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Planetside 2 - The Thread - Ding Dong Vanu Edition

Lambda217Lambda217 Posts: 534Registered, Moderator
edited January 2013 in Other Games #1
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Planetside 2 is set in the space future, where everyone decided to go to a different planet, found out it was terrible, and got into a big fight. It's an MMOFPS, so unlike conventional shooters where you shoot all the dudes in the room and the announcer voice comes on and says "Well done" and the American voice calls you a "Teamkilling faggot", all the shit's going down at once. There's three whole unique and massive continents, and it's up to you and your faction to sweep across them, capturing every base in your path.

There's a fuckton of different ways to wage war in Planetside. You can roll your tank across the plains of Amerish, demolishing all in your path, take to the skies above Esamir in a fighter VTOL, or have a tense close-quarter FPS shootout in a Bio Lab somewhere. And, since this is all happening at once, the battles can intersect in any manner of ways. Like the time I rolled over a tense close-quarter FPS shootout with my tank, and then a fighter VTOL crashed into me.

As you support your faction by killing dudes, you'll gain cert points you can use to upgrade your equipment. Each infantry class, from the stealthy spooky sniping Infiltrator to the badass powered armor MAX suit has a variety of different upgrades, weapons, and weapon upgrades to ensure maximum carnage on the battlefield.

The Factions

There's three factions vying for control of the planet, each with their own fighting style and doctrine, and you can choose your side.

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The Terran Republic are a bunch of Hitlers who use rapidly-firing but weak guns to ineffectively suppress any free thought or rebellion under their terrible rule.
Also known as: "Elmos","Fascists","Zergs"

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The New Conglomerate are a plucky band of heroes who valiantly battle against the Terrans with railguns and other magnetic weaponry to ensure freedom and democracy for all citizens.
Also known as: "Warriors","Badasses","Bomb-Ass Space Fighters"

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The Vanu Sovereignty are a bunch of bellends who cram technology into their heads and use ugly purple-colored space lasers to murder innocent people.
Also known as: "Barnies","Toasters","Fashion Disasters"

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Also, it's free, so why are you not getting it?

(yeah, there was a thread with Planetside 2 in the title, but it was for key giveaways so whatevs)
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  • NinjrKillrNinjrKillr Posts: 175Registered
    I just came.... and started the download. Although, I'm leaving for two weeks tomorrow so I'll play then I guess.

    "We fear that which we cannot see... we respect that which we cannot see... thus the blade will be wielded."

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  • AmaroqAmaroq Posts: 451Registered, Administrator
    I'm sorry, but if you're not Vanu, you're probably some whiny anarchist or Hitler.

    Also, our guns are ridiculously accurate and have zero bullet-drop. NC weapons are kind of terrible and ineffective unless you're just spamming as many bullets as possible. No thought, only zerg.

    GET WITH THE FUCKING VANU SON. THERE'S A REASON WHY WE PRETTY MUCH ALWAYS CONQUER INDAR AND ESAMIR.
  • KanzukeKanzuke Posts: 181Registered, Moderator
    I actually installed this game yesterday on my shiny (shit) new parallel'd Windows 8. Played it for the first time today.

    Fell out of the sky with half a frame per second, stood still enough to get to the point where my FPS came out of decimals, got shot and died.


    I haven't played it since. I think I may need to give the OS more than a gigabyte of ram.


    EDIT: I'm trying it again now, giving it exactly half of my computers processing power/ram
    I still feel like the player model shouldn't look like this:

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    Lambda217: oh oh i am kanzuke and i love my little pony and now i'll make all the brandonphysics myself cause i know fuckin everything because now i'll make a big pony fighter drone squad and a big fuckin portal ship and i am a fuckin idiot
  • Ded10cDed10c Posts: 136Registered
    Kanzuke wrote:
    I actually installed this game yesterday on my shiny (shit) new parallel'd Windows 8. Played it for the first time today.

    Fell out of the sky with half a frame per second, stood still enough to get to the point where my FPS came out of decimals, got shot and died.


