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Who is ready for Planetside 2 :D

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Louis deGuerre
The Dark Tribe
#21 - 2012-11-22 10:46:07 UTC
Installed yesterday direct from site. Explicitly did not use Steam as why would you if not needed ? 10GB download.
Working fine on my leet rig on max settings
As I'm used to BF3 it all looks a little fugly but on the other hand it is like BF2142 enhanced edition.
No clue what I'm doing but killed some guys anyway. Levels are very nice, character models are all a bit icky.
For a free game it's pretty amazing.
Onyx Nyx
The Khaleph
#22 - 2012-11-22 11:43:50 UTC
I prefer Tribes Ascend myself.

I kill kittens, and puppies and bunnies. I maim toddlers and teens and then more.

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oniplE
MeMento.
#23 - 2012-11-22 13:02:57 UTC
I played a bit today. It does feel like you're on a giant battlefield, but I have no clue what i'm supposed to do, what i'm fighting for, or what the point of it all is. I'm shooting people, that's basically it. Not a bad game considering it's free though.
Barakkus
#24 - 2012-11-22 16:09:45 UTC
IT'S ******* EPIC
OMG I love this game. It's a good substitution for those of us that want to play Dust but don't want to get a console.

http://youtu.be/yytbDZrw1jc

Totalrx
NA No Assholes
#25 - 2012-11-22 23:40:46 UTC
Onyx Nyx wrote:
I prefer Tribes Ascend myself.


The first Planetside was made by a former Starseige: Tribes developer and the game itself was made on a modified version of the Darkstar engine which is what Tribes 1 used.

Planetside, essentially, is a persistent world with all of the assets and goodies of Tribes without skiing physics. There's no "win" to Planetside though. If there was, then that would seal the fate of a persistent world MMO :)
Bane Necran
Appono Astos
#26 - 2012-11-22 23:55:37 UTC
Played it for a couple hours last night and found the bottlenecks to be a bit much, but overall it's not bad.

Like others have mentioned, it could really use a tutorial or even just dialogue pop-ups explaining things. I spent most of the first hour completely lost. Even when i used the map to figure out what general direction to go, there's all these tricks and secret routes you must use to end up where the main fight is happening.

"In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness." ~Miyamoto Musashi

mama guru
Ascendance
Goonswarm Federation
#27 - 2012-11-23 05:50:25 UTC
Played some yesterday with a bunch of goons. Vs Scythe ftw. This game is a ton of fun, although Miller EU had some lag problems since last patch.

EVE online is the fishermans friend of MMO's. If it's too hard you are too weak.

Barakkus
#28 - 2012-11-23 16:00:24 UTC
Bane Necran wrote:
Played it for a couple hours last night and found the bottlenecks to be a bit much, but overall it's not bad.

Like others have mentioned, it could really use a tutorial or even just dialogue pop-ups explaining things. I spent most of the first hour completely lost. Even when i used the map to figure out what general direction to go, there's all these tricks and secret routes you must use to end up where the main fight is happening.


There's a tutorial video collection you can watch from the launchers, right below the news items there's a "New Recruit" or something like that link, it will bring up links to tutorial videos and stuff. I just jumped right in and was lost for an hour too lol, but the tutorial vids help.

My mic doesn't seem to work with their voice chat for some reason though :(

http://youtu.be/yytbDZrw1jc

Daimon Kaiera
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#29 - 2012-11-23 23:04:49 UTC
The only thing that I cannot stand in that game is the constant dying; I, like many other people, when I first started playing died almost immediately after being ejected from that pod. I was in the menus looking to change some controls when I was killed instantly - not a nice start. Other than that, the only negative thing I have to say about the game is that it really takes a beast of a computer to get good performance out of it. I have everything on lowest with a 50% render quality and only now can I play semi-comfortably at 30-60 fps depending on how many people there are around me.

If you are not playing Terran Republic, you are not playing correctly.

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Velarra
#30 - 2012-11-26 02:17:47 UTC
Daimon Kaiera wrote:
If you are not playing Terran Republic, you are not playing correctly.


Why?

(Yes, I did choose TR when i was playing playing around with it)
Micheal Dietrich
Kings Gambit Black
#31 - 2013-01-10 18:35:48 UTC
Thread Necro!

I wanted to talk about PS2 but didn't want to create a new thread for it.

