Planetside 2 launches on PC, featuring up to 2000 players in each battle...

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#1 Posted by iamrob7 (2138 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaYNzn8PTl8 - nice vid, looks lovely in 1080p

Just launched on Steam, free to play, never got round to trying the beta but I must say the prospect of 2000 players in one battle is appealing. Will probably give this a go, looks good.

#2 Posted by MBirdy88 (8999 posts) -
Pretty mediocre game tbh, battlefield sci-fi with even more pointless traveling, not a fan.
#3 Posted by iamrob7 (2138 posts) -

Pretty mediocre game tbh, battlefield sci-fi with even more pointless traveling, not a fan.MBirdy88

Hmm fair enough, I haven't tried it yet, the largescale battles are appealing to me though.

#4 Posted by Badosh (12741 posts) -
I enjoyed the beta, so am downloading now.
#5 Posted by Ballroompirate (23697 posts) -

DLing it as I type this :P

#6 Posted by SAGE_OF_FIRE (15589 posts) -
Pretty mediocre game tbh, battlefield sci-fi with even more pointless traveling, not a fan.MBirdy88
I don't think it's mediocre, it's just not ready for release.
#7 Posted by Wasdie (50596 posts) -

Been excited for this, in the last week of the beta they fixed hundreds of bugs. It's in a decent state really.

#8 Posted by clyde46 (47475 posts) -

[QUOTE="MBirdy88"]Pretty mediocre game tbh, battlefield sci-fi with even more pointless traveling, not a fan.iamrob7

Hmm fair enough, I haven't tried it yet, the largescale battles are appealing to me though.

My advice, keep playing, you will die... alot but keep playing.
#9 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

Played a lot of the beta and really liked it. Downloading from steam now.

They really need to fix performance though, it doesn't run well at all, which is a shame because it looks amazing at highest settings.

#10 Posted by iamrob7 (2138 posts) -

[QUOTE="iamrob7"]

[QUOTE="MBirdy88"]Pretty mediocre game tbh, battlefield sci-fi with even more pointless traveling, not a fan.clyde46

Hmm fair enough, I haven't tried it yet, the largescale battles are appealing to me though.

My advice, keep playing, you will die... alot but keep playing.

Well I'll need to start playing first, but I think I will give it a go for sure.

#11 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

[QUOTE="iamrob7"]

[QUOTE="MBirdy88"]Pretty mediocre game tbh, battlefield sci-fi with even more pointless traveling, not a fan.clyde46

Hmm fair enough, I haven't tried it yet, the largescale battles are appealing to me though.

My advice, keep playing, you will die... alot but keep playing.

Yeah in the beginning you die a lot. Takes a long time before you get the hang of things fully, I still haven't a clue most times

#12 Posted by clyde46 (47475 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="iamrob7"]

Hmm fair enough, I haven't tried it yet, the largescale battles are appealing to me though.

iamrob7

My advice, keep playing, you will die... alot but keep playing.

Well I'll need to start playing first, but I think I will give it a go for sure.

I've joined an outfit in the hope I can get some handle on what to do. The concept of the game is actually really easy to grasp. Kill dudes, take bases. But in metagame is can get complicated. If you want, add me on Steam and I'll try to get some time to play with you. My Steam id is : captain_cannonfodder
#13 Posted by SkyRaid (2001 posts) -

Needs more work. As of when I played about two weeks ago, the only place that was ever really a hotzone was "The Crown".

#14 Posted by siLVURcross (26106 posts) -

Played a lot of the beta and really liked it. Downloading from steam now.

They really need to fix performance though, it doesn't run well at all, which is a shame because it looks amazing at highest settings.

seanmcloughlin
Runs perfectly fine for me during the beta.
#15 Posted by iamrob7 (2138 posts) -

[QUOTE="iamrob7"]

[QUOTE="clyde46"] My advice, keep playing, you will die... alot but keep playing.clyde46

Well I'll need to start playing first, but I think I will give it a go for sure.

I've joined an outfit in the hope I can get some handle on what to do. The concept of the game is actually really easy to grasp. Kill dudes, take bases. But in metagame is can get complicated. If you want, add me on Steam and I'll try to get some time to play with you. My Steam id is : captain_cannonfodder

Sure I'll add you when I'm going to start playing the game and see if you are around, trying to deal with a crippling dayZ addiction at the moment...

