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[General Article] PlanetSide 2: SOE Live - Beta Testing and the Future

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,580MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

During last weekend's SOE Live event in Las Vegas, the PlanetSide 2 team was on hand to talk about all things beta and post-launch excitement. See what we discovered in our exclusive report.

Matt expressed his thanks to the beta testers, acknowledging that testing a game like PlanetSide 2 is unique from the perspective that testing a game like this is unique. The development team relies on thousands of people to play the game, to determine what works or what doesn’t. To that end, alterations to PS2 have all been largely based on player feedback. With weekly updates coming out, it’s clear the team is committed to making a great game.

Read more of Suzie Ford's PlanetSide 2: SOE Live - Beta Testing and the Future.

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  • AalamrAalamr Lithia, FLPosts: 10Member
    ..player owned bases... Can't wait!!!!!!

  • IngvarIngvar TallinnPosts: 183Member Uncommon
    say what you want about SOE, Planetside 2 team is doing amazing work with the game.
  • AeolronAeolron Ottawa, ONPosts: 648Member
    I've been waiting for the release some time now, but can't fight the urge! If I buy the 39.99 squad thing will I get access to play this beast? I am a PS1 vet so I know what I am getting into, this will be my go to mmofps.
  • QuailmanQuailman marlborough, MAPosts: 165Member
    Originally posted by Aeolron
    I've been waiting for the release some time now, but can't fight the urge! If I buy the 39.99 squad thing will I get access to play this beast? I am a PS1 vet so I know what I am getting into, this will be my go to mmofps.

    Yes, you will get beta access if you buy the Alpha Squad package, but you can also go to http://facebook.com/logitechgaming. They're running a promotion until the 26th where if you like them on Facebook, you get a beta key instantly (of course, that's assuming they haven't run out by now). If you don't have a Facebook account, just create a dummy account.

    Consume. Be silent. Die.

  • mikecacklemikecackle City, ILPosts: 151Member

    the key to this games upcoming failure will be what its exactly using for "promotIon" which is player feedback, listening to what the players want..

    In todays current casual gamer environment, this is a recipe for the upcoming disaster... While some feedback there is crucial, listening to the overwhelming voices of the kids who want this that and this, seeing the very statements and how "trollful" each individuals statements were... I can see why this game continued to lose its fun day after day of development :/ And it will continue to do so.. Unfortunately the real gamers, that undersand this that and this.. don't post.. I know, I was in a large guild of ps1 veterans drooling for this game to come out. yet they don't chime in a bit of feedback, just play and wait for launch... Meanwhile the 10 year olds continue to chirp away, now, with enough missing core features.. its now not even a resource game..

    Gimme Gimme Gimme, okay fine, but on a 4-10 curve per item... just keep spending the coins.. eh?

     

     

  • DrealgrinDrealgrin Longwood, FLPosts: 156Member

    PM me for a free Planetisde 2 beta key if u want one.

  • lupusokamilupusokami Suger Land, TXPosts: 1Member Uncommon

     

    What is up with that pick... VANU SOVEREIGNTY always get the hate's come on give us a little love there. 

     

     
  • bubalubabubaluba LjubljanaPosts: 434Member
    Cmon guys you don't stand a chance against NC:) We had a first total win and we let you now to conquer something because it is beta. Be ready for destruction
  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common
    Originally posted by mikecackle

    the key to this games upcoming failure will be what its exactly using for "promotIon" which is player feedback, listening to what the players want..

    In todays current casual gamer environment, this is a recipe for the upcoming disaster... While some feedback there is crucial, listening to the overwhelming voices of the kids who want this that and this, seeing the very statements and how "trollful" each individuals statements were... I can see why this game continued to lose its fun day after day of development :/ And it will continue to do so.. Unfortunately the real gamers, that undersand this that and this.. don't post.. I know, I was in a large guild of ps1 veterans drooling for this game to come out. yet they don't chime in a bit of feedback, just play and wait for launch... Meanwhile the 10 year olds continue to chirp away, now, with enough missing core features.. its now not even a resource game..

    Gimme Gimme Gimme, okay fine, but on a 4-10 curve per item... just keep spending the coins.. eh?

     

    The PS2 forums too small to hold your bull? :).

    Theres the vets that want PS1, and theres the vets that want PS2. Get over yourself and stop talking for the entire vet community.

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  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon

    been having fun testing this over the last few months.. really impressed with SOE and how they have been listening ot us testers..

    looking forward to release.

  • SircaSirca VeveyPosts: 110Member
    Wish I could get the same gfx quality on my PC as the screenies which is far from being the case (unless you run a Cray maybe).
  • SysFailSysFail LondonPosts: 375Member

    "Matt told us that he believes that Planetside 2, even warts and all in beta, is still the best massive PvP game out there"

     

    It was, the latest patches are introducing nothing but more and more bugs, random crashes, poor fps etc...

