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#1 Arathor

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:13 PM

This game looks like it is going to be epic. As long as they don't mess up the cash shop, should be a great game.

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Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
Engine: Forge Light Engine
Platform: Windows
Genre: MMOFPS
Cost: F2P

Official Site: http://www.planetside2.com/
Trailer:

Edited by Arathor, 10 March 2012 - 11:18 PM.


#2 The Comfy Chair

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:33 PM

Should be interesting :)

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:38 PM

I loved Planetside, I really hope Planetside 2 is good.  What I've seen seems very nice, but I'm wary because it's SOE.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 12:50 AM

MacGuffin said:

I loved Planetside, I really hope Planetside 2 is good.  What I've seen seems very nice, but I'm wary because it's SOE.

My thoughts. It'd be epic if they don't mess it up!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:52 AM

Wasn't it SOE originally?

#6 Arathor

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:12 AM

Yeah, SOE created the original Planetside

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

is planetside expected to be released sometime this year? This looks awesome. i like the bf3 twist on it. flying in alien air craft and vehicles. cooool

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:31 AM

Yeah,i played PS1 and it was one of the best MMO i have ever played.

PART1: Introduction (reaver flying, day night cycle battles)


PART2: Ingame game play closed alpha of 45 players (reaver day night battle, infantry night time fighting)


PART3: Tank Convoy Day time skirmish followed by on foot base invasion


PART4: Infantry Base invasion cont. , game system explaination , personal stats, resource shop, cash shop explaination etc.


Key things to mention:
CASH SHOP: there will be a cash shop, first and foremost they have said, perhaps their seventh time now, that they will not have cash shop to be pay to win in any form or manner,  Cash shops will fill the roll of cosmetics design and other features that DO NOT involve any element of pay to win (i.e. stronger bullets, roffle tank, extra speed, more health etc.)  So if anyone places concern that PS2 will be pay to win,  show them PART 4 video. and from their to release will see if SOE and the PS2 team stands by what they say

PHYSICS: vets who have played PS1, esspecially pilots, be prepared to learn how to do barrel rolls and somasaults.

ANIMATIONS: its mentioned that its in alpha, and will continue to be worked out through out beta and so on. many other features will be worked on in and out side of animations

QuickKnife: Yet to be seen, was not shown in any of the videos. will find out when beta arrives

TTK's and Kills:   Head shots are in,  TTK's are much faster now,  MagMower is in (sorry TR, NC)

Enjoy!
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Bonus footage:


GDC Interview - current game overview (for those who dont have time to watch all 4 game footage videos)

Curse Interview with T-Ray -  Free to Play (no buy to play unless changed in later future)  digital download


Gamespot interview with Higby:

Some random guy -   Planetside2 is gonna be lvl 60 players curb stomping lvl 1 player
Higby -   Planetside2  will have 5 year players who are still suspect of being beaten by a 5 minute player if the 5 minute player gets the jump on the 5 year player.   must like planetside 1

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:00 PM

Exitboon said:

is planetside expected to be released sometime this year? This looks awesome. i like the bf3 twist on it. flying in alien air craft and vehicles. cooool

You mean you like the Tribes twist on it.  Tribes came before everything else with vehicular combat.  It's a pet peeve of mine when someone makes a bad "like X" comment.  Also, Tribes was made by the same people who made Planetside, so there is that.

But to your question, I -believe- it is for 2012.

#10 Arathor

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

Tribes was not developed by the same creators of Planetside.

They are currently accepting Beta invites and should start closed beta soon. Probably looking at a Summer release.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:26 PM

Several of the individuals involved in developing tribes worked on planetside. Or it was the other way, I can't recall. Not the same company, true, but the idea makers did work on both.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:34 PM

Elan said:

You mean you like the Tribes twist on it.
Thank you! Kids these days...

Planetside one was great, the fact that SOE is doing this F2P is making me hesitant. I have no problem with the F2P model, but looking at what they did to EQ...

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Firetruck said:

Thank you! Kids these days...

Planetside one was great, the fact that SOE is doing this F2P is making me hesitant. I have no problem with the F2P model, but looking at what they did to EQ...

Do bear in mind that in one of the GDC alpha videos, Higby(I think, he's the lead creative director) said that the cash shop is going to be purely cosmetic.

Also, resurrected this thread because Planetside 2 is looking absolutely wonderful and deserves more mention. For those who haven't had looked any PS2 footage up, here's some alpha highlights:

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

PS2 looks awesome:

Large maps, x3 Faction mass war, vehicle-air-infantry-fps combinations and base claiming..

That said, SOE, F2P... some big misgivings to hurdle!

I'm also excited to see how Firefall and Dust 514 come along. They all look very interesting, have some major features and some problems to negate.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

Planetside was my second favorite MMO, after only DAoC - which it shared the noted similarity of having 3-sided PvP, and I don't think it's coincidence that these two had the best MMO PvP. It's the same reason I have high hopes for GW2 - 3-sided PvP works so much better than 2-sided.

