Can a faction ever win?

#1 Posted by Funkydupe (3305 posts) -

Are there rounds/resets/scores, anything to keep track of who is in the lead between the sides?

I'm hoping one of the sides can win by holding certain areas, but I have no idea how this works in PS.

#2 Posted by Funkydupe (3305 posts) -

Err. The forum made two identical topics for some reason. This is a first. :/

#3 Edited by Nentisys (885 posts) -

@Funkydupe said:

Are there rounds/resets/scores, anything to keep track of who is in the lead between the sides?

In planetside 1 there were no resets. If a faction captured all the conquerable regions in the game, the 2 remaining factions would just group up in their "sanctuaries" (basically their own little island that no other empire can come to) and try to push out. It is practically impossible for a faction to hold all regions for any length of time because they have to split their defenses in order to defend against 2 factions that are invading separate regions. And capturing all regions in the first place is super hard in the first place.

Im not in the PS2 beta (DAMN YOU!) so I don't know how that is handled in PS2.

#4 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -

@Nentisys said:

@Funkydupe said:

Are there rounds/resets/scores, anything to keep track of who is in the lead between the sides?

In planetside 1 there were no resets. If a faction captured all the conquerable regions in the game, the 2 remaining factions would just group up in their "sanctuaries" (basically their own little island that no other empire can come to) and try to push out. It is practically impossible for a faction to hold all regions for any length of time because they have to split their defenses in order to defend against 2 factions that are invading separate regions. And capturing all regions in the first place is super hard in the first place.

Im not in the PS2 beta (DAMN YOU!) so I don't know how that is handled in PS2.

The beta hasn't implemented the whole "world" yet, it's just one continent and your main spawn is your sanctuary gate.

I have a hint of a memory of some kind of weekly or monthly region/land percentage tally? Is that wrong then?

#5 Posted by Nentisys (885 posts) -

@Vodun said:

I have a hint of a memory of some kind of weekly or monthly region/land percentage tally? Is that wrong then?

Im not sure but now that you mention it I seem to recall that too. Im pretty sure it was on the "planetside players" website (which is all dead links these days) that had all kinds of stats to crawl through. I just logged into planetside to check and I can't find anything like that in the ingame stats windows.

#6 Edited by Zaccheus (1784 posts) -

PS2 works the same way as PS1 in this respect and was well explained by @Nentisys. So every faction have their "safe zone" that can't be invaded. So there is no way to actually lose.

#7 Posted by AtomicEdge (295 posts) -

There are definitely going to be a lot of stats in the game, including an iOS and Android app, so I imagine they will be logging some kind of "Overall winner" data.

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