Looking like a great game
I haven't really started following it that much until recently, but it looks like something I am definitely considering playing at this point. Would love to take the beta for a spin to get a feel for it. If the game has no monthly fee or subscription of any kind, it definitely increases the likelyhood of me diving in.
I've been looking forward to this game for a couple years. I'll buy it and see if my current computer can handle it.
If it doesn't, unfortunately I'll have to save some cash for a new one.
Servant of the Great Beard
Just to clarify a few points:
The cash shop will never sell power in any way - this has been insisted on from the developers many times in the past, and I doubt they'll be outright lying on that part what with the game's success beeing heavily dependant on community reception and support. The shop will essentially sell cosmetic items, XP boosters and sidegrades (speccs for classes/vehicles, which can be bought for ingame XP just as well). The only tool of war that can give power in battle to a force are things like vehicles and supply, which can only be bought for ingame resources.
As for exploration, while this isn't the type of game for it, the world looks quite detailed from what we've seen so far, and the continents are pretty huge. You might not be getting any benefits from just flying around and sightseeing, but I suspect it'll still be interesting to explore the world - I know I'll be spending quite a lot of time doing just that, just to familiarize myself with the geography and layout of the continets (something I enjoyed a lot in DF, for example, and that has helped me in actual combat in the game).
Yes, the great King KoKane will also be on Planetside 2, along with anyone else who wants to revel in the prosperity and good times.
Liandri will be there with our celebrity roster and Sir Forgotten will be making vids as always.
And just like always, I dont intend on doing things by halves. If there is room for a zerg, and parts of the game are made for it, then I will most definitely bring it!
I will make sure they implement a giant golden Nithron Throne wonder to build too!
Nothing will stand in our way
Without any fucking doubt, regardless of any-thang, I will be playing PS2. I'd play it over DF 2 (if such a thing actually existed).
I use the words you taught me. If they don't mean anything any more, teach me others. Or let me be silent.
So is the world open or not?
I'll be playing as soon as the beta invite hits my inbox.
Great. Somehow I got the impression it was zone based. This will be a great faction game.