Carey reveals that he has spent a long time working with Matt Higby and has plenty of experience working on other titles. His primary goal is to have an informed playerbase with a clear picture of why changes are being made, even in the event that the players and devs disagree. He also stresses the importance of constructive criticism over personal attacks and the team's need for open communication with the fans. If you're a regular PlanetSide 2 player, you owe it to yourself to check out the full letter.
In other PS2 news, SOE has implemented a new achievement system called Directives. You can view the full press release after the break.
Today, SOE implemented a brand new prestige / achievement-style system for all PlanetSide 2 players: Directives. Whether a new player or a veteran, Auraxian soldiers can now easily pursue multi-tiered goals and rewards to elevate (and show off!) their in-game expertise.
The PlanetSide 2 Directives system includes:
Showcase Your Honors - Build up your Directive Score and show off your prowess with others!
Ramp Up Stats - Earn points with each Directive Tier completion (5 per Directive Tree)
Build Your Arsenal - Obtain exclusive Auraxium prestige weapons and appearance items upon each Directive Tree completion
Choose Your Direction - Directives reinforce all roles available in game; from aircraft to tanks to grunts to generals, there are options for every soldier!