I've spent the last few weeks sifting through the insane amount of awesome NS classic custom maps. I then picked out 9, and am releasing them in two Map Packs. Many of these maps are years old and required some updating, but each map found in the pack should be good as new. Full minimaps are included, and many of the old bugs were removed.
You may have played some of these maps before, but I doubt anyone has played them with proper minimaps. Rust and Hulk got not just new minimaps but entityrips, which solved a few of their bugs. Hulk is named _mp1 due to an issue with a previously released version.
The .res' are included as well, so any server ops can install the pack with ease.
The second map pack will be coming in a few weeks, with:
Nexus is getting multiple updates. Saturn is getting some siege issues fixed since its most recent version. Source is a great map from two years ago, now with full minimaps. Titan is a previously-unreleased map by a solid mapper who has already contributed a map to this pack (and its not me :P).
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.
Read the TG Primer, the TGNS Primer and most importantly, the TGNS Rules | My Website!! birdie_in_Texas:ok..i feel stupid here..what is "NS"..? Wyzcrak:Natural Selection. Don't feel at a loss for not knowing the acronym. Feel at a loss for not having experienced the game.