    I haven't played it since. I think I may need to give the OS more than a gigabyte of ram.


    EDIT: I'm trying it again now, giving it exactly half of my computers processing power/ram
    I still feel like the player model shouldn't look like this:

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    (Click for full)

    Turn the graphics settings as low as you can, Planetside 2 doesn't properly utilise GPU or multicore processors.
  • evil haggisevil haggis Posts: 22Registered
    hi guys, if you havent noticed i havent been causeing my not-really-offencive mischief on the boards due to the fact i was having "login trouble". but anyways strait to my point. im sure that some of you who actually got planetside 2 have noticed "outfits" but this part is really to the unlikely amount of people who dont know about it, Outfits are simply like Clan tags that can help you keep track off people that are in the same outfit and in the same (i think) server, anyways strait to my main point. i suggest someone (or me) could start one or maybe a couple of outfits in diffrent servers so that everyone can get into combat with friends. but this is really only a suggestion so feel free to mock the haggis
    if you like me... you,r disgusting
  • Lambda217Lambda217 Posts: 534Registered, Moderator
    NC all day erry day


    "I want you to show this world what it means to fear the sky."
  • AmaroqAmaroq Posts: 451Registered, Administrator
    Lambda217 wrote:
    NC all day erry day

    But they're so boring. Also, they have inferior weapons and only tend to succeed when they can zerg hard enough to fill the air with bullets.
  • Lambda217Lambda217 Posts: 534Registered, Moderator
    Amaroq wrote:
    But they're so boring. Also, they have inferior weapons and only tend to succeed when they can zerg hard enough to fill the air with bullets.

    like that one time I wiped out a squad of 8 barnies cause they tried to jam my scattergun with their corpses


    "I want you to show this world what it means to fear the sky."
  • evil haggisevil haggis Posts: 22Registered
    1: this doesent help me with a yes/no ansewer

    and 2....Terrans are the spray and prayers, NC guns tend to OP to other faction weapons, and Vanu...dont get me started with how many times i tried to sneak around and had plasma shot up ass
    if you like me... you,r disgusting
  • Ded10cDed10c Posts: 136Registered
    Why not have a Diaspora group for each faction?
  • Lambda217Lambda217 Posts: 534Registered, Moderator
    AHadley wrote:
    Why not have a Diaspora group for each faction?

    Cause that would be a sensible idea

    vanu still suck


    "I want you to show this world what it means to fear the sky."
  • LtBrandonLtBrandon Posts: 506Registered, Administrator
    AHadley wrote:
    Why not have a Diaspora group for each faction?
    I was considering yelling at everyone to make that happen last night :lol:
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  • Ded10cDed10c Posts: 136Registered
    What's with the rabid faction loyalty? I mean, it's not as though you're limited to one character each. One for each faction.

    I play TR if I want MMS, NC if I want bulletspam, and VS when I want to go quake on somebody's arse.
  • Lambda217Lambda217 Posts: 534Registered, Moderator
    AHadley wrote:
    What's with the rabid faction loyalty? I mean, it's not as though you're limited to one character each. One for each faction.

    I play TR if I want MMS, NC if I want bulletspam, and VS when I want to go quake on somebody's arse.

    cause you gotta have loyalty and comradeship with your space brothers


    "I want you to show this world what it means to fear the sky."
  • Ded10cDed10c Posts: 136Registered
    Or you could just have three sets of spacebros :P
  • Lambda217Lambda217 Posts: 534Registered, Moderator
    AHadley wrote:
    Or you could just have three sets of spacebros :P

    How can you be spacebros when you're shooting your friends in the dick a third of the time?


    "I want you to show this world what it means to fear the sky."
  • LtBrandonLtBrandon Posts: 506Registered, Administrator
    I merged the groups topic into this one as it seemed that it should go here.