#16 Posted by PS360Wii4eva (297 posts) -
How they make money if its free?
#17 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Played a lot of the beta and really liked it. Downloading from steam now.

They really need to fix performance though, it doesn't run well at all, which is a shame because it looks amazing at highest settings.

siLVURcross

Runs perfectly fine for me during the beta.

On my 670 I was getting 30-50 frames sometimes when there weren't a lot of people around or not much happening. And that was the lowest settings. Sometimes it would smooth out to higher numbers but overall it was hugely inconsistent for me.

#18 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

How they make money if its free?PS360Wii4eva

There is in game cash to buy stuff for the game. So you pay real money to get "station cash" that translates to the game world

#19 Posted by lostrib (42207 posts) -

[QUOTE="siLVURcross"][QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Played a lot of the beta and really liked it. Downloading from steam now.

They really need to fix performance though, it doesn't run well at all, which is a shame because it looks amazing at highest settings.

seanmcloughlin

Runs perfectly fine for me during the beta.

On my 670 I was getting 30-50 frames sometimes when there weren't a lot of people around or not much happening. And that was the lowest settings. Sometimes it would smooth out to higher numbers but overall it was hugely inconsistent for me.

Heads up, Nvidia relesed beta drivers today for PS2

#20 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="siLVURcross"] Runs perfectly fine for me during the beta.lostrib

On my 670 I was getting 30-50 frames sometimes when there weren't a lot of people around or not much happening. And that was the lowest settings. Sometimes it would smooth out to higher numbers but overall it was hugely inconsistent for me.

Heads up, Nvidia relesed beta drivers today for PS2

Got em ;)

#21 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

Cool beans. I'll go download it now.

So it's like Battlefield right, only a lot bigger?

#22 Posted by lostrib (42207 posts) -

Cool beans. I'll go download it now.

So it's like Battlefield right, only a lot bigger?

Master_ShakeXXX

Yeah, and a bit more complicated

#23 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25158 posts) -

Been excited for this, in the last week of the beta they fixed hundreds of bugs. It's in a decent state really.

Wasdie
Despite the bugs, is it running better? I was getting 20fps at times in the Beta but don't think it will be much better.
#24 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

Cool beans. I'll go download it now.

So it's like Battlefield right, only a lot bigger?

lostrib

Yeah, and a bit more complicated

Sounds good :cool:

Unfortunately this thing is gonna take 3 to 4 hours for me to download.

#25 Posted by ultraking (6904 posts) -
gonna be on this game all day. Hope to snipe some of you
#26 Posted by iamrob7 (2138 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

Been excited for this, in the last week of the beta they fixed hundreds of bugs. It's in a decent state really.

SaltyMeatballs

Despite the bugs, is it running better? I was getting 20fps at times in the Beta but don't think it will be much better.

Read on totalbiscuit's twitter that he is getting double the framerate in the final release than he was getting in the beta.

#27 Posted by WiiMan21 (8189 posts) -

Played a lot of the beta, the Ultra graphics was locked out during that but I hope they optimized it enough that I can get good enough frames with Ultra settings.

#28 Posted by Wasdie (50596 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

Been excited for this, in the last week of the beta they fixed hundreds of bugs. It's in a decent state really.

SaltyMeatballs

Despite the bugs, is it running better? I was getting 20fps at times in the Beta but don't think it will be much better.

Runs 30-40 FPS on high during the big fights for me. Medium settings never went under 50, low would be in the 100s.

They haven't even put in the ultra setting because it's targeting computers that aren't even available yet.

#29 Posted by Wasdie (50596 posts) -

Played a lot of the beta, the Ultra graphics was locked out during that but I hope they optimized it enough that I can get good enough frames with Ultra settings.

WiiMan21

Ultra isn't coming for awhile, like mid 2013 at the ealiest. It wasn't about optimization, it was about their target hardware requirements. Hardware to run the game on ultra isn't really out yet. Sure, a quad SLI machine may be able to, but they aren't bothering because nobody can use it.

You can unlock it in the .ini but it's not officially supported.

#30 Posted by the_bi99man (11058 posts) -

[QUOTE="WiiMan21"]

Played a lot of the beta, the Ultra graphics was locked out during that but I hope they optimized it enough that I can get good enough frames with Ultra settings.

