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Old 2012-03-27, 08:39 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Special melee attacks?


Just scouting out some Planetside 2 videos and came across this…

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/gd...he-game/728282

at about 5.25 into this clip it looks like the TR infiltrator does some kind of special melee attack on the NC troop.

Is there any confirmation on special melee attacks for the infiltrator class?

Sorry if this topic has being touched upon but I could find it anywhere else.
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Old 2012-03-27, 08:41 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Looks like a regular backstab to me. I'm working on the presumption that knife attacks to the back are one hit kills against most infantry, probably not MAXs and maybe not the heavies, but at least the light, engis and medics.

Front/side on the other hand are a different matter.
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Old 2012-03-27, 08:49 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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Didn't see anything special other then that poor cloaker getting owned right after his kill.

I really hope that we don't completely loose the cloak to attack.

Then no shield is REALLY gonna suck.
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Old 2012-03-27, 08:51 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Originally Posted by Knocky View Post
Didn't see anything special other then that poor cloaker getting owned right after his kill.

I really hope that we don't completely loose the cloak to attack.

Then no shield is REALLY gonna suck.
You're just going to have to pick those kills carefully as opposed to just running in knifing everything.

You get to be invisible but at the cost of immediate death if anything sees you make a kill. That's a good balance in my opinion, you can be devastating if you're smart and use terrain and timing well, for the most part the majority of people cloaking will be utterly useless and dead the vast majority of the time though.
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Old 2012-03-27, 09:02 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Originally Posted by Skitrel View Post
You're just going to have to pick those kills carefully as opposed to just running in knifing everything.

You get to be invisible but at the cost of immediate death if anything sees you make a kill. That's a good balance in my opinion, you can be devastating if you're smart and use terrain and timing well, for the most part the majority of people cloaking will be utterly useless and dead the vast majority of the time though.

Just as long as I don't have to decloak when I drop a boomer in the middle of a TR group therapy session. I can deal with just about anything they throw at me. Besides I will be in my Engi suit most of the time.



And that video was great for a laugh at all the bunny hopping Devs!

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Old 2012-03-27, 09:03 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Originally Posted by Skitrel View Post
You're just going to have to pick those kills carefully as opposed to just running in knifing everything.

You get to be invisible but at the cost of immediate death if anything sees you make a kill. That's a good balance in my opinion, you can be devastating if you're smart and use terrain and timing well, for the most part the majority of people cloaking will be utterly useless and dead the vast majority of the time though.
Sounds about right. I know there was good cloakers out there in PS, but I never saw many.

I understand firing a gun to make the cloaker uncloak, but perhaps not a full reveal for a knife would be balanced I think. Worked in PS anyway imo.
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Old 2012-03-27, 09:07 AM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Originally Posted by Goku View Post
I know there was good cloakers out there in PS, but I never saw many.
Not sure if pun intended, but I lolled
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Old 2012-03-27, 10:21 AM   [Ignore Me] #8
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I really hope they don't decloak you when you attack. Any good player knew what each side's knife and pistol sounded like. Using directional sound you could then almost always turn and catch their blur as they were running away or flip on darklight and have them just as fast if they sat still.

Cloaking is hard because it requires A LOT of patience. If they are going to decloak for attacks you are pretty much gonna see a 1:1 ratio in kill:death. No way in hell you will get to accomplish streaks. At that point I would just go rexo and trade kills a lot faster and throw patience out the window.
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Old 2012-03-27, 10:25 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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I do not see why a cloaker would get 1:1 KD ratios if they are good are picking targets. Especially if they have grenades or boomers.

Playing infiltrator requires a lot of skill but that kind of skill is not about twitch and more about setting up good opportunities and taking them.

At that point I would just go rexo and trade kills a lot faster and throw patience out the window.
Not everything is for everyone and not every class appeals to the same kind of player. Go Heavy Assault if sniping or cloaking is not your thing !

Medics aren't meant to be killing machines. Maybe the recon class is meant to do recon, not heavy assault.

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Old 2012-03-27, 10:25 AM   [Ignore Me] #10
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I just noticed the background music. Thats some awesome pad/lead synth going on, does anybody know if this track comes with the game?
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Old 2012-03-27, 10:28 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Well Cloaking is hard in PS1

We really don't know how hard it will be in PS2 till Beta rolls around....and of course before the nerf bat starts to beat the crap out of us.

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Old 2012-03-27, 10:34 AM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Originally Posted by Arius View Post
I just noticed the background music. Thats some awesome pad/lead synth going on, does anybody know if this track comes with the game?
that would be cool, but probably not. Game is Free to play and selling awesome game music sound tracks is good money.
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Old 2012-03-27, 12:36 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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One of the things I liked in BF3 was the back stabbing. if they do something similar to that in PS2 that would be awesome.
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Old 2012-03-27, 12:43 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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Originally Posted by Vash02 View Post
One of the things I liked in BF3 was the back stabbing. if they do something similar to that in PS2 that would be awesome.
Sorry, it adds 6 months to the development time
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Old 2012-03-27, 01:05 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Originally Posted by Coreldan View Post
Sorry, it adds 6 months to the development time
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