What Happened To The Bus?

BallistoBallisto Members Join Date: 2003-05-19 Member: 16503Posts: 1,423
Big Unannounced System
Was it implemented? If so, what is it?

If it wasn't... was the idea dropped? Is it still a work in progress?

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  • KenichiKenichi This is not a pie. Members, NS1 Playtester Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2941Posts: 1,414 Advanced user
    wow you are outdated. It's announced now. Its called Nexus. However, we still havn't told you what it is tounge.gif
  • eliotmateliotmat Members, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2002-12-01 Member: 10350Posts: 423
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  • todd1Oktodd1Ok Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester Join Date: 2004-04-19 Member: 28018Posts: 342
    so, anyone else get tired of taking the devs **** about how "ns is gonna be balanced" and "ns on the my games list" and "the bus", and up and quit ns?

    no?

    must just be a "me" thing then.

    I myself got sick of hearing the devs and their fanboys promises. im sick of the way this game is balanced for the average joe and not for johnny come-hardcore.

    im sick of the way all of the devs promises, some years old, have not come true.

    im sick of the way were constantly kept int he dark about pretty much everything.

    im pretty much sick of ns, and the constant **** thrown around on these forums. if you guys ever do actually manage to balance this game for clanners and pubbers alike, ill come back and play.

    and for all those minions: i know the devs dont owe me a god damn thing. i know they have their own ways. but im tired of it. so yea. so long.
  • KenichiKenichi This is not a pie. Members, NS1 Playtester Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 2941Posts: 1,414 Advanced user
    The bus is nexus, and that is from my understanding going to be in 3.1 so the wait isnt much longer. also, we are working on the my games list thing. Its called Valve. We rely on them to get that done, not much else we can do.
    As for balance. That kind of balance is impossible. We get as close as we can.
  • GiGaBiTeGiGaBiTe Members Join Date: 2003-10-07 Member: 21489Posts: 1,119 Advanced user
    there was speculation that the "bus" it a giant stat system. do you know how much it would suck if this was true? if you think statwhoring is bad on some servers now, oh god would it be the end of the world if a stat system this huge was ever created. all you would hear about in the forums is "OMG LOOK AT HOW MANY KILLS I HAVE, I PWNZOR j00!"

    it would be absolute hell for players that only wanted to play the game for fun, or werent that good at ns, and probably drive alot of people off.

    as for the balance, the current version of ns that i find to be the funnest is ns 1.04. and the version of ns that i find to be the most balanced is ns 2.0. the more "balance" the devs give ns, the worse the gameplay gets. it seems the devs are so caught up in "balancing" the game for cal and other such leagues, the more serious the game gets, and the less fun it becomes. it would be better if the devs stoped screwing with balance, and started worrying about how fun the game currently is, because its crashing to the ground.
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  • DepotDepot The ModFather Members Join Date: 2002-11-09 Member: 7956Posts: 6,411 Fully active user
    QUOTE (eliotmat @ Jun 15 2005, 10:52 PM)
    They've added Jerome Bettis to the list of available alien classes.

    His attacks are as follows:

    1 hive:
    campbell's soup eating.
    getting fat

    2hive:
    Filling out jerzees with portly body

    3hive:
    terrible towel waving

    OMG a Stealerz phan PWNz0rd by my Jaguars ... meh! tounge.gif
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  • DragonMechDragonMech Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-09-19 Member: 21023Posts: 6,778 Fully active user
    QUOTE (GiGaBiTe @ Jun 15 2005, 09:29 PM)
    there was speculation that the "bus" it a giant stat system. do you know how much it would suck if this was true? if you think statwhoring is bad on some servers now, oh god would it be the end of the world if a stat system this huge was ever created. all you would hear about in the forums is "OMG LOOK AT HOW MANY KILLS I HAVE, I PWNZOR j00!"

    it would be absolute hell for players that only wanted to play the game for fun, or werent that good at ns, and probably drive alot of people off.

    For the love of god people... IT IS NOT A FRIGGIN STAT TRACKING SYSTEM! The devs have stated that repeatedly. It is something new; something never before done in a video game. Stat tracking systems are old news.
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  • HazeHaze O RLY? Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-07-07 Member: 18018Posts: 4,858
    QUOTE (todd1Ok @ Jun 15 2005, 10:07 PM)
    so, anyone else get tired of taking the devs **** about how "ns is gonna be balanced" and "ns on the my games list" and "the bus", and up and quit ns?

    no?

    must just be a "me" thing then.

