Miss the good o'l days

RysskRyssk Join Date: 2012-12-18 Member: 175441Members Posts: 97 Advanced user
God damn i miss the good old days, when you just sat here and from nowhere.. Pm sent - ***
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  • SquishpokePOOPFACESquishpokePOOPFACE -21,248 posts (ignore below) Join Date: 2012-10-31 Member: 165262Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 1,572 Advanced user
    I used to sat there and from nowhere too. I understand.
    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to play Natural Selection 2. The gameplay is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of military strategy and advanced mathematics you won't even win a single game. Theres also the game's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the game. The maps and artwork draw heavily from Riddley Scott's Alien franchise, for instance. The players understand this stuff, they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depth of the game, to realise that it's not just great, that it also says something about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Natural Selection 2 truly ARE idiots. of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in the Marines' existential catchphrase "how do I get to be so good", which itself is a cryptic reference to the high degree of intelligence required to play the game as intended. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion when spectating a game. What fools... how I pity them. And, yes, by the way, i DO have a Fade tatoo. And no, you cannot see it. it's for the ladies' eyes only, and even then they have to demonstrate that they are within 50 hive skill points of my own (preferable lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid.
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  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue Posts: 15,686 Advanced user
    I used to sat there and from nowhere too. I understand.

    I prefer standing from no where...

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  • NousWandererNousWanderer Join Date: 2010-05-07 Member: 71646Members Posts: 242 Advanced user
  • jrgnjrgn Join Date: 2006-11-03 Member: 58289Members Posts: 117 Advanced user
    What was the name of that map again? ns_nothing?
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  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue Posts: 15,686 Advanced user
    jrgn wrote: »
    What was the name of that map again? ns_nothing?

    Could be ns_lost

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  • NordicNordic Long term camping in Kodiak Join Date: 2012-05-13 Member: 151995Members, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 4,628 Advanced user
    edited October 2017
    You know the forums have been really slow when we get threads like these.
    From my perspective UWE has been trying to both with what little resources they have given to the game. They don't have an AAA budget, let alone an indie game budget. They have the budget of a game that has been out 6 years. I want to say, don't half ass two things, whole ass one thing. I just don't think they have the resources to do it. Unlike many of the people on the forums, I guess I am just happy they are at least trying even though I may not like what they end up doing.
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  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands, Hoogezand Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue Posts: 15,686 Advanced user
    Nordic wrote: »
    You know the forums have been really slow when we get threads like these.

    Are you talking about ns_origin?

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  • VetinariVetinari Join Date: 2013-07-23 Member: 186325Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Posts: 3,433 Advanced user
    Nordic wrote: »
    I have 3384 hours recorded on steam.

    Compared to pretty much everyone around here, my 1200 hours seem like nothing. Even though it's a huge time investment objectively. It's by far my most played game.
    Nordic wrote: »
    Now the game is like a relationship that has gone its course but neither of us is willing to let go.

    That, however, is spot on.
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  • MouseMouse The Lighter Side of Pessimism Join Date: 2002-03-02 Member: 263Members, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow Posts: 3,525 mod
    Vetinari wrote: »
    Nordic wrote: »
    Now the game is like a relationship that has gone its course but neither of us is willing to let go.

    That, however, is spot on.

    I haven't played in 2.5 years and I'm still loitering around here.
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  • ZavaroZavaro Tucson, Arizona Join Date: 2005-02-14 Member: 41174Members, Super Administrators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 735 admin
    Vetinari wrote: »
    Nordic wrote: »
    I have 3384 hours recorded on steam.

    Compared to pretty much everyone around here, my 1200 hours seem like nothing. Even though it's a huge time investment objectively. It's by far my most played game.

    Pretty sure I've spent nearly that amount of time in the editor, and I still don't have a map to show for it.

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  • MoFo1MoFo1 United States Join Date: 2014-07-25 Member: 197612Members Posts: 676 Advanced user
    Ahh the good old days...

    I remember how it used to be.

    Back when more than 2 gorges wasn't an automatic "reset the game, aliens lost already guaranteed" situation.

    Back when gorge tunnels weren't only used for rushes or hive to hive connections.

    Back when a commander rushing weapons 3 wasn't labeled a "troll" and ejected. (or worse banned from commanding)

    Back when we didn't have to shuffle EVERY SINGLE FREAKING round.

    Back when we had more and better servers (I still miss TF)




    Yeah the good old days certainly were great... Gaming in general (especially multiplayer gaming) used to be so much better.. Quake, HL2, CoD2, CoD4, BF1942, BF2, Diablo 2, etc...



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  • SquishpokePOOPFACESquishpokePOOPFACE -21,248 posts (ignore below) Join Date: 2012-10-31 Member: 165262Members, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 1,572 Advanced user
    edited October 2017
    I remember being a noob on 10.31.2012 and discovering the map key about five hours in. It really blew my mind and I really started to question myself.

    "Why am I fighting in the bar with everyone else for the last 45 minutes, when I can just go over there?"
    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to play Natural Selection 2. The gameplay is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of military strategy and advanced mathematics you won't even win a single game. Theres also the game's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into the game. The maps and artwork draw heavily from Riddley Scott's Alien franchise, for instance. The players understand this stuff, they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depth of the game, to realise that it's not just great, that it also says something about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Natural Selection 2 truly ARE idiots. of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in the Marines' existential catchphrase "how do I get to be so good", which itself is a cryptic reference to the high degree of intelligence required to play the game as intended. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion when spectating a game. What fools... how I pity them. And, yes, by the way, i DO have a Fade tatoo. And no, you cannot see it. it's for the ladies' eyes only, and even then they have to demonstrate that they are within 50 hive skill points of my own (preferable lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid.
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  • CalegoCalego Join Date: 2013-01-24 Member: 181848Members, NS2 Map Tester Posts: 763 Advanced user
    What on earth possessed me to come check these forums today of all days? Must have been my wishin for the good ol days.
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  • NordicNordic Long term camping in Kodiak Join Date: 2012-05-13 Member: 151995Members, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 4,628 Advanced user
    Calego wrote: »
    What on earth possessed me to come check these forums today of all days? Must have been my wishin for the good ol days.

