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I think its definitely not fully optimized by the drivers or it is highly CPU dependent. I wouldn't be surprised if it was very CPU dependent though.

When SoE designed the engine for Everquest 2 at the time processors were increasing exponentially in speeds, but not in cores. They built the engine so that it would take a few years until games would max it out because they thought 4ghz+ non overclocked processors would come out, of course we know they didn't and instead we have dual core processors. Basically it took until around 2008 until people even had the systems to run these games at high or ultra settings when they finally re worked the engine and enabled dual core support because it was so heavily CPU dependent.

It did look amazing though (watch 1080p not bad for a 2004 game)

I also get 40-60 fps roaming around but as soon as im near a lot of action its like 30 fps and stays there. Same thing in GW2, kinda disheartening because its harder to aim when u get those huge FPS drops.
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I'm having no luck getting into the beta. Been signed up for it forever. mad.gif

Try Twitter. They give out keys there all the time, usually on the weekend.
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I lost access to my old SoE account where I played the original PlanetSide. The system won't let me log on or reset my password so whatever...
My new account will not receive a Beta invite so I can't be arsed. I have no time to sit on Twitter and wait for a key. I'll wait for final release, whenever that is.
    
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You aren't given any priority if you played orginal planetside, its just based on how long ago you applied.


I am trying to get better at flying the mosquito/reaver but its tough.. people dogfight much better than me even when i fly very high and wait for the best times.

Sniping as NC is too easy also if you like sniping in bf3, headshot = one shot kill only with the NC bolt driver rifle.
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I'm having no luck getting into the beta. Been signed up for it forever. mad.gif

Twitter. And as far as sitting around, haven't seen many people getting ignored. Some of the people giving out keys on the account will want you to work for it, like photoshopping a screenshot or something, but it's typically ask and you shall receive.

If you plan on playing it anyways, and plan on spending money on it, just go ahead and buy the alpha squad pack. Perks + $40 in game cash waiting for you when the game goes live. $40 is going to last me a long time in the cash shop.
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I'm planning on being ultra-cheap with PlanetSide 2 and not spending a single penny on it! tongue.gif
Alpha Squad just seems silly to me, for my specific intentions of course. I will just wait.
    
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If you guys want it bad enough then support the developer and pay $40 for the alpha squad. You get $40 of in game credit once the game comes out, so that alone pays for itself. Then you get all the exclusive skins and weapons, into the beta, and 6 months 10% xp booster.

I bought alpha as soon as they made it available. I'm usually really against stuff like this (bf3 premium, etc) but it's a f2p game. So I think it's the least I can do to pay $40 for their work. It's worth having access to the beta for months, along with all the other goodies that again do more than just pay for themselves.

If you really do appreciate planetside and haven't gotten into the beta yet I don't see how you couldn't have purchased alpha yet. Being that cheap to a dev that is bringing us such a epicly awesome game is getting pretty close to straight up pirating a game imo tongue.gif

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Edited by Outlawed - 10/3/12 at 8:35am
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Outlawed your video is making me want to buy into the beta for 40 bucks.

This looks like it is everything I wanted BF3 to be, but was not.

Real teamwork! Real communication! Large Scale! w00t
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Pretty much. Teamwork is much more of a must with this game with the way they have set up the certs and weapons you can buy. It's all a trade-off instead of being a super-vehicle or super-soldier.

When you work with a group that uses teamwork, and you're all fighting over the same base, it's an absoutely amazing (and quite hectic) experience.
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Well, you convinced me to go for Alpha Squad. Problem is the system won't allow me to pay. It keeps saying there's an error processing the payment. I've tried both, using my PayPal account and using my credit card, both of which I know to be working perfectly (given very recent online purchases with both). I guess they don't want my money! tongue.gif

EDIT: Done, finally! I had to create a new SoE account because the one I was using was registered to the UK, not Gibraltar (where I live now). However, PayPal and MasterCard credit card payments still failed. Luckily my Visa debit card went through ok. Funnily enough, Gibraltar is set to pay in USD when here we use GBP. I therefore paid $39.99, which to me is currently £24.88. People in the UK have to pay £29.99. WIN! tongue.gif
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