Natural Selection Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 16, 2002 9:43am PST

HomeLAN Fed's Saturday morning mod interview is with Charlie Cleveland, team leader on the Natural Selection mod for Half-Life. JCal asks Charlie what surprised him during development of the mod, any features that didn't make it, reaction to the mod, patch plans and more.

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  • Hey there guys! Been playing games even before I could walk, and for once in my life I think I have found the game with the most innovation and realism ever created. NS is exceptionally evolutionary~! It is totally awesome~! For those who have played you know what I mean. For those who haven't, you haven't lived sonny.:) I believe this will set a new chain of games using this game engine. The live players in the whole battle creates no absolutes and requires one vital, crucial thing for victory: team work. Really DO listen to you commander and don't bitch, when you have people complaining and whining about how horrible you are and all they want to do is sit in the corner and cry untill they get their HMG or what not it really can drive someone insane. The game, when cooperation is present is a wonder. It makes you think that you can actually be a marine one day since you're "so good". If I were to rate this game it would be 100/10. This is has been a dream and I have not seen such ideas since Final Fantasy 7. I have unfortunately found flaws. First, unrelative to the game itself , are pricks that like to ruin it for everybody by moaning like a whore constantly on the voice comm. Totally ruins the experience. Second is also complaint about voice comm even though everyone is cooperating. Most people don't realize Mic's don't work due to the sound speakers are emitting near by. Causing voices to crack and yadi yada. SO for petes sake get a Head set. Their only 10 bucks. Lastly is AGAIN voice comm, since it is so essential to the game. People with slower operating PC's have a tendency to ruin everyones voice comm due to latency. I had a lan party once with 5 people and another 5 in another house hold meeting at a server on the net. With a total of 10 people, man oh man it was heaven because each person had a role and voices and commands were crisp clear. However as soon as someone came in that had a higher lag rate all our speeches were cracky and skipped. I, at first thought it was crappy mikes, but as soon as the person got off everything cleared. Since the internet is a free place, perfect voice comm is never gonna happen. If anyone who reads this and has a fast computer and knows those who would like a perfect voice comm game give me a holler and I'll join yah. As for now NS ROCKS MY WORLD! P.S. my girlfriend even loves this game.