Xander redesigns and Sanctuary images
Burness posting ANT stuff
>What is this game?
>How do I play?
>How do I play? (advanced)
>Tweaks and optimizations
>Weapon stats and vehicle weapons
>Suggested weapons for new guys to aim for (severely outdated)
>Weapons chart some anon made a couple threads ago
me being better or worse than you means nothing, i keep saying this but you don't understand because your ego is massively inflated from killing F2P 30 FPS PS2 retards
people like you are a caricature of yourselves and you dont even know it, your parents should have beat the shit out of you when you were a kid
if i'm going to be the best, i'm going to do it in an environment that takes the most skill because being in denial about being third rate is a fucking copout
going hard in PS2 is a copout, you would never be the elite in any game other than this because you're not good enough, simple as that
and lets be honest, you wax philosopical about improving but how about improving your real life? practice what you preach, faggot, or are you just a sad lonely hypocrite?
You should strive to be the best at whatever you do, whenever you do it. Playing a game and wallowing in your own mediocrity does nothing for you, which is why you are bad at all video games.
i can't say i really disagree with that, but the egos that people attain in this game rival that of professional sports players
there is no justification for being so smug about yourself when your only claim to fame is killing shitters in PS2
>emerald is dead
>stomping TR easily
>suddenly people from Connery come over
>TR starts getting shit done
>the fucking butt joke server of PS2
Interesting little thing on why they do texture changes (mostly stuff we already know, but interesting nonetheless)
>PS2 optimization is shit so we have to reduce graphics quality because of that
reminder that envoy is the best vanu helmet
Help me find new PS2-related images, then, since our only remaining drunkard drawbro left for EC
HA HA HA HA HA
wow. thats old.
(helmets made up til may 2015)
(armors, ignore the tiny female heads)
(various stuff I did between july-november 2015)
Some good stuff, some not so good. Some shit.
Most of Faven's stuff was just boring rehashes or lazy stolen ideas, but he completely flooded the market with them and spammed them everywhere, so now every average retard sucks his dick.
Going back and browsing through those forums is always good for a laugh, his first like 5 or 6 helmets looked exactly the same.
the tracers spawn out of the barrels
but the actual projectiles spawn centered
which can let you do funny stuff like this
>double attempted pizzabox
>not even jihad
com on step it up!!!!
>it's spreading (and trying to) evolve
respect. although I prefer to do the suicide bombing with a harasser, only because I can survive a little bit longer
I should try this friends, each of us jihading a part of a tank platoon
Yes forced. Why should VS and NC get to have fun with their faction abilities and get to spam it up and down while we have to actually think on how to use it. I am not going to just have my faction ability just sitting on the shelf while NC and VS gets to use theirs all willy nilly.
>this harasser pulls up to you
do you hop in?
t: prospective cosmetics tyre/horn buyer
But I don't like it? Why am I involved here?
>using anything besides Stalnoy, Dreadnaught, or Ordinance
Already got a maxed out marauder. 14 rounds of farm.
ty for advice
might go with a more minimalist hubcap instead.
I just wish the default ones didn't look so awful.
Man, is there anything nicer than the feel of a sweet, beautiful chrome-plated Rebel in your hand?
Ask a VS main anything
Out of all VS-infested servers out there I choosed Woodman and then Miller
post >yfw you get one kill in 29 minutes
>be VS on Miller
>fuck it mate let's join Ameriburgers where the VS always wins, according to /ps2g/
>faction is underpopulated and gets #rekt everywhere
nigga, Emerald still has shitter blobs the likes of which haven't been seen on Connery in like 2 years.
The only reason Connery players came over is because the farm is several orders of magnitude better.
>TR starts getting shit done
If that was getting shit done then i cant imagine what it was like before. I couldnt take it, i went back to connery, joined tr with even pop and 20% territory at the start of an alert, we ended up winning it. thats getting shit done.
what makes people on the east coast so shit?
alright guys, stay with me here.. what if.. just listen for a sec.. what if Prowler anchor mode was changed from being immobile to a 50% movespeed penalty but it had "energy" thats consumed while active like heavy shield.
no more perma camping at 500m for VS and NC, and no more cumbersome animations/turreting for TR.
then there would be nothing to stop AI harassers from raping infantry all day.
if you really want to cert out a vehicle, save up till like 5k or so and plan out a build.
nickel and diming the way you are doing just prevents you from reaching any level of effectiveness.
im already doing pretty good with 3 stealth and thermal on my viper.
