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try it out on ps4 launch, maybe it suits you more than the pc version

Yeah, you could be bang on with that. And I may even be able to convince my PS4 chums to join in too :)

Oh, and of course, I won't be able to move over to the PS4 version until XIM supports it and the games I wish to play so I'm not even going to bother with a PS4 until that is confirmed. It would be nice to be an "early adopter" but I ain't gonna lose any sleep over it.

i've heard that ps2 has started to head down the path of pay to win, requiring one to either spend their absurd amounts of time to unlock a single item....or pay to have it handed to you. Can a casual player have a good time in this game?

Well, after spending nearly six hours on Planetside2 last night I can understand why peeps would begin to think this.

Needless to say I had my @r5e handed to me on a silver platter, but that is not unusual. I think I had died a couple of dozen times before I even saw a hit marker, never mind killed anyone. By the end of the evening I managed to kill five rather unlucky individuals, mostly by way of turret with just one with my main weapon.

It took ages to "save up" for a scope, which was 30 credits. In the time I was on I eventually racked up 55 so now I'm left with 25.

As for the game itself. If you don't like "base raping" then don't play Planetside. It is positively encouraged, understandably so. If you can't get enough reinforcements to your base then that's tough. I found it quite funny, actually, sitting in a nice and peaceful tower, sipping an Earl Grey watching enemy craft go by. Then all hell would let loose and you could see the "enemy" swooping in. Time to redeply haha.

Once you're in an area that is under heavy attack and there's a bunch of you spawing into a tight area I find it real hard to think what to do. Most of my deaths came from stepping out of safety and getting shot in the back because there were so many enemy troops outside. There would be a queue to get out of a doorway at times, although, unlike BF3 for example, you can walk through people, which I found a bit weird at first.

Anyway, I'm not sure what to do next. It was my Gran Turismo chums that got me into Battlefield 2 and I really enjoy it when I'm in a squad with them. Playing Planetside 2 on your own... I'm not sure I'd stick with it to be honest. I might drop in now and then but I am that poor at computer games in general that I will eventually give up and go back to gardening or something equally as boring...

Thanks for your thoughts peeps :)

I managed to get it downloaded over a couple of days. Eight+ gigs on my connection is painful. In fact I finished downloading it at work other their "guest wi-fi" lol.

I then managed to go the some of the beginner stuff. Fortunately, unlike what has been posted here and elsewhere, you don't get thrown straight in at the deep end and then have to press esc to go to your set-up screen. But I hadn't taken my mouse to work and tried using my laptop touchpad for a bit. Mistake that, lol, and I had to use my work mouse.

I didn't get much done and to be honest my laptop screen was crap in there because it was generally quite bright in the room.

I'm now at home and I thought I'd get stuck in again but it started downloading stuff again. I thought it must be a patch and I see someone has mentioned that above, so I'm going to have to wait for a while now for it to download. I wish I'd have know cos I'd have done that at work too.

Ah well... Never mind... As soon as it has finished I'll see what it looks like on me big telly  ;D

Sorry for resurecting this topic... I did a search for Planetside (2) and although there are a couple of discussions on this topic they appear to be quite old.

Anyway, I can't remember how, but I happened upon Planetside 2 last night. Oh, actually, I do remember... I was on the Nvidia site downloading the latest driver for my GTX 675M on me lappy.

Anyway, I looked further into it. I looks totally awesome. Graphics blows me away (I'm old and so easily impressed) and the gameplay is massive.

I'm currently downloading the game for my laptop and I'm going to give it a whirl, just to see how I manage with a) my very poor internet connection and b) my very poor computer gaming skills.

I've I can still enjoy the experience bumbling and fumbling along I may get into in the long term and may even ditch BF3 when BF4 really takes over.

So, I suppose I should ask the question, are the posts on this game so old and few because it didn't match up to the hype? Does no one else play it at all?

cheers :)

General Discussion / Re: Why do you like using the XIM
« on: 11:11 PM - 09/10/13 »
Even when I was younger, getting into FPS games like Doom and Quake, I was crap, even with keyboard and mouse.

So when I hit BF3 with the DS3 controller I was so bad it was beyond embarrasing.

As soon as I heard of the XIM I knew what I had to do, in order to keep using my PS3, which all my online friends use.

I have improved massively with the XIM, although you could argue that some of that improvement is down to me getting back into shooters.

And as has been posted elsewhere, the XIM could even be of benefit on certain PC games although I haven't tried that yet.

