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PlanetSide 2 Beta Details

PlanetSide Universe has a post summarizing plans for beta testing of PlanetSide 2, bringing together details about the MMOFPS sequel from various posts and tweets (thanks Matthew). They say external testing is kicking off this week, and outline who is being granted access to the beta, noting that PlanetSide veterans are already in line for keys. They also explain that unlike many "betas," they are actually using this testing session to improve the game, not just promote it:

Beta testing is a critically important part of our development cycle on this project, we may be asking you to only play on tanks for a play session, or only play aircraft. We are doing true beta testing, not just a game demo and we implore those of you who are invited to understand and respect that. Things will break, the server will be unavailable sometimes, we will cancel scheduled tests when we find something that breaks before the test starts. All of this will help us make a better final game.

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27. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 14, 2012, 18:50 space captain
 
word em up  
Go forth, and kill!
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26. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 14, 2012, 15:21 Sepharo
 
nice grill yo  
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25. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 14, 2012, 15:11 space captain
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 23:36:
I think I'm done trying to get a key... At least through Twitter.
I feel dumb using Twitter and pathetic for begging to a faceless responseless @.

yeh i couldnt do it except via live action role-playing, as "chrono wigger" @DEF_CRACKALACKA

i dont think they appreciate my psuedo urban enthusiasm
 
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24. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 14, 2012, 10:39 [VG]Reagle
 
eunichron wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 23:58:
Sepharo wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 23:36:
I think I'm done trying to get a key... At least through Twitter.
I feel dumb using Twitter and pathetic for begging to a faceless responseless @.

Especially since half the time they'd just send keys publicly and they would be in use within seconds. These social media promotions need to die.

I picked up 5 keys off twitter. I was entering them within 2 seconds.

I have 10 accounts ready including 2 activated PS1 accounts with Vet status, 3 with PC gamer codes and now 5 twitter activated accounts.

You guys cant even get 1. Actually I hope you guys get in because i need some easy kills to pad my K/D

 
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23. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 23:58 eunichron
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 23:36:
I think I'm done trying to get a key... At least through Twitter.
I feel dumb using Twitter and pathetic for begging to a faceless responseless @.

Especially since half the time they'd just send keys publicly and they would be in use within seconds. These social media promotions need to die.
 
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22. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 23:36 Sepharo
 
I think I'm done trying to get a key... At least through Twitter.
I feel dumb using Twitter and pathetic for begging to a faceless responseless @.
 
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21. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 22:42 RollinThundr
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:45:
Welp, Reagle had it right. However seeing as the invites are going to be spaced out it still may be some weeks before most of us get in. Gadzooks I hope not.

And yes, come join Catch 22 and we'll steamroll over all the NC and VS chode munching scum! Just look at my tagline. TB said it best about the NC!


Just tossed in a request. Would be pretty awesome to roll with you guys, seeing as though PS is the type of game that is more fun when you have some teamwork goin.
 
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20. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 20:31 Rea1One
 
This is my most anticipated game of the year, soo much potential to finally be that battlefield killer.
Really enjoyed the first PlanetSide game until BF2 came out then BF2142.
 
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19. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 19:42 [VG]Reagle
 
I want to have sex with this article  
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18. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 16:07 Trevellian
 
Veterator wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 15:52:
Gotta say on this free play in PS1, the battles don't feel epic anymore.

Not so many vehicles, and all the inside combat is shooting people in the back as they strafe in front of you in the lag.

It's kind of like watching cats being wrangled in most places. People all over the place and everyone sucking because any vehicles you do have are undermanned or people are going different directions.

I really hope PS2 makes the whole interface a little better...the chat system is grossly inadequate in PS1 for what needs to be done in any given fight.

PS1 is running poorly right now because all 5 servers are condensed into 1 server and the pop caps are raised to higher than they were meant to be on the continents. You can still find some epic battles if you're doing it right. Don't follow the zerg, thats not epic. Unless you're dropping bombs on their heads.
 
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17. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 15:52 Veterator
 
Gotta say on this free play in PS1, the battles don't feel epic anymore.

Not so many vehicles, and all the inside combat is shooting people in the back as they strafe in front of you in the lag.

It's kind of like watching cats being wrangled in most places. People all over the place and everyone sucking because any vehicles you do have are undermanned or people are going different directions.

I really hope PS2 makes the whole interface a little better...the chat system is grossly inadequate in PS1 for what needs to be done in any given fight.
 