    I myself got sick of hearing the devs and their fanboys promises. im sick of the way this game is balanced for the average joe and not for johnny come-hardcore.

    im sick of the way all of the devs promises, some years old, have not come true.

    im sick of the way were constantly kept int he dark about pretty much everything.

    im pretty much sick of ns, and the constant **** thrown around on these forums. if you guys ever do actually manage to balance this game for clanners and pubbers alike, ill come back and play.

    and for all those minions: i know the devs dont owe me a god damn thing. i know they have their own ways. but im tired of it. so yea. so long.

    Have I met you on the World of Warcraft forums before? The whining.. it seems familer.
  • urinalcakeurinalcake Can&#39;t work a sound card United StatesMembers Join Date: 2002-11-08 Member: 7799Posts: 653 Fully active user
    whats bus?
    WHATS THE INTRANET?
  • FangsFangs Members Join Date: 2003-02-13 Member: 13506Posts: 277
    QUOTE
    I myself got sick of hearing the devs and their fanboys promises. im sick of the way this game is balanced for the average joe and not for johnny come-hardcore.

    im sick of the way all of the devs promises, some years old, have not come true.

    im sick of the way were constantly kept int he dark about pretty much everything.

    im pretty much sick of ns, and the constant **** thrown around on these forums. if you guys ever do actually manage to balance this game for clanners and pubbers alike, ill come back and play.

    and for all those minions: i know the devs dont owe me a god damn thing. i know they have their own ways. but im tired of it. so yea. so long.



    Well thats too bad 3.1 might as well be called 4.0. So many great changes are being implimented, that effect the look, feel and address some issues that have plaged NS for many many builds. I sadly cant talk about them but I can assure you and everyone interested that 3.1 is going to attract a whole new wave of players for all the right reasons.

    its like Flayra has said before, "Please everybody, thats impossible." But this build gets about as close to that ideal as ive seen yet.


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  • GiGaBiTeGiGaBiTe Members Join Date: 2003-10-07 Member: 21489Posts: 1,119 Advanced user
    QUOTE (DragonMech @ Jun 15 2005, 10:55 PM)
    QUOTE (GiGaBiTe @ Jun 15 2005, 09:29 PM)
    there was speculation that the "bus" it a giant stat system. do you know how much it would suck if this was true? if you think statwhoring is bad on some servers now, oh god would it be the end of the world if a stat system this huge was ever created. all you would hear about in the forums is "OMG LOOK AT HOW MANY KILLS I HAVE, I PWNZOR j00!"

    it would be absolute hell for players that only wanted to play the game for fun, or werent that good at ns, and probably drive alot of people off.

    For the love of god people... IT IS NOT A FRIGGIN STAT TRACKING SYSTEM! The devs have stated that repeatedly. It is something new; something never before done in a video game. Stat tracking systems are old news.

    well it had better be something good, because although the server base hasnt decreased in the past few months, the playerbase has shrunk to almost nothing. most times of the day i only see servers with more than 16 slots on them have any players on them, the only people that seem to come play are on the big servers.

    big difference is at night, there used to be a steady stream of players all hours of the day, now at night, seems like ns has dropped off the face of the planet with less than 10% of the servers having a fair amount of people playing.
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    Admiral, why dont we just breach the hull after overriding the automatic hatchlocks closing procedure?

    Last time we did this an onos just put its fat **** inside the hole and lerks just farted a new athmosphere.
    It looked so gross that we decided to never ever do this again.


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  • dhakbardhakbar Members Join Date: 2004-08-01 Member: 30305Posts: 149
    omg itz teh bus waht is it?
  • SkySky Members Join Date: 2004-04-23 Member: 28131Posts: 3,666
    QUOTE (Fangs @ Jun 16 2005, 01:02 AM)
    QUOTE
    I myself got sick of hearing the devs and their fanboys promises. im sick of the way this game is balanced for the average joe and not for johnny come-hardcore.

    im sick of the way all of the devs promises, some years old, have not come true.

    im sick of the way were constantly kept int he dark about pretty much everything.

    im pretty much sick of ns, and the constant **** thrown around on these forums. if you guys ever do actually manage to balance this game for clanners and pubbers alike, ill come back and play.

    and for all those minions: i know the devs dont owe me a god damn thing. i know they have their own ways. but im tired of it. so yea. so long.



    Well thats too bad 3.1 might as well be called 4.0. So many great changes are being implimented, that effect the look, feel and address some issues that have plaged NS for many many builds. I sadly cant talk about them but I can assure you and everyone interested that 3.1 is going to attract a whole new wave of players for all the right reasons.

    its like Flayra has said before, "Please everybody, thats impossible." But this build gets about as close to that ideal as ive seen yet.


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    Holy crap. Fangs? Optimistic? Those must be some hardcore changes. O_o
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  • ChaosDeathChaosDeath Members Join Date: 2005-05-26 Member: 52493Posts: 2
    The game as is works for Cal. Public servers are also balenced. There is only 1 problem atm, Noobs. It isent the games fault, its the players who cant aim or wont do anything to help the team. OMG tiny.gif ! We dont got a second hive or chambers WTH BBQ Sauce!

