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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 9:23AM Yellowdancer said

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@JohnLane

It will be like Global Agenda. Probably deeper. SOE is good at making time sinks. They used Eve as a description and that game is massive.

Posted: Jul 8th 2011 9:43AM Interitus said

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I want to know more about this "free-form class-based system". I liked how the original does it. I would almost call the original a "free-form class-based system" but you really only got into classes if you fully specced something. Even then you could usually still drive something as well.

Posted: Jul 8th 2011 9:58AM Yellowdancer said

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@Interitus

You should go purchase PS and sub up so you can get into beta. Give your input.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 10:14AM phatbhuda said

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@Yellowdancer I was going to do that, but I wasn't able to find a way to download the client. I'd have to find my disks, lol.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 10:18AM Interitus said

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@Yellowdancer I have a station pass, so I have a subscription. But I'm on vacation at the moment so..
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 12:46PM (Unverified) said

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@Yellowdancer Do you get in beta right away if you sub for PS1?
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 11:10AM Streamweaver said

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I suppose this is aimed at Dust514. Good move by SOE.

Posted: Jul 8th 2011 11:20AM Old Tom said

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@Streamweaver


Not exactly,

PS2 is PC only. Dust514 is PS3 exclusive. No competition, at least from a platform perspective.

I'm sure the platform specs for PS2 was a consideration in SOE's negotiations with CCP over Dust514.

Actually I think the BAD move here is CCP's .. their player base will love the Eve-esque nature of PS2. But how many would be likely to pony up the bucks to buy a PS3 just to play Dust?
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 12:05PM Gaugamela said

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@Old Tom
I laughed my ass off when Sony announced the PS4 for next year. Dust514 won't last long and CCP shot itself in the foot on investing so much in integrating it with EVE.

As for Planetside 2, the idea behind the game is really atractive and a 3 faction system will make PvP much more interesting as well as the fact that SOE is taking lessons from EVE online for PS2.
If they introduce a strong crafting system (like player crafted weapons, vehicles and armor) and the possibility of Guild vs guild wars the game will eat up EVE's population.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 12:37PM paterah said

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@Gaugamela Sony never announced PS4 for next year. All there has been is a rumor from a manufacturer that it is scheduled to release next year.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 4:12PM ThePenIsMightier said

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@Gaugamela

I laughed my ass off when you suggested that a PS4 was announced or revealed.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 6:15PM Gaugamela said

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@ThePenIsMightier

That's what I get when reading only the headlines of news on CNET. :P
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 12:21PM InkSix said

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I wish MAG had been this good. It was fun to play, but ultimately the lack of new maps and actual motivation to be better than the other factions made it end up with a very small use rbase.

Posted: Jul 8th 2011 12:59PM Budukahn said

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@InkSix

To be honest, that was the exact same problem Planetside has suffered from all these years. It had one rushed expansion pack bringing in a bunch of cave fights that weren't too popular, and a few "battle islands" a few years later and that was it, in a nearly eighty year old game, for "New maps" to fight over.

Hopefully, this time we can look forward to timely updates and new content, or even a well implemented system for players to make their own, although I've no idea what they actually mean by this in terms of Planetside 2. The original wasn't exactly known for it's many quests, though I suppose "Kill Ten Rats" would be interchangeable with "Kill Ten Vanu".


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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 12:44PM (Unverified) said

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@JohnLane It's nothing like GA, aside from having guns. It's like PS1, but with a grind and time sinks.

Posted: Jul 8th 2011 12:59PM (Unverified) said

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Firefall is going to beat the shit out of this.

Posted: Jul 8th 2011 1:33PM Old Tom said

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@(Unverified)

Maybe .. the only thing I know for sure is that Dust is going to lose to everything else currently or planned.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 1:58PM SkuzBukit said

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If it ever gets to market, Red5 & the Chinese company investing in it are currently locked into (yet another) gaming court-room battle.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 2:09PM SocksForYou said

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@(Unverified) Why do you think that? Firefall looks cool but from what I can see it's just an on-foot deathmatch game with some MMO elements.

PS2 looks more like a sci-fi version of battlefield with a lot of MMO features and progression.
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Posted: Jul 8th 2011 2:16PM Kitanishi said

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@SocksForYou

deathmatch is the arena versions.

There is a whole persistent non-instanced world in firefall. with pretty much everything PS2 so far offers + dynamic random content appearing + dynamic landscapes + both vertical and horizontal progression + tribes-feel
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