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    by Published on 21-03-2016 08:21 PM


    Here are the AusNS2 community Discord server details. Please use this link to join our discord server:

    https://discord.gg/0tlZYslKl2bnB9AD

    To add this to your discord servers, simply click on the + symbol on the left side of the discord app, then click join server, then paste in the link above.
    by Published on 25-10-2015 04:04 PM




    Hello friends!

    Good news! We're in a position to run another Draft Tournament. This xmas tournament will be mostly the same as the past drafts.

    The tournament is open to everyone of every skill level looking to participate in the competitive 6v6 environment. You don't need to be the best shooter or chomper - you just need to turn up to play some fun games of NS2!

    Initially, we'd like to see if there's any interest in this, as we understand a lot has changed here since we held our last tournaments. But it's all for a bit of fun, so if you'd like to play, sign up! We'll monitor the sign up numbers of the course of the next few weeks and make a decision down the track.

    The following rules apply:


    • Open to SEA and Aus/NZ players only!
    • There will be an extra team grading process after the draft night for fairness.
    • AusNS2.org Forum Signup is mandatory.



    Tournament Dates:

    Sunday 29th November 2015 and Sunday 6th December 2015 (if needed).

    Draft Night is 26th November 6pm AEDT.

    SIGN UP HERE

    SIGN UP RESULTS: Click Here

    Draft Tournament Map Pool:

    ns2_summit
    ns2_tram
    ns2_descent
    ns2_veil
    ns2_caged
    ns2_biodome
    ns2_jambi


    The team with the most round wins, wins the tournament.The score and bracket for the tournament will be hosted by challonge.com.

    Rules:
    1. Round Robin tournament rules as dictated by the Admin team and those on challonge.com
    2. If players are unavailable for the Draft Night, they must contact an Admin during the signup period or make it known publicly in the forum thread.
    3.Open to Australian, New Zealand, and South-East Asian players.
    4. All teams and players are subject to shuffling and movement depending on skill and fairness as judged by the Admins in the grading process.
    5. AusNS2.org Forum Signup is mandatory for contact, information delivery and rewards.
    6. All other League Rules apply before, during and after matches.


    AusNS2.org Mumble Details

    IP Address: mumble.ausns2.org
    Port: 6034


    ROUND TIMES: TBC


    This post will be updated closer to the start of the tournament. Keep an eye out for more info!
    by Published on 30-06-2015 08:55 PM   

    Dear Friends,

    With Season 4 now wrapped up, we at AusNS2 feel that this is a good time to retire the AusNS2 league and other competitive events we host. We've had a really good run, and we should all be proud and grateful for what we've achieved as a community.

    We've had some great competitive moments over the last 4 seasons and various day comps, and we would like to thank each and every player who participated. The NS community has been a great one to be a part of over the years, and I would hope that many of the friendships made here continue on beyond the league and this community.

    As for NS2, though it had a bumpy start and certainly its issues along the way, I think we can all agree though despite its flaws, the game entertained and inspired us. With its unique game-play, quirky alien classes and great art design, it's provided us many memories and laughs over the last 3 years which I hope you guys take those with you moving forward.

    For now though, you can take a trip down memory lane and check out the past league results here:


    AusNS2 League History:


    Winner: Ascension
    Runner Up: Lord Mayor


    Winner: Envy
    Runner Up: RaZe


    Winner:
    Envy
    Runner Up: Hello.


    Winner: Hungry Together
    Runner Up: SHAFT


    Server Providers

    We would like to thank all of the community members over the years who have provided servers for the community, such as endar with the old monash servers, Scatter with his scatterverse servers and Bld with Dangerzone as well as many others who have provided various multiplay and streamline servers along the way. Without you guys, the community would not have had the infrastructure to play the game community. Your public servers also have helped to grow and keep this community rolling, which we are very grateful for.


    Goodbye for Now

    So as we bid you all adieu for the time being, we've detailed a small list of community awards for some of the more memorable moments in AusNS2's history.

    As for the website/forums and the AusNS2 mumble, they will remain online until we say otherwise as mementos and places for community to continue to hang out in.


