You probably knew that PlanetSide 2
recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. You may not have known that SOE
devs took to Reddit earlier today for an Ask Me Anything
session. Several PS2
luminaries participated, but one of the most interesting answers was given by creative director Matt Higby
. The question focused on PS2's
progression system and whether or not SOE plans to augment it.
"At a certain point people will run out of things to unlock, we're not trying to run a non-stop gear treadmill game," Higby explained.
"One thing we're working on is adding additional personal progression systems that aren't tied to gear or player power -- this will allow us to provide those long term reach goals without having to either price new players out of important gear, make a punishingly steep grind for advanced upgrades, or continuously inflate the number of upgrades at the end of the treadmill like most MMO games do."