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The game can get pretty competitive and its a matter of how serious you, your team and your commander are.
Indeed, he is right. I have trouble playing ns2 anymore unless I am with the right set of people. I don't care if I am losing but ns2 is a team game and must be played as such. Much more fun that way too. To get as good as the pros takes hundreds of hours though. They all have 1000+ game hours. I myself am only at 450.
 
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Ns2 is going to be 50% off on the 28th for the free dlc gorgeous update.

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Nice, thanks for info!

I already bought this game a while ago, good to see it updated :)
 
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Natural Selection 2 is having a free weekend march 21st-24th and is going to be 50% off.
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I'm gonna try out this free weekend if I like it, will buy it since its on sale, thanks
 
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I'm gonna try out this free weekend if I like it, will buy it since its on sale, thanks
Come back and post your thoughts if it was really good, bad, or meh. I just love the game and was hoping this would become more of a discussion thread than an awareness thread.

This video here is someones first time playing, and it is funny.
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If I can tear myself away from my crippling DOTA addiction, I may pop in and do some NS2. I own the game but haven't played much. It's pretty fun, but when I was playing it I had a crappy Toshiba HDTV as my monitor and it was too laggy for FPS games.
 

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Yea, I'm going to give this a try as well. :toast:
 
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I am still curious what you guys who just tried it thought.

I updated the OP with more recent and relevant links to videos and what not. I put in the two trailers on the thread so they are watchable without going to youtube. I added my take on the game. I also recommended specs because I feel the recommended specs should be higher.

The game made it to #5 on steams top sellers during the free weekend.
 
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An interesting new community made mod was just released.

Xenoswarm
Our vision for Xenoswarm is a cross between a "Left 4 Dead" style co-operative experience and the asymmetrical combat that you all know and love in NS2. Choose from one of three classes (Assault, Support and Scout), each with their own unique abilities and work together to escape from the clutches of the alien horde.

Planned features
A class system with three different classes.
A completely rewritten XP and upgrade system.
AI-controlled enemies and allies.
A builder weapon for the marines to allow creation of outposts.
New weapons: Submachine Gun, Knives, Portable scanner, Laser trip mines and more!



That is another great thing about ns2. You buy one game but get access to what is only a few mods at the moment, but more are coming.
New maps with story-based progression.
Difficulty scaling with the number of players and friendly bots making the game suitable as a single player experience.
 
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I just got this game, so far I think the Aliens are easier to play and overpowered over the marines, in every game i played, the aliens won
 
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I just got this game, so far I think the Aliens are easier to play and overpowered over the marines, in every game i played, the aliens won
That is funny you say that. The general community consensus is that marines are easier at first to play because people are used to the play style compared to aliens.

The global statistics are almost exactly 50/50 on who wins. In my experience though, aliens win more too. I could go a bit more on strategy and why I think aliens win more but I think it is moot.

In general are you enjoying the game?
 
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Ns2 is $8.49, or 66% off, through july first.

Build 249 increase game performance dramatically, and build 250 change game balance dramatically.
 
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The game now runs superb with new 4770K, good to see it run even faster :)
 
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Ns2 will be coming to linux and macs sometime in the coming months. Im excited.

The game now runs superb with new 4770K, good to see it run even faster :)
I wasn't even having problems with my 2500k pre 249.
 

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Ns2 is $8.49, or 66% off, through july first.

Build 249 increase game performance dramatically, and build 250 change game balance dramatically.
Damn too bad I was lagging and missed it! I haven't ever looked to seriously at this game until now but just pre-ordered BF4 and am broke. Will be looking for that sale price again tho...this looks to be a MUST play!
 
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Damn too bad I was lagging and missed it! I haven't ever looked to seriously at this game until now but just pre-ordered BF4 and am broke. Will be looking for that sale price again tho...this looks to be a MUST play!
I will make sure you know of the next sale. Should be another one soon but will probably be $12.50. They are going to do a another content release here with the new map biodome. They have in the past done a 50% off sale and a free weekend for such things.
 
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Ns2 will be coming to linux and macs sometime in the coming months. Im excited.


I wasn't even having problems with my 2500k pre 249.
I was on Q9450@ 3.6ghz and it was a bit to much for it:laugh:
 
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Ns2 is $6.49 for the steam summer sale. Was voted in.
 
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Ns2 is $6.49, that is 75% off and now has cards. 40 hours left.
 
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I like its game engine. It's fast and looks daaaaamn good. I wish they'd remake System Shock 2 with it, it just feels appropriate.
 
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I really wanted to get into this game, bought it in the pre-order aswell. But no matter how much I try, the gameplay just feels too clunky. Its not that the fps is too low, or too stuttery, but the mechanics of the creatures/marines you can play just dont feel natural to me. Its sad!
The only thing I really enjoy is playing the alien commander =D
 
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For me everything feels fine, just like in any good FPS game, only thing that's really pissing me off is the aliens ceiling walking, where view is not rotated, but the player model is.

I'm old school, used to the Aliens movement in Aliens vs Predator. Some said it's disorienting to move as alien, but it felt natural for me and i miss that. I miss the feel of hanging of the ceiling before attacking the poor marines. Always being horizontal to the ground without rotating the view is for me more disorienting...

But other than that, i like the game a lot. So much that i bought a headset with mic just because of this game, so i can command my team with mic which is much easier.

My favorite creatures are Lerk and Fade and with marines it's Grenade+Jetpack or the almighty dual chaingun exo (single one isn't bad either, so you can face punch aliens with the mechanical fist).