where have all the players gone..



  • trymiontrymion Join Date: 2008-04-09 Member: 64046Members
    edited April 2008
    while i've never registered in these forums back when i was playing, it's been a while since i've looked at ns.

    i've recently been burned on the "latest and greatest" games coming out (all went down the poopchute) and started reminicing about NS with my younger brother - we used to play all the time.

    bioshock? crysis? cod4? might as well bathe in some scat.

    i'd like to get back in, i've been thinking about it. i stopped playing back when steam came out and they dumped the WOW network for in-game browsing. so it's been a long, long time.

    the only thing i'm sort of afraid of are all the changes.
    and finding a home server. in any game, i try to find one or two servers i will only play on. for example, the only fps game i play online right now is tf2 -- and only on the arsclan servers. but i've noticed playerbase has dropped a bit in tf2 in general since it's release.

    if anyone has some good servers to recommend (i've been seeing "yo" servers being bounced around in
    some threads), feel free. i can't really describe my playstyle (it's variable depending on what's going on) but i'm a heavy team-based player. and i usually like sacrificing myself IF i know it'll actually make a difference at that moment.

    or something.

    hmm, after doing more browsing in the forums, .. i don't like the sound of "co_" maps that seem to be the norm. are the hour/s long style play gone? i don't want to play ns like it's some team-dm game.
  • ns_insiderns_insider Join Date: 2007-09-30 Member: 62484Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    no, not all players are gone <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad-fix.gif" />

    but the most of the players stopped playing NS, cause.. the gamers of today want games with brilliant graphic and great effects.. games like crysis or ut 3 that makes me cry..

    im play ns since the first version of this f***ing best MOD ever. with my friends, we play it on every LAN..

    till now, i can´t find a game as NS! its my fav. game, and there will be no LAN without ns <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile-fix.gif" />
    but, my internetconnection is to bad, to play NS online and the most of there NS server are in the US <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad-fix.gif" />

    i dont carry about the games of today, i will stay to ns :] and looking fine to the NS 2 Future

    Kharaa ftw!! <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin-fix.gif" /> Gorge rush defeats RG rush <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tounge.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":p" border="0" alt="tounge.gif" />p
  • FlounderFlounder Join Date: 2004-09-12 Member: 31656Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1674847:date=Apr 1 2008, 04:48 PM:name=Firewater)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Firewater @ Apr 1 2008, 04:48 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1674847"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->??

    What is that supposed to mean?

    Anyways to answer the question.

    Basically, this game is old. Many people who are still gaming probably updated their computers and likewise play games that allow their systems to be pushed to the max.

    WoW was also released after NS, NS had a decent decline because of that game as well.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I'm the OP, btw. I'm not denying that the game is dated. My real question is now that everyone has better computers, what game are they all playing that has the level of interaction and excitement that the heyday of NS had?

    I guess I miss the old NS days. I assumed I simply missed the bandwagon onto the next great game. Maybe there wasn't one after all. Or maybe it was WoW. That seems to be the consensus.

    And personally, I don't see NS2 coming out ever. And if it does, I expect it to be a debacle. The best parts of this game were coded by outsourced peeps, and you don't see them very active anymore.

    I guess if I want to really move on from NS I should do that girlfriend thing like everyone else is doing. And by girlfriend, I mean pornography.
  • FaskaliaFaskalia Wechsellichtzeichenanlage Join Date: 2004-09-12 Member: 31651Members, Constellation
    And lets not forgert that jumps in graphical improvement are getting smaller and smaller.

    Just compare any game from 1985 to one from 1995 and then the 1995 one to one from 2005.
    Also: We do not recognize alot of things we see.

    When I turn off brass ejection in NS without you knowing, would you notice?

    Do you notice the difference between a Half-Life2 and a Crysis character when you are in a fire-fight?

    Sure, I prefer Source over GldSrc, but the differences are getting slimmer and slimmer. Source still looks good, because the characters and the environment is detailed enough to keep the illusion during a fight. When walking through an empty server and looking carefully you notice blurry textures, low polygon tables etc. But who walks around on empty servers?
  • [Team-Wolfy] - Wolfwood[Team-Wolfy] - Wolfwood Join Date: 2008-04-09 Member: 64052Members
    Well I stopped playing this game for 1 good reason...
    Natural Selection COMBAT!!!

    back when NS was first released, I was so excited to get behind a game that was pure strat not just some "hey im here and im gonna shoot ya"
    Granted thats a fun line of game play but my god to actually achieve victory with your team mates by earning your upgrades was just something new of its time.

    Than combat came out, and well everyone that joined the game for the strategy just slowly faded away.....only after about 2-3 years of being an inactive NS member am I actually interested in the game once again now that the development is this far along.

    I plan to give all the advice that I can to the creators to help them make NS just the way it used to be and bring back the masses to the game.

