Community Focused Development
Ed. Note: The context for this article can be found in the post “Let’s try something new.”
My name is Ghoul. You may have heard of me.
This is my first post as a member of the new Natural Selection 2 Development Team. I wanted to start with thanking you guys. Without your passion for Natural Selection 2 we would never have reached this point.
I can fully understand you desire to know all the why’s, what’s and how’s about the new team.
But we are still in progress of setting up and haven’t got time to talk as team since the announcement to decide on all those why’s, what’s and how’s yet.
I assure you that as soon as we have settled on all the details you will be the first to know.
As Community Development Team we often had to postpone many of our initial plans to address critical issues due to a lack of time and manpower.
The new NS2 Development Team not only guarantees a certain amount of manpower, but even goes a step further and will change the development process. We want to move from monthly releases to shipping fixes and new features “just-in-time” as soon as they get validated by the Community ( Development and Playtest ) Team.
You will not only benefit from our everydays work but be able to give immediately feedback. Our plans will then adapt to that feedback.
I am fully aware that this new release cycle has to be established without driving the Natural Selection 2 server admin and players crazy.
Although I believe together we will find a solution.
Our ultimate goal is to make Natural Selection 2 the game it deserves to be.
However our team would never dream to reach that goal without your support and I hope that our service and gratitude will be enough to repay you.