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A few questions to beta players!

GrimmxGrimmx SandefjordPosts: 219Member

1.  Im usually a grunt. Can i compete as a light assault against heavy assault?

 

2 . Does light assault get any cool/usefull certs compared to heavy's abilities to kill tanks etc?

 

3. Does the Engineer get any cool gadgets? I didnt like the fact that Engineer only got a gun with a shield to hide behind instead of the usual auto canons.

 

4. How do i capture bases, is it possible to do solo at all?

 

5. Whats the least played faction in Beta?

 

6. Lets say i go Sniper, Light Assault and some kind of Pilot at the same time, will i ever max all three, or should i concentrate at going one build to max?

 

Edit: If anybody could supply usefull info links that would be great.

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  • SysFailSysFail LondonPosts: 375Member
    Originally posted by Grimmx

    1.  Im usually a grunt. Can i compete as a light assault against heavy assault?

     

    2 . Does light assault get any cool/usefull certs compared to heavy's abilities to kill tanks etc?

     

    3. Does the Engineer get any cool gadgets? I didnt like the fact that Engineer only got a gun with a shield to hide behind instead of the usual auto canons.

     

    4. How do i capture bases, is it possible to do solo at all?

     

    5. Whats the least played faction in Beta?

     

    6. Lets say i go Sniper, Light Assault and some kind of Pilot at the same time, will i ever max all three, or should i concentrate at going one build to max?

     

    Edit: If anybody could supply usefull info links that would be great.

    1) Yes, light assault are very versatile, you can use the jetpack to get up high on buildings etc, making LA a bugger for those on the ground, you can also use C4 to destroy vehicles or players.

     

    2) Having been mainly HA in beta, the only ability i'm aware of for the LA is the fast run ability. LA are however getting some more additions by the sounds of it, Higby(dev) has stated he wants to see the LA with more solo abilities.

     

    3) Engi's will be getting anti-vehicle and anti-air abilities post launch, currently they have the mana turret as you said and anti-vehicle mines.

     

    4) Bases depend on surrounding influence and are heavily favoured for groups to take rather than solo players. There were issues in beta where solo players would just sneak behind and cap bases, which made others break from frontline fighting to deal with those back capping.

    You can take points solo(You need to hold points to capture bases), but whether you can actually cap the base i dont know now, but you would soon find a few rolling in to hunt you down before you could capture anyway, as bases under threat flash on the map.

     

    5)All factions were pretty even on EU server, i don't know about the US servers.

     

    6) I'd focus on one playstyle if you're not prepared to sub or buy station cash.

     

    http://wiki.planetside-universe.com/ps/PlanetSide_2

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Grimmx

    1.  Im usually a grunt. Can i compete as a light assault against heavy assault?

     Yeah for sure, all classes can get one over on each other its an fps at the end of the day so its all down to skill.

    2 . Does light assault get any cool/usefull certs compared to heavy's abilities to kill tanks etc?

     Well you get a jeypack from the get go and you can get c4 and stuff for taking out vehicles.

    3. Does the Engineer get any cool gadgets? I didnt like the fact that Engineer only got a gun with a shield to hide behind instead of the usual auto canons.

     The gun thing he can spawn is rpetty godo tho..

    4. How do i capture bases, is it possible to do solo at all?

     Its not really a solo game, you can do it but it takes a long time. this is better played with a group of people.

    5. Whats the least played faction in Beta?

     They try to even them out on the servers to they all tend to have even numbers so its hard to say.

    6. Lets say i go Sniper, Light Assault and some kind of Pilot at the same time, will i ever max all three, or should i concentrate at going one build to max?

     Just play and have fun its not a race to unlock everything but if thats what you want to do then stick with one class.

    Edit: If anybody could supply usefull info links that would be great.

     

  • fadisfadis funkg, GAPosts: 469Member
    Overall... I think the factions tend to more or less even out at 33% each - with minor variances by server/region - small xp bonuses are given to minority factions.  That isn't to say you won't find larger differences at certain times of the day or on individual continents.
  • GrimmxGrimmx SandefjordPosts: 219Member

    Thanks alot guys, i really appriciate it.

    Edit: After checking out all the classes on Wiki i want to play them all. :)

  • GrimmxGrimmx SandefjordPosts: 219Member
    Originally posted by fadis
    Overall... I think the factions tend to more or less even out at 33% each - with minor variances by server/region - small xp bonuses are given to minority factions.  That isn't to say you won't find larger differences at certain times of the day or on individual continents.

    Good.

    No cool starting up in a faction and finding out you are part of the zerg.

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