Darkilla: In short, NS is pretty much really fast chess. With guns. Apophis: I haven't seen anyone say that SM's are better than non-SMs. Nordbomber: This is THE first server I've seen where either side can comeback from out of seemingly nowhere with the right teamwork. en4rcment: I have NEVER experienced the type of gameplay that I have found here. Nightly I am amazed at the personalities and gaming talent. Zephyr: Apophis is clearly a highly sophisticated self-aware AI construct that runs on a highly modified toaster oven in Wyzcrak's basement.
I actually found out about TG from the Ars Technica forums (where I just lurk, never posting...). For some reason I had the idea that the Ars crowd might have knowledge of some better BF2 experiences that the usual demolition derby-style pub games out there. Turns out my idea was right.
As background, I've recently been playing a lot of America's Army, and have played the other BF games, along with every other damn FPS out there...so I'm no stranger to "tactical" style action. Plus, I'm in the Army Guard, so I can always write off hours of game playing as "tactical and/or teamwork building exercises."