View Full Version : Expansion Ideas
2002-10-19, 02:04 PM
Well, since we all know MOST of the specifications of the game (don't have specific detail yet), who has any ideas about expansions? I think there should be a space and a sea expansion.
2002-10-19, 02:18 PM
Oooh luvly, well we know that the way a lot of the MMORPG's get extra cash and keep new people signing on is through expansion packs so I think we can expect a few for PS.
A moon that you can play on would be really cool, a totally new area that is say inhabited by loads of NPC creatures etc, with research bases and things from the three empires.
Or going in the other direction, how about underground worlds? I know the bases will have significant underground sections, but we could have very large interconnected caverns, with the same setup as above, but fighting for the control of mining resources - the more mines you control locally, the quicker you can get the vehicle of gun you want produced :D
As for general updates, I think we can expect a steady stream of new weapons, vehicles, armour, abilities and implants as the game goes on - some nice big air bombers would be my choice.
2002-10-19, 02:45 PM
I think a nice expansion would be underground facilities. The possibilities are limitless for this. Imagine trying to tunnel to an enemy base, while they install sound and motion detectors to counter this tactic.
Another one would be sea expansion. Giant floating communities and or processing plants extracting the minerals from the sea floor far below. (Storms such as hurricanes could then be a part of the equation.) These are accessible only from the air or boats, obviously. Presents a whole new challenge as far as attacking and holding. Airborne troops dropping from the sky onto the floating facilities timed right after a devestating hurricane is a cool mind picture. :) Wonder how many CEPs I could get for that tactic!? :D
2002-10-19, 03:44 PM
What I think would be cool would be either a new empire, or perhaps an Alien race getting thrown into the mix.
With what we know of the story so far who's to say that another faction might not splinter off and form their own empire? Or how about the Aliens comiing back for the Technology the Vanu have been using? Aliens could have base obove the planet, new weapons and technology.
Throw in some new impants for everyone and you've got a winner. :D
2002-10-21, 05:09 AM
you guys forget the warp gate collapsed and they are all stranded on the planet, they dont have deep space exploration ships...they were there to build it up for the terran republic. though the undergound factilities idea is cool...that could work. but adding another planet...just wouldnt make any sense.
2002-10-21, 07:41 AM
Metacom, the population may thrive on the given planet and wish to expand further. You never know, they may begin to build a much larger ships instead of the tanks that they are currently building, then try to escape the planetside war by going in search of another planet. Little would they know, wherever they went the war would follow.
The alien technology found in planetside which is so sought after by the vanu may even help them escape the planet ... whatever happens, there would be a way to justify it with an odd twist (the devs could make up some insanely stupid story and pass it off as truth, it's their universe ;))
I'm not quite sure what they would throw in an expansion ... probably more land somehow, a few more vehicles, weapons, classes (which would be nice) etc and maybe even some customisable armor or more distinguished features on individual avatars. I think an expansion would essentially just add more to what we have already rather than do anything groundbreaking (as far as expansions go).
I do really like the idea of underground systems though, some nice ideas here.
2002-10-21, 12:26 PM
Well, if they wanted to expand the gameplay area, if would have to be in either space (although...then the name planetside wouldn't work too well) or underground, unless they just forgot to search the planet for a few conintents and missed them (.......). So anyways, the expansion should add more crap to the game. Vehicles, weapons, suits, implants, etc...
2002-10-22, 12:24 AM
i love it when ppl throw realism into something fictional
2002-10-22, 09:59 AM
Its called deductive reasoning. Just because something is fictional doesn't mean it has to make no sense :/
2003-02-25, 09:28 PM
Here is something I dont think any of you guys thought up. They could expand battles into space and have huge flagships with fighter escorts.
Mabye they could add spys to the game that could dress up like other factions and steal other teams technology for there base.
What also would be cool if there could be animals that could harm players.
What I also think they should add is a aircraft with a spawn point on it and also a weapon terminal. So they aircraft could land and players could spawn from it.
Here is a weird idea I thought up. They could make some kind of implant that would "mutate" you into some creature/cyborg with weapons on it.(thats a little far fetched but could be cool).:trrocks:
2003-02-25, 09:35 PM
OMG this is older than old.
