Planetside 2 Catch-All

PurEvil wrote:

This morning it was a level 3 NC guy that took out my squad of 6-7 guys attacking the inside of one of the bases. Three shots and I was down... poppoppop dead, the rest of the crew didn't fair any better. I think I was the lowest at level 9.

A few mornings back it was a level 7 heavy standing halfway across a base sniping me. People were calling him out on it, but he kept saying we were just "hating" on him. I know that you can buy a long range scope for those guns, and I guess that the recoil and such can be mitigated by grip and whatever, but it still seems a bit off. This guy was level 5 or 6 the first time I saw him, and was around level 9 when I logged off 45 minutes later.

Might be a hacker, might be legit, seems like NC stock weapons are three hit kills. Might be an experienced player on an alt. /report no matter what. Real hackers will be caught, legit players will get through.

Huh, I guess I don't need to buy any more games. I'll be playing this for the rest of my life.

Yeah, I dunno how 50 hours accumulated so quickly. Perhaps I should plunk down some cash for this at some p--oh look, a Triple-Station-Cash-Bonus-Day tomorrow; how convenient.

Archangel wrote:

Yeah, I dunno how 50 hours accumulated so quickly. Perhaps I should plunk down some cash for this at some p--oh look, a Triple-Station-Cash-Bonus-Day tomorrow; how convenient.

It's actually LIVE right now! Go get yer triple cash fix!

My Walmart bonus points were tripled too!

When do we redeem the Walmart cash cards? The 21st?

Xeknos wrote:

When do we redeem the Walmart cash cards? The 21st?

Officially the 3x bonus is on the 21st, but according to the 3 previous posts, it started a bit early and will give you 3x points today (the 20th).

Itsatrap wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

When do we redeem the Walmart cash cards? The 21st?

Officially the 3x bonus is on the 21st, but according to the 3 previous posts, it started a bit early and will give you 3x points today (the 20th).

Confirmed!

Is there a good way to find GWJers in game without applying to a unit? I should note that I'm a total multiplayer FPS newb, and while I have a headset, that's only because I bought it on accident (I thought it was just the headphones) and I've never used it.

Join us on Vent! We have a GWJ outfit, but it's just 7 of us so far.

Don't wait until tomorrow to do the triple deal. Today's special is a blanket 15% off all vehicle weapons.

Tamren wrote:

Join us on Vent! We have a GWJ outfit, but it's just 7 of us so far.

Don't wait until tomorrow to do the triple deal. Today's special is a blanket 15% off all vehicle weapons.

That was quite fun. I got to watch total biscuit get blown up and some other goodjer got a kill against him. Some really good fights occurred. The game is at it's best when two zerg collide.

While out Christmas shopping tonight, I drove out of my way to a Walmart to find that the SOE cards were the only ones sold out. I'll take that as a sign.

Archangel wrote:

While out Christmas shopping tonight, I drove out of my way to a Walmart to find that the SOE cards were the only ones sold out. I'll take that as a sign.

My Wally World has a bunch, if my Paypal account wasn't jacked up I'd buy some for everyone. I stood there for a few minutes trying to decide how many cards to buy. Settled on one since I've spent very little of the 7000 I already have.

i38warhawk wrote:

My Wally World has a bunch, if my Paypal account wasn't jacked up I'd buy some for everyone. I stood there for a few minutes trying to decide how many cards to buy. Settled on one since I've spent very little of the 7000 I already have.

Hnnnngggggg. Darn it.

Okay, if someone is heading out there today anyway, I would like to buy two Walmart-500-bonus SOE cards ($30 total). Please don't if it would be any inconvenience. Reimbursement via Paypal is easiest, or I could buy you something(s) on Steam. You can ask Docbadwrench, the GWJ TF2 crew, or the Steam Sale thread guys for character/financial references. =)

Got my 6k points today the only issue is I have no idea what to spend them on!

My tip would be to buy those items you MUST have immediately and the ones that are very cert expensive. So for instance I bought the photon rockets for 700, and yesterday I bought the Dalton and Saron for 595 each. All of these weapons cost 1000 certs to purchase otherwise, and not only is that a ton of certs but you need thousands to upgrade the stuff you have to a useful state.

