Archive for September, 2009

9L NS2 alpha team

Friday, September 25th, 2009

A couple of months ago I started checking if there was any interest in putting together a less-than-serious team to play some NS2 alpha and beta matches with. I was very pleasantly surprised by the resulting feedback, as several past 9L players came out of nowhere to tell me they’d bought NS2 SE.


While I hope more oldtimers pop up at a later time, I definitely have enough players “signed up” to guarantee that we will be playing in the alpha and beta as a team. Hopefully we’ll be able to get some opponents and games going — I’m sure we’re not the only ones gearing up for NS2 like this.

Teamspeak session with Flayra

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

A few months ago there was a twitter update on


“Having a teamspeak session to hear the thoughts about NS2 from some very experienced NS players.”


Unsurprisingly this raised a few eyebrows, and a (dumb) debate ensued in the twitter thread on the forums. The names of the participants was also revealed. Now frankly, the chat wasn’t a big deal. We talked about a few topics of interest to competitive players, and got some previously unknown information about the game in the process. Basically, Flayra told us a little bit about what he had planned, and we gave him our thoughts and concerns. Interesting, but not especially exciting. There’s certainly no reason for anyone to feel left out.


We obviously didn’t sign any NDAs or anything like that, but I don’t feel comfortable sharing the contents of the chat regardless. Mostly because it was very insubstantial and could give people unrealistic expectations. I will say though, that it left me reassured and confident that the devs are doing their very best to make it a great game for both casual and competitive play.


So now we wait… Alpha release on the 31st of october would be way cool, but unrealistic.

Website issues fixed

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

There were some residual problems — such as the files section not working — due to a server upgrade, but they should all be fixed now. Please leave a comment if you experience any further problems.

From the archives: b1 interview

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

This interview was made for the first 9L website, back in 2006. It was originally intended to be part of a larger series of interviews, but it ended up being the only interview. Some interesting answers from one of the most legendary European NS players.


Check it out!

From the archives: sherpa: Rags to riches

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Rags to riches is the story of sherpa’s journey from newbie to veteran gamer. It’s filled with great stories, both funny and nostalgic, about one of the most likeable players in the NS community.



Souljah raging up a pub server.



It was first published in 2006, but consequently forgotten when the second Nine Legends website was launched in 2007. Two years later, it’s finally available again. Highly recommended reading for anyone who has the time to spare.


Check it out!