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Posted: Feb 4th 2011 2:13PM Blothgar said

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Guys I have to commend you posting all the recent news about Planetside Next.

Please though, get your facts straight:

The pic of the tank in the last article is clearly the NC Vanguard tank. It looks just the same as the original from PS and it's got the NC logo on the side.

*The Plane/hovercraft from todays article is not the reaver, it looks just like the Mosquito from the original title. If Smed told you that's the reaver it is time to start worrying what they are doing to PlanetSide.

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Posted: Feb 4th 2011 2:35PM Kamokazi said

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This. Definitely the Mosquito.

Reaver had much longer wings with rocket pods, the rockets being the key thing, as they kill tanks. Mosquitos were primarily air superiority, or mowing down the occasional trooper or even light vehicle.

Also the engines raised behind the cockpit are a Mosquito trait, Reaver's were more inline with the body.

Sadly, Rock, Paper, Shotgun also claims this is the Reaver, so it looks like Smed/Sony PR screwed up. Which is a little troubling. Either that, or they are drastically reworking the aircraft, much more so than the Galaxy and Vanguard we have seen so far.

In any case, NEW PLANETSIDE, HELL YES! Bring back the 200v200 battles plz thx la~

Posted: Feb 4th 2011 4:09PM Robert 089 said

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@Kamokazi It is the Reaver buddy, just without the guns.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2011 2:59PM clik said

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That looks like a Mosquito to me...

Posted: Feb 4th 2011 3:47PM Taawa said

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Do the quarters refer to calendar or EA's fiscal year? A good sequel to Planetside will give many RvR players another, welcome option for factional PvP.

Posted: Feb 4th 2011 9:56PM Interitus said

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@Taawa

What in the world does EA have to do with Planeside? For the record all companies use the fiscal quarter system. When they break the year up depends on the company.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2011 4:08PM Robert 089 said

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To all those above, this is confirmed to be the Reaver, straight from the horses mouth. The reason you think it looks like the mossie is because the gun mounting hasn't been done yet.

Please don't rush in to say it is something else without facts, will lead to confusion.

http://www.planetside-universe.com/forums/showpost.php?p=558401&postcount=30

Posted: Feb 4th 2011 4:17PM Robert 089 said

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Posted: Feb 5th 2011 5:56PM Kamokazi said

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@Robert 089

Well, when it looks almost exactly like the old Mosquito, and very little like the old Reaver, so we kind of assume the horses' mouth is misspoke. It is Smed, after all, and has been known to be wrong. So based on the appearance of the aircraft, it would only be logical to assume he was wrong again.

His follow-up quote makes him look like far less of an idiot than we are accustomed to, and reaffirms that it is actually the Reaver, so thanks for pointing that out.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2011 4:55PM DevilSei said

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"massive battles on a scale no other FPS will touch."

Really? Well, considering MAG is the only FPS game that has gotten 256 people fighting all in one map, that means you're going to have to break that number, and I severely doubt it.

I'd like to see some actual proof it'll work before a claim like that is thrown about and believed.

Posted: Feb 4th 2011 5:29PM Bags said

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@DevilSei

Well considering the current planetside could support 500 people per continent in its hayday, and now can have fights of 133 vs 133 vs 133 I don't see the need for any more proof.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2011 5:58PM SKYeXile said

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@DevilSei

considering MAG is Sony product too...
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Posted: Feb 4th 2011 6:42PM Keen and Graev said

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@DevilSei Planetside trumped MAG 8 years ago.
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Posted: Feb 4th 2011 7:53PM Effective said

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@DevilSei

I have some unfortunate news for you. MAG supports about half of planetside's current limit.
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Posted: Feb 5th 2011 9:17AM Robert 089 said

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@DevilSei Ohohohoho, I got quite a laugh from your post. As people have stated before me Planetside could support double what MAG does... 8 years ago.

Smedley is being very cryptic but has hinted that the servers may be able to support even larger numbers in next, nothing in concrete though.
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Posted: Feb 5th 2011 12:53PM DevilSei said

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@DevilSei

Alright people, I shouldn't have to say "use some common sense", but use some common sense.

Compare the size of MAGs maps to Planetside. Sure Planetside has more players overall, but I am talking about specific number of people in a specific area. Hell, you want to get technical, WoW has more players fighting in one area than MAG.

Other MMOs have had major issues in trying to break 100 vs 100, as in a specific area. So before you lot go and post "Lul mines bigger", how about you try using the space between your ears for a change.
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Posted: Feb 5th 2011 5:51PM Kamokazi said

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@DevilSei

Hi Devil, you apparently did not play PS in it's prime. I distinctly remember many multiple hour stalemates that poplocked a continent fighting over a single base. There were easily 200 players on each side, at the same base, for a nice total of 400 in a single fight. I can't verify exact numbers, but I can say without any doubt it exceeded 256 on several occasions.

Now please kindly go back under your bridge.
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Posted: Feb 5th 2011 10:36PM Effective said

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@DevilSei
Planetside support double MAGs limit, all in the same area.

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Posted: Feb 6th 2011 2:07AM SKYeXile said

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@Effective

I think he's gotta be trolling, nobody could be this stupid.
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Posted: Feb 6th 2011 1:57PM Effective said

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@SKYeXile

I think it's possible he is this stupid. This is the internet afterall. Stupid people flock here.
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