NS2_Nexus Feedback Thread! (Formerly Nyx, Updated weekly!)

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  • ZavaroZavaro Tucson, ArizonaMembers, Super Administrators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2005-02-14 Member: 41174Posts: 756 admin
    Nyx underwent a name change recently for a number of reasons. The map is essentially done layoutwise, meaning that we wanted to give people a more memorable name based on the features in the map. Nyx, now Nexus, is a shipping facility located in the heart of the jungle. In addition some rooms have been tweaked, including the names of rooms to help signify this change.
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  • deathshrouddeathshroud Members Join Date: 2010-04-10 Member: 71291Posts: 1,193 Advanced user
    edited February 2015
    the map doesnt work now you changed its name, should really create a new workshop mod for it. Unless you already know how to get it working but currently doesnt work
    AQ-Brainfood
  • ZavaroZavaro Tucson, ArizonaMembers, Super Administrators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2005-02-14 Member: 41174Posts: 756 admin
    The server mod, id, and hex have been updated in the main post.
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  • MephillesMephilles GermanyMembers, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2013-08-07 Member: 186634Posts: 963 Advanced user
    is there a recording of a recent test on this map?
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  • ZavaroZavaro Tucson, ArizonaMembers, Super Administrators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2005-02-14 Member: 41174Posts: 756 admin
    Unsure. I'll record the next pick up on it.
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  • BeigeAlertBeigeAlert TexasMembers, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow, Subnautica Playtester, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2013-08-08 Member: 186657Posts: 2,829 admin
    Zavaro wrote: »
    Nyx, now Nexus, is a shipping facility located in the heart of the jungle.

    A certain AMAZON jungle? :D
    MauvaisVitrier
  • SamusDroidSamusDroid ColoradoMembers, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Gold, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2013-05-13 Member: 185219Posts: 2,155 mod
    The most recent update contains a flickering star shader that I made for Eon
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  • ZavaroZavaro Tucson, ArizonaMembers, Super Administrators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2005-02-14 Member: 41174Posts: 756 admin
    Nexus is now being played in the current ENSL season! Woo! I'm so excited.
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  • MauvaisVitrierMauvaisVitrier FranceMembers, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Diamond Join Date: 2014-04-10 Member: 195291Posts: 450 Advanced user
    edited March 2015
    SamusDroid wrote: »
    The most recent update contains a flickering star shader that I made for Eon
    Nerd.

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  • UncleCrunchUncleCrunch Mayonnaise landMembers, Reinforced - Onos Join Date: 2005-02-16 Member: 41365Posts: 1,542 Advanced user

    Played it recently.

    Too big for a 4TPs map.

    I've seen many places in need of polishing. Basically doorways props not aligned with walls or ceiling. So it's like there's a hole. Many things like that. LOS and open rooms not really alien friendly.
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  • deathshrouddeathshroud Members Join Date: 2010-04-10 Member: 71291Posts: 1,193 Advanced user
    edited March 2015
    the bottom right room i forget the name, but im sure you know which im referring is way to op for aliens, a couple of skulks in there can prevent marines ever advancing any further
    mainly down to the vents the conveyors go through
    AQ-Brainfood
  • ZavaroZavaro Tucson, ArizonaMembers, Super Administrators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2005-02-14 Member: 41174Posts: 756 admin
    Map has been updated with occlusion which was missing from Inspection as well as a modified RT placement for Bridge in anticipation of the next week of NSL. Check it out!
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  • MephillesMephilles GermanyMembers, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2013-08-07 Member: 186634Posts: 963 Advanced user
    So I've been thinking about this map for the whole last season and observed how it played out. It played out better than I expected tbh but I still think this map is far away from being really good.

    The reason for that is that the north side is far stronger than the south side and therefor each teacm will have to focus on this one leading to more stale and predictable gameplay than veil has.
    Marines will always try to go for staging because they can easily block the whole north side from there. Have staging and 1 guy blocking the right side of inspection and you have guaranteed 4 RTs and that is not including south basin and taring which are both at your doorstep aswell.

    Now if we have the PG triangle in staging and inspection build 1 or 2 arcs and send them to emerge (which is not too hard to reinforce from inspection). you can kill both resonance and hive RT from there to kill alien economy

    The only way for aliens to deny that is either getting a gorge tunnel into bridge area or getting an early second hive north... or both. If aliens can hold that then marines will have a hard time here.

    80% of all games that happened on nexus that I have seen went that way.

