I recall my very first PlanetSide 2 match. I was shown an opening cinematic about why this planet we were fighting on was important to my chosen faction, I was dropped in, and then I was summarily shot by a sniper after taking about five steps. After a few more hours of trying to figure out what the heck was going on, I immediately uninstalled and never looked back. So now that the new mentor system is live for the PC, maybe now’s a good time to take a peek. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to take six steps before being sniped.
All kidding aside, the new mentoring system added today appears to be the sort of thing to shepard new players along to becoming fighting fit. As we mentioned before, this new system is another layer on top of the existing Mentor Squad mechanic, with mentor ratings, mentor tiers, and even a chat channel for the new soldier to commiserate in. It also sounds like the new player chat channel will be heavily observed, judging by this blurb:
“We want the players who pursue Mentor Rating to be doing so for the right reason, and that is to help new players. PlanetSide 2 has a fairly violent learning curve, and the community is one of the most helpful resources new players have access to. Be respectful and helpful in these channels, as we won’t be tolerating any malicious behavior, and this can have very real implications on your account.”
The update has also brought along a number of changes to several class implants, weapons, and abilities, as well as some bug fixes. Be sure to scour the source link for all of the details.