Planetside 2 Catch-All

Tkyl wrote:

Does any non-Coffee Grinder need a beta key? I have an extra to give away. First to PM me, gets it.

Gads, I've been trying to get into the Planetside 2 Beta for Ages - I'll take it if still available.
Played the original Planetside religiously for well over a year.

SamF7

ranalin wrote:

Isn't there another main gun you can buy that's basically anti-infantry? I thought there was?

You can buy alternate tank weapons through the store. There are a lot of options, the AP and HE ammo for the main gun give it higher direct damage or bigger splash. For the turret you can replace the machine gun with a bigger anti infantry machine gun or even dumb and guided rockets. Basically like the Enforcer buggy turret if you remember that from PS1. One of the options is a guided anti air missile, which would seem to be very powerful.

I don't think many players are going to use these because you need other tanks around to cover the bases or specializing will just make you vulnerable. At the very least you would need a dedicated teammate to gun for seat 2. Or a tank focused platoon who rolls around in a group.

Out of curiosity I looked up the tank weapon stats from PS1. These are the shot to kill ratios of each empire's tank versus the other two.

Magrider:
Prowler 21 shots
Vanguard 21 shots

Prowler:
Magrider 12 shots
Vanguard 15 shots

Vanguard:
Prowler 10 shots
Magrider 8 shots

Tank battles used to be quite the slugfest and it was hard to do enough damage to a tank to take it out before it just drove off. They seem a LOT quicker now in PS2 with the armour facing mechanics and such.

I made a TR character on Metis a while back, that's one of the west coast servers. I was testing to see if my freezing was caused by lag, but there was no difference. While I was there I tried out the new Prowler. I HATE the offset turret. That thing sucks! I got into a fight with a magrider at point blank range and couldn't hit half my shots! The vanguard has one too but it's cannon sits on top of the centerline of the tank when facing forward so you don't get that parallax weirdness.

Where the hell is everyone? I've finally been able to log on this week and I can't find anyone.

Bear wrote:

Where the hell is everyone? I've finally been able to log on this week and I can't find anyone. :(

I've been on but have been dancing between Leda (vanu) and Himalia (NC). Every time I log into vent to see if anyone is in there, no one is.

actually havent had much game time past couple weeks.

SamF7 wrote:
Tkyl wrote:

Does any non-Coffee Grinder need a beta key? I have an extra to give away. First to PM me, gets it.

Gads, I've been trying to get into the Planetside 2 Beta for Ages - I'll take it if still available.
Played the original Planetside religiously for well over a year.

SamF7

Still need a key? If so, PM me.

whispa wrote:
SamF7 wrote:
Tkyl wrote:

Does any non-Coffee Grinder need a beta key? I have an extra to give away. First to PM me, gets it.

Gads, I've been trying to get into the Planetside 2 Beta for Ages - I'll take it if still available.
Played the original Planetside religiously for well over a year.

SamF7

Still need a key? If so, PM me.

Oh, sorry Whispa. I saw your post last night as I went to bed and fogot to send you the key. I'll do that right now.

These keys were posted on 3:15 PM EST by Smed and are legit keys. Not sure whats taken or where they begin!:

Reddit Post

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Used from what I see on Reddit:

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Tkyl wrote:
whispa wrote:
SamF7 wrote:
Tkyl wrote:

Does any non-Coffee Grinder need a beta key? I have an extra to give away. First to PM me, gets it.

Gads, I've been trying to get into the Planetside 2 Beta for Ages - I'll take it if still available.
Played the original Planetside religiously for well over a year.

SamF7

Still need a key? If so, PM me.

Oh, sorry Whispa. I saw your post last night as I went to bed and fogot to send you the key. I'll do that right now.

Hey Tkyl, my bad, I meant my comment to SamF7 as I have an extra key as well.

Bear wrote:

Where the hell is everyone? I've finally been able to log on this week and I can't find anyone. :(

Borderlands 2, would be my guess.

TempestBlayze wrote:
Bear wrote:

Where the hell is everyone? I've finally been able to log on this week and I can't find anyone. :(

I've been on but have been dancing between Leda (vanu) and Himalia (NC). Every time I log into vent to see if anyone is in there, no one is.

