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Planetside 2: Fight for the people, be a horrible facist, or some sort of anime.

VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
edited December 2012 in Singularity Engine++
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This game is a sequel to probably one of my favorite games from my early PC gaming days. It was also awful.

Like, really bad.

But it was the first to try having absolutely gigantic scale battles on a persistent battleground amongst three different teams! With vehicles! And transports! Eventually, though, the original Planetside literally designed itself to death with some horrible decisions such as adding essentially brand new continents except underground and really tightly packed caves. The absolute worse environment for the game's engine to handle. Giant robots, which were kinda cool I guess but horribly imbalanced.

Oh yeah they also blew up the planet, scattering the continents into each their own planet. This changed pretty much nothing.

But enough about that because this new game is out and so much better!

There are 3 Empires:

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The Terran Republic: The 'original' Empire that colonized Auraxis. They are essentially space nazis. They like powerful orchestral scores.

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The Vanu Sovereignty: Space hippies/nerds that believe in trans-humanism and dubstep. They got hover tanks and lasers. Wub wub wub wub.


The New Conglomerate: FREEDOM LOVING HEROES THAT FIGHT FOR LIBERATION OF ALL. BETTER TO BE A POOR AND FREE THAN TO BE A CONTENT SLAVE. NC 4 LYFE.

So yeah I've been playing in the beta and it is pretty fun. It's also FREE. You have no reason to not to at least try it.

HERE IS THE ONLY LIST THAT MATTERS BECAUSE IT IS BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, OF THE PEOPLE and not some list of facists or nerds who love anime:

NC on the Connery server:

@Veretas - Veretas
@Dubh - Dubh
@JayKaos - JayKaos
@Bluedude152 - Barrowsbob
@Ranlin - Alendra
@Metalbourne - sehomp
@interrobang - terro
@Metacortex - Nobarg
@BYToady - BYToady
@Ubik - Rubrik

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    ...Jeff

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    i was so excited for Planetside 1

    and then it was so bad

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    What server is everyone setting up in? It would be much more fun to place this with people

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    yo i picked new conglomerate because they had awesome theme music

    everyone else's is chill

    kinda serene

    new conglomerate is like kickin the door in and rockin your face off

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  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    New Conglomerate is literally the best(worst) empire because freedom

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  • DarmakDarmak If someone is reading this... I must have failed.Registered User regular
    Buttlord wrote: »
    Buttlord wrote: »
    yo i picked new conglomerate because they had awesome theme music

    everyone else's is chill

    kinda serene

    new conglomerate is like kickin the door in and rockin your face off

    I chose Vanu because pew pew lazors and Magriders were my fucking tank of choice back in Tanarus (an old Sony MMO)

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  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    Basically the best way to determine which empire you wanna join is by the music that pubbies will pipe through their mics

    Terran get this stuff:


    Vanu get this shit:


    NEW CONGLOMERATE FUCK YEA FREEDOM:

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  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Cause No One Lives Forever! But Evil Never Dies!Registered User regular
    planetside 1 was legitimately 8-10 years ahead of its time

    it was also that far ahead of its developers

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  • DarmakDarmak If someone is reading this... I must have failed.Registered User regular
    Veretas wrote: »
    Basically the best way to determine which empire you wanna join is by the music that pubbies will pipe through their mics

    Terran get this stuff:


    Vanu get this shit:


    NEW CONGLOMERATE FUCK YEA FREEDOM:

    Fuck yeah dubstep

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    So I take it everyones going New Coglormate?

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  • AretèAretè infiltrating neo zeed compoundRegistered User regular
    I played the beta, it wasn't terrible and people seemed to honestly want to work as a team. There was coordinating over the ingame voice chat and team chat. It's F2P so I figure it is worth a shot, though hawkens latest beta has also started as well, begging for my attention.

