Planetside 2 Catch-All

Wish I had space in my gaming to continue playing this. One of these days I will hop in to see all the changes in the past half year.

RolandofGilead wrote:

NS-7 PDW, possibly the best weapon in the game. You can use it for almost anything. You can practically hipfire bursts at mid.

The NS-7 PDW is good for versatility, especially if you're in infiltrator. However, it trades the flexibility for damage output, losing to other SMGs and shotguns at close range, and losing to carbines and rifles at medium range. In particular, engineers and light-assaults are probably going to be better off taking the NS-11c carbine.

There have been a lot of improvements to the game over the last few months, and SOE has promised to release updates more frequently going forward. In particular, the UI has gotten better, but the game is still quirky and occasionally does irritating things. My current annoyance is the client-side hit detection, which means you can still get shot around corners. Still the game is unparalleled when it comes to allowing for large battles.

I too have been pretty absent from the game. I even shut off my subscription for the time being. I will however probably jump back in when the new continent goes live. What is the ETA on that anyway?

EriktheRed wrote:

I too have been pretty absent from the game. I even shut off my subscription for the time being. I will however probably jump back in when the new continent goes live. What is the ETA on that anyway?

The new continent (Hossin) has been pushed back, and I don't think a date has been announced yet. The focus recently has been on general engine improvements (particularly framerate issues), as well as an overhaul of Amerish (the last of the original continents to get an update, including a base redesign and addition of lattice). I don't think we'll get a lot of new content until then, so I don't expect to see any major content additions until late spring.

Oh, that reminds me, I removed my Waterson account (RIP ItsatrapGWJ) in favor of a different faction alt on another server, so uh, I guess there's that. It does remind me how tough it is for new accounts who have no upgrades. Supposedly SOE wants to change the way that character progression works to try and close the equipment gap between veterans and new players.

I feel like an addict that has relapsed, but I reinstalled the game after my frustrations with BF4. The group play I experienced in PS2 is light years ahead of anything BF4 can ever offer and I missed the pew-pew aspect. Going to reconnect with my old outfit (NNG on Mattherson) tonight and see how they're doing. That said I put probably put 1000 hours in and spent more than I'd care to calculate on 2x and 3x Station cash events and memberships.

Itsatrap wrote:
RolandofGilead wrote:

NS-7 PDW, possibly the best weapon in the game. You can use it for almost anything. You can practically hipfire bursts at mid.

The NS-7 PDW is good for versatility, especially if you're in infiltrator. However, it trades the flexibility for damage output, losing to other SMGs and shotguns at close range, and losing to carbines and rifles at medium range. In particular, engineers and light-assaults are probably going to be better off taking the NS-11c carbine.

True enough, also I plan on unlocking extended mags asap (to go from 30 per mag to 40). 40 bullets mean one can easily drop two infantry before reloading. (8 to kill within 15m, 10 to kill farther out, and you can get soft point)

Also tried the NS-11M in VR and that thing's a blast too (heavies only).

It was just so amazing to get a suppressed SMG and cloak up and head into a chaotic room, and reap and reap and reap.

Just started playing this today. If anyone wants to be a mentor, my name is the same as on here. I made sure to join the server listed in the top post and applied for membership with Quantum Dawn.

I've been thinking about reinstalling this, too. Never was that serious about it before, and doubt I'll get serious this time if I dive back in, but I would kind of like to play a bit.

Cool. I ended up going with a different outfit as I never heard from Quantum. I've been on for a few hours every night. Let me know when you're on and we can play together.

I've been playing a bunch again also. Forgot how much fun this game can be. I'm RenjiGWJ on Waterson as Vanu.

I am on now and then as Valmorian.

Is there any way to respec? I respecced after one of the patches returned my certs. And only then realized that things I put certs into cannot be equipped simultaneously. So now I have a bunch of wasted certs, and for someone who doesn't play too often they are a precious resource.

maverickz wrote:

Is there any way to respec? I respecced after one of the patches returned my certs. And only then realized that things I put certs into cannot be equipped simultaneously. So now I have a bunch of wasted certs, and for someone who doesn't play too often they are a precious resource.

From a quick google search, it looks like you can't.

maverickz wrote:

Is there any way to respec? I respecced after one of the patches returned my certs. And only then realized that things I put certs into cannot be equipped simultaneously. So now I have a bunch of wasted certs, and for someone who doesn't play too often they are a precious resource.

No, there is no way to respec. I *strongly* suggest that you try new things in VR Training before spending actual certs on them.

While I remember the pain of trying to earn certs as a low-level player, it's pretty easy to earn 30-50 certs per hour as a mid-level player. The other thing to consider is that you get 12 free certs for the first 24 hours you spend logged out, and if you log in regularly, those free certs add up.

