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Hossin Available on Public Test

Public Test has been updated with the release of Hossin! Additionally it includes some more ESF tweaks, Drop Pod Optimizations and more.

We’ve made a subsection of Hossin available in preparation for SOE Live. You can get there by clicking the “Warp to Hossin” button on the Warpgate Terminal screen that’s been taunting you for all this time.

Only the center of the continent is available with some temp structures to support the smaller size, but you’ve now got a decent chunk of Hossin to play with. The new interlink facility is there too, so go nuts and give us any of your bugs and feedback.

So be sure to patch up public test and check out the latest continent, Hossin!

63 comments
2013-08-01 02:44 PM
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2013-08-03 09:03 AM
Rolfski
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

It's a bitch to navigate, that's for sure. Bring your Infiltrators and Light Assaults and don't even bother spawning any vehicle besides AMS.
2013-08-03 09:09 AM
typhaon
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

A change of scenery sure is nice, but we'll have to see how it plays.

Is it quite a bit smaller than the other worlds, or is it just because we can only play about half of it?
2013-08-03 09:48 AM
CrimsonTemplar
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Originally Posted by typhaon View Post
A change of scenery sure is nice, but we'll have to see how it plays.

Is it quite a bit smaller than the other worlds, or is it just because we can only play about half of it?
Probably a bit of that and the fact that Hossin, is much more triangular in shape and size and that's including the entirety of the Continent.

If we were to measure it with Indar for instance, I'm sure it would come close to its size, maybe not exactly but close.
2013-08-03 11:29 AM
Carbon Copied
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Originally Posted by typhaon View Post
A change of scenery sure is nice, but we'll have to see how it plays.

Is it quite a bit smaller than the other worlds, or is it just because we can only play about half of it?
Only 1/3 is available to play currently.
2013-08-03 03:36 PM
Greenthy
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

only spent 3h in there so my opinion is still a WIP:
It's a pain to move around in vehicles as wel as it is for aircraft to do A2G, apart from bases.
It has a few nice base designs.

One thing I think will be fun there is galaxy dropping. With travel time as it is, and A2G limited: I bet galaxies will be hot transport on hossin.


Oh yea, and instant death water!
Devs = please add underwater ala Tribes2: where you could fly your shrike underwater to come up the other side of a lake or navigate underwater channels at high speed.
2013-08-05 10:10 AM
Hamma
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

I was able to ask Matt some questions about Hossin that are somewhat irrelevant now since everyone can see it

But I asked him if they applied everything they learned from the Indar redesign and the Esamir redesign and he said they went back and retooled it numerous times before releasing what you are seeing now. Additionally it looks like they are going to do a "phased release" of the continent to get feedback along the way before full release.

I was able to observer cam around it a bit the day it released and I must say it was extremely impressive. It's not vehicle friendly overall, but vehicles will still have a role. I cannot wait to play Infiltrator on this map.
2013-08-05 10:12 AM
Dougnifico
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Originally Posted by Snipefrag View Post
I'm hoping more like Kashyyyk, going home now to have a play !
Nah man. Savin that for Forseral...
2013-08-05 10:25 AM
Carbon Copied
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Originally Posted by Hamma View Post
I was able to ask Matt some questions about Hossin that are somewhat irrelevant now since everyone can see it

But I asked him if they applied everything they learned from the Indar redesign and the Esamir redesign and he said they went back and retooled it numerous times before releasing what you are seeing now. Additionally it looks like they are going to do a "phased release" of the continent to get feedback along the way before full release.

I was able to observer cam around it a bit the day it released and I must say it was extremely impressive. It's not vehicle friendly overall, but vehicles will still have a role. I cannot wait to play Infiltrator on this map.
Hamma, were you able to get a run down of the Q&A round table sections of SOE Live with any info you're able to divulge back in the direction of the forum?
2013-08-05 11:00 AM
Hamma
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Sadly not, it was hard to collect information during the panels as they were all over the place. I may do a bit of a brain dump later today.

Also - here's the screenshots!

http://www.planetside-universe.com/media.php?album=132
2013-08-06 09:42 PM
Hamma
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Added some more

http://www.planetside-universe.com/media.php?album=132
2013-08-07 07:03 PM
Kalyper
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Here's some fun facts for ya regarding facility names.

Facility names are from the previous Planetside map with a few additions. The names for this continent were all themed around Incan/Mayan mythology. Key facts of each name are given (for those who care).


Acan
  • God of wine
  • Bio Lab

Bitol
  • Sky god
  • Bio Lab

Chac
  • God of fertility and agriculture, who sends thunder and rain
  • Tech Plant

Hurakan
  • God of wind and storm
  • Interlink Facility

Ixtab
  • Goddess of the gallows
  • Amp Station

Ghanan
  • God of agriculture
  • Tech Plant

Mulac
  • A Mayan giant
  • Tech Plant

Naum
  • Mayan god of mind and thought
  • Amp Station

Voltan
  • God of earth
  • Interlink Facility
2013-08-07 07:06 PM
ChipMHazard
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Think I'll be steering clear of Ixtab from now on, thank you very much. Anyone want to join me at Acan? Heard they're having a happy hour later on. Not sure about Chac though... Well, maybe after a few at Acan's.
2013-08-07 07:22 PM
DirtyBird
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Zoltan
  • Hound of Dracula
  • Outpost
2013-08-07 07:53 PM
ItZMuRdA
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Originally Posted by Kalyper View Post
Here's some fun facts for ya regarding facility names.

Facility names are from the previous Planetside map with a few additions. The names for this continent were all themed around Incan/Mayan mythology. Key facts of each name are given (for those who care).


Acan
  • God of wine
  • Bio Lab

Bitol
  • Sky god
  • Bio Lab

Chac
  • God of fertility and agriculture, who sends thunder and rain
  • Tech Plant

Hurakan
  • God of wind and storm
  • Interlink Facility

Ixtab
  • Goddess of the gallows
  • Amp Station

Ghanan
  • God of agriculture
  • Tech Plant

Mulac
  • A Mayan giant
  • Tech Plant

Naum
  • Mayan god of mind and thought
  • Amp Station

Voltan
  • God of earth
  • Interlink Facility
Nice! Thanks for the info. I remember reading something similar for the PS1 base names manyyyy moons ago.
2013-08-07 08:04 PM
shaql
Re: Hossin Available NOW on Public Test

Originally Posted by Kalyper View Post
Here's some fun facts for ya regarding facility names.
What about Sharpe's Run, then? Why is it not called Sharpe's Pizza?
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