PlanetSide 2 plans for Desolation changes hitting the live servers this week

    
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Shooty bang-bang.

There was a playtest for PlanetSide 2 changes this past weekend, which ran a special Outfit Wars schedule on the test server to try out new changes to Desolation. If you missed that, well… it’s over now. But you won’t have to wait too much longer to see how it works, as the changes to Outfit Wars are planned to hit the live servers this week and already have patch notes available for perusal. And they’re pretty substantial changes, to boot!

Build costs have been rebalanced across the board, with several buildings now having lowered costs and several others having a new added cost. There have been major terrain revisions that add new points of cover, a new building has been added around capture points, and the combat flow near each capture point has been majorly altered. You can check out the full set of patch notes right here if you want an idea of what changes are on their way to a live Outfit War near you.

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Alexus Yanova

Nice to see this game still being actively supported. Wish there would be more choices of large scale FPS games like that. Too bad EA are not interested in making this, even though the Battlefield series would be perfect for it.

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Dankey Kang

Nobody wants to make another MMOFPS because it is too big a gamble, and that gamble only really paid off for Planetside after many years. From a technical standpoint, PS2 blows pretty much every other mmo right out of the water but I can’t help but feel it’s the shell of the game it could have been if it had a large development team for the majority of its life.

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Jack Tyme

Great game. To bad its filled with hackers.

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Dankey Kang

It’s really not.

I get accused of being a hacker every now and then tho.

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Jack Tyme

I spent the last 25+ years hacking MMO/Online games for knowledge in the field. Not really to break games, but to find vulnerabilities.

With that much experience in that particular field, you are able to tell if there are hackers without any monitoring tools. Just from experience alone.

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Dankey Kang

I have almost 4k hours in PS2 and I have only noticed ‘blatant’ hackers (flying, shooting through walls, one hit kill on all weapons etc..) probably less than 50 times. I actually find it quite odd how little interaction I’ve had with them given that this is a f2p game.

Planetside is full of veteran players who are so skilled at the game that it seems like they are hacking to less experienced players; in reality they’re just utilising the games quirks to give themselves an advantage (pre-firing when creeping around corners, moving erratically to confuse the games netcode, playing agressively to give themselves lag advantage)