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Toning down the weapon lock is nice. I've been in some stupid firefights where the only option was to spray and pray, and that obnoxious buzzer would ring constantly because teammates kept running out of buildings into my line of fire. I once racked up 4 TK's that way in about 20 minutes.... And only 5 enemy kills because the shmucks kept sponging up all of my bullets intended for the opposition. biggrin.gif
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Toning down the weapon lock is nice. I've been in some stupid firefights where the only option was to spray and pray, and that obnoxious buzzer would ring constantly because teammates kept running out of buildings into my line of fire. I once racked up 4 TK's that way in about 20 minutes.... And only 5 enemy kills because the shmucks kept sponging up all of my bullets intended for the opposition. biggrin.gif
Well, the anti-tk system is not much different when you are in a battle. I don't see any kind of relaxation, but I did manage to avoid weapon lock. I got the 2nd warning though when trying to find a clean shot with my tank. At the base though, (TR warpstation, NC Warpstation, VS Warpstation) you can shoot each other up like crazy and nothing happens. Although, if you mount a vehicle, you can TK and get warnings about it.
As for running people over, it only kills/hurts other players if you have speed. If you just push them lightly with your tank, its no problem. (unlike before)
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I am noticing that the "optiimzations" for today weren't really much. When driving aircrafts sometimes I used to get choppy fps (40-50) but now it stays pretty constant at 50 to 60. But in big infantry fights it still drops to around 35-40 and stays there.


I am a firm believer that they are not going to be able to fix this, simply put SoE designed a poor EQ2 engine that made it next to impossible to run the game at the max settings for about 3-4 years after release because they wanted a engine that would look better as better hardware was available. IT was also heavily cpu bound just like they cliam this game to be. I don't understand the CPU bound claims though

are they really saying a i7 950 overclocked to 4ghz is not enough? Becuase visually the game does not look that GREAT to need that and most of the explosions and such don't look nearly as good as BF3, MoH, etc etc...
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I am noticing that the "optiimzations" for today weren't really much. When driving aircrafts sometimes I used to get choppy fps (40-50) but now it stays pretty constant at 50 to 60. But in big infantry fights it still drops to around 35-40 and stays there.
I am a firm believer that they are not going to be able to fix this, simply put SoE designed a poor EQ2 engine that made it next to impossible to run the game at the max settings for about 3-4 years after release because they wanted a engine that would look better as better hardware was available. IT was also heavily cpu bound just like they cliam this game to be. I don't understand the CPU bound claims though
are they really saying a i7 950 overclocked to 4ghz is not enough? Becuase visually the game does not look that GREAT to need that and most of the explosions and such don't look nearly as good as BF3, MoH, etc etc...

It's not just the game optimizations that SOE has to worry about, its the general state of the game currently. PS2 is a buggy mess that will not be ready in 3 weeks for launch.

Shame, PS2 has such high potential frown.gif
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It's not just the game optimizations that SOE has to worry about, its the general state of the game currently. PS2 is a buggy mess that will not be ready in 3 weeks for launch.
Shame, PS2 has such high potential frown.gif

Honestly, in the state it was at the very beginning of the closed beta, I was already willing to shove $40 bucks at a FTP Beta that I already had access to. And I don't even intend on spending that station cash or using the skins and I already have the pistols from FB. Yeah, it was just that good that I couldn't help but support them.

They have made a LOT of improvements since then. Yeah, its still distinctly a BETA, but I'd much rather play this BETA than the year-old mess that is battlefield 3. And this one is free!
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I also don't see this game being ready in 3 weeks. Performance and polish wise it leaves a lot to be desired, and it's sad b/c the game really is fun and has potential. Honestly it could use another 3 months in beta to work out bugs and optimization.
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I also don't see this game being ready in 3 weeks. Performance and polish wise it leaves a lot to be desired, and it's sad b/c the game really is fun and has potential. Honestly it could use another 3 months in beta to work out bugs and optimization.

It could use it but the beta cash is drying up, admittedly. SOE may have plenty in the bank but they're only willing to throw so much at the game before pushing it out the door. However, expect plenty of work to be done after release, when the cash starts flowing again. Like it or not SOE is a very financially responsible company, and what seem to be bad choices to us work out well for them. Sucks, yes, but it's better than never getting a game like planetside 2.

But just think of this one simple fact: As much as we cry about bugs, glitches and optimization, not a single one of us has seen a game that was released in a perfect state. The game is really enjoyable as it is, and it's going to get better, so I say keep showing the love.
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It could use it but the beta cash is drying up, admittedly. SOE may have plenty in the bank but they're only willing to throw so much at the game before pushing it out the door. However, expect plenty of work to be done after release, when the cash starts flowing again. Like it or not SOE is a very financially responsible company, and what seem to be bad choices to us work out well for them. Sucks, yes, but it's better than never getting a game like planetside 2.
But just think of this one simple fact: As much as we cry about bugs, glitches and optimization, not a single one of us has seen a game that was released in a perfect state. The game is really enjoyable as it is, and it's going to get better, so I say keep showing the love.

It's funny listening to people talk about companies other than EA.

I'm not targetting you, or disagreeing with you Ganf, so don't get upset. This is just an observation of OCN and the internet in general. biggrin.gif

When EA releases a game that isn't finished, everyone blames EA. When a game from another company gets released that isn't finished, they side with that company and support them. rolleyes.gif

But anyways, back on topic.

I LOVE THIS GAME so much, but I won't be surprised if in 2 months people are screaming at SOE, dropping out from playing it due to the issues that will be still around. Hopefully because it's free. people will be a little more forgiving than with other titles.
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A large BF3 map is exactly what PS2 is right now, and that's the problem. PS2 is just a cheap BF3/CoD knockoff, rather than the complex, thoughtful game it could be . . . and both those games are better at being themselves than PS2 is at imitating them.
I disagree with this 100%. Planetside 2 is the furthest thing form a COD or BF knockoff. They implemented modern day shooter mechanics into the Planetside style game.

It is a complex and thoughtful game, prove to me that it's not. It's 2 or 3 steps ahead of COD or BF games because of the teamwork aspect of the game. If you want to run and gun solo then go play COD or BF.
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When EA releases a game that isn't finished, everyone blames EA. When a game from another company gets released that isn't finished, they side with that company and support them. rolleyes.gif
That's because EA doesnt update their released game. When you have a F2P game, the company is still improving on the game. The reason its in beta is because it's unstable and when they have a stable version with the fewest bugs, they release. When there are still things to improve on, the F2P company is actively developing on it because it is financially prosperous. Release just means it is stable and fit for sale.
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