One thing that was rather striking to me about the community around Natural Selection II is that they're exceptionally nice. It's sad that I find this a pleasant surprise thanks to all the negativity out there, but nevertheless it's a redeeming quality that was enough to convince people to buy the game just based on comments in our official review.
"You can't manage a community, can you?" Unknown World's Hugh Jeremy told me. "I mean it's got to be such a natural thing. We like to think we can hopefully prod it in the right direction."
"We had a moment actually at that last eSports [event] where one of the hosts, she was doing things with the community during the game. She was asking people to join in competitions and you could win a video card during it, submit fan art and everything. She says we run this for every show we sell and this is the first show where a community has not sent me a picture of a penis, or made a penis joke about me. That was a really proud moment for us because whether or not that can last as we hopefully grow, it was really heartening to hear that people were treating other people with respect."... read more