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Author Topic: Planetside 2: Free-to-Play MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.  (Read 767780 times)

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Re: Planetside 2: Free-to-Play MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #12420 on: December 14, 2018, 06:58:31 am »

I saw the email in my inbox today and thought "Oh what's this".

Apparently PUBG with a planetside skin :(
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Re: Planetside 2: Free-to-Play MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #12421 on: December 14, 2018, 07:06:45 am »

I wouldn't be disappointed yet. It seems like this is a way to get more people into the Planetside IP. PS2 has been basically a noob grinder for forever, and I think a more-casual game to get people in is fine.

I'd be disappointed if it meant they'd discontinue Planetside 2, but so far those fears seem unfounded.

Ninjaedit: Also, it's not just Battle Royale. They plan a lot of gamemodes, some coming later in "seasons". We'll see what that brings...
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Re: Planetside 2: Free-to-Play MMOFPS. 2000 players/server.
« Reply #12422 on: December 14, 2018, 09:26:42 pm »

Also, it's not just Battle Royale. They plan a lot of gamemodes, some coming later in "seasons". We'll see what that brings...

Further spending from the players.  ;D
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« Reply #12423 on: December 19, 2018, 01:23:00 pm »

So for a limited time you can get a lifetime all-access membership for $300. https://www.planetside2.com/news/ps2-winter-extravaganza-2018

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« Reply #12424 on: December 19, 2018, 11:32:37 pm »

So for a limited time you can get a lifetime all-access membership for $300. https://www.planetside2.com/news/ps2-winter-extravaganza-2018

That seems likes a very bad investment considering how little of a team is left handling the game and how they'll be wanting to convert PS2 players to Planetside Arena. Feels like a last attempt to get a large stack of cash from PS2 before moving on.
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« Reply #12425 on: December 24, 2018, 02:03:08 pm »

So for a limited time you can get a lifetime all-access membership for $300. https://www.planetside2.com/news/ps2-winter-extravaganza-2018

Shit, I wanted this.

Remember, it's not only PS2, but probably future games. It doesn't seem like Daybreak is going under, even assuming PS2 is gonna die (which it won't :P).
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« Reply #12426 on: December 30, 2018, 03:30:36 pm »

In a fit of extreme rage, I've uninstalled this. I don't think I'll be reinstalling it any time soon.
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« Reply #12427 on: December 30, 2018, 10:46:20 pm »

Was it a problem with the game or the players?
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« Reply #12428 on: December 31, 2018, 07:54:06 am »

Both, I guess. Just a number of minor aggravations that culminated into a single breakdown. And frankly, if a game makes me feel like that, I probably shouldn't be playing it anymore.
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« Reply #12429 on: January 26, 2019, 11:43:13 pm »

Reinstalled to play with some dicks in an Arms Race, posting here to better organize and also add attention.

Currently have an NC character on Connery - SBTreeLobster if you've been lucky enough to get teamkilled by me. I've got some good leadership certs and some nice loadouts and vehicle upgrades I need to get used to again, but I'm willing to start fresh like a newborn baby wherever we have the most dudes. Mostly due to the aforementioned not being used to things.
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« Reply #12430 on: March 20, 2019, 05:13:38 pm »

New patch today. Main thing is some kind of sidequest thing for the 20th birthday of Everquest. Reward is a knife, then an upgrade for the knife. One more year and Everquest can legally drink!

Adjustments to NC MAX shotguns to (on paper) make them less of a literal skullfuck every time.

Tanks now do more damage to each other and Sunderers(except shielded Sundies). Harassers actually take less AP damage now while an engineer in the back seat repairs slightly faster.

All factions get a new carbine. VS's Horizon fires a horizontal spread from the hip, vertical spread while aiming down the sights. NC's Charger has increased damage for the first few shots after a reload. The TR's Kindred has an increased RoF(apparently highest in the game) for the first few shots when pulling the trigger before slowing down, requiring you to release the trigger and fire again to maintain fire rate.

