Unfortunately, NS2 requires a very fast processor and doesn't handle multi-cores very well (yet). This means performance has been pretty poor when more and more entities are spawned on the map, which decreases the server's tick rate dramatically, in turn lagging everyone playing.
The only option was to rent a separate server, dedicated to run Natural Selection 2. This means we had to increase our costs by $50, which is a lot. Fortunately, we've been receiving a lot of donations from you guys to cover our costs (this is reflected in our Donation Center).
Where can you find our new NS2 server?
HyperionGaming.org *NEW* | NS2 | West Coast: IP: 18.104.22.168:27015
(Name will most likely change at some point, but not the IP). Make sure to add it to your favorites!
You should notice much better performance. We're still tweaking settings a little, but there should be a big difference between our old NS2 server and this one.
For our NS2 Community:
The plan is to create a donor membership similar to our TF2 Donor program. We haven't decided the actual benefits yet, but you'll receive reserved slot access (we're thinking 18 slots + 2 reserved) and unique in-game badges. We will let you know when the NS2 Donor program is ready to go. Keep an eye on our forums and we'll advertise it in-game as well. If you have any questions or suggestions, please post in the Natural Selection 2 boards: [url=http://hyperiongaming.org/index.php?b...