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


("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?

  • Oh is it out? I used to love NS v1.04! Adversity implies its something to do with difficulty?
    – Nick
    Sep 5, 2012 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, 2012 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 Sep 5, 2012 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? Sep 6, 2012 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, 2012 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.

  • They were also removed shortly before the game launched, probably for that exact reason. :)
    – Brant
    Nov 2, 2012 at 20:22
  • Yeah, I was just going through the ns2 tag, didn't even look at question date :)
    – Kexlox
    Nov 2, 2012 at 22:21

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