ESFs of all factions can have Wyrm missiles, basically a slower but harder-hitting lock-on missiles. The other A2A lockons were further nerfed against ESFs. Again. Though apparently the Wyrms are usable against enemy ESFs. EDIT: Got into game, they're actually wing-mounted big-ass machine guns.

Liberator Tank Buster and Vektor have lost their ability to swivel while aiming(that is still the main shtick of the Spur). Tank Buster has higher bullet velocity.

The Walker AA gun got decent buffs to fire rate and damage vs Liberators.

Fire Suppression got some buffs, particularly to cooldown times. Flashes(which have plenty of options besides FS) got a massive cooldown buff: now half the time it was.
They also (claim to) fixed the bug of FS not putting out a burning ESF or ANT. That's killed me a few times, so that's good.

Gate Shield Diffuser got some interesting buffs: cooldown reduced, duration is 15 seconds at all ranks(was 8/10/12/14 before), and now stops "most" types of collision damage. Like ramming. Note, this does not apply to the other vehicle(unless they use a GSD too).

Engineer's anti-tank turret had the damage type changed to the same as tank shells, meaning the tank damage changes above will apply.

Hardlight Barriers now take vastly more damage from anything bigger than small arms. In the devs' own words: "Dev Note: We've done a once-over on the Hardlight Barrier's resistances to put it more in line with the amount of damage you'd expect a magical space wall to take from heavy ordnance."
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« Reply #12431 on: April 26, 2019, 05:03:27 pm »

11GB update just dropped. Biggest part of the patch, and the reason it's an 11GB download, is that the entire game engine has been overhauled, adding DirectX 11 integration. Changes to the file formats and the way they're transferred should also inhibit hackers for a little bit(based on their words, mind you).

NS Operatives are added. Paid members can become NS Operatives who, upon joining a server, will be assigned to the faction with the lowest population, working as a team-balancing force. If they change server, they're reassigned. Operatives can only use NS weapons, and (currently) lack access to MAXes, MBTs, or ESFs.

New random event: Refuel & Resupply. On start, two Refineries will appear on the map. Players can deliver Cortium with an ANT to either of these. When a refinery is full, it disappears and a new one spawns. The faction with the most Cortium delivered at the end of the event wins, and receives a 20% nanite discount on ANTs and Sunderers.



I haven't opened the game yet, but the DBG forums are already saying the update is a massive shitshow. But that isn't particularly surprising.


EDIT: Initially, graphics looked smoother, but getting into an actual fight I found numerous graphical issues. Screen flashing from weather, particle effects deforming, etc. Also, the flashlight doesn't work at all, either the light or its ability to reveal cloaked infiltrators.
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« Reply #12432 on: April 27, 2019, 01:50:31 am »

I wanted to try this out again but I was having horrible lag issues. Every ten seconds or so, every player on the map would start wildly warping around. Had the same issue before the latest patch, so I can't quite blame the new engine... it's just frustrating because I used to play Planetside 2 on a lower bandwidth, higher ping, and less stable connection back in the day without serious issues.

The NS operatives have really good models, I guess. That's really the only thing I could experience in the hour or so I tried playing!
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« Reply #12433 on: April 27, 2019, 08:10:36 am »

I don't get the point of adding a merc faction of robot dudes, especially if they're restricted access to vehicles.
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« Reply #12434 on: April 27, 2019, 10:39:50 am »

I thoroughly enjoy the practice of cramming more into PS2 without polishing previous additions. Nothing like building up a backlog of necessary fixes that get complicated by adding additional shit to the game!

The game felt amazing for a leg like me a bit back, and maybe it's because I don't play it for hours at a time every day anymore and I'm a few years older, but it just doesn't feel as fun anymore. It's guaranteed that two teams will ignore one another and bully one out of existence unless absolutely necessary. I haven't had many sessions since I picked it back up a few months back where the front was more than just two sharp spearheads absolutely grinding the NC to dust. Just my relatively recent experience.

And wow, looking at the Reddit, things are not looking great after this patch.
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