My boyfriend has been playing Planetside 2 on and off for almost a year. Unfortunately, the game keeps causing a Blue Screen of Death for him with error code 0X00000116 and then ***nvlddmkm.sys - Address FFFFF8800FC44E2C base at FFFFF8800F289000, 5315b408. Then his comp begins a physical memory dump.

The game used to crash and BSOD specifically when he was in the map screens, but lately it causes a BSOD only after he logs out of the game. He has tried reinstalling the game, repairing the game files, running a memory check in BIOS and Windows (all memory good), setting all anti-virus and firewall protocols to ALLOW all to no avail. His comp does meet the minimum requirements to play Planetside 2:

Motherboard: XFX780i 3-way SLI
DirectX 11
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
RAM: 8 GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 550 Ti (single card, not SLI)
Sound/Mic: Logitech G35 Headset

He can run Planetside 2 for hours and hours at a time with no issues, but then upon logging out he will get the BSOD. This happens with all graphics settings: on low with Physx and other bells and whistles disabled, medium to high settings, or Optimal via Nvidia Experience program. All other games he plays on High or Ultra settings without any issues whatsoever. It is only Planetside 2 that causes this to happen. Any troubleshooters or diagnostic repair tools used state that there are no problems detected. So basically, we are clueless as to why this keeps happening.

He submitted a ticket through SONY a few months back and they told him his graphics card was old and failing and to buy a new one which would fix the problem.... We doubt this is a real fix.

Can anyone help us out?

Thanks in advance!

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Has he tried to reinstall the drivers for the GPU?

Yep. Tried that and tried just rolling back versions too. Didn't work.

I have the same gfx card, 550 Ti, no problems. Welcome to pc gaming.

Roland, I'm curious what settings you set yourself at and what version of the software you're using? The boyfriend also asks what kind of anti virus you use. We're just trying to narrow things down.

How old are your graphics drivers? Nvidia cards had a glitch introduced in drivers past v314.22 that basically tanked them. Tons and tons of random unexplained crashes for people playing games and just idling at the desktop. This affected 500 and 600 series cards. It took them over 6 months to finally fix it, but I'm running v335.23 now and it works okay. The version with the fix was the one just previous to 335.23 but I skipped that one because it had a bug in War Thunder.

The very latest drivers tend to have program specific glitches. So if he recently updated drivers roll back one version and see if it works better. If that doesn't fix the problem try rolling back the drivers all the way to 314.22 and see if it works any better.

The game has become unstable as of a few patches ago (late March) and they haven't yet fixed it. I don't know what they changed, but it isn't working.

That said, DLLs that start with "nv" are mostly going to be nvidia driver-related, so that's probably a big part of the problem.

The game's never been more stable for me. I think I've had one crash in the last week. The only problem I get consistently is voice cutting out, which seems to be connected to alt tabbing. I may not be a good data-point though as I've seemingly been blessed with bugs not effecting me since the tech-test. I do get the screen going flat black one or twice per play session, which I know is a NVidia driver issue, but it hasn't bothered me enough to roll back.

I've also recently learned that you can keep windows from restarting if it crashes, this way you can write down the numbers and look it up.
Turns out I have a 560 Ti.

They are really taking their time with the PS4 version, which is disappointing ... sure I want it to be the best they can make it but still, ah, impatience. The game punished my aging PC, so that's not really an option.

Probably cause of the stupid H1Z1 game, which I would lambast in that thread if I forever wanted a zombie game to show up in my Recent Topics I posted in tab.

*Cough*
"Our plan as of right now is to get Hossin, continent locking, outfit recruitment & outfit base capture live with next week's update."

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I hit a Reaver with a ML7 as it destroyed the tank I was gunning a few seconds prior.
It was glorious.

Tamren wrote:

Still no word on server transfers though, pretty much anyone who asks about them is ignored. I'd really like to switch from East to West coast servers because the increase in ping really does make a difference and not many people from GWJ still play on Waterson.

They will soon, maybe. Mattherson and Waterson will be merged soon.

They're having a Server Smash contest, whichever server's team wins gets to keep its name.

Go Waterson!

I haven't played the game in quite a while, the game runs much better than it did back in beta. But it's still barely acceptable for an FPS game. (for me) I used to be a pretty decent Scythe pilot but now I spend most of my time doing support stuff that doesn't require twitch reflexes.

I think having Hossin, continent locking and a server merge would revitalize the game. With Hossin added you have more than enough space to host two servers worth of players at once. And with continent locking you can compress the population into a smaller space to keep the action going.

Still no word on server transfers though, pretty much anyone who asks about them is ignored. I'd really like to switch from East to West coast servers because the increase in ping really does make a difference and not many people from GWJ still play on Waterson.

I didn't know that most of us had been on Waterson. That's funny, because its also where me and my boyfriend are. (I'm NovaKay, and he's Randothecommando) We're always looking for good team mates! I mostly play a medic and he plays the light assault.