vandidant Dec 2, 2013 @ 8:25pm
Brace for influx of newbs
Brace. Or take a break from the game.
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100% Recycled Awesome Dec 2, 2013 @ 8:45pm 
Or be a cool player, don't stomp and teach them.

If you love NS2, get more people playing.
|Snoopie| Dec 2, 2013 @ 8:47pm 
Yea! Give them a chance! Like all the guys who also play battlefield 4, they would think twice before taking a shot at anyone whos new ... ... ... NOT.
skyte100 Dec 2, 2013 @ 8:50pm 
Originally posted by |Snoopie|:
Yea! Give them a chance! Like all the guys who also play battlefield 4, they would think twice before taking a shot at anyone whos new ... ... ... NOT.
"Do I really wanna shoot this guy? Yeah I really really do."
Dr. Shocks . DO Dec 2, 2013 @ 9:42pm 
Originally posted by vandidant:
Brace for influx of newbs
Brace. Or take a break from the game.
Wow, what a horrible statement; is this indicative of the common NS community?
Faust Dec 2, 2013 @ 9:46pm 
I actually teaches new players, I've gotten 2-3 of my friends to play this and they loved it after i show them the most basics
Cocainum Dec 2, 2013 @ 9:50pm 
>100% MP game with almost non playerbase gets some influx of players because of ridiculously cheap sale
> complains
Dvsilverwing ♥ Dec 2, 2013 @ 9:56pm 
Originally posted by |Snoopie|:
Yea! Give them a chance! Like all the guys who also play battlefield 4, they would think twice before taking a shot at anyone whos new ... ... ... NOT.

This is pretty irrelevant, EVERYONE in BF4 is "new", I wouldn't consider anyone a "vet" just because of how new the game itself actually is. As for the OP, the sale has given a breath of life into what seemed to be a semi-dead game, as a veteran of the game it's a shame that you think this way.
Kiki Dec 2, 2013 @ 9:58pm 
Originally posted by Bill Wyman:
>100% MP game with almost non playerbase gets some influx of players because of ridiculously cheap sale
> complains

Hah, this.

It really is a good thing.
vandidant Dec 2, 2013 @ 10:04pm 
Originally posted by Shocks -Sands of Time- mod:
Originally posted by vandidant:
Brace for influx of newbs
Brace. Or take a break from the game.
Wow, what a horrible statement; is this indicative of the common NS community?
I think you misunderstand; I am one of the noobs, I am advising the veterans to brace for my onslaught of questions and bad tactical decisions.

I've had the game for a while now, but the learning curve seems quite steep and I've never had the time to really dive into it. I'm riding this wave of newbs to learn my way around the game without irritating veterans anymore than they may already be lol.
Cocainum Dec 2, 2013 @ 10:07pm 
Originally posted by vandidant:
Originally posted by Shocks -Sands of Time- mod:
Wow, what a horrible statement; is this indicative of the common NS community?
I think you misunderstand; I am one of the noobs, I am advising the veterans to brace for my onslaught of questions and bad tactical decisions.

I've had the game for a while now, but the learning curve seems quite steep and I've never had the time to really dive into it. I'm riding this wave of newbs to learn my way around the game without irritating veterans anymore than they may already be lol.

well it isnt that hard really... only if you are too used to CoDish FPS and such.. But NS is not that hard. Your are marine? then stick with your mates. play as a team. You are an alien? then lurk, play stealthy and safe. Its not really that hard
Hobocop Dec 2, 2013 @ 10:08pm 
Well, as long as you're asking questions, you're showing a willingness to learn. Most are okay with answering questions and helping inqusitive newbs out, but not dealing with people who clearly have no idea what they're doing and just do their own thing without any communication whatsoever. That tends to get people rather upset.
EnduringArts Dec 2, 2013 @ 10:12pm 
If you want your beloved game to die, then follow OP's statement. It's the newbs that keep you alive.
LegendsLord 神手 Dec 2, 2013 @ 10:22pm 
Originally posted by vandidant:
Brace. Or take a break from the game.

These attitudes are the reason why games population die.
vandidant Dec 2, 2013 @ 10:29pm 
Originally posted by Hobocop:
Well, as long as you're asking questions, you're showing a willingness to learn. Most are okay with answering questions and helping inqusitive newbs out, but not dealing with people who clearly have no idea what they're doing and just do their own thing without any communication whatsoever. That tends to get people rather upset.
Marines seems really easy to grasp, it's just the whole Alien upgrade tree thing with all their cool tricks and less-known abilities that seems daunting.

Commanding is like applying for a job that requires 5 years of experience. Am I supposed to practice in SC2, or just keep irritating players until I'm good at it in NS2?
Hobocop Dec 2, 2013 @ 10:35pm 
Commanding should ideally be left until after you've gotten good knowledge of the maps and important locations/chokepoints to hold, and also gotten comfortable with constantly recieving and communicating information to your team.

It's easier to help support your team when you know what the situation is like on the ground having been there yourself.

Learning the tech tree, upgrades, and what each structure does is relatively simple, but being a marshalling force for your team while in the chair through strong communication is the most important part.

Nothing is more frustrating than an unresponsive commander since they play such a key role on the team.

However, if you make it clear that you're less experienced (communication being key again), more experienced players will often help ease the load of communication by adopting a 'field commander' role and help relay information to the team.
Last edited by Hobocop; Dec 2, 2013 @ 10:38pm
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