Wasdie

Ultra isn't coming for awhile, like mid 2013 at the ealiest. It wasn't about optimization, it was about their target hardware requirements. Hardware to run the game on ultra isn't really out yet. Sure, a quad SLI machine may be able to, but they aren't bothering because nobody can use it.

You can unlock it in the .ini but it's not officially supported.

How well do you guys think my laptop would run it? I got a dual core i5 M430 2.27 ghz 4gb RAM and a HD 4670 1gb. I'd be okay with low settings and <1080p. Do you think I'd be able to maintain 30ish fps at ANY setting?

#31 Posted by Jebus213 (8920 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

[QUOTE="WiiMan21"]

Played a lot of the beta, the Ultra graphics was locked out during that but I hope they optimized it enough that I can get good enough frames with Ultra settings.

the_bi99man

Ultra isn't coming for awhile, like mid 2013 at the ealiest. It wasn't about optimization, it was about their target hardware requirements. Hardware to run the game on ultra isn't really out yet. Sure, a quad SLI machine may be able to, but they aren't bothering because nobody can use it.

You can unlock it in the .ini but it's not officially supported.

How well do you guys think my laptop would run it? I got a dual core i5 M430 2.27 ghz 4gb RAM and a HD 4670 1gb. I'd be okay with low settings and <1080p. Do you think I'd be able to maintain 30ish fps at ANY setting?

My AMD 6870 died on me last night so I had to pop in my old 4670. You'll do about 10-15FPS low settings at 1024x768.
#32 Posted by the_bi99man (11058 posts) -

[QUOTE="the_bi99man"]

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

Ultra isn't coming for awhile, like mid 2013 at the ealiest. It wasn't about optimization, it was about their target hardware requirements. Hardware to run the game on ultra isn't really out yet. Sure, a quad SLI machine may be able to, but they aren't bothering because nobody can use it.

You can unlock it in the .ini but it's not officially supported.

Jebus213

How well do you guys think my laptop would run it? I got a dual core i5 M430 2.27 ghz 4gb RAM and a HD 4670 1gb. I'd be okay with low settings and <1080p. Do you think I'd be able to maintain 30ish fps at ANY setting?

My AMD 6870 died on me last night so I had to pop in my old 4670. You'll do about 20-30FPS low settings at 1024x768.

Well that's not too bad. And I guess the game is free. I can try it and not be out anything if it runs like sh!t. Think I'll download it now.

#33 Posted by parkurtommo (27655 posts) -

Didn't like the beta very much, the scale was awesome but then I noticed that the actual gameplay was pretty damn boring.

#34 Posted by Jebus213 (8920 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jebus213"][QUOTE="the_bi99man"]

How well do you guys think my laptop would run it? I got a dual core i5 M430 2.27 ghz 4gb RAM and a HD 4670 1gb. I'd be okay with low settings and <1080p. Do you think I'd be able to maintain 30ish fps at ANY setting?

the_bi99man

My AMD 6870 died on me last night so I had to pop in my old 4670. You'll do about 20-30FPS low settings at 1024x768.

Well that's not too bad. And I guess the game is free. I can try it and not be out anything if it runs like sh!t. Think I'll download it now.

Sorry, I missed "dual-core i5" there. I'd say you do around 10-15 FPS now...
#35 Posted by NEWMAHAY (3797 posts) -
I can't log into the game. The launcher pops up but the "Play" button isn't there
#36 Posted by Mrcod11 (3059 posts) -

Downloading now. I loved the beta, can't wait to get going with the final release. Even more excited because Nvidia released a beta driver set with big performance increases for Planetside 2.

#37 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

Downloading it as I type this.

#38 Posted by slimjimbadboy (1731 posts) -

Most likely will be NC on a west coast server once it's done downloading.

#39 Posted by IPWNDU2 (2535 posts) -

Downloading it as I type this.

GamerwillzPS

Downloading as I quote this.

