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  • linfosomalinfosoma Join Date: 2009-05-28 Member: 67523Members
    Yes! Interview at rockpapershotgun, love that site!

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  • vEtEr4nvEtEr4n Join Date: 2005-01-08 Member: 33883Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1734830:date=Oct 30 2009, 08:55 PM:name=linfosoma)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (linfosoma @ Oct 30 2009, 08:55 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1734830"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Yes! Interview at rockpapershotgun, love that site!

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    Hell yes, those new screens have me drooling.
  • TurtleTurtle Join Date: 2002-10-18 Member: 1540Members
    edited October 2009
    Just chiming in, if you check my join date. I was into NS for a long time. ;)

    Them saying that was over 7 years ago makes me feel old, but it's great to have a new game on the horizon, and one that isn't limited by their engine.
  • BigDBigD [OldF] Join Date: 2002-10-25 Member: 1596Members


  • echsechs Join Date: 2002-12-27 Member: 11568Members, Constellation
    Babblers was hilariously funny, but buggy. I could rarely kill a marine with them. I started NS in November 2002, I remember seeing an article in PC Gamer back then, I remember not liking the game at first, but it grew on me.
  • Pr.ObsequiousPr.Obsequious Join Date: 2009-11-01 Member: 69211Members
    I remember the day of the first version's release. I wasn't really fluent in english and I didn't understand many parts of the gameplay but it was amazing to run through SF corridors shooting aliens in MP with my squad...

    In fact, I think I had many of my best gaming moments on Natural Selection. Can't wait for NS2, the first ingame screens are impressive.
  • MindmeldmeMindmeldme The Evil One Join Date: 2002-10-27 Member: 1637Members
    Man, can it really be 7 years since I was sitting around Halloween night desperately trying to figure out how the hell to move around as a skulk and actually hit a damn lurk in the air. Ah, I do miss the spawn points covered in turrets. Ah, those were fun nights. Everyone joining at once, trying to figure out how to play. Every Rambo running into a hive getting just mauled because they demanded a shotgun right out of the gate. LOL. Ah man, boy that was fun times. Can't wait for NS2.
  • ZekZek Join Date: 2002-11-10 Member: 7962Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    I think the biggest loss from 1.04 was the single gorge model. I didn't like the restrictions on everybody else spending their res, but being the gorge was fun because he had plenty of res to be constantly building stuff, and everybody else could focus on fighting without ever having to temp-gorge. After 2.0 dedicated gorges spent a lot of time waiting for res and skulks were always having to leave the action when they could afford an RT or a hive. Hopefully the alien commander will bring back the original feel.
  • That_Annoying_KidThat_Annoying_Kid Sire of Titles Join Date: 2003-03-01 Member: 14175Members, Constellation
    <!--quoteo(post=1734099:date=Oct 26 2009, 01:46 PM:name=Ness)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ness @ Oct 26 2009, 01:46 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1734099"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Babblers were terrible<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    not even, they helped gorges live cause you could spit out a horde of mini skulks at marines while healing yourself with full heal

    you could also drop a chamber and build it while taking HMG fire and it would live >:D
  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Members
    Except that gorges couldn't heal themselves :O

    From what I remember anyway, healing was abusively horrible anyway (as it was a base value and not percentage based), but DC's could be stacked and healed each other. 8 DC mutual-healing = ownage.
  • BacillusBacillus Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58241Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1735335:date=Nov 1 2009, 07:54 PM:name=Cereal_KillR)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Cereal_KillR @ Nov 1 2009, 07:54 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1735335"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->From what I remember anyway, healing was abusively horrible anyway (as it was a base value and not percentage based), but DC's could be stacked and healed each other. 8 DC mutual-healing = ownage.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I remember in my first games I ended up getting vaporized in the eternal siege corridors. The sieges simply couldn't cut through the DC stacks.
  • TemphageTemphage Join Date: 2009-10-28 Member: 69158Members
    I'll be really disappointed if the Wall o' Lame doesn't make some sort of appearance in NS2.
  • MonsieurEvilMonsieurEvil Join Date: 2002-01-22 Member: 4Members, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Contributor
    I've been playing so long that at one point, I was actually considered a good commander.

    This was back in the mid-70's.
  • CplDavisCplDavis I hunt the arctic Snonos Join Date: 2003-01-09 Member: 12097Members
    Lork on the Clorf!
    HoVar without Flapping,
    Jetpacking into the ceiling
    Paralyzing Onos Tentacle rape!

  • PustulioPustulio Join Date: 2003-09-10 Member: 20731Members
    edited November 2009
    Was playing since first night. I even remember the airplane marines (even though I could not take part in them). Also lots of beta for 2.x and 3.x.

    Best was the lerks flight. To bad giant weights were added to their balls. Lerks were overpowered if used right.

    PS: <3 bluephish
  • Kouji_SanKouji_San Sr. Hινε Uρкεερεг - EUPT Deputy The Netherlands Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16271Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue
    <!--quoteo(post=1735739:date=Nov 3 2009, 05:32 AM:name=CplDavis)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (CplDavis @ Nov 3 2009, 05:32 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1735739"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Lork on the Clorf!
    HoVar without Flapping,
    Jetpacking into the ceiling
    Paralyzing Onos Tentacle rape!

