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Rumus Dec 27, 2012 @ 3:37pm
Weapons and Upgrades, - Overpriced, or Rewarding?
Do all the weapons and upgrades in -Planet Side 2- cost way to much?

It will take you up to 20+ hours to get the 1000 certifications in order to buy a single weapon or vehicle upgrade in Planetside 2, and thats only if you know what your doing. In my experience it took me 5-6 + hours to earn 100 certifications to buy a bolt action sniper rifle that I ended up not liking.

(CURRENTLY) the low ones that aren't very good are 100 certs, some 250 certs. All the good and best weapons and upgrades are 1000 certs.

These should be lowered or there should be a training room where you can privatly test out weapons and vehicle upgrades before you buy them, so you don't experience what I did and buy something that you think isn't even as good as the default weapon.

I'd like to hear your feedback and ideas, please comment on this disscusion!
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I can understand that from saving so much currency and buying something, you can get a rewarding feeling like you've really accomplished something, but if you don't like it you will only be rewarded with frustration and regret.
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I just looked and I have 21 hours played in Planetside 2. I have only gained about 230-250 certs in that 21 hours, almost an entire day of my life. Maybe i'm just bad? Lol.
Last edited by Rumus; Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:01pm
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Deimondou Dec 27, 2012 @ 3:45pm 
I think most of the 1k certs guns are just overpriced, i do enjoy the NS Dec...Something, can't remember the exact name. I think i'll stick with the cheap guns and upgrades at the moment.
Goldrausch Dec 27, 2012 @ 3:47pm 
Do not buy the old ♥♥♥ or g2g rocket launchers. They are a slap in the face of every customer. Buggy and almost worthless even when imagining the bugs away.
Rumus Dec 27, 2012 @ 4:08pm 
Originally posted by Bliploid:
Do not buy the old ♥♥♥ or g2g rocket launchers. They are a slap in the face of every customer. Buggy and almost worthless even when imagining the bugs away.
Hmm, are the others good? If so what is the best and most effective rocket launcher to buy?
HoboWithaShotgun Dec 27, 2012 @ 4:25pm 
the only problem I see are bugs. I still don't regret getting the grenade launcher rifle, but I'll be happier when it actually works properly.
Thunde Dec 27, 2012 @ 4:28pm 
Buy a 2 buster for MAX its great against air. Bulldog for sunderer is good too.
Rumus Dec 27, 2012 @ 4:29pm 
I feel the AA in the game is a bit overpowered. AA seems to demolish say a Mosquito in 5-10 seconds if 90% of the shots are hits.
BOTA:49 Dec 27, 2012 @ 8:28pm 
And yet in that time frame a Mosquito could demolish an entire squad with it's rocket pads before being dropped. Air has to have some downside, and currently a lot of the players feel that air assets are too strong as it is. If you're getting shot down by AA in 5-10 seconds, you need to learn to move instead of trying to tank your way into a kill.
Rumus Dec 27, 2012 @ 8:49pm 
Originally posted by 49:
And yet in that time frame a Mosquito could demolish an entire squad with it's rocket pads before being dropped. Air has to have some downside, and currently a lot of the players feel that air assets are too strong as it is. If you're getting shot down by AA in 5-10 seconds, you need to learn to move instead of trying to tank your way into a kill.
Hmm, well back to the overpriced point... I assume your talking about Hellfire Rockets, 1000 certs witch is alot of time put into the game. I've been on an AA gun before and noone that is less that 300 feet away can avoid being shot down or having to turn around instantly. Maybe I just happen to play against poor pilots, IDK.
gNatFreak Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:04pm 
Originally posted by Rumus:
In my experience it took me 5-6 + hours to earn 100 certifications to buy a bolt action sniper rifle that I ended up not liking.

(CURRENTLY) the low ones that aren't very good are 100 certs, some 250 certs. All the good and best weapons and upgrades are 1000 certs.

