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OFFICIAL Natural Selection 2 (Discussion)

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Two Unique Sides
Whether you play as one of the elite marine Frontiersmen or the vicious alien Kharaa, you must use unique strategies and your abilities to win. Marines form persistent squads to find and destroy alien hives. Aliens can choose a wall-running Skulk, pudgy Gorge, flying Lerk, murderous Fade or gigantic Onos that can smash through doors.

Real Time Stratagy
Commanders play from overhead to lead their team to victory. Build structures anywhere, collect resources and research upgrades. Marines buy weapons at an Armory or build sentry turrets and siege cannons to assault the enemy. Aliens build upgrade chambers, evolve special abilities and plant traps.

Dynamic Environments
Spreading alien infestation deforms hallways and causes space station power failure, turning off lights and shutting down marine powered structures. Use a flamethrower to clear infestation or weld a bulkhead shut for a last defense. Every game is different.

Unlimited Variations
WYSIWYG graphical tools and powerful scripting allow you to create new weapons, scenarios or entirely new games. You’ll get all our tools (level editor, cinematic tool and more) as well as the full Lua source code to Natural Selection 2. Version 1.0 is just the beginning – ongoing automatic updates keep the game fresh by adding new maps, weapons and abilities. Steam Workshop support and auto-downloading makes playing and distributing mods automatic.

Ns2 explained in about one minute

Buy the game for $9.99 on steam, here.
Check out NS2's Official Website.
To keep up with what is going on with ns2, watch www.ns2news.org for regular updates about everything ns2.


MINIMUM:
OS: Windows Vista 32-bit / Linux
Processor: Core 2 Duo E6700 (2.66 GHz) or better
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 1 GB VRAM and support for Shader Model 3 (e.g. AMD X800, NVidia 8600 or better)
DirectX®: 9.0
Hard Drive:1 2 GB HD space
Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

RECOMMENDED:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer / Linux
Processor: Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible video card with 1.5 - 2 GB VRAM (AMD 5770, NVidia GTX 450 or better)
DirectX®: 9.0
Hard Drive: 12 GB HD space
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection

For 120 fps or better:
OS: Windows 7 64-bit or newer / Linux
Processor: Intel i5 4ghz or better (Ns2 is a CPU bound game)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 770 or AMD 285 or better
Hard Drive: 12 GB HD space
Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
 
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I just started the other day. I have played about 13 hours. Its a super fun game. Tons of strategy needed. I think its one of the best games I have ever played. Right up there with the stalker series in my book. That is with it still being in beta. It is set for release this summer.

http://www.naturalselection2.com/

Edit: Surprised I have been thanked. It is that great of a game though
Looks like something I could definitely get into! Thanks for the heads up!
 
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Looks really awesome wow I might check this out next week.
 
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Get it while it is still cheap. They say they will retail for $50 in mid summer. Right now it is in beta for $35.00 and seem pretty polished. Have some weapons/features to roll out still. Some balance issues still. All in all it could be done now and still be a great game.

If we get enough people maybe we could get a TPU server
 
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I had an 7 hour match on this game last night. And yes. My team won. This is not how long ns2 usually takes.
 
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Holy shit, a 7 hour match? Say goodbye to your social life if this game becomes competitive on the level that COD is and you join/make a team.
 
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The games in that build were quiet long. Now they are about 30 minute matches. I couldn't sleep that night anyways.
 
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i bought the pre-order Collector's Edition and played the alpha. i've been a long time fan of the original so this was a natural move. it's great. needs more people to spread the word to get it out the door.
 
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I just reworked the whole OP to show you the game. Prior it was me asking if anyone else played the game.
 
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This is a live stream of a competitive game with two really good teams. 8 free steam codes for the game are going to be givin away during the livestream. So tune in and catch some codes.
https://www.twitch.tv/naturalselecti...selection2.com
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Edit: Its over. Hopefully someone got some game keys.
 
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Do any of you have half life? The original natural selection was a half life mod. You can still play it too. I bought half life just to try ns1.

Instructions and download here
 
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The NS1 community has shrank a ton in the last couple years. I remember playing around 05-07 and there were dozens of active servers. When I tried playing like 2 years ago there was like 1-2, and they were always full or when another server popped up it was half-way around the world.
 
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The NS1 community has shrank a ton in the last couple years. I remember playing around 05-07 and there were dozens of active servers. When I tried playing like 2 years ago there was like 1-2, and they were always full or when another server popped up it was half-way around the world.
Ns2 is bringing some people back to ns1. There were 5 servers when I tried ns1. I prefer ns2 because I have been playing it longer, and the much improved graphics. They made their own engine called spark.
 
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Looks awesome, but I'd get so frustrated and angry playing a game like this ha ha
 
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Looks awesome, but I'd get so frustrated and angry playing a game like this ha ha
How so?
Edit: I know it looks and is awesome but how would you get frustrated? I play at least every other day myself
 
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looks good... will give it a try...
 
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I play as james888. If you see me, say hi.
 
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How so?
Edit: I know it looks and is awesome but how would you get frustrated? I play at least every other day myself
Looks like a game were I would frequently die, and if I was on the marine team those aliens bouncing everywhere would make me swear every missed shot :laugh:
 
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IS NS2 actually coming out? I thought it was vapourware just like Duke Nukem used to be.
 
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IS NS2 actually coming out? I thought it was vapourware just like Duke Nukem used to be.
Yes, hence this thread. This august/september it is coming out. Honestly, I hope they push the date a little because I am not sure they can finish. They only have an 8 man team and a month left. I have had this thread on here for a couple of months too. It is finally getting some attention.

Looks like a game were I would frequently die, and if I was on the marine team those aliens bouncing everywhere would make me swear every missed shot :laugh:
Shooting the little aliens can be tough if they have a good player. I am not a bad shot in most fps but I am terrible in ns2. It has partially to do with a little target, and the hit reg issues they are still working on. It is not as hard as you might think, they have low health.

I am pretty good at aliens, not at all at marines.
 
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i wonder if fades are invincible still.. swear the fade's hitboxes in NS1 was broekn half the time lol
Fade is not invincible in ns2. They do die, just not often. They blink away before you can kill them. Fade is called god mode for a reason. It will be nerfed sooner or later.
 
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Fade is not invincible in ns2. They do die, just not often. They blink away before you can kill them. Fade is called god mode for a reason. It will be nerfed sooner or later.
At the very least they should give the marines a way of dealing with Alien that can teleport with a intelligent human controlling it :laugh:
 
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At the very least they should give the marines a way of dealing with Alien that can teleport with a intelligent human controlling it :laugh:
They do. Its called teamwork with shotguns and flamethrowers. As a fade, if I see a flamethrower I run and I am a good fade. Fade is uber fun to play. He is meant to be a hit and run guy. Who blinks and takes one guy and is gone before they relize it. You can shoot him while in blink, it still does damage.

Here is the fade reveal. Its a cool video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U98Tbr5P2bs

Next build there is going to be exos (ns1 heavy). Its the marine equivalent of the onos (gorilla rhino thing). Ns2 is about teamwork. You must use teamwork or you lose. No COD ramboing or 360 headshots here.