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Nether is a first-person urban survival experience unlike any other. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Nether forces players to make life-saving decisions in a fast-paced struggle against players and the environment. Join tribes to battle for territory. Scavenge, craft , trade and loot your way to stay alive another day.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2014
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$21.99

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June Update # 4 - Cash Drop Balance, Hitboxe Fixes, & More?

July 22nd, 2014

Today we will be releasing a new update! We've seen how you feel about the cash drop and hitboxes and the developers have been working hard to optimize and balance to meet with player feedback. As always, once the update goes live and you try it out, feel free to give us any feedback or concerns!

Patch is currently scheduled for 7/22 during the morning hours (CDT) time. This post will be updated once specific times are ready. You can also follow Nether social media for updates on when servers will go down for the update.(http://www.facebook.com/PlayNether & http://www.twitter.com/PlayNether)



Fixes

· Hit-Box Optimization (Hit-Boxes have been tweaked for better hit detection)

· Character stats displays correct information when connecting to a server

· Cosmetic items are shown on character when connecting to a server

· Character customization properly works with Tribe Outfits

· Packages can no longer be turned in twice for double rewards

· Added collision to stair models around the Downtown & Wasteland area

· Removed invisible collision in subways which obstructed player movement

· Cleaned up floating assets in the Downtown area

· Cleaned up edges/boundaries around the map which was causing player to get stuck in game


Content Adjustments

· Players now lose 25% of their cash upon death and opponents can pick up 20% of the cash that was dropped. (Adjusted from 45% which was too much of a penalty for death)



Added Feature


· Disable Head-Bob (Less Camera movement when the character is moving in-game)

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July Update #3 - Money Exploit Balances

July 14th, 2014

New update is on the way today! Servers will go down during the morning (CDT) and should come back up within 30 minutes to 1 hour. This patch focuses on more fixes and balancing and removing exploits.



Fixes
• Flashlight toggle sound “on/off” is only heard locally. Other players are no longer affected.
• Fixed issue with player needing backpack space and weight in order to pick up cash
• Adjusted some floating grass areas in Wastelands
• More models (assets) around the world have added collision
• Heartburner and Gravedigger show correct textures when dropped in the world
• Added name and description to some cosmetic items

Content Balances
• Cash Cap: $200,000 (Players should be locked at $200k if they join a server after the update)
  • Message “Wallet Full” is now displayed if player tries to go over cap limit
• Items sold to the store no longer give player experience (Character Skill Point Exploit Fix)
  • Items found in loot crates will now distribute experience to the player
  • Some loot crates will not contain any items, but the player will still receive some experience for exploring
  • Player still receives sell value (cash) for items sold to the store
• Players now lose 45% of their cash upon death and opponents can pick up 10% of the cash that was dropped. (Cash exploit: Shanty Stilt Town Territory Fix)

The 4th Promo
• Fireworks have been removed from the Lakeside, Museum, and High-Rise Outpost
• Uncle Sam’s Hat price has been adjusted from the promotional $1 price

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Reviews

“it sets itself apart from similar games such as Day-Z”
4/5 – Invisioncommunity

“its impressive recreation of a fallen city, proves to be a game you can get lost in for quite some time”
8.5/10 – Cramgaming

“Nether is a fantastic experience that, in the end, comes down to personal preference on how you choose to play it”
8/10 – GodisaGeek

About the Game

Nether is a fast-paced survival game that forces you to make quick life-saving decisions in an unforgiving environment. In this post-apocalyptic urban world, death is waiting around every corner, at the top of high-rise buildings, and in the grasp of powerful teleporting creatures known as 'Nethers'. These creatures and the other players are real challenges to overcome, requiring tactical gameplay, awareness, stealth, and cooperation. To navigate this high-tension environment, you must use skill and cunning in order to scavenge, trade, craft or loot for food, weapons, supplies, and other resources necessary to stay alive in a desolate and dangerous city. Team up with other survivors and take advantage of group play, as a tribe, to complete treacherous world objectives, or play as a lone wolf in an attempt to endure the hostile environment. In the end you must decide whether to Prey or Pray.

Key Features


EXPLORE
The game's landscape is a beautifully conceived vision of a post apocalyptic Chicago, ravaged by disaster and time. Almost every low and high-rise building can be individually explored in a cityscape that stretches 150 blocks. Beyond the city lies the Wastelands, an unforgiving desolate landscape that is slowly sinking into the earth.