Long live the XIM (and onto the next gen I hope  ;) )

I cannot help you much with the mouse and keyboard question other than, if the devices in question are not on the list of tested items then there is a risk involved.

As for you english, apart from the odd typo, and we all forget to re-read what we have typed sometimes, it is better that what I see written by peeps for who english is their first language. And that includes me :)

General Discussion / Re: Recomend me some headphones.
« on: 10:22 PM - 09/05/13 »
I like my Turtle Beach PX21 headphones with microphone :)

General Discussion / Re: Why I love nintendo
« on: 10:21 PM - 09/05/13 »
I'll chip my two pence in, as one of the "new guys," FWIW (I normally never get involved in this kind of stuff).

I can see both sides to this, honestly, but at the end of the day, and as OBsIV says, this place is about XIM.

Yes, it does have a general forum but there are rules about what we are allowed to post there.

I'm sure I am not the only one who has another "home" to go to. And even my main forum, which is a great, small community of gamers, we have very similar rules about posting the types of topics that are discussed there. And we still have plenty to talk about without breaching those rules.

In fact, thinking about it, most, no, every one of the handful of forums I contribute to has the same rules about posting topics on religion and politics.

So, would it not be possible for everyone to be happy with the way things are here, with the rules as they stand? It would be a shame to lose the input from any of you guys, regarding XIM and gaming in general.

Okay, I'll go back into my hole now :)

If you do, use the left4dead2 prodfile as the bf3 look mechanic has a huge dead zone.

Ah, I edited my post as you made yours. So, yeah, as you can see, I'm using the left4dead2 profile that the tank driver config uses.

Can't wait to see what you have done  ;)  :D

I'm working 14 hour days so I'm to tired by the time I get home. I'm on my phone right now.
Hey! No pressure dood, I can wait really......

Support / Re: Problem with my xim edge...
« on: 11:11 AM - 09/05/13 »
Hi weedspeed.

I'm pretty new to this myself but it might be something to do with some of your mouse buttons not being programmed to a "generic button."

What mouse are you using?

I seriously look forward to that Zombieguy. I was going to have a try at choppers and jets myself tonight and I might still do. I'm an impatient bugger and I'm itching to fly  ;D


Hahaha, I actually managed to fly tonight  8)

It wasn't pretty and I crashed quite a few times. But with the DS3 pad I couldn't even get off the ground, either in chopper or jet.

I'm still finding it very hard though. I'm all over the place. I'm going to need to put in quite a few hours on an empty server practising.

I've simply used the Tank setup for now but I've copied it to a new config just to get myself into the habit of pressing my "in-flight" button.

General Discussion / Re: Mumble Vs TeamSpeak?
« on: 05:34 AM - 09/05/13 »
Erm... daft question, from someone who doesn't usually use these voice chat things:-

Is Xfire crap then?

I've been an occasional user of Xfire over the years and I was considering using it when joining my brother on BF3 (PC version... he doesn't have a PS3).

Feedback / Re: Last Friday (BF3)
« on: 11:21 PM - 09/03/13 »
Thanks for accepting GreyMouser, I look forward to meeting a fellow XIMer online :)

I take it you are over the other side of the pond from me, in which case we may suffer ping issues. My internet provider is bad enough and I lag as it is. Having said that, I've been on maps with guys from that side of the world before and all has been okay.

You will have noticed that I haven't been online myself since Friday. I'm a rather infrequent gamer and I thought I had "grown out of" computer games to be honest, but Gran Turismo lured me back in a couple of years ago. I said at the time that, okay, I'll play this driving game, but nothing else, and certainly not FPS games...

In fact, I reckon I am probably spending as much time watching youtube videos, by guys like LevelCap, as I am playing the game and that activity gets as much of the rolled eyes treatment from my wife as playing the game does.

And here I am, spending my hard earned on peripherals that will make me better in FPS games haha.

BTW, I've checked out your stats on Battlelog and, compared to me, you're very much 1337. But you're right, and now that I'm happy (or happier) with my control method, it's now down to me to put the extra effort in to improve my BF3 skills, which is a daunting task in itself, given the different game and player modes. Counter Strike, at least when I used to play it, seemed a much easier game to grasp, in principle (game objectives).

laters  8)

Feedback / Re: Last Friday (BF3)
« on: 11:03 PM - 09/02/13 »
And enjoying Battlefield with my chums as a result  8)

Feedback / Re: Last Friday (BF3)
« on: 11:51 AM - 09/02/13 »
Apologies and thanks for moving :)

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