    I know i went on a rant but hey its the truth..I want to see NS2 Flourish like it did when it was first released and wasn't just another FPS but a game you could really sink your teeth into.

    theres my 2 cents for this topic <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/marine.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="::marine::" border="0" alt="marine.gif" />
  • LucidLucid Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10534Members, Constellation
    <!--quoteo(post=1672941:date=Mar 11 2008, 01:38 PM:name=Flounder)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Flounder @ Mar 11 2008, 01:38 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1672941"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->These forums are depressing. What game did everyone move on to? There is only about 10% of the player base that this game had a few years ago.

    And no, I'm not ######ing. I really want to know what games people moved onto (please don't tell me WoW).

    Unless everyone just kicked their video game habbit and got real jobs and lives. But somehow I doubt that.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Believe it or not, I switched back and forth between NS and WoW, while getting a real job somewhere in the mix. Back in april of '07 I didn't so much kick the habit as get bored of it. And a year later I'm actually showing signs of having a real life... GASP! Sometimes entire days go by without my computer being turned on at all!. If I do use my computer it's usually for a good cause like porn or sports gambling. The only gaming I do these days is a little Wii Tennis or Guitar Hero. See ya'll in NS2!

    P.S. Leech, check your messages here.
  • Fire_EelFire_Eel Join Date: 2003-08-19 Member: 19950Members
    Ah! I haven't logged in since.......3 years? 4 years? No idea really.

    But yes, WoW DID take me from this game.

    I used to write fanfics for NS, but stopped when I lost months of chapter in a single computer reformat, and having lost interest in the game, I stopped writing anymore.

    I 've HL2, and I wanted to install NS again some months back, but...HL2 doesn't go with NS for some reason, then I remembered NS ran with HL1.

    Oh well, good memories here. Will be returning when NS2 is out, but for now...it's WoW for me!
  • moo5003moo5003 Join Date: 2006-09-30 Member: 58049Members
    We are in your computer hacking your internet.
  • LokeTheSleekPeruvianLokeTheSleekPeruvian Join Date: 2003-08-21 Member: 20054Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1672978:date=Mar 11 2008, 08:53 PM:name=Belgarion)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Belgarion @ Mar 11 2008, 08:53 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1672978"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I burned out. I played it several hours a day for a year or two, then fairly consistently for another year or two... so after 4 years I just got sorta sick of it. I'd like to try playing again, but just can't quite bring myself to do it. I'm looking forward to NS2, but there are other things to play now. Like CoD4 and TF2. You'll probably see a lot of the old community come back for NS2.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <!--quoteo(post=1673051:date=Mar 12 2008, 02:43 PM:name=Milo)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Milo @ Mar 12 2008, 02:43 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1673051"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->THOSE WHO HUNT SKULKS

    but yeah everyone seems to have moved onto tf2.

    and ns2 isnt going to come out until the hl2 engine is outdated<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    HOLY ######

    Ontopic: University got to me <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad-fix.gif" /> and yes other games did take away NS time.
  • MoroseMorose Join Date: 2002-11-03 Member: 5961Members
    Haven't played NS in years, but I loved the playstyle. I keep checking back to see how NS2 is progressing. When/if that is released, I'll likely get back into things. Mainly because until the reset button is hit and we're all learning a new game, it's intimidating as hell to get back into the NS Classic community and be a n00b again. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink-fix.gif" /> I just don't have the time to relearn everything I've forgotten or that has been changed.
  • gamester_5gamester_5 Join Date: 2008-04-17 Member: 64094Members
    edited April 2008
    I use to play 3-5 hours a day back in 02 and 03 and I played on Scott's House of Alien Rampage. It was a very hot server and was for a number of years. I am sure most of you die hards had played on it. I was Player 2B named L8r, and we were the -|YcSp|- clan (Yo comm, shotgun please)

    It was by far the most I have ever played video games in my life and I would love to see NS2 happen. Why is it taking forever? Money? lack of programmers? Game rights? whats the hold up? I remember whenSteam took over game play dropped like a rock because of all of the issues and I do think it killed NS for the most part.

    I do hope NS2 will come out soon, I know I would be first in line to get it.
  • Thats_EnoughThats_Enough USA Join Date: 2004-03-04 Member: 27141Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    I still run/manage the [I AM] clan NS servers, but personally have not played it in months. I really just lost interest... most of the people whom I enjoyed playing with (waaayyy back in the day) have all moved on with their lives (as have I). I remember first playing NS as a sophomore in high school (ish? can't remember really)... and here I am graduating college and going on to grad school. It's been a LONG time since I first picked up NS, and as such it really just doesn't do it for me anymore.

    I find myself really just hopping on Halo3 with my roommates from time to time or just playing some Xbox360 games to pass the time when I'm real bored. I don't game like I used to, and haven't even upgraded my PC in years now haha. My new laptop outperforms my desktop <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="sad-fix.gif" /> I occasionally play TF2 when I'm bored, as I run those servers for [I AM] as well.

