Planetside 2 Catch-All

So many awesome updates I can't wait. Still downloading the update. I didn't notice anything about galaxies, are they still spawn points. Also a whole lot of the updates want to make me play Vanu now, they seem much improved.

But since there is a wipe already I vote NC. See you on Himalia.

Servers are up.

I'm rolling a secondary NC alt on Themister in case of issue with Himalia.

Ok, this is cool as sh*t. They're not just monitoring the beta for basic stuff like weapon balance. They're actually monitored to see where the shots are being fired from. It starts around 3:25.

Oh, and I find Maggie "Luperza" Krohn to be INSANELY hot! I just wish she didn't punch a bunch of holes in her face.

Bear wrote:

Servers are up.

I'm rolling a secondary NC alt on Themister in case of issue with Himalia.

gah still downloading patch.....

edit: I'm done, as soon as I finish this one thing I'll be on vent if anyone wants to play.

Bear wrote:

Notable Bug Fixes:
Iron sights now appear on Rocket Launchers.

Boooo! I can't see what the hell I'm aiming at anymore, it's easier to fire it without zooming in.

Just had a fun round with strangeblades and bear, fun times got to pod drop a tank at the end. Right now the game is more buggy the usual but hopefully that will be ironed out fairly quick. I hate to say it but I'm like the NC way more then the Vanu. Their weapons just seem stronger, perhaps that's just the patch though. Oh and the new changes to how spawns work is great.

Fun moment: We were being overrun with tanks at one point so I managed to sneak right in front of them and repair the big anti tank turret. Blew up three tanks before I bit the dust.

The Sunderer and Galaxy changes really change the flow of the gameplay now. There's much more of a front line feel in the game.

Worth noting, the Sundy spawn is a five point cert. it's also exponentially more expensive so park them carefully!

Great battle-times last night with Bear and master0. The last fracas was the best and it demonstrated the power of tanks vs infantry. I think the Vanu were coming down the hill from a vehicle spawn-point capable base while we, the TC, only had Flash (ATVs) and resupply stations - plus one spawn point. The enemy eventually pushed and pushed their way into our perimeter until we had those purple baby-kicking hooligans coming down the stairs, over the cliff's edge and coming through the goddamn walls. It's game over man, it's game over!

PS: I dreamed I was fighting Vanu last night and killing five at a time with my rocket launcher. What does that say about me?

Spoiler:

That I'm awesome? I think so, I think so.

Entering a room is a deadly activity in Planetside 2. I suck at shooting but I turn into the Terminator whenever someone comes knocking.

So I found an outfit called war machine I hooked up with today as part of the new GWJ NC server. I took part in a column of 20-30 vanguard tanks plus one little sunderer. It was pretty epic except for moments of horrifying lag that looked a lot like frame rate drop. Except I could see a billion tanks out of battle with no lag and then at one of the bigger bases it went to a slideshow. I'm not sure if it's a bug or not, someone was saying there's a performance issue people are posting about on the forum.

Also a fan of the NC sniper rifle. Nothin quite like a headshot against a guy way off yonder on the top of a cliff going "oh what a nice day, I'll just take in the scenery".

The NC gun are a lot more fun to play with, Vanu weapons just seems like water guns in comparison.

i38warhawk wrote:

The NC gun are a lot more fun to play with, Vanu weapons just seems like water guns in comparison.

That last patch did tweak Vanu guns so their less like playing laser-tag in a war zone.

Maybe next character wipe, but I'm playing TR now. I kinda like it. Supposedly their vehicles are the fastest, but I haven't noticed.
I shot at StrangeBlades when he was in a Reaver, but I missed and I was infantry anyway.

Can you have two weapons on a fighter? Specifically a gun and rockets or gun and missiles? Otherwise, with certs as slow as they are, I think I may just use the "effective against all targets" weapon.

Rocket launchers are annoying. I had an expert Scythe pilot hovering around our outpost, targeting specific guys, and I had my rocket launcher aimed right at him but he didn't even have to dodge cause I missed him when he was 20 feet in front of me. The range on the launchers also sucks and I don't remember seeing a cert to make it longer.

