Links To The Guides And Faqs

NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
edited January 2005 in Frontiersmen Strategy
I'm posting this because I'm quick tired of seeing excellent posts and guides go to the wayside to more flammeriffic type threads. If you have a favorite guide, please post the thread, I'll go read it and post it here if applicable.



Commander Tips/Guides


Ns Command Tutorial, A guide for new players
Very detailed guide of the command interface. From the ground up.
direct link
link
Tips for Starting Comms
link
Marine Tech Tree
link
Best Way To Practice As A Comm?, where to practice as a comm?
link

Introduction To Basic Comming, For new comms who want common strats
link
General Commanding Tips, For newish players
link
Obvious Tips For Newer Commanders, add your own tips wink-fix.gif
link
Commander Basics, by ..tim.. (aka [mmi]rad4christ)
link
General Command Theory by Firewater
link
Electrification, Your friend and foe at the same time by Lito
link


Commander Build Orders / Gameplay Strategies., Both for newbies and vets alike.
link
NS by the numbers
Excellent overview of stats, and timing for pub comming.
link
Recycling Information, tested this stuff
link
Good Comm Openings
link
Choke Points, Essential places...
link
The Flex Strategy
reallly QUITE old, but still valid for today's pubs
link
The Food Principle (an oldie but a goodie)
link
Economics of NS
link
New Strategy....i Think, easy win for small games for marines
First time, AFAIK, that the "cap empty nodes so gorges can build in small games" strategy was proposed.
link
Build Order of Some Comms
link
Base Defense Discussion
elect tfac, turrets, mines?
link
Locking Hives Down, What do you use?
Ideas on how to lock a hive, which hives to lock, or whether to lock at all. 3.0 beta 4a
link
Nslearn Commanding Article, gogogo
An excellent guide for COMPETITIVE comming, i.e. for CWs, scrims, CAL, etc.
link




Map Specific Strats


Strategy For Ns_nothing, Map control and res-denial
Excellent post by Stoneburg, one of the better strat writers out there, doesn't play anymore, AFAIK.
It's a touch outdated, and very infrastructure dependent, glean what you may
link
Ns_lost - Tips For Winning As Rines, anyone got tips for this tricky map?
Some tips for this map, that comms seem to have trouble with
link
Ns_veil, chokepoints explained, by Sakura
link
A Pub Commander's Guide To Ns_ayumi, by ..tim.. (aka [mmi]rad4christ)
link
Commanding Guide To Ns_veil, siege locations, map strats, relocates.. by Space Jesus - 2004/09/20
link
A Pub Commander's Guide To Ns_agora, WIth some basic tips as well..., by ..tim.. (aka [mmi]rad4christ)
link
Commanding Guide For Ns_lost, From an average comms PoV by WildChicken - 2004/10/01
link
Commanding Guide To Ns_altair, A look at a disliked map by WildChicken - 2004/10/06
link
Detailed Map Strategies - Tanith (ns_tanith), A Commander's Guide by rad4christ 2005/01/12 NS beta 5
link
Detailed Map Strategies - Nothing (ns_nothing), A Commander's Guide by 2 of Eight 2005/01/12 NS beta 5
link



General Marine Tips


How Not To Die as a Marine
nice thorough guide to basic grunting
link
Marine FAQ
a bit outdated, for 2.x
link
Marine Movement against a Skulk
link
Importance of Mines
link
link
Guide to Mine Placement by SpaceJesus
great guide on where to place mines on what structures, with screenshots smile-fix.gif
link
Importance of Welders
link
JP tips
link
Watching For Cloakers, hack free is the way to be!
link
Mintman?s guide to scripting
link




My Posts
I figures my posts should be isolated, as it's biased, deem them useful as you see fit
Acronyms and Abbreviations
link
Massive Post on Sun Tzu, and How it Relates to NS
link
Medpack Delivery
link
Beaconing
link
Silly Post on Comm Emotions
link




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  • ekentekent Members Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7801Posts: 781
    sticky confused.gif
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  • Swift_IdiotSwift_Idiot Members Join Date: 2003-01-05 Member: 11883Posts: 862
    edited May 2004
    I second the sticky.

    Mostly because like half of those posts feature me talking to myself.

    Actually no wait, I'm mistaken. :[ There are two other threads about mines that I contributed to. Let me find them.

    This one about mines

    This one also about mines

    More crap, this time about Alien RTs VS Marine RTs, which has to do with Game Economy

    Why never to recycle RTs

    I remember writing a whole lot more junk. Maybe the rest of it is on the general forum. There are a lot of posts with information that can really help new players with the subtleties of NS. I like this topic.

