Squad Five Awards
Posted by unknownworlds
12 years ago
The time has come to award the first Squad Five awards! Launched just over a week ago, Squad Five is a way for us to say thankyou to you for outstanding community effort. There is no doubt that without the collective effort of all of you, NS2 would not be half the game it is today.
Todays awards are the first of many – we will post up new people every few weeks. No doubt we will miss people this first time around. Please bear with us and be patient – it is not because we don’t value your contribution, we just have human brains and cannot remember everything that happens every day.
If you know someone who has made a consistent, outstanding contribution to the NS2 community, nominate them here. Include as much information as you can! We have had some people nominated with no information: We don’t doubt these people are awesome, but we need some more info about exactly what they have done.
So without further ado, here is the first (and not exhaustive) round of awards!
Plasma | Creation of the wicked developer tracker
Matso | The source of many an awesome code change
fsfod | The non-flash menu mod that added lots of useful functions
Evil_bOb1 | The custom map Turtle
FMPone | Outstanding contributions to NS2 mapping
Zeikko | Positive contribution to the community through Archaea and balance debates
Grissi | Conistently measured, positive and well argued contributions to balance discussions
InternetsLive | Streaming gameplay via the twitch.tv/naturalselection2 channel
Kouji_San | For being an unrelenting all-encompassing positive unfluence on the community
invTempest | Starting the NS2Servers.com server offering
endar | Running the Australia Pure NS2 servers at significant personal cost
[=Alex=] | The map Triad
Ybarra | Graphics design for the NS2 community
dePARA | Service to EU players by running the HBZ servers
sr.Lance | Contribution to playtesting by running the Skulkrush servers
dushan | Creating Skycam in his spare time
Huze | Taking Dushan’s Skycam mod and turning it into the brilliant Insight
Dgelneshi | Taking Dushan’s Skycam mod and turning it into the brilliant Insight
[Dr]Leto | Effort in organising and commentating weekend play on Twitch.tv
WasabiOne | Consistently positive influence on the community in general
[HEI] Spade | Writing the Kharaa guide on MMGN, contributions to the French NS2 community
ÒŗăNģё | Outstanding help to new players in Pubs
Heller | Writing the Kharaa guide on MMGN
Orange | Energy, patience and friendliness in teaching new players
McGlaspie | Fostering comraderie, good sporsmanship, launch of one of the first good NS2 servers, Team #156 West
Mr. Arkanti | Commentating Twitch.TV casts and contributions to the Australian NS2 community
Acid_Rain | Outstanding contributions to NS2 music and playtesting
SabaHell | Oustanding contributions to NS2 playtesting
Squad Five Silver
Player | Creating and consistently updating the GameOvermind admin mod
Obraxis | For his rock solid direction of the PT group as PT lead
pSyk0mAn | The creation of the most played map in the NS2 Beta – Summit
Jiriki | Maintaining ensl.org into the NS2 age, contributions to NS2 playtesting
Now, we know we have missed many people. This is the first go, and there will be more to follow! Please, stay cool with us while work through all the nominations, and be sure to nominate them in the nomination form.
The icons will not yet show up in game (this is still to come), but they will show up on the forums.