You can buy your way into the Beta now

#1 Posted by Jackel2072 (2226 posts) -

if you really really want to, you can buy your way into the beta now by joining THE ALPHA SQUAD. you get an XP boost and some other stuff. if it was a little cheaper i might give it a wirel, but seeing as im still unsure about this game i think im going to pass. thoughts?

#2 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -

Yeah fuck that. I'm going to check it out, and ill drop some money if It's not complete garbage, but not 40.

#3 Posted by Draklin (7 posts) -

I'm pretty sure it's more of a buy the game and get into the beta right away and not a spend 40 on getting in the beta, so for someone who was going to buy it anyway it's not that bad of a deal

#4 Posted by Leptok (942 posts) -
@Draklin
I'm pretty sure it's more of a buy the game and get into the beta right away and not a spend 40 on getting in the beta, so for someone who was going to buy it anyway it's not that bad of a deal
There's no game to buy, It's f2p. Nothing in the pack really stands out to me though.
#5 Posted by Draklin (7 posts) -

i'd be shocked if the game itself was free

#6 Posted by Dimsey (943 posts) -

I wound up biting the bullet.

Wanted new stuff to play on my new PC.

Never played the original Planetside so I don't know what's different exactly aside from looking vastly prettier and I'm not one to over-analyze things.

But I can say it's been fun and the scale is rather impressive.

#7 Posted by mosdl (3223 posts) -

@Draklin said:

i'd be shocked if the game itself was free

Game is free-to-play. Feel free to be shocked.

#8 Posted by wemibelec90 (1278 posts) -

I'd be totally in on this if it was $20 instead of $40. I'm not willing to spend that much on a game I might not like.

#9 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

@Dimsey said:

But I can say it's been fun and the scale is rather impressive.

good to hear, good to hear

#10 Posted by Mnemoidian (944 posts) -

The package also contains "4000 Station Cash": their free to play cash (which I think works in multiple SOE games?) - which supposedly is $40 on it's own.

+ Unlocks, camo, title... and beta access.

Considering that pretty much anyone who ever payed for Planetside has already gotten beta access in the first waves (assuming they filled out their beta profile, I guess?), most of the "loyal fans" should be in already, and there are apparently a lot of Beta keys floating around twitter, PCGamer and IGN.

Sounds like a situation of the beta being the least interesting thing, really.

I might get it... but I'm a bit concerned about the whole ProSieben.1.Games bit for EU. (more the concept than the company).

#11 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

10% xp boost for 6 months isn't worth it. 40 bucks for microtransaction stuff when I do not want to buy my way.. meh. I'll put that money into a different game instead.

The way titles work in the game now just makes it harder to see your player name in the world. It'll say "Founder YourName". Just like it says "Corporal YourName". I usually just use No Title for my name to be the only thing hovering above my character.

#12 Posted by Draklin (7 posts) -

i know the game itself is free to play but is the game itself going to be free or do you still buy it like Guild War free to play

#13 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5120 posts) -

@Draklin said:

i know the game itself is free to play but is the game itself going to be free or do you still buy it like Guild War free to play

It's like TF2 free to play, you get the actual game for free and can choose to buy extra things if you want.

#14 Posted by Funkydupe (3293 posts) -

New wave of beta invites going out in 24 to 48 hours.

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