To be fair, an introduction plays while the game is loading and the "angry drill sargeant" explains you are going in to a hostile drop zone. I was a fan of Planetside, and this seems to be more of the same, only improved. It's just no smooth for me at the moment. I will see an enemy, then they are two feet over, then I am dead. I am on a cable modem, and don't have framerate issues with other games, so perhaps some optimazations will come along and help resolve this.