Ships Ahoy IV - PlanetSide: Core Combat

The deluge of shipping announcements continues, as Sony Online Entertainment Ships PlanetSide Core Combat is the press release with word that the MMOFPS expansion is now available in North America as well as via digital download. Here's an excerpt:
PlanetSide: Core Combat brings the action of PlanetSide, the world's first massively multiplayer online first-person action game, underground. With more gameplay options for players in PlanetSide's vast game world where thousands of players can battle all hours of the day, PlanetSide: Core Combat takes squad-based combat to the next level. Players choose their allegiance and enlist with one of three unique Empires in the fight for total domination on a global scale. Characters gain experience with every conflict, and can become one of the best in more than 30 combat specialties, including infantry, sniper, stealth commando, engineer, hacker, medic, pilot, driver and more.
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Oct 30, 2003, 20:43
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Re: No subject Oct 30, 2003, 20:43
Oct 30, 2003, 20:43
 
I just liked the stealth action going in Planetside, cause the worlds were so huge they gave a sneaker plently of space to sneak around bases ( I was doing this with out a stealth suit ). Drop in deep behind enemy lines and start shaking things up a bit, or reporting troop movements back to your outfit commander.

Thats what I miss and there isn't a single FPS ( well OFP might be the closes ) that gives you such scale but still action packed.

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Re: No subject
Oct 30, 2003, 12:36
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Re: No subject Oct 30, 2003, 12:36
Oct 30, 2003, 12:36
 
>Its a decent game, just not worth paying a monthly fee
>for the priveledge of doing the same pointless thing over
>and over again.

Ok, been playing it for over a two months now I guess.
It is not the same thing over and over again. Yes u can do grunt work and rush forward at the front to capture bases and towers. And pretty soon you *would* be bored. But you got Tank platoons, you got scouting vehicles. You got Medics, transporters, combat engineering duties, repair duties, supply lines to take care of or even commando raids behind enemy lines to deny them various base benefits. Let alone Sniping and infiltration and Airborne vehicles too...


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Re: T2
Oct 30, 2003, 10:30
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Re: T2 Oct 30, 2003, 10:30
Oct 30, 2003, 10:30
 
I usually have 59 players on my screen when I play Tribes 2.

Tribes 2 is a great game. I just wish it didn't hate my radeon.

If you like the huge battles in tribes. You should definitly try the PS trial. When I mentioned 50+ players on screen at once... I was just refering to friendlies.
You've got nothing to loose but the download, heck... If any of the Jaded BN Board regulars want to squad with me... I play as a Vanu on Emerald. "VTewL"

On an unrelated note, I have a skeptical eye on TV at this point for two reasons.
1. the singlelpayer centric approach the devs seem to be taking
2. the 32 player limit.

The only thing that keeps me interested are my fond memories of system shock2. ...I'm sure the single player game will be fun, but that's not why I play tribes.

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No subject
Oct 30, 2003, 09:55
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No subject Oct 30, 2003, 09:55
Oct 30, 2003, 09:55
 
Its a decent game, just not worth paying a monthly fee for the priveledge of doing the same pointless thing over and over again.

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Re: T2
Oct 30, 2003, 06:37
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Re: T2 Oct 30, 2003, 06:37
Oct 30, 2003, 06:37
 
TV has a 32 player limit according to this link. Unreal tech must have wank netcode:( I'm just waiting for the Gearbox style interview where they claim it was a design decision made to enhance gameplay.

http://sierra.com/product.do?gamePlatformId=412
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T2
Oct 30, 2003, 06:21
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T2 Oct 30, 2003, 06:21
Oct 30, 2003, 06:21
 
"Some nights I'm in the mood for some Rocket Arena, Some nights Its just incredibly fun to be part of a 100-man assault. Bash planetside all you want, until I can find another shooter that can give me 50+ players on my screen at once... I'll keep my subscription."

I usually have 59 players on my screen when I play Tribes 2.
(that game will never get old....until TV I hope)

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Re: If only
Oct 30, 2003, 05:16
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Re: If only Oct 30, 2003, 05:16
Oct 30, 2003, 05:16
 
I did the 7 day trial and loved it and I was about to get it until I found Savage ( ok I know thats another target around here ). Now I am hooked on Savage and can't be bothered with Planetside, its joining fee then monthly fee.

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If only
Oct 30, 2003, 04:39
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If only Oct 30, 2003, 04:39
Oct 30, 2003, 04:39
 
“It really is a shame about this game though. I wish it would have been better. I just hope it doesn't discourage other devs from trying something similar.”

I agree completely. MMO shooters done properly could be amazing. Unfortunately the only difference between Planetside and non MMO shooters is the potential for huge battles.