I had the chance to get in on this on the weekend before the game opened to the public but I didn't take it and now I'm kicking myself for it. Instead I finally got around to downloading it at the start of my 2 week Christmas break and ended up living in the PS2 world for both weeks.

To start off, every one is right about the lack of tutorial. Seriously, some random voice briefly describes who you are fighting for and then promptly hot drops you into the middle of a combat zone without so much as even letting you pick a class or learn what you are carrying. After about an hour the shock starts to wear off and you can finally get around to learning the game a little bit.

I started out on TR because a friend was already playing it. I managed to hook up with him and bunch of his friends and we ran around all night wreaking havoc in style and fun. I started with a Heavy assault but later moved on to medic with the line of thinking healing = xp, which is true but the medic has turned out to be a pretty fun class.

Anyways, a couple of days go by and I got tied up in some other things. During this time one of my other friends got the game and he and my friend switched to VS, his reasoning being that TR helmets look stupid and he had a bunch of coworkers playing on another server. So great, I make another medic and bust ass getting some points on him. I get the forward grip, ns/nv scope, and soft point ammo and its like night and day compared to what you start with, I actually started getting more kills than the rest of the team.
I also took the time to beef up a Liberator, which is considered the bomber of aircraft. I get a AT cannon on the bottom with a 1.5 zoom and a upgraded AA gun on the rear along with 2x armor plating. This thing starts smoking ground forces. And then the entire group decides to go NC because they got tired of the Vanu Derp players. ****, great.

I told them this is the last time I'm moving because I hate putting a lot of work into a character just to start over again. This time I'm focusing on recon/engineer for massive points gain. As a recon we split up into small teams and hit up enemy dominated territories and just wreck the living **** out of rear bases, destroying shield generators and turning everything that we can touch blue. A team can be in and out of a structure in under 5 minutes, long before somebody shows up to investigate. As a engineer I'm attempting to build another Liberator and I also spend a lot of time in rear bases repairing ****. People leave all **** **** destroyed because they don't want to play janitor online but honestly I'm making almost 15-20 points/hour rebuilding a base and personally I think that's a pretty damn good rate for little effort.

Pro's:
Reminds me of 2142 which was my all time favorite fps for a long time until my pc declared it a virus.

The maps are ******* huge! This allows for a huge variety of events to go on at once, with everything ranging from a lone sniper in the middle of no where to zerg action at a base.

Immense battles! Camp Gibraltor was one of my favorite maps because of the sheer amount of close quarter fighting, and places like the Crown just amplify that excitement ten times over.

Con's:
Rockets suck

As I said no tutorial at all. No nothing, just a gun and a ally-oop into the **** storm. It took me a while to figure out how to use the terminals and for the longest time I thought Sunderer was a location, not a vehicle.

As with all FPS games, there are hackers. While they aren't overwhelming I do confront 2-3 confirmed each night. These have involved teleporting, shooting through walls, and of course aimbot. Resurrections seems to be a pretty big one. We keep getting little teams in our Bio domes that eventually take them over no matter how many people we have present because you kill them and they just keep fighting.

There are a lot of Derp warriors present, especially on Vanu. Trying to fly a aircraft into one of the starter domes is almost suicide because of the Arial carnage going on in the thunderdome, what with ships ramming each other, tanks ramming ships, everyone shooting wildly, and a guy doing cookies in the spawn room. Outside of the dome I find a lot of idiots who like shooting team mates. I can understand the one or 2 shots occasionally because the fof doesn't always immediately pop up, but what I'm talking about are the asswipes who knock out your shields while all of you are taking a point together, or the guys who purposely try to run over as many team mates as they can with the sunderer, or the kamikaze aircraft. I think I have lost more aircraft to friendlies than enemies now.

There is a pretty big gap between FTP point gain and membership point gain and the price of upgrade. I mean if you want to upgrade to a better gun we're talking probably at least 2 weeks of play, if not longer.

Overall though this game has been super fun and has really sucked me away from everything else.

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Iosue
Black Sky Hipsters
#32 - 2013-01-11 22:41:48 UTC
been gettin into this game lately myself. personally i much prefer it to Dust. The open world maps are way better than the planetary maps on Dust from what i've seen. not to mention, i don't need a 7yo console to enjoy. i've already dropped $45 on the cash shop and prolly won't stop there. the vehicles are lots of fun with mates, can't get enough of the liberator.
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