I made a new character to mess with lightnings with the newbie cert bonus thing. Ive just spent some in my engineer tool, and im going to basically slowly max out the lightning by playing it.
I normally dont do anything with vehicles but use them as transport.
I have played seven hours today.
In that time all I have done is play LA and the only weapon I have used is the Rebel.
I have maintained a solid 1.7KDR.
I accept that this is not impressive for the good players in this thread but for me this is pretty cool.
Made like 480 certs in total too.
then for sure get the last rank of stealth. stay away from the skyguard. its full of boring and meh.
dual walker shield sundy, or even walker harasser is better for actually killing air.
>sanctioned weapons is a thing people believe
inb4 lexsteel calls me bad
>The following titles and decals are awarded:
>Destoryer @ BR101
>Champion @ BR105
>Conqueror @ BR110
>Predator @ BR 115
>Dreadnaught @ BR 120
The devs are officially too inept to even create faction specific titles anymore. Jesus fucking christ.
>Lightning tanks may now unlock Engagement Radar.
>soon after a buff too
P O E T R Y
It's probably going to stay that way too.
I hardly see anyone using the thing. I mean, TR pulls whole vulcan squads because it's good, but with VS, only a select few who pull the aphelion despite it basically being a much better vulcan, and of these, presumably few get gunners who know truly how stronk the disks are, and can understand how broken that shit is when used correctly.
I'm really not too worried about it unless people start using it en masse. Most VS harasser crews are shitters that can't beat a vulcan with it, and it's fun to abuse myself when jumping on my VS alt with my usual harasser offsider.
It'll be one of those secretly OP things that no-one knows about, so only serves to be abused by the select few knowers.
>implying they could be bothered to take the ten minutes to think of things to come after the BR100 titles
The funniest part is that even the decals aren't empire-specific; they're literally so fucking lazy they took the BR100 decal, deleted the empire icons (as tiny as they were), and went for roman numerals to appeal to the CS:GO audience??
>. stay away from the skyguard. its full of boring and meh.
Im gonna have to get it eventually for completions sake. Sometimes theres nothing but air to shoot at.
But yeah, stealth is just too useful
>The disc is only useful for medium to long range anti infantry
>A 600 damage, high velocity, no drop, no ammo cost execute is only useful against infantry
shitter as fuck.
It's usable at long range AV too. You can do gatekeeper tier sundy sniping with it and out damage at least 1 guy repairing with the disks alone. This is very useful.
It's also got the alpha damage to make it highly effective in bob-n-weave harasser fights against vulcans/gatekeepers, and is extremely good against ESF's who try to take you on. The disk does like half health to them. Against Vanguards, it allows you to engage from far and still get meaningful damage whilst baiting out their shields, and against lightnings, it just works as a longer ranged vulcan.
You can't understate the disk. Pinpoint accurate burst damage is extremely useful.
t; Vulcan aurax haver, 1/3 the way to an aphelion aurax (over the course of like 2 play-sessions)
>what makes people on the east coast so shit?
Probably the fact the majority of the population is either in AoDTR, AoDNC or AoDVS (Known as DaPP) that everyone's skill atrophied cause of how fucking bad the majority of the playerbase is. The only reason GOKU, BAX and whatever the TR equivalent is get as many kills or get stuff done is because of the aod outfits on each faction that gladly run headfirst into their crosshairs and have literally said "they're good but we'll drown them in bodies".
>players that got the rank before the typo is patched get to keep it
this is the future I want
oh no, they are now but mere mortals cast down into the mud with the rest of rabble classes, how will anyone ever get any kills now that the great Heavy has been nerfed?
Truly, vehicles and MAX's will destroy us all, for it was only the Heavy and his mighty shield that kept these threats at bay. Yay, the Heavy was benevolent and never turned his shield on when facing lowly engineers and medics.
Dark days. Dark times.
Don't worry guise even though the heavies have become obsolete you still have us jihadists to fight against the tonker menace.
What if the heavy shields were completely reworked?
