@iyagovos I so wish I could wait, but I can't really. I just built my computer yesterday and all I need now is the graphics card to make sure everything works. I plan on buying the 960 this week from a friend so the cost isn't bad. Do you have any info on when we might be able to expect the recommended specs? Or would we be able to see/ask what the specs were for people who were able to play the alpha? I know I won't mind playing on low graphics since I've done that for all my hours in regular Insurgency (yay Intel HD Graphics ). If I can run it, I'll be fine and I can always upgrade later. Thank you!
So I'm not sure if this has been answered or addressed in any of the livestreams (I don't really take time to watch those), but is there any number of maps that we can suspect to be available to play at launch? All the trailers I've seen appear to be on either 1 or 2 maps, so will there be more?
And will night maps be making a comeback?
This is the only time I've ever actually watched a game closely through its development so I don't know necessarily what to expect from the Alpha and Beta stages.
Speaking of which, what can be expected after Alpha? Does Beta testing come next and then release/early access?
-I wonder if analyzing any of the gameplay footage would answer that question. I just watched the "BBBRRRRTTT" clip and I did catch a glimpse of shadow from the teammate, but nothing from the player. Maybe further analyzing of other clips would prove more insightful.
-I don't think the skin idea is very possible. From the tiny bit of skin creation experience that I have, you'd have to create multiple skins for each weapon, which would take up a lot of space. Maybe there's a way to code in randomly placed scratches and dirt, but I've never looked into it. Your best bet would just be "battle worn" skins upon release.
@johnrose554452 That's actually a very interesting idea. The lack of weapon (while sort of unrealistic unless you can drop the case) would prevent most rushing VIPs. I mean, I'd love to see ambush return to Sandstorm, but as long as there's a game mode like it in the game then I'd be happy.
Ambush is and always has been one of the most popular modes in the game since it is a unique gamemode like push (at least in my experience). Currently the VIP ambush server is the #2 most popular server in the world and I have rarely (if ever) seen it unpopulated. Sadly, I agree that ambush is going through trouble right now and it is not very enjoyable to new players to the gamemode or, especially, to the entire game.
In fact, while I love the VIP ambush server, I do think that their policy of kicking new VIPs who rush and die immediately is detrimental to growing the ambush community. Granted, they do give fair warning to turn off VIP preference and VIPs are told not to rush pregame. It is ultimately up to them how to run their server and they run it well.
There is a petition online to save the ambush gamemode for anyone interested, I myself have signed it at:
I encourage everyone to sign it even if you don't play ambush since this would just mean another gamemode that one may want to try. Personally, I'm not abiding by the boycott of Sandstorm (there's no way I would do that to NWI) and I know many others who also are not boycotting sandstorm. We have all simply signed the petition so that NWI may put ambush in the game eventually (I don't expect them to do it at launch if they even do so).
If anyone from NWI is reading this, I y'all and I know y'all are amazing with the community here and I know you won't disappoint.