various things relative to France and all that stuff but if you need informations, are looking for a team, or want some friends, you have to join us on NS2-FR.

There's a website: http://ns2-fr.com/ and once you're registered, you are able to post on Forums and ask for whatever you're looking for. We also provide a TeamSpeak 3, you're going to find most of the french teams there. Everyone is welcome.

TS Address: ns2-fr.com
Be careful, people here mainly speak French.

Stay tuned thanks to their Steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NS2-FR

RUSSIAN COMMUNITY

Do you know the Russian community, they provide & host so many servers but unfortunately, don't have any website for them. They mostly use their dedicated Steam group that you can find here: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ns2rus

Here's their Mumble below:

Mumble Address: mumble.ns2rus.com & port: 64738
Be careful, people here mainly speak Russian.

NORTH AMERICAN COMMUNITY

In North-America, fortunately, you have a website, Mumble, Steam group, & servers. Whatever you need to play with some people and this community is definitely one of the biggest in NS2.

Reddit NS2 is a part of this community and you can find their website here: http://www.reddit.com/r/ns2/

Again, you have to use Mumble.

Mumble Address: 50.97.73.146 & port: 64738

Pick up games: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/rns2pugs?l

AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY
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One of the oldest communities in NS2. For those that come from Australia and the nearby countries (even New Zealand huhuh), you have to know there's a huge & nice community to join as NS2 player. Website, servers and Mumble to your disposal.

Register on the website here: http://ausns2.org

Mumble Address: mumble.ausns2.org & port: 6034

They have a bunch of Steam groups and I'm not even sure of those are still active. (@sebb confirmed to me there's no Steam group to join --> bad).

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
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Not really a community, that's right but more the Home of NS2 competitive for the international. Opened to every nations from all around the world. You can register to join a team, or if you're looking for one, gathers are also a good start to step into the competition.

Take a look on our wonderful and blue website: http://www.ensl.org/

Connect on our TeamSpeak 3 below:

TS Address: ensl.org

Don't hesitate to join our both Steam groups:

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/nsleagues (in general)
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/nslgathers (for gathers)

POLISH LEAGUE

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I have no idea if this community is still managing by someone, I'm waiting for some informations 'cause for some reasons, I'm not able to read this language. :D --> EDIT: this is still active & @CarNagE1 is the one who handles this.

But here's the website: http://www.naturalselection2.pl/news.php

They have their own server called Battle Gorge Royale.

You can also join their Steam group & Facebook page.

TS Address: ts3server://91.121.64.194:10011/

TAW COMMUNITY
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A bit different from the other communities I've already mentioned. I needed to talk about this though. I don't have so much informations about this "clan" but @Neoken kindly gave me something to write here.

"We have about 50 active members in the ns2 division currently, play at least two evenings a week, and always manage to gather enough people to do two simultaneous scrims (sometimes three). It's open to people of any skill level, veteran or rookie, and we even arrange basic training sessions for the less experienced ones. People can sign up, but it's not required. It's also possible for people to join our TS as a guest and participate if they feel like it."

And I can only agree, TAW is THE team that signs up for every NSL seasons for NS2 competitive and this is not too hard to meet some of them ingame. Did I say this community is composed with a bunch of very good & nice guys?

TS Address: taw.net but a password is required. Please, contact @Neoken (again) to get more informations and the current password. Be careful, there's a ton of channels on their Teamspeak as far as I remember. :)

Last thing, they have their own Steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FO-TAW-NS

I was going to forget their website: http://taw.net/
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"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."


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  • AurOn2AurOn2 COOKIES! FREEDOM, AND BISCUITS! Australia Join Date: 2012-01-13 Member: 140224Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Forum staff Posts: 2,130 mod
    I totally didn't issue that challenge.
    Webbed though.
    Send me a private message if you need me to kill someone "help" with anything.

    The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, “You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.” - George Carlin.

    Youtube Channel for Sydney Music
  • PelargirPelargir Join Date: 2013-07-02 Member: 185857Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, WC 2013 - Silver, Forum staff Posts: 1,183 mod
    AurOn2 wrote: »
    I totally didn't issue that challenge.
    Webbed though.

    You disagreed my message = challenge. :)
    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"

    "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."


    AurOn2
  • PelargirPelargir Join Date: 2013-07-02 Member: 185857Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, WC 2013 - Silver, Forum staff Posts: 1,183 mod
    Maybe @CarNagE1 can help me about Polish Community?
    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"

    "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."


