On my recent playin of planetside 2 with one of my friend i recently found out that if you flip the harraser it blows up...
Neither me or my friend knew of the devastation trying to do a stunt would cause...
So A warning to any stunt drivers,DO NOT FLIP YOUR HARRASER OR FLASH!Read more >
Today, this Wiki reached 500 pages! What a milestone!Read more >
I'm currently in the progress of updating the Template:WeaponInfoBox to reduce the amount of prior knowledge required to understand some of the values. I'm specifically targeting the rows like Hip Accuracy which has a value like 1/1/1.5/5/0.28 which is meaningless if you don't already know what the values refer to.
As a result, anything using WeaponInfoBox is likely to behave a bit strangely until I've had time to visit all the pages and make updates, and this could take 24 - 48 hours to complete. So far, I have split out the ammunition value to Magazine Size and Ammo Pool rows which are grouped under an Ammunition heading. I've also given the option of having a singular Reload Speed (for vehicle turrets and anything that has a 1 shot magaz…Read more >
In addition to compiling all of your great suggestions, we're also in the process of working on a robust rewards system for Wikia contributors. Some of the ideas we've been playing around with include things like Station Cash, in-game titles, special in-game items, etc. What other rewards would you like to see? Please be sure to let us know in the comments!
-Yaviey, Wiki Project Manager @ SOE (talk) 20:40, May 2, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
Hey all -
We're putting the final touches on what should be our biggest Game Update yet! We're really excited about some of the things being released in GU08 and think you will be too. So, I wanted give you guys a quick preview of what is coming with the update.
The biggest thing you're going to see right away in GU08 is the addition of the Harasser buggy!
The Harasser is a lightly-armored highly mobile 3-man assault buggy. Designed primarily for hit-and-run attacks and rapid strike team insertion, the Harasser fills a really fun role in the game. It has a dedicated driver, a gunner who has access to a top mounted 360 degree turret and a rumble seat which can hold any infantry class, including a MAX. Some cool tactics are opened up with the …
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I've trialled using a gallery instead of a list for the Vehicle Camos page. This is primarily because there was a lot of duplicated information (the prices) and because it has become unwieldy to add new camouflage patterns into the middle of the list (and still maintain the proper alternating row colouring).
Have a look and let me know how it compares to the previous list version (see an example on the Camos page).Read more >
Wikis are of course a collaborative tool. Not any one person makes it awesome - it takes everyone to do that. And each of these contributors does so on their own time when they feel they can. It is my belief that everyone on here has done a fantastic job so far! Thank you for all your dedication and hard work!
It's been several months now since PlanetSide 2 went live. The other admins, contributors, and I have been adding to this wiki when we can, but now we want to hear from you! Are there pages that we're missing, tutorials that are incomplete, more stuff that you'd like to see? Please let us know in the replies here!
-Yaviey, Wiki Project Manager @ SOE (talk) 17:41, April 25, 2013 (UTC)Read more >
It's been another exciting week on PlanetSide 2 with the release of Game Update 07 and this weeks hotfix!
If you've missed the opportunity to see what's new you check out the Release Notes s or head to the marketplace and check out new helmets, new pistols, and some awesome lighting for your aircraft.
We've also begun to start talking about our next update and a brand new vehicle the Harasser. If you haven't checked it out, you can see, the new Battleflow improvements, MAX changes, and a ton more on the Test server!Read more >
We’ve been hard at work on Game Update 06! Even with all the madness, we always make time for you, our community!
On Episode 25 of Friday Night Ops , I got to ask Chad Lichty your Twitter questions. Chad is a Lead Animator at Sony Online Entertainment on PlanetSide 2. Chad loves wearing spandex with reflective balls, shooting rounds at the range and plundering Auraxis with his Sunderer. Most of the time, he’s wrangling animators, writing animation tools and squashing bugs! If you didn’t get a chance to check out his interview, you should! This guy got to work on Beowulf (2007 film) as well!! Lots of great tips for aspiring animators and an inside scoop on what goes down internally.
