"whats That Icon Mean?"

JojoshuaJojoshua NS Guide ProfessorMembers Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5233Posts: 646
edited September 2004 in New Player Forum
Find out here.
Recently I have been doing quite a bit of pubbing and just about every server I visit, I will get the same question at least once, if not more. "Whats that icon beside your name mean Jojo?" I have also seen people mistake the constellation icon many times for a dev icon. Here are the icons you might run into and what they mean.

Icon - Meaning

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Hope this helps smile-fix.gif

Updated with titanium's new picture. Thanks.
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  • SimonSSimonS Members Join Date: 2003-08-27 Member: 20263Posts: 47
    Cheers thats Helpful.
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  • EplekongenEplekongen Members Join Date: 2002-11-16 Member: 8915Posts: 731
    I know the icons, and I have seen them around, but this would work a whole lot better if you actually had pictures of the icons. People will never remember what they have read here when they see the actual icons, they would have to see the icons first then go here for referance, and chances are they have already asked by that time.

    Kudos for trying to do this though. If anyone would try and take this post to a higher level.

    So I will try and be helpfull and say: If anyone sees andy of these icons try and take a snap of them and post them here, yeah, Jojoshua could then just update his post and link the images (after all, they are still only hosting within the forum tounge.gif)

    I will go online on a server I know and I know I will find some good icons soon. smile.gif

    Gotta catch em all!! biggrin.gif Lets see who gets the most first!!! And yeah ... please don't post huge ingame screen, crop them down to only the icon, yeah tounge.gif hehe
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  • EteanEtean Members Join Date: 2003-06-22 Member: 17612Posts: 21
    I tell them it means I am a GOD.

    Which I am, hope this helps.
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  • Iced_EagleIced_Eagle Borg Engineer Members Join Date: 2003-03-02 Member: 14218Posts: 1,285
    advice... be nice to all of those special icons excpet CD cause everyone has to have those if enabled tounge.gif whats the server command to turn on icons?
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  • VampMasterVampMaster Members Join Date: 2003-03-16 Member: 14585Posts: 419
    Veteran: What is a Veteran???

    Developper: What developpers? Like Flayra?
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  • JojoshuaJojoshua NS Guide Professor Members Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5233Posts: 646
    QUOTE (VampMaster @ Aug 27 2003, 09:35 PM)
    Veteran: What is a Veteran???

    Developper: What developpers? Like Flayra?

    Veterans are players from the top 10 clans of 1.04 that tested on 2.0
    Yes, developers are like Flay,Max,Mons.
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  • p4Samwisep4Samwise Members Join Date: 2002-12-15 Member: 10831Posts: 1,459
    QUOTE (briguy992 @ Aug 27 2003, 01:09 PM)
    whats the server command to turn on icons?

    Supposedly "mp_uplink 1". (I say supposedly because our server has trouble with the Constellation icons even with that on, but not sure yet whose fault that is.)
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  • EplekongenEplekongen Members Join Date: 2002-11-16 Member: 8915Posts: 731
    I got these three:

    user posted image

    user posted image

    user posted image
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  • PathPath Members Join Date: 2003-06-28 Member: 17745Posts: 79
    I found the dev icon. Yay for Free SunnyD & The Linuxmonster! biggrin.gif

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  • JojoshuaJojoshua NS Guide Professor Members Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5233Posts: 646
    edited September 2004
    Ok, I collected the icons you guys got and added the rest.

    Note: The Beta Server OP icon is grey.

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  • JavertJavert Members Join Date: 2003-04-30 Member: 15954Posts: 784 Fully active user
    Perhaps we should sticky this in the 'New Players Forum' ?


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  • GlissGliss Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2003-03-23 Member: 14800Posts: 5,161 Fully active user
    QUOTE (Javert @ Aug 27 2003, 08:48 PM)
    Perhaps we should sticky this in the 'New Players Forum' ?