Although I agree with your points, I just have to say I have had the complete opposite experience that you had. The 100 cert bolt action sniper rifle is my favorite (I've gotten 1156 kills with it). Also, I find that the 100/250 cert weapons tend to be the best for some classes/vehicles. I.e. the 100 cert LMG for the heavy is insane. The 100 cert A2G main weapon for the ESFs and the 250 cert A2A main weapon are likewise awesome. However, I play as Vanu, so that might explain the difference.

There are definitely many weapons that should be more like 500 certs. (I'd advocate changing EVERYTHING priced over 500 certs to cost simply 500 certs).
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Horatio Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:27pm 
The air-to-air missiles were worth it. I didn't buy them, I used certs earned ingame, but I didn't regret it. I can deal much more damage in the air than before. The 250 cert chaingun will probably increase this even further.

I'm not so sure about other primary guns. They often seem to be a tradeoff. I bought the tank buster for the Liberator and it was worth it too, but it can also be a bit a pain in the ♥♥♥ considering the small magazine size and frequent reloading. Same probably applies for ground vehicle and infantry guns too.
Last edited by Horatio; Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:29pm
Noizzzmaker Dec 28, 2012 @ 3:07am 
Originally posted by Rumus:
I feel the AA in the game is a bit overpowered. AA seems to demolish say a Mosquito in 5-10 seconds if 90% of the shots are hits.


wait what? AA in fact is still very much underpowered.. they can kill a tank within 3 secs but killing them with AA takes forever if you even manage to kill it in 20
Zilverschoon Dec 28, 2012 @ 3:19am 
Weapons that cost 1000 certs I buy with credit card.
Believe it or not, the game programmers, need money for food.
Highway Dec 28, 2012 @ 7:54am 
Originally posted by Noizzzmaker:
Originally posted by Rumus:
I feel the AA in the game is a bit overpowered. AA seems to demolish say a Mosquito in 5-10 seconds if 90% of the shots are hits.


wait what? AA in fact is still very much underpowered.. they can kill a tank within 3 secs but killing them with AA takes forever if you even manage to kill it in 20
DERP thats kind of the point.... flak isnt going to even tickle a tank compared to a aircraft with no armour. Any AA Flak should definately wipe aircraft and infantry in seconds but not land vehicles, that said all weapons should be very effective on aircraft..provided your aim is good, as aircraft are not designed to take hits.
Last edited by Highway; Dec 28, 2012 @ 7:57am
Rumus Dec 28, 2012 @ 9:30am 
Originally posted by gNatFreak:
Originally posted by Rumus:
In my experience it took me 5-6 + hours to earn 100 certifications to buy a bolt action sniper rifle that I ended up not liking.

(CURRENTLY) the low ones that aren't very good are 100 certs, some 250 certs. All the good and best weapons and upgrades are 1000 certs.

Although I agree with your points, I just have to say I have had the complete opposite experience that you had. The 100 cert bolt action sniper rifle is my favorite (I've gotten 1156 kills with it). Also, I find that the 100/250 cert weapons tend to be the best for some classes/vehicles. I.e. the 100 cert LMG for the heavy is insane. The 100 cert A2G main weapon for the ESFs and the 250 cert A2A main weapon are likewise awesome. However, I play as Vanu, so that might explain the difference.

There are definitely many weapons that should be more like 500 certs. (I'd advocate changing EVERYTHING priced over 500 certs to cost simply 500 certs).
On the TR I have to shoot someone twice in the chest with it before it kills someone, does it need to be a head shot to kill them in a single shot? Or is it two no matter where?
Rumus Dec 28, 2012 @ 9:32am 
Originally posted by Noizzzmaker:
Originally posted by Rumus:
I feel the AA in the game is a bit overpowered. AA seems to demolish say a Mosquito in 5-10 seconds if 90% of the shots are hits.


wait what? AA in fact is still very much underpowered.. they can kill a tank within 3 secs but killing them with AA takes forever if you even manage to kill it in 20
I'm talking about the AA cannons. If you are too then maybe the aircraft in my experience have been low health when flying towards me.
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