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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 03:25:52 pm »

I understood the original Planetside to have fallen on its face, with a dozen people per server on average and nothing significant happening.  That was also before I was in the P2P racket and I was all like "Why would I PAY to play a game?!" so I never got into it.

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I don't own the OP.  But I do own the second post.  SP?  Well anyways...
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/DFPS2
DF-PS2 is the group
DF - Planetside 2

Steam group, get in it.

MOAR EDIT:
Apparently there's a spreadsheet of who's in what:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoMbPaCKEz54dFRjT3MySXR4OVE0cEFELUJveHUwTEE#gid=0
And there's a tool for making entries into it:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFRjT3MySXR4OVE0cEFELUJveHUwTEE6MQ
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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 03:45:11 pm »

If it lives up to the promise I will absolutely buy it.

I just want massive epic battles.
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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 03:50:59 pm »

I don't think so, from what I've heard it was great. Maybe your talking about when they added over-powered mechs to the game and people stopped playing? I didn't know a lot about the orginal Planetside, so don't quote me on that.

Although personally, I'm really excited about this game, dispite the fact that I normally don't like FPS. This is basically my Childhood fantasy of huge Multiplayer Battles in a videogame come true! Its a real shame I didn't know about Planetside back then. Hell, I'm not even sure if Planetside was even still alive when I got into Video Games.

I was all like "Why would I PAY to play a game?!"
Because thats how ALMOST EVERY SINGLE GAME EVER RELEASED* worked?
*At least in till F2P started to catch on in the Western World.
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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 04:44:25 pm »

If it lives up to the promise I will absolutely buy it.

I just want massive epic battles.
It's going to be free to play.

I'm really excited for this. I'm a fan of Star Wars Battlefront, but that's not very impressive anymore, especially considering the servers are somewhat dead. Battlefield 3 isn't quite what I want either. This is exactly what I've been wanting. A friend told me about Planetside a while ago, but it seemed at the time that it and its planned successor were dead; I'm glad that's not true.

By the way, where'd you get the 2000 players/server statistic? I haven't found that anywhere.
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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 04:48:42 pm »

From what I've seen it's 2000 players per continent, not server. And there are going to be 3 continents, thus 6000 players/server.

Either I did play Planetside quite a long time ago for a little while and I am really looking forward to this game. The fact that it's going to be F2P without being P2W is even better.
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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 04:53:22 pm »

The fact that it's going to be F2P without being P2W is even better.

Somehow I doubt that.
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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 05:20:15 pm »

The fact that it's going to be F2P without being P2W is even better.

Somehow I doubt that.

As far as I know, it's heavily focused on metric tonnes of cosmetics, to go with the new vehicle customization.

That's what TB said in his Liberator gameplay video, anyway.
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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012, 05:23:04 pm »

The fact that it's going to be F2P without being P2W is even better.

Somehow I doubt that.

As far as I know, it's heavily focused on metric tonnes of cosmetics, to go with the new vehicle customization.

That's what TB said in his Liberator gameplay video, anyway.

I would be very impressed with a F2P game if they limited purchases to only cosmetics.  I still doubt it greatly though.
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 05:54:50 pm »

This game soooo got me....
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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012, 08:30:10 pm »

It's a F2P model yeah, but with 'sidegrades', so things like gun attachments that change weapon firerate etc, while changing other stats like say accuracy.

That Liberator is looking amazing I just can't wait to fly one.

Also I'm still playing Planetside (1), is anyone else doing so? TR represent!
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2012, 10:46:56 pm »

Finally decided to watch that video :P

Want to play a sniper or a heavy vehicle specialist.  I can imagine certain large vehicles being very nice to have, but being very annoying to actually use.  And I can imagine stealth sniper being incredibly fun, especially if you have any skill with sniper and can peck people off at maximum range.  Or something absurd, like a stealth class fitting a mortar.

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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2012, 11:06:23 pm »

This and Guild Wars 2 are the only upcoming MMOs that interest me in the least. I really, really just want to spend hours in this game fighting in huge battles with hundreds of other people. If the keep the Pay-to-Win stuff out of it, I'll even spend precious money on cosmetics just to support it.

I missed PlanetSide 1 when it was in its prime. I won't make that mistake again.

Please don't screw this up, SOE. Just this once.

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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2012, 12:08:04 am »

Yes PS1 was/is still awesome game out there, SOE just forgot players and did let the abusers run free.

On Planetside 2 we really should start platoon/squad/team to maximize the fun :)
Any news when its coming out?
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Re: Planetside 2: Upcoming MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2012, 03:25:20 am »

As far as I know, it's heavily focused on metric tonnes of cosmetics, to go with the new vehicle customization.
The game seems to be about capturing territories from the opposing factions through utterly epic battles with hundreds of other people. I know there are many fans of the original planetside and I personally look forward to this upcoming F2P title.
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Oh fucking shit. Not SOE. Anything but SOE. After what they did with "F2P" PoxNora I want to murder them with a rusty saw. :'(

Oh well, nothing to do but wait and see. Graphics look absolutely purrrrfect.

Edit: it looks like I have already signed up for the beta. o_0

But seriously, fuck Sony.
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