I've been off the grid for a few days so a bit behind, but I just got the patch downloaded and created OldMud as NC on Himalia. Have we created the GWJ outfit there yet?

I'm in love with the NC sniper rifle.

Alright, I've got 35 certs and I'm looking to spend it on either a night-vision scope for my sniper rifle or a forward grip for my sniper rifle or an assault rifle. Any thoughts?

x12 scope is what i did last time and then the grip.

I wish I could shut off my Flash's idling. It attracts too much attention when I stealth park.

What is the range that individual troops are drawn? I'm trying to glass some targets and I'm having trouble finding them in the lens.

Is there a lock on option for launchers? Trying to out-guess a tank driver's zig zag strategy is reallllly hard.

Me, bear, and strangeblades created an outfit, NC with Jobs, ask any of us to get in.

On weapons.

Rocket launchers are fiddly things you need to treat them more like mortars then rocket launchers. They also are pretty weak. It takes like four shots to take out a tank, and you only get four rounds....

The sniper rifle for NC though is so much nicer. Way stronger even if it's bolt action. I like it much nicer than the Vanu ones.

Also the light assault machine gun feels way more powerful, I love it. I slaughter people with that thing it's great.

That being said the patch was supposed to beef up the the Vanu a lot, and alleviate my biggest complaint: Their bullets/lasers were too slow.

I love rolling with my NC boys and girls in a massive tank column. We are out and about looking to rumble. And to cap points. Lots of points.

Sniping is a god damn art form that rises to a whole new level when using a rocket launcher.

My sniper could sure use some C4.

Strangeblades wrote:

Alright, I've got 35 certs and I'm looking to spend it on either a night-vision scope for my sniper rifle or a forward grip for my sniper rifle or an assault rifle. Any thoughts?

No idea, never played a sniper and I haven't unlocked the grip for my NC toons yet. I hope it helps because the recoil on the NC weapons is MUCH greater than those on the VS side.

Strangeblades wrote:

Is there a lock on option for launchers? Trying to out-guess a tank driver's zig zag strategy is reallllly hard.

Strangeblades wrote:

Is there a lock on option for launchers? Trying to out-guess a tank driver's zig zag strategy is reallllly hard.

There is but it's a 12.5k unlock for the HA.

Strangeblades wrote:

Is there a lock on option for launchers? Trying to out-guess a tank driver's zig zag strategy is reallllly hard.

Why not deconstruct it?

I've managed to kill at least one Vanu tank with a rocket launcher. It rolled (hovered) by me and I shot it in the rear and boom. It was probably already damaged but I think tanks have weaker rear armor (or take more damage in the rear).

I love sniping in this game but sticking to one class especially when the enemy is inside your base is not a great idea. Turning into a medic guarantees some XP as well as that sweet assault rifle. Or, I pick heavy assault for those moments when a light machinegun is required.

In today's class, firing that light machinegun one bullet per trigger-pull seems to work best. I only bring the hammer down when it's near point-blank range or I'm dumping slugs into a MAX suit.

Has anyone every downed a small aircraft with small arms fire? It says damage is being registered (there's that little X that pops on your crosshairs).

My favourite hobby is sniping straight down from atop a cliff's edge.

And I love it when the NC get their borders pushed back to the warp zone. It means a shorter trip to the action and plenty of high places to snipe from.

I picked up the Alpha Squad pack. Probably won't be joining you guys right away, I hear that people with my PC specs are getting around 15fps at the moment.

I love taking sweet jumps (thanks Idle Thumbs!) with my Flash (ATV) and Lightning tank.

Had another fun with you lot, and probable my best liberator run yet (got a medal!1). Was fun to watch a massive zerg armor column and finally have decent air support. Then watch it all go away....
Good fun all around and now debating what to get with my certs. Has anyone tried the C4 yet? Is it stronger or still mostly useless?

They must have upped the armor of Sunderers with the latest wipe/patch. I dumped four vanilla rockets from my assault launcher into the rear of the vehicle and nothing. It might have been smoking but it was too dark to see.

If my assumption is correct, that they did up the armor of the Sunderers, it must be because it is the main spawn vehicle.