About the newest patch and download:
www.netstormhq.com This is the place where you can download the full version of Netstorm: Islands at War. You will download the instalation file, which will install the autoupdater. The AU will install the newest version for you. Everytime if you want to play multiplayer, you will need to run the autoupdater to validate your current version. The first time you run the autoupdater (nsLaunchC.exe), it will download all the remaining files needed to run NetStorm. It's around 26.9 MB. The next time you will run the autoupdater, it will only scan the files and it won't take more than a minute to launch Netstorm again. The game music, intro movie and some of the user made campaigns are not included in this package and have to be downloaded separately from the www.netstormhq.com site if you wish to have them.
About the multiplayer:
You can start playing multiplayer anytime, we have the main server ready whenever you wish to play. It's already set in the game, so you won't have to worry about seting it. If the server goes down, we will announce it on www.netstormhq.com and if it's on the maintance we will run the backup server for you. All the NS community is using this server, so you will meet everyone from the NS players there. In the Sereni sphere (lobby room), you can chat, make formats or deal and set battles in battle rings. More information can be found in the game or on www.netstormhq.com help sections.
About the community:
The community is still alive and contributing hard to keep the game alive. You can join by signing up at www.netstormhq.com as a member or you can try to join any of the NetStorm present guilds. We have one official training guild (http://sanctuary.nshq.us) which trains new members and hosts many useful strategical guides. We also make occational official NSHQ tournaments, island hunts, or ladder games. You can join the forums, gallery, read information about players or game elements, there are many places to go and learn more about the NetStorm world.