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So.. out of curiosity, how many people here have been playing NS since the early versions? How many people play in GENERAL here. I can remember as far back as when they had the NUKE, thats quite a while back.

Just trying to get something started on NS.
 
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I used to play it a lot. I played with NGE and we were both all right ( ;) @ NGE ).
 
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I checked it out in the early stages. Never really played it often.
 
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I play now and then, but usually only Combat. There aren't enough good comms.

Skulks ftw!
 

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I've tried it out a couple of times. It looks fun, but I never took the time to learn how to play.
 
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I was just playing it about 10 minutes ago. =O

It's a pretty fun mod. I've been playing it off and on for a year or two, so I didn't get to play any of the really old versions. It was the first game I played when I first got cable Internet access. Good times.

Siege maps are fun when you're bored, but don't tell anyone I said that. =o
 

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Smith| said:
Aye, I have. I just hate crappy music =P.
Expecting good fan music for a Half-Life mod is like expecting a good plot to a porno ;)
 
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I played it awhile back. Since I have a pirated version of Half-Life 1, I can't play on Steam, and thus no mods for me.

This would be one of the ones I'd get if I were to start playing, though.
 
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CM said:
Expecting good fan music for a Half-Life mod is like expecting a good plot to a porno ;)
I resent that, man. I'm making killer music for ESF!
 
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NS is fun,atleast with a good commander so you dont run around with light machinegun against upgraded onos:p

if your gonna play alien you have to be onos with upgrades...so damn nice: )
 
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I hate the onos, too slow for my taste. I am a rather good super skulk, and GREAT as a fade. For the marines, just give me a shotgun.. please give me a shotgun. Things die when I get that, but I also like to just spam the GL like mad to get people to shout at me. :p lol (Oh yeah, I am also an extremely good gorge, people love me on NS for that).
 
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I <3 Natural Selection, one of the very few mods out that is fun and addictive. I first started playing god knows how many versions ago, since the time fades could shoot bile bombs.
 

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played in 1.0..played 2.0 once, then I'll get on 3.0 addiction sprees every now and then..is 3 still the latest version?
 
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played in 1.0..played 2.0 once, then I'll get on 3.0 addiction sprees every now and then..is 3 still the latest version?
Yeah. They released 3.1 like, 3 days ago.
 

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Excuse me for not seeing this thread earlier.

I am a longtime NS player, and I did enjoy quite a few games for a breif period of time with Smith. I've been playing since the release date on that fateful Halloween, and been addicted ever since.

I've had an extensive career in that game, having been to the CAL finals twice. Long time competitive player, and while he's being modest, I won't hesitate to say that smith was far more than "okay," and I must have done something right to have gone to the finals twice. Former member of clan #cri., basically the most hated clan of all time for that game, and I'm still proud of it. #cri. is still dead, but never out for the count- when I finish my temporary hiatus and get my new computer, it might be comeing back.

On the topic of #cri. That clan was hated due to many people accusing them of hacking, cheating, lameing, and ruining the game. They played ruthlessly and relyed solely on player skill over strategy, but often came up with the newest innovations in strategy when needed to. In my opinion, they were the best clan of all time for that game at one point, but internal affars such as screaming at arguments DURING the finals and such always kept them from achieveing #1 status. It died a few times, and it doesn't look like anything will happen with it unless I manage a few miracles sometime when I get my comptuer.

Towards the end of my NS career before I lost my computer, I started offering lessons, and bringing new clans to the game either from other mods or groups of interested people. I'm still taking offers on lessons for when I get my computer back, but the rules I have always said will remain the same: You listen to what I say. You may ask questions, but you will not question my methods. If you feel something is cheap, cheating, lame, unfair, or anything of the like, I'm not going to waste my time continuing the lesson with you. I will ask you to leave, and failure to comply will only hurt your reputation in game, and your standing with me. I'm a good person, but I only give second chances when I think the person is honestly sincere, and I do not give more than 2. This is my time, and I'm willing to help people out but if you waste what I consider to be my generosity, then I'm not going to exactly be forgiving. This method has never failed me in the past, and I've made a few decent players get a name for themselves in that game.

Sub, I still owe you and Zeo some NS lessons, I won't forget!

I am also currently offering lessons for when I get my computer back with ESF as well. The same rules comply. Just throught I'd throw that out there, if anyone else is interested.

It's a shame you don't play anymore Smith, I really enjoyed those games, even if we'd just take turns scilenced B-hop rushing eachother round after round.



I play any class, and I play it well. I am not modest when it comes to NS; I have no reason to be and only resentment towards the community when I chose to be. I am skeptical when anyone nowadays say's they're good, I don't buy it. I will judge such when I see it, not when I hear about it over some forum. As a marine, I prefer the HMG because good aiming will kill anything much faster (aside skulks) than the shotgun, and the large clip will make sure everything is dead. You'll have time to reload with proper teammate cover and good aim forcing them to retreat or die. I like to fade because I can usually win the game for my team in a pub, and in scrims/matches/pugs I can usually contain the others well enough to put some serious hurt on them, as well as have a great deal of fun.

I've killed entire clans by myself, who claimed that they could beat me with whatever they wanted to. I take pride in the fact that I, along side with #cri., had killed over thirty clans during the 3.xx "veteran program" fiasco, and helped clean that community of whiney players and people who think they're the best ever. Unfortunatly, I ended up being a major participant in dividing the community, along with most of the other top clan members- it's healed a bit, but there is undoubtable resentment amongst the majority of pubbers and the "way" they're treated by clan members. They're not really treated unfairly, that's poor sportsmanship- they're treated indifferently. Clanners play how ever they want so long as it will help their team win, which often leads to spawn camps and other situations in which the opposing teams lack of skill was apparent. Rather than fix the issue with themselves, they complained to the devs about how something was lame.

Anyone recall how I said before that dev's without skill and foresight will make a bad game?

There is now a variable which allows you to become invunerable upon spawning for x seconds. Thanks to that, we've got servers with people running around after dieing for 3-7 seconds. That's enough time to make it halfway to the opponents base. I've got an alternate method to prevent spawn camping- it's called, "don't let them into your spawn." If someone gets in, it's their reward and your punishment. Use your team, get some players back and deal with the threat before it becomes a major issue. Or don't let them push you that far back in the first place- put up a better resistance. Things like that, they irked me.


The ESF community is doing a better job of earning my respect, and for that I thank them, but even if you're from it don't expect me to go easy on you should I be teaching you. I'm a nice person unless aggrivated- either accept what I have to say if you're coming to me for advice, or don't bother coming in the first place.

Oh, any many people here can already vouch for me- I'm not an uptight *******, but I'm serious on things that concern me or that I want to take seriously.
 
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Kenny83 said:
So.. out of curiosity, how many people here have been playing NS since the early versions? How many people play in GENERAL here. I can remember as far back as when they had the NUKE, thats quite a while back.

Just trying to get something started on NS.
I loved Natural Selection in the old days, but honestly. Its getting quite bored lately, i've been playing it far to much and i can't even play for 20min and i'm already stopping. In the old days, i've been playing for hours and hours everyday. But, as said above, the more i played the game. The more bored the game became, and ever with the new update that has been released, it doesn't improve much in the game in my opinion.
 

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After 1.04, it just wasn't fun for me anymore.
 

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