In the past, you chose mostly everything for the column's writer to do in a particular game (that you also chose). We've decided to streamline the process and make it more of a three-part "review" of sorts with a fourth part set aside for voting. I will select the game to prevent the recent problems we've had with cheating, and you will choose my path within it. That means there will be one week of voting and three weeks of my impressions of those choices for each game.
So let's go ahead and get into the polls for this PlanetSide 2 edition of Choose My Adventure.
PlanetSide 2 could best be described as an intense, action-filled MMOFPS where your character is thrust into the battlefield to control territory against two other factions trying to do the same thing. There are multi-person vehicles, air combat, artillery, and the good old infantry to contend with.
I chose PS2 because I feel that it's a great game, but it can easily burn people out with its repetitiveness and lack of story or goals beyond taking bases. It was wildly popular when it launched in November of 2012, but it now retains a hardcore playerbase that has little flexibility for noobs.
February was a big month for the game as it introduced new or redesigned bases, the anticipated overhaul of the Amerish continent, and more.
I'm going to allow you to vote on a new character for me and start from scratch because I believe that offers more options than if I were to just play my existing Engineer. I love my Engineer, but I have yet to really do much with other classes. So this won't be a cut-and-dried vote on a class; it will be a vote on a role that you want me to play in the game and write about.
You have until this Friday at 11:59 p.m. EST to get those votes in. Then the real fun begins!
|Don't stick to one, go where the action is!||473 (57.9%)|
|New Conglomerate||248 (30.7%)|
|Terran Republic||302 (37.3%)|
|Vanu Sovereignty||259 (32.0%)|
|I'm a lone wolf. I like to hide in the shadows and could wait all day for that perfect shot. I'd warn you to watch your back, but you wouldn't see me even if I was right in front of you.||94 (11.1%)|
|I really don't mind cleaning up after my platoon. They do the heavy lifting and I'm perfectly happy going in behind them and repairing the damage. It's much more peaceful that way.||37 (4.4%)|
|I do what I can for my empire. I'm here to serve with no questions asked!||159 (18.8%)|
|I hate getting dirty. It's a sign of weakness. I'm perfectly fine doing my damage from the clouds while watching those little ants scatter below me.||45 (5.3%)|
|Yeeehaw! I'm not livin' unless I'm goin' 90 mph at all times! Race ya to the next outpost!||38 (4.5%)|
|Since my little incident three years ago, I was given a choice: desk job or troop transport. I hate paperwork, so I spend my days and nights getting you where the action is.||38 (4.5%)|
|Don't you get it? It's not the enemy infantry we need to worry about, it's those tanks and planes! We need to cut our enemy down where it hurts the most: their wallets! Big expensive targets! Kill 'em all!||103 (12.2%)|
|I can't stand war. It just never changes! I just want to keep my comrades alive to see another day. They need me!||52 (6.1%)|
|Why hide like a coward when you should be in the heart of the action? I'm not afraid to charge my enemy head-on because that's the only way anything will get done in this war.||281 (33.2%)|
Shawn Schuster is now permanently at the helm of Massively's Choose My Adventure with you as the first mate. It's going to be a rough ride, so put on your seat belt! Join him every Wednesday for a reader-guided deep-dive into a new MMO every month. Farcical puns about cars and farming sold separately.