Metapod Jul 26 @ 11:25am
New player looking for tips
Hey everyone :D my gf just offered me this game, my birthday is next week. I'm not gonna play until it's my birthday for the sake of tradition but i would like to get some general tips (note that i have no idea what the game is about other than humans vs dinossaurs wich seems pretty fun)

Also, is the game still being updated? and is it easy to find a game? thank you all :)
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Pielord Jul 26 @ 11:30am 
They are alien animals being controlled and mutated by Kharaa bacteria, not dinosaurs.

The game has a learning curve, you should probably read a guide or watch a video if you want to learn, each role has things you need to know. Also you should observe the people you are playing with, the small community means that you will usually be with at least a few people who know what they are doing. Ask them questions. The best general tips I have: Check your map overlay constantly (C is the default key). Listen to your commander, and communicate with your team.
Edit: I almost forgot, don't jump in the command chair/hive until you have an understanding of the game. If you don't know what players need you can't effectively command them. Also don't shoot/bite the first enemy in sight if your teammates are sneaking around(ctrl as marines, shift as skulk to walk slower and silently).

The updates are now being made by the community, but yes, it is still being updated. In the US it is easy to find a few full servers, I can't speak for anywhere else.
Last edited by Pielord; Jul 26 @ 11:35am
Azure Zero Jul 26 @ 12:08pm 
Keijo Jul 26 @ 1:11pm 
It's important to watch some videos because you cannot figure out how to play the classes by just playing.

Lets say you play a skulk for the first time it's very difficult to find the ways how to get maximum speed and the best way to move around the map when youre playing against more experienced players.

You can just hop in a green server and have fun but you know you really need to watch a video how to play the classes and then practise it some with empty server, if you have never played a a game that has such things as movement speed acceleration you cant ever figure it out by yourself.
Metapod Jul 26 @ 3:46pm 
thanks everyone for the answers :)
Jackson Jul 26 @ 4:11pm 
You're gonna get your ♥♥♥ rekt for 30 hours though, the learning curve is VERY steep. Get ready for that. If you have a microphone, communicate and ask questions (don't spam though). Try to find a guy who seem to know how to play, cover him, do exactly what he does (attack the same thing, sneak when he sneaks...). And don't try to command until you've got solid field basics, otherwise you won't have any clue on what's to be done, you're gonna ♥♥♥♥ up an people will be mean. Keep it up, it's a really difficult but great game, don't give up. Ask veterans or try to add people who know how to play to your steam friend list. Some are cool enough to help you a lot. be kind and people will be kind. If you don't listen people will get mad, and you don't want the NS2 players to be mad because they can be really mean. Community is great as long as you're not a guy who plays solo for the kills, or if you don't want to get better and just mess around. They're friendly to people who are willing to improve.
Metapod Jul 26 @ 4:38pm 
I am a big fan of league of legends, i don't mind toxic people. I've watched some videos and will try to improve and understand the game, seems really fun
Psychomeld Jul 26 @ 9:41pm 
im looking for input into really how to improve even in the basic stuff. as of right now i find it impossible for me to actually kill anyone. im feeling deterred from playing the game as i feel like i am just giving kills and not giving my team and actual value. i understand what to do-ish. i just feel really sloppy and execute poorly. i am new to pc gaming overrall and mouse and keyboard is a huge change especially when aiming bite while jumping and bouncing around and ♥♥♥♥. i know i should keep playing to get better, but i feel like i am not learning anything and im getting frustrated with just losing game after game after game.
Warforce17 Jul 27 @ 5:06am 
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=285188088

Hope this helps.


Originally posted by Demolition991:
im looking for input into really how to improve even in the basic stuff. as of right now i find it impossible for me to actually kill anyone. im feeling deterred from playing the game as i feel like i am just giving kills and not giving my team and actual value. i understand what to do-ish. i just feel really sloppy and execute poorly. i am new to pc gaming overrall and mouse and keyboard is a huge change especially when aiming bite while jumping and bouncing around and ♥♥♥♥. i know i should keep playing to get better, but i feel like i am not learning anything and im getting frustrated with just losing game after game after game.

If you want to learn this game you should stick with one thing and try to improve that:

1. So in the beginning you know you will die a lot, so for example only use the rifle and stick with itand gift your pres to someone by buying them a sg If you feel frustrated, do a normal round inbetween where you can buy everything as a way to relax.