Don’t miss next week’s Friday Night Ops ! We’ll be showcasi…Read more >
All servers will come down for Game Update 06 beginning at 6:00 AM. Downtime is anticipated to be less than 2.5 hours. Players may note the following changes:
- Service Ribbons are quick-to-earn achievements that are repeatable and grant a reward for completing them.
- Service Ribbons are earned by killing enemies with infantry weapons and by supporting your allies. We will be adding more ribbon types (ex: teamwork, base capture, and vehicle ribbons) in future updates.
- Players earn an experience bonus (on top of the normal ribbon experience reward) for the first few ribbons earned each day
- Weapon Ribbons = 10 kills
- Revive Ribbon = 15 revives
- Healing Ribbon = Heal 10,000 points
- Repairing Ribbon = Repair 15,000 points
I've started in the Station Cash Depot area. Following feed back you can browse through from Category:Browse through Station Cash Depot down to Vehicle Items or Infantry Armor. It seems that my initial theory that categories should be treated as a bread crumb trail was incorrect, so I've updated the pages that I started with to the other option (where you don't see the super-categories without navigating into the category itself).
I've been treating categories as bread crumbs since I started working on this wiki about a month ago, so there were quite a few pages to correct, but I think I have got them all now.
I was considering splitting the Camouflage pages into separate Weapon, Armor and Vehicle versions - partially to cut down on the page…Read more >
Things have been pretty busy the last few weeks, but I wanted to make sure I stopped in and updated you on some of the Sneak Peeks you may have missed!
I had the pleasure of interviewing Alex Hoffman, Associate Programmer, and John Roy, Associate Art Director here at Sony Online Entertainment. You can tell both of these fellows love what they do and were happy to answer the communities questions!
Was one of your questions answered? Did you watch the interviews on Friday Night Ops ? Do like these interviews? Let me know in the comments below! I love hearing your feedback and can’t wait to read your comments!Read more >
I'm thinking about trying to make the category use on the wiki consistent, but not 100% sure about what what the ideal layout should be. I'm also not really across how categories on wikis work, or the best practice; I'm making the assumption that they are best treated as bread crumb trails that get more and more specific as you move to the right.
I also realise that this could end up being quite an invasive change so I want to run it past people before starting.
My current thoughs are for something along the lines of:
Category:Browse > Category:Content > Infantry > Weapons > Assault Rifles > for GR-22 and its ilk.
Category:Browse > Category:Content > Vehicles > Cosmetic > Camouflage > for Desert Scrub v1 Vehicle Camo
Category:Browse > Category…Read more >
A few players have been experimenting with the incomplete Physics system since it was partially implemented a few weeks ago. Now that testing is complete, we are happy to announce this system is now Live! If you are using an Nvidia card, your Graphics Settings menu in game will now have an option to these on.
What can you expect? Better explosions, smoke, flame, and general visuals that you haven't seen before!
If you haven't updated your drivers, this would be an excellent time! Nvidia LinkRead more >
All servers will come down for a Game Update on March 13th at 6:00 AM PT. Downtime is anticipated to be less than 2 hours. Players may note the following changes to gameplay:
- Rotated the Warp Gates on all three continents
- Passive Certification gain has been increased for members.
We've increased the number of passive certifications for members and scaled the increase in Certification points based on length of Membership. The new cert point rates are as follows:
- 1-mo. member - 24 passive cert points/day
- 2-mo. member - 28.8 passive cert points/day
- 3-mo. member - 33.6 passive cert points/day
- 4-mo. member - 38.4 passive cert points/day
- 5-mo. member - 43.2 passive cert points/day
- 6-mo. + member - 48 passive cert points/day
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Added a Virtual…
Today, I have something that’s a little new. We are going to be doing a Roadmap video that will preview some of the things we are working on each month.
