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#31 Castegyre

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:34 AM

I enjoyed the first one quite a bit back in the day. I want to look forward to this one because at a glance it looks like it could be fun, but given how SOE is in general and how they have been handling things of late I refuse to get my hopes up. I'll wait and see on it.

#32 Blu_Haze

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:54 AM

View PostArathor, on 11 March 2012 - 04:15 PM, said:

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.

Dave Georgeson was the Producer and Director of Tribes 2, and also the Producer of the first Planetside. He's publicly stated several times that many of the concepts and designs implemented into Planetside were either based off of or things that he wanted to put into Tribes 2 but couldn't.


Edit: Also I'd like to say that I'm keeping my eye on Planetside 2, but over the years SOE has completely lost all my trust. I'm not in any big hurry to be burned by them yet again.

Edited by Blu_Haze, 22 May 2012 - 12:57 AM.


#33 Gramis

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:18 AM

My real only problem so far with this games is that it will use PunkBuster as security. I Hate PunkBuster. always have problems with it and it never really stops hackers.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 02:39 PM

View PostGramis, on 22 May 2012 - 03:18 AM, said:

My real only problem so far with this games is that it will use PunkBuster as security. I Hate PunkBuster. always have problems with it and it never really stops hackers.

Can you confirm this?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:59 PM

View PostKlaleara, on 23 May 2012 - 02:39 PM, said:

Can you confirm this?

https://twitter.com/...179813786656770

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:36 PM

View PostGramis, on 23 May 2012 - 05:59 PM, said:


Ouch

#37 Kysio

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:42 PM



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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:10 AM

Double posting for bump (plox forgive me mods).


Over 1h of commentary by TotalBiscuit and Matt Higby (creative director for Planetside 2).
Give us beta already damnit.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

Yea, going to be a devils advocate.  2 things have really bothered me.

Snipers, who can 1 shot kill (And do mass damage to MAX's), also being able to cloak?  I think this was a TERRIBLE idea.

Also, the camo for vehicles and max's, also a bad idea.  They say "Oh they can't use colors of the other factions", yes but both factions can have zebra camo.  Not sure about everyone else, but that is going to throw me off.  This isn't battlefield, sneaking around can work, but in most cases it is all out war, in the heat of the battle in PS, you rarely have the time to go "Is that friendly or foe?".

Other then that, long time VS player, viva la VS!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:19 PM

Planetside 2, a wonderful game!
I'm still waiting to get into CBT :(

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:45 AM

Noooooooooooo, PunkBuster!!!!
It always crash my game and freezes my PC.
It seems I won't be able to play it. :(

Edited by Apolus, 05 June 2012 - 03:45 AM.


#42 Kysio

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 06:46 PM



New factions trailer.
I hope that TB will upload whole live stream recording tomorrow. I'm not feeling like watching it live since it starts at midnight time here.

Edited by Kysio, 05 June 2012 - 06:49 PM.


#43 Kaldaur

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:42 PM

Livestream with Margaret Krohn = good.
Making Margaret take a break so a dude takes over = bad.

#44 Kysio

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:49 AM

For those luckers who live in UK and don't mind spending 6 GBP on a mag - PC Gamer UK July issue (241) have beta keys in each physical copy.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:09 AM

I am so getting this game.  I tell myself I'm goina play the NC but I'm keeping my options open for the Vanu.  Not much a fan of the Vanu's style though.  NC is gritty and fights for freedom, always a sucker for a rebelian.  That, and the NC's Max Suit looks like a Gundam, just saying.

Personal tastes aside, I love the lighting in this game.  The Night Fights are amazing and sooooo necesary in every game, FPS or not.  The aircraft are awesome and powerful, gunships feel like terrors of the sky, not just some thick target, and it's a constant battle.  It's always going on!  You go to bed one night, the next morning the map will be very very different.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:18 AM

I've been watching the livestream from E3 each day, and it's been fun to watch some mid-scale battles taking place. I think they're the largest we've currently seen and there is definitely a lot going on. Also, night is the coolest thing in the world to watch when there are aircraft having a battle. It was like watching the opening fight scene in Firefly, with all the tracer fire between the Browncoats and the Alliance. Absolutely stunning to watch.

Can't wait to play.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:29 AM

Hopefully, if the whole punkbuster and SOE publishing go uncommonly smooth. This + GW2 will be my main games for many years. I can't wait. Some of my old FPS clan members and trying to recruit me to the Terran Republic. Since I didn't play the first one and have no faction dignity yet I am wondering if I should join them or not. Thoughts?

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:35 PM

View PostMutou, on 08 June 2012 - 03:29 AM, said:

Hopefully, if the whole punkbuster and SOE publishing go uncommonly smooth. This + GW2 will be my main games for many years. I can't wait. Some of my old FPS clan members and trying to recruit me to the Terran Republic. Since I didn't play the first one and have no faction dignity yet I am wondering if I should join them or not. Thoughts?
Depends, are you a fan of the muppets and dying? If so definitively go for it. Otherwise NC. You'll never guess what I played in the original :P

As for the cash shop... Lets face it, it's SOE, they *will* * it up in some way - if nothing else, then having the right colour camo is already a huge advantage for open-ground combat, and as they're apparently planning open-ground combat to be important in this game...

Having said that, if they do it in a sensible way - say, make what you buy in there permanent, so that you can get all the stuff you need for less than the price of a new game, or cheap, so you can get it for less than an average monthly subscription - what's the problem, really? I mean, looking at the graphical quality of the alpha I'd say it'll probably be a game worth paying for. If not, and unlike GW2 I might add, we'll be able to test it out free of charge for as long as we want without dropping a dime or spending a penny.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:09 AM

I wonder how guild mechanics will work out...

