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Old 2012-07-20, 12:15 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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How much does Planetside 2 really cost you?


Sure, Planetside 2 is a Free-to-play game. Sure, you can spend money on items in the future cash shop to deck out your character.

But... how much money have you all spent upgrading or completely rebuilding your systems? Are you lucky enough to already have a nice rig that will run the game?

I am personally struggling to decide if I want to spend the money to build a new computer that is capable of running Planetside 2. For the record, I built my current computer in the summer of 2005. My specs are an AMD Athlon FX-57, a 9800 GTX+, 4 Gigs of Corsair XMS PC3200 memory, and a 300GB Raptor. If that's not an old rig, I don't know what is.

I'm willing to bet at least 40% of the Planetside player-base has spent at least $100 or more tweaking/upgrading/completely rebuilding their computers to be able to play Planetside 2.

So, how much have you spent on Planetside 2?
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:18 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:18 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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My PC was built in 2004. I'll likely have to spend a good 800 bucks on a new rig before being able to even start PS2.

Now if I can just save enough between now and then...But that's an upgrade I'll be using for things other than just PS2.
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:19 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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My sanity.

Also dropped $25 on July 4th for double point day.

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Old 2012-07-20, 12:20 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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So far only $10. Cashed in on the 4th of July double station cash deal and picked up 2000 SC. Worth it!
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:22 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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So far only $10. Cashed in on the 4th of July double station cash deal and picked up 2000 SC. Worth it!
not super proud of this but i did the same but i sunk 50 bucks into it
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:24 AM   [Ignore Me] #7
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750..
and a birthday present
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:26 AM   [Ignore Me] #8
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My current system is:

GPU: AMD 6990
CPU: 2500k @ 4.8
RAM: 16GB
PSU: Enermax galaxy 1250 watt
MOBO: MSI P67A GD65
Cooling: Liquid

And i am even thinking of upgrading (Mainly because i want to be able to max EVERYTHING, not just most of the stuff) also i run at 120hz (Not in 3d) so i need an average of 120 fps :P

Yes i know i am insane, people tell me that a lot.
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:27 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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not super proud of this but i did the same but i sunk 50 bucks into it
I wish I could've. I mean I could, but I probably shouldn't. I'm just happy I already have a beast computer.
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:29 AM   [Ignore Me] #10
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I won't be upgrading or purchasing a new rig until I know how it runs on my current one. They've said in the past they're striving for speed (performance) above all else. That really doesn't mean shit until we know how the game runs on system.

With the F2P model one would assume that this sentiment will be true, since it will be attracting nearly anyone with a computer. Not everyone has an amazing gaming rig that they can run every game flawlessly at max settings. I'm pretty sure they took that into account when designing the game, although when I see screenshots and gameplay, I think otherwise..
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:34 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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So far a little over $1000 on new PC + $20 for the july 4 station cash deal. TBH the PC is also my Pro Tools work station but it was PS2 that pushed me into builing it. I'll have to see if my old PC will even run the game. If not I'll have to do some upgrades there too so my kids can play with me.
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:36 AM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Well, I dropped 5 on the SC deal. Does that count? Otherwise, I've had to spend nothing.
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:41 AM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Originally Posted by Bartimaeuse View Post
My current system is:

GPU: AMD 6990
CPU: 2500k @ 4.8
RAM: 16GB
PSU: Enermax galaxy 1250 watt
MOBO: MSI P67A GD65
Cooling: Liquid

And i am even thinking of upgrading (Mainly because i want to be able to max EVERYTHING, not just most of the stuff) also i run at 120hz (Not in 3d) so i need an average of 120 fps :P

Yes i know i am insane, people tell me that a lot.
Last I heard it's not going to run at max settings on today's rigs. I got the impression that it'll be a few years until even top-end systems catch up to Forgelight's max.
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:42 AM   [Ignore Me] #14
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I forgot about the Station Cash deal. I'm surprised that (it would seem) so many people have bought the SC for a game that isn't even out yet (isn't even in BETA yet!).

I know a handful of players from Planetside that have already upgraded their computers in lieu of the closed beta. People are definitely psyched on this game, enough to warrant spending over $1000. The build I am currently looking at will run me around $1400 for everything (OS, a new mouse, etc). The only thing I probably won't upgrade at the moment is my monitor.
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Old 2012-07-20, 12:43 AM   [Ignore Me] #15
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I looked at how much I've spent on planetside subscriptions over the years and got the equivalent amount of station cash on double (but mostly triple) station cash days.

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