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PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

SOE has announced that all former PlanetSide 1 players will receive six months free in celebration of ten years of PlanetSide!

It's been ten years since the Terran Republic, Vanu Sovereignty, and New Conglomerate first fought viciously over terrain in PlanetSide 1, a tradition that continues as conflict rages across Indar, Esamir, and Amerish in PlanetSide 2. Join us in celebrating this anniversary by remembering your service in PlanetSide 1.

As a thank you to those veterans, every former PlanetSide 1 subscriber will be granted 6 months of PlanetSide 1 membership absolutely free! Relive those glory days and bring honor to your empire!

Everyone should receive their time grants within the next 24 hours if they have not recieved them already.

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2013-05-20 02:25 PM
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2013-06-01 10:39 AM
ChipMHazard
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Hehe. Well that leaves only one option... Your Laptop is cursed. CURSED!
2013-06-01 12:39 PM
Crator
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Originally Posted by Shogun View Post
doesn´t work.

but i get to the normal account site from my gaming rig, and the launchpad works there as well. very strange.
Shogun, try IPCONFIG /flushdns at a command prompt...
2013-06-01 05:03 PM
Taramafor
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

I'm a little disappointed with the way they're making this free. "Oh look, we have a brand new free game out but you must still have paid a subscription fee or have had an account on the new game AT AN EARLIER DATE to play it. We can't help it if you got your new comp later and couldn't be bothered to make an account for a game you couldn't even play before to play this older game.

So... Yea. That.

It's not like everyone's going to flood the PS1 servers with the bad coding. I'd sure play it but most people can't handle the older graphics and longer respawn/weapon switching times because everything has to be fast these days.

Following that logic (which is most likely accurate) I really don't see a reason why PS1 isn't free for EVERYONE when PS2 has no subscription fee.
2013-06-01 05:17 PM
Elahhez
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Originally Posted by Taramafor View Post
Following that logic (which is most likely accurate) I really don't see a reason why PS1 isn't free for EVERYONE when PS2 has no subscription fee.
Simply because subscription is the only income in ps1 and SOE is a business. In order to make PS1 F2p permanently, they would need to recode it to offer ways of alternative income.
2013-06-01 05:25 PM
ChipMHazard
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Originally Posted by Elahhez View Post
Simply because subscription is the only income in ps1 and SOE is a business. In order to make PS1 F2p permanently, they would need to recode it to offer ways of alternative income.
Which would be a very bad thing. Would anyone here actually want to see SOE change Planetside into a self-sustaining F2P game, with all that entails?
2013-06-01 05:56 PM
Taramafor
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Originally Posted by Elahhez View Post
Simply because subscription is the only income in ps1 and SOE is a business. In order to make PS1 F2p permanently, they would need to recode it to offer ways of alternative income.
That's just it. PS1's time has (more or less) passed. Let's be honest, the only income coming in is from the vets who I'm sure would be happy to make donations anyway.

My main gripe isn't the limited free time but the fact that it's not "free" unless you already made an account on PS2 at an earlier date. It's like saying "You didn't care enough about our PS2 game to make an account sooner so that means you don't care enough about our game and we're going to punish you for it by not letting you play now."
2013-06-02 11:41 AM
Babyfark McGeez
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

They could include the PS1 sub for people who purchased premium time for PS2 for starters.
Or just give every freshly made PS2 account also 6 free months of PS1.
2013-06-02 04:50 PM
Taramafor
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Originally Posted by Babyfark McGeez View Post
Or just give every freshly made PS2 account also 6 free months of PS1.
Exactly. that's exactly my point. Either aim it at people that pay or everyone. Not a messy middle ground that only favors half of the people on one side of the fence.
2013-06-25 06:26 PM
lazer1982
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Originally Posted by Tigersmith View Post
i was just thinking the same thing.. is 6months really worth it for SOE.. im guessing a huge group of PS1 vets are not even playing PS2..
planetside 1 VS 2 umm im old school PS1 all the way
2013-06-26 01:39 PM
BLACKDOG
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Why would you want to play PS1 when PS2 is 100 times better. Just let it die. If SOE wants to satisfy players of old games the bring back SWG Pre-CU.
2013-06-26 02:27 PM
Crator
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Blackdog, did you play PS1? Do you know the differences between PS1 and PS2? For one, PS1 did not use the free-to-play model. That makes a large difference in how the certification and inventory systems between the two games are done. There are no pre-built classes in PS1. There's more continents, homes continents with sanctuaries, and an inter-continent lattice with continent locking in PS1.

The base capture mechanics and many other meta-game elements are better developed in PS1 then PS2 atm as well... There's more vehicles in PS1 and the spawn mechanics are very different.
2013-06-26 03:18 PM
Figment
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Originally Posted by BLACKDOG View Post
Why would you want to play PS1 when PS2 is 100 times better. Just let it die.
I know a dog that needs to be sent to a farm where it can roam free and bark happily ever after.
2013-06-26 03:32 PM
Death2All
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Originally Posted by BLACKDOG View Post
Why would you want to play PS1 when PS2 is 100 times better. Just let it die. If SOE wants to satisfy players of old games the bring back SWG Pre-CU.
Join date 6/14/2013.

No posts other than this one.

Basti, please go.
2013-06-26 06:49 PM
QuiCKaNdDeaDLy
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Originally Posted by Death2All View Post
Basti, please go.
QFT!
2013-06-30 08:12 PM
basti
Re: PlanetSide 1 Free for Six Months

Originally Posted by Death2All View Post
Join date 6/14/2013.

No posts other than this one.

Basti, please go.
why should i make a fake account to post something I don't even agree on?
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