Just imagining a well seasoned guild, got the leader giving out orders on the voice chat, with pre-determined group setups.

Sounds like it would be fun if you were a member of a fixed squad within the guild.  Would encourage communication amoung the small group, get to know people, hang out.  Night patrols can get lonely, and somone has to warn everyone when people are attacking.  :)

That's just me fantasizing though, most guilds will be, "Hey, glad you logged on, we are attacking Foxtrot Station, come help us."  At best.

#50 Kaldaur

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:48 PM

Roan, don't know if you played Planetside 1, but guilds (companies? squads? I've forgotten the designation) were an incredibly diverse and exciting component of the game. The strategies involving dedicated guilds was incredible. Look up some of the many videos on youtube to get a taste, but basically, guilds have the potential to roll over forces four times their size just through coordination alone.

One can sit on a hill and shoot a gun all night. Or one can get involved with a company and take objectives.

#51 Klaleara

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 02:58 PM

View PostRoan Rivers, on 14 June 2012 - 03:09 AM, said:

I wonder how guild mechanics will work out...

Just imagining a well seasoned guild, got the leader giving out orders on the voice chat, with pre-determined group setups.

Sounds like it would be fun if you were a member of a fixed squad within the guild.  Would encourage communication amoung the small group, get to know people, hang out.  Night patrols can get lonely, and somone has to warn everyone when people are attacking.  :)

That's just me fantasizing though, most guilds will be, "Hey, glad you logged on, we are attacking Foxtrot Station, come help us."  At best.

I doubt they will be much different then last time.  They are called "Outfits", and they gain points simply for /brag status.

They have been meaning to make it so Outfits can claim bases for awhile, but havn't.  Hoping this happens soon.

#52 Myque

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:00 PM

Hey all,

  Just wanted to keep people updated.  I received a Planetside 2 notification email today that had link a link to the producer's letter and the computer spec link.

http://www.planetsid...ers-letter-beta

https://account.stat...ge!input.action

According to the email, they are getting ready for the next phase of testing starting off with a technical test.  So if anyone is interested, sign up for the beta, especially if you're an old Planetside 1 player.  "Remember, if you are an original PlanetSide® 1 player, you have priority!"

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:41 AM

Now only if I knew which side to choose...

People on forums are telling me to join an outfit and just let my hatred for the other factions grow.  But I don't wanna blindly choose a playstyle/faction when I could be having so much more fun playing as another faction that has a different style of weapons and gameplay.  Curse you beta!  If only you came sooner with beta keys to confused newbies everywhere!

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

Something to ease the wait for the beta.


Edit: Some press videos that got released yesterday.
By Totalbiscuit


By Hamma from Planetside Universe


By Curse (cursed be that quality though)

Edited by Kysio, 18 July 2012 - 09:06 AM.


#55 Doctor Overlord

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:51 PM

View PostKysio, on 17 July 2012 - 03:16 PM, said:

Something to ease the wait for the beta.
Very cool!   Can't wait to see the full-length version.

Edited by Doctor Overlord, 17 July 2012 - 05:52 PM.


#56 Klaleara

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:21 PM

SoE is pulling everything out of their sleeve for PS2.  I wonder if they are on the last wires or something.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

As a huge fan of Planetside 2, I can say that they are definitely going in the right direction with it. Unfortunately I've never played PS1, so I am not sure how true to the original it is, but other people are saying that it is very similar.

Planetside 2 will be my primary MMO once it comes out and I cannot wait for beta to begin (got a key from PC Gamer magazine, so I will be one of the first in =D). I'll let you all know how I feel once I get in and the NDA is lifted.

Also, VS4LIFE. That is all. I had to get it off my chest. And it is more satisfying to say it on a forum for a completely different MMO than on the Planetside-Universe.com forums.

#58 Klaleara

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:38 PM

View PostAzureWatcher, on 19 July 2012 - 04:53 PM, said:

VS4LIFE.

Welcome to the fight brother!  Together, we shall rain burning plasma upon the heads of the stuck up TR, and childish NC!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

I just wanna get into beta so I can choose once and for all either the NC or the Vanu.
I got the Strumgrenadiers' recruiter asking if I want to join them in the NC, which is not helping.

For those who don't know the SG is kinda the prominent outfit of the NC.  They are not the biggest but they are by far the most coordinated and most successful of them all back in Ps1.  I wanna join the Vanu because they have laser weapons and an interesting cause, but the NC have reavers, and I wanna blow stuff up...  Excessively.  Guess I can do that in a scythe or other later Vanu vehicle, but I dunno to what extent.

I do wanna see monster vehicles that cost an excessive number of resources though, like a 5-8 man bomber or some 6 man supertank.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:44 PM

View PostRoan Rivers, on 19 July 2012 - 06:52 PM, said:

I just wanna get into beta so I can choose once and for all either the NC or the Vanu.
I got the Strumgrenadiers' recruiter asking if I want to join them in the NC, which is not helping.

For those who don't know the SG is kinda the prominent outfit of the NC.  They are not the biggest but they are by far the most coordinated and most successful of them all back in Ps1.  I wanna join the Vanu because they have laser weapons and an interesting cause, but the NC have reavers, and I wanna blow stuff up...  Excessively.  Guess I can do that in a scythe or other later Vanu vehicle, but I dunno to what extent.

I do wanna see monster vehicles that cost an excessive number of resources though, like a 5-8 man bomber or some 6 man supertank.

WNx was fairly coordinated also.  Thank you very much.




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