    I wish companies would polish their product and release when ready. They must lose tons of income by rushing out games and PS2 is looking like another bug ridden game unless they manage to pull of a miracle.

     
  • NephaeriusNephaerius Baltimore, MDPosts: 1,539Member Uncommon
    I've been in beta for quite some time and I strongly doubt they're ready for a Nov 20 release but it is what it is.  So get ready public for PS2 warts and all.

    Steam: Neph

  • VorthanionVorthanion Laguna Vista, TXPosts: 2,117Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mikecackle

    the key to this games upcoming failure will be what its exactly using for "promotIon" which is player feedback, listening to what the players want..

    In todays current casual gamer environment, this is a recipe for the upcoming disaster... While some feedback there is crucial, listening to the overwhelming voices of the kids who want this that and this, seeing the very statements and how "trollful" each individuals statements were... I can see why this game continued to lose its fun day after day of development :/ And it will continue to do so.. Unfortunately the real gamers, that undersand this that and this.. don't post.. I know, I was in a large guild of ps1 veterans drooling for this game to come out. yet they don't chime in a bit of feedback, just play and wait for launch... Meanwhile the 10 year olds continue to chirp away, now, with enough missing core features.. its now not even a resource game..

    Gimme Gimme Gimme, okay fine, but on a 4-10 curve per item... just keep spending the coins.. eh?

     

     

    Real gamers huh?  You sir, are exactly what is wrong with the MMO genre.  Such arrogant narrow mindedness has no place in the world of gaming.

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  • DrWookieDrWookie Portland, ORPosts: 252Member

    "“We want you to have PTSD when you’re finished playing PlanetSide 2. We want to ‘stain your brain’ for years to come!”"

    ...did he really tell people he WANTS them to have PTSD? Does he even know what that means?

    I expect a comment like that from some random poster in a forum...but from someone who actually speaks to the media as part of their job...that is just crazy. 

  • AconsarAconsar Narvon, PAPosts: 262Member
    Originally posted by Aeolron
    I've been waiting for the release some time now, but can't fight the urge! If I buy the 39.99 squad thing will I get access to play this beast? I am a PS1 vet so I know what I am getting into, this will be my go to mmofps.

    I'd be careful getting too hyped.  I was, myself.  Old PS1 vet here, too.  It's very little like the original, scrapped a lot of the good ideas.

  • SircaSirca VeveyPosts: 110Member
    Originally posted by Aconsar
    Originally posted by Aeolron
    I've been waiting for the release some time now, but can't fight the urge! If I buy the 39.99 squad thing will I get access to play this beast? I am a PS1 vet so I know what I am getting into, this will be my go to mmofps.

    I'd be careful getting too hyped.  I was, myself.  Old PS1 vet here, too.  It's very little like the original, scrapped a lot of the good ideas.

    Unfortunately I must agree with that statement; not that I was looking for a PS1 re-vamp but...

    Still, I deeply regret my alpha squad investment

  • VolenibbletsVolenibblets London, LAPosts: 212Member Uncommon

    I was going to say 'hard to fail with such a winning formula' but then I remembered core combat and the BFRs...

    As long as they don't get silly ideas like that in their heads again it's set to be a frickin amazing game given how well it plays even at this beta stage. 

  • Entris38Entris38 Somewhere, OHPosts: 321Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SysFail

    "Matt told us that he believes that Planetside 2, even warts and all in beta, is still the best massive PvP game out there"

     

    It was, the latest patches are introducing nothing but more and more bugs, random crashes, poor fps etc...

    I wish companies would polish their product and release when ready. They must lose tons of income by rushing out games and PS2 is looking like another bug ridden game unless they manage to pull of a miracle.

     

    All we can hope is that all these "testers" are actually giving feedback on the bugs, so they might be fixed. It seems they are doing a really good job when bugs are reported to get them fixed. I assuming most people are treating it like a live game and not submitting feedback, per typical, and running to gaming sites to cry about it(no, i'm not pointing a finger at you).

  • karmathkarmath Posts: 827Member Uncommon

    Been playing this for a few months and my original thoughts of  "lol SOE" are totally gone.

    It's a very solid title thats going to surprise a lot of people.

  • VorthanionVorthanion Laguna Vista, TXPosts: 2,117Member Uncommon
    I've been beta testing for the last three months and the game is in worse condition now than it was when I first started testing.  Not only in the sheer amount of bugs, but the severity of them as well.

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  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    Been testing it for a week now and i can confirm that PS2 still has alot of buggs.

    Sudden suicide

    falling damage when you are just walking

    grenades are bugged

    C4 is bugged

    Mines are bugged

    And prices for weapons are increased with 1000%...

    it nice to work towards a new weapon, but its not nice to lay down massive amounts of hours to gain  5% damage.

     

    Its still epic fun, but there are still so many things that needs to be fixed and tweaked and only 7 days to go :)

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