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Planetside 2 |OT| 12 Man Squads, 2000 Players, So Free You'll Want to Pay!

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Holy cow, the art is gorgeous. That blue alien landscape.....




How would a quad core amd cpu from a few years ago and a 5770 1gb hold up for this beast of a game? got 4gigs of ram
I would imagine that your rig is good enough to enjoy the game well enough, but you'll probably be yearning for an upgrade.
 

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As long as I can get ~25fps on avg @ 1080p with most settings high I'm good.
Yeah, you should. I'm on a 5850 and towards the end of the beta I was getting about that. At that time, frame rate seemed heavily dependent upon where you were in the game. Out in the wilderness my frame rate would soar, but when I went into one of the bases it would drop pretty significantly. The bases don't seem incredibly complex or graphically intensive (relative to the rest of the game, anyway) so I'm hoping that the performance hit will be ironed out as they continue to optimize the game.
 
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They're still working on expanding the things that awards XP/Certs, but atm it's just fine imo, you just have to participate and can't passively sit around soaking in experience like you could before. I got 200+ certs last night rolling in a platoon and capping a few facilities over the course of about 4 hours. The most expensive weapons in the game are currently 1000 cert points, so I could get one of those in just a couple days if I put more time into it. So the path is there for you to quickly get what you want, but if you feel that you don't want to put in any work or feel that you don't want to grind you can just buy it instantly.
Hmmmm okay so what was I doing wrong inside of bases when they were being capped?

I was apart of many assault on bases and I see the message that pops up on your screen "base captured" but it didn't seem like I was getting certs from it.

Do I need to be standing right on the computer? (A, B, C)
 

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If you can see the bar going up for the bace in the lower left your good. You don’t get certs directly from anything but medals. You get Exp then get 1 cert for every 500 exp earned or so.

Oh yes and you get medals from getting a set numbers of kills with weapons.
 

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Hmmmm okay so what was I doing wrong inside of bases when they were being capped?

I was apart of many assault on bases and I see the message that pops up on your screen "base captured" but it didn't seem like I was getting certs from it.

Do I need to be standing right on the computer? (A, B, C)
If you're capping some of the larger bases, its best to move out from there and start capping other bases. If you're just sitting around a biolab/tech plant/amp station when the generator and SCU (spawn generator) are already destroyed and the base is clear and your teammates seem to have it under control....then you're doing it wrong. You need to move out and start contesting surrounding bases.

You'll get more XP instead of wasting valuable time and you'll also catch the enemies off guard because they're not expecting you to already be on surrounding bases.
Sometimes it's best to just move to another base instead of waiting around for that big payoff.

As an attacker, you dont get XP for the act of capturing a base (filling up the bar) but you do get points for killing and doing objectives at the base and you also get a lump sum of points once you cap/convert the base, meaning the bar is filled and you own the base.
As a defender, you do not get points for successfully defending a base that was being contested and is already own by your faction. You do get an XP boost for every action that you do while defending that base though.
 

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Hmmmm okay so what was I doing wrong inside of bases when they were being capped?

I was apart of many assault on bases and I see the message that pops up on your screen "base captured" but it didn't seem like I was getting certs from it.

Do I need to be standing right on the computer? (A, B, C)
You are supposed to get 1000xp per facility cap (smaller outposts are worth various lesser amounts), which is 4 certs as they changed it to 250xp per cert last patch in order to speed up cert gain.

I noticed that they have some system now that wont award you any experience if it doesn't think you actually participated in the the facility cap directly, as when flying around or just popping into a hex just before a cap I noticed I wasn't getting any xp, so you may have been running into a glitch with that.
 
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Okay that all makes sense thanks everyone. I knew I was doing something wrong if I was playing for 2-3 hours and leaving with 30certs :(
 

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Thank god you made a thread.

It feels like PS2 is a complete unknown on GAF.

Well, here's hoping more people get in on this game. It's entirely replaced Battlefield for me. BF3 left a sour taste and I doubt a new one made in a year will do much to fix that.

Here's some artsy shots I took in beta when things still looked less nice and flipping your car meant insta-death...

I know some people are probably sick of seeing these shots...
Edited Post with thumbnails that can be clicked and lead to the full-sized images. Let me know if this method is better ;)


Words can't describe how much I love this game, so take these shots instead.
Everything that the Devs have done since I was in the beta has been involving, meaningful, and for the better.

They spend a lot of time listening to their fans and also let them know what's going on and what to expect.

All my respects. ALL OF THEM.
 

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Those pics are stunning. Some of them remind me of the vistas in Mass Effect 1 when exploring a planet on the rover.
I actually went back to Indar right before beta ended and they have somehow massively improved on the skybox.
 

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Thank god you made a thread.

It feels like PS2 is a complete unknown on GAF. to anyone
SOE is absolutely terrible at marketing.

They had the chance to change the direction of the gaming industry with the potential that games of this scale bring, and especially with their open development model, but no one knows they're doing anything
 

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Having played in the beta for a month and a half or so, I would say it's being rushed out to release. I don't know why they didn't want to do their original idea of "when it's done/late December."

In my opinion, the weapons are too expensive, but if you buy your Station cash (SOE currency) on double or triple cash days you get a good value. Despite my issues with the game, there's a lot of great potential here, and no other game has the D-Day, storming the beaches of Normandy style moments like Planetside 2. To those who want to be surrounded by hundreds of people, running through explosions, you'll find that often at the Crown (central base) on Indar, FYI.