#40 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -

[QUOTE="MBirdy88"]Pretty mediocre game tbh, battlefield sci-fi with even more pointless traveling, not a fan.iamrob7

Hmm fair enough, I haven't tried it yet, the largescale battles are appealing to me though.

they are more appealing to watch, actually being in them generally means camping behind a rock to try avoid one of the 500 snipers or respawn charging in the same area for hours on end. Now if your smart enough to play with people it gets a bit more interesting with the coordination and setting up attacks, but in the end it's just a zerge and you steam roll everything. large scale fights are a bit of a novelty IMO. They lack focus and it's easy to zone out while playing them because of the distances or lack of interesting fights
#41 Posted by lostrib (42207 posts) -

[QUOTE="WiiMan21"]

Played a lot of the beta, the Ultra graphics was locked out during that but I hope they optimized it enough that I can get good enough frames with Ultra settings.

Wasdie

Ultra isn't coming for awhile, like mid 2013 at the ealiest. It wasn't about optimization, it was about their target hardware requirements. Hardware to run the game on ultra isn't really out yet. Sure, a quad SLI machine may be able to, but they aren't bothering because nobody can use it.

You can unlock it in the .ini but it's not officially supported.

Is physx implemented?

#42 Posted by rogelio22 (2427 posts) -

just got thru playing it for like an hour and a half and boy was it hectic and fun! game froze so i am quitting for now! but from what i played it played smooth with vsync off, everything on high except no ambient occlusion. (gtx 570 w/ 2500k)

#43 Posted by rogelio22 (2427 posts) -
[QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

[QUOTE="WiiMan21"]

Played a lot of the beta, the Ultra graphics was locked out during that but I hope they optimized it enough that I can get good enough frames with Ultra settings.

Ultra isn't coming for awhile, like mid 2013 at the ealiest. It wasn't about optimization, it was about their target hardware requirements. Hardware to run the game on ultra isn't really out yet. Sure, a quad SLI machine may be able to, but they aren't bothering because nobody can use it.

You can unlock it in the .ini but it's not officially supported.

Is physx implemented?

cant choose physix for some reason i mean its there but cant choose it
#44 Posted by Ballroompirate (23697 posts) -

I love this game!!

Probably my fav fps in awhile

#45 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"][QUOTE="Wasdie"]

Been excited for this, in the last week of the beta they fixed hundreds of bugs. It's in a decent state really.

Wasdie

Despite the bugs, is it running better? I was getting 20fps at times in the Beta but don't think it will be much better.

They haven't even put in the ultra setting because it's targeting computers that aren't even available yet.

The next Crysis? :o

#46 Posted by rogelio22 (2427 posts) -

I love this game!!

Probably my fav fps in awhile

Ballroompirate

yeah i was kinda getting tired of all these military shooters! but running around on a different planet with tons of online people is quite refreshing! its like halo on a huge scale! tribes ascend is pretty cool too but i couldnt get into that sliding

#47 Posted by jonathant5 (873 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ballroompirate"]

I love this game!!

Probably my fav fps in awhile

rogelio22

yeah i was kinda getting tired of all these military shooters! but running around on a different planet with tons of online people is quite refreshing! its like halo on a huge scale! tribes ascend is pretty cool too but i couldnt get into that sliding

Yeah Planetside 2 is quite a bit of fun, although man it performs poorly on my laptop (I was in the beta, have not yet downloaded the new updated version yet). The scale of the game is huge, so many vehicles and people running around. But, there are times when the game is boring due to the lack of focus. I personally feel that out of the F2P FPS games, Tribes Ascend is better than PS2, but thats just me. You should really give Tribes another go, it grows on you (the skiing and the gameplay) and after a while you start truly enjoying the game (I started off with the closed beta and man was that fun).
#48 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38219 posts) -

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

[QUOTE="SaltyMeatballs"] Despite the bugs, is it running better? I was getting 20fps at times in the Beta but don't think it will be much better. Master_ShakeXXX

They haven't even put in the ultra setting because it's targeting computers that aren't even available yet.

The next Crysis? :o

Not really. It looks fantastic but a big hit comes from all the people it has to render.

#49 Posted by lostrib (42207 posts) -

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="Wasdie"]

They haven't even put in the ultra setting because it's targeting computers that aren't even available yet.

seanmcloughlin

The next Crysis? :o

Not really. It looks fantastic but a big hit comes from all the people it has to render.

Although some of the ground/rock textures are really crappy (unless they updated them since the beta)

#50 Posted by mems_1224 (48415 posts) -
Terran Republic FTW! :cool: