Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2

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Spikerzky 2013년 12월 14일 오전 8시 03분
New player reception
I've been looking into NS2, and it seems pretty intereseting. I was just wondering how receptive the community is to new players? Like, I'll do my best to get a grasp of the mechanics before actually jumping into the game so I'm not clueless, but no matter how much I "prepare" before playing there will always be a skill gap between me and the experienced players. Since this is such a competitive, team-focused game, is there going to be a lot of getting chewed out and insulted just for not being very good, or are people a bit more receptive?

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Rautapalli 2013년 12월 14일 오전 8시 10분 
You'll be fine as long as you don't try to jump into the commander chair on a non-rookie server.
Assmödeus 2013년 12월 14일 오전 9시 14분 
OuchOfDeath is pretty spot on. The big no-no as a green (newbie) is to stay out of the Commander's chair. If you want to practice commanding, do it in bot games or sandbox. Try to stick with green-named servers at first, but pay attention to the skill level as well. Some people are just jerks and hate new players because they're new players. You'll encounter that the same as every other game. You'll also find an awful lot of people who will answer your questions and try to direct you. If you request direction or help and the Comm isn't laying waypoints or someone isn't telling you where to go on the map, then your team is letting you down.

The best skill a completely new player can pickup is to learn how to read the full map on the fly (should be bound by default to C or M depending on when you purchased). You'll get automatic notifications like "building under attack" but you won't know exactly where unless you look at the map.

Keep in mind I don't have a lot of time to play and don't have many hours in myself yet, so my advice isn't necessarily golden.
Vitdom 2013년 12월 14일 오전 11시 02분 
Spikerzky님이 먼저 게시:
Since this is such a competitive, team-focused game, is there going to be a lot of getting chewed out and insulted just for not being very good, or are people a bit more receptive?
Since this is a team-focused game, you don't just play as a team, you learn as a team as well. Most people will answer any questions you have or any requests for help in-game.

I recommend you to stay out of rookie servers and play on White servers. Unfortunately most of, but not all, new players to this game don't even respond when you talk to them in-game. This has led a part of the community to not like rookies playing with them, because they've had a bad experience with them. Keep this in mind and if someone points out your rookie status, just reply to them in voice chat, and you will be taken seriously.

I.e. play on rookie servers for self-learning, or if you are a serious team player who is willing to ask questions and respond when someone in your team wants to communicate with you, play on White servers for team-learning.
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Spikerzky 2013년 12월 14일 오후 12시 02분 
Alright. Sounds about like what I was expecting. I just figured I would ask and show my face in the community first. Thanks for the advice!
ultramassive shitlord 2013년 12월 14일 오후 12시 10분 
My biggest tip is to research a little on the game first so you don't jump into a match completely blind. Try the tutorial and look up on a couple of guides. Other than that, listen to experienced players and take their advice and if the commander gives you an order, carry it out.
Chris (차단됨) 2013년 12월 14일 오후 12시 11분 
don't be scared, we mess up out of frustration. The smart ones enjoy newbs in hope of a larger player base. The learning curve isn't all that. Eventually someone has to step up in the chair. Sometimes it's a new person. If you get heat for it, remember that they are an idiot.
Plot Seeker 2013년 12월 14일 오후 12시 13분 
There are a lot of new player only servers that you can join. the people there are (99% of the time) friendly and helpful to new players.
Theyos 2013년 12월 14일 오후 12시 14분 
Keep to rookies servers and you should have no problems. The only people I have encountered so far who are unpleasant are other rookies who are abusive in chat and just trolling. Most people are at least tolerant or will help guide you.
Warforce17 2013년 12월 14일 오후 3시 42분 
I have played the game for about 980 hours and from my experience you will find a lot of people who will tolerate or help you. However, like in all communites, you will find some people who will be intolerant towards rookies and I have also experienced players attacking rookies for being a rookie. Luckily this behaviour is the exception.

I am also not perfect and sometimes I may have been rude to new players but I really like rookies and love to teach them even though they seem never to listen when I give them tips and orders. They must be simple overwhelmed with so much new information. ;)

This is why I have founded a group to help new players to get a grasp for alien movement which I can imagine is the most frustrating part of the first gameplay hours. The biggest joy for me as a veteran player is to see rookies try hard and improving evvery game.

I hope every rookie will have a blast with this game and if someone is rude to you, don´t put up with it. Just mute him and keep playing. Dont let other people ruin this brilliant game for you.


I am looking forward to the matchmaking they want to implent next year.
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Parity 2013년 12월 14일 오후 4시 30분 
Plenty of helpful people around, but always remember, if you're unsure: ASK!
Nobody likes a silent rookie.
General Plastro 2013년 12월 14일 오후 5시 48분 
I started playing this game 2 days ago and i found that people are pretty nice (at least in the 2-3 servers i frequented), i also disagree with alot of people that say this is a "extremely competitive" game, at least the players dont give me that feel.

With that said i already came to this expecting a communication heavy/teamwork required game and besides using my microphone i also followed whatever my commander said, if you dont do otherwise i could see why some players would get upset.
Putrefax 2013년 12월 14일 오후 6시 40분 
General Plastro님이 먼저 게시:
i also disagree with alot of people that say this is a "extremely competitive" game, at least the players dont give me that feel.

A lot of the time, especially now with the huge influx of new and inexperienced players thanks to the humble bundle, the games simply aren't competitive and teamwork focused because the players aren't playing that way. So it can sometimes be hard to learn what good/bad plans for teams are if you aren't encountering actual teamwork.
If you find a veteran, usually someone with a clan tag or a special badge next to their name (or if you see them just go 70-3 lol) then they can provide the best advice if you can ask them nicely. Us vets know how to teamwerks, and if we can get more newbies to play in a similar fashion, then the quality of the playerbase will go up, so we're more often than not quite interested in teaching you guys.
Digi 2013년 12월 14일 오후 8시 25분 
The people seem to be fine, helpful enough, I've even been encouraged and guided to play commander for the first time, was a nice experience...

But what'll probably screw you over is the performance, you need at least twice the PC power of the recommended specs in order to play properly... mainly a powerful CPU with high frequency.

So yeah, this game seems nice in the gameplay and players department but I can't enjoy that with 10 frames every time shooting starts or stuff dies (I suspect ragdolls severely affect FPS)
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