RPG Gamer Man Jun 11 @ 6:00pm
What's the best server for new players?
I just got this game and am wondering what is the best new player servers i can join to learn some stuff? I already read some guides and watch a bunch of youtube videos..but watching and doing are two different things.
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LucK_NoT_SkiLL Jun 11 @ 7:36pm 
=ROOKIES PARADISE= is a fairly friendly server. Rookie Friendly and usually has friendly and helpful people on it. It's my regular server, in the EU.
Goron Jun 12 @ 12:56am 
I would actually recommend you to NOT go on green servers. There you will find no communication in the team at all and just a bunch uncoordinated deathmatch-esque games without anyone having a clue what to do. If you already know what to do more or less (positioning, setting priorities(like shooting crag/tunnel before RT, defending/harassing RTs etc.), if you don't jump into the commander seat and if you are willing to listen and to learn, then I see no reason why you shouldn't join a white server.

Not all white servers are rookie-friendly, but most of them are. And since the playerbase is so small, veterans are normally friendly towards new players. Try to imitate what the veterans are doing, and even though you will probably die a lot of times initially, you will improve your skills a lot faster and enjoy the game more in a server with coordinated teams (a good indicator of this is usually when there are people with voice chat), as NS2 is a teamplay-based game after all.

If you are in EU, try to avoid the white-listed HBZ server (probably too high-skill for you at the moment, but after about 100 hours you could try to join, as it is still imo the best NS2 server).
Yo-Clan is also fairly high skill, but a lot more open to rookies (except from the occasional whiner that complains about everything and everyone) and also extremely fun. Other than that you could try the SWE servers. If you have a good connection, you could also try the American King Kahuna servers. You can try other pub servers, but the ones i mentioned are imho the best in NS2 at the moment (excluding australian servers of course).

PS: I don't know your skill-level, but if you can't get any kills in those servers, you should probably first join some combat mod servers ( like a deathmatch mod). There you can properly learn how to use the higher lifeforms and improve your aim without having to worry about dying or the RTS aspect. Personally though, I think combat mod is boring haha.

If you need any further guidance just ask.
Good luck and have fun playing!
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RPG Gamer Man Jun 12 @ 10:45am 
Originally posted by Goron:
I would actually recommend you to NOT go on green servers. There you will find no communication in the team at all and just a bunch uncoordinated deathmatch-esque games without anyone having a clue what to do. If you already know what to do more or less (positioning, setting priorities(like shooting crag/tunnel before RT, defending/harassing RTs etc.), if you don't jump into the commander seat and if you are willing to listen and to learn, then I see no reason why you shouldn't join a white server.

Not all white servers are rookie-friendly, but most of them are. And since the playerbase is so small, veterans are normally friendly towards new players. Try to imitate what the veterans are doing, and even though you will probably die a lot of times initially, you will improve your skills a lot faster and enjoy the game more in a server with coordinated teams (a good indicator of this is usually when there are people with voice chat), as NS2 is a teamplay-based game after all.

If you are in EU, try to avoid the white-listed HBZ server (probably too high-skill for you at the moment, but after about 100 hours you could try to join, as it is still imo the best NS2 server).
Yo-Clan is also fairly high skill, but a lot more open to rookies (except from the occasional whiner that complains about everything and everyone) and also extremely fun. Other than that you could try the SWE servers. If you have a good connection, you could also try the American King Kahuna servers. You can try other pub servers, but the ones i mentioned are imho the best in NS2 at the moment (excluding australian servers of course).

PS: I don't know your skill-level, but if you can't get any kills in those servers, you should probably first join some combat mod servers ( like a deathmatch mod). There you can properly learn how to use the higher lifeforms and improve your aim without having to worry about dying or the RTS aspect. Personally though, I think combat mod is boring haha.

If you need any further guidance just ask.
Good luck and have fun playing!

The thing i get confused on the most is where i am supposed to go on the map..it is confusing to find the next place to go..i try to be near others but somehow i always get targeted first..
100% Recycled Awesome Jun 12 @ 2:18pm 
Originally posted by RPG Gamer Man:

The thing i get confused on the most is where i am supposed to go on the map..it is confusing to find the next place to go..i try to be near others but somehow i always get targeted first..

The map key is C, also, there is a transparent map mod which I find to be uber helpful.

Try to space out and hang back a bit if you're new. Let the veteran players go first a bit so they can check known hiding spots before you enter. However, be aware of your flank if you're hanging back.

I have a highly rated rookie guide in the guide section that you may find helpful. You can also access it via my profile.
RPG Gamer Man Jun 13 @ 4:44pm 
Originally posted by 100% Recycled Awesome:
Originally posted by RPG Gamer Man:

The thing i get confused on the most is where i am supposed to go on the map..it is confusing to find the next place to go..i try to be near others but somehow i always get targeted first..

The map key is C, also, there is a transparent map mod which I find to be uber helpful.

Try to space out and hang back a bit if you're new. Let the veteran players go first a bit so they can check known hiding spots before you enter. However, be aware of your flank if you're hanging back.

I have a highly rated rookie guide in the guide section that you may find helpful. You can also access it via my profile.

I read it already..but reading and experience are two different things..i found some rude people who treated me badly due to my newbie status i guess..
100% Recycled Awesome Jun 13 @ 10:04pm 
Originally posted by RPG Gamer Man:
I read it already..but reading and experience are two different things..i found some rude people who treated me badly due to my newbie status i guess..

Thanks! Part of it is just playing and getting experience. But it helps to know what to do and honestly, more importantly what not to do. There are rude people no question, but IMO you can avoid most of them if you just pay attention. I'll admit I get annoyed, but that happens after I throw out tips and request stuff that gets completely ignored for 10 minutes.

To me, it's not that someone doesn't know something (I cannot expect a new player to know what I know, that's would be crazy talk!), it's that they keep making the same mistake over and over again after being informed. I don't knows squat when I started this game, but I took the time to learn.

What I found to be super helpful was spectating a few games before I really got into it. See how players move, how they shoot/bite, how they work together (or sadly not at all).

No one should be rude to you simply because you are new. That's just wrong.
Last edited by 100% Recycled Awesome; Jun 13 @ 10:05pm
RPG Gamer Man Jun 14 @ 6:04pm 
Originally posted by 100% Recycled Awesome:
Originally posted by RPG Gamer Man:
I read it already..but reading and experience are two different things..i found some rude people who treated me badly due to my newbie status i guess..

Thanks! Part of it is just playing and getting experience. But it helps to know what to do and honestly, more importantly what not to do. There are rude people no question, but IMO you can avoid most of them if you just pay attention. I'll admit I get annoyed, but that happens after I throw out tips and request stuff that gets completely ignored for 10 minutes.

To me, it's not that someone doesn't know something (I cannot expect a new player to know what I know, that's would be crazy talk!), it's that they keep making the same mistake over and over again after being informed. I don't knows squat when I started this game, but I took the time to learn.

What I found to be super helpful was spectating a few games before I really got into it. See how players move, how they shoot/bite, how they work together (or sadly not at all).

No one should be rude to you simply because you are new. That's just wrong.

I admint i made some honest mistakes, but i do know better than the average newbie player. For example, the tip about not wasting ammo when taking out alien structures is one i learned from watching youtube videos.
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