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Old 2002-12-15, 11:06 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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What's in a name, Planetside... What does Planetside mean to you?


Basically what I'm asking is why do you think the game is named Planetside? What does the name mean to you? Why the hell does the name sound so damn cool?
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Old 2002-12-16, 12:18 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Hmmm, battle takes place on a planet, there are 3 different sides living or adapting on one planet! Pick a side and free the planet of all nuisance, so we can live as one big happy family!!
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Old 2002-12-16, 12:27 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Beats me, but it is a good name.
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Old 2002-12-16, 12:37 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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where does the action take place?

it all happens planetside.
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Old 2002-12-16, 12:52 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Name does sound pretty self explanatory
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Old 2002-12-16, 01:57 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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yeah... a planet is spherical....

a side of a planet.. is the entire planet....


so planetside = 'The entire world'


game involves the 'entire world'...
 
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Old 2002-12-16, 01:59 AM   [Ignore Me] #7
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which side? the inside? or the outside?

If both... it'd be Planetside<sup>2</sup>

right?
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Old 2002-12-16, 04:04 AM   [Ignore Me] #8
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planetside is a term used to refer to the surface of a planet from outer space.

"once we get planetside, we can...blah blah blah"
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Old 2002-12-16, 04:27 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Nice call Afex, I knew that, damn astronomy classes are all coming back to me.
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Old 2002-12-16, 02:16 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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What Afex said.
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Old 2002-12-16, 02:51 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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The sole reason they named it Planetside is because a good portion of the people who are going to play think they're going to be sniperz.

How does that tie in? Well... Easy transition Sniperside.
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Old 2002-12-16, 03:22 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Hopefully this game won't turn into CheaterSide like CheaterStrike did.
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Old 2002-12-16, 03:25 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Snipercide owns Sniperside. Discuss...
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Old 2002-12-16, 03:30 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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I've always felt that the name Planetside was derived from the word "Stateside" which refers to being in the United States. It's orogin comes from WWII when soldiers couldn't wait to get back home, or "Stateside". So in this case it's people wanting to get "Home" after traveling through space.

I have also heard the term "Planetside" used in Si-Fi before to describe getting off the ship, and out of space, as in "We're going Planetside for a little R&R".
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Old 2002-12-16, 03:32 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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... wtf was that? Soldiers don't want to go "planetside" for R&R in this sense. They want to go there to kill people! I for one wouldn't want to vacation in a war zone.
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