1. Post #681
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    September 2007
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    I loved the old Planetside free to play deal. I didn't actually take advantage of it; I was a subscriber. I'm referring of course to the joy of blasting all those BR6 peasants!
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  2. Post #682
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    November 2006
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    I thought the old Reservist F2P model in planetside worked well.

    it padded the zerg with canon fodder.
    Shit I thought everybody loved that model. Having hundreds of zerglings willing to pour into galaxies and drop on the enemy WAS AWESOME. It made the game feel like beta all over again. (The beta was LOADED with people. You would NEVER find a dead sanctuary)
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  3. Post #683
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    March 2010
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    In a recent interview it has been confirmed that PlanetSide 2 will have certain “free” aspects about it and that the cash shop will play a pretty big role in the way microtransactions are handled. However, if you’re hoping to out-pay the competition to get stronger, you might want to find another game to play.

    PlanetSide Universe put up a Q&A they had with SOE CEO, John Smedley, at the Fan Faire 2011 event. Smedley had some interesting things to say in regards to the cash shop for the upcoming PlanetSide 2…

    There will be a cash shop for the game however the goal is not to sell power. For example we would sell things like customization because we would like there to be a massive amount of ways to customize your characters. So people could recognize you or your outfit out of a group. We will not sell a more powerful gun or vehicle.

    Well that’s a relief. It also means that gamers will actually have to work for the good stuff. I do, however, like the idea of paying for some extra customization goodies from out of the cash shop…it never hurts to pay to look like a pimp.

    If SOE plays their cards right then they could come out on top of the three-way tangle between FireFall, Tribes: Ascend and PlanetSide 2. The game is basically being designed as an open-world free-for-all with territory control and resource management hanging in the balance.

    Not too long ago Sony Online Entertainment announced that PlanetSide 2 was on the way and that it would be bigger and better this time around with persistence, vehicle customization, revamped mission system and free-form class evolution.

    You can check out the full, albeit brief, interview with John Smedley over at the Official PlanetSide Universe Website.
    So, I suspect you will have to buy the game first, then customisation bling can be bought in cash shops, maybe they will have a sub similar to APB's premium system aswell because i would pay for something like that with this game.

  4. Post #684
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    Grasp's Avatar
    January 2010
    3,039 Posts
    Do we know if this will be at gamescom?

  5. Post #685
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    November 2006
    5,772 Posts
    I don't know guys, I don't trust SOE with a cash shop. "It's only for cosmetic items" can only be true in Sony's hands for so long...
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  6. Post #686
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    February 2008
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    Sssshhhh don't make me uneasy or I'll have a stroke.

    Since Smedley himself is very strongly behind PlanetSide 2 I think it'll be quite resistant to cash-shop-shittery. Hopefully it won't happen at all, or at least not for a few years.

  7. Post #687
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    April 2005
    2,364 Posts
    this is still old news... i want some some new information so bad
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  8. Post #688
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    March 2005
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    Sony always keep quiet with their projects. Out of nowhere we'll get a massive info dump and a beta date.

  9. Post #689
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    February 2008
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    IE SoE don't know how to build hype or get free advertisement with news blogs posting about reveals.

    The first two renders, the teaser trailer, the fan-faire panel and the MAX concept art all had individual posts about them on RockPaperShotgun. If they kept just drip-feeding even the tiniest amount of media they could continue on building hype and free advertisement, all the while appeasing us who crave information on it.

    ... instead we'll get ads all over websites later on (if that) that'll just be adblocked anyway. Good work, SoE.
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  10. Post #690
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    March 2010
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    Concept art dump here - some of this you may have not seen;

    Possible jetpack:

    Terran character concepts (male and female):

    Possible Vanu vehicle concepts:

  11. Post #691
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    Dennab
    June 2007
    1,307 Posts
    Terran troopers look awesome
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  12. Post #692
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    February 2008
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    Very interesting article, read it if you haven't: FPS Guru- Planetside 2 at SyndCon

  13. Post #693
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    January 2007
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    Very interesting article, read it if you haven't: FPS Guru- Planetside 2 at SyndCon
    Plans for space gameplay in the future. PLANS FOR SPACE GAMEPLAY IN THE FUTURE.
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  14. Post #694
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    April 2005
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    Very interesting article, read it if you haven't: FPS Guru- Planetside 2 at SyndCon
    Day/Night cycles?
    Dynamic weather?
    Destructible environments?