    Community Awards:

    Best Community Detective: Karma

    Most Insecure Player: Clowning

    Most Personable Player: Lucas2616

    Best Mid Game Banter Guy: Jekt

    Best Vent Lerk: JimmyMosquito

    Best Onstream Guest: Juliet (Seb's Sister)

    Best Usage of Forum GIFs: Elodea

    Player With Most Forum Badges:
    Visor

    Most Unintelligible Player over mumble: Matzor

    Player with the most random forum posts: Archie

    Best Recruitment Thread:
    Meshu

    Best Wind Tunnel Microphone: mf

    The W00t award for most favorite annoying young player: ChupaChups

    Biggest Keyboard Warrior Award: Xao

    Mother of the Community Award: Mumu

    Most amazing guy to listen to on mumble: TummyYummy

    Most unhittable player Award
    : Intrik

    Best Onos Acrobatics Award:
    Philogl

    Best Use of Correct Mouse Sensitivity Award: Philogl

    Best Stream Camera Work Award:
    Philogl

    Longest Lasting NS2 Clan Award:
    -/Aus/-

    Best Public Marine Commander: Firepower

    Best Public Alien Commander:
    MuffinMan

    Best usage of K Den Award: Aeol
    by Published on 27-02-2015 10:04 AM

    First things first, we hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday and before we get everyone up to speed on what's happening over the next few months I'd like to take this opportunity to get onto some housekeeping, a general update on the state of NS2 as well as what is happening in the next month or so for within AusNS2.

    AusNS2.org League Season 4



    It is my pleasure to announce that we will be running the 4th Season of the AusNS2 League!

    Signups are already open and will be closing on the 22nd of March! The Season itself starts on Monday the 23rd of March!

    If you have a team to register head to ausns2.org/league and sign up your team for that round robin action! This season will be similar to the last seasons with the rules located on the homepage of the league. One thing that is still open to discussion is the use of Comp Mod v4 but we will see how that unfolds over the next month!


    New Moderator
    Please welcome Visor to the AusNS2 Admin team as one of our moderators! He is going to be helping us with running tournaments, the forums, as well as being a valuable part of Australian NS2 and all of that good stuff so feel free to say hi and introduce yourself to him if you don't know him already. bonage is also back to help with running the season and future tournaments as well!

    The current admin team is:
    Taz
    Zimoi
    bonage
    Seb
    Visor

    Servers
    We would like to also thank a few notable members of the community for helping keep the public and competitive scenes alive by running their servers day in and day out. bld and Scatter have been two extremely generous community members that have gone above and beyond in hosting servers for the AusNS2 community, and without them I'm sure the scene would look a lot different than it does now. I know that these guys specifically put a lot of effort into their server setups and weren't just renting a server from a public provider, so huge props to these guys!

    Both the Dangerzone and Scatterverse servers have been taken down indefinitely but you can thank them for their generosity again in those servers if you wish to do so!

    As for current servers, Oozle has provided a couple of servers for public and private use as well as bonage (private) and myself (public). If you have any issues with any of these servers, please feel free to message these operators or post in the appropriate thread in the Server Discussion sub-forum.


    States Tournament
    Just a general reminder that the first round of the States Tournament is happening this weekend, the 1st of March and that the current team list is here and the bracket for the tournament is here.


    State of NS2
    The future of NS2 is looking bright as the CDT look forward to developing more patches and content for NS2. Keep your eye on their space as who knows what they will come up with!

    CDT Trello
    CDT Twitter


    That's all for now folks! If you guys like these kinds of updates, let me know because I enjoy writing them when I get the chance to do them!

    See you round!

    The AusNS2 Admin Team
    by Published on 21-02-2015 11:44 AM



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    UPDATE 21/2/15


    We are aware that many QLD's may or may not be under water at the moment & without internet. We are also aware that people are confused about the date, and may not actually turn up this weekend. With that in mind, We're going to propose the following:

    Date of Group Stages : Sunday 1st March 4pm AEDT
    Format: Best of 4 (2 Maps per game)

    The two teams with the most points will play in the grand final. Should two teams being tied for 2nd place, they will play a bo5 decider to determine who will make it to the final round.

    Date of Grand Final:
    Sunday 8th March 8pm AEDT
    Format of Final: Best of 5

    All the usual AusNS2 rules apply for this tournament, so please check up on them here.

    The Bracket can be found here, and the list of players in each state team here.