SURVIVE, CRAFT, TRADE, LOOT AND SHOOT
Start off, armed only with a kitchen knife and scavenge your way through an environment on a daily battle to stay alive. Beware the Nether, poor mutated souls who roam the city in search of human flesh. Scavenge for food and water to stay nourished, and search for useful items that could be crafted into makeshift weapons to help in your battle for life. Hunt and kill Nether to trade their body parts to the mysterious Cult located in the few markets that scatter the city. Over time, build up your skills and earn rewards for surviving each precious new day. But always beware of the other survivors who may be only one moment away from death, and see killing you and looting your possessions as their only salvation.

TRIBES AND TERRITORY WARS
Find safety in numbers by joining a tribe. Only tribes can capture and own territory, and the urban landscape is the perfect setting for turf domination. Compete with rival tribes in territory wars for control of the city by capturing strategic landmarks to reap resources and experience; prove your dominance over all other tribes. Spy on rival tribes or infiltrate and kill them by playing as a Nether. Ambush them from above by swooping in for the kill using the wing suit. Tribes change the survival experience by establishing a true social construct, with all the consequences of behavior that you would expect in the real world. Your actions have real repercussions enforced organically through reputation and standing.

PLAYER AND GROUP MISSIONS
Players can complete an assortment of individual or group missions to earn money, experience and reputation. Perform vital supply runs between the markets, work with your tribe to take down the swarms of Nether lead by the vicious boss Reaper that sporadically surge to attack neighborhoods, or keep the creatures out of the Safezones by working in groups to repair the anti-nether devices when they fail.

CHARACTER CUSTOMIZATION
Nether offers a wide variety of character customization and allows you to play as a male or female character. There is a huge selection of cosmetic items and player taunts to assert your individuality along with entire outfits to play roles like survivalist, soldier and biker - or even just play in your underwear.

OTHER
  • Valve Anti-Cheat servers protect against hackers
  • First-person perspective creates a true survival experience
  • Meld of PvE (player versus environment) and PvP (player versus player) gameplay
  • New weapons and items become available as players explore the game world
  • Up to 64 players per game server
  • Single purchase, downloadable client allows full game access without subscription

Chosen Pack includes:

  • 50 Nether Gold
  • Chosen-Only Exclusive In-Game Item
  • 5 x 72 hour Guest Keys
  • Participation in Forums to Define Upcoming Game Features

  • Special Highlighted Name/Rank in Nether Forum

Believer Pack includes:

  • 20 Nether Gold
  • 3 x 72 hour Guest Keys
  • Participation in Forums to Define Upcoming Game Features

Watcher Pack includes:

  • Participation in Forums to Define Upcoming Game Features

Guest Keys

Nether "Believer" and "Chosen" packages come with Guest Keys that you can award to anyone.
For each guest key activated, you will receive one gold coin in game.
After creating an account and logging into the game for the first time, you will be able to see these keys on your www.playnether.com "Account Profile" page. You can award one to a friend by copying the corresponding URL link into an email. Once the key is activated there is a seventy-two hour window of real time in which they can play without charge.
  • Note: Our guest keys will only allow players to join our unsecured servers. Please look for the [Unsecured] tag in the server browser.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista/Windows 7 *64-BIT OS REQUIRED*
    • Processor: 2.4 GHZ Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 460/ATI Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 *64-BIT OS REQUIRED*
    • Processor: 2.4 GHZ Quad Core or Better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
3,292 of 3,740 people (88%) found this review helpful
65 products in account
2 reviews
14.7 hrs on record
Do you like wastelands? Do you love guns?? Does the idea of having no fear whatsoever of horrifying monsters send a tingle up your spine? Then this is the game for you! In Nether you can find an assortment of things to do such as: Getting killed by a monster! Starving to death! Blowing your brains out over your keyboard!

Welcome to Nether, where our slogan is, if you see it, shoot it! We'll get you hyped up over Co-op and helping eachother out, while showing you that you can be betrayed at anytime. But ♥♥♥♥ that ♥♥♥♥! If you loved getting tied up and force fed a rotting banana in DayZ, you'll love mercilessly getting shot every time you spawn in Nether! Don't want to get shot? We introdue a brand new feature of spawning in a safezone! But guess what, ♥♥♥♥ you because it will be breached by Nether and will infact be a terrible place to spawn!

