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PlanetSide 2: Bootcamp Exclusive Preview



  • KonfessKonfess Dallas, TXPosts: 1,466Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Centhan
    Originally posted by Deathwing980
    Not too happy to see specific class known as engineer and medic, i liked it when you had just 5 types of armors but could equip specific weapons to them and yet still take the role of the medic or engineer if you had to..   This feels more like Battlefield 3 than it does the true Planetside, but not having played beta yet i have to hold my condeming speech until i have played the game.


    I am very much looking forward to playing, but you bring up the one point that makes me a bit miffed.  Can't stand that they put classes into the mix.  It was damn near perfect the way they had it in the first Planetside where you could desin your character the way you wanted to.  All they needed to do was take the exact structure of the original game and update it with the engine that they now have (which looks incredible by the way).  If they would have redone it exactly as they originally had it (minus a few very minor corrections) it would have been perfect.

    I hope I'm very wrong and the classes work out OK, but I think that was their one big mistake.  It simply makes it look like all the other FPS's on the market, and not what made PS unique.


    There were players in Reinforced Exo-Suit with a Medical cert as well.  They are making this to play more like Team Fortress and not PS1.  But I say F Team Fortress.


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    As if it could exist, without being payed for.
    F2P means you get what you paid for. Pay nothing, get nothing.
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  • xenogiasxenogias warsaw, INPosts: 1,926Member

    Does no one know what the word exclusive means anymore? I guess not since this was "exclusive".....with other media.

  • kaludytkkaludytk texarkana, TXPosts: 45Member Uncommon

    i really hope PS2 doesn't have some stupid ridiculous requirements. the game looks beautiful and id really rather not upgrade yet again since i just recently did.


  • Tedly224Tedly224 Federal Way, WAPosts: 164Member

    I feel reluctantly bummed. Well, Mildly so. I feel like others have posted in that I'm not a fan at all of the hard locked classes. It looks more like a "if you wear this armor, you are expected to perform this role" thing which harkens back to the first game, but the lockouts on gear are a bummer.


    It appeared from other videos that they were going the Free to Play route that League of Legends employs in that only the basic stuff is available for a new player, and better gear / weapons / ammo types and more were unlocked by earning points in play. People wishing to spend money could do so to cut to the chase in having certain choices unlocked early.


    I was all cool with that but eh... the classes. I'll try not to hate too hard as they're allowing modular weapons / options on vehicles to perform different roles, which is something the previous game lacked. You get some cool stuff with the new game, but some steps taken backwards as well with player customization I guess.


    I'll still play it for certain. Free is free. Especially since they pledged to watchdog the hell out of hacks / cheats.


  • ronpackronpack North Charleston, SCPosts: 138Member

    I can't wait to play this game :D

  • smh_alotsmh_alot Area 51Posts: 976Member
    Gotta say, it's starting to look real good. PS was pretty solid for its time too.
  • CrashsplashCrashsplash SunderlandPosts: 22Member
    Originally posted by Deathwing980
    Not too happy to see specific class known as engineer and medic, i liked it when you had just 5 types of armors but could equip specific weapons to them and yet still take the role of the medic or engineer if you had to..   This feels more like Battlefield 3 than it does the true Planetside, but not having played beta yet i have to hold my condeming speech until i have played the game.

    tbh, there is quite a few things that disturb me. However, there is another side to the coin; firstly I didn't expect new planetside to be the same as old planetside - the devs are looking towards a much larger player base and tbh old planetside was fantastic but not purfect, second one of the thing they have to do is game the game more accessible for new players and I~ guess that is the specific reason behind classes.


    With the game now being ftp, it's very important to get large numbers into the game and in my opinion that is the driving motivation behind most of their changes.


  • causscauss sonnegaPosts: 665Member Uncommon

    Looks amazing.

  • guy232guy232 Lincoln, NEPosts: 343Member Uncommon

    This  guy is fucking GARBAGE at the game,  bunny hopping,  calling Max mechwarrior.   is he  drunk or just stupid? 



  • DavynelordDavynelord Atlanta, GAPosts: 122Member

    Ok, game looks good...however, everything seems just like PS1...I mean I was expecting a lot more new least something that doesn't make me feel like I'm still playing PS1...from the looks of these vids, I saw nothing to get excited about.


    However, it has been a few years since I last played PS and maybe these vids just didn't show enough of everything that makes PS2 a better upgrade to PS1...I hope there is more, otherwise it just seems like a few cosmetic and engine upgrades...kind of like taking a nintendo game and upgrading it to play on xbox or something LOL....ok, I'm exaggerating but still, I didn't get excited one bit from what I saw because it all reminds me of the original in nothing new really stands out in terms of gameplay.

  • TheCrow2kTheCrow2k Adelaide, AKPosts: 953Member
    Hanging out to try the Beta.
  • LegereLegere CityOfPeoplePosts: 119Member Uncommon

    a game from SOE being F2P lol.. yeah right.

  • erikk3189erikk3189 New York City, NYPosts: 306Member

    Everyone is jumping for joy when they see a MMO is free to play.  Unfortunately, the only ones to see these "free" games are not really free are gaming veterans.

    A free-to-play game such as this one will give you all the basic stuff which everyone gets anyway. And it's cool, you play and you level up. But at higher levels you'll see items you want or need in order to keep up with the rest of the population, but now you need to pay real cash to get them. The game will continue adding more and more items and each one will cost you.

    Bottom line:  You either kick up cash or you stay behind.

    To make it short, "free" playing games will cost you a lot more real life money in order to compete then the usual $16 a monthly fee you would of normally paid.

    Free games? Hardly.

    I'm not putting this game down, but if it's anything like the original PS, it'll be another mindless game where everyone is running amok shooting everything in sight completely uncoordinated.

    Shooting like a madman and dying , rinse and repeat without any real strategy invovled.

    After all, it's a game by SoE. Worse gaming company , ever.

  • vorrin5vorrin5 Greendale, WIPosts: 60Member Uncommon

    The devs have stated that the game is entirely free to play. All content is available to EVERY PLAYER. If you go f2p, you have access to everything but some side-grades as they call them. These side grades are just different in their utility over other weapons. They don't add power or anything.

    From everything I've heard/read they do not want to restrict players by content, so you will never have to buy an expansion for PlanetSide 2. This is because the players ARE the content. They have stated that having f2p members improves the game for those players and paying players alike.

    They've also stated that they are restricting it to 20% power improvement from fresh players to max certed players. Iirc, this power improvement is mostly due to utility. They can react to more situations than a player just starting out.

    Do not fear f2p for PlanetSide 2. Do not compare it to an MMO with NPC's. Players are content and keeping a high population is paramount to keeping a happy paying playerbase. The devs for this game are very vocal about what they are doing and Matt Higby is always on twitter and doing interviews. Tons of info out there, if you take some time to watch the vids and read up. The videos and interviews spans hours, so have lots of time on your hands to hear/see them all.

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