Planetside 2 Catch-All

BadMojo wrote:
Is this still planning to make people more powerful as they level? As long as that's the case, I just can't see this as Planetside "2".

There was talk in one of the very first interview videos that a player with a couple years under their belt might be something like 10-15% more effective than a brand new player - and if the difference is that incremental, I'm mostly okay with it. It isn't like the different between characters in WoW, for example, where level 80 is a different game from level 1 - but being able to unlock different abilities, weapons, ammo, over time CAN make a player slightly better than a new player.

That difference, to me, sounds like it will be situational. Piloting a "base" Reaper, versus being able to customize your Reaper to be anti-tank is a marked improvement - in that situation.

I personally assume that this is what they meant - but it was communicated poorly. It was also six months ago, and said before any gameplay videos, much less beta testing has had time to start - so its the kind of idea that may have already been scrapped (they've already talked about having changed and/or scrapped other ideas).

For me, like so many other things about PS2, it boils down to - wait and see.

SOE support pulled a bait-and-switch on me!

The worst part about the entire saga is my friends are continuing to play happily! Damn them and their up-to-date email addresses.

Caddrel wrote:
SOE support pulled a bait-and-switch on me!

The worst part about the entire saga is my friends are continuing to play happily! Damn them and their up-to-date email addresses.

Caddrel wrote:
SOE support pulled a bait-and-switch on me!

The worst part about the entire saga is my friends are continuing to play happily! Damn them and their up-to-date email addresses.

I wonder if contacting gaming press websites to tell your tale of woe would get your story any traction - if its happened to you, it's likely happened to others - and in the process, elevate your case beyond basic customer service and into the realm of people who, if only for PR, can fix this for you?

wolfstar76 wrote:
I wonder if contacting gaming press websites to tell your tale of woe would get your story any traction - if its happened to you, it's likely happened to others - and in the process, elevate your case beyond basic customer service and into the realm of people who, if only for PR, can fix this for you?

I'm not sure it's worth kicking up that much fuss about, though I would want to make sure other people don't run into the same problem. I was just really disappointed they'd delete something from my account like that.

I also understand why they'd remove it from my account in particular when every other Planetside player has exactly the same offer. At the very least, hopefully me running into this will let more people know they have 45 days of free Planetside.

I hadn't even thought to check my account - but you're right. 45 Days waiting to be played.

So tempting. . . .

wolfstar76 wrote:
I hadn't even thought to check my account - but you're right. 45 Days waiting to be played.

So tempting. . . .

Even people who only played during free periods or that Reinforcements promotion (was that the name?) have the 45 day playtime. It's tricky to actually find the download link for Planetside, but I've posted a brief set of instructions on a Reddit topic.

It's fairly painless to install once you actually find where to download it from.

I would say we could give it a go together but... err... *sigh*

Matt Higby, the Planetside 2 creative director, is doing an AMA on Reddit at the moment. You can basically ask any question you want.

There's some new HD footage of the game up on Gametrailers.

Delicious video.

I've been getting a solid whooping handed to me in PS1, and PS2 looks so very focused that I'm pretty sure I'm going to be way outta my league. Ahwell, there's a reason I tend to be a support player.

wolfstar76 wrote:
Delicious video.

I've been getting a solid whooping handed to me in PS1, and PS2 looks so very focused that I'm pretty sure I'm going to be way outta my league. Ahwell, there's a reason I tend to be a support player. :-D

Awesome video. PS1 was my first MMO, and my first love in that regard. Was hardcore on it back in the day. Nothing beats rolling out with a big outfit and engaging in some epic, massive pvp. IMHO, nobody to date has done it as well as Planetside.

I avoided the twitchy infantry combat as well. Favored tank piloting and support engineer back then. Will go the same route when this game hits.

I've been getting a solid whooping handed to me in PS1, and PS2 looks so very focused that I'm pretty sure I'm going to be way outta my league. Ahwell, there's a reason I tend to be a support player.

