Posts Tagged ‘SOE’

Planetside 2: Call To Arms Vs PC Gamer Menace

By Jim Rossignol on July 9th, 2013.


The evil empire has risen once again, and must be crushed under the magnificence of our all-encompassing purpleness! Yes, Chris from PC Gamer threw down the gauntlet and told me to “bring it on” and “put my Station cash where my air-filter DLC is”. Something like that, anyway. The point is: you are all contractually obligated to appear in Planetside 2 on the 21st of July. Since it’s free to play, you have no excuse. No, not even that.

Same drill as usual: it’ll be from 7pm UK on Miller. To the forums!

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I Really Want Planetside 2’s Firework Launcher

By Craig Pearson on July 5th, 2013.

*claps*

Auraxis has fallen into night. We are Vanu (All hail Vanu), a small group of us are purplishly sneaking through the bracken. The New Conglomerate base is quiet, with all the meatbags snoring arrogantly, believing in their dominance. Never believe the map! Us Vanu, handsomest and best of all the races and cloaked in the night’s purple hue, approach. The quiet is deafening, the darkness near complete. Only the glow of war on the horizon flickers. We freeze: I spy a lone guard patrolling on the edge of the Amp station. The fools! I can destroy their defenses with a well-placed bullet. I steady my aim and fire.

FASHOOOOM! KRSHHHHHHHH! WHEEEEEEEEE! SPLOK!

And that’s why I shouldn’t be allowed to buy Planetside 2‘s firework gun.
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Nominative Determinism: PlanetSide 2’s Battle Islands

By Craig Pearson on July 1st, 2013.

I'd have called it 'Nap Island' and covered it in beds.
Like Snake Island, Pulsing Wart Peninsula, and Angry Infected Monkey Lake, I can’t help but feel that PlanetSide 2’s upcoming Battle Islands have had their fate decided for them. You know what you’re getting into when you visit Snake Island, and the same goes for the newest chunks of Auraxis. The Battle Islands have twin purposes: giving the game smaller maps that are separated from the larger continents for e-sports purposes, for events and the like, but for the live game they’ll also act as mid-point maps that link the continents together. The name that’s been given to this first lovely, foresty chunk of land: Nexus. Want to see it in action?
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Player Power: Planetside 2’s Player Missions

By Craig Pearson on June 25th, 2013.

The mission: come get some
Planetside 2’s missions are pretty general. They’re mostly focused around the push and pull of attack and defense at specific spots on the map. That’s fine for just getting teams to fight each other, but it doesn’t take advantage of Auraxis. All those valleys and mountains, all the connecting roads, all that space can feel unused. While there’s probably an argument to be made for letting the game generate smaller missions for people to take part in away from the larger territory control meta-game, SOE are doing it differently: soon they’ll allowing players to request support via player-generated missions, mini-alerts that will create hotspots on the map for players to drop into.
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Twenty Bucks: Planetside 2

By Jim Rossignol on June 12th, 2013.


Continuing our Twenty Bucks series, which looks at what $20 can actually get you in various ‘free’ games, Jim focuses his wallet on Planetside 2. Can he pay to win? Why does his jeep look like a giraffe?

These and many other questions are answered below.

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Capturetrainridefight! – Dragon’s Prophet’s Open Beta

By Nathan Grayson on May 22nd, 2013.

Everyone, I think I might be a prophet. Like, I’m just walking along, going about my daily business, when these senses-overwhelming glimpses of the future appear in my inbox. It’s crazy. They tell me – in voices I imagine to be terrifyingly thunderous – of videogames that won’t be out for weeks. Sometimes even months! Why was I chosen to bear this terrible burden? I may never know. But my latest bone-rattling email from the beyond has told me that SOE’s monster-taming MMO, Dragon’s Prophet, is going into open beta next week. Hmm, wonder what that’s all abo- HNRRRGHH. Oh jeez, I’m having a vision! See it… HMRRR… afterURRRGH… the break.

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Why Not? – PlanetSide 1 Kinda Free Now, F2P Soon

By Nathan Grayson on May 22nd, 2013.

REVELATORY NEWS. Did you know that PlanetSide 2 – free-to-play titan and king among first-person Jimshoots – had a prequel? That’s right: the two in the title isn’t just for show like everybody clearly assumed it was. There is another. It’s still about refreshingly colorful spacewars and shootouts with more moving pieces than an upturned ant hill, but the graphics are worse and wobbly netcode is a mightier enemy than any mecha tank. Also, it still costs money for some reason. SOE’s not crazy, though. It sees the writing on the wall. Soon, PS1’s subscription fee will be extinct just like all the others, and it’ll join the F2P era.

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A Planetside 2 Wish Comes True

By Jim Rossignol on April 29th, 2013.


Remember a while back I posted Six Things I’d like to see in Planetside 2? Well, one of them just got ticked off the list. The two-man Harasser buggy is happening, soon. Except it’s three-man, now. It’s Happiness Day at Rossignol Towers. See it in action below.
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Thanks, Purple Planetside People!

By Jim Rossignol on April 12th, 2013.


Thanks to everyone who showed up to play in our Call To Arms last night, and particular thanks to PC Gamer and the other TR and NC Outfits who showed up to batter us with tanks and rockets. It was a resounding success, with hundreds of RPS readers working together in multiple platoons. I had a great time running one of the squads, and I’d like to say thanks to reader CMaster for attempting to co-ordinate such an enormous number of players. I think the twelve-galaxy hot-drop might have been the highlight for me. Amazing scenes, and we’ll be doing that again soon. If you want to catch up with the folks you played with, or want to get involved on our PS2 community, head over to the forum.

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Tomorrow’s Planetside 2 Call To Arms

By Jim Rossignol on April 10th, 2013.


Tomorrow night, then. Here’s how it’s going to go down.
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It’s War, Again! Planetside 2 Call To Arms For RPS

By Jim Rossignol on April 8th, 2013.


You’re not doing anything on Thursday (11th) evening, EU-time, right? I didn’t think so. And that’s convenient because everyone is going to be playing (my currently favoured timesink) Planetside 2 – which is free, by the way – as part of an official RPS call-to-arms. The main event will be from 7pm UK on the Miller server.

Also, it looks like PC Gamer threw down the gauntlet. We can’t have that, eh?

More information soon.

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Cloaking Quads: Planetside 2’s Sexy March Update

By Craig Pearson on March 13th, 2013.

Pretty. What's that smell?
Brave soldiers of Vanu, I bring you news of the war. This is classified, so don’t let it slip into enemy hands. First off, manicures are now manditory. You are mean and nasty, but that’s no excuse for the level of nail-care I’ve been seeing. Buff, people. We are Vanu. We have standards. Secondly, there are new quadbikes and rocket launchers on the way for all of the Planetside 2 sides, but if we don’t tell the others they might not realise. All hail Vanu.
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Six Things I’d Like To See In Planetside 2

By Jim Rossignol on February 12th, 2013.


I’ve made a list! The items herein are probably not all entirely likely or reasonable, but neither am I. These are just the things I think would make the game 5000% more like the ultimate space manshoot that I am searching for. I know everyone playing Planetside 2 has their own quibbles and developmental priorities, this is just my pie in the sky wish list.

Onwards!
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