Deft-Tech 2013년 9월 17일 오전 12시 24분
this game is losing players
as much as i hated the free weekend it added a bunch of new players, why does this game have such a low amount of players...
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Hobocop 2013년 9월 17일 오전 12시 45분 
1. Big learning curve
2. Performance issues
3. Lack of matchmaking/skill ranking to keep veteran players from walking all over complete newbies which leads to a lot of frustration for new players

Hopefully they'll have a bunch of #2 sorted out in their patch later this week. #1 is an ongoing process that will probably never be solved entirely, and #3 is in the works as well since they just added a global stat/skill tracking system with Reinforced. Whether or not anything more concrete will come of it remains to be seen.
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100% Recycled Awesome 2013년 9월 17일 오전 12시 48분 
Deft-Tech님이 먼저 게시:
as much as i hated the free weekend it added a bunch of new players, why does this game have such a low amount of players...

You connect at a bad time.

http://steamcharts.com/app/4920#1m

The West Coast populationis pretty low compared to the European players. Game peaks with European players.

Also, bad optimization plays a role.
Un!ted2o [GER] 2013년 9월 17일 오전 12시 49분 
Some reasons:

1) Niche game from indi studio.
(not so famous / well known like other titles.)

2) Steep learning curve.
(too much for most dumb players nowadays... they leave because 2 complicated.)

3) Requires REAL team-play where you have to listen each other.
(Not what the standard COD / Deathmatch / "I do what I want" ego- kid wants to play.)

4) No big commercial campaigns like other games.
(Less Customers)

5) Not available in "normal" gaming stores as DVD-Box
(Less Customers)

6) Only available for PC.
(Less Customers)

7) Extreme Resource Hungry.
(Many players have problems with performance and don't want to know technical details... "I can play COD / Battlefield, but this does not work!?")

8) Too much changes / Bugs at the free weekend.
(Got a bad reputation?)

9) Too much pub-stomping and yelling at rookies compared with (long time) outdated tutorials and no real "sandbox-mode".
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Traffic Conez 2013년 9월 17일 오전 3시 15분 
^ Have to completely agree
Camulos#linux 2013년 9월 17일 오전 7시 59분 
havent been playing for days now becuase of the performance issues. there is no fun in dogfighting when on your screen you fully pump an alien with a shotgun but they dont die and then they warp into your face and your dead -.-
Thaiden 2013년 9월 17일 오전 8시 28분 
Yeah I have noticed the warping as well. Running everything full settings and never had any issues until more recently. It's barley noticeable on good servers but sometimes it can make the game unplayable.
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Mud'N 2013년 9월 17일 오전 11시 51분 
Still keeping my eye open form time to time, but in break. giving the new guys a while to learn a bit of the dynamics, hopefully from guys with mics. Having trouble getting a server slots - seriously the one server, I wait for a slot if I get one and in time, [moderate ping] not get kicked as someone connected quiker, I might just get a disconnected from server after precaching.
Major.Pain 2013년 9월 17일 오후 1시 46분 
A lot of players are having problems since the free weekend Reinforcement patch and are waiting for it to be fixed. As i understand it, a patch is due this thursday to fix a lot of these bugs so hopefully the servers will be busy at the weekend, hopefully :)
Hominid 2013년 9월 17일 오후 2시 21분 
NS2 is doing better now than before the free weekend.
War-Barney 2013년 9월 17일 오후 2시 37분 
Hobocop님이 먼저 게시:
1. Big learning curve
2. Performance issues
3. Lack of matchmaking/skill ranking to keep veteran players from walking all over complete newbies which leads to a lot of frustration for new players

Hopefully they'll have a bunch of #2 sorted out in their patch later this week. #1 is an ongoing process that will probably never be solved entirely, and #3 is in the works as well since they just added a global stat/skill tracking system with Reinforced. Whether or not anything more concrete will come of it remains to be seen.

Pretty much this, I watched some videos and couldn't wait to play it!

Played a match as marines and got really annoyed as the aliens jump all over the screen at 500mph and seem nigh on impossible to hit or kill.

Oh well I thought I'll try alien! get pin point shot in every match dying in seconds with no chance to get any kills!

Oh well I thought maybe if I practise it'll get better... sadly the 3rd match never happened as its kept refusing to let me join games since. It just saying its caching for AGES then says I timed out. This is whats annoying me most I've literally played 3 games and have yet to find a pc game I can't play yet due to my pc (its not exactly amazing but its 3.2Ghz with a gforce GTX 650 and 8gig ram) I've just not been able to get this to work. Tried for ages as I really wanted to play it but eventually I just gave up trying
100% Recycled Awesome 2013년 9월 17일 오후 3시 37분 
random mutation님이 먼저 게시:
NS2 is doing better now than before the free weekend.

Barely.

http://steamcharts.com/app/4920#1m
Give us Artic Ayla $4.99 - KsK 2013년 9월 17일 오후 6시 35분 
free weekend is what made me buy this game, i have to be honest i wasnt so sure at first the game was quite frustrating,but i was lucky enough to be in a balanced and paired match that lasted almost an hour that gaved me the chance to see ns2 potential...

after buying it learning curve was tough, but now im an average player...

my idea, make a free regular friday, the word free itself is a catcher, and after some weeks and several game session im sure lot of players will get what this game is about, and thats it... once u get it u love it.
Maybe some rats will just wait till friday to play, but im pretty sure most people once they like it will want to play on weekends too, or maybe just support the good job these guys are doing.
Travis Moonstar 2013년 9월 17일 오후 9시 04분 
I'm a fresh player from free weekend, and the game is pretty frustrating. I don't know if it patched or if I'm just playing against vets but it's so frustrating. It's become alot harders to kill the basic aliens (alot more ammo) the ♥♥♥♥ing bird is so fast it's ridiculously stupid. Aliens just seems to get off increibly easy. You play as a marine buy some equipment when you die it's gone, you have to shell out for another. You die as an Alien, and oh well I'll just evolve again thanks. Marines get the shaft.
#sixtythree 2013년 9월 17일 오후 9시 33분 
I stopped playing a month or so ago after playing for about a year. I got sick and tired of the constant performance issues and overhaul of game mechanics. This is coming from someone who constantly would defend this game from people talking bad about it. You can never get use to anything, besides the constant lagging issues, lol!
Hobocop 2013년 9월 17일 오후 9시 58분 
Rick Chambers님이 먼저 게시:
I'm a fresh player from free weekend, and the game is pretty frustrating. I don't know if it patched or if I'm just playing against vets but it's so frustrating. It's become alot harders to kill the basic aliens (alot more ammo) the ♥♥♥♥ing bird is so fast it's ridiculously stupid. Aliens just seems to get off increibly easy. You play as a marine buy some equipment when you die it's gone, you have to shell out for another. You die as an Alien, and oh well I'll just evolve again thanks. Marines get the shaft.

Actually, losing a lifeform is much more punishing for aliens because marines can salvage weapons dropped by dead teammates. Aliens have no such luxury, and combat lifeform egg drops from the commander are super expensive and are a pretty big risk due to how much aliens have to spend on everything else they need to keep up with marines.
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