Planetside 2 Catch-All

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.

Had a fun moment. We were capping tawrich tech plant or at least trying to, but we being held back while attacking the side bases. I decided to sneak up north and cap a surronding area to help cut them off from supply and provide a new direction for attack. So by myself I went to the base and it seemed like no one was there. It had only one point so I figured I'd be okay. I flip it and as soon as I do, I spot a damn Max heading to the point. I'm a light assault, maybe if I nail him with two under barrel grenades and a clip I could taking him. Probable not.

So I decide to hide right above the point. He spends the next five minutes running around trying to find me, and infiltrator joins him at one point. I flip the point and eventually he gets bored and leaves, who knows where. I pick up a sunderer park it behind the one of the side bases, which is overrun in short order. The tech plant is capped soon after. Felt great.

RolandofGilead wrote:

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 nade launcher is a bit iffy in two ways. It has trouble rearming and at very short range it seem to do no damage. Best to use at medium range and rearm when you have one round left. Even with all the issues I still love the damn thing. I love the idea of having c4 but two things make me avoid it. It cost 200 for one stick, which is useless, and another 500 for the second. It would also replace the level 2 medpack. Also if I wanted more ammo I'd need the explosive bandolier and I already have the health boost armor at 20%.

Ah well, I'll be playing sooner or see you on vent.

Edit: Decided to trick out my magrider. Gave it turbo and a speed upgrades. The turbo doubles your speed but only for a short while. Also takes a minute to recharge so not so great for travel. That being said it's handy in combat for dogging shots and going over hills.

master0 wrote:

The nade launcher.. at very short range it seem to do no damage.

Ah, that is probably it. Haven't had issues reloading though. It's sad that you have to go to a terminal to resupply, engy ammo boxes don't cut it.
Fun fact, damage to the back of tanks does significantly more damage (so try not to run from a fight unless a hill is handy); in general this is also the only place where you can sneak up on a tank to plant C4

Can somebody catch me up?
I just joined up and would like to play with the GWJ on TeamSpeak 3. What do I need to do?
I didn't see a FAQ on the front page.

thanks,

Jaya

Jayavarman wrote:

Can somebody catch me up?
I just joined up and would like to play with the GWJ on TeamSpeak 3. What do I need to do?
I didn't see a FAQ on the front page.

thanks,

Jaya

Don't we use Ventrilo?

I was maybe misinformed. I thought Teamspeak3 was the client for Planetside2 but if its Ventrilo, so be it. Let's see, where did I put those Ventrilo config settings anyway...

sithload wrote:
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.

If you are running windows 8 and also have a 360 controller you have to unplug it to get the game to run. Don't have any idea why this is but that fixes the game crashing when you try to launch it.

RolandofGilead wrote:
master0 wrote:

The nade launcher.. at very short range it seem to do no damage.

Ah, that is probably it. Haven't had issues reloading though. It's sad that you have to go to a terminal to resupply, engy ammo boxes don't cut it.

Actually engy ammo boxes DO cut it - except when the launcher bugs out and doesn't rearm, which is what master0 was referring to. Unfortunately, it seems to bug out way more than work properly, at least for me (I'd say it's rearmed properly something like once out of every 5-6 times in the 3 days I've had it).

I was looking at a few of my screenshot and I found pie in PS2!

IMAGE(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/542947273497308659/9B38E0968068CC7FAB4BC14F6E15B1E869D216A3/)

Spoiler:

It's the K/D ratio.

breander wrote:
sithload wrote:
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.

If you are running windows 8 and also have a 360 controller you have to unplug it to get the game to run. Don't have any idea why this is but that fixes the game crashing when you try to launch it.

Actually, you just need to grab DINPUT8.dll from a Windows 7 installation, and drop it into the same folder that PlanetSide2.exe is in.

plavonica wrote:

I was looking at a few of my screenshot and I found pie in PS2!

Spoiler:

It's the K/D ratio.

Nice run you had there!

How do you get that screen to pop up? I've been doing much better recently with my engie and my overall stats are lopsided due to my rough start!

Just press TAB. The page shows all sorts of useful info.

TheHipGamer wrote:
breander wrote:

If you are running windows 8 and also have a 360 controller you have to unplug it to get the game to run. Don't have any idea why this is but that fixes the game crashing when you try to launch it.

Actually, you just need to grab DINPUT8.dll from a Windows 7 installation, and drop it into the same folder that PlanetSide2.exe is in.

Good to know thanks!

Tamren wrote:

Just press TAB. The page shows all sorts of useful info.

That "NEXT DEPOSIT" remaining time for resources is great! I've wanted that since the beginning, didn't know it was there.

whispa wrote:
plavonica wrote:

I was looking at a few of my screenshot and I found pie in PS2!

Spoiler:

It's the K/D ratio.

Nice run you had there!

Gunning for StylesXP can be rather productive.

I think I got pi/10 on my stats screen.

Its a shame but I kinda had to give up on the game. Aside from the random ctd, my pc was barely up to the task, framerate was really bad during any kind of decent battle. Barely playable, but really wore on my eyes after a bit.

AcidCat wrote:

Its a shame but I kinda had to give up on the game. Aside from the random ctd, my pc was barely up to the task, framerate was really bad during any kind of decent battle. Barely playable, but really wore on my eyes after a bit.

What kind of card you got? I just bought a new one (560 Ti, or 570?) and the current one (gtx 260) runs it okay at 1920x1080.