Let me know what you think about the video in the comment section below! Do you like it? Do you want more? Do you hate it? Why? Can’t wait to read your comments!Read more >
Entry Date: March 8, 2846
- Name: Corra Dald
- Title: Liberator Operator (MOS: VS-NS-L-Delta)
- Rank: Preceptor (PG: E-4)
You know, I can't actually remember why I wrote that first entry. It seems like such an eternity ago. I think my shrink told me to do it as a therapy exercise or someshit, and I did it to humor him. The vodka must've made me forget entirely, I don't really know.
But now I write here in celebration. Overdue celebration, of course, but I found this journal after finally getting around to digging through my smuggled belongings. Quite a find you are, journal! Ah, and you still smell like vodka from the night I first laid hands upon you.
Celebration, of course, comes from the fact that I was just promoted. But more specifically, I was p…
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Last year we announced our partnership with Wikia to delivery players a unified, community-driven resource. For several months we've been working on developing even more wikis for our most popular games. Come join us as we'll be showcasing our official Wikia sites for PlanetSide 2, Wizardry Online, EverQuest II, and the newly-added Vanguard. We'll also be chatting about the benefits of the wikis, how you can get involved, and more wikis that are on the way.
So come join us on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM PST on Twitch TV for our very first Wikia webcast! Your host will be Linda "Brasse" Carlson (Global Director of Community Relations), joined by Colette "Dexella" Murphy (Community Manager) and Jennifer "Yaviey" Bridges (Wiki Project M…Read more >
It’s that time of the week again. This time, I bring you the answers to your questions for the Quality Assurance team. Don't I look great in that thumbnail? =P
Don’t forget to check out last week’s Friday Night Ops ! It was very eventful. Adam “Arclegger” Clegg stepped in for Jimmy “Rage[AD]” Whisenhunt while Jimmy was off fragging noobs in the final Lethal Gamers 1.6 tourney. David “Malorn” Bennett joined us to give us a tour of the new Virtual Reality Training area and we got an inside look at what it’s like to be part of the Honeybadgers.
As always, I love your feedback! So...Feel free to leave me comments in the comment section below.Read more >
I'm stopping in to show off our new Virtual Reality [VR] Trianing Zone! This is currently not available to players, but will be in an upcoming patch. Making its debut on last week's PlanetSide 2 Friday Night Ops with Game Developer, David "Malorn" Bennett , it's been a hit with the community.
I promised I'd get a few screen shots for the community and I plan to deliver. Do note that things are subject to change. Also, there are a few things that were not working such as the cool sky grid that will help give the area that virtual reality feeling.
Without further ado, here we go! In order to get into the VR zone, you'll have to go to the warp terminals in your Warpgate. In the bottom left hand corner you'll see the VR T…Read more >
All player clients have received a hotfix and may notice the following changes:
- New pump action shotguns are available in the depot. These boast increased stopping power in exchange for a reduced rate of fire.
- New Conglomerate: GD-66 Claw
- Vanu Sovereignty: Phobos VX86
- Terran Republic: TRS-12 Uppercut
- Reduced impact flinch and evened out flinch amount based on damage
- Reduced screen shake from explosions
- Client stability improvements
- Server optimizations
- Fixed an issue causing NC shotgun slug ammo to do too much damage at range. Should now be in line with the other empires.
- Fix for NC MAX slug ammo having a longer range than intended
- Server merges
This week's Sneak Peeks was all about Customer Service! Our Customer Service Team is manned twenty-four seven for all your needs. That means these guys and gals work days and nights in order to make sure you have the best experience possible. If you ever have any problems in-game, be sure to submit a ticket , send a Tweet to @SOEHelp or call in to our Tech Support !
They even go out of their way to find out who is posting their in-game problems on the forums. While this isn't a for sure way to grab their attention, it's still nice to know that they are watching the forums as well.
I hope that you enjoy the interview! Be sure to let me know in the comments below if you liked it and what you want to see more of!