    Dont worry im sure the Devs are doing thier best to make the game fun. The community is getting smaller... All are leaving for other games.

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  • aeroripperaeroripper NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, Constellation Join Date: 2005-02-25 Member: 42471Posts: 2,423 mod
    edited June 2005
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    as for the balance, the current version of ns that i find to be the funnest is ns 1.04. and the version of ns that i find to be the most balanced is ns 2.0. the more "balance" the devs give ns, the worse the gameplay gets. it seems the devs are so caught up in "balancing" the game for cal and other such leagues, the more serious the game gets, and the less fun it becomes. it would be better if the devs stoped screwing with balance, and started worrying about how fun the game currently is, because its crashing to the ground.


    uhh... i think its still think its fun. Why would we all still be playing it if it wasn't somewhat fun?
  • TheJimTheJim Members, Constellation Join Date: 2005-01-09 Member: 34080Posts: 352
    QUOTE (GiGaBiTe @ Jun 16 2005, 05:14 AM)
    QUOTE (DragonMech @ Jun 15 2005, 10:55 PM)
    QUOTE (GiGaBiTe @ Jun 15 2005, 09:29 PM)
    there was speculation that the "bus" it a giant stat system. do you know how much it would suck if this was true? if you think statwhoring is bad on some servers now, oh god would it be the end of the world if a stat system this huge was ever created. all you would hear about in the forums is "OMG LOOK AT HOW MANY KILLS I HAVE, I PWNZOR j00!"

    it would be absolute hell for players that only wanted to play the game for fun, or werent that good at ns, and probably drive alot of people off.

    For the love of god people... IT IS NOT A FRIGGIN STAT TRACKING SYSTEM! The devs have stated that repeatedly. It is something new; something never before done in a video game. Stat tracking systems are old news.

    well it had better be something good, because although the server base hasnt decreased in the past few months, the playerbase has shrunk to almost nothing. most times of the day i only see servers with more than 16 slots on them have any players on them, the only people that seem to come play are on the big servers.

    big difference is at night, there used to be a steady stream of players all hours of the day, now at night, seems like ns has dropped off the face of the planet with less than 10% of the servers having a fair amount of people playing.

    Where in the world are thos servers and it probably has something to do with alot of players either have jobs or school and when i compare that statement to the servers i monitor it is very in-acurate.

    As for waht fangs said..... fangs you are a god today you just made the day of a few 100 people as now i can tell my members and regulars that 3.1 wont be crap it will be awesome as quoted from a playtester smile-fix.gif
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  • CheeseCheese Lork on the Clorf Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-12-15 Member: 24396Posts: 931
    How many percent of 3.1 are finished yet? not exactly of course...

    are we over the 50% mark? Or still under it?

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    3.1 will also have some nice map updates smile-fix.gif
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  • J_the_battlegorgeJ_the_battlegorge Members Join Date: 2005-05-07 Member: 51101Posts: 75
    QUOTE (ChaosDeath @ Jun 16 2005, 02:25 AM)
    The game as is works for Cal. Public servers are also balenced. There is only 1 problem atm, Noobs. It isent the games fault, its the players who cant aim or wont do anything to help the team. OMG tiny.gif ! We dont got a second hive or chambers WTH BBQ Sauce!

    Dont worry im sure the Devs are doing thier best to make the game fun. The community is getting smaller... All are leaving for other games.

    Remember asrifle.gif + pudgy.gif = <3

    Stop being lazy-**** and YOU build the chambers,hive ETC.

    and about these what you call as a 'noob'
    I dont know when you started playing ns, but you for sure we're an 'noob' at those times..So just let the 'noobs' have their time and they'll learn to play sooner or later..
    and..
    Instead of yelling them that how bad they are, Help them.
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    Its the A.N.U.S. now - Announced Nexus Uberhyped Shi.. err, System.

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  • OtsOts Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-07-30 Member: 18577Posts: 780 Fully active user
    QUOTE (Haze @ Jun 15 2005, 11:08 PM)
    QUOTE (todd1Ok @ Jun 15 2005, 10:07 PM)
    so, anyone else get tired of taking the devs **** about how "ns is gonna be balanced" and "ns on the my games list" and "the bus", and up and quit ns?

    no?

    must just be a "me" thing then.