  • PelargirPelargir Join Date: 2013-07-02 Member: 185857Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, WC 2013 - Silver, Forum staff Posts: 1,183 mod
    EDIT: added TAW COMMUNITY to my post.
    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"

    "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."


  • CarNagE1CarNagE1 Poland Join Date: 2003-05-14 Member: 16298Members, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Playtester Posts: 586 Advanced user
    @Pelargin you contacted right person for this info ;p. Polish community isn't big. We have few active players. In NS1 days it was way way bigger. I'm main editor of naturalselection2.pl for a long long time now. Im hosting a server for our Polish Community. Server is called Battle Gorge Royale.

    Our main site:
    http://naturalselection2.pl

    Our steam group
    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/nspl

    Our facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/ns2pl?ref=bookmarks

    TeamSpeak
    ts3server://91.121.64.194:10011/
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    Main Editor of www.naturalselection2.pl
  • PelargirPelargir Join Date: 2013-07-02 Member: 185857Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, WC 2013 - Silver, Forum staff Posts: 1,183 mod
    @CarNagE1 - your informations have been added, thanks.
    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"

    "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."


  • GhoulofGSG9GhoulofGSG9 Join Date: 2013-03-31 Member: 184566Members, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, Reinforced - Supporter, WC 2013 - Supporter, Pistachionauts Posts: 2,819 admin
    edited August 2014
    Ok did you know we have also a korean and japanese community beside our chinese buddies from onos.CC ( i can't even read a word from that website but it looks nice :D ):

    Korean Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NS2KR (mainly hosted by the Demonic Soul Clan)
    Japan Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/sabaatatame
    Chinese Website: http://onos.cc/ (Steam Group)

    I want to honorary mention the by now ( i guess) inactive german community page: http://www.lerk.de/ (had alot fun there during the beta days)
    Developer, Modder and Server Admin of Survival of the Fattest - Ingame Nick: Ghoul
  • PelargirPelargir Join Date: 2013-07-02 Member: 185857Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, WC 2013 - Silver, Forum staff Posts: 1,183 mod
    Ok did you know we have also a korean and japanese community beside our chinese buddies from onos.CC ( i can't even read a word from that website but it looks nice :D ):

    Korean Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/NS2KR (mainly hosted by the Demonic Soul Clan)
    Japan Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/sabaatatame
    Chinese Website: http://onos.cc/ (Steam Group)

    I want to honorary mention the by now ( i guess) inactive german community page: http://www.lerk.de/ (had alot fun there during the beta days)

    All these communities are still active? Except the German one you mentioned. And who can be the best contact to get enough informations about those.
    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"

    "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."


  • SebSeb Melbourne, AU Join Date: 2013-04-01 Member: 184576Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Silver, Retired Community Developer Posts: 514 mod
    The korean community is still semi active. I believe they pug primarily.
  • SebSeb Melbourne, AU Join Date: 2013-04-01 Member: 184576Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Silver, Retired Community Developer Posts: 514 mod
    Btw, because this post was stickied no one has seen it.
    AurOn2Decoyelodea
  • Cannon_FodderAUSCannon_FodderAUS Brisbane, AU Join Date: 2013-06-23 Member: 185664Members, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 876 Advanced user
    onos.cc seems very inactive. I can read Chinese, and there hasn't been much news or posts there for about 6 months at least.
    Author of a ePaper manual for NS2, now also a steam guide
    Co-wrote the Marine EXO Suit Protocol
  • AurOn2AurOn2 COOKIES! FREEDOM, AND BISCUITS! Australia Join Date: 2012-01-13 Member: 140224Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Forum staff Posts: 2,130 mod
    edited September 2014
    No @sebb it was stickied because it was worthy of one.
    What happened 6 months ago that drove it into inactivity?
    Send me a private message if you need me to kill someone "help" with anything.

    The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, “You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.” - George Carlin.

    Youtube Channel for Sydney Music
  • SebSeb Melbourne, AU Join Date: 2013-04-01 Member: 184576Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Silver, Retired Community Developer Posts: 514 mod
    AurOn2 wrote: »
    No @sebb it was stickied because it was worthy of one.
    Yeah but you don't sticky immediately man, especially when it gets buried by 10 other stickies.
    What happened 6 months ago that drove it into inactivity?
    What?
  • EggOfAwesomeEggOfAwesome Join Date: 2015-01-31 Member: 201139Members Posts: 32 Fully active user
    Too bad there's no Canadian community. Why is everyone south of the border. :s
  • VivisectorVivisector Tacoma, Wa Join Date: 2016-06-27 Member: 219168Members Posts: 16 Fully active user
    I didn't even consider that there was probably a subreddit. Look how smart I am.
    -"No."
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