Hi everyone! One day a strange idea came to me: Steam has a huge community and player base, so why not attempt to promote NOTD (and indirectly StarCraft) outside StarCraft itself in attempt to get a lot more new players into this? After all, arcade games are free with starter account so they won't even need to pay a cent to play NOTD, right?
So I asked Blaqk about this and he mentioned that Mirage made a NOTD group on Steam previously. After a bit of searching, I found it. To my horror, it has only 5 members and not even one bit of information: Old Group (DO NOT USE)
So I thought: why not make a proper one that could reach out more easily to players on Steam, making use of its existing functionalities to make announcements whenever NOTD/NOTD2 has new events and updates?
Hello everyone! I've got some exciting news for you all!
The NOTD community is moving to TeamSpeak 3 as their chosen Voice Chat program in anticipation for the launch of NOTD 2!
We're very excited about TeamSpeak as it offers a lot more opportunities to us rather than the Mumble server we were using. We will be shutting down our Mumble server on the 31st of March 2014, after which point it will no longer be in use and we encourage all of the community to download TeamSpeak 3 (which is free) and join the movement!
You can find the NOTD TeamSpeak information required to connect right here!
Server Address:notd.teamspeak3.com:4889 Password: notd...
I'm going to stream-of-consciousness a guide 'cause I haven't slept in two days and I need something to do. If there are typos or whatnot, bear with me. I'll fix them later.
Or not. It is a mystery.
HOW TO ARMS ASSAULT
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Let me make something perfectly clear: You are a support.
I'll repeat that.
You are a support.
Your job will involve a lot of murder, yes, but mostly in the vein of murdering things before they murder you or your allies or crippling things before they murder you or your allies. The Armsalt would be largely useless if not for the very important disables tied to his abilities and you must never, ever forget that.
Several other classes have a higher DPS than you do, and the fact that you have a super high DPS rating is essentially a means to an end - it makes sure you level quickly enough to put your stopping power to use. It's also a method of survival - the Armsalt is not exactly...
Hello, friends! As you may or may not know, NOTD 2's Kickstarter was successfully funded a short time ago. Due to popular demand, we are extending the fundraiser and the rewards program until the end of March. To contribute, simply make a donation and you will receive the relevant reward based on how much you donate.
The available rewards are as follows:
PRIVATE: Pledge $5 or more
Your name in the credits and the satisfaction of making NOTD II the best it can be.
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS: Pledge $10 or more
A sidearm of your choice (Pistol, Combat Knife, Tomahawk, Magnum Revolver, ect), named to your specifications. Custom Color
A custom player identification color, mixed by you.
CORPORAL: Pledge $15 or more
So, NOTD 2's class unlocks are outlined here. We're shooting to have at least the Rifleman and the Medic to be done for the Alpha, and from there we'll implement the other Tier 1 classes (Assault, Recon, Demo).
Once the Tier 1 classes are all squared away, well, I'm kind of at an impasse on where to go next. Obviously I'll be moving on to Tier 2, but the question is which class comes first?
I leave that to you fine folks.
I'll tally all of the votes when I actually start work on Tier 2.