Today marks the beginning of the second World Domination Series. There have been a ton of changes due to player feedback since the first Season which you can see here.
After the first World Domination Preseason, we took all of your feedback and made some major changes to the rules, scoring and rewards. Today, we're happy to announce the start of PlanetSide 2 World Domination Preseason 2 on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 12:00 AM PT!! Check out the changes below and prepare for war, Auraxians!
You can also view the current statistics on the preason as well as a countdown till it's over on the official website.
The start of Season One has been delayed to March 5th, the team is also looking for eight Outfits in the US and EU for pre season matchups.
Season 1 official start is now March 5th for both the EU and US. That is now a solid date and we hope to use this month to test the format.— PS2 Community Clash (@ps2commclash) January 28, 2014
That being said both EU and US teams are looking for 8 outfits each for pre seasons matches if anyone out there is interested.— PS2 Community Clash (@ps2commclash) January 28, 2014
After a short hiatus PlanetSide 2 Community Clash will be returning on March 5th 2014 at 8PM Central Time! This time around there will also be an EU bracket. On the 5th you will see Jenk Squad go up against Sturmgrenadier in the US at 8PM Central and the Foundation vs Rebel Rifles in the EU at 7PM GMT. Check out the full brackets below.
For more information and dates hit up the comment thread, and be sure to provide your feedback!
Yesterday Matt Higby posted a status update on Development and frequency of game updates.
Hey all -
As 2014 starts I wanted to give you all a quick note about some changes we're making to the way the game is updated. Over the last few weeks we have been reorganizing our internal build and development processes in order to allow us to expedite builds to live with the goal of updating the live game more often and more regularly. I'm really excited to announce that starting next Wednesday we will begin doing weekly game updates!
What does this mean for you?
Well for starters, it means we'll be more rapidly respond to bugs & balance issues in the game without having to rely on hotfixes as much. We'll also be able to release new content more frequently and consistently. Each individual update will be smaller and more focused, with fewer moving parts that can break, which we hope will greatly decrease the number of bugs being introduced when we update. This doesn't mean that we're not still working on bigger features and larger content pieces, we definitely are and they'll be slotted into the weekly schedule as they're ready to be released. As part of this change we are also going to be updating and playtesting on Test server a lot more often in the future, as always, your playtesting assistance and feedback on the test server will be greatly appreciated.
One final note, the first couple of these weekly updates are going to be a bit smaller than what you can expect to see later on, as we're still shaking off the holiday cobwebs and getting used to the new development processes.
We've got a really terrific slate of new features and content lined up for 2014 that we can't wait to get out to you guys, it's going to be an amazing year for Planetside 2.
Thanks for reading, see you on Auraxis!
Hit up the comment thread to discuss.
Earlier today John Smedley posted some information regarding their recently announced changes to premium membership. Just a short time ago he posted another update revealing possible changes as a result of community feedback.
Thanks for the feedback. We listened. Here are the basics of our revised plan. Please note - we have not had the time to do estimates of the work involved, and also we're continuing to listen. so this isn't baked just yet. Do not expect that this is all going to happen immediately. We plain don't know yet. we're doing that meeting tmw.
1) We're lowering the price of All Access to $14.99
2) We're going to make it so every subscriber to all our PC games an all access member. Basically there will be one SOE membership for our PC games. Please note there are some minor restrictions around our kids titles (simply put - if you're a 12 year old who signed up for FR you won't have access to the adult games so we'll likely leave the lower priced kids offerings as separate subscriptions for under 12 for the same low prices).
4) we are going to be giving our members a 10% discount in our marketplaces.
Check out the full list of tweaks here and be sure to hit up the comment thread as well to post your thoughts on the changes.