The items that cost 100, 250 and 500 can probably be saved for as 100 certs is only about 1-3 hours depending on how much action you see.

TheHipGamer wrote:
Elycion wrote:
TheHipGamer wrote:

running Windows 8

That's likely your entire problem right there. That piss-poor tablet port of an OS isn't ready for prime time, especially for gaming.

Whether or not it's crappy, it's also substantially the same as Windows 7 from an OS (not user-space) perspective. As you note, there are massive numbers of crashes being reported across both systems. I spent ten minutes or so digging into the forums, and finally decided that while I'm interested in the game, it's not worth the time to get it working; my days of fighting to play a game are essentially over.

At the risk of being a filthy skimmer (I have moments to post and a number of pages to see if this has been answered), google that error. There's plenty of other people crashing on startup with that error, and it's fixable. Giving the Launchpad admin rights, maybe? You can find it through googling for sure.

12000 SC points go fast. In other words: OMAR COMIN'!

I might pick up some fun bux today. So far I've been largely solo but if I get into an anti air cannon it's good times.
I'll get vent reinstalled soon and hook up with some of you fine folks.

Also, unlocks are for one character? One class? One faction? One server? Whole account?

Dr_Awkward wrote:

Also, unlocks are for one character? One class? One faction? One server? Whole account?

Right now, unlocks are per-character. Sony has announced plans to change it so that unlocks are (retroactively) applied account-wide, but this hasn't been implemented yet. Note that certain unlocks are still faction-specific because of differences in faction equipment. Of course, this isn't a problem if you only ever play one faction.

edit: wrong thread.

In my case, I had a joystick plugged in. Grabbing an older DINPUT8.dll and placing it in the .exe directory solved the issue and got the JS working.

Got a nice surprise today. When you rack up kills using one particular weapon it assigns you medals to mark different milestones. 10-Bronze 50-Silver 100-Gold and 1000-Auraxium. Getting a medal also gives you a cert point reward, 1-5-10-100. When I was playing earlier I was flying around in a scythe dropping rockets on some hapless TR when I received the Auraxium medal for the Photon Rockets. This means that I have accumulated 1160 frags with rockets alone out of the 1600 odd total kills with a scythe I have to date. But instead of giving me just 100 certs, I actually got 200! I suspect the reason behind this was that the game doesn't simply gives you 100 certs, it gives you 25000xp. And since the double xp event is on that got multiplied.

Something to consider for the future I guess. None of my other weapons are anywhere near an Auraxium medal. I have a bunch of gold medals but I think my closest weapon is still 950 kills or so away.

That's a known bug Tamren, but lets keep in on the dl.

I just discovered the joys of antitank mines.

Tamren wrote:

I just discovered the joys of antitank mines.

Had a cool moment were I was solo capping a point when I heard a Max walking up the stairs. So I laid tank mines down at the door he had to walk through, and waited. Seemed like it took forever but he came through the door and I blasted my mine. Insta killed the max and his engineer buddy, and I was able to finish capping unmolested.

Cool moment i38warhawk. I'm getting better at attaching C4 to the backs of vehicles as Light Assault and I finally unlocked the underbarrel grenade launcher and I love it though last night it seemed bugged, or it was a network problem, or a hacker. It might not be the best weapon when you experience the people popping in phenomenon.

Popping in is also not a fun thing when in a Scythe, or any fighter. "Let's see, I'm sure there are enemies just ahead cause this is a big battle...Oh look, some targets just popped up, five tanks, two lightnings with skyguard, a bunch of heavies, and three Sundy's...and I'm dead now because they all started firing as soon as they saw me, which is basically as soon as I was in range."

The severity of the pop in scales directly to the number of people in an area. If it gets REALLY bad it starts to affect vehicles too.

Yeah, if I had to pick one thing I still hated about PS2 it's the lag issues. Because of them, I just don't feel as effective in this game as I do in most other FPSs.