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16. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 15:45 Steele Johnson
 
I really think these devs and designers know what they're doing. I also know that they seriously looked at PS fan feedback early on and made a lot of design decisions based on that. Props to the devs!  
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15. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 14:46 Trevellian
 
MadBoris wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:37:
" They also explain that unlike many "betas," they are actually using this testing session to improve the game, not just promote it:"

Love that, especially if true.

Imagine the game actually being good enough one day to promote itself. You don't have to try and hook a bunch of suckers or early adopters up front, well unless you actually really do 'have to'.

But can't I pay a $150 pre-order for beta access cause I want to play the game with my friends??? /not

This is specifically why most of the first beta testers will be original Planetside veterans. So we can gauge the battles and decide what is good and bad. They want to keep that epic fight feel. They need the opinions of the only people who have experienced that kind of massive scale gameplay.
Fairly sure some of the top end FPS clans/players have been invited as well and have already been testing in Alpha.
 
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14. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 14:45 Cutter
 
Welp, Reagle had it right. However seeing as the invites are going to be spaced out it still may be some weeks before most of us get in. Gadzooks I hope not.

And yes, come join Catch 22 and we'll steamroll over all the NC and VS chode munching scum! Just look at my tagline. TB said it best about the NC!

 
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"Lights going out and a kick in the balls. That's entertainment, that's entertainment"
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13. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 14:37 MadBoris
 
" They also explain that unlike many "betas," they are actually using this testing session to improve the game, not just promote it:"

Love that, especially if true.

Imagine the game actually being good enough one day to promote itself. You don't have to try and hook a bunch of suckers or early adopters up front, well unless you actually really do 'have to'.

But can't I pay a $150 pre-order for beta access cause I want to play the game with my friends??? /not
 
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12. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 14:29 Trevellian
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:18:
Trevellian wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:11:
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:10:
Trevellian wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:09:
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:00:
Just got a key, I'd join you guys but Vanu is the enemy. Rifle

People who play Vanu are the worst. I only associate with one such person, and only because she has tits. Otherwise I would not talk to said Vanu.

What faction do you folks plan on playing Trev? Could have sworn you guys were Vanu, must have been reading wrong.

My tag on here should say it all. For the Republic my friend. Tyranny, Opression and Domination. This is the Terran Motto.

or for those of you who pick shit based on how cool stuff looks. The Black and Red guys.

hehe makes sense, I played NC during my brief time in PS1, though I did always like the TR med assault chainguns, those things were boss.

I just hope the new MCG is equally as dominant. They haven't shown any of the heavy assault weapons in game yet (during the alphas it was because they hadn't finished the underslung animations for them) I'm curious to see if they've finished them for Beta.
 
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11. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 14:18 RollinThundr
 
Trevellian wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:11:
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:10:
Trevellian wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:09:
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:00:
Just got a key, I'd join you guys but Vanu is the enemy. Rifle

People who play Vanu are the worst. I only associate with one such person, and only because she has tits. Otherwise I would not talk to said Vanu.

What faction do you folks plan on playing Trev? Could have sworn you guys were Vanu, must have been reading wrong.

My tag on here should say it all. For the Republic my friend. Tyranny, Opression and Domination. This is the Terran Motto.

or for those of you who pick shit based on how cool stuff looks. The Black and Red guys.

hehe makes sense, I played NC during my brief time in PS1, though I did always like the TR med assault chainguns, those things were boss.
 
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10. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 14:11 Trevellian
 
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:10:
Trevellian wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:09:
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:00:
Just got a key, I'd join you guys but Vanu is the enemy. Rifle

People who play Vanu are the worst. I only associate with one such person, and only because she has tits. Otherwise I would not talk to said Vanu.

What faction do you folks plan on playing Trev? Could have sworn you guys were Vanu, must have been reading wrong.

My tag on here should say it all. For the Republic my friend. Tyranny, Opression and Domination. This is the Terran Motto.

or for those of you who pick shit based on how cool stuff looks. The Black and Red guys.
 
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-C22
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9. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 14:10 RollinThundr
 
Trevellian wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:09:
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:00:
Just got a key, I'd join you guys but Vanu is the enemy. Rifle

People who play Vanu are the worst. I only associate with one such person, and only because she has tits. Otherwise I would not talk to said Vanu.

What faction do you folks plan on playing Trev? Could have sworn you guys were Vanu, must have been reading wrong.
 
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8. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Details Jul 13, 2012, 14:09 RollinThundr
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 14:02:
As soon as I got my beta key, I ordered a Gigabyte GTX 680 OC X3. Now I'm sitting here waiting for UPS to deliver it.

When they say "kicking off this week", do they mean this week or this coming week?

I believe I read it starts in the next few days, within a month at the latest. Funny I just slapped a new GTX 670 in this rig.
 
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