    I myself got sick of hearing the devs and their fanboys promises. im sick of the way this game is balanced for the average joe and not for johnny come-hardcore.

    im sick of the way all of the devs promises, some years old, have not come true.

    im sick of the way were constantly kept int he dark about pretty much everything.

    im pretty much sick of ns, and the constant **** thrown around on these forums. if you guys ever do actually manage to balance this game for clanners and pubbers alike, ill come back and play.

    and for all those minions: i know the devs dont owe me a god damn thing. i know they have their own ways. but im tired of it. so yea. so long.

    Have I met you on the World of Warcraft forums before? The whining.. it seems familer.

    roflmao
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  • InFlamesInFlames Members, Constellation Join Date: 2004-10-22 Member: 32396Posts: 134
    QUOTE (todd1Ok @ Jun 15 2005, 10:07 PM)
    so, anyone else get tired of taking the devs **** about how "ns is gonna be balanced" and "ns on the my games list" and "the bus", and up and quit ns?

    no?

    must just be a "me" thing then.

    I myself got sick of hearing the devs and their fanboys promises. im sick of the way this game is balanced for the average joe and not for johnny come-hardcore.

    im sick of the way all of the devs promises, some years old, have not come true.

    im sick of the way were constantly kept int he dark about pretty much everything.

    im pretty much sick of ns, and the constant **** thrown around on these forums. if you guys ever do actually manage to balance this game for clanners and pubbers alike, ill come back and play.

    and for all those minions: i know the devs dont owe me a god damn thing. i know they have their own ways. but im tired of it. so yea. so long.

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  • ThaldarinThaldarin Alonzi&#33; Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-07-15 Member: 18173Posts: 6,132
    QUOTE (todd1Ok @ Jun 16 2005, 04:07 AM)
    so, anyone else get tired of taking the devs **** about how "ns is gonna be balanced" and "ns on the my games list" and "the bus", and up and quit ns?

    no?

    must just be a "me" thing then.

    I myself got sick of hearing the devs and their fanboys promises. im sick of the way this game is balanced for the average joe and not for johnny come-hardcore.

    im sick of the way all of the devs promises, some years old, have not come true.

    im sick of the way were constantly kept int he dark about pretty much everything.

    im pretty much sick of ns, and the constant **** thrown around on these forums. if you guys ever do actually manage to balance this game for clanners and pubbers alike, ill come back and play.

    and for all those minions: i know the devs dont owe me a god damn thing. i know they have their own ways. but im tired of it. so yea. so long.

    Who else is sick of idiots like this? I am and he seems pretty sick of everything himself it's a wonder he isn't sick of himself.
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    QUOTE (N Recoup @ Jun 16 2005, 02:50 PM)
    Can I ride it to school? confused-fix.gif

    Yes but it's gonna be painful...
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  • typical_skeletontypical_skeleton Members Join Date: 2003-02-24 Member: 13944Posts: 572
    QUOTE
    Stop being lazy-**** and YOU build the chambers,hive ETC.

    and about these what you call as a 'noob'
    I dont know when you started playing ns, but you for sure we're an 'noob' at those times..So just let the 'noobs' have their time and they'll learn to play sooner or later..
    and..
    Instead of yelling them that how bad they are, Help them.



    Er... well it makes sense to let the GOOD players go Lerk, Fade, etc, and the bad players do the "grunt work". Unfortunately, a lot of good players ARE forced to drop hives and chambers now, and it actually hurts the game a lot for the aliens.

    It's difficult to "help" these guys when they won't even listen.
  • Shadow_SporkShadow_Spork Members Join Date: 2005-01-07 Member: 33306Posts: 94
    QUOTE (todd1Ok @ Jun 15 2005, 10:07 PM)
    so, anyone else get tired of taking the devs **** about how "ns is gonna be balanced" and "ns on the my games list" and "the bus", and up and quit ns?

    no?

    must just be a "me" thing then.

    I myself got sick of hearing the devs and their fanboys promises. im sick of the way this game is balanced for the average joe and not for johnny come-hardcore.

    im sick of the way all of the devs promises, some years old, have not come true.

    im sick of the way were constantly kept int he dark about pretty much everything.

    im pretty much sick of ns, and the constant **** thrown around on these forums. if you guys ever do actually manage to balance this game for clanners and pubbers alike, ill come back and play.

    and for all those minions: i know the devs dont owe me a god damn thing. i know they have their own ways. but im tired of it. so yea. so long.

    And I'm sick of people whining about how the game would take to long to make and blah blah blah blah blah.

    You might as well express your frustration to yourself because basically, everyone here in the care factory was laid off because the factory ran out of care. mad-fix.gif I/we're sorry you feel that way, but hey, these devs are working hard on this. But also, they have LIVES!! THEY HAVE OTHER THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT IN THEIR LIVES!! Unlike some of us in this world, we go out and do something rather than play NS. I suggest that while they're making NS 3.1, you should go outside in the sun and do something.
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