I'm really stoked for PS2. I just really hope the F2P model doesn't become Pay to Win, and I'm a little wary that it might be class based rather than PS1's skill-based system. Overall though it's shaping up nicely.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

I love planetside. Hope GW2's WvW has the same feeling. I dont know how I feel about PS2 being free to play with a cash shop though. :eek:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:06 PM

It truly looks awesome. I played FF and to be honest there is very little content right now, however I'm hopeful for PS2.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:42 AM

this game, GW2 and possibly Firefall will be my game of choice for the near future.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

I never looked into Planetside 1 but from what I've been seeing of Planetside 2 I have to admit I am very intrigued.    Much moreso than the other upcoming games like Dust 514 (CCP?  No thanks) and Firefall (the art style of that game is a bit too colorful).  

I really would like to see what the vehicle combat is like.   I enjoyed World of Tanks but it always felt weird playing without any infantry or air unts.   PS2 could be fun.

Assuming I'll have any free time once GW2 comes out :)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

Doctor Overlord said:

I never looked into Planetside 1 but from what I've been seeing of Planetside 2 I have to admit I am very intrigued.    Much moreso than the other upcoming games like Dust 514 (CCP?  No thanks) and Firefall (the art style of that game is a bit too colorful).  

I really would like to see what the vehicle combat is like.   I enjoyed World of Tanks but it always felt weird playing without any infantry or air unts.   PS2 could be fun.

Assuming I'll have any free time once GW2 comes out :)

From what they have showed so far it seems like tank combat is more like WoT(except first person) and Battlefield rather than how it was originally. Meaning that the driver gets control of the main cannon rather than having a driver/gunner combo like in the original Planetside.

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#22 Klaleara

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:53 PM

Planetside is awesome.  Planetside 2 I'm hesitant on.  They are definitely making it main stream to extremes.

Vehicles are piloted by a single person (Meaning 1 person drives, and shoots)

People were damaging vehicles with pathetic little weapons

Classes

Also, I hardly believe the cosmetic thing.  ANET said it was only cosmetic, now look at it, you can trade gold for it, and buy ressurection stones.

Sorry to be so negative, but I'm scared.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:16 PM

PlanetSide was one of my first MMO's I had played in, and also the first I had really gotten involved with the community on.  After seeing TB's videos of PS2, I am at a loss for words due to amazement!

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

I just watched the TB video, and my god, the lighting effects at night, are completely astounding.  Looks beautiful, I CANNOT wait.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:38 PM

PS and DAoC were the best at what they did: 3-sided PvP. No offense to all the fanbois here, but WvW just doesn't have the same bite to it that the others had. Looking forward to PS2 with great enthusiasm.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:44 PM

Planetside 1 at launch is one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had. The scale was amazing.


The TB Night fight video really sold me on the game. I was shocked to see how well it was doing. Truly impressed.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:51 PM

View PostKalfer, on 18 May 2012 - 02:44 PM, said:

Planetside 1 at launch is one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had. The scale was amazing.


The TB Night fight video really sold me on the game. I was shocked to see how well it was doing. Truly impressed.

That video made me believe they still have the same person designing the looks of the weapons.  I thought the first person models looked miserable in PS1, and they look equally retarded in PS2.  The rocket launchers also looked like they were plastic toys lol.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

Nice job, Klaleara! You win the "first ignorant statement made in this thread" award! As has been stated in, oh, I don't know, EVERY video made about PS2, they are in an alpha stage of testing. Models, particle effects, and graphics are serving as initial placeholders until the real ones can be fully implemented. So nice job.

Besides, who truly cares about graphics in a FPS? If you want pretty, go play Trine 2. Maybe you can float a box on top of the goblin and watch it squirm. If the mechanics work, the gameplay is balanced and exciting, and advancement is compelling, then it will be a success.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:47 PM

View PostKaldaur, on 18 May 2012 - 10:06 PM, said:

Nice job, Klaleara! You win the "first ignorant statement made in this thread" award! As has been stated in, oh, I don't know, EVERY video made about PS2, they are in an alpha stage of testing. Models, particle effects, and graphics are serving as initial placeholders until the real ones can be fully implemented. So nice job.

Besides, who truly cares about graphics in a FPS? If you want pretty, go play Trine 2. Maybe you can float a box on top of the goblin and watch it squirm. If the mechanics work, the gameplay is balanced and exciting, and advancement is compelling, then it will be a success.

Lol?

Also, I can almost guarantee that those weapons are not placeholders.  They were ugly like that in PS1, I'm sure they will be ugly like that in PS2.

Also, the game looks amazing, so not sure why you are acting like the graphics are bad?

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:45 PM

View PostKlaleara, on 18 May 2012 - 01:49 PM, said:

I just watched the TB video, and my god, the lighting effects at night, are completely astounding.  Looks beautiful, I CANNOT wait.
I have to agree, really great in-game footage.   It's certainly keeping my attention on this game.

Edited by Doctor Overlord, 21 May 2012 - 10:46 PM.





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