    On the topic of groups fuhrball, one of fuhrball's friends, and I have an outfit on the SolTech server on the VS faction called "The Seal Cub Clubbin' Club" or SCCC. If anyone on other factions in SolTech wants to make an outfit for diaspora let me know cause I prefer the NC infiltrator over the VS or TR :lol:
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  • Nielk1Nielk1 Posts: 252Registered, Administrator
    I made a TR player on Waterson and didn't do much else.

    The Terran Republic's theme is the best.
  • evil haggisevil haggis Posts: 22Registered
    i will make an outfit on the server i am in, it is an EU server called mallory and it will be for NC. and you,r welcome for the suggestion :D
    if you like me... you,r disgusting
  • Lambda217Lambda217 Posts: 534Registered, Moderator
    everyone join brandon's bomb-ass group

    we're the most tactical special-ops heavy assault team ever

    we drive around all day erryday in a sunderer ruining shit and not giving a fuck

    our only disadvantage is that we're vanu


    "I want you to show this world what it means to fear the sky."
  • Ded10cDed10c Posts: 136Registered
    AHadley wrote:
    VS when I want to go quake on somebody's arse.

    Do I take it you've never had the joy of playing Quake, Lambda? :P
  • Lambda217Lambda217 Posts: 534Registered, Moderator
    AHadley wrote:
    Do I take it you've never had the joy of playing Quake, Lambda? :P

    space future lasers < space future guns

    case in point, the lasher


    "I want you to show this world what it means to fear the sky."
  • Ded10cDed10c Posts: 136Registered
    You remind me of all he hitscan hate in Tribes.
  • evil haggisevil haggis Posts: 22Registered
    People who go to soltech server , you mist this

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    if you like me... you,r disgusting
  • NinjrKillrNinjrKillr Posts: 175Registered
    Except, y'know, that happens on all servers from time to time. Any well organised Platoon can make this happen. Got one with a platoon of Flashes? Platoon of Fighters? No? It all happens, on all servers.

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    "We fear that which we cannot see... we respect that which we cannot see... thus the blade will be wielded."

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  • Mouldy_TacoMouldy_Taco Posts: 133Registered, Moderator
    Yea, but you have to realise that the only strategy vanu can accomplish is mass vehicle zergs and magrider firing lines on hills miles away from any actual fight. So this is pretty standard.
    "If this works, it'll keep us from getting' caught. If it doesn't, it'll keep us from gettin' old," -- MacGyver
  • Ded10cDed10c Posts: 136Registered
    In the right circumstances all three factions can accomplish any tactic they choose to implement.
  • evil haggisevil haggis Posts: 22Registered
    NinjrKillr wrote:
    Except, y'know, that happens on all servers from time to time. Any well organised Platoon can make this happen. Got one with a platoon of Flashes? Platoon of Fighters? No? It all happens, on all servers.

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    that wasent really the Epic part, we only took 1 place and then...everybody including myself decided to drive all of the tanks down a hill which lead to the ocean, sooo we all got clusterfucked XD

    and i have got to get involved in a Flash Platoon

    (and also i need someone from the SCCC to invite me to the outfit so that i can take part in these "Spec ops" raids)
    if you like me... you,r disgusting
  • Lambda217Lambda217 Posts: 534Registered, Moderator
    so lads, what are your favorite classes

    mine is the Heavy Assault. they are heavy enough to step on the enemies and squish them flat, and they also have giant space guns

    i also like the Combat Medic for they can reanimate the dead


    "I want you to show this world what it means to fear the sky."
  • NinjrKillrNinjrKillr Posts: 175Registered
    Lambda217 wrote:
    so lads, what are your favorite classes
    mine is the Heavy Assault. they are heavy enough to step on the enemies and squish them flat, and they also have giant space guns
    i also like the Combat Medic for they can reanimate the dead
    I've been favoring Medic and Engie. Medic when I'm on the ground, Engie when I'm driving vehicles. Majority of my certs have gone into Medic on my Australian server.

    "We fear that which we cannot see... we respect that which we cannot see... thus the blade will be wielded."

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