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On the main menu there are a series of buttons just above "Play" with rather inscrutable labels:

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("Adversity" is my Steam profile name)

They light up when I hover over them as if to indicate they are clickable, but none of them do anything.

What the heck are these for?

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Oh is it out? I used to love NS v1.04! Adversity implies its something to do with difficulty? –  Nick Sep 5 '12 at 10:04
    
I think Adversity might be the profile name through steam but I agree it might be a difficulty setting, or possibly game mode type? –  Dycker Sep 5 '12 at 15:42
    
@Nick: It's actually been available for preorder for over a year. Anyone who preordered it before today gets a free copy for a friend :D –  BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Sep 5 '12 at 17:02
    
Looks like a menu with invalid options to me. Perhaps different game modes and/or different difficulties that are unlocked as you play through them? –  Matthew Scharley Sep 6 '12 at 4:59
    
I don't think there will be ever unlockables in NS; and game modes are selected by selecting the server (no lobby system). I guess they are a kind of badges; the first looks like a frontierman icon, the second one like a Kharaa. –  Joe Scylla Sep 13 '12 at 11:00

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It's a secret treasure map to a pot of gold!

Actually, they are intended to be achievement flair badges, like special icons on a forum, but don't currently do anything.

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They were also removed shortly before the game launched, probably for that exact reason. :) –  Brant Nov 2 '12 at 20:22
    
Yeah, I was just going through the ns2 tag, didn't even look at question date :) –  Kexlox Nov 2 '12 at 22:21

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