What is Planetside 2?
Planetside 2 (PS2) is an MMO-FPS of thousands of players, each chosing one of three empires, fighting over vast scales of conflict.
Think the scale of EVE with the gameplay of Battlefield.
It is also best played as part of a group. A wider context to your actions really help. Guilds of players in PS2 are called 'outfits'.
Getting Planetside 2
And you will be directed through SOE's recruitment process. This furnishes you with some free weapons and an XP boost.
Joining a Rock, Paper, Shotgun outfit
- Create a Vanu Sovereignty and / or a New Conglomerate character on the Miller server (EU)
- Join the semi-official RPS Mumble server (See this thread)
- Join either the New Conglomerate or Vanu Sovereignty channels and ask for an invite.
Outfits & Outings
Steam Group Here - For all outfits.
For those of you whose allegiances are guided by a love for a colour scheme that owes a debt to Dennis the Menace, then PCGamer's UK outfit is with the Terran Republic, also on the Miller server. Details here:http://www.pcgamer.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=69
We usually use Mumble for voice chat on our regular outings. In-game voice chat is decent, but has a tendency to break & require a restart, and the levels can be off on occasion.
You are expected to be on Mumble when playing with us. We don't expect everyone to have or use a mic, but listening-in will give some context. You can always use the in-game text chat to communicate if you don't have a mic.
Details of the unofficial mumble server & how to join & setup are here
RPS outfit-specific info:
New Player advice
In all honesty, the "New Player Experience" is currently a bit crap. Planetside 2 is also not the most intuitive game; the hundreds of icons on your HUD, reading the continent maps, working out where to go & what to do are not always particualrly obvious.
Your best bet if you are jumping in for the first time is to join one of the regular outings and ask questions.
Here, though, are some resources that might help:
Planetside 2 Wiki:
Wrel's intro video
Slightly out of date, but quick & basic intro to PS2
The [RPS] Certification guide
Empires & Classes
Menus, Finding fights, Map & Resources