    At least you were able to leave. Some of us are trapped.
    From my perspective UWE has been trying to both with what little resources they have given to the game. They don't have an AAA budget, let alone an indie game budget. They have the budget of a game that has been out 6 years. I want to say, don't half ass two things, whole ass one thing. I just don't think they have the resources to do it. Unlike many of the people on the forums, I guess I am just happy they are at least trying even though I may not like what they end up doing.
    NousWanderercoolitic
  • VetinariVetinari Join Date: 2013-07-23 Member: 186325Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Posts: 3,433 Advanced user
    edited October 2017
    Nordic wrote: »
    Calego wrote: »
    What on earth possessed me to come check these forums today of all days? Must have been my wishin for the good ol days.

    At least you were able to leave. Some of us are trapped.

    You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
    I remember being a noob on 10.31.2012 and discovering the map key about five hours in. It really blew my mind and I really started to question myself.

    "Why am I fighting in the bar with everyone else for the last 45 minutes, when I can just go over there?"

    I remember one of my first matches on mineshaft. I would take a phase gate to deposit and had no idea where I was. Might as well have been a different universe. The maps where so vast and confusing I had no chance of orienting. So I just went where I knew there were aliens.

    Also, I remember my first match as a commander. Vividly. It took around an hour. We barely lost. I had to switch the command station to command from two or three times, because mine kept getting destroyed.
    edit: This was on docking. Still remember that as well.
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  • MephillesMephilles Germany Join Date: 2013-08-07 Member: 186634Members, NS2 Map Tester Posts: 912 Advanced user
    edited October 2017
    My feeling with ns2 (especially NSL) sometimes
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  • maD_maX_maD_maX_ Join Date: 2013-04-07 Member: 184678Members Posts: 470 Advanced user
    Random relocation and rage quitting to play “The Specialist”.... playing every day on the
    Anomalous server and fighting a guy named PsionicOA.... years later joining the clan and having to sing “it’s a map” anytime someone asked as my haze.

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  • meatmachinemeatmachine South England Join Date: 2013-01-06 Member: 177858Members, NS2 Playtester, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Supporter Posts: 1,551 Advanced user
    Just came here to see whats up.
    Hi guys, see ya later
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  • VetinariVetinari Join Date: 2013-07-23 Member: 186325Members, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver Posts: 3,433 Advanced user
    Just came here to see whats up.
    Hi guys, see ya later

    Meat! You're alive??
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  • NousWandererNousWanderer Join Date: 2010-05-07 Member: 71646Members Posts: 242 Advanced user
    Something you may not remember from the good old days: how different the alien models looked.

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  • SamusDroidSamusDroid Colorado Join Date: 2013-05-13 Member: 185219Members, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Gold, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Posts: 2,149 mod
    edited October 2017
    What's this "leaving NS2"? Is that possible?
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  • RevanCoranaRevanCorana Join Date: 2015-08-14 Member: 207125Members Posts: 571 Advanced user
    edited October 2017
    Funny how this thread started as a joke then turned into grouped nostalgia trip (cool kids)

    Anyway Ive stopped playing better games than this one because issues werent adressed. What make games great is how and how quickly known issues that will inevitably arise get adressed. incidentally to not 180 your own audience. But not whatever amount of poorly executed original ideas. A multiplayer experience especially.

    NS2 has always been a bunch of potential with too many shortcomings. The only reason why it's still somewhat relevant and personally why I still play it once in a while then almost immediately regret doing so due to all the same issues being nearly untouched lol is because of its near monopoly on the Fps-Rts genre, would that not be the case I dont think it couldve lasted for these 5 years.

    I dont blame the devs they do what they can with what little ressource is at their disposal. But thats also precisely the reason why not capitalizing on a year work of 64bits to adress other major issues such as sluggish tickrate (onlyfor the ability to sell us more skins) feels kinda like a dick move and idk if I want to condone that.

    Handschuh
  • HandschuhHandschuh Join Date: 2005-03-08 Member: 44338Members, NS2 Playtester Posts: 363 Advanced user
    Funny how you want higher performance and dislike 64bits

    64 Bit is the thing which could make it even possible for the server to improve Tickrate, MR and whatever these rates are called in the first place. Utilizing only 1 CPU Core is these days quite a big weakness
  • RammlerRammler Join Date: 2013-06-18 Member: 185607Members, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 191 Advanced user
    yeah utilize 10 cores pls. wanna make full use of my 7900x
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  • FuhrerDarqueSydeFuhrerDarqueSyde Join Date: 2004-10-04 Member: 32076Members, Constellation Posts: 100 Advanced user
    Multi-core improvements in server logic would be delicious to reduce the higher clock rate required to run a server.
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  • MaxAmusMaxAmus UK Join Date: 2003-12-26 Member: 24779Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 563 Advanced user
    I am here like...
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  • BigDBigD [OldF] Join Date: 2002-10-25 Member: 1596Members Posts: 1,056 Advanced user
    The old days... indeed...
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