Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2

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General Lurker Jun 12, 2014 @ 12:02am
Is NS2 Dead?!?!?
I haven't been able to play it for awhile so are the rumors true?
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Random Guy Jun 12, 2014 @ 1:24am 
Just look at the playercount
Boreale Jun 12, 2014 @ 3:19am 
idk why apart from fades I love this game.
zverozvero Jun 12, 2014 @ 3:20am 
Where's 'ingame players number'? Saw it, but forget where...
Tiny Rick Jun 12, 2014 @ 4:06am 
Not as populated as it once was but NS2 is still alive and kicking.
zverozvero Jun 12, 2014 @ 4:52am 
Peak of 24 hr is kinda ok, but wish it was 2x...
right now China ccohnos server is corwded , im playing right now so i dont think this game dead

Its popular among players know how to rush and where to defend

Not like you get killstreak :D
zverozvero Jun 12, 2014 @ 5:32am 
Its fine long as your chosen servers are full enough and people are both skilled and adequate. When theres only 1/3 servers left and half of players doesnt know what to do is a total b---.
Game isnt dead but it definitely wither.
Tiny Rick Jun 12, 2014 @ 7:53am 
Originally posted by LegoTheTerrorist:
WTF All servers are empty to me how the ♥♥♥♥ you guys even playing it?
try changing your filter options in the server browser.
Lotnik Jun 14, 2014 @ 12:38pm 
I hope that NS2 will be alive for long time.
this game need players to "learn before play"

Not "get in game and shoot , get kill streak "
zverozvero Jun 15, 2014 @ 2:41am 
With same 'impartiality' can be said that ns "stomps player in dirt for 50 hrs" as 'learning process', instead of "get in and have fun".

With proper matchmaking in such game shouldnt be any 'kill streaks', while usual part of NS2 is 30-1 kd body on green server 'for the win'. And new players must be 1-30 crash test dummy for their first 20+hr.
learn in Trainning mode and sand box

rookie must learn , i see alot players do not learn and complain about game is hard ?
zverozvero Jun 15, 2014 @ 5:06am 
Learn basics - yes. If they want to know what they are supposed to do and are ready to work in team they'll learn in 5-10 hrs easily. Thats not a problem. Problem is unbalanced matches and lack of new gamers. Learn combat? Most get nulified over and over for next 30+ gaming hrs, Game isnt 'hard', its not solo one that makes challenge on its own. Its pvp, so all challenge comes from matchmaking, and since there's close to no matchmaking and small amount of newcomers starting experience both lengthy and unpleasant.

I see a lot of players stop learning and go to green servers for perverse satisfaction. ?
Scoup Jun 17, 2014 @ 7:15pm 
@zverozvero I agree with you, but that is a problem with all games that not try to be like shoot and kill. I cant see any way to change that in this game without the players help. Do you have any idea about?
zverozvero Jun 17, 2014 @ 7:54pm 
Yep, kinda. They made sort of matchmaking allready, and that could work if there still was enough low-mid players in. Rookie only servers have commander problem - comm must be experienced, and if he doesnt go com, he demolishes rookies on field. If rookie-only (or just low-skill actually, since green tag dropps too fast to be informative) servers had AI com with some primitive gameplans built in, mixed with available now Shuffle and some free weekends (or even several of'em in a row) could be helpfull.

The way starter players play is shoot'n'kill anyway. If they are close in skill and given enough time, they could learn how to be more effective - hold ground, use res-points etc, without some of terrible onesided runs. Now thats usually game with only one sides com doing anything and couple of tough men that steamroll new players with no reward for teamplay or 'going in right direction'.
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Date Posted: Jun 12, 2014 @ 12:02am
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