Nanite mesh: Works similar to sunderer deploy shield, only one single hit drops it regardless of how much damage. It stops up to 1k damage. 10 second recharge at level 1, 6 at level 4, just like deploy shield. No penalties or activation otherwise. (good default shield, newbie friendly, you dont have to do anything, keeps you from getting randomly one shot by a sniper while running around, keeps you from getting randomly killed from a mine, of minimal direct combat value, but its always on, still great against things like pump shotguns or knives or shit)
Resist: 20% damage resist, always on, no drawbacks. An extra 200 effective hitpoints all the time. This is probably as tanky as heavies really aught to be.
Adrenaline: Exactly like it is right now pre-patch, only it doesnt refill at all on its own, you spawn with 50% energy. Also no movement penalty.
Prowler hasn't been changed in years, and during that time anyone relevant has agreed that Prowler is the worst thank at anything but selling spawn rooms with HE (and Magriders are good at that too because they can get fucking anywhere)
>implying all the clabbers and shitposters like rdord and umbrellapower didn't pick TR to maintain the illusion that this is a TR hugbox so they can continue to shitpost as their TRUP personas and be believed
step it up semperfi
>heavy shield nerfs
I'm a heavy main but I support this, glad I'll be able to play with other classes and not be fucked over by heavies so hard in 1v1's
>battle rifle buffs
>flash suppressor buffs
the buff TR needed
>flash nade buff
This sounds fun as fuck, can't wait to play.
>max battle rank increase
fucking retarded (and lazy, as >>128503559, >>128504930 said)
about fucking time
>bounty system update
>heavy shield "changes"
nerfing HA is a good idea, but these changes are plain retarded
prowler memekeeper still render spammable. aphelion untouched
yay for ass magic rifle buffs though.
>huge indirect everything-else nerf
>You being able to only win most fights with other classes instead of all doesn't mean that everything else in the game wont continue to farm infantry as it already does.
Here we go again, crying bitches.
I main LA, and even when playing medic or engineer never had that much of a problem with heavies.
You're so mad
This isn't the mad of a man who lost the ability to protect other shitters from shitters in vehicles
This is the mad of a shitter who lost his training wheels while still not being able to ride a bike
tfw maxed out grenade bandolier and flash grenades
I hope this buff makes them as viable as it sounds like it will
Threadly reminder that NC has all the best gear, this is wholly unacceptable, and NC needs to be nerfed.
>I'm a heavy main but I support this
same. I'm glad its getting nerfed.
>finally getting close to BR100
>all those months of hard work finally gonna pay off
>was gonna ask /ps2g/ the cheesiest NC loadouts to be the best BR100 shitter possible
>"Battle Rank limit has been increased to 120"
>Check out the publicly uploaded steam screenshots for planetside 2 just for shits and giggles
>It's all a good 90% TR players screenshotting themselves HE spamming bases
I thought that was a fucking meme
Well if you've already posted to reddit and /vg/ where else is there to post pictures of your amazing killfeed while simultaneously farming kills and masturbating? Oh, wait a sec some LA is trying to brick me. There, switched to my gatekeeper and popped the shitter. I find that the real challenge is streaming while keeping the porn out of the window so I just cover the chat with it. It leaves about half of my second monitor for posting all the reasons TR needs buffs.
some memerald autist has a fuckton of ideas about the game, ranging from garbage to decent
and he writes them out in these neat little images
and some of these things actually ended up being in the game
>Decide to get in a valk
>Get anywhere near a red hex and you are immediately meme'd out of the air
>Get anywhere near a purple hex and you are immediately lanced out of the air
>Get anywhere near a blue hex and you are immediately ignored because they don't have anything that can get you
Heavy shield nerf is bollocks. Heavies were balanced with LMGs being objectively worse. ARs and carbines can just chain headshot from the move without resetting COF once. Looking forward to losing 1v1 vs shitter medics with their Carnage BR or Terminus.
wish they would do something about that. Get the drop on a HA, get headshots, HA slowly turns around as if to ask what tickled him, thinks a bit, decides it's an infiltrator, finds the infiltrator who is now down to using his secondary, instagibs infil with LMG, death screen shows him at full health. HA sends /tell whoa my shields almost went down you must be gud.
