Tips & Tricks & Tutorial Collection

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If you want to stand on top of the food chain - you need learn from the best and get even better than them.

Hint: Some of these tutorials are focusing on competitive play in ns2 (6vs6), but they are still extremely helpful for normal pub-play! The main difference is that mistakes will be more forgiven on a pubserver. Even though some of the tutorials "seem old", they've been checked and are still up to date (or have only subtle differences)

More basic Information can you find on the official Natural Selection 2 Wiki Page.

These and more Guides can you find on:

The following Content is just a few Tutorials and will not be updated anymore, more up to date Guides can you find in the NS2 Wiki

Last Update 2019/05/26

General: Movement Mechanics Explanation (Video) | Movement Theory (NS2 Wiki)

Marine Play
Marine Basics - Laneblocking/Zoning by Kash
Field Marine Basics by Warforce17
Marine NSL Training Days: Part 1 Part 2 by Herakles | Spectator View
Marine Positioning by Tane
Marine Trickjumps

Alien Play
Skulk NSL Training Days: loMe View | Spectator View
Skulk Training (2015) Starting with Wallhop explanation (/Strafing) by Golden
Skulk Biting RTs and Facingdirection by Wob

Lerk NSL Training Days: ADHD View | schu View
Lerk Training (2015) by schu

Fade NSL Training Days: by Tyr and asdf View | Spectator View
Fade - Showcase effective Fade Movement with Explanations by loMe
Fade - Decisionmaking before Engaging Thread by rantology
Fade Training (2015) by loMe

Partly outdated since B327:
Gorge Basics Tutorial [For Public Play by Luftwaffe, Warning partly outdated since B327]
Gorge Bunnyhop Tutorial [CompMod/Competitive Only! - 6vs6 by Turts] (Older Tutorial by Golden)

Structure Placement
Concept of skilled Commanding by Ixian
Marine Commander View [“Orchestra of Arcs” 6vs6 CompGather] by Simba

Ns2+ recommended Settings by Mendasp [Explanations by Mega] (Hint: chronological order was changed in ns2+)
Dark Alienvision | Settings | AlienVision Topic (Forum)
Transparent Minimap | Settings

Other / Special
Map usage / rotations / laning by loMe
How to take Engagement by ALF
Optimal Positioning and Hivepushspots by Trademark and loMe
Voicechat behaviour by Mega
Russian Tutorial Videos (Includes Trickjumps!) by CRaZyCAT
HowToSeeLifeformEggs by Bicsum/Mega
Other Tutorials in ENSL Forum

If you’re willing to improve yourself, you have watched these tutorials, but still have trouble?
You can find here a list of people who are willing to help, in order to improve yourself.
Just add one in Steam Friends and state them your reason for doing so.
(Otherwise they might just delete you from their friends list again)


Missing Something?
Do you think there is a tutorial which is missing or you’re willing to support players as coach? Then contact us!


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