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Along with the players page at www.players.planetside2.com came new pictures of all the weapons. Many of the weapon images we have on the wikia are really ancient and inaccurate.
So could we start to implement the new pictures onto the wiki?Read more >
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Character Lead Mat Broome who primarily works on the aesthetic portion of all the characters in game including armor and armor attachments. Mat is an extremely passionate artist. Just from the small bit of time I got to speak with him during this interview, I can tell that he truly loves his job. In his off time, you can find him working on his comic book side projects and playing games!
I'm blessed to work with some amazingly talented people who both love their jobs and are willing to share their beautiful minds with the world. I hope that you enjoy the video! Be sure to toss me a comment if you have any questions, concerns or you just want to let me know you like…Read more >
· Tweaks have been made to render distance values
· Corrected an issue while using HR-NV on an SMG on low settings that would make it difficult to see other players within 20m · Dying and reviving with the VS Eridan SX5 HS/NV Scope equipped will no longer cause the scope to become misaligned. · Icon for the VS Eridani SX5 should no longer be misaligned · If an engineer turret is placed on or near a vehicle pad, they will be deconstructed when a vehicle spawns. Vehicle Updates · Optics will no longer persist when switching from gunner to the driver’s seat in various vehicles Item Updates · New SMG’s and customization items
'· 'Players with outfit tags should be able to see kill messages in chat · Made …
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The PlanetSide 2 client was hotfixed today to make some great new changes. Check out the following:
- Are you an Alpha Squad member? Your boost was just reset to keep you locked and loaded for another 6 months of experience bonus.
- Tired of getting pinned down by vehicle fire as an Engineer? Stop soiling yourself and grab a Mana Anti-Vehicle turret and return the favor. Unfortunately the shielding parts for the turret haven't come in yet so don't stand there too long.
- The Light Assault Jump certification progression wasn't working correctly. We fixed it! Magic!
- Invulnerability for revived players was removed. Medics can go back to farming experience off the dead now.
- An effect was added to indicate invulnerability on respawn. Our partn…
If you don't already watch Friday Night Ops , you totally should check it out. Every Friday, Jimmy Whisenhunt and I (Margaret Krohn ) get together and play games with outfits all over the world. It's a ton of fun!
We also do a Content Session that lets you get a look at our internal builds to see what we're working on and how things are progressing!
Most recently, we added a new segment called, "Sneak Peeks!" Every week, we will go deep into the depths of the PlanetSide 2 development cave to learn more about various aspects of game development whether it's interviewing a dev or checking out areas in the building that you never knew about!
This week's interview was with Tom Schenck a Senior Engineer at Sony Online Entertainment working on Pl…Read more >
Ich habe mir überlegt einen Blog zu erstellen wo darüber diskutiert wird, was in Planetside leicht zu verbessern wäre. Also schreibt mir einfach oder diskutiert darüber. Ich bin für alle Vorschläge offen... Ich werde intelligente Vorschläge an die Admins schicken. Vielleicht wird dann etwas verbessert was nicht wirklich auffällt aber doch ein wenig nervt worüber sich aber niemand kümmert. Ich freue mich schon darauf. Lg. Babetest im Spiel JulianderGeileRead more >
Hello recruits! My name is Yaviey and I’ve recently taken over as the wiki project manager here at Sony Online Entertainment. I’m excited to get to work on the PlanetSide 2 Wikia site, along with all of our other official wikis.
Now I know that there is still a truck ton more information that needs to be updated on here. And that’s where I need your help! We need admins and contributors to step up make this wiki top notch for our fellow players! To get you started, here’s a list of known pages that still need some work: http://planetside.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Article_stubs.
So step it up, soldiers! Let’s get to work!