>start watching clone wars
>imagine having PS2 have a galactic battle with mother ship, flag ships, etc
>oh shit this would be so cool
>realize, if connery server is anything of a reflection, all ships would be 1/10th manned at best and be driven into other ships or asteroids for lulz
i still have my dreams right ; ;
You don't understand. Heavies need the shield to be able to fight against much superior ARs and carbines. Other classes also have their own abilities. Light assaults can fly, infiltrators are invisible, engineers and medics have support roles. Rocket launcher is a weak took compared to those because it takes 5-8 rockets to kill a tank.
It's very harmful to the game if Medics, a support class, also become the best mans shooting class.
Heavies can use smgs for 1v1. LMG's are supposed to be support weapons, inaccurate but capable of continued suppression fire, like they do in every other FPS.
Currently heavies can basically bring any lmg they want into any range and win the vast majority of the time (vs all non-heavies) because they have double the HP. (might not be the case since the patch)
>It's very harmful to the game if Medics, a support class, also become the best mans shooting class.
Yeah, very harmful. Imagine not having to wait 5minutes for a res since no one wants to play medic because they're not MLG 1v1 worthy. Imagine not having to scream 100 times on your max to get repairs because people actually want to play engineer outside of tanks, that would be awful.
>lose an outpost
>because everyone on my squad would rather poke out of spawn for some potshots on the retarded medic then actually move agressively
>i even hat the sunderer down to maybe 1 rocket shot or a grenade toss away
>NOPE, we'd rather sit in spawn and let them surround us completely
Why are NC players so damn cowardly?
>Heavies can use smgs for 1v1
Too bad only one of the three factions has an SMG worth using as heavy. Also, I thought most people wanted to see SMGs removed from heavies.
>LMG's are supposed to be support weapons, inaccurate but capable of continued suppression fire, like they do in every other FPS.
This is not a milsim game. LMGs aren't scary enough to suppress anyone, unlike in real life where 1 bullet can kill and death is permanent.
>Yeah, very harmful. Imagine not having to wait 5minutes for a res
Just respawn, you moron. Who the fuck waits 5 minutes? Also why do you think those medium assaults would ress you anyway. They would be busy shooting stuff
>Imagine not having to scream 100 times on your max to get repairs
There are plenty of cuckgineers around but I guess they are all deaf.
I have never seen an Armistice heavy. Cyclone only. Blitz, Sirius and NS PDW a few times.
On the other hand, it's surprising how few Cyclone heavies there are on live servers compared to competitive play. On server smashes it's almost tied with the Anchor.
The only reason people want smgs removed from heavies is because the class has so much HP it makes it completely unfair towards the other classes. To be fair, if they removed the overshield completely, heavies could use any weapon and no one would care because the source of the imbalance would be gone.
>This is not a milsim game. LMGs aren't scary enough to suppress anyone, unlike in real life where 1 bullet can kill and death is permanent.
It's no less of a milsim than BF4, where the guns kill in like 2 less shots. In fact you might call it a poor mans bf4 but with much more players per server.
>Just respawn, you moron. Who the fuck waits 5 minutes? Also why do you think those medium assaults would ress you anyway. They would be busy shooting stuff
Hyperbole, the point still stands, medics are far rarer than they should be (as are all other classes at BR100, gee I wonder why.)
>Light assault was originally supposed to be the default class.
anon that's not what I was asking
I'm saying medics are basically medium assault troopers, the middle of the road sorta guys
>wasting 425/500 nanites just to destroy one harasser
>didn't even kill me
>shooting where i was a second before
>kept shooting for a second after i dies
>didn't hear any boolet sound while he was shooting
>while on the death screen i hear what sounds like a shotgun
N U K E
Fuck off whiner, I play from Vladivostok and have 40ms ping to Miller.
Always the Russians fault, isn't it? Becase it's not simply possble for you to get outplayed, ever...
In soviet Russia, Russia nukes you )))
Serbs still kill though.
What did they break this time?
My bet: overshields give you total invulnerability, Gatekeeper velocity is 4500 m/s, BR UBGL uses no ammo and is near-hitscan.
If you see a white flash
You better cover your eyes
because it's fuckin' coming
I don't understand the idea behind the directive reward battle rifles NOT having the UBGL.
The standard models have them.
Before the patch the directive variants were generally considered DOWNGRADES to the standard models, now they're just objectively worse. I don't understand why they are doing this.
