Thursday, September 27, 2012

I went purple and I liked it

I've been spending some of my free time playing the PlanetSide 2 Beta, and it is awesome.  One of my complaints has been the difficulty in finding good fights though.  This is most likely due to beta and the time of day I like to play.  So I took Bootae's advice and rolled on an EU server.

I also took the opportunity to roll a Vanu character as they are often under populated.  You know, the purple guys. I figured they might also see more defensive action.

Ever since making an EU character, the battles have been crazy!  Just a couple says ago, we were assaulting a NC facility and it was at least 30 minutes of non-stop fighting.  The NC were dug in with Max's, turrets and a lot of defenders.

It was night time, and quite a sight.  A bunch of our tanks were pounding the building, there was an air battle overhead and all of us grunts were trying to make progress.  Of course death was everywhere, but luckily we had several Sunderer's we could spawn from.

I switched back and forth between heavy Assault and Infiltrator (Sniper).  I also died, a lot.  It was a good old fashioned meat grinder.  Friendly Fire is a hell of a thing which takes some getting used to.  PS2 will lock your weapons if you kill too many of your own, but luckily I have not found out the limit yet.

In the end, we took the facility but it was a heck of a battle.  It reminded me of the good ol days of WAR, but with tanks and air battles.