You might like the engineer

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This shot was put up by one of the devs. It's got this sci-fi action movie vibe to it.

Damn lasher sniper spam!

I'm sort of torn. It kind of looks like BF3...only in the future and with more room. Of course that could be good or bad. I'm not sure what I expect, honestly. The persistance is intriguing. But mostly I'm worried I'll spend 10 minutes walking to the fight and then get shot in 30 seconds.

Nevin73 wrote:
I'm sort of torn. It kind of looks like BF3...only in the future and with more room. Of course that could be good or bad. I'm not sure what I expect, honestly. The persistance is intriguing. But mostly I'm worried I'll spend 10 minutes walking to the fight and then get shot in 30 seconds.

If by BF3 you mean large open spaces - well, only if BF3 was on super-steroids. The base for one of the factions is the size of BF3's biggest maps. The actual miles of PS2 battleground is exactly that - miles and kilometres and miles and kilometres of terrain.

The thing about this game is the battles are everywhere. At your base, in the middle, at the opposing base and at other locations that can provide smaller benefits to your team/army/faction. No matter where you go or what role you play (assault, medic, pilot) there will be something for you to do to help your side.

Also, I'm never sure what people mean when FPS A with a gun jutting from your waist looks like FPS B that also has a gun-growth jutting from your hip. It's a first-person game! They all look alike! Back in the day, every FPS after Doom was called a Doom-clone. Then they dropped it. Now every FPS looks like every other FPS. Why? Because it's in first person, that's why.

And it's F-R-E-E.

Sorry for the mini-rant. I don't where that came from but I apologize if lost my toots there for a minute (I said toots - not totes).

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Strangeblades wrote:
eyegasm

That prowler tank turret looks.... wrong.

Strangeblades wrote:
eyegasm

That prowler tank turret looks.... wrong.

If you mean the twin cannon tank and how the cannons themselves look a little off - you're right. Looks a little weird, as if the cannons are not connected. That could be just the computer caught mid-drawing the tank into existence.

Strangeblades wrote:
If you mean the twin cannon tank and how the cannons themselves look a little off - you're right. Looks a little weird, as if the cannons are not connected. That could be just the computer caught mid-drawing the tank into existence.

It's because the cannons are mounted on the left side of the turret. A better view:

http://www.planetside-universe.com/media/album/mp52rz6sp6/20120109_4f0b5250cb698.jpg

Huh... I wonder why they did that. It also makes no sense whatsoever from a physics standpoint.

Offset barrels also result in some targeting weirdness.

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Man I'm really looking forward to this. I never had a chance at playing the original but the stories I read from that great rock paper shotgun article make me really interested. Can't wait.

This is a must read for anyone who has played, or will play, any flavor of Planetside. Sums up the experience quite nicely.

I Was There Man!

Planetside remains the only FPS I have ever played that provided "war stories". Good times.

Heretk wrote:
This is a must read for anyone who has played, or will play, any flavor of Planetside. Sums up the experience quite nicely.

I Was There Man!

I was there, man.

Coldstream's Galaxy Taxi Service -- When you absolutely, positively have to get there in one piece.

Pictures. Some are serious.

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Some are not. Devs when not making Planetside 2 get married, breakdance and assemble an elite squad framed for crimes they did not commit.

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I am really excited about this game and all, but I have to admit that some of my excitement comes from the idea that EverQuest 3 talk will probably kick in soon after Planetside 2's release hype has settled.

That kinda makes me terrible, but I'll still play the hell out of PS2.

I've been on blackout mode. Given alll the speculation I did before now, it's odd, but I figure now I'm just waiting. Meanwhile, I watch my buddies in the Mumble server playing the original Planetside and getting hungrier for the next one. Can't wait. Though my outfit will be distinct from GwJ, I hope that we can still be part of an overall alliance structure of some kind.

Not that I won't be teaming with you people. That's a given. I'm a pretty badass Vanguard driver. So can't wait.