Why I Still Play Ns



  • efektzefektz Join Date: 2003-11-28 Member: 23665Members, Constellation
  • SoberanaSoberana Join Date: 2003-06-25 Member: 17695Members
    Because I could not live without pj.
  • BobbybirdtreeBobbybirdtree Join Date: 2003-11-30 Member: 23787Members
    It's the only game i have played that actually requires a working team....
  • Middle_Finger_of_DeathMiddle_Finger_of_Death Join Date: 2003-08-04 Member: 18899Members
    edited December 2003
    <!--QuoteBegin--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> </td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->He was praising you, Middle Finger of Doom.

    If you have another great game, feel free to share it.  <!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <!--emo&???--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/confused.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='confused.gif'><!--endemo--> Oops, sorry.

    Kinda confused me, thought he was being sarcastic. <!--emo&;)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif'><!--endemo-->

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    Oh, and now I realized how they managed to empty the darn base so quickly. That confused me for a while, they charge in and it seems like all 13 marines disappeared. Well, 5 or 6 of them were gurgling as onos food. Didn't realize that. <!--emo&:0--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/wow.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wow.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • DarkDudeDarkDude Join Date: 2003-08-06 Member: 19088Members
    Why do I still play NS? I do because of the same reasons you do, great moments.

    Back when I was a one month old nub (though many say I still am one <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo--> ) I went aliens during the end-game period in the early days of 2.0. On Hera, we were battling a tough marine last stand in the Hera room (Hera Reception) on Hera. The marines were all teched up, with HA and lvl 3 weapons and armor.

    4, 5, even 6 onos rushes with battlegorge backup failed because of a.) Lots of mines b.) HA marines and c.) high level weapons. We were getting pretty **** right then, nothing we tried would work. We'd get the turrets down, then get beaten back by the HA's. We'd get a HA or two down, then there would be more turrets back up, firing at us.

    This lasted for about 30 minutes then we tried our biggest onos rush yet, everyone on the team went onos and just went berserk in their base with charge and gore. We got raped. Marine losses: 1 HA, 2 LA's. Alien losses: 8 onos, 1 managed to redemp back.

    After this massacre we hung around the holo room entrance to Hera as skulks, saving up res for yet another onos rush. Once we had enough we all decided to do a skulk rush, didn't sound like much of a plan but hell, what did we have to lose? We all got into one big group, I was at the front being a nub, asking some questions then someone said "Let FlaminNick (me) go first, he's new and can blaze the path."

    I listened and ran in at the head of the group not knowing what expect. The first thing I saw was a <i>hell</i> of alot of mines, as I came around the corner I saw about 6 LA's with sg's and hmgs waiting for HA. "Hmm, might as well try and bite the first one." I thought. So I ran at him, just when I was going to click my mouse to bite... BOOOM!! My whole screen turns into a fireball! "****!" I thought, "What the hell did I do?" I looked at the kill list and noticed with amazement that 5 marines had just died, no names beside them, just the skull symbol.

    As I started to fade away and reinforce I watched my teammates through their eyes, they were absolutly owning the marine base. A couple got behind the TF and assumed the position (no, not THAT posistion) while the others took down the one HA and the couple LA's that were still left. Once the TF was down they all went for the IP's each one took just a couple seconds before they fell to the skulk bites and just as quickly as the rush had started, it was over, the marines F4'd and we were back in the readyroom.

    The first thing I saw over chat was something like "Wow, who the hell set off all of those mines, he won you guys the game!" "I think it was FlaminNick, he was the first one in there." "Yea, gj Nick." "Wtg, dude." Being the nub I was, I didn't know what to say, it was the first time I really felt accepted into any NS game.

    Well, many games and months later, I still think that ranks as my proudest moment, even though I really didn't do much. The reason I still play because of that? NS is the only game where you acctually get congratulated for doing the something for the team, even in pub games.

    Whew this post is long, sorry if it's too long. Hope you have the time (and patience) to read through it.
  • S_BadguyS_Badguy Join Date: 2003-12-03 Member: 23925Members
    edited December 2003
    tons of res for the marines.. gooood marine players.. but crappy comm

    = last battle stand at the comm chair with HA's HMGs and onoses and fades and spores and all poo's loose gunning madly to get stomped... devoured... almost killed... dead onos... pop out... gunn.. get welded.. get health.. gunn.. ammo... only to get STOMPED AGAIN... devoured... AGAIN... almost killed.. AGAIN... pop out AGAIN... gunn.. AGAIN... and kill many.. then die.. by what?

    a skulk with a parasite kill...