Anyway, the only problems with this is that the devs have kinda scrapped some of these ideas already. Maybe not completely, but for now. The second one is interesting though.
2003-02-25, 09:49 PM
Please don't bump 4 month old threads. Things change a lot in 4 months.
2003-02-26, 12:43 AM
I think the 1st expansion should obviously include some vehicle/weapon/skill upgrades but i think they should focuse mainly on water war. Not only should there be boats cruisers aircraft carriers, but submarines as well. Water Wars would add a whole new concept to the game, and new strategies.
2003-02-26, 01:20 AM
I agree, just toss aqua environments into the game and you have a full on expansion ready. It'd cover probably a good 10 more vehicles. Could add some more functionality to the Vanu hovering crafts and jump jets.
As far as NPCs of any kind; I don't like. One big selling point for me is that anything I run into - will in some way be a player manipulated. That's a huge bonus and something MMO's have skipped entirely till now.
Depending on the amount of people that will play Planetside faithfully - would be a sole factor on my decision to say "yes" or "no" to more continental land. If aqua environment battles were added, that's a good deal more fighting room there. If it's so crowded commanders don't get the chance to do any form of strategizing, new lands would be a big must for me.
2003-02-26, 11:18 AM
Orbital bombardment. :vsrocks:
2003-02-26, 12:36 PM
Another idea I'd like to see that hit me a moment ago is replacable turrets on vehicles.
Not in reference to 'tank' class vehicles, but like, for example: A 'jeep' class vehicle could either have: Anti-Air Cannons, Anti-Personnel Guns, or Anti-Armor Cannons. Would make the current vehicles triple in versatility. I wouldn't be surprised had this already been suggested; just can't recall all the previous suggestions at this moment. :x
2003-02-26, 02:32 PM
Heh recruits dig up funny things without knowing it dont they?
Orbital bombardment? Not cool, could you imagine being under it, with no way to fight back? Bombers? That just adds a whole element of spam that the devs kept out when they said no artillery.
Water battles.....not bad, but how do you power the ships? Everything in game is powered by warpgates and this is why we cant fly over the oceans.
What would be cool is to add spacestations for each continent. Take a HART into orbit but instead of drop pods we could take fighter craft, gunships and transports and attack and invade (BOARDING PARTY!) continent specific stations. It would be like another base, but maybe could be used to break cont lock, or decrease enemy SOI? We have things to increase ours, but not to decrease theirs, just an idea.
Just no big ships or orbital bombs. That would suck.
2003-02-26, 02:59 PM
I think it would be cool if their were satelites orbiting Auraxis that belonged to a rich company that had the power to close the wormhole on purpose so they could broadcast the ongoing war back on earth and then they finally re-open it and send in some kind of army that would be a new empire. Navy battles would be an awsome expansion too. Secret Underwater bases would be a must. Like if a TR base was underwater only TR people could see them on radar. A battleship would be cool.
2003-02-26, 04:35 PM
I think the first expansion will be just like new vehicles, weps, armors and facilities. I can see motor cycles getting thrown into the mix.
2003-02-26, 04:42 PM
yeah, bikes would be awsome until you reached the rough terrain.
2003-02-26, 05:12 PM
i think a moon with low grav would RULE!!!
2003-02-26, 06:40 PM
The game hasn't even come out yet and we're already discussing how to change it? :eek:
2003-02-26, 08:24 PM
i think PS is good as it is right now but a sea expansion would be cool but it would be to big
2003-02-26, 08:41 PM
I dont see them adding new facilities on existing continents or new continents either. How do you explain not noticing a continent from space? And these new facilities built themselves over night, and btw they give us this great new stuff. No i cant see that happening.
The need for better weapons and vechs would lead to research, easy to explain new guns/vechs. Break through in power generation and now we can operate on the oceans....sure why not. Everyone knows about the space race, wouldnt be hard to explain that. Hell, they already have satalites that give commanders information, now we can fight over them. There, expansion explained.
