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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 2:20PM Zeig said

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Loved the article, but uhm... your vote... I dont think The Matrix Online is even still up anymore.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 2:29PM centrik said

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@Zeig None of those games are still up, actually. I voted for MxO. It is a highly underrated MMO that had a really cool combat system and an even cooler talent tree based progression system.

The community was pretty cool (especially on Recursion!) as everyone knew everyone else.

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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 5:03PM HitmanZeus said

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I were a Galaxy Pilot in Planetside. Simply loved being part of an outfit in that game.

I remember that we were on our way to one of the entrances to one of the caverns in CoreCombat and I was piloting my Galaxy and squad, when we suddenly spotted a NS squad on its way into the entrance.

They got slaughtered, since all but one of my gunners jumped out and suddenly my Galaxy was a gunship XD

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 5:49PM (Unverified) said

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I played this game since beta. I LOVED this game more than most MMOs even now.

I played in some of the most prestigious outfits and in the day I was actually really good at this game. Most of the elite players stayed away from the large scale battles and would focus on tower battles and dog fighting in skeeters.

Knowing how to "powerslide" in a skeeter was something most of the great players would use in dog fights which would make you almost invincible in the air. But ejecting and landing on towers on a locked continent was a good way of gaining a nice little tower fight with some of the better players.

I will always remember how elite it felt to achieve cr 5 when most people didn't have it and talking on global wasn't spam. This game will always be one of the best games I have ever played. The amount of time spent playing this far surpasses any time I have spent in wow. I wish that stupid game would die.

Here's to hoping that Planetside Next will be a great game just like its predecessor.

Cheers.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 9:24PM Blindshot said

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This game is truly without a doubt the most satisfying game I have ever played. I was part of Raging Primates VS outfit, but I always rolled with a small group of ppl with a mission of our own... PWN. I started out as a sniper.. nothing like 2 shots on a moving target and a hate tell :) oh the hate tells... the ultimate flattery. I got many as a magrider rail-beam specialist, mostly from pilots whom I had gotten that 4th or 5th kill shot off on, via blind anticipation, based on speed and angle of descent as they hit their afterburners and ducked below the treeline out of sight... as if leaves were gonna stop my rail beam and rob me of my hard earned xp! "fitting name" is what I'd hear often... I would have to agree.

Blindshot would not spam the killboards so, without the professional driving lessons my magdriver Bulletproof gave opponents pro bono on the regular... Never did I see a driver utilize the terrain, anticipate the enemy's instincts and hands down humiliate pursuing tanks, aircraft or whoever was daring or stupid enough to engage this particular magrider. Weaving thru the trees dodging reaver rockets and tank rounds, always ensuring we had cover and I had an opportunity to hit. It was great, I felt invincible in my giant mobile hovering plasma sniper rifle of doom! .. aka the Magrider.

yep, I could go on and on and on... words, no matter how eloquent or how many in number, can ever convey the full depth and appreciation I have for that game above all others... My squadmates were like brothers, some of us still keep in touch.

Enter the BFR to screw it all up... lol..

One good thing about the bfr is it forced us as the once alpha predator to adapt as the underdog.

Enter web-of-destruction... How many of you chased a damaged magrider with a crappy gunner into the forest only to hit a complex web of mines and spits, as the mag once seeming to flee does a 180 and charges you, spamming ppa while the gunner all of a sudden locks on and doesnt miss a shot... omg esd it a trap!? hahahah screw ur bfr buddy u got pwnt!!! and then the smack talk came... "You gotta try harder than that!", "Not Likely", "Zero Chance Against Me..", "You call yourself a soldier!?" ... Blindshot + Bulletproof + Magrider = death to all who oppose...

Here's hoping that PS Next (or whatever you improve the name to for marketing purposes) lives up to the hopes and expectations that the first one brought us all...

And yes, you can bet on seeing me gunning my magrider with bullet at the helm as we roll over your corpse and "V.V.B"...

See you all real soon in my sights :D

-Blind

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 11:36PM pr0t said

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Great article Justin, awesome read.

And it is true what we all say. This [PlanetSide] really was; hell IS, the best community.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 8:06AM DiddyMao said

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Nothing can really replace the feeling of playing this game with a close knit group of friends, I remember starting this game back in 2003 after playing the beta. Long after getting tired of Game mechanics tired of silly patches and core combat. I played simply because my group of friends and the community were something I couldn't just shake or ignore. I'm still friends with lots of the people I met in that game. And would give anything to just have that feeling back of a 10 man squad setting up hacks and running around stopping zerg's or Tower battles.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 9:43AM GeneralStobo said

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Earth & Beyond!!!

The first MMO I ever betaed. I'd love to hear more about that game.

Posted: Feb 23rd 2011 9:59AM Bloodburn said

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Planetside was the best mmo type game in the last 10 years.

The new one will be amazing I am sure. I can not wait. Terran for life

Posted: Feb 24th 2011 2:25AM Russell Clarke said

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Great article, Justin!

Planetside was the only game that ever got me into voice chat, the only game that made me want to be part of the very real community of awesome human beings behind the toons, and the only game to get me completely immersed in the experience.

Everything since has been a pale imitation of that truly ground-breaking adventure.

Fingers crossed for the next version, but honestly I think I'll be disappointed as games companies all seem to have been following the same recycled shit formula since the mid-2000s.

Ironically, if they can recycle Planetside properly, I'm in, boots and all! ;)

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