Planetside 2 Catch-All

Wow! I can't wait! I never thought they'd make this.

Arise!

One post later and one year later we have another hint of a new Planetside!

It needs to be done.

Shoal07 wrote:
It needs to be done.

+1

I honestly had a lot of fun in the planetside beta... I hope this turns out well.

Many great memories of Planetside.
Planetside Next. I hope they come up with something better than that for a title.
That link seems like pretty much a confirmation that it's going to happen.
I'm psyched, New Conglomerate forevah!!

I had so much fun for a long time with Planetside, all up to right about when they released the CORE expansion. The problem Planetside has is it requires a large community to work. If this game isn't big, it will fail.

Can this still work as a subscription MMO anymore? Shooters have evolved so much since it's release. I guess the only argument is that the game works better when there are a few servers that host thousands of people.

I'd pay a subscription for a planetside sequel. The original was the MMO that i've played the longest and though the expansions pretty much ruined parts of the gameplay (though they also improved various vehicle rock-paper-scissors affairs) i still loved the game.

Planetside is the source of some of my favorite "I can't believe I just saw that happen" gaming moments. I hope the Escapist article is correct in the new game being released in March 2011.

Holy Crap!

SOE’s John Smedley:

“…early next year we will have announcements about Planetside Next followed by a beta. I can say this – it’s coming along awesome. I can also say that the first beta testers are going to be current Planetside subscribers. I’ve gotten a lot of email from current players offering to help test the game and we’re going to take them up on it.”

From his blog

TempestBlayze wrote:
Can this still work as a subscription MMO anymore? Shooters have evolved so much since it's release. I guess the only argument is that the game works better when there are a few servers that host thousands of people.

It will and it has too. People keep talking like F2P is the future of the MMO games. The last podcast even hinted at it. They brought up LoTRO and DDO as examples. The thing about those 2 games though is that they started as subscription based games. I dont see a company anytime soon that will develop a F2P game with the polish that the AAA subscription games provide.

Reason i dont play more F2P games is because with the exception of the 2 (and DDO is still wonky in my book) is that their quality has always been lacking. Yea eventually it will probably happen, but right now no one is willing to make that jump.

ExitPursuedByBear wrote:
Planetside is the source of some of my favorite "I can't believe I just saw that happen" gaming moments. I hope the Escapist article is correct in the new game being released in March 2011.

Yeah. Planetside had a lot of problems, to put it lightly.

But when it worked. It was AMAZING.

I SO EXCITED! AND I JUST CANT HIDE IT!

It is going to be difficult waiting for Planetside 2 to release. All the cool games I have been waiting for in 2011 just took a backseat.

Here's another confirmation.
http://www.planetside-universe.com/n...

Thread updated with this most awesome news. I cant wait!

This and the Tribes MMO..
hmmm.
LOVED Planetside at beta and for the 6 months or so I played it.

Following closely.

This excites me a lot. I never got a chance to play the first one a whole lot, but what I did play I enjoyed. And I have a few friends that were superfans of the original.

Planetside was alot of fun. I played for about 4 years before I let my sub lapse.

I just paid for a month of planetside. Thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane before PS2 comes out. I think there is only 1 server so if anyone else is interested in playing, see you there!

Cool, Nuean. What's your in-game name? I'll add you as a friend. I'm there too (as docbadwrench), on the NC side (primarily).

im nuean118 on the VS

It's time to get excited!

I played a decent amount of Planetside back in beta and enjoyed it quite a bit overall. Will certainly be keeping an eye on this. Any word if it'll be subscription based or free to play?

Yeah I am really eager for more details, I hope they don't screw this up.

Oh PLEASE be good! That new Galaxy looks awesome.

Ditto what Tamren said.

And I love the fact that they insinuate the Galaxy will have other roles. I'd love to see them become a mobile base of operations with defenses and player spawning capability.

In fact they should make all their vehicles multifunctional. So that vehicle 1 does abc and 2 does xyz but 3 does axy and 4 does zbc.

Freebie ideas if SOE is listening:
the respawn vehicle - still respawns and has stealth bubble; added features include 15 sec stealth buff to spawned players; AAA add on weapon module or hp regen model;
stealth atv - added features = blink like ability on a decent cooldown; mine layer (mines with different abilities like stealth detect; snare)
MAX - more than three types; all are dual role i.e. aa and av, ap and av, aa and ap; medic or engineer MAX?; slo-mo bubble ability?
tanks and light aircraft can transform and combine to be very good mech killers
battleships, floating bases and surface skimming submarines
cruise missiles

"TO THE MOON!"