Just dont expect anything bigger or more destructive then a vanguard or prowler. There wont be capital ships, there wont be huge destroyers(unless they are bases, then we could have aircraft carriers). Expect fighter craft that only work in vacuum, and gunboats. Maybe submarine aspect, but unlikly. Remember, the devs dont want a superweapon, they want skill based gameplay.
2003-02-26, 08:55 PM
Terran Elite Airborne Regiment
LOL this Shiz is 4 months old, but yes i'd like to add my pennies.
The sea expansion is nessasary- we need to be able to swim and to be able to fly across continents. This would also include new anti boat/sub weapons and more rapid fire weapons. I also would like an increase in BattleRank level from 20 to 30, and CommandRank from 5 to 10 ect. but i dont think that the CR would be nessasary.
Also a flight expansion where there are more types of planes and maybe even a space expansion where HART stations can be attacked and there are space stations that you want to control to be able to drop more drop pods at different continents, ect.
that was my 2 pennys so l8tz this was DARK!
2003-02-26, 09:06 PM
Got idea! Ok, massive floating bases exist. These can spawn aircraft and ships. Ships can be subs, destroyers, light scouts, etc. Water is broken into different zones, with dams seperating zones. To land troops, you have to load the land zone. This makes all the troops from the ship that went down the ramp, appear on the beach. Ships can't see or hurt what's happening on beachers. HOWEVER, advanced base radar pick up these landing troops, and you can intercept them quickly, because 1-2 people come off a ship at a time over 1-2 minutes. Ships would be powered by underwater mineral deposits that spawned randomly. A ship could go a long time without deposits if it didn't fire weapons, spawn anything, etc. To get at these, a diver (new certs) or a sub would go down to the deposit, and then upload it into the ship. People could dive without Diving/Advanced Diving, but they couldn't stay down long, or move fast. Subs could upload/carry more minerals. Ships would carry anti-aircraft, anti-sub, and anti-ship weaponry. Subs would be large blips on radar, due to massive propeller emissions. They would be sorta hard to spot too. Ships could be sunk, and hacked. Some of the bigger classes could spawn stuff, like an AMS, but this would eat up minerals. Minerals would have to spawn according to demand, not so many that they coat the ocean, but not so few that all the ships are motionless. Just my 85 dollars, there is a ton of new crap in here.
2003-02-26, 09:14 PM
Terran Elite Airborne Regiment
ur 85 bucks eh!
I THINK MINERALS ARE LIKE FAIRY LIKE. BUT WE ARE ALL ENTITLED TO OUR OPINIONS!
look at him prance!
ok so i do agree with subs and aircraft carriers and battleships, but each shouldn't be that big the should be like 2 tanks or so, carriers should have to have pilots that bring in their own aircraft. the battleships should have like 3 big guns and 3 AA guns. AND NO MINERALS!
DARK- THIS WAS NOT A FLAME JUST ANOTHER OPINION, NO HARD FEELINGS DOWG!
my 100 bucks! beat that shiz!
2003-02-26, 09:22 PM
Some of these ideas are so far-fetched and absurd they would completely ruin the game. Some are pretty good though. Naval bases and such would be a neat idea, but we won't be seeing that for a long time. Fighting over HART stations seems kind of pointless to me, but whatever. I'm sure they could put a good spin on it if they wanted to, but don't think it's such a great idea. If the population really got out of control, adding a moon or something would be perfectly acceptable. It would be cool to be in a different enviornment with altered physics (jump a bit higher, grenades fly farther). Any immediate changes will just be guns, armor, vehicles, etc.
2003-02-26, 09:28 PM
Yeah Dark, I guess you're right. Minerals/Mining is so gay. Who needs coal or oil? Gold? Please. Diamonds and Silver is for losers. Potassium? We don't need that to stay healthy. And Carbon just sucks all around, it's not like we're practically made out of it or anything. What's with this Zinc and Copper crap? Do we actually make currency out of that? No way. Iron is for pansies, give me wood anyday! I'm sorry, but your post was ridiculous. Not to flame you or anything, just defend my minerals. Take all the silicon/copper/gold electronics out of your computer, and then post something. I dare you. :D
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