    One of these days, I'm going to write about how to prioritize targets and actions as a marine. I just see too many people dying to skulks because they were spraying the fade, or dying in general because nobody was covering. But that would be so much information, I wouldn't know where to begin.
    RUE4<3? ;D
  • SkySky Members Join Date: 2004-04-23 Member: 28131Posts: 3,669
    There are alot of these kinds of "indexing" threads going around different forums, I&S most of all. It's a hint to you forum admins out there - we need a better search/organization system! At the least there should be selectable tags to go in front of the thread name, just to be able to easily sort posts into categories.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    yeah, i'd like to keep the first post mainly about more comprehensive guides and posts. So perhaps keep out threads where all it's resolving is say, not to electrify every rt.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    *bump*

    trawling through the past pages to page 10. it's pretty outdated any farther. please link me to good guides you find smile.gif
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    looking for more map specific strat threads, anyone got any?
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    added Lockdown thread. pretty much covers the gambit of what to lock down, or whether to lockdown at all.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    recycling info added.

    btw, ifyou find this post helpful, please reply. i know some of you have linked off this post, as that Food Principle Thread has been threadromancied wink.gif
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  • SakuraSakura Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-02-21 Member: 13789Posts: 69
    I find this index very useful, good job. smile.gif

    Regarding map specific strategies, I made a post ages ago about the ns_veil chokepoints. Although some of the info is outdated, there is a lot of stuff in there that is still pretty useful, especially in some of the comments... You can add it in if you want (or even better, someone could write something more up to date).

    ns_veil chokepoints
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    added, nice work on that post sakura smile.gif i only went back to around January of 2004, so yeah, will need help diggin up those gems smile.gif thanks for the info.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    added post for the Command Tutorial, in New Players Forum. very detailed and thorough.
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  • taboofirestaboofires Members Join Date: 2002-11-24 Member: 9853Posts: 2,246
    This needs to be stickied, and copied (or linked to by something stickied) into the new player forum.

    You've pretty much eliminated the need for new people to search, which is annoyingly important.
  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    thanks alot taboo, i'll just keep adding until this index is so ginormous that the strength of 5 giant earth carrying tortoises could not carry it. then it might get stickied smile.gif no worries.

    oh, and added my post about medpack delivery.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    bump - added post on cloaking.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    bump, added posts on ns_ayumi, ns_agora, and general pub tips by ..tim..
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  • FirewaterFirewater Balance Expert Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-12-12 Member: 10690Posts: 2,091 Advanced user
    I wonder if my post on Command theory will be placed in here.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    weekly or monthly or bi weekly bump, which ever.
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  • MintmanMintman Members Join Date: 2003-05-30 Member: 16866Posts: 1,198
    http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/in...showtopic=74222

    I just wrote a short tutorial on scripting that might be useful.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    QUOTE (Mintman @ Jun 29 2004, 09:05 AM)
    http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/in...showtopic=74222

    I just wrote a short tutorial on scripting that might be useful.

    sure, added.
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  • That_Annoying_KidThat_Annoying_Kid Sire of Titles Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-03-01 Member: 14175Posts: 5,583 Advanced user
    !

    niteowl, this should be stickied
  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    QUOTE (That Annoying Kid @ Jun 29 2004, 01:40 PM)
    !

    niteowl, this should be stickied

    YOU SHOULD BE STICKIED TAK!! you big MUGA!! tounge.gifwink.gif and thanks.
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  • aonomusaonomus Dedicated NS Mastermind (no need for school) Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-11-26 Member: 23605Posts: 622
    Deserving of stickyage, for sure.. tsa.gif
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    ***Locked.*** (God, I missed this...)
  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    QUOTE (aonomus @ Jun 30 2004, 08:15 AM)
    Deserving of stickyage, for sure.. tsa.gif

    thank you, he of many vowels smile.gif

    oooh, you're also a MASTERMIND!! AHH!!!!

    (i had no idea 80's board games could play NS, shows you the lot i know! :O )

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  • ekentekent Members Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7801Posts: 781
    That game sold it's soul to me, and cheap too.
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  • FirewaterFirewater Balance Expert Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-12-12 Member: 10690Posts: 2,091 Advanced user
    I guess my post on command theory (or offensive theory) is not worthy of note, even though every top commander uses it instinctively.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    weekly bump


    PS mods : if it's not kosher to bump yer own thread, let me know.
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  • Ice9Ice9 Members Join Date: 2004-06-09 Member: 29208Posts: 220
    Great guides. Most NS noobs should read through this...

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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    thanks smile.gif and yes, the new folks should take a gander.
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  • FirewaterFirewater Balance Expert Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-12-12 Member: 10690Posts: 2,091 Advanced user
    Post still ignored, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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  • NiteowlNiteowl Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor Join Date: 2002-09-04 Member: 1274Posts: 1,222
    bump. will glean the current posts and see what i can stick in here.
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