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  • SkydancerSkydancer Join Date: 2003-03-28 Member: 14959Members, Constellation Posts: 381
    QUOTE (locallyunscene @ Sep 18 2009, 01:39 PM) »
    I was playing a small game last night and watched an onos stand directly on the phasegate to get a marine and thought to myself &quot;No, idiot! You're going to get telefragged!&quot; Old habits die hard.<br />
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    That was what I was going to recall on my reply :p And the amount of res one could waste on getting stuck on geometry with fades blinking on servers without the unstuck plugin...
  • ratclawratclaw Join Date: 2008-06-12 Member: 64433Members Posts: 87
    I'm sad to admit that I didn't find ns until 3.0

    I gotta fix it by being with ns2 from the beginning
    sooo... i'm supposed to put a sig here... naw... too lazy...
  • radforChristradforChrist USA Join Date: 2002-11-04 Member: 6871Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Subnautica Playtester Posts: 538 Fully active user
    I remember the mines on the doors of eclipse. Both doors would be so mined up the laser lights made my PC lag looking at them, then some alin would sacrifice/xeno one of the doorways and BOOM.

    I also remember one of the earliest comm strats in pub play was turret crawling from RT to RT, with the fact turrets didn't stop when the Tfac died.

    Babbler's were fun, but never really useful except clearing mines in a turtled MS.

    Remember when lerk gas stacked?

    Telefrag an onos by having PGs and IPs between you and your tech?

    Lerk spikes should have never been removed, Power Silo was awesome with them.

    I remember the communities' firm insistence on using the term "Bob". (fatty stuck though)
  • DelphicDelphic Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58262Members Posts: 431 Fully active user
    Oh god, the multi lerk gas attack of doom!

    Or 3 gorges running in to MS and spamming 10 OCs each... don't remember why that stopped happening.
  • JAmazonJAmazon Join Date: 2009-02-21 Member: 66503Members Posts: 712
    Omg Alien phasing was the best!

    "ok guys were seiging the hive...get those phase gates up. NOW MOVE MOVE MOVE."

  • ikirikir Join Date: 2003-07-19 Member: 18265Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Gold Posts: 369 Fully active user
    Me :-)
    MacBook Pro retina 13" 2,6Ghz
    8GB RAM / Iris 1GB
    OS X 10.9 Mavericks NS1 advocate on Crossover Games
  • AlignAlign Remain Calm Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 5216Forum Moderators, Constellation Posts: 8,207 mod
    QUOTE (Schimmel @ Sep 18 2009, 07:16 AM) »
    turret walls ftw :)

    Walking on a solid mat of turrets from MS to hive...
  • JimydJimyd Join Date: 2003-02-08 Member: 13289Members Posts: 622
    edited September 2009
    Pancake Lorking for 30 minutes straight on a Pre-Season B1 League Map, and with the next day they implemented severe adrenaline drain.

    The days before Focus were good as well.

    And trapping a Developer(Fla... =D) with a Command Chair Ball on the very first NS_Eclipse.
    Your sig was nuked as it was larger than the maximum allowed size. In future make your sig images 400x75 pixels (or smaller) and 22kb (or smaller) - Mouse
  • blackpiranhablackpiranha Germany Join Date: 2003-03-11 Member: 14375Members, Constellation Posts: 286
    high pings and inhuman hitboxes wohoo!
    * since 1.04
    * NS1Vet

    Team Germany Captain
    octo untouchables
    config gaming

    Rock is fine, Scissors are imba.

    -- Paper
  • FyxdFyxd Join Date: 2003-08-29 Member: 20355Members Posts: 63
    edited September 2009
    I could be an alien disguised as a marine or a lork on the clorf that hovared without flapping........
    Fix changes topic to "neXt recruiting girls girls really"
    <Fix> want extreme web cam moments tbh
    <Kaze`> so, we want girls, fit girls, who are good at NS, who have a web cam, and who are willing to use it....
    <Kaze`> does anyone match that criteria *ponders*
  • minibananaminibanana Join Date: 2009-09-03 Member: 68682Members Posts: 79
    its all about jumping on top up hive with rocket pack and knifing away hehe
  • ToughsoxToughsox Join Date: 2005-01-10 Member: 34518Members, Constellation Posts: 23
    Yep, a first day guy here. 1st real server I played on was Coronos In Space, till Nitro made half the regs there join the OSS clan, which basically killed that server. Moved to Guns4Back2School and STILL havent left.

    [G4B2S] Guns 4 Back 2 School
    Co-Owner of Guns4back2school

    Where Men are Men...and sheep are scared!!!
  • Dead-InsideDead-Inside Join Date: 2004-09-22 Member: 31862Members Posts: 111
    I have but, I don't really remember much from that time, other than the 100 res super-hardcore Onos.
  • RobBRobB TUBES OF THE INTERWEB Join Date: 2003-08-11 Member: 19423Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 3,660
    Heh, +stopcommandermode was incredible fun. Kill a Marine, "evolve" into one and use his HMG on his comrades*. MUHA!

