This page provides Frequently Asked Questions that define gathers and their role in the NSL community. After the FAQ, rules and expectations are stated, along with solutions and punishments that are relevant to player conduct during gathers. Our Code of Conduct and Sanctions and Appeal process (NS2) documents apply.
NS1 Gather rules
Can be found here.
NS2 Gather rules
Can be found here.
Q: So what are gathers?
A: Gathers are pick-up games where you can sign up to play a competitive 6v6 NS2 game with other players from the league.
Q: Does one need to be good to play in these gathers?
A: Anyone who understands basic English and is willing to listen is welcome to join. Sometimes experienced players can get a bit frustrated with beginners but it’s okay, we've all been through that path before, it’s nothing personal. :-)
Q: Why would I play these games instead of public games?
A: Because these games are much more demanding, and arguably more fun. You can get a taste of what NS2 used to be as a competitive game, pinnacle of FPS games. Nearly all players who play gathers regularly prefer them over public. Gather games tend to be more balanced, too, as captains pick the teams and admins might intervene to avoid boring walkovers.
Q: Why would I not play these games?
A: Possibly either of because of some personalities you'll come across or, you're not interested in playing this game as seriously as some players still do. Depending which kind of team you end up playing with, you'll have to put more or less effort into the game, more likely the former.
Q: What do I need before I join?
A: Discord voice chat and working copy of NS2. Also you might need some tolerance for extended waiting.
Q: So how do I join?
A: Click here and follow the instructions. It’s important you get yourself to our Discord voice channels and the game server, we can guide you through the rest of the stuff.
Q: I got banned from the server after I registered, WTF is this?
A: You need to sign up to a gather, and wait until it starts, not join a game in progress. Don't worry, it’s just a temporary ban (if there even was one).
Last updated 09.10.2020.