If you have any questions, please use my wall, the comments below, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org! There i…Read more >
PlanetSide 2 is a re-imagining of PlanetSide, featuring the same world, factions and taking place at roughly the same time period. As in the previous game, it features territory control in an open-world, large battles featuring up to 2000 players per continent on foot or in land/air vehicles. The territory system differs greatly from that of the original, being more free-form and based on a hexagonal territory control system. SOE has been taking into account balance issues from the first game. As stated by Matthew Higby, the creative director they be reward combatants on lower population empires through mechanics such as proportionally increased advancement rates and resources to aid the balance of overall empire saturation on each server …Read more >
I always found myself wondering what my fellow outfit mates were spending their cert points in. So I created a certification builder website that allows you to create a link to your certification build for posting on forums or use in your signature. It is also handy to browse the available certifications when you can't play. Check it out!
AuraxisStation.com Certification Builder
For notification when I do updates to the site you can like us on Facebook or follow me on TwitterRead more >
It's been an exciting time here at the PlanetSide 2 Ultimate Empire Showdown! All the teams are doing a fantastic job! Below are the winners of each of the challenges! Keep checking back for more updated information!
Winner: Vanu Sovereignty
Winner: Vanu Sovereignty
Winner: Vanu Sovereignty
Winner: Terran Republic
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Hey all! We're here at the PlanetSide 2 Ultimate Empire Showdown in Culver City, CA! In just a few minutes the teams are going to go head to head to victory or death! So you're probably wondering who is here on-site representing the different teams!
- Gunny McDuck
Leader: Total Biscuit
- Ripper X
Don't forget to watch the Twitch Live Stream to see the latest action!Read more >
Check out below for the PlanetSide 2 Ultimate Empire Showdown live stream from Twitch.TV! The event will go from 4 - 7 PM PST!Read more >
Starting in only a few minutes, the PlanetSide 2 Ultimate Empire Showdown is going to make each faction fight to the death for the honor of being #1! So tell us, who do you want to win?
And don't stop there - you'll be able to help vote online for realz, too! You can go to the PlanetSide 2 Facebook page and vote there or on Twitter using your faction's hashtag - #PlanetSide2NC, #PlanetSide2VS, or #PlanetSide2TR. Your vote counts! Don't leave your team hanging!!Read more >
There are a few celebrities here at the PlanetSide 2 Ultimate Empire Showdown! We've got the awesome Jace Hall here as well as the super amazing Adrianne Curry! And let's not forget PlanetSide 2's own Matt Higby and many others.
Keep up with the fun by checking out the Facebook album for more pictures from the event!Read more >
We're here on-site at The BookBindery, the location of today's PlanetSide 2 Ultimate Empire Showdown! It's great so far as we're getting everything set up for the festivities. Some really cool people are here including Jace Hall and Adrianne Curry, plus all the team leaders and their teams. It's going to be an epic event for sure!
Of course if you're not able to attend, that doesn't mean you can't still get involved! Players at home can log into the game to help tip the tides of war!
Here's how to get involved:
- Make sure you're tuning in to the Twitch.TV channel.
- Log into your server during 4-7 PM PST.
- Participate in PlanetSide 2 during several different challenges.
From the PlanetSide 2 website:
- "Participate in the Fight of the Galaxies - The Em…
Hey all! We’ll be live blogging from today’s PlanetSide 2 Ultimate Empire Showdown ! It’s going to be a lot of fun and we’ll give you all the latest updates, so stay tuned!
And in case you still want to come in-person – it’ll be at the Book Bindery in Culvery City, California and go from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST. But get here early as it’s first come, first serve!
For those of you tuning in from home, we’ll have the live blog going on here, Facebook and Twitter updates , and a live Twitch.TV feed. It’s going to be one hell of an event so however you want to come, you won’t want to miss it!Read more >
Do you guys get more kills in vehicles or as infantry?
I've noticed that in a vehicle I would get spikes in amount of kills like when I'm in a liberator but as infantry I'll more often get a steadier amount. I was just wondering because I was split on investing my certs on infantry or my reaver/lightning.Read more >
There is a Vanu outfit under development, currently recruiting and offering promotions.