Anyone going for the GD Guardian now, after being used to the new improved warden, is going to be getting a slap in the face as their reward.
>I don't understand the idea behind the directive reward battle rifles NOT having the UBGL.
GAYBREAK IS REEEEEETAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARDED
how have you not figured this out yet?
The Guardian now gets slightly faster bullet velocity, and the DMR-99 has a few more rounds in the magazine. The Eidolon didn't get anything extra outside of the overall recoil changes, presumably because no bullet drop is enough of an advantage on its own for the battle rifles.
EMERGENCY PATCH NOTES
* VANU FACTION DELETED
Other than the HA and infilshitter, directive weapons are mostly trash. Got the eclipse which has a laser sight on it, 698/143 with a laser sight is really shitty, would have killed for the grip.
They should just make it so you can change the attachments.
>zero standing CoF
Speaking of which
Since directive weapons are variants of starters, directive snippers should be changed so only the NC one is a bolter, and the other two are semis.
The tears would be delicious.
The directive reward INF sniper rifle ain't that great either; not only does it glow in the dark so every enemy cloaker knows exactly where to aim, but the recoil/bullet drop is all fucked up and it can't even OHK as far as the Parallax/RAMS/Longshot.
>Blackshard mine, Est Canyon Checkpoint and Broken Arch will be deleted
Let it all burn.
In that case though, why not just use the CQC rifle? The directive rifle refire and reload times are downright laborious compared to the CQC bolters and their lickety-split shots.
>Directive rifles are changed to be in line with starters (NC keeps the Moonshot, Parsec and Bighorn are changed into semi autos)
>hill campers complain, many of which don't even have the rifle unlocked
>SMG cheeselords don't care at all
>career cloakers shrug and go back to using the TSAR/Ghost/SAS-R
Then why can't the Gauss Prime be a better Reaper?
Why can't the Butcher be a better MSW-R?
Why can't the Betel be a better Pulsar LSW?
>but the recoil/bullet drop is all fucked up
>what is zeroing
Don't be so sure
The only thing you can be sure about (assuming it's not buggy) is that your flash will take damage from C4 more accurately, not the tanks you ram it into.
>Directive rifles are variants of the Tier 3 bolt-actions, not the starters.
Yes, that was exactly my point.
Why should directive snipers be the only ones where it's different?
>Serpent with infinite ammo and a heat bar
>want to dick around
>load up my phoenix
>Slow as fuck
>weak as fuck
>takes turns harder than an 18 wheeler going reverse
how fucking mad were TR scrubs for this once hilarious gun to be a basic wasted slot now?
It hasn't been any good for a very long time, this nothing new.
You only see new players using the phoenix because they don't know that it is essentially useless. Its only purpose is for being fired out from a spawn room, which is great if your enemy keeps parking in front of a spawnroom I guess? For anything else, it doesn't work.
Relying on your enemy to be completely and utterly fucking braindead to the extent that they may actually be AFK is not a metric you should balance weapons by.
Welp, since patch im crashing to desktop for literally no reason
>no heating issue
>no gpu choke out
>no cpu choke out
>no memory issues
Why PS2 continues to be so poorly optimized in the year 2016, i will never know
>playing the games they frequently talk about
>switch to an alt mode to jihad tanks
That is how I used to kill most
>Spend all night twatting people with my rebel as a stalker
>Everyone rubber banding all over cobalt
>Five out of six bullets I fire aren't registering
>Chat full of people complaining about the same as well as crashing and low FPS
Well, time to stop playing for a week I guess
>Composite armour for the flash reduces C4 bonus damage by 100%
>Costs 1350 certs
>A single C4 still overkills the flash
C4 at base level does double damage to the flash. You can pay 1350 certs to reduce that to doing only normal damage, which still outright kills it.
I don't think this was designed very well.
Oh, nvm. I'm retarded. I noticed what I was doing wrong:
explosions are now server-side. ;^)
How do you push a patch which doesn't include any new content or basic engine changes, only balance alterations, yet this same patch makes the game crash randomly and generally just work less efficiently?
I mean, did someone open a file called "Important game engine files do not touch.bat" and just write "BATTLERIFLE UBGL = 1" and hope that would fucking work?
...aaaand C4's must be now placed to the far left or right side of the flash, or else it'll fail.
tl;dr: More nerfs than buffs to jihad flash.
