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As I understand this game has been out on the PC for quite some time, but even though I'll be talking about the console version here anyone who has played it on PC is welcome to chime in.

Played Planetside 2 for a solid 4 hour block on Friday night. Rare for me to know so little about a game before playing it so it was trial by fire.

I didn't realize just how large a scale this game operates on, once I discovered how far I could zoom out on the world map the sheer insanity of the game was revealed to me. As a n00b you are thrust into the shallow-end servers, in which tadpoles do battle for a continent with 9 capture tiles, each tile being about the side of a normal BF4 conquest map. I quickly got used to the rather robust vertical sensitivity and time to kill (much longer than Bf4). I greatly enjoyed the massive struggle of ousting and then capturing an enemy (Blue) stronghold, then I realized I was not in a "match" and I was going to be in this struggle for as long as I wanted to. As we fought off Blue's counter-attack in our tower I kept coming across Red guys sneaking into our base and murdering us, while trying to stave off the home-invasion Blue captured all the points on the ground, and began a timer to oust us from the base. Eventually the poor Purple warriors were fighting over their only remaining territory as I kept trying to push up and set up a mobile base vehicle for us to spawn at. Finally I grew tired of the continual grind at whatever area we were trying to take and logged out of the server once I hit lvl 10.

I then decided to give the other continents a look before bed. I didn't count the total tiles but christ, overwhelming doesn't begin to describe the scale of conquest being waged. I logged out soon after my 5th consecutive death.

More so than BF4 I feel the need for at least a small team of friendlies to accomplish anything. I'll probably play in the kiddie pool until I hit the lvl cap there (15) and see if I can hack it on the huge servers.
     
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Jul 6, 2015, 04:25 PM
 
I don't recall what level I hit during the beta, but I feel like it was over 10.
     
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Jul 7, 2015, 11:37 AM
 
Played a while last night, had a life where I stayed alive for ~40min, captured 4 bases, defended another 3 and racked up 9 kills. On the score/respawn screen it said my run was "impressive."

Found a continent with a good even population, over the course of a few hours Purple was firmly in control of the map.
     
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Jul 7, 2015, 11:41 AM
 
Oh yeah, need your server name and faction. Hope to god you're Vanu, because Vanu rocks.
     
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Jul 7, 2015, 11:46 AM
 
Vanu 4 lyfe

I'll look up the server name when I get home
     
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Jul 7, 2015, 12:32 PM
 
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Vanu 4 lyfe
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Server: Genudine

Character name: Babradook

Doesn't seem to be any easy way to get on the same squad from what I'm reading in the subreddit.
     
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Jul 7, 2015, 03:59 PM
 
I don't think it was that hard in the beta. I played with Mahonay and someone else at least once.
     
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Jul 9, 2015, 10:10 AM
 
Pretty damn good time last night. Wish I could customize my classes online, though.
     
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Jul 9, 2015, 11:15 AM
 
This might explain bullet-sponges - Nanoweave Armor - PlanetSide 2 Wiki
     
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Pretty damn good time last night. Wish I could customize my classes online, though.
Once we got rollin' it was crazy fun. Towards the end of the night we convoyed into an area with at least 14+ friendly vehicles and easily 64+ infantry. For a while there we were kind of taking capture tiles at will.

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This might explain bullet-sponges - Nanoweave Armor - PlanetSide 2 Wiki
I'm up to nano lvl 4, and I still die at the drop of a hat...
     
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I should have taken a picture of that vehicle orgy

Edit: Also, having Ross as an aerial troop transporter was clutch
     
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Got DDOS'd if you're wondering
     
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Jul 10, 2015, 12:03 PM
 
Next time we get a continent alert, we should probably go there:
Each Alert lasts for 2 hours except for facility capture alerts that take place on only one continent, which last one hour. All players within the specified area / facility gain the +20% XP participation bonus. When the Alert ends, players gain XP in proportion to their factions' progress in the Alert objective, from a pool of 10,000 XP (5,000 XP for one-continent facility alerts). The status of an ongoing alert can be seen by pressing TAB (by default).

