Promoted Map of the Month – ns2_yana

Posted by in Uncategorized, May 15, 2017

This month (May 2017) promoted map: ns2_yana

Lately we decided to give those custom maps a spotlight on our servers who have received a huge update or where the mapper is working hard to get his map done. Creating a map is a very time-consuming hobby and requires a lot of skills, especially for a game like NS2. We appreciate the work of the mappers and we love custom maps. Therefore we pick one map each month, that deserves to have the full attention from us. Promoted maps will have a high chance to be displayed in the mapvote (80% to be exact). This month promoted map: ns2_yana

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Relaunching Wooza’s Hamsterwheel

Posted by in Uncategorized, May 13, 2017

It’s time to bring back Wooza’s Hamsterwheel server!

Wooza’s Hamsterwheel offers intense 16vs16 battles. Ideally for those who think 21vs21 is too much but 12vs12 on the other side too less action.
The server is also perfect for new players; Welcome and support them!
When the server is in a healthy state, we might add 10 spectator slots back. This is not sure yet.

Every succesful server requires seeders. Even tho this server was once very popular, things have changed and it needs time to bring back the server in it’s old shape.
Good times to seed Wooza’s Hamsterwheel are at 6-7pm UTC+1.

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A new beginning

Posted by in Uncategorized, April 26, 2017

Good news, everyone!

With UWE’s recent decision to re-introduce the ‘ALL Tab’ in the server browser, we found the passion again to put more time into NS2. We’d like to present some community news and what we have been working on lately. We would also like to invite you to our second Gorge Plushie Event, starting this Saturday (2017-04-29). Read further down about the Event.

We also want to mention how important seeding is. Since there is the ‘ALL Tab’ again, we have the possibility to seed the server earlier. Seeders decide if the community can grow or not, and we are depended on you!

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The Wooza Spirit

Posted by in Uncategorized, November 10, 2016

There are a number of notable differences between how Wooza servers are run and other hosters. This article aims to collect and explain the idea and logic behind it.

What sets us apart from other servers

For a while we tried different approaches. The well-known teamstacking problem was the one that broke most ideas. If a player goes out of line the first idea that comes to mind is to limit said players sphere if influence. Creating and enforcing rules, restricting movement/free speech and a tendendy to overachieve is the usual response. We tried a number of those and realised it doesn’t work.

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What’s inside Wooza’s first Box?

Posted by in Uncategorized, December 13, 2015

2 Years have been passed since Wooza got his first real dedicated box to play with.
Now finally it is the time to reveal the Hardware specifications that Wooza have hidden from the public.

It all begun in August 2013 where I got an insane CPU to overclock. First benchmarks and stress testing resulting in a frequency of 5.1 GH’z which was a very nice result with an air cooler.
Sadly it wasn’t that stable in the beginning so I had to lower it to 5GHz.

Afterwards the biggest question came: What to do with this CPU? It would be a waste to just use it normally in a Computer. At the same time I found the game NS2. I combined both and the result was a new Server being displayed in the Server Browser, called Wooza’s Playground.

Now, both Wooza’s Playground and Wooza’s Hamster Wheel have been moved to Wooza’s second box. This box has newer hardware and performes approx 15-20% faster.

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Hall of Wooza Approved

Posted by in Uncategorized, November 12, 2015

Here we honor Players that grabbed our positive attention. You all contributed an important part to the community!

The Wooza Server Operators  will monthly pick a few distinguished players, whose names deserved to be here.

Wooza Approved players get a unique golden Badge : 

Newest Members

BerserkCore – Mapper of ns2_veil_war and various other crazy maps! Also is modding in NS2
Zydrytch – Creator of TremNS2 Mod and mapper of ns2_acts
SuperSheep – New to NS2, acknowledges the advantage of the mic as commander
Redferne – He definitely has fun here
biip – New players like him we need!
HoSos – NS2 veteran, stay close to him and you profit
slim – Coolest NS2 veteran, helps to keep the teams fair
ssdd – He can teach you how to bite rt’s
Reniz //Blue Spark –
HelpingFR – A really helpful guy for your team
Trygvi –
Hermantoll –

Wooza Approved Members

[=>D$<=]_ReybaN.fr – The French -can- be nice
#$$$ – A real sneaky gorge.
.riddick – High skill level by defeating stackers
546klo – Hiding on aliens

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Revive your NS2 Game! Or Just clean it up

Posted by in Uncategorized, October 29, 2015

Sometimes we all come to point to reset some settings because we messed up with something. These little helpers i introduce you below, will help you if you have any problems opening Natural Selection 2 or clean it up.

Note: These scripts works only with Windows Clients having Natural Selection 2 installed.

Delete History.bat
Deletes all visited servers and clean up the server browser. Especially useful against servers with 999 ping which mean they are no longer existing.

Delete Favorites.bat
Incase you want to delete all your favorite servers.

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About us

Posted by in Uncategorized, August 1, 2013

Who we are

Founded in 2013, Apheriox (or Woozas) is a Natural Selection 2 gaming and modding community with the passion to play beyond the limit. We enjoy large player battles and play a great variety of custom maps and game modes.

We are not focused on monetary gain. That means, that all our ‘services’ such as custom badges or shoulder or whatever we offer, are totally free.

Our rules

  • We don’t really have any rules*. Embrace the freedom (or chaos, as some say).

*An Admin or Wooza Operator may intervene when the server reputation or game quality is targeted.


  • We love to play custom maps. Playground offers 40+ Maps. Type in chat !nominate ns2_mapname to nominate a map.
  • Lazy AFK settings: You can be AFK up to 5min before you might get kicked if server is full and someone tries to join. After 2min you will be moved to the readyroom
  • There is no one with a reserved slot. We are not hosting this community to make a profit.
  • We offering highest quality gameservers. In December 2016, only 1% of all CPU’s performed similar.
  • Create your own custom badges or shoulder patches, for free.
  • We give modders and mappers a place to present their mods.

Latest News

You may join our Steam Group to be always up to date.

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