"What is Planetside 2?"25 posts and 14 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
Planetside 2 is the long-awaited sequel to/remake of the original PlanetSide, published in [FIND DATE] by Sony Online Entertainment.
"That didn't answer my question!"
Okay, okay. Planetside 2 is a massively-multiplayer online first-person shooter. There are only three maps, but don't fret! Each map is multiple square kilometers in size, and instead of the 64-player cap on most shooters? Up to six thousand players can be on the same map, at the same time, potentially even in the same general area.
"Holy shit! How does it work?"
The basic game is "Point bangstick at other players, pull trigger", with what I've been told are heavy shades of Battlefield 2/3. The bigger picture, though, is territory control and resource management. Each continent has several bases of varying degrees of importance - from clusters of prefab buildings with a name attached to them, to full-fledged bases that are roughly the size of your average Battlefield 2/3 map - that can be captured by each faction. Capturing a facility, be it a trailer park or a tech plant, gives that faction an increase in the amount of resources it gains.
"Wait, resources? This sounds like a trap."
I was hesitant about them too, but it's okay, they got this bit right. See, each faction has the ability to spawn vehicles. There is no limit, aside from raw player count, on how many of a vehicle a particular faction can have in play at any given time. Vehicles are therefore limited by two things: resource cost and a re-purchase timer. If you want to drive a tank, you spend ~200 Mechanized resources to spawn a tank and a countdown is started. If you try to buy another tank before the countdown ends, or you don't have the resources to buy another tank, you simply can't buy another. Don't worry, resources regenerate fast enough to keep competent drivers and pilots in their vehicle of choice. Infantry resources, on the other hand, are spent on things like grenades, C4, mines, and MAX armor. I'll get to that.
GU13 trip report: New Esamir owns bones.
NS-7 PDW trip report: http://youtu.be/P3ALwKeSEYs
Game has been updated so it doesn't run like fucking shit all of the time, and ZOE glowcrabs are getting nerfed, so I've come back to the game.
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