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PlanetSide 2 Beta Nears

PlanetSide Command Center -- Episode 1 is a new video offering a look at PlanetSide 2, SOE's upcoming MMOFPS sequel through the words of its developers, saying: "Check out the first episode of PlanetSide Command Center to get intel on all things PlanetSide straight from the Development Team" (thanks Cutter and Matthew). This includes word on when beta testing will begin, saying they will be opening it up within the next month to some of their "hardcore" players and that the "technical test" they are planning should get underway soon as well.

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25. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Nears Jul 11, 2012, 20:58 Veterator
 
PS1 has the infiltrator armor...which the class is based on. Although with the suit you couldn't handle sniper rifles, just pistols, grenades, etc.

And your cloak was infinite.

PS2 one of the videos said the cloak is "for a short while", so apparently it may be limited in PS2.

Stealthing in PS1 was pretty ho hum IMO. You died very easy, knife took a number of hits to kill anyone, pistol is only deadly if you use the specialized ones with unload abilities. Hacking went pretty well with it, but overall you needed a lot of other unlocks to make infiltration even remotely fun in comparison to other options. And then you were easily killed since all your weapons were in your face type weapons.


Without skiing and jetpack like in TA, you'd still be pretty screwed up close as an infiltrator if they are as weak as they were in PS1...no armor and weak weapons.


PS1 fights are fun sometimes, but it was designed on an older premise that MMOs went by back then...where everything should take a long time. You have to wait to switch factions (12 hours), you had to wait 6 hours to drop certs if you didn't like something, the whole idea of ANTs...going back for the free weekend I was like shocked at how f-in annoying needing ANTs was....and how making sure you weren't the tenth guy to go get one was extremely difficult with how they butchered communication access.

Plus, people still friggin cheat in PS1...things to reduce cone of fire (really makes a difference for TR chaingun), invisible vehicles when they shouldn't be invisible, invincible vehicles...tanks that you can't kill period.

And lag, PS1 has tons of lag. Partly due to server being unable to handle the influx, partly because the game was designed to be over dialup so it doesn't update the client often enough to make people not warp all over the place or vanish completely at times.



If they keep the combat similar and re-work some of those issues this game could look like PS1 visually and I really wouldn't care. After awhile graphics don't matter so much. People start turning things down or off to get the "edge".
 
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