    And EPIC SUPER LOOOOOONG 3 HOUR GAMES<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    You forgot turret factories and sentries ALL OVER THE PLACE :P
    Oh and 1 sentry on top of the TF!
  • vEtEr4nvEtEr4n Join Date: 2005-01-08 Member: 33883Members
    +1 - turret on top of the tf
  • TalnoyTalnoy Join Date: 2003-01-04 Member: 11779Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    oh wow - hard to imagine it was 7 years ago - I was only FOURTEEN when I first started playing NS1 O_O heasrd to believe how long it's been.

    ....oh how I mourn the loss of the babblers :P
  • OALensOALens Join Date: 2002-11-11 Member: 8228Members, Constellation
    <!--quoteo(post=1735800:date=Nov 3 2009, 12:55 PM:name=vEtEr4n)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (vEtEr4n @ Nov 3 2009, 12:55 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1735800"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->+1 - turret on top of the tf<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    You do mean " Turrent's " right ? ;P
  • SlycasterSlycaster Limited Edition Join Date: 2002-01-24 Member: 24Members, NS1 Playtester
  • SilentSoulSilentSoul Join Date: 2005-01-09 Member: 34292Members
    good god, has it been that long since i played NS?
    what a great surprise to come back and see NS2 on the verge of alpha and beta releases!
    i am ready for a NS revival in my life!...... might have to learn to get less sleep again to stay up late night
    shotty jetpackin it!
    aaah i miss NS (can't even play it one my current comp because its a laptop and can't upgrade graphics enough...i think.)
    aaaand my old computer flooded from Hurricane wilma.
    soooooooo NS2 is a good reason to invest in a nice tower ;-P black armor here i come!
  • UnknownLegacyUnknownLegacy Join Date: 2009-06-03 Member: 67664Members
    I used to play every day until WoW's release... then that has sucked up my life. WoW wasn't the whole story though. The main people I played with quit and shut down their server and I have trouble just randomly joining a server and playing. I like being in a small group of regulars to a specific server with random people popping in here and there.

    Lately, WoW has gotten boring, life has gotten extremely busy (job hunting ftl), Dragon Age is a HUGE game, and NS2 is around the corner. I'd like to play NS again, but I just feel so out of place with all of the custom stuff flying around. I've never been a fan of custom maps, modes, etc. Pretty much the only thing I liked that modded NS was the ability to go above level 10(?) in Combat. Although, being able to carry a gorge around as a lerk was always great.
  • Dr_ShaggyDr_Shaggy Join Date: 2002-09-26 Member: 1340Members, Constellation
    Is my join date proof enough?
  • Cereal_KillRCereal_KillR Join Date: 2002-10-31 Member: 1837Members
    No. you must contribute nostalgic trivia.
  • BlizzerdBlizzerd Join Date: 2009-10-23 Member: 69119Members
    edited November 2009
    when noone knew how to play aliens properly, and we were all like "okay, this is cool, kinda... but how do i ohhhh (/say at friendly HOW DID YOU DO THAT)"

    i came to the forums for ns2, dont really play anymore or at least very sporadic
  • AsranielAsraniel Join Date: 2002-06-03 Member: 724Members, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Playtester, Retired Community Developer
    <!--quoteo(post=1735667:date=Nov 3 2009, 12:44 AM:name=MonsieurEvil)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MonsieurEvil @ Nov 3 2009, 12:44 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1735667"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I've been playing so long that at one point, I was actually considered a good commander.

    This was back in the mid-70's.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    OMG!!!! monsieurevil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • vEtEr4nvEtEr4n Join Date: 2005-01-08 Member: 33883Members
    Now the thread is about old clans you used to be in. My very first clan was hS`( hybrid soldiers ), then cX and then zF ... I do not remember the full names of the last two so sue me. All I remember is when I was in cX ... we were on vent getting ready for a match and I decided to suggest a jetpack rush strategy where you use the starting resources to tech for jetpack right away nothing else. You basically got jet pack in under 4 minutes from start of the game. We then proceeded to get chomped out of the air by skulks because at that time ... in general .. peoples aim as marines wasn't all that great .. so yea oh the humanity etc etc and banned from vent etc etc
  • HazeHaze O RLY? Join Date: 2003-07-07 Member: 18018Members, Constellation
    edited November 2009
    Reporting in. Nostalgan about no reload animations and the frumpy looking grenade launcher that used to be an HMG and then was soon lost in the shuffle.

    Also remember playing the Specialists on a server that promptly emptied when 2.0 came out. ;)

    edit: Also old hera
  • ItalianmagicItalianmagic Join Date: 2008-12-13 Member: 65755Members
    I miss DC heal stacking. :D uber healing at it's best
  • Da_SargeDa_Sarge Old School Suck Join Date: 2002-10-15 Member: 1502Members
    edited November 2009
    I remember one poor ###### who was cursed with skill at being comm.

    We wouldn't let the guy do anything else but comm round after round. He'd want to foot soldier it, but damned if we would let him.

    I also remember summoning the fortitude to try comm myself. Holy hell, was I ever terrified.

    Heh....I also remember the "No avatar selected" avatars the forums had. I've looked for it, but no luck. What I would give to get that back...
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