    The general consensus I feel is that most people have grown up and moved on since first playing NS, and newer "prettier" and/or more engaging games have taken their interest. Will I come back to the community when NS2 comes out? You bet.

    But it needs to come out first <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink-fix.gif" />
  • MilkyPMilkyP Join Date: 2003-04-25 Member: 15841Members
    Stopped playin long ago, think my clan broke up, and I can't even remember its name....
  • ThiefThief Ownage Join Date: 2003-08-09 Member: 19214Members, Constellation
  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Members
    I still play occasionally, but seeing as how this game depresses me more than it should because I can't stand idiots as well as before, I usually don't stay a whole lot. Not to mention that in classic you do need to rely on teammates (the said idiots usually) when you're not good enough to solo the whole enemy team by yourself.

    Besides, I don't really know anyone still playing anyway.
  • Exile331Exile331 Join Date: 2006-12-30 Member: 59331Members
    I moved on to WoW, (the underbog/horde <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin-fix.gif" />)
    After getting banned from all the servers for being too good, it was time to put the game down.
    just downloaded TF2, going to go play that. I might make a guest appearance in NS, but i probly suck now.

  • PheusPheus Join Date: 2003-01-30 Member: 12924Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1673326:date=Mar 15 2008, 11:54 PM:name=Domining)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Domining @ Mar 15 2008, 11:54 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1673326"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->(lol)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
  • NysikNysik Join Date: 2008-05-22 Member: 64312Members
    edited May 2008
    I've been playing since the release back in halloween of 2002. I never made a name for myself, as I was a casual gamer.

    I've came and gone, I notice alot of the Original servers are now gone, and all I see is Combat.. I miss the old NS.. and 2 servers isn't enough to keep me around.

    If I see new servers, I may come back <3.
  • NysikNysik Join Date: 2008-05-22 Member: 64312Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1678667:date=May 15 2008, 05:14 PM:name=Pheus)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Pheus @ May 15 2008, 05:14 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1678667"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->agreed<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I fail to see how that's funny. The only thing I gather is that the poster has had a long distance relationship fail.
  • eliteXFIREeliteXFIRE Join Date: 2008-05-25 Member: 64330Members
    Trying to get NS back to its greatness but needs help from all of you so I bought a great server with NS only
  • GRABLEGRABLE Join Date: 2008-05-26 Member: 64332Members
    Well i just signed up for this forum community, long time player/supporter... installing right now....
    my steam account died and i needed a new one..

    was running with CMF for sometime in know they hosted a server aswell, but that was pre v3...
    looking forewad to seeing you all around <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin-fix.gif" /> and ingame.
  • BluelagoonBluelagoon Join Date: 2008-01-23 Member: 63479Members
    life is fun as well <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile-fix.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile-fix.gif" />
  • SystemofaDomSystemofaDom Join Date: 2008-05-31 Member: 64368Members
    All the cool kids play in g4b2s. Tonight is Soggy Cracker Saturday's!
  • bl1tzbl1tz Join Date: 2007-12-23 Member: 63242Members
  • SystemofaDomSystemofaDom Join Date: 2008-05-31 Member: 64368Members
    You must have broken Rikimaru's fourth commandment: thou shalt not exceed a 2:1 ratio.
  • aNytiMeaNytiMe Join Date: 2008-03-31 Member: 64007Members, Constellation
    <!--quoteo(post=1680087:date=Jun 3 2008, 12:12 AM:name=SystemofaDom)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(SystemofaDom @ Jun 3 2008, 12:12 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1680087"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->You must have broken Rikimaru's fourth commandment: thou shalt not exceed a 2:1 ratio.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Or you will be considered prohibitively skilled.

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I fail to see how that's funny. The only thing I gather is that the poster has had a long distance relationship fail.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Long distance relationship = fail
  • Chaos_KillerChaos_Killer Join Date: 2004-08-23 Member: 30840Members
    i just started playing again, any old competative players still playing? if so which servers yo guys on? NSA? G4B2S?
  • LeonLeon Join Date: 2006-10-31 Member: 58131Members
    whichever ones we arent banned from
  • TheDestroyerTheDestroyer Tooobah Join Date: 2003-07-12 Member: 18123Members, Constellation
    Meh, I just became to absorbed into real life. I tend to play games here and there (TF2, the Wii, and occasionally running through Max Payne), but I am just busy with everything.


    I never uninstalled NS though.
  • CplDavisCplDavis I hunt the arctic Snonos Join Date: 2003-01-09 Member: 12097Members
    ooh Im Back!

    Its been a while but Im re installing NS. I got a new PC a bit ago and I never got around to it with real life and all.

    Cant wait to get back to super skulking hive raping!
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