Player population

RanzomsRanzoms Join Date: 2016-04-04 Member: 215309Members Posts: 2
So I am just about ready to buy the game but there is just one concern I have. If I buy the game, Will i find no-one playing? Now i have looked at the steam chart but I want to know for myself. Is the player population dead or still going. And if so, will there be only one or 2 servers up or more than that. I have one game which is pretty much dead 2/3rds of a day. While it most likely won't be a waste of money, I just want to be sure. Thanks for responding. ^-^

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  • FoxyFoxy United Kingdom Join Date: 2014-08-19 Member: 198032Members, Forum Admins, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow, Forum staff Posts: 462 mod
    NS2 doesn't have the largest community, but it is still active at all levels (rookie servers, intermediate servers, high-skill competitive games). If you take the time to learn the game, be confident in your abilities and persist, you will recognise NS2 as what it is, one of the best PC games ever made. Period.

    Hope to see you in game :)
    Nordic_INTER_2coughBeigeAlert
  • RanzomsRanzoms Join Date: 2016-04-04 Member: 215309Members Posts: 2
    Well, that clears up a lot of my fears. With that in mind, I'm going to get the game. i might be on tomorrow, but idk. Thanks for the info!
    Foxy
  • FoxyFoxy United Kingdom Join Date: 2014-08-19 Member: 198032Members, Forum Admins, Playtest Lead, Forum Moderators, NS2 Playtester, Reinforced - Shadow, Forum staff Posts: 462 mod
    No worries, you made the right choice! If you use Discord, there is an NS2 server where you can ask any questions (you will have questions, trust me).

    https://discord.gg/0TKQwZWu7JCzifl5
    Nordic
  • HostilianHostilian Join Date: 2003-01-07 Member: 11982Members Posts: 26 Fully active user
    Just back after a very long absence (from NS1).
    I had the same concerns about players - and checked the steam charts - before buying NS2 (a few days ago)..
    No issues so far. Maybe more will come back! :smile:
    2coughYojimbowooza
  • woozawooza Switzerland Join Date: 2013-11-21 Member: 189496Members, Squad Five Blue Posts: 171 Fully active user
    Ranzoms wrote: »
    So I am just about ready to buy the game but there is just one concern I have. If I buy the game, Will i find no-one playing? Now i have looked at the steam chart but I want to know for myself. Is the player population dead or still going. And if so, will there be only one or 2 servers up or more than that. I have one game which is pretty much dead 2/3rds of a day. While it most likely won't be a waste of money, I just want to be sure. Thanks for responding. ^-^

    @Ranzoms @Hostilian
    Welcome to NS2 :)
    Make sure you click on the server browser "ALL" to see all NS2 servers. Then you can find other game modes as well as 24+ slot servers called "NS2Large".
    The filters may be a bit hidden and some people wont find those servers. The NS2 community is much bigger as it looks with the first visit in the server browser.

    Have fun exploring the beauty of NS2!
    Mattk50 wrote: »
    Quoting this again to remind people what a bad development and community interaction policy looks like. Lets go down the list. See if you can find exactly where each point is hit.
    -Contradicts community feedback by vaguely insisting a bad change has been "positive"
    -Decrees that the change is permanent despite overwhelming community outcry in the negative
    -Misrepresent the arguments people are using in order to get an easy position to defend your change from.
    -Fail to make any real arguments in favor of your position other than the aforementioned "its positive"
    -Claim to understand complaints immediately after failing to properly interpret and respond to a quote in the same post.
    -Claim that holes left by the newly missing experiences are being filled by unrelated and half baked mechanics.
    -Ignoring community feedback, then retroactively pretending that changes made personally were based on community feedback.

  • DilligafDilligaf Join Date: 2014-05-25 Member: 196238Members Posts: 55 Advanced user
    edited May 2016
    Ranzoms wrote: »
    So I am just about ready to buy the game but there is just one concern I have. If I buy the game, Will i find no-one playing? Now i have looked at the steam chart but I want to know for myself. Is the player population dead or still going. And if so, will there be only one or 2 servers up or more than that. I have one game which is pretty much dead 2/3rds of a day. While it most likely won't be a waste of money, I just want to be sure. Thanks for responding. ^-^

    Buy the game it has more content than the price they ask you for it, it ain't a counter strike size community but the ones that do play, play this game daily and seeing the same people actually makes it more pleasant IMO because you know who has your back and who doesn't.
    wooza
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