2. As aliens stick also with one lifeform which you practice. 1st rule so you can actually practice: Don´t die. With that I mean to play carefully and if you feel threatened just leave to heal up at the hive. Furthermore, many new players are sticking with gorges which is a fun lifeform to play but I would recommend you to play Skulk, Lerk or Fade so you learn how they play like. If you focus on skulk you can also later on go onos and train that.

3. Play on a daily basis for around 1 hour instead of two days for two hours. If you have a friend meet with him on a combat server and do 1 vs. 1.

4. If you can record your gameplay footage and watch it. It reveals bad habits.

5. Combat servers are one of the best ways to learn lifeforms since you can die as them and just re-lerk, fade etc.

If you want to improve effeciently you need a plan and you have to stick to it. Ask better players for advice and tell them how you train. If you waste time doing sth. they might notice and call it out.

P.S.
I know this sounds like a pain in the ♥♥♥ to do but if you feel frustrated because you do not perform in the game, this will help you improve and lessen that frustration.
Last edited by Warforce17; Jul 27 @ 5:19am
Cannon FodderAUS Jul 27 @ 6:41am 
try this ePaper manual:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ND6VhU_QitQjZqRi1pRVF0bFk/edit?usp=sharing

You can also see it on the UWE forums under New Player sub-forum
Last edited by Cannon FodderAUS; Jul 27 @ 6:42am
Psychomeld Jul 27 @ 7:15am 
Originally posted by Warforce17:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=285188088

Hope this helps.


Originally posted by Demolition991:
im looking for input into really how to improve even in the basic stuff. as of right now i find it impossible for me to actually kill anyone. im feeling deterred from playing the game as i feel like i am just giving kills and not giving my team and actual value. i understand what to do-ish. i just feel really sloppy and execute poorly. i am new to pc gaming overrall and mouse and keyboard is a huge change especially when aiming bite while jumping and bouncing around and ♥♥♥♥. i know i should keep playing to get better, but i feel like i am not learning anything and im getting frustrated with just losing game after game after game.

If you want to learn this game you should stick with one thing and try to improve that:

1. So in the beginning you know you will die a lot, so for example only use the rifle and stick with itand gift your pres to someone by buying them a sg If you feel frustrated, do a normal round inbetween where you can buy everything as a way to relax.

2. As aliens stick also with one lifeform which you practice. 1st rule so you can actually practice: Don´t die. With that I mean to play carefully and if you feel threatened just leave to heal up at the hive. Furthermore, many new players are sticking with gorges which is a fun lifeform to play but I would recommend you to play Skulk, Lerk or Fade so you learn how they play like. If you focus on skulk you can also later on go onos and train that.

3. Play on a daily basis for around 1 hour instead of two days for two hours. If you have a friend meet with him on a combat server and do 1 vs. 1.

4. If you can record your gameplay footage and watch it. It reveals bad habits.

5. Combat servers are one of the best ways to learn lifeforms since you can die as them and just re-lerk, fade etc.

If you want to improve effeciently you need a plan and you have to stick to it. Ask better players for advice and tell them how you train. If you waste time doing sth. they might notice and call it out.

P.S.
I know this sounds like a pain in the ♥♥♥ to do but if you feel frustrated because you do not perform in the game, this will help you improve and lessen that frustration.

ok. i've been already doing this but yeah instead of switching to see if i am more comfortable with a new weapon and just losing it i will stay with whatever until i get good with it. my main problem however is just the aliens and i like them cause they are different. however. i hate them because they are different. i like the playstyle of lerk but im still geting use to mouse and keyboard and my god that alone is a learning curve all on its own. but yes thank you for the advice
Azure Zero Jul 27 @ 7:51am 
I agree with the above poster in that the combat is a good method to learn lifeforms and upgrades for the life forms. It also gives you the chance to get a feel for each marine weapon, tool and upgrade.

Note that each lifeform is a counter to a marine tool / weapon, and each marine weapon/tool is a counter to an alien lifeform.

Combat will also become a standalone game soon, and it's better than the current combat mode given the few videos that are out.
Last edited by Azure Zero; Jul 27 @ 7:52am
Janet Reno Jul 27 @ 8:46pm 
High skill ceiling in this game so my biggest tip is keep on learning and playing.
East Jul 28 @ 6:54am 
Go gorge and build clogtowers or heal an onos
If you want to know how to skulk, try this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3LK-ACkd5U&index=11&list=PLAwy04eq2AQtn1Jsqfseg4b5u77oYwqaZ
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