    * Note: Can't remember if it allowed you to pick up weapons as fake rine.
  • Raza.Raza. Join Date: 2004-01-24 Member: 25663Members, Constellation Posts: 712
    Which version fixed the super lag issues?
    I remember playing ns_hera and everyone had 250+ pings. Worked surprisingly well though. :)
  • RobBRobB TUBES OF THE INTERWEB Join Date: 2003-08-11 Member: 19423Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 3,660
    I played from 1.04 on and it was smoothly around 60~100 for me, not counting the laser limbo parties i crashed with my skulking.
    and the server with it.
  • sherpasherpa stopcommandermode Join Date: 2006-11-04 Member: 58338Members Posts: 1,043
    QUOTE (Razagal @ Sep 18 2009, 10:47 PM) »
    Which version fixed the super lag issues?
    I remember playing ns_hera and everyone had 250+ pings. Worked surprisingly well though. :)


    And er- no it didn't :p

    Not from my experience, anyway!
    [Fanarama] you're like kryptonite to electronics, sherpa
  • MortosMortos Join Date: 2006-11-28 Member: 58763Members Posts: 71
    edited September 2009
    QUOTE (Delphic @ Sep 18 2009, 06:41 AM) »
    The best thing about the early versions was the fear! People were kinda scared of all the aliens and if they saw an onos they just turned and ran, hahaha!

    +1 to standing just behind the doors.

    OMG yes. This is what originally drew me to ns. This is the goal behind every one of my posts and suggestions. This is what I miss the most...
    Oh, and babblers, I loved those little guys.

    If NS2 even partially has the feeling of old school ns, I'll buy it for all my friends just so I can play more.

    Edit: I also miss threading my way past dozens of mine lasers as a skulk on tanith. I used to play against this one comm who instead of base defenses would just fill both entry corridors with mines on the floors and ceilings, which meant any skulk gutsy and agile enough to make it through had MS entirely to themselves :-)
  • vEtEr4nvEtEr4n Join Date: 2005-01-08 Member: 33883Members Posts: 46
    If you thought you were pro and got killed by doors closing shut on you, continue to post here.

    p.s. Onos getting killed by closing doors was an instant classic.
    *NS 1.4 Professional. All you had to do was fix the jetpack bug and it would have been golden!*
  • XuaxinodalXuaxinodal Join Date: 2002-12-19 Member: 11158Members, Constellation Posts: 44 Fully active user
    Yes I have been playing since the first launch October 31st...

    Definitely looking forward to NS2 and happy for how far the game has come.
  • [WHO]Mr.Black[WHO]Mr.Black Join Date: 2009-06-14 Member: 67841Members Posts: 69
    QUOTE (vEtEr4n @ Sep 17 2009, 11:54 PM) »
    Unwarranted criticism.

    I sincerely feel that proximity mines with infrared trip beams make my life complete.

    Mine climbing <3

    I don't remember when I started, but I was around for a loooooong time.
  • M00_cowM00_cow Join Date: 2007-03-02 Member: 60180Members, Constellation Posts: 111
    Yeah, I don't necessarily remember when I started, I just remember that Onos's use to be amazingly insanely scary and all I wanted to do was run away.

    My dead Laptop: Old friend, you were good to me. RIP Oct 09
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  • Chris0132Chris0132 Join Date: 2009-07-25 Member: 68262Members Posts: 3,854
    I remember 3 hives for an onos and when hera used to be really different, but not babblers, which is odd because I'm fairly sure I played NS 1.0.
  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Members Posts: 4,943
    I'm also posting for epeen growth.
  • niaccurshiniaccurshi Join Date: 2002-12-30 Member: 11629Members, Constellation Posts: 1,075
    I long for the days to blink inside of the armory, flailing arms about in a futile manner.
    Known on Servers worldwide as "pygmy.shrew"
  • FuNiOnZFuNiOnZ Join Date: 2004-02-05 Member: 26112Members Posts: 58
    I remember release day quite well actually, because I had gotten food poisoning from Taco Bell and between handing out candy to people I was vomiting my guts out. Then one of my canadian friends told me about it being released and bugged me to play it with him. Been playing it ever since.
  • vEtEr4nvEtEr4n Join Date: 2005-01-08 Member: 33883Members Posts: 46
    QUOTE (Cereal_KillR @ Sep 20 2009, 04:08 PM) »
    I'm also posting for epeen growth.

    You would say something like that. Unban my old account and I too will have a 02' join date.

    p.s. NYC Lan was where it was at! ... More like nerdville U.S.A including myself ... I Regret Nothing!!
    *NS 1.4 Professional. All you had to do was fix the jetpack bug and it would have been golden!*
  • SewlekSewlek The programmer previously known as Schimmel Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16247Members, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Gold, Subnautica Developer Posts: 2,339 Advanced user
    i remember that i had to go to army few weeks after release of NS, then I was happy coming home on the weekends, to see my friends and family and especially playing NS :) was really a cool time (I mean playing the early NS, not going to army :P )
  • NeXuZNeXuZ Join Date: 2003-08-12 Member: 19594Members Posts: 222
    i have played NS way before the whole steam program thingy.

    But back then i was better as alien player then now. Better marin.

    Its allways been on and off playing this game.
    Signature by MotherGoose, thank you!
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    --Project X9-- NS2 mod coming soon!
  • reasareasa Join Date: 2002-11-10 Member: 8010Members, Constellation Posts: 2,367
    edited September 2009
    Ah the good old days. I remember beta testing the older versions of NS. There was time when egging would cause whole servers to crash and vets and constees were in fierce competition with each other.
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