WE ARE NOT CHOOSY! However, we will not tolerate cheaters, teamkillers, or killstealers.Read more >
I'm making reviews for all of the weapons in the game with full stats and tips on my youtube channel (same name). Let me know if you have any requests of guns I should review first (started with the 3 Solstice variants).Read more >
tried every fraction but liked NC best best damage but hate the recoil tried VS hated them not a lot of damage and too much recoil for the amount of damage liked TR but not a lot of damageRead more >
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- Horns are now available for the Sunderer and Flash! Check the Depot under Vehicle Gear.
- New weaponry is currently being issued to all three empires. If you are looking for a new light machine gun or assault rifle, head to the Depot and check them out.
- A number of changes have been made to Vehicle and Aircraft weaponry. Please see the Vehicle notes below.
- Fixed a few crash bugs and provided some optimizations to improve gameplay.
- Players may now make multiple characters on the same server.
- The NS-11 Platinum should now properly unlock medals.
- The Facebook Promotional Weapons should now properly unlock medals.
- Players should no longer be able to spot enemies without a line of sight.
- The Gauss Compact S will now provide playe…
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Have you been in any epic battles/firefights recently? Tell your story here!Read more >
I was thinking: "I was thinking, 'Planetside 2 needs a good commercial, I should come up with a prototype.' and now I have a prototype!" What do you, the thinkees, think, of my thinking thinkiness?
Enough pep talk, ROLL FILM!
Kids! Do you want to kill people in your own home but don't have anything to kill them with? Try Planetside 2! Get out into the battlefield! You'll be dying for this game, Garenteed! Wait, did you say you need MORE KILLING? Buy a membership! We've got enough killing to kill the killees, with the kill, of your killing killiness! We ca-
- explosion throws the announcer out of the camera, then the camera fall over as an NC Lightning Tank rolls by, then some yelling for good measure then the camera is destroyed*
Lol. J…Read more >
It's been three weeks since PlanetSide 2 was released, and the critics are loving it, with favorable reviews from game sites and magazines alike. The following is a collection of critical reviews of the game.
Overall, the critics were very positive about the game. The game scored a Metacritic score of 85 ("Generally favorable reviews") and a GameRankings score of 85.00%.
PlanetSide 2 will make your heart pound. It will make you feel childlike, game-induced euphoria. In a sea of FPS copy-cats, it's a novel and refreshing experience.
The scale of PlanetSide 2's battles is often breathtaking, as lines of tanks fire at bases while aircraft light up the sky and hundreds of players fill the scene with healing bea…
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PlanetSide 2 is not just a regular shooter, it's an MMOFPS. Unlike regular first-person shooter games, where it's all about going in guns blazing, the player in PlanetSide 2 is instead dropped into combat situations where teamwork is critical to success. If the various players and squads on the server do not work together to capture key locations, such as the Tech Plant, your empire will surely lose. Naturally this doesn't mean you can't go in without a squad - just make sure you're not trying to capture an entire plant by yourself! Often, your allies will already be trying hard to capture back the plant that originally theirs, so you won't stand alone!
If you've had quite enough of the snowy plains of Esamir, why not take a quick trip thro…
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I'm thinking about making an Outfit on the EU server Mallory. I play New Conglomerate and have been thinking about the names of the positions and how the Outfit will be run etc.
So far I'm tempted to go towards a Brotherhood of Steel kind of Outfit with structured Heirarchy of Leadership using the names such as Knight, Brother, Paladin etc. for the roles within the Outfit. I know thats not very infitting with the NC's disorganized rag-tag freedom fighter-esque portrayal, but hey... maybe thats what we need to dominate Auraxis?
I'm thinking of running it quite militaristicly and as such Officer tests and things would have to be taken to advance through the roles. Voice Comms would be a must and would like to think after we have enough member…Read more >