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PlanetSide 2: Beta Signups are Live

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 3,146 Epic

Via a post on their official Facebook page, we've learned that SOE and Planetside 2 have not only refreshed their entire website design, but also that beta signups have begun for the anticipated MMOFPS. From the official site:



Be one of the elite players to beta test this highly-anticipated shooter! We need your participation and feedback to make this a truly epic, genre-defining game!

Head on over to Planetside 2's newly redesigned site and signup for the beta too!

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  • AzmodaiAzmodai SydneyMember Posts: 154

    i hope that the BETA starts soon xD this is awesome.

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  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Nooo, AKMember Posts: 1,781 Uncommon

    This is a sci-fi FPS, right?  Sorry, just not sure.

  • blbetablbeta elkhart, INMember Posts: 87 Uncommon

    Ehh... sci-fi ish.  Still similar to many weapons/vehicles you see today.  Part 1 had, ATVs, Buggies, Trucks, Tanks, Bombers, Troop Ships, Fighters and more.  Still there is a sci-fi feel, but not as much as Startrek or Starwars universe.

    So yes it is sci-fi but not all laser beams and what not.  A mix depending on your faction.

  • ProsonProson MandalMember Posts: 544 Uncommon

    Edit: ^ Gave a much better answer

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  • kadepsysonkadepsyson Phoenix, AZMember Posts: 1,917 Uncommon

    I signed up.  Would be nice to be selected, but so long as the game is fun and exciting, I can wait for it.

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  • tom_goretom_gore TampereMember Posts: 1,979 Uncommon

    This is the most anticipated game for 2012 in my books. Loved the original PlanetSide and will probably love this too. Can't wait!

  • skyexileskyexile MelbourneMember Posts: 692 Common

    games looking amazing so far.

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  • IAmMMOIAmMMO Cyber SpaceMember Posts: 1,459 Uncommon

    PS has always been Sci Fi MMOFPS, though you have the TR who are ballistic  and more classic in weaponry. Planetside 1 was out even before the first xbox console was on the market, you could say Halo is Planetside  in some of its look and feel. Just as everybody seems to be comparing anything fps to COD, when the genre has a rich history of games that shaped it before the Pc exclusive that  was COD wondered off over to the consoles. PS has so much that's it's own ID, but newer, younger gamers won't realized having cut their teeth on  Halo & COD and will scream Copycat at SOE

  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Nooo, AKMember Posts: 1,781 Uncommon

    So is it like.... All Points Bulletin?  Or....?

  • tom_goretom_gore TampereMember Posts: 1,979 Uncommon

    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    So is it like.... All Points Bulletin?  Or....?

    If All Points Bulletin has battles of 3 factions with 200+ players on each side, fighting over a huge military base with tanks, APCs, gunships and other stuff.

    Then yes, it's like All Points Bulletin.

     

  • Master10KMaster10K LondonMember Posts: 3,065

    Originally posted by tom_gore


    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA


    So is it like.... All Points Bulletin?  Or....?

    If All Points Bulletin has battles of 3 factions with 200+ players on each side, fighting over a huge military base with tanks, APCs, gunships and other stuff.

    Then yes, it's like All Points Bulletin.

    LOL... I'm surprised someone actually made the comparison. In APB all I did was get forced into 4 v 4 objective-based team deathmatces. I wished it was on a much largeer scale. At least 12 v 12.

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  • AutemOxAutemOx Fullerton, CAMember Posts: 1,704

    Whoot.... Too bad I NEVER get into any betas that I want.

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  • skyexileskyexile MelbourneMember Posts: 692 Common


    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA
    So is it like.... All Points Bulletin?  Or....?

    No, planetside (2) is a real MMOFPS

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  • TweFojuTweFoju Saitama & Jakarta ( current )Member Posts: 1,082 Uncommon

    Originally posted by tom_gore


    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA


    So is it like.... All Points Bulletin?  Or....?

    If All Points Bulletin has battles of 3 factions with 200+ players on each side, fighting over a huge military base with tanks, APCs, gunships and other stuff.

    Then yes, it's like All Points Bulletin.

     


     

    200+?

    if i am not mistaken, it's totally open world right? so no instance at all?

    if it is, i could see like 5000+ in 1 map?? ( well considering how popular this game is )

    So What Now?

  • tom_goretom_gore TampereMember Posts: 1,979 Uncommon

    Originally posted by TweFoju

    if i am not mistaken, it's totally open world right? so no instance at all?


    if it is, i could see like 5000+ in 1 map?? ( well considering how popular this game is )

    No instances, but due to technical limitations there might be a population cap on each continent where the fighting is going on. The original PlanetSide had these and you had to queue to enter the continents that were full.

    I would suppose it will be the same case with PlanetSide 2.

    However, no one will force you to stuff yourself into the full continent. Just go to another and start capping bases. Sooner or later the enemy will be forced to respond.

     

  • logan400klogan400k Owings Mills, MDMember Posts: 68 Uncommon

    Now with SWTOR out this is the biggest one on my watch list, although GW2 and Secret World are up there as well. Only way I could be more stoked is if someone picked up Earth & Beyond for a redux.

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  • ravtecravtec HolmestrandMember Posts: 214

    Omg that movie managed to make my neck hair stand, a shame i missed planetside1 i never even heard of that game until planetside2 was announced.

    Alot depend on how they handle the item store if ill join this game long term, 1 thing is for sure im deffently gonna try it out

     

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