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General: SOE Fan Faire: Two Expansions and Planetside 2

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 3,649MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

Drew Wood is on hand in Las Vegas for all there is to see at SOE's Fan Faire 2011.  As luck would have it, the show's starting off with a bang, unveiling two new expansions and the long awaited first ever reveal of Planetside 2.

Finally, we were given the official introduction to the newest member of the SOE team, Planetside 2.  Matt Higby, Creative Director, took to the stage to tell us bits and pieces of what we can expect for the futuristic(ish) combat and combat-planning MMOFPS.  There will be truly massive warfare, placing thousands of players in the open world without any instancing.  There will be territory control that ensures a constantly changing topography with every inch of the map contestable between the three factions and serving a purpose for gathering and earning resources for your faction. 

Read more of Drew's thoughts from Vegas in SOE Fan Faire: Two Expansions and Planetside 2.

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  • UproarUproar MIPosts: 521Member Uncommon

    The new graphics engine sounds great.  I am excited by both of the new MMOs (next and PlanetSide 2).  Can't Wait!


  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 In cyberspaaaaaacePosts: 2,764Member Uncommon

    PS2 with...classes? NC has jetpacks? hmm

  • kishekishe aitooPosts: 2,002Member Uncommon

    Holy hell, if you turned all EQ1 zones in to one map you'd get landmass equal to all continents combined.


  • kishekishe aitooPosts: 2,002Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by mmoguy43

    PS2 with...classes? NC has jetpacks? hmm


    PS1 had "soft classes" by the armor you wore

  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 3,638Member Rare

    Armor/kit/licens created a sort of class system and it sounds like they are building upon that here. Looking forward to it.

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    This have been a good conversation

  • firefly2003firefly2003 Los Angeles, CAPosts: 2,521Member Uncommon

    Where is this news about the "secret MMO" in development that Smed was talking about in his sunset interview about SWG?

    I was hoping to hear some tidbits about that.....

  • JammaslamJammaslam Jefferson, GAPosts: 265Member

    FINALLY they are bringing back the Beastlord that they said they would NEVER do for EQ2.  I might just come back for this expansion.

  • Loke666Loke666 KalmarPosts: 19,902Member Epic

    So Everquest Next will be zoneless? That sounds fine. :)

    I hope they have gotten better to optimize their engines since EQ 2 though.

  • KendaneKendane Las Cruces, NMPosts: 225Member Uncommon

    So how did the planet side games work?  Did you level like MAG or something?  Planetside 2 is basically a PvP mmo with no PvE right?

  • bambookbambook Calgary, ABPosts: 180Member

    planet side is not like MAG, its like darkfall if anything, you have classes as well, and different planets, you buy cars  , planes, armor, level up ur hacking to hack bases in order to capture them, battles can be like 1k vs 1k 

  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,254Member Uncommon

    All sounds good :)

  • archer75archer75 Gresham, ORPosts: 156Member

    New EQ2 expansion sounds good.  Don't know if i'll have time for it between TOR and GW2.  Plentside 2 also looks good and will give it a shot. But with two tribes games coming and one of those a MMOFPS it's going to be hard to find the time for it all.  

    Tribes 2 is back!!!!
    And from the makers of tribes: Fallen Empire: Legions

  • KendaneKendane Las Cruces, NMPosts: 225Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by bambook

    planet side is not like MAG, its like darkfall if anything, you have classes as well, and different planets, you buy cars  , planes, armor, level up ur hacking to hack bases in order to capture them, battles can be like 1k vs 1k 


     Ah alright thanks for clearing that up.  So was it purely PvP or was there also PvE too?  Still though 1k vs 1k fights is pretty impressive.

  • sirphobossirphobos Posts: 619Member Uncommon

    Planetside 1 had no NPCs (at least when I played, I don't know if it ever changed at some point), so all PvP.  I'm assuming Planetside 2 will be the same.

  • RinnaRinna Las Vegas, NVPosts: 389Member Uncommon

    Can't wait to fly a new Mosquito!  vrooooom mfing vroooooom!

    No bitchers.

  • CyberWizCyberWiz AntwerpPosts: 950Member Uncommon

    While I was reading this, I could not help tihinking that SoE made many unique mmo's in the past.

    SWG pre CU-NGE, Planetside, Everquest was also a trendsetter, even if you did not like it.


    It feels weird to say something positive about SoE, but with Planetside they really made something great and fun, and afaik they never really messed that one up.

    Planetside was great just did not have enough depth and progression like other mmo's. So maybe Planetside 2 will offer that.


    Just hope they don't mess it up like SWG, yah, I am still a bitter vet damned!

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  • miconamicona montreal, QCPosts: 675Member Uncommon

    wow Beastlords , this was a long going joke on my server for some time in EQ2 when i played and now it's true .

    dont mess up Soe .

  • sri_rishabhsri_rishabh Bellevue, WAPosts: 56Member

    They again booted Vanguard...what a pity and unfair treatment to this great game and to its loyal community...

    forgot about an expansion , they don;t even mention its name in fan faire....why don;t they just sell or close it , rather than humuliating the community

  • ArthineasArthineas Selinsgrove, PAPosts: 231Member

    It all sounds good.  I will definitely have to check out the new EQ 2 expansion.  The beastlord was always my favorite class in EQ.  I am really excited about Planetside 2 and Everquest Next.  Especially EQ Next.  

    I am also glad that they are using a brand new game engine for both games.  The new engine looks really good, I can't wait to see more of it.

  • sirsammy33sirsammy33 richwood, OHPosts: 64Member

    like to remake my rat char now as a beastlord.. horder of cats ... ")

  • GolelornGolelorn Hiding From Social Media Peeping Toms, ALPosts: 1,208Member Uncommon

    Impressive that EQ is still pumping out expansions.

    I'm intrigued about the beastlord and the mercenaries. They were very well done in EQ, but I've never really gotten into EQ2 due to its low population.

  • ersingibleersingible BreePosts: 70Member

    Some people will never learn.

  • VPgearchinVPgearchin waterbury, CTPosts: 168Member

    man another 40$ expansion that will probably be craptastic, Eq2 and eq are getting money farmed till they drop dead, imo. Eq2 is a decent game i wont take that away from it.


  • sk8chalifsk8chalif Montreal, QCPosts: 624Member Uncommon

    Vanguard was not made by SOE, its was made by Sigil game online.

    they just bought it from Sigil, but still its not them who made it,


    And the Secret MMO they are making, Its  not realy a secret , Its called ( EverQuest Next)  build with the new engine,....

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  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,912Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by sirsammy33

    like to remake my rat char now as a beastlord.. horder of cats ... ")

    Lol. Aww I miss Everquest. Come on SOE, hurry with EQ3 already!

    Hm. Sounds like I might even return to EQ2, even tho I was so sure never to...

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