You'll be thrilled when you finally lose your ♥♥♥♥ and join in the murder frenzy! Kill on sight and loot corpses then discover that you've paid $15+ for the biggest game of Call of Duty ever made! Minus the assortment of guns and perks you're prety much just trying to kill other humans.

But wait, there's more! The totally no existent story will leave you in tears begging for more, and the newly added tribes will make you wish you had just spent the extra $15 for pretty much any other ♥♥♥♥ing game!

Did we mention all of the special features? Boss battles that totally suck, nether surges, which you'll just avoid because ♥♥♥♥ that, and cosmetic items!

Last but not least, the player base! All 300+ of our regular players will swear up and down that Nether is the greatest game ever and there is nothing more fun than sitting outside of a safezone and sniping new players. Because who wants their favorite game to be successful? Not our playerbase, that's for sure!

So if you're a homicidal maniac who sucks at Call of Duty and feels the need to kill people in an indirect fashion; then this games for you! And if you're on the fence about giving it a try, here's some words of advice: Don't waste your ♥♥♥♥ing money.

Edit: Games you'd do better spending money on-Dark Souls, DayZ, Dark Souls 2, Demon Souls(PS3), State of Decay, Banished(Hardest/most enjoyable game I've played after Dark souls, oddly enough).
Posted: June 11th, 2014
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1,004 of 1,189 people (84%) found this review helpful
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9 reviews
48.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Gunplay against wall hackers and aimbotters- Lose everything on death including all xp towards character progression respawn with nothing but a kitchen knife at lvl 0.

Spend 5 hours gearing up encounter hacker die lose everything, respawn random area lvl 0 kitchen knife, 8 nether attack you die respawn, gear up an hour die lose everthing respawn nothing. Am I beating a dead horse yet?

Nuff said
Posted: June 2nd, 2014
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940 of 1,132 people (83%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
26.5 hrs on record
This game fooled alot with awesome promise in early access . Seemed thay just had to work out hacks and do a better job of loot placement and quantities. Developers promised a giant map which they abandonedand and substituted with the new crap to the west. They declared alpha just in time for the summer sale and discounted 50% to 80% off on release....who does that? you can get it as cheap as $3.00......why? Because without warning they removed weapon loot drops and added a bunch of containers to the map that you have to buy keys to open. Sound familiar? This game is nothing more then a cash grab to sell keys . they went this rout when they realized peeps would rather grind then open the wallets to buy cosmetic items. When it was just 50% off the servers were full,then Oh what happened? Everyone realized it was a cash grab and now the servers are back to the normal 11/64 max. what do they do. 80% off.. This really bummed me out especially because i believed from the beginning that this woul;d be awesome. Fooled me once. Spend your money elseware or dont and wish you did!
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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604 of 786 people (77%) found this review helpful
1,042 products in account
13 reviews
6.7 hrs on record
Junk title. It left early access quietly, brushed away under the rug with only a pop of 300+ people playin. People asked for PVE servers and didnt get it, the engine is ok as it goes, but that's about the extent of it. THe nether monsters AI is really bad. AS a PVP game, it's ok, nothing special, there's much better out there. I wouldn't waste me money on this again if I had the chance. EA's from indies seem to be going south by the dozen...
Posted: June 6th, 2014
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121 of 148 people (82%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
TL;DR version- Scam... Terrible customer service, waited 16 days for a reply, so much fail with programing of game and website it was litterally (yes litterally) unplayable. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY DAYZ OR RUST


I bought the Chosen Package back when it was $50+ but never actually got to play the game. Bought it, made an account, logged in to register account and link it to steam to find their servers were down. Tried the next day and could not log into my account or the game, tried to remake the account and said my email was in use. Turns out that you need to log in, to click a button to have them send a verification email to you. With being unable to access my account, no amount of reset password ever sent me an email. I contacted their customer service in less than 24 hours of having bought the game. I waited 16 days before they ever sent a reply, which read as follows "Sorry we didn't get back to you sooner"

No addressing the issues I had, or comments as to if any action was being taken to fix the problems. so I replied and after another 4 days they replied asking me to make sure my internet connection was working properly.

I had to ask for a level two tech support engineer, which gave me a list of things to try. Most of them I had tried and half of them required me to log into their website to manage my account. When I sent a reply telling them I had been unable to log into my account on NEITHER the website NOR the game, they replied to please log into the website to change my settings.

They made it clear in 40 days that they had my money and didn't care that I was unable to actually use any content.
Posted: June 8th, 2014
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