    If you have any issues with this, let us know. Please keep in mind we will not be postponing the tournament if certain individuals are unable to make it. We have to get this done and start the next season of the league.
    by Published on 03-02-2015 10:58 PM

    NS2 and more specifically the Australian community for NS2 have undergone many changes in their long lives, and it is time for more change in preparation for the upcoming year of NS2 within our community. While anyone can admit that NS2 may not be the game it once was, no one can argue that there is still much competition to be held and more room for improvement and consistency for events and community standards for AusNS2 community members and participants.

    Currently the AusNS2 admin team consists of myself, Taz and Zimoi and we have agreed that as a team we are no longer able to fully dedicate enough time to the game and the community due to real life commitments. We have decided that the best move from this point is to bolster our admin team to help carry out the next year of AusNS2 competitive events.

    Without further ado:
    The AusNS2 team are looking for 1 or 2 moderators to join the AusNS2 Admin Team.

    The selection process won't be incredibly formal just because we know pretty much everyone in the community and its silly to have a 'resume' or something similar for a gaming community.
    However, we just want to know how many people are interested in a role like this.

    Most of you are familiar with how things operate around here, but if anyone needs further clarification, some things you will be doing are:
    Helping run tournaments/seasons
    Content management (front page posts etc)
    Forum moderation

    If you have any other skills like video editing or graphic design that always helps as well!

    The role is volunteer.

    Any contribution is appreciated, while we would appreciate someone who is here to help for a while and become a member of the team, no hard feelings if this isn't for you.

    If you have any questions or are interested in becoming a moderator, either post here in the thread OR contact me privately on steam HERE.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this and stay tuned for more updates.

    The AusNS2 Admin Team
    by Published on 20-12-2014 12:41 AM

    December is upon us in what has felt like no time at all and we thought it would be good to recap on the amazing year it has been and bring you guys up to speed on what we have planned for the next few months.

    Before I get into that however, with great sadness we must inform you guys that bonage is stepping down from his role within the AusNS2 admin team. Bonage has been a crucial part of the team for well over a year and the community will not be the same without him at the helm. We wish him all the best! Be sure to thank him for all that he has done for the community in his thread or over steam, I'm sure he would appreciate the kind words!

    There will be no other changes to the current admin staff at this point in time and if you have any issues or inquiries at all, feel free to contact myself, Zimoi or Taz.

    Christmas Draft Tournament




    Thank you to everyone that participated in the Christmas Draft Tournament, we had an amazing turnout of over 80 players from across Australia and North America! It is truly amazing to see the mumble server filled up with so many players at once!
    The results of the draft tournament can be found below or here at the challonge bracket page.




    Congratulations to Event Horizon for taking the win!

    Event Horizon came out on top smashing the competition only dropping one win with a tie against "The Dickslappers". All members of the Event Horizon team will be receiving Draft Tournament Winner badges shortly. They are:
    lucas2616
    Bruno
    Beaan
    andybrrr
    carnage
    PajamaZ
    WizZzFizZz
    jope

    Draft tournaments continue to be a success and are definitely something that you can expect to see more of later in 2015!

    AusNS2 League Season 3



    Again, thanks to all the participants in the AusNS2 League Season 3! There was a lot of improvement from many teams as well as some great competition which made to be a very entertaining season.

    Envy and Hungry Together tied at the top with 27 round wins and 5 round losses and Pi and the A team came a very close 3rd and 4th on 20 wins 12 losses and 19 wins and 13 losses respectively.

    These 4 teams all advanced to the semi finals with Envy knocking out the A team and Hungry Together knocking out Pi.

    The Bo7 Grand Final between Envy and Hungry Together was played last weekend and if you would like to watch it head to the links below!

    Round 1
    Rounds 2 & 3
    Rounds 4 & 5
    Round 6

    Thanks to Brad for the recordings!

    The top 3 teams will be receiving the appropriate forum badges relatively shortly!


    AusNS2/NSL Pacific Cup




    Onto the fun stuff! The beginning of next year is hopefully going to be very busy for NS2! We realise that NS2 may be hemorrhaging players but we don't want to see it die just yet...

    The first proposed tournament is a joint effort between the NSL and AusNS2, the Pacific Cup! Open to NA and AU teams! We will have some more information on this tournament coming shortly, if this is something you would like to participate in. If we do not get enough interest from either side of the pond, this tournament will more than likely not happen. So make sure you let me know either in this thread or over steam if you would like to see us go through with this! At this stage its just an idea but we would love to see it happen!