    I'm with you on that, can an admin or mod sticky this?
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  • Marik_SteeleMarik_Steele To rule in hell... Members Join Date: 2002-11-20 Member: 9466Posts: 4,200 mod
    I was thinking "nah, we've got way too many stickied threads there already," but then I remembered I'm getting confused with Tech Support. Yeah, this is info newbies could find useful. *Phased* and *Webbed*
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  • J_D_WJ_D_W Members Join Date: 2003-05-22 Member: 16598Posts: 311
    Hey how do you become a Veteran then? Is it like a smaller admin with just the power to slap and all that or something
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  • MaxMax Technical Director, Unknown Worlds Entertainment Super Administrators, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts, Future Perfect Developer Join Date: 2002-03-15 Member: 318Posts: 1,737 admin
    QUOTE (J D W @ Aug 30 2003, 08:34 AM)
    Hey how do you become a Veteran then? Is it like a smaller admin with just the power to slap and all that or something

    No, veterans are playtesters who were drawn from the competitive NS community for the purpose of testing the balance of 2.0 in clan play. None of these groups (except server ops) have special privileges on servers.

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  • WitherWither A Bugged Life Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation Join Date: 2002-12-24 Member: 11513Posts: 1,448 Advanced user
    QUOTE (Max @ Aug 30 2003, 01:21 PM)
    QUOTE (J D W @ Aug 30 2003, 08:34 AM)
    Hey how do you become a Veteran then? Is it like a smaller admin with just the power to slap and all that or something

    No, veterans are playtesters who were drawn from the competitive NS community for the purpose of testing the balance of 2.0 in clan play. None of these groups (except server ops) have special privileges on servers.

    Max

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  • MikkoMikko Members Join Date: 2003-07-27 Member: 18462Posts: 12
    edited September 2003
    When Valve releases the next version of HL, and Steam is needed for online play, all the Won IDs are gone. So, even if you donated, you will not have the icon anymore.
  • ElderwyrmElderwyrm Members Join Date: 2003-04-07 Member: 15296Posts: 618
    Whats the purple icon mean?
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  • CaLFiNCaLFiN Members Join Date: 2002-11-04 Member: 6909Posts: 973
    Are there ever going to be any more playtesters/veterans needed or is it at max? This is not a beg for a position. I just feel there is a lack of European playtesters/veterans etc. Most of the UK servers I play on have no "special" people on.

    I sometimes play with fwd who are veterans and I've saw Nem once... But that's about it.
  • ElvenThiefElvenThief aka Elven Thief (ex. NS Programmer) Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Join Date: 2002-11-15 Member: 8754Posts: 926 Fully active user
    I believe the purple icon is playtest lead, which is Grendel's icon.
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  • HKKHKK Members Join Date: 2003-05-19 Member: 16489Posts: 648
    I have yet to see the Gold sulk for play testers.
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  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Members Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Posts: 10,075
    Hmm... I'm going to start running CD each time I play just to have an Icon! ^_^
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  • ElderwyrmElderwyrm Members Join Date: 2003-04-07 Member: 15296Posts: 618
    QUOTE (E-Th33ph @ Sep 11 2003, 12:45 AM)
    I believe the purple icon is playtest lead, which is Grendel's icon.

    Yeah I guessed that after seeing that was Grendel on the roster at Ham's website.
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  • Flame4uFlame4u Members Join Date: 2003-09-15 Member: 20895Posts: 1
    Wow... NS nubs.
  • eliotmateliotmat Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2002-12-01 Member: 10350Posts: 423
    How do I get rid of those icons from my server?
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  • JaneJane Seriously&#33;? Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-07-01 Member: 17835Posts: 1,037
    The people with the icons can turn them on/ off. I don't think you can, at least I hope you can't anyway, those people earned their icons, they should be able to keep them up when they want to, not when you want to.

    Side note: I guess the purple thing is new? A few weeks ago when I played with Grendal he just had the regular playtester icon, the yellow gorge.
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  • ANeMANeM Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16267Posts: 1,457 Advanced user
    Its auth to turn on and off your own icon..
    its mp_uplink 0/1 to turn on and off the icons completely from a server. But its really not all that nice to do so. As Jane pointed out, they earned (or bought, as it is with the Constellation members) their icons. Be nice and just let them have their icons.
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  • eliotmateliotmat Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2002-12-01 Member: 10350Posts: 423
    Thank you for the help.

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  • JojoshuaJojoshua NS Guide Professor Members Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5233Posts: 646
    Yea, the purple one which does look like the old NS GUIDE icon is a new one for Grendel (PT lead).
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