So apparently this update broke bullet holes. I'm at the VR Training practicing my bursting and I can't see my groupings on the metal targets ;_;
>Common rocket launcher
What ? What the hell is going on.
Looks like fov has been fiddled with too
It's been on the map since recent PTS updates, not really sure what it does yet
It's comforting to know that no matter what happens, we can always, always expect fun broken shit on patch day.
PTS is more stable than live right now, and you can blow up the ANT with C4 now
The cloak or shield might do something against that, if only they would let us equip it
I though the patch would have ANTs, construction and Indar revamp. Turns out it was just heavy shield nerfs, and fireteams for milsim shitters who want to be tacticool and micromanage other people.
It's pretty good value for the money, sub if you really want that bonus XP and another nice set of benefits.
If you're thinking about doing it to support the devs, then don't, they don't deserve a dime.
>hey, guys. we are receiving a few complaints about flash wraith
>...what if we make the ANT cloak, as well
>its more expensive, but.... everyone will be able to cloak!
Resist lost 150 EHP. Adrenaline/NMG lost 300, or even more if you account that it stacked with Nanoweave.
I was one of the minority who used adrenaline. I liked the reactive shield, and passive protection of nanoweave because I could get hit by some bolt shitter or HE tank 300m away and still get full benefit. Unlike those self-proclaimed MLG pros on reddit, I know that I can't always be aware of every threat and activate my shield before I get hit.
two options here
>you're parroting some shit you read on reddit
it's wrong, and you're retarded for not checking the numbers yourself
>you did the math yourself
it's wrong, and you're retarded
>>you're parroting some shit you read on reddit
Nah. Most people there are happy about the HA nerf because they are shitters.
>you did the math yourself, it's wrong, and you're retarded
Show me the correct math then
If you're lucky then todays update only makes you crash every few minutes.
If you're unlucky then here's a sample of reported issues;
>Inability to collect XP
>Inability to use terminals
>Vehicles with no guns
Personally I'm happy that i'm only crashing.
>TK because friendly tard got in the way
>receive hate tell regardless
The possibilities of salt goes beyond my imagination
If the bounty system cost 1smed then it'd be used a lot more, people spend their loose smeds on it and as you can't buy a single smed anyway it wouldn't affect their income.
25smeds is way too fucking expensive to give someone a "I made someone mad" award.
If it's true,
then two out of three i was right ! This suck ass,fuck.
I wouldn't hold your breath for a fix if I were you lot.
Game is dead, they just didn't tell the players.
The CTDs get more and more frequent. In the afternoon I was able to play for hours without crashing, then I started crashing every 20 minutes, and now every few minutes if not immediately
No, they're not, I've crashed multiple times while playing solo. Once while flying a reaver, another time while just running around in a fight, and the last time right after spawning. All on esamir.
You're not much of a scientist are you.
Anyway, people are reporting the crashes at any interval while doing anything.
Solo, in a squad, in a vehicle, on foot, being shot, not being shot, explosions going off. Many can't even get past character creation.
I doubt the problem has gotten worse, you were just lucky to get a solid chunk of play time.
I have not played this game in years but I really feel like some planetside.
NC reaver pilot. I was damn good too. Even during the patch where AA got insanely OP I still maintained my 10:1 KD. Im sure my character got wiped by now though.
How is the game compared to way back when. I stopped playing fucking they released a patch that murdered the draw distance and troops wouldn't render unless you were 10m in front of them.
Hey, Faven. If you are here, can you please make a hat based on this one?I'll suck your dick forever.
How's this? I've studied faven's work extensively for the last decade and I believe this to be an accurate representation of something he would make.
damn good son. damn good.
So the community turned into a bunch of whiny faggots that are shit at the game? That's good to know. Looks like i'm going to have fun killing you faggots.
Joke's on you because they fucked up flight controls last year. Your gonna crash into a tree, flyboy.
Also have fun not seeing anything in 96+ fights until you are 20m from them and get deci'd
not him but I like the new flight controls and I came back from beta, I just had to get to used to reverse flying
>damn good son
holy shit I think he's serious
Im really glad things haven't changed since beta. Nothing but a bunch of children crying about how much they die and blaming the game on their shit lack of skill.
never change planetside community. The biggest group of whiners I have seen in my life.