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Planetside 2 MMOFPS Sequel

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:24 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-C5LCmQSasQE/T9Xeeb2IK5I/AAAAAAAAB1s/ex8PLnkhLG4/s0/planetside-2-03.jpg
http://www.planetside2.com
(Beta sign up available on website)

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PlanetSide 2 will be a re-imagining of PlanetSide, featuring the same world, factions and taking place at roughly the same time period. As in the previous game, it will feature territory control in an open-world, large battles featuring up to 2000 players on foot or in land/air vehicles. The territory system is more complex than in the original PlanetSide, and will play a bigger part in shaping the battlefield. SOE has been taking into account balance issues from the first game. Matthew Higby, the creative director, has stated "We're definitely going to be rewarding combatants on lower population empires through mechanics such as proportionally increased advancement rates and resources and we'll be attempting to balance the overall empire saturation on each server as much as we can without force-restricting folks from being able to play with their friends."



Gameplay footage from E3 of attendees playing:
(Commentary by TotalBiscuit, I know some don't like him but he seems to have a load of Planetside 2 footage)



I never played the original Planetside but I understand some here played it a lot (*looks at Cass*).
From the footage it looks like something worth having a go at once it comes out !

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:28 PM

First PS rocked. Hope they can do something interesting with this one.

I'm never again getting in a Gal if Cass is in the pilot seat though...

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:34 PM

What did Cass do ... :donatello:

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 04:48 PM

Gal = galaxy which was the transport plane. Held about 8 people and even had room for a tank and another ground vehicle.

Back in the day when there was a load of us playing the tactic was load up a gal with people, with a few in MAX suits (like a giant exo armour thing) and fly over an enemy base and sky drop on them.

So we spend about 10 minutes while people get suits and wait for their turn at the vehicle terminals.

Cass nominates himself as the pilot for the Gal and we get some air support from people in a mosquito and reaver... everyone gets loaded up on the Gal and off we set to ninja a base!


......Cass gets the gal off the ground...makes it about 30 seconds in the air and then manages to crash in a big lake killing everyone.


....much swearing and p1ss taking on voice

......we all respawn and go back to queueing for vehicles again.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

The original was one of my most favourite games ever. I will be getting this, no doubt.


Halibut lightning zergs ftw. Oh and its going to be F2P as well.

It seems I signed up for the Beta last december, go me. :naughty:

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:15 AM

The origional Planetside was first class, i think still my fave mmo.

Would love to see if this lives upto the origional.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:23 PM

bump

anyone else got an invite to the closed beta? wouldn't mind some company or having to go fishing for halibuts again.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 07:40 PM

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You have been selected to be one of the first individuals at the front lines to participate in the closed Beta phase of Sony Online Entertainment’s upcoming game PlanetSide 2


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:09 AM

Toads!

I guess it's because you're former Planetside 1 players so you're getting priority? :x

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:55 AM

I might be able to play this week(end), although Dota2 is absorbing all my game time.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:59 AM

I had the first planetside and I've not heard anything about the beta yet :(

Update: OK scratch that, I did get a beta invite. Just hotmail trying to be "helpful" and junk mailing it.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:56 AM

servers should be open 1pm GMT -> 5am monday to saturday (no sunday :()according to the forums.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:18 AM

I had a quick blast last night to check it installed okay.

I felt a bit lost tbh, the maps are so big its hard to know whats going on. I think grouping up might be essential.
I created a TR on EU server 1 but I'll play any faction really.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

Is the beta open already then? I thought this was just an invite for some nebulous upcoming beta!

I'll get it installed tonight and have a nose then. We still have a vent server and I can usually be got on steam if anyone wants to try some grouping.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:12 PM

Yeah the Beta is running. As Neg said the servers SHOULD be up right now but apparently not ¬_¬

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

they were on last night when i made a character.:pink:

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

looking like this may be one of those that needs a quad core.

With my 3.8ghz core 2 duo / 4gb ram / 6870 it isn't running very well at all 1920x1080. :(

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:06 AM

Yeah seems to be quite resource intensive. Though at this stage I bet they haven't done any tuning at all.

I'm on an i5, 12GB RAM with a 5850. Running 1920x1280 at medium settings I'm getting about 30FPS but that can drop to 20 in a busy firefight.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:20 PM

I'll be on tonight - "Dev" on EU Server 1

Anyone know a way of displaying FPS and ping onscreen?

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

think its alt + F if I remember.

I wasn't on last night, but I probably will be tonight. I'm TR on EU 1, think I went for Waylander.

Also got a Vanu on EU 2 from when the EU 1 server was down.

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