That said, my FPS was down to the mid-30's at the Crown when beta was ending and things were going crazy, running everything high except shadows, on a i5 3750k, Geforce 670 GTX, and 16 gigs of ram. On my previous computer (yes, I upgraded my computer for this game), which had a Intel Core 2 Q6600, Radeon 4850 and 4 gigs of ram my frame rate would probably have been in single digits on low settings, so you'll need a better rig than that to hang in the huge battles. Remember, in this game CPU power is more important than GPU.
 

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Having played in the beta for a month and a half or so, I would say it's being rushed out to release. I don't know why they didn't want to do their original idea of "when it's done/late December."
Agreed. I can't think of any reason why they felt the need to push release up to November.
 

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Performance is pretty variable in this game. Out on the fields alone you'll be getting 60fps even on a low end CPU like a C2D, but in battles it gets hairy unless you have at least an i5. I overclocked mine to 4.1Ghz and coupled with a 560ti and I get good performance even with Ultra settings with PhysX enabled, given the nature of the game it just doesn't accommodate low end hardware well, especially CPUs.

Speaking of PhysX this looks right out of the UE4 tech demo:


 

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Anyone else feel like base captures always lead to spawn camps and zerging until one side is drained of tickets? It's not very fun. That has been a frustration of mine for months now
 

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Speaking of PhysX this looks right out of the UE4 tech demo:
I've been staring at these for the last 5 minutes...

I sure do hope they fix the CTD when enabling both pysx particles and ultra settings, because I'm not giving up my ultra settings.

Anyone else feel like base captures always lead to spawn camps and zerging until one side is drained of tickets? It's not very fun. That has been a frustration of mine for months now
Yes, this is big a problem for towers. I think its a problem with the tower itself and spawn room being in the middle. PS1 towers were the same way, except you could disable the ability to spawn, which they should bring back in some way for the towers if they're not going to do it for outposts

The hype for this game seems very low on GAF. Adding Free to play as title would attract some more attention.
I couldn't think of anything that wasn't corny or succinct enough :(
I'm probably just overthinking it so someone post something and I'll PM a mod to change it

Planetside 2 |OT| Massive Scale Combat, Free to Play
Planetside 2 |OT| wearing purple gets you lasers
 

mr_nothin

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I couldn't think of anything that wasn't corny or succinct enough :(
I'm probably just overthinking it so someone post something and I'll PM a mod to change it

Planetside 2 |OT| Massive Scale Combat, Free to Play
Planetside 2 |OT| wearing purple gets you lasers

  • Planetside 2 |OT| Free to Pay...er Play
  • Planetside 2 |OT| Free to Play, Yes Really!
  • Planetside 2 |OT| SO FREE, YOU'LL WANT TO PAY!
  • Planetside 2 |OT| F2P, Because sometimes you cant buy skill
  • Planetside 2 |OT| FREE Smurfs, Barnies, & Space Nazi's
  • Planetside 2 |OT| F2PMMOFPS =/= P2W
  • Planetside 2 |OT| The Real Battlefield of 3 Factions
  • Planetside 2 |OT| SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
  • Planetside 2 |OT| Massive Scale Combat, 2000 Players, 3 Continents, Free to Play
 

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Looking forward to giving this a go to see what the engine that will run EverQuest Next is like. If it turns out to be a fun shooter, that's a nice bonus.
Interest maxxed.
ANYTHING on this engine is something I'm interested in.
A fantasy MMO more so....
 

Spazznid

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I changed my earlier image post so now it hopefully will load faster and not cause browsers to commit Harakiri...

I also added some new shots.


Also, let me say that to this day, I have never known about those Physx effects....
I assumed GPU physics meant like ragdoll computing or something..

FUCK

And now I can't try it out till the 20th...
 

Cronox

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I changed my earlier image post so now it hopefully will load faster and not cause browsers to commit Harakiri...

I also added some new shots.


Also, let me say that to this day, I have never known about those Physx effects....
I assumed GPU physics meant like ragdoll computing or something..

FUCK

And now I can't try it out till the 20th...
You'll also need beta Nvidia drivers...

How about 'Planetside 2 |OT| - The most ambitious Sony game of the year!'
My vote goes to this.
 

Spazznid

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You'll also need beta Nvidia drivers...



My vote goes to this.
Yeah, that's the annoying part... The beta drivers don't exactly play well with GW2.... hmmm.


Also,

'Planetside 2 |OT| - Fuck yo couch, M.A.G.!'
'Planetside 2 |OT| - you COULD be 1998th on the server'
'Planetside 2 |OT| - "to colorful. Also I wouldn't use those hacks if...Oh.."'
'Planetside 2 |OT| - Be Advised, No Color-Degrader required!'
'Planetside 2 |OT| - It IS greener over here...'
'Planetside 2 |OT| - 200 bullets and 1000+ Targets'
'Planetside 2 |OT| - PS4 Launch Title'
 

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I'm starting to miss my daily PS2 fix while the servers are done. Do I have to download a new client or just patch my beta one?
 

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I got into the beta, but I've been really busy. A week later the beta closes on me.

After all this time, mother fucker
 

Lonestar

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Wouldn't do a topic disparaging M.A.G. For it's time, it was a great game that did the best it could with the limitations of it's hardware.
 

MrBig

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Planetside 2 |OT| So Free You'll Want to Pay!

or

Planetside 2 |OT| 2000 Player Warfare, Free to Play - Shut up and Take my Money!

?
 

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Planetside 2 OT | 2000 Troops Won't Take the Crown
Planetside 2 OT | Most Advanced MMO Ever
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Planetside 2 OT | F2P, 2000 players, 1 orbital strike

A few quick suggestions.