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  • Natural Selection 2: 75% off Halloween sale!

    Halloween has long been a special time for Natural Selection. NS1 and NS2 were both released on Halloween, and this is NS2's one year anniversary! Timed with an anniversary content update expected in the next couple of days, Natural Selection 2 is on sale through November 1st -- down 75% to just SIX BUCKS AND CHANGE.

    Now is a GREAT time to hop into the game as a new player. The game has a LOT of depth, but our TGNS Forums have lots of helpful threads, and you can always ask new questions (or just say Hello!).

    "Natural Selection 2 is an immersive, multiplayer shooter that pits aliens against humans in a strategic and action-packed struggle for survival. It seamlessly combines shooter and RTS/strategy gameplay." – Natural Selection 2 - Steam Store

    "NS2 is a genius mash of Counter Strike and Starcraft" – Kotaku

    "This is getting close to my idea of the ultimate game" – Machinima

    One of my favorite descriptions of the game is "really fast chess, with guns". In typical RTS fashion, both teams show a top-down "Commander" view to one player per team, and the different tech trees offer plenty of gameplay variety as teams compete for strategic points on the map. As an FPS, it's very satisfying, as coordinated attacks are key to success.

    Tactical Gamer's Natural Selection 2 community is well-established, with a server full of regulars and Supporting Members every night. The game includes solid voicecomm. We don't require that you have a microphone, but you must communicate as a team member.

    Hope to see some of you in our Natural Selection 2 servers soon!

    Here's a few tips if you're going to join us:

    ) read our Required Reading, as well as any other threads you might find useful in our TGNS forums

    ) if you're a Supporting Member, you can spectate anytime before playing -- this can be VERY helpful for new learners

    ) some default key bindings:
    c: show a map of the level
    y: keyboard chat to your team
    left alt: microphone speak to your team
    b: gestate as an alien (this is how you change class and use upgrades your team has acquired)
    f: this is flashlight when you're a marine and "hivesight" when you're alien (hivesight is awesome -- check it out)
    m: show a helpful menu with INFO and some ADMIN commands we've made available to you (learn in our NS2 forums how to get more)
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    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.

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    Re: Natural Selection 2: 75% off Halloween sale!

    I know a lot of you PS2 guys were thinking about moving to a new game, but weren't planning on buying BF4. Now's a great time to start up in NS2.

    This game is epic. Wyz, nor I, can come close to describing what the game actually offers. When all the elements come together, you can experience the most intense hour of gameplay you could imagine. Wyz commented last night that he gets dizzy when he watches me play Lerk. That's because this Alien lifeform is the equivalent of a fighter jet flying around your living room. :)

    I'd encourage anyone reading this who hasn't played Natural Selection before to get a copy. It's only 6 bucks... and it'll probably be the best 6 bucks you ever spend.

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      Re: Natural Selection 2: 75% off Halloween sale!

      It is indeed spooky


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        Re: Natural Selection 2: 75% off Halloween sale!

        Been playing since its days as a half-life 1 mod till now. What I like about this game is even a regular public game without any regulars still has more teamwork and voicecomm interaction than most other online shooters I've played.

        Also, videos from a couple of our captains games this month. Essentially a pick up game when lots of regulars are on with more time for planning and strategy discussion. Best games usually occur during these.
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