    AusNS2 States Tournament



    The second proposed tournament is just for us Australians! Here is the idea: A tournament built around teams that consist of players all from the same state. A interstate all star match essentially. If states don't have enough players to form a full team, they will be merged with another state and will represent those territories together! New Zealand also counts as a state for the purpose of this tournament.

    Again, if you guys would like to see this happen, let us know. Personally, I'm excited for this tournament so I would love to see it through.

    The timeline for these tournaments are yet to be confirmed but ideally we are aiming for the end of January and beginning of February!


    Anyways, a long update for you guys, but to wrap up, the AusNS2 Admin Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Make sure to stay safe over the holiday break and we will be back with more NS2 action when everyone returns!

    The AusNS2 Admin Team
    by Published on 12-08-2014 11:16 PM




    AusNS2 Season Three


    The team here at AusNS2 are excited to bring you guys another season for the AusNS2 League this year! Teams of all skill levels can fight it out in a round robin format similar to that of Season 2 from earlier in the year.

    This time around however we will be using the 2nd Revision of the Competitive Mod as default for the entirety of the season. We will be providing a forum thread with all of the rule changes within the next few days.

    We are really looking forward to teams of all skill levels joining up and getting involved!


    Signup Dates

    13th August, 2014 - 31st August 2014


    League Start

    Monday 1st September


    To create a team, click on the 'League' tab on the top of the webpage, and then scroll down to the 'Create a Team' link. Follow the prompts and you should be all set! To join the Season with a pre-existing team just click on the 'League' tab on the top of the webpage and scroll down to find the 'Sign team up for Season' link on the League homepage.


    If you have any questions feel free to comment on this thread or message myself, bonage, Taz or Zimoi about the upcoming Season.



    Rising Stars

    Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the AusNS2 Rising Stars tournament! It was a blast to watch all of you guys battling it out to win the coveted Rising Star championship and accompanying AusNS2 forum badge!


    For those of you that missed it here was the final scorecard!








    Congratulations to Intent for winning the Rising Stars Tournament with -/AUS/- taking 2nd place in the grueling Bo5 Grand Final.

    Here is the Bo5 match casted by Tumhole, Jekt and bonage!




    Thank you guys for your continued support of AusNS2!
    by Published on 24-03-2014 10:00 AM

    AusNS2 has put together a West Coast Server for everyone to use. As teams from Australia start to play in NSL matches and scrim overseas teams, it's become increasingly apparent that we need a decent stable server with the best pings possible to play Americans and Europeans on. This server will be used primarily to facilitate those teams.



    This server will also play a part in our plans to expand future specialised tournaments to include international teams. Expect more on that to come after this season of the league has finished.

    The NSL balance mod is installed on this server, as it is required for NSL. Full mod info and the changelog can be found here:

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=241170965

    Server Name: AusNS2 | West Coast
    Pw: ausns2

    if you have any issues with the server, please contact bonage.

    Enjoy!
    by Published on 07-01-2014 09:18 PM

    Hi Guys!

    So a few of you have noticed the amazing new achievements being displayed below users avatars on the forums.

    So you may be wondering "How do I get one of these fantastical achievements?", well there are currently three categories of achievements:

    - Competitive
    - Community Spirit
    - Donor

    Competitive

    The competitive achievements are given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of any competition run by AusNS2. This will include the upcoming draft tournament, and league season 2.

    1st 2nd 3rd

    Community Spirit

    Community Spirit achievements are awarded to community members who go above and beyond to help progress the community. This could include organising PUGS, writing guides, helping out newbies, helping out with competitions etc. We welcome anyone who wants to nominate another person for this achievement. The design of this achievement icon is still in progress.

    Donations

    And finally the donation achievement is fairly self explanatory. If you donate money towards the site within any of the following brackets, you will be awarded the equivalent achievement.

    $10+ $20+ $50+ $100+ $200+ $300+

    Any money donated towards the site will go 100% towards the running of the community and any costs associated with that.

    If you're wondering how to donate, simply click on the 'donate button' in the top menu, as seen in the screenshot below:



    You can view the full list of achievements at this handy page here.

    If you have any questions, or maybe additional badge ideas, feel free to post them below!