I haven't been playing much either, whenever a server wipe seems likely I usually stop for a while til it happens. Still I'll definitely be back in as a TR after the wipe.

Yeah, I cannot get a damn key to save my life, despite pimping myself out on twitter.

Another character wipe is underway. I think I am just going to edit the spreadsheet because it's crazy inaccurate at this stage of the game.

As you may have read in Matt's post last week, the next update will wipe all character information help us further our testing process. We hope you've enjoyed this week's quick cert gains.

The exciting part of this is the Esamir continent many of you have been waiting for will be available! Pack your thermals, because you'll need them!

Finally, in order to help balance our testing load, we are reducing the number of available servers. We'll provide more details as we get closer to the update.

I have a beta key, pm me.
Is the character wipe happening now?
I am so damn close to actually being able to afford that damn anti-air missile launcher for my Heavy.
Either way, gotta try'em all, NC next, even though I hate those bastards.

You know it's really weird, on one play session a week or two ago, I was TR, I was in a valley, maybe in a tank or just shot down, but I saw or just came away from a dogfight where my TR brethren were getting shot at and losing and it actually made me a little mad. The thought that can be translated to English at the time was, "They are shooting at my guys." and emotion-wise, I was feeling, "I really don't like that and want to make them stop."

Bear wrote:

Where the hell is everyone? I've finally been able to log on this week and I can't find anyone. :(

I've hopped on every night this week (Himalia), but left pretty quickly when I didn't see anyone else on.

I have an extra key as well, PM me for it.

I have been on alot lately.. its like a ghost town.

So another faction switch after the wipe? At this point I might look for a large outfit. I am tired of getting steamrolled by organized platoons who just kill me by the size of their mass.

The big thing is that the new continent, Esamir will be out with the next patch.
IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/5iZhU.jpg)

Servers will also be reduced from 9 to 2. I expect some lag growing pains.

we had lag before. It's stil my biggest gripe with the game. It makes it a chore to jump in and play.

ranalin wrote:

we had lag before. It's stil my biggest gripe with the game. It makes it a chore to jump in and play.

The lag has been really good as of late but thats with having a bunch of servers. These two are going tog et overloaded for sure. THen again there are two continents now so thats probably one of the reasons they are taking it down to two.

TempestBlayze wrote:
ranalin wrote:

we had lag before. It's stil my biggest gripe with the game. It makes it a chore to jump in and play.

The lag has been really good as of late but thats with having a bunch of servers. These two are going tog et overloaded for sure. THen again there are two continents now so thats probably one of the reasons they are taking it down to two.

I spent around 3hrs on leda and another 3hrs on hamelia this past weekend nad the lag was definitely there and annoying as hell. Week ago. ya it was pretty good, but it was getting progressively worse.

Great night on Leda with the 92nd. Vanu set at 53% at one point and we pushed them to within one cap of the warp gate. Lots of rumors and speculation about the coming wipe. Someone said there would only be one server for US and EU with a 650 pop per faction cap. True?

Did we get invites to giveaway? If so, where would they be?

I ass-you-me they will be sent via Email.

the tweet read:
In addition we will be giving an extra invite out to each of our current beta players. This should all happen in the next 24-48 hours depending on the beta patch timing.

I still have an extra key if someone needs..PM me..

I got my first drop pod kill. I was in a squad as Vanu defending rashnu or whatnot after sneak attacking it. Got a bunch of kills, but my final act was to try and return to the fight on a spawn beacon. Instead right below me I see an enemy galaxy floating about looking for a pad. I nailed it with my drop pod because I couldn't resist, it had a full squad in it. What a cruel game.

Vanu at 71% on Indar, NC at 63% on Esamir. Both maps pushed to respective gates...what a patch.

Another key: XEPC-NHDZ-AR7K-3HRZ-TCFR

Get it before a grinder does.

Servers are down, this is a fail patch if I've ever seen one. Did they let DICE devs in for some vocational training. My favorite new bug in the invulnerable vehicle. Engie pops out heals for an instant, and the vehicle is back to full health.