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Old 2012-01-23, 08:01 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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I got it for $10 on D2D and just finished the subscription (came with 30 days free). I doubt Ill resubscribe due to PS2 being so close but I got it to play with the outfit I am in who are still doing ops.

What are some things I should know?
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Old 2012-01-23, 09:11 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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So, you already played 30 days, but said you wont resubscribe, yet you ask for more tips? Either I misread/understood or then just confused for why exactly you need to know anything if you arnt playing anymore?

That said, you should probably specify the question, Planetside is STILL probably one of the more complicated games, or perhaps not complicated, but it has so much one would have to explain you unless you specify
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Old 2012-01-23, 11:00 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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I have a question for you:

What are your impressions of the (almost) 9 year old game after 30 days?

I'm just curious to see what you think of it now since you didn't play it in its prime.
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Old 2012-01-23, 11:55 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Crazy, I started back in 2010 myself, except for graphics, the game is still unique and unmatched. Just sad the populations are too low to really have the game in full glory anymore, that said I'm still subbed and still enjoy the game regularly.
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Old 2012-01-23, 12:58 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Oh shit, I meant that I haven't played yet. When I said that I finished the sub I meant that I am able to begin playing today.
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Old 2012-01-23, 04:29 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Originally Posted by TacKLed View Post
Oh shit, I meant that I haven't played yet. When I said that I finished the sub I meant that I am able to begin playing today.
Lucky you, I remember the first day where everything was brand new and shiny and I spent 2 minutes covering from a menacing deathmobile that turned out to be an unmanned Lightning

Anyway, if you give us your name I'm sure someone will be there from your empire to show you around
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Old 2012-01-23, 04:30 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Cert aircav, fly reavers and mosquitos exclusively, win game.
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Old 2012-01-23, 05:55 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Turn off the flora
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And if you back in 2003 decided you wanted to play RTS games, between then and now you'd have dozens of RTS games you could have played. If you decided to play MMOFPS' between then and now, there were none
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Old 2012-01-24, 12:39 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Originally Posted by Warborn View Post
Cert aircav, fly reavers and mosquitos exclusively, win game.
keep telling yourself it was ever that easy.
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Old 2012-01-24, 05:38 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Originally Posted by ShockFC View Post
keep telling yourself it was ever that easy.
Beat me to it.


That being said.

Always have engineering certed regardless of play style, it's simply too useful a cert.

If you plan on doing a lot of fighting indoors, medical goes a long way to increasing time on the field without returning to an e-term for fresh kit, though you can still get by with just medkits.

Speaking of. ALWAYS have medkits, even if you have medical certed. You can adjust the medkit function key to be something more comfortable that you can pop in the middle of a fight to increase the amount of time you stay alive.

Implants. When you hit BR6, implants are basically interchangeable perks. I recommend Audio Amp as your first implant, simply because being able to KNOW where an enemy is at, can either get you a kill or help prevent you from dieing.

Join an outfit, I recommend GotR from VS (look for their listed squads), good bunch of guys.

There's a lot more stuff out there, planetside in it's own way, is fairly complex. It takes time to realize what does and doesn't work. And do not compare it to any other FPS you've ever played, you will only burn yourself.
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Old 2012-01-25, 12:02 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Originally Posted by ShockFC View Post
keep telling yourself it was ever that easy.
this one time i killed a rexo and i only had to fire 43 rockets.
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Old 2012-01-25, 04:52 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Originally Posted by ShockFC View Post
keep telling yourself it was ever that easy.
Reaver/mosquito pilot spotted.
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Old 2012-01-23, 07:52 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Well TacKLed, you should know that you level throughout the game known as BR (Battlerank) and CR (Command Rank). Max is 20BR and 5 CR.

You earn bep for BR by capturing bases & killing enemies. You earn CR for simply leading a squad or platoon while capturing bases.

As you earn BR, you get rewarded with certifications which you spend on any vehicles, weapons, etc

Thats pretty much the basics. The game used to have so many people playing back from 2003-2007.
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Old 2012-01-23, 08:12 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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Originally Posted by OnlinePirate View Post
CR (Command Rank). Max is 20BR and 5 CR.
Actually the new BR is 40. CR is still 5
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Old 2012-01-23, 08:50 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Edit: Nm, someone posted about BR40 already.
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