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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 2:19PM slickie said

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I have a bad feeling about this game's success. There doesn't seem to be that much anticipation for it. I don't think Planetside was successful enough to warrant a sequel a decade later.

I could be wrong, of course. But I've seen a lot of Planetside posts on Massively go without comment, like it was some third-rate Korean MMO.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 2:39PM andyman54 said

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@slickie I think they arent commenting because people are still getting over the fact that this game is going to be f2p and like to judge the game before they actually see how they are going to run the f2p it might even have a sub to the game that we dont even know yet lets just wait and see. I'm perfectly fine with f2p i think every mmo is eventually going to be free to play and just because something is f2p doesnt make in p2w
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 2:44PM Damn Dirty Ape said

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@andyman54

I am normally a fan of subscriptions and generally hate most free to play games that nickel and dime me to death for everything I need to make the game fun.

Having said that...

I think a subscription only model for PS2 would be a big mistake. Let's face it, what made Planetside fun was the huge battles with lots of people. Lose the people... lose the fun. I think a fair f2p option would keep the battlefields full and the fights breaking out all over which will keep people hooked.

The key for me is it has to be a 'fair' f2p option. Personally I am hoping for a Guild Wars model. I wouldn't mind seeing a store full of cosmetic fluff along with a nice stream of expansions that don't suck (never ever ever add BFRs again!).
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 3:45PM Pingles said

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@slickie

I've been avoiding the "Art Production" articles mainly because this will be all about the gameplay for me.

It could look like Planetside for all I care. I'd join that except for the fact that it's obviously a game on the way out.

But I am excited for PS2 and will be playing for sure.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 4:44PM paterah said

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@slickie Tbh all I need is 500 people, tyvm.
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Posted: Oct 1st 2011 1:11PM (Unverified) said

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@slickie My concern is that the lack of interest from some people is caused by the misconception that this is a sequel. Even those that are looking forward to it are calling it a sequel.

Easy mistake to make, that's generally what the '2' means at the end of a title. You may note that the developers have been trying to use different terms lately, such as "Original Game Planetside" instead of PS1 and "New Planetside" or "Reloaded Planetside" Planetside 2.

I think they know the issue and are just trying to find a genuinely appropriate title for the game instead of Planetside 2 or Planetside Next.

I wouldn't be shocked if it just ends up being called Planetside: Auraxis by the time of release.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 2:40PM Damn Dirty Ape said

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I will definitely buy it. I loved Planetside. If they build the game on what made Planetside fun (huge battles, lots of fun vehicles and weapons, unique gameplay choices based on your certifications, etc), support the game, and have good graphics, the people will come.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 4:08PM eLdritchZ said

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I just cannot wait for this game! Everything about it sounds awesome! F Battlefield3 tbh...

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 4:49PM andyman54 said

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@eLdritchZ yea i have to agree with you i am not impressed by bf3 atm ever sincei played the beta i canceled preorder i know the beta isnt going to be the same as the game but i dont like campers all over that i cant see lol
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 4:21PM eLdritchZ said

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Oh and another thing... I hate to be a nitpicky nerd, Justin but the "planet" is called Auraxis ._.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 5:25PM (Unverified) said

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hopefully this game wont suck like battlefield 3 does. had such high hopes for bf3.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 5:49PM (Unverified) said

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It's just.... It's been so long and the first game was so great. I don't know if I want to get my hopes up for this one. Will I play it? Of course! Will be the kind of awesome that is anticipated for DUST 514? We'll see.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 5:51PM ed anger said

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10% of all males are colorblind, hardly a small population. anyone who doesnt take colorblindness when designing a game is an idiot.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 6:57PM Resurge said

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@ed anger thats great, except he addressed that. Different shapes used, silhouettes, and no use of green which nullifies one type of colorblindness. Plus different painting schemes and emblems.... Not sure what else you want.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 7:03PM Resurge said

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@Resurge btw here's some facts, just for fun

Tritanopia (blue-yellow color blindness) is rare. Some sources estimate that 0.008% are affected by this type of color vision deficiency.

Monochromacy (complete color blindness) is very rare. Different sources vary between 1 in 33’000 to 100’000 (0.00001%).

Red-green color blindness is the most common color vision deficiency; therefore most of the researches found regard this type of colorblind population. The following figures are listed in the book Color Vision: From genes to perception and combine many different surveys spread over the last century.
Gender Anomaly Anopia
Protan Deutan Protan Deutan
Male 1.08% 4.63% 1.01% 1.27%
Female 0.03% 0.36% 0.02% 0.01%
Ratios of red-green color blindness types

Four different deficiencies make up the common wording red-green color blindness. People suffering from an anomaly are trichromats but do report problems in color perception in the green-yellow-red sector of the spectrum. The two different types show a less sensitiveness either to red light (Protan) or green light (Deutan). In opposite people suffering from an anopia are dichromats, completely lacking one type of retinal cones.

The figures above basically show the following important facts about red-green color blindness:

Roughly 8% of men and 0.5% of women are affected. Therefore chances that your neighbour or one of your classmates is colorblind are very high.
Deutanomaly is by far the most common color vision deficiency regarding red-green color blindness. The other three types are occurring at nearly the same ratio and do affect about one out of 100 persons each.


TLDR: red/green is addressed, this covers almost every except a miniscule portion of the population. They have done as much as anyone could reasonably expect.
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Posted: Sep 30th 2011 6:46PM adrianjohnmurphy said

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I think this game will blow Dust 514 out of the water. If Dust 514 is anything like Eve Online, you are not going to be able to fight if you can't afford to buy your guns and people who start on day one will always be better than people who join afterwards. Planetside 2, on the other hand, is not going to make you worry if you can make enough in game currency to keep playing. All you have to do is train up a certificate and then the weapon is yours. Lastly, I'm sure Dust514 will go the route that Eve Online went and limit your training to a real time static amount training speed, while Planetside 2 will let you get a bonus to your training time by playing. I don't think Dust 514 will even be in the same boat as Planetside 2, also, can't play Dust 514 on the PC.

Posted: Sep 30th 2011 7:09PM Resurge said

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@adrianjohnmurphy although i agree with your points mostly, the amount of conjecture in this post is staggering. You have no idea what DUST will be like, and neither do I. You are also assuming PS2 will use the same ideas and methods that PS did. I am not sure anyone has actually told us anything about how it will work yet. All i have seen so far is mostly art assets. I think you are way off in your assumptions about DUST, but probly right about ps2 ..but what do i know? nothing ..like the rest of you
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Posted: Oct 1st 2011 3:24AM Kalu said

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BEST GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED!

Cannot wait for Planetside 2 release, and from the sound of it they are doing a great job so far.

I for one will not only buy 1 copy but another few for friends that missed the first planetside and the fun to be had.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2011 6:32AM blackcat7k said

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They're doing a good job on this game, but because of its free-to-play status I will have to hold any enthusiasm for it until I see the store matrix of items.

Undoubtedly there will be the every present "convenience" items, but If companies are going to jump on this free-to-play bandwagon, then they need to release the complete info on what the cash shop will have before they start talking about any gameplay or graphics.

In the end, Planetside 2 could be the best MMOFPS ever created, but the shop will be what makes it sink or swim.

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