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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Feb 23, 2009.
I'll schedule at least a few days vacation for its release.
Seriously, a week off for that.
Anything Fallout or Elder Scrolls and I may as well take some time off work because I won't get shit done anyway.
Some screenshots from Planetside 2. This game is just flat out ridiculous, I don't think I've seen more than 400 players fighting at the same time (supposedly the server handles 2000 players) but it's just pure chaos on some of the base assaults.
This takes talent. You can see the guy typing "CAN YOU GIVE ME A NUDGE?" in the chat.
Our platoon was trying to take the base on the other side of this ridge but the enemy was wreaking havoc on our armor with their rocket launchers.
Another base assault, our guys taking advantage of what little cover they can find. I'm in a Skyguard (Anti-Air) Lightning this time.
Friendly air support.
Found myself caught behind enemy lines when our assault failed. Ran out of missiles for my launcher but I wasn't done yet. The enemy was regrouping for a counterattack. So I camped their vehicle spawn, when they'd walk up to get a vehicle I'd take them out with my LMG. Takes about 5 shots to put them down and my LMG is ridiculous inaccurate at burst fire, so I had to fire one shot at a time. That black speck under my red dot is a dead guy, their vehicle spawn is on the left.
The unscoped view:
One guy caught on to what I was doing so he was sneaking behind the rocks trying to catch me from behind, only I wasn't on those rocks. He's just to the right of my dot. Easier to see on the original.
One dead VS Infiltrator. Sniping is so delicious in this game because of the physics, bullets actually drop at distance, so when you estimate the distance just right it's so satisfying when you get the kill.
Our squad gathering up for an armored assault. A dozen Vanguard and Lightning tanks, plus a Sunderer APC and Galaxy drop ships in the background to insert Infantry directly into the base.
Just in case any of you are interested, Amazon has Dead Space 3 for US$39.99, today.
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Nice caps, Scorpio.
I couldn't get a good shot, but this was one of my favorite moments. Something like 10 Galaxies heading for a hot drop. The Barneys didn't know what hit 'em.
Now the question is do I pay the 10 bucks for the additional class DLC.....
You'll want the other DLC's too (Torgue/ Captain Scarlett/ Hammerlock)
No I don't want the other DLC's!
Well unless I win the lottery and can devote months to video games.....I still haven't finished General Knoxx, and have all the other original DLC's to get through.
Got some videos coming too, just gotta piece them together. Mostly me as as a suicide bomber blowing up tanks and Sundies.
Absolutely yes.....Gaige is an OP killing machine/bundle of fun to play.
I've tried getting into Planetside 2, but the learning curve is pretty steep and I lost interest.
I've heard that. I took half an hour while the game was loading to watch all the Basic Training videos on YouTube and had a pretty good idea as to what was going on. Jumped into a squad and it was pretty much just a matter of following waypoints and orders. It still took a while to figure out what all the little icons are and how to find my way around the bases but that just came with time.
The game is all about leadership. If you don't have a good command structure it quickly devolves into a free-for-all. If you have a good platoon leader and squad leaders you can dominate the game pretty quickly. The things they taught me in the Army apply to this game. Shoot, move, communicate. The outfit I joined, Corporate Legion, runs some pretty good platoons, as long as the platoon leader and squad leaders are talking, things go pretty good in the game.
I'd give it another look if I were you. If you like team-based MMOs, I can't think of a better game out in the market, there's simply nothing like it. it makes other multiplayer FPSes look shallow in comparison. Look at the screencap that YakSpout posted, 6 Galaxy drop ships in there with 12 players in each. That's 72 players right there, Battlefield 3 would blow itself up trying to comprehend the scale of Planetside 2. Though at the end of the day it's still just a bunch of guys on the ground shooting each other for reasons unknown and bases/lands that exchange hands every half hour (that reminds me of something... ).
Some Engineer fun in Planetside 2. Watch it in 1080P for best results. The game's built-in capture isn't the greatest even at the highest ratings and YouTube probably dirties it up some more.
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Wow, the new PS4 is a pretty heavy duty machine. 8 gigs of GDDR5, that's a strong package (not at all cheap, though). And the DualShock with a touchpad and lightbar (for motion sensing). Decreased input latency also sounds nice. Liked the headset jack on it as well.
There is where the issue is.....finding a group to play with. If I got into it, I'm not going to play as hard or devote as much time to it as I do to WoT. It just doesn't seem to be a very "casual gamer", drop in and play once or twice a week game.
I usually play once or twice a week for about 2 hours at a shot. I'm in an outfit, but it's small, so I generally just join squad after squad until I get in one that has some decent leadership. Takes about 5min at the very beginning. I just listen for clear directions and look to see that the platoon and squad leaders are using waypoints and setting assignments.
Once I find a good squad, I'm ready to go. But it's definitely not a game for 30min here or 15min there if you want to get any decent exp or have fun.
The big battles or continent zergs can take hours.
Black Ops II is free for the weekend on steam, and looking awesome maxed out @ 1920x1200 60 FPS.
And I'm almost 1:1 in my 2nd game using the 360 controller.
Unfortunately it's MP only.