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Planetside anyone still playing

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Emo_hug, 31 May 2006.

  1. Emo_hug

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 4,550

    As title anyone still playing Planetside?
    I came back to it after about 6 months inactivity and finding it enjoyable again :) also i see they upgraded the Rocket Rifle so its more versatile interesting thought that.
    and the last Live event has to be one of the most interesting event for a while that i've heard about.
     
  2. unknown79

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 192

    Location: Wigan

    I thought about coming back myself the other week, still might do.

    LostCorpse, name rings a bell, think i used to play with you :p Played on Werner NC?
     
  3. Emo_hug

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 4,550

    Yep LostCorpse on Werner Server :) part of the 3DRave crowd.
    If you see an adundence or copses thats me trying to either A) Kill the VS/TR or B) Me running around trying rez/heal/repair ya all. K:D around 1:2
     
  4. Efour

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,481

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    Anyone remember me ? : ) Efour NC.

    still in the top 20 NC werner players after not playing for a year or 2 lol
     
  5. Kona*

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,039

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Well well well, if it isnt Efour :) Dont even know if you will remember me....

    I was (still am):

    Riddler in PlanetSide, was in your Guild(Is that what they were called? Aint played in ages) when it first came out

    Helium in DAoC (Come on, you must remember me now...)

    Craig :)
     
  6. Efour

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,481

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    hehe, hello mate ofc i remember :O
     
  7. MNuTz

    Banned

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,935

    Location: Market Drayton, Salop

    did they ever release the free version of planetside?

    I played it for a while but couldnt find a decent guild and found that the targetting system wasnt for me. I like to be able to aim, shoot and know im going to hit what i am aiming at. It seemed a bit random, like headshots with a pistol from 400 yrds in CS!!
     
  8. Emo_hug

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 4,550

  9. unknown79

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Jul 2005

    Posts: 192

    Location: Wigan

    Hey lost, i think i played with you :p

    My chars were
    xHitmaNx - VS
    xHiTsTeRx - NC
    xH1TST3Rx - TR

    Not played properly for a good 18months or so..

    Last time i played was in january on some free month they gave away to veterans :rolleyes:
     
  10. PikeyPriest

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,181

    I havent played for 2 years or so, used to play as PikeyKiller or something - cant really remember it too well.

    Im thinking about trying to free trial out when i finish my exams on friday and see if i want to resub or not.
     
  11. Ult1mateSlayer

    Associate

    Joined: 7 Mar 2006

    Posts: 48

    I've started playing this game again too, I stopped as I only had a 7 day trial and didn't really like it that much before but now i'm paying for it and with all the updates its a lot better.

    Obviously, my in game name on Werner is Ult1mateSlayer and Vanu Sovereignty.
    I also have an account for Emerald Server with my name as AthanDaray and New Conglomerate.
     
  12. Emo_hug

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Jun 2004

    Posts: 4,550

    one of the newer things i like is the ability to creat a charictor from each of the factions on a seingle server much nicer now.

    maybe we could organise a weekend online play? if theres enough interest.

    unknown79, sorry i dont recognise any of those names, but its possable you TKed me a lot or just plain out killed me depending on who you played :_P
     
  13. [email protected]

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

    Posts: 248

    Location: Hull

    What are the populations like now?

    What realy made this game for me was the big battles. I remember fighting for >2 hours over a single bridges/bases, intense, loved it :) When populations started to drop fights got smaller, outfits shrunk/disbanded and the teamwork just faded away :(

    Vanu rule ;)
     
  14. Efour

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,481

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    Last time i played about 8 months ago it was pretty boring. Werner at least.

    The size of the battles had scaled down, which was made the game good for me

    I used to love sniping, but it was all BFRs those gay giant walking tanks that can splat you even on the walls.

    THe base Courtyard fights, again the other best part of the game inmo, was destroyed by the HUGGGGE BFRs.


    They nerfed the Infil aswell, the other thing i used to like playing lol


    so all in all, SOE YOU ******** YOU KILLED MY GAMEEEEEE!!!! :D
     
  15. MoodyB

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,748

    Location: Motherwell, Scotland

    The pop has increased a bit recently, due to the free ' fodderside ' promotion. You do get the odd empire having 2 poplocks now and again, or at least very close to it. which was highly unlikely 12-18 months ago. There's even been a few poplocks in the afternoon during weekdays.

    And the recent event was a farce, unsuprisingly :rolleyes: Started off well, with all empires slowly losing access to all vehicles 1 by 1, to be left with only the Lodestar, Galaxy and Wraith for transport ( iirc ). The mass foot battles that followed were good fun and pretty enjoyable for a change, since there was no airchav / tanks / bfr's around to spoil the fun :)

    Then came the stupid bit. To get each vehicle back, you had to capture a certain number of caverns. This became tedious extremely quickly as :

    1 - The caves suck :p

    2 - The TR ( who had around 40-50% global pop for the duration of the event, mainly thanks to the empire-hoppers who jumped ship when the TR gained access to Mosi's / Reavers again :rolleyes: ) gained all vehicles back around twice as quick as the NC / VS, so getting farmed by mosi's / reavers / tanks was not enjoyable..
     
  16. MoodyB

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,748

    Location: Motherwell, Scotland

    Snipe a BFR's shield gen a few times and it'll leg it.

    And they did Infils a favour. You can no longer use darklight in 3rd person, so you could call that an Infil ' buff ' if you like.
     
  17. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,685

    Location: Cornwall

    I get fed up with it,
    I'm not willing to pay that much for somthing thats this buggy/annoying anymore.
    I'm still doing the cannon fodder thing tho.
     
  18. iamgud

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,780

    Location: UK

    I do agree that it isn't really worth £10 a month for the total joke that are the Planetside Devs but the game (although bug ridden, slow and repetetive) is still the only MMOFPS around and I love it. :D


    Me and about 6 of us all play on NC and sometimes TR.

    Iamgud on TR in OcUK/MOX
    MCJackHammer on NC in Controlled Chaos.
     
  19. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,685

    Location: Cornwall

    booted it up last night
    remebered why I stopped playing again.
    every so often the graphics just go BLEH, and stop working, huge slices of texture in the wrong places etc, invisible tanks etc, walls not showing up etc.
    brilliant, only game that doesn't work on my system I've ever seen.
     
  20. Ult1mateSlayer

    Associate

    Joined: 7 Mar 2006

    Posts: 48

    Well thats where you're wrong. Neocron 2 is a MMOFPS and its a larger game, better graphics, more players (though it doesn't seem it when you start), more action (depending on where you are)...its a lot better than PlanetSide and is only about £2.99 or something to buy from places like GameStation, theres still a monthly fee though.