If the Alert above finished as it currently is, all online TR players would receive 5,000 XP, all VS players would recieve 1,800 XP and all NC players would receive 3,000 XP. This amount will be increased by boosts, etc. The faction that controls the most territory is considered the victor. The victorious empire locks the continent and gain the continent specific reward ie. Amerish 50% reduction on consumables.
     
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Jul 10, 2015, 12:58 PM
 
Also, I looked it up and the creepy medic I was hearing is a voice pack you can buy.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Got DDOS'd if you're wondering
Guess I picked a good night to go to bed early then.

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Next time we get a continent alert, we should probably go there:
Good info, I had noticed previous sessions where I had a +30% XP boost, but I had zero idea where it came from.

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Also, I looked it up and the creepy medic I was hearing is a voice pack you can buy.
Who would purchase such a thing?
     
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Jul 10, 2015, 04:26 PM
 
Someone with a lot of credits to spare.
     
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https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4Planetsi..._vanugenudine/

https://www.reddit.com/r/PS4Planetsi...c_on_genudine/
Every night the past week around 12-3 AM EST the Vanu have just flipped tables on all the alerts. You can really tell when an outfit starts doing work on an alert, NC has the largest aimless war machine I've seen out of the three but that's just it, there's so many more people sitting uselessly in the 96+ player ghost capping team than others, and we only ever seem to fight 3-4 fronts at once, if that.
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So the amount of XP you get at the end of the alert is related to the amount of time you played in it. Meaning when you crash it resets.
     
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Character Statistics - Planetside 2 for the Playstation 4 Statistics - Brought to you by The Swarm - A New Conglomerate Outfit on the Genudine Server


I'm surprised Light Assault has that many points. Just shows how situational Medic, Engineer, and MAX are.
     
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Does this mean you ended up winning that alert last night? The one VS was well outnumbered in yet again?


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So the amount of XP you get at the end of the alert is related to the amount of time you played in it. Meaning when you crash it resets.
Well that's the worst.
     
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Jul 13, 2015, 04:42 PM
 
We blew it in the final minutes. I tried to spawn where I had been fighting but instead it took me to where my Squad Leader was, in a pointless defense of a BioLab. While we were occupied for the next 20 minutes the NC lost traction and the TR ended up edging us out. Got like 2100 XP.
     
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Jul 14, 2015, 10:42 AM
 
Using the MAX: Quasar VM1 64 K - 19 D 3.37

Edit: Fatty, post your dumb name so I can look it up
     
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Babradook
     
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Babradook
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Also, your XP on Light Assault is ridic
     
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Jul 15, 2015, 12:57 PM
 
Alright, you ****ers now have me interested in this game. I will download tonight.

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Jul 15, 2015, 04:12 PM
 
We will purposely train you wrong... as a joke.

Now we need Jawbone to join us.
     
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( Last edited by The Final Dakar; Jul 16, 2015 at 11:12 AM. )
     
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Jul 16, 2015, 11:10 AM
 
We had such a long run, and got so much XP that I almost made Light Assault my class with second most XP.

Anyway, great times in the defense and push forward from the tech facility. Got some good minutes running as Engineer.
     
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Jul 19, 2015, 02:39 PM
 
I played for the first time on PS4 the other night. Yep...this game is so close to MAG it's not even funny.

Definitely not fun running solo.
     
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Update went out this morning. Probably after my PS4 checked for updates...
     
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Jul 20, 2015, 09:56 AM
 
Teleport to any continent/Koltyr instance that your friends are on.
To improve the ability for players to find their on-line friends in-game, there is now a “Warp to…” button in the Social>>Friends menu. You just need to select a player from your friends list and click “Warp to <continent>”, and you will be teleported to the continent, or Koltyr instance they are located on.

Map Optimizations
The delay in loading the map should be greatly reduced in most cases.

Vehicle Controls Improvements
Fixed an issue with slow vehicle acceleration and top speed.
Changed the sensitivity settings to have more granularity.

Fixed an issue where overloading/saving generators did not work for all players.
Misc client crash fixes.
Rendering improvements to reduce character/vehicle popping during heavy battles.
     
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Leaving this link for later because I could swear these optics weren't available.
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Jul 29, 2015, 11:09 AM
 
Did not know most of this:
Tech plant
Allow you to spawn MBTs (Main Battle Tanks) from points that are continuously connected from your Warpgate, via the Tech Plant.
if you want good AV, (anti-vehicle) you want Tech Plants

Bio Lab
Increase passive HP regen when held. On a side note, they are very defensible.
I have seen two squads of 12 hold of at bio labs against 50+ players.
if you want to farm certs, you want to defend Bio Labs

Amp Station
Reduces the turret heats buildup while captured.
This is the most lackluster of the 3 types of bases.
if you ever use turrets... Seriously just spawn a vehicle
     
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PS2 tonight? You missed an amazing skirmish last night between Red and Void factions. I saved some it and will upload later.
     
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Jul 31, 2015, 03:46 PM
 
Maybe. You guys are already in bed by the time I log on.

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I'm game, probably be on around 10-ish, and I'll stay up late for poor old crosbie.
     
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Crusty Crosbie

That should've been his name
     
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What I unlocked last night after we logged.


I have no idea why I upgraded jump jets when I despise the class, but I was on a run. Both applicators are now next to max level. Spent ~600 certs.

My next priorities are a AA Launcher (with dumbfire option, 650 cr), the Sirius SMG (1000 cr plus attachments), and extended mags for the MAX AI gun (500 cr). Sitting on roughly 750 right now.
     
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Aug 4, 2015, 10:26 AM
 
I played some more engineer last night. It feels like I keep getting comfortable with one class then trying a new one (Last weekend was Infiltrator. This week, engineer). The MANA Turret can be pretty useful if your team is suppressing snipers. Lit up some serious people in a territory invasion last night. All you need worry about is rockets, snipers, and vehicles. I also had a monster run on a ground turret in a defense.
     
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Aug 4, 2015, 11:55 AM
 
The one site is amazing. I can actually post the kill log:

Turret run (23-4 in 15 min)


MANA run (10 kills in 3 min)
     
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Aug 10, 2015, 03:29 PM
 
FYI fatty, I'm planning on marathoning this tonight when I get home, if you're in for some extra time.

Also, got to use the SMG for an extended period for the first time last night. Make for one bad-ass infiltrator.
     
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OK, so I've been grinding like crazy the past week. Picked up the Commissioner and an anti-air rocket laucher. I also spent the like 25 certs you need to kit out the sunderer with the first level of extra ammo and 1.25x zoom, and added the more expensive ammo dispenser. My next big goal is the MAX AI gun for the right arm, and then extended mags for both (I may buy extended mags for the left arm first). I'll probably burn some certs here and there on suit upgrades.

Also, during the last alert last night Vanu had Hossin locked down, which meant 50% off MAX nanite costs. I ****ing spammed that shit like a maniac, resulting in all hell breaking loose at one point, which I saved and will try to upload tonight.
     
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Unstoppable MAX


Worst. Grenade.
     
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Unstoppable MAX


Worst. Grenade.
First image, holy shit. Second image, GRIEF POINTS
     
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First image, holy shit.
You'd be surprised how much of that was roaming around in the open, then underneath a base we were attacking and taking.

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Second image, GRIEF POINTS
It was a horserace between which would end first: The lecture or purple names popping up on my screen.


I've been playing so much of this lately I'm thinking of taking a flyer on 1 month of membership ($15). Just to offset the grinding.
     
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Any chance you're game this weekend? Could use a gunner on my Magrider and perhaps Harasser.
     
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DoubleXP weekend for everyone! Oh god I need the certs so bad. I almost sucked dick for certs!
     
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Almost?

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