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Mammoth Planetside 2 update to land on Tuesday; new directives system, resource revamp and more

Planetside 2 Update

It was only last month that Planetside 2 received a huge update in the way of the Hossin continent, but that won’t stop Sony Online Entertainment from bringing us another. This coming Tuesday will see the deployment of a huge patch that will bring in new features and improvements, such as the Directive system and resource revamp.

First up is the new Directives system, which will allow players to choose a specialisation and receive rewards as they complete goals and achievements. For example if you’re a keen pilot, you can choose a directive that will compliment and reward that style of play. A detailed explanation will be posted with the patch notes come Tuesday.

One of the biggest and sweeping changes is the resource revamp. The three standard resources have been condensed down to just one: Nanites. You’ll earn Nanites at a steady rate of 60 per minute. Acquisition timers are also gone, so your only limitation on purchasing vehicles and MAX suits is strictly resource based. Don’t worry though, as any acquisition certs you've bought have been refunded.

Other smaller improvements include spawning, Outfit and recruitment polish, continent locking tweaks and slew of bug fixes. You can read the patch notes in their full length glory here.

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Shriven Avatar
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3 Years ago

Well, spent my first hour on it since launch day. After a difficult teething period I had a laugh. The lag made it pretty much unplayable. Tanks were flipping into the sky and people were blinking in and out. 10 seconds after I fell off the bridge I died.... even with that, I was having fun. The scale is so magnificent the problems just become invisible and I like ot think Im hard to impress.

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Ocid Avatar
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3 Years ago

Been a while since I played it but I never had any of those problems you mentioned.

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Acid Hoover Avatar
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3 Years ago

I've played at least a few hours every week since the tech test, and whilst you do get problems occasionally, they are quite seldom. Sounds like you might have just been unlucky Shriven. I play on the East Coast US server from the UK, and hardly ever have any problems. If you're PC is struggling though, that could be it.

You're spot on with the scale overshadowing any potential issues though. I've been hooked on PlanetSide for about 11 years now, and it has constantly spoiled every other online shooter, because nothing can ever come close to the epic battles it creates.

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Dog Pants Avatar
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3 Years ago

Glad you enjoyed it. The first half hour or so are a steep learning curve and a lot of people give up because of it, myself included when I played it for the first time. It's such a different game from anything else out there that you need to learn a whole new set of skills. Strategic and tactical awareness are so important to enjoying it. Knowing how to read the continent map to find the kind of battle you want, and reading the flow of the battlefield to understand whether you should be pushing or defending, or falling back from a hopeless fight.

I've not encountered the lag you had in hundreds of hours play, nor has anyone I play with. I've seen people comment on it though, so I can only assume it exists as a fairly uncommon problem. Hopefully there's a fix to be found.

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Acid Hoover Avatar
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3 Years ago

As a heads-up, it's worth noting that this is just phase 1 of the resource revamp. The next phases will be bringing back the ANT to allow harvesting of resources. Or rather, utilising the Sunderer as an ANT...

https://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/index.php?threads/july-resource-revamp.170991/

"...The above is the current plan for Phase 1. For future phases we are planning to add the concept of power, power sources, and harvesting."

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