    how anticlimactic... I was teh last one... almost like hell in the flesh

  • US-cobra-VUS-cobra-V Join Date: 2003-08-10 Member: 19339Members
    <!--QuoteBegin--Bobbybirdtree+Dec 3 2003, 10:09 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (Bobbybirdtree @ Dec 3 2003, 10:09 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin-->It's the only game i have played that actually requires a working team....<!--QuoteEnd--></td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    that and for the good games you get with an organized team.
  • Impy_The_LerkImpy_The_Lerk Join Date: 2003-05-24 Member: 16652Banned
    <!--QuoteBegin--Firewater+Dec 3 2003, 10:54 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (Firewater @ Dec 3 2003, 10:54 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> because i kick too much **** at it. <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
    hehe, power-gamery is the only reason i play o:
  • Mythr1lMythr1l Join Date: 2003-01-26 Member: 12772Members
    The only reason i still play it is for my clan, winning leagues and matches still gives me that good feeling, and ill keep playing untill that stops.
  • kittenbotkittenbot Join Date: 2003-11-30 Member: 23775Members
    I'm inspired by the fact a rag tag team with some team work can win a game, even the people who aren't too good can be a boon to have watching your back in a difficult situation, obviously this applies less for aliens, but a good sense of team work still helps, it#s great to know you have a team watching your back, unlike Counter strike, which is quickly becomming more and more of a team deathmatch...plus NS gets thoughtful updates (also unlike cs), it's a great mod and a lot of fun, just the sheer hard work that went into it adds to the inspiration it gives.

    oh, plus the written materiel on the site, I like that <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo--> good writers, but that's not really part of the game so never mind

    ~ Kittenbot
  • QwomgQwomg Join Date: 2003-11-29 Member: 23733Members
    to be the best <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • Browser_ICEBrowser_ICE Join Date: 2002-11-04 Member: 6944Members
    Before I started playing NS, I wasn't too fund of HL. I used to play all Quake serie games and my friends were telling me that HL sucks. Well about 1 1/2 years ago, I had baught HL because I wanted to try the Single Player game of it. A few months after, I had found out about NS but wasn't too sure what it was.

    I decided to read more on NS and to give it a try. At first, it was different then the other games I used to play and since I didn't fully understand how the game goes, I couldn't enjoy it to it's fullest. Then I started to learn more about the game, tactics and species (tried all of them even commander). Learning more about what the others do and playing less as a team-of-one, made me start to understand something new that I liked about the game : teamplay.

    I love NS more now because it's the first game I ever played where there is realy a team spirit. In the other games I played, there were few or almost no coordinations/teamplay. Discovering this made me love the game even more. Also, the simple fact of having voice in a game added to teamplay. About the only times I ever came close to having teamplay in other games, was in Coop ones. Nowadays, I find it so much more gratifying to play and win a game where there was REAL teamplay (off course there is not always a fully spreaded teamplay amongst all the members of your team but at least some players do).

    Now the second thing that I like the most about NS is those long games I sometimes play (60-200 minutes) where you are in a situation that seams hopeless but then suddently there is a turnaround that seamed to come from nowhere. The Team spirit made it possible. Yea, finding a way to get out of a no-win-scenario is very gratifying indeed !!! This is also something I couldn't find in other games.

    As a result, NS is THE game I play the most. Out of the 10 games I have, I play NS 80% of the times. It is also NS that brought me more into modeling. Up to the point where I am now working on an NS movie (I guess it's my way of trying to bring NS closer to reality because of my love to it ?).
  • TrayderTrayder Join Date: 2003-10-30 Member: 22127Members, Constellation
    Unfortunately on the servers i play ns has been declining since 2.0 when people realised they could fade instead of gorging. If only they fixed res !@#$%ing. but anyways what makes the best ns games is when your team works together (especially on aliens with their wide range of abilities), the only teamwork i have seen since 1.04 are 1 lifeform rushes and a few rines.
  • mebmeb Join Date: 2003-04-15 Member: 15536Banned
    NS is the funniest game I have ever played.
  • MystiqqMystiqq Join Date: 2003-01-03 Member: 11755Members
    Middle Finger pretty much summed it all up. <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->
    Plain and simple, best team based multiplayer game i've ever played.
    Only problem i've encountered that i can't "regulate" my "game time" <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo--> ...
    ... infact i played the game too much and had to put it on-hold for awhile.

    *waiting patiently for 3.0* <!--emo&:0--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/wow.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wow.gif'><!--endemo-->

    Merry Xmas to all... <!--emo&::marine::--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html/emoticons/marine.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='marine.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • WatchMakerWatchMaker Join Date: 2003-09-26 Member: 21233Members, Constellation
    The Hive Mind wil not let me leave Natural Selection ......so cold..........
  • Ugly_JimUgly_Jim Join Date: 2002-11-29 Member: 10235Members
    <!--QuoteBegin--CHAMOIS+Dec 3 2003, 10:00 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><b>QUOTE</b> (CHAMOIS @ Dec 3 2003, 10:00 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteEBegin--> because theres quite honestly nothing better to play right now. And that doesn't seem to be changing in the near future.

    and its the best to play because nothing right now puts so much emphasis on both strategy and straight up FPS skills. You need both to succeed in NS, which is why I like it. It's not perfect, but its closer than anything else right now. <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'> <!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I feel the same way
  • BuggyBuggy Join Date: 2003-11-08 Member: 22400Members, Constellation
    i started playing NS cos i got bored of Aliens vs Predator 2 and someone told me about NS being same idea, alien hives, marine teamwork, etc etc. he basically lured me into NS with his words of it being a great experience with teamwork etc

    i am still playing NS because all he said was true.
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