    Though I wouldn't post here without giving any solutions aswell:
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    teal = marine spawn
    orange = alien spawn
    green = RT location

    Ofcourse this is not 100% accurate but basically we switched positions of marine spawn and north basin, changes how south basin connects to the map a bit, changed the marine spawn (can't remember all room names) so it connects to bridge, rotated relay (or whatever south TP is called) and moved some RTs (not that the resonance RT would not be on that hill anymore but infront of it to move it out of emerge arc range)

    With moving marine spawn further north and having an RT in emerge we depowered the north side so that for East-West spawn the attention wouldn't be completely on north. And also we changed the map in a way that a North-South spawn is possible
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  • malxmalx Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2014-12-02 Member: 199917Posts: 21 Advanced user
    Please note the significant map updates:

    -Relocated South Basin RT to Processing
    -Relocated Resonance RT to Overture

    -Geometric changes to Resonance, Processing, Reach/Bridge, and Taring
    -Changed Emerge vent to a doorway connecting to Green Path hive entrance
    -Minor visual changes

    -Added marine skill jumps to Processing
  • troopstroops WalesMembers, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow, Subnautica Playtester Join Date: 2003-02-17 Member: 13664Posts: 83 Advanced user
    I'll make sure SCC gets a round or two on this sunday and make sure we get some video of the rounds.
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  • ZavaroZavaro Tucson, ArizonaMembers, Super Administrators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2005-02-14 Member: 41174Posts: 756 admin
    Thanks! I was just about to message you about this.
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  • WoehlerWoehler Members, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Supporter, Reinforced - Silver, Reinforced - Gold, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2013-10-13 Member: 188684Posts: 54 Fully active user
    Just took a look at the map after the new update. And it looks good. Really like the new look of Taring and Processing.
    Not sure what I think about the new Resonance. But at least you added the cliffs you can jump on.

    If you would please fix the vent between Emerge and Resonance. So that a fade can fit inside it without getting stuck. Especially from Emerge side.
  • malxmalx Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2014-12-02 Member: 199917Posts: 21 Advanced user
    edited October 2016
  • satyradesatyrade manamaMembers Join Date: 2015-08-23 Member: 207428Posts: 2
    I don't know whyyyyyyy but I just don't like itttttttttttttt...................
  • MephillesMephilles GermanyMembers, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2013-08-07 Member: 186634Posts: 963 Advanced user
    2 things I noticed yesterday while playtesting it:

    If marines are at the overture RT it is really hard to get them out. You have to go through a chokepoint and the only effective way to flank them is through taring, processing and relay.
    I'd say put another vent from resonance to overture that allows aliens to attack marines from behind
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    this is usually where the marine will stand in order to keep overture and block the southern lane that way

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    I'd suggest a vent like that

    The second thing is that (as many people probably noticed) the whole map is flooded with a dark blue light. I figured out if you have multiple colour themes on a map it is way more easy to know where you are without looking at the map (landmarks do this aswell). Just as suggestion how about you keep the cave like areas in the light it is atm and the marine build areas in a light blue like... for example locker rooms on docking. Tbh I think up to 4 colour themes are possible on your map, which would be spread like this:
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    ofcourse the colour suggestions here are more or less randomly chosen... in that case pick one that you think it would fit
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  • malxmalx Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2014-12-02 Member: 199917Posts: 21 Advanced user
    edited October 2016
    The RT in Overture has been relocated to another position in Resonance
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    Added spoiler ~Ghoul
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  • BeigeAlertBeigeAlert TexasMembers, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow, Subnautica Playtester, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2013-08-08 Member: 186657Posts: 2,829 admin
    Make sure you have something under there, like a pipe. That rez gas ain't comin' from nowheres!
  • FrozenFrozen New York, NYMembers, Constellation Join Date: 2010-07-02 Member: 72228Posts: 1,481 Advanced user
    BeigeAlert wrote: »
    Make sure you have something under there, like a pipe. That rez gas ain't comin' from nowheres!

    They buried the pipe when they... poured the rock?
    mattji104
  • BeigeAlertBeigeAlert TexasMembers, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS2 Developer, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Diamond, Reinforced - Shadow, Subnautica Playtester, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2013-08-08 Member: 186657Posts: 2,829 admin
    mattji104 wrote: »
    BeigeAlert wrote: »
    Make sure you have something under there, like a pipe. That rez gas ain't comin' from nowheres!

    They buried the pipe when they... poured the rock?

    No... they drilled and put a pipe in later. Ever wonder how they get oil out of the ground? :/
    troops
  • MephillesMephilles GermanyMembers, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2013-08-07 Member: 186634Posts: 963 Advanced user
    in the res note is a PG for resources :P
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  • malxmalx Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2014-12-02 Member: 199917Posts: 21 Advanced user
  • malxmalx Members, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2014-12-02 Member: 199917Posts: 21 Advanced user
    edited October 2016
    The new Emerge:
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    Added spoilers ~Ghoul
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  • MephillesMephilles GermanyMembers, NS2 Map Tester Join Date: 2013-08-07 Member: 186634Posts: 963 Advanced user
    damn put those pictures in spoilers^^
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  • ZavaroZavaro Tucson, ArizonaMembers, Super Administrators, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Squad Five Silver, NS2 Map Tester, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver, Subnautica Playtester, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2005-02-14 Member: 41174Posts: 756 admin
    Nice job, Mal. Looking better than ever. Reminds me of Unreal maps.
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