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  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    totally going new conglomerate

    the vanu have cool-looking armor but all their guns are stupid and it feels like you're playing laser tag

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Terran has the best music. Real talk.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I tried this

    it's not a thing worth doing if you're not with friends

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    and I broke parole just to get to you
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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I fucking loved the first Planetside, though

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    and I broke parole just to get to you
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  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Fartin' Johnny Treason, at your serviceRegistered User regular
    why would anyone not play Terran Republic

    glorious black and red all day errday

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    I played TR in the first go-round because I wasn't really paying attention to anything but how the weapons worked

    this time I went with NC

    Shorty on
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  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    also i don't know if this is just a Vanu thing

    but the anti-armor weapons that their light assaults get don't do shit

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  • JerkbotJerkbot some kind of hypnotist Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Connery TR for life
    fascism eff tee doubleyou
    also, hooray for not being on the same server as the Enclave

    Jerkbot on
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  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Fartin' Johnny Treason, at your serviceRegistered User regular
    NC guns are terrible

    TR has a monopoly on dakkadak

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  • denihilistdenihilist tiny, tiny little man live music capitol of the worldRegistered User, Moderator mod
    My Planetside 2 experience:

    Spawned twice, died twice
    had a 10 minute cool down to spawn again
    logged out, was 25th in line of non-premium players to log in.

    Jasconius
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  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    but blue is better than red

    Shorty
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  • LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Literally knew nothing about this before this thread. I just kinda saw the huge splash page on steam earlier today, watched a trailer and was like hey why not. Haven't tried it out yet. Vanu seem cool to me just cause i dig transhumanism as a concept.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    but blue is better than red

    better red than dead 8-)
    Spoiler:

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    I will download this

    the game concept is highly intriguing

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  • Bluedude152Bluedude152 Registered User regular
    Its a pity the combat isnt as much fun as Blacklight: Retribution.

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  • JerkbotJerkbot some kind of hypnotist Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    reminder- ironic being NC is still being NC

    Also, held this godforsaken tower on Esamir against both other factions for like two hours tonight and got 50 certs
    TR best R

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  • TefTef Registered User regular
    Oh hey I played the beta for dis.

    It became much better when they added an Aussie server. I enjoyed it and will continue to play it. I probably won't okay with you homps that much because fuck lag

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  • Dongs GaloreDongs Galore Fartin' Johnny Treason, at your serviceRegistered User regular
    I'll play this with anyone who wants to fight for justice, rotary weapons and gasmasks when I get back to my desktop PC next week

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  • Sir FabulousSir Fabulous Malevolent Squid God Registered User regular
    Downloading as we speak.
    Most probably going Terran Republic.

    Nickle
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  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    Ok, what's the plan?

    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
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  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    So whats the catch with F2P aspect of this game? Pay for each bullet?

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  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    edited November 2012
    So whats the catch with F2P aspect of this game? Pay for each bullet?

    no it just takes longer to unlock stuff

    and there's some cosmetic stuff that costs Planetside Fun Bucks but it's just like, camo

    interrobang on
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  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    yo what server is everyone playing/gonna play on

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  • MachwingMachwing They burned the woods, and sold the ashes.Registered User regular
    NC are literally lame as hell and need to stop launching missles into land held by Terrans, who are within their right to defend their homeland by targeting NC insurgents with precision rocket pod strikes and demolishing NC neighborhoods in order to establish new terran settlements

    (terran 4 lyfe, INFILTRATOR 4 LIF)

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  • MachwingMachwing They burned the woods, and sold the ashes.Registered User regular
    Connery server for life, as an addendum. Veretas, wanna get a forumer-character name list going in the OP? I am kazhiim

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  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    my station name is drugtown

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  • Brian KrakowBrian Krakow Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Barneys for lyfe, yo.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAAART Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    NC, Connery server. This freedom rocket brought to you by McDonald's! Ba da ba ba ba, I'm lovin' it!
    My character there is BahamutZero.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO ROLLING STAAAAAAAAAAAAART Registered User regular
    denihilist wrote: »
    My Planetside 2 experience:

    Spawned twice, died twice
    had a 10 minute cool down to spawn again
    logged out, was 25th in line of non-premium players to log in.

    There's no 10 minute cooldown to spawn, you were probably looking at the instant action thing on the map. You can only do that once in a while, it's meant to allow you to find a fight to jump into when you first log in. After that you want to pick a place to respawn from the list in the deploy screen that's close to where you died. Or else requisition a vehicle and drive to the fight.

    The queue is lame but I found it only took a minute or two to get through a queue of 50 people.

    Also I died a lot and accomplished nothing for the first few hours I played in the beta, until I got more used to the game and learned how to do more stuff. Give it a chance.

    Shorty
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