They completely ignored any strategic element, such as resources to fight over or a proper command structure to give the whole thing purpose. At the moment it just feels like a sport. You log on to your crappy empty sanctuary and then proceed to fight over identical looking bases for no good reason then log off. When you log back on nothing you’ve done has made any difference.

You should be able to build outposts research new technology etc. A round based game such as Natural Selection has more depth then this crap Sony has produced. Maybe current technology just isn’t up to creative an exciting enough MMO shooter world yet.


MMO NS Imagine!:)
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Well thank God...
Oct 30, 2003, 03:36
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Well thank God... Oct 30, 2003, 03:36
Oct 30, 2003, 03:36
 
At least some people like this game, so it wasn't a complete waste

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no <3
Oct 30, 2003, 03:14
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no <3 Oct 30, 2003, 03:14
Oct 30, 2003, 03:14
 
"BNs's boards are the most jaded around."

hah, even been to /. ?

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Re: Hrm...
Oct 30, 2003, 02:23
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Re: Hrm... Oct 30, 2003, 02:23
Oct 30, 2003, 02:23
 
NOTHING gets love on these boards.

How DARE You like something! You must be a newb! Go play your newb video games, you.....newb!

PWNED!

BNs's boards are the most jaded around.

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Re: Hrm...
Oct 30, 2003, 00:50
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Re: Hrm... Oct 30, 2003, 00:50
Oct 30, 2003, 00:50
 
PS never gets any love on this board, I must be nuts to like it.

I really like this game too, Granted its got some issues...But I still love it.

Some nights I'm in the mood for some Rocket Arena, Some nights Its just incredibly fun to be part of a 100-man assault. Bash planetside all you want, until I can find another shooter that can give me 50+ players on my screen at once... I'll keep my subscription.

It is the only MMO I have a subscription to, I tuly feel as If I get my money's worth. I couldn't care less about my Battle Rank. I pay for really intense large scale tactical battles....and I have no problems finding just that everytime I log on.

I do agree that CC could have been a free download...But I also see the logic in getting planetside back on the store shelves, even if the price is a bit steep.

Maybe its just me... or... perhaps the re-instatement of the 7 day trial. But Since the implementation of the new base benefits and platoons...I've seen alot more players. I hope core combat manages to bring in some more.

mmoRPG's bore the snot out of me. If you play planetside as I do, for action, not character development... You may find an enjoyable game.

...But then again, I'm one of the guys who likes tribes2 and Freelancer. So my opinion isn't always popular here.

That's enough rambling for one night I think.
TewL

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Re: Hrm...
Oct 29, 2003, 22:59
Brym
 
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Re: Hrm... Oct 29, 2003, 22:59
Oct 29, 2003, 22:59
 Brym
 
I thought Asheron's Call on Darktide (The PvP server) stayed exciting for longer than any other MMOG I've played, including Planetside. I think that if SOE followed Microsoft/Turbine's model and released free monthly updates instead of forcing everyone to pay for an expansion after 5 months Planetside would have been a lot better. The best part about AC is that even after I got bored, I could come back 5 months later and there was enough new content that it was like getting an expansion pack for free.

Not that Asheron's Call was perfect, but substantial free monthly updates make up for a lot.

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Re: Hrm...
Oct 29, 2003, 21:29
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Re: Hrm... Oct 29, 2003, 21:29
Oct 29, 2003, 21:29
 
yeah, killing bunnies is way more fun. lol

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Re: Hrm...
Oct 29, 2003, 21:20
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Re: Hrm... Oct 29, 2003, 21:20
Oct 29, 2003, 21:20
 
LOL

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Re: Hrm...
Oct 29, 2003, 21:19
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Re: Hrm... Oct 29, 2003, 21:19
Oct 29, 2003, 21:19
 
LOL

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Re: Hrm...
Oct 29, 2003, 21:10
Nyl
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Re: Hrm... Oct 29, 2003, 21:10
Oct 29, 2003, 21:10
Nyl
 
Name 1 mmog that ISN'T boring and doesn't get old fast. Go ahead, I dare ya.

Toontown!

-Nyl

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Re: Hrm...
Oct 29, 2003, 20:58
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Re: Hrm... Oct 29, 2003, 20:58
Oct 29, 2003, 20:58
 
The game is fun. It's just pointless.
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Re: Hrm...
Oct 29, 2003, 20:27
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Re: Hrm... Oct 29, 2003, 20:27
Oct 29, 2003, 20:27
 
I haven't played EQ in years, but since you mention it, yea it lasted longer than the pile of shit planetside ever did.

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Re: Hrm...
Oct 29, 2003, 20:12
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Re: Hrm... Oct 29, 2003, 20:12
Oct 29, 2003, 20:12
 
Name 1 mmog that ISN'T boring and doesn't get old fast. Go ahead, I dare ya. And if anyone says Everquest, then I'll really know if you've played Planetside or not. ;-)

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