    Fuck yeah Planetside 2.

  15. Post #695
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    June 2009
    220 Posts
    Game will kick ass, can't wait for it.

  16. Post #696
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    August 2010
    2,208 Posts
    i hope this game will get lots of people so we can have for example entire armies jumping into the enemy base from dropships
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  17. Post #697
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    August 2011
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    Plans for space gameplay in the future. PLANS FOR SPACE GAMEPLAY IN THE FUTURE.
    I just hope space doesn't become PlanetSide 2's version of the underground areas in the first game.
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  18. Post #698
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    December 2005
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    Am I the only one who liked the caverns? It focused way more on infantry combat rather than vehicles, and I liked that.

  19. Post #699
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    March 2005
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    Am I the only one who liked the caverns? It focused way more on infantry combat rather than vehicles, and I liked that.
    I'm with you on that, definitely but a good twist on the combat. Any vehicles in the caverns were easy pickings.

  20. Post #700
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    April 2011
    1,050 Posts
    hmm PS2 sounds great ...

  21. Post #701
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    June 2011
    588 Posts
    hmm PS2 sounds great ...
    I SEE NEW POST.
    I EXPECT NEW INFO.
    SEE THIS!
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  22. Post #702
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  23. Post #703
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    Grasp's Avatar
    January 2010
    3,039 Posts
    Cosmetic only.
    FUCK
    YES
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  24. Post #704
    SoE....doing something right? What the..

  25. Post #705
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    sam.clarke's Avatar
    March 2005
    2,593 Posts
    Don't panic, they'll add a 1-shot-kill super accurate rifle that can shoot through walls which you can purchase when you reach BR20.
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  26. Post #706
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    March 2010
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  27. Post #707
    Dennab
    May 2010
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    Read it this morning, about time they started doing developer commentary.

    I still don't like the outfits, I would like the factions to have bright blue, red and purple colors.
    Trying to modernise it with by making everything gray and brown is going to be a generic kick in the balls.

  28. Post #708
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    February 2008
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    I'm not sure if these streams are going to be daily or what.

    Not really informative, but it's their first one and I think I saw somewhere their focus of late is "meet the team."
    I'm the one that told them that they were actually online. Lots of people didn't refresh the steam page as it started (not that you should need to).

  29. Post #709
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    February 2005
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    Read it this morning, about time they started doing developer commentary.

    I still don't like the outfits, I would like the factions to have bright blue, red and purple colors.
    Trying to modernise it with by making everything gray and brown is going to be a generic kick in the balls.
    Well in the previous Planetside there wasn't really any visual concealment; you had giant neon yellow/red/purple armor that you could see from a mile away. Going for the more muted colors allows for players to be a bit more sneaky when moving around. If there's customization, you'll probably be able to tweak how bright and colorful your armor and vehicles are, using your empire's color palette. So you could have a mostly gray and dark blue NC trooper fighting a neon pink and black TR grunt

  30. Post #710
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    April 2011
    1,050 Posts
    OMG THERE IS NO BLOOM ! looks great :)

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  32. Post #712
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    February 2008
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    Click for full size.


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  33. Post #713
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    April 2011
    1,050 Posts
    looks good , reminds me on Unreal Engine 3 tho

  34. Post #714
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    February 2008
    2,117 Posts
    TR get Mossie, NC get Reaver, VS get "Dyson".

    Not common-pool.

  35. Post #715
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    Dennab
    March 2005
    7,463 Posts
    they somehow captured the old planetside look a little bit. most of the look is new though, which is refreshing cause it reminds me how hit boxes won't be clientside like the first game.
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  36. Post #716
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    February 2007
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    TR get Mossie, NC get Reaver, VS get "Dyson".

    Not common-pool.
    Source?

  37. Post #717
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    February 2008
    2,117 Posts
    Source?

    Here

    Also in September News Roundup.

    Edited:

    Higby also said it on twitter before all this:

    Matthew Higby
    @mhigby Twitter posted:
    each empire has their own fighter that can be config'd in a variety of ways(a2a, a2g, etc), TR = Mosquito, NC = Reaver, VS = Dyson
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  38. Post #718
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    February 2007
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    Thanks, wonder what the Dyson is going to look like.

  39. Post #719
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    February 2008
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    Thanks, wonder what the Dyson is going to look like.
    Fancy.

    (repost)

  40. Post #720
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    February 2007
    23,760 Posts
    Lower right or lower left plz.
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