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Title: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/17/2007
Post by: Cheddar on February 05, 2007, 11:47:16 PM
Update: Emerald server, Vanu faction.

Free Reserve Program (http://planetside.station.sony.com/reserves/download.vm)

Seems the majority are up for some Planetside lovin', and as usual I bend to the demands of the majority.  This thread is ONLY for listing what character server you are on; whoever posts first will pick what server we are on.  Soon as I figure out how we make a guild it will be made.  Please note: I will not actually be in game until tomorrow or Thursday!
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Cheddar
<waiting for game>

Bandit
BanditoX

Bhodi
f13bhodi

Calandryll
Calandryll

CassandraR
Kasyl

Chenghiz
<waiting on name>

Chorulle
Naidara

Der Helm
DerHelm

Endie
<waiting for download>

Evangolis
Evangolis
Sklar

Falconeer
Falconeerr

FatuousTwat
Fatuous13

Furiously
Katiri

Gimpyone1
Cadwin

Hoax
Hoaxe

Jimbo
JimboF13

Lantyssa
Ailuridae

Merusk
Merusk

Nebu
Nebu

Nija
Nijasan

pxib
Bixley

Sky
Komoto
Smokamotive
GelMibson

Slayerik
Slayerik
Harbodus

Stephen Zepp
Vladimeerr

Strazos
Strazos

Tar
Tars

Tazelbain
Tazelbain

Tragny
Tragny
Olyndar

Velorath
<waiting for game>

Viin
Viin

ZetleftZet


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Falconeer on February 06, 2007, 01:47:50 AM
Just created on Emerald, east coast server. Given that the European server is out of the picture, the east coast one is the most viable ping-wise.

Falconeerr is the name of the character and Vanu Sovereignty is the side, as there`s a Vanu shortage and a +6% XP bonus.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Velorath on February 06, 2007, 01:50:30 AM
Once my Station Access pack gets here, I'll get in on this.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: CassandraR on February 06, 2007, 03:00:11 AM
Made Kasyl on Emerald for Vanu.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: tar on February 06, 2007, 06:48:51 AM
I play on Werner, but I'll make a vanu on Emerald. Will update with name once I have one.

*EDIT*

Ok, name is Tars


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Merusk on February 06, 2007, 07:51:34 AM
Hmm.. I have an old TR on Emerald.  It might be worth the cash for one month just to hunt you all down. 

Or I guess I could play w/ ya too.  Either way most of you seem to play PST hours so the only time I could find you is weekends. 


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: bhodi on February 06, 2007, 08:12:01 AM
I'm in -- Emerald, Vanu, f13bhodi


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Nija on February 06, 2007, 08:52:08 AM
Downloading now. I should be good to go tonight.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Stephen Zepp on February 06, 2007, 09:32:39 AM
Sigh, wrong server, then wrong race on wrong server :P

Ok, I'll create a vanu.

I have a BR 8 that's configured for Uni-Max (Vladimeerr), and just created BCNewb for other roles if we need them.



Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Nebu on February 06, 2007, 09:47:44 AM
I originally rolled on the West Coast server as Vanu got an 11% BEP bonus.  I'll reroll to the east coast server tonight. 


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Surlyboi on February 06, 2007, 10:09:04 AM
Jesus christ, Vanu?


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Nebu on February 06, 2007, 10:10:02 AM
Jesus christ, Vanu?

They're the underdog.  Live a little.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Sky on February 06, 2007, 10:10:38 AM
Nebu, the bonus changes as factions gain numbers. So you'll get exp bonus (which is dumb, the game isn't about exp despite what 90% of the players think), but you'll be getting steamrolled alot.

I'll have to reactivate to find my guys, but I'm pretty sure I have a TR and Vanu on Emerald, iirc. The TR is my thumper grunt and the Vanu was a stealth support guy, but I can't remember if I was transitioning either of them. I also have a few alts for different roles, since I take forever to level in PS because I don't play for exp. My 'mains' are like BR12 and BR8 or so. More character info tonight. edit: I think my Vanu is Komoto and my TR is Komoto-K :) Oldschool!

I hope the heavy armor can get in a marauder pilot spot. Not the best vehicle in the game, but I love driving those. I'll take those certs when I get some points. Of course, that's my TR guy whom I love. Just something about acid grenades...not to mention pissing people off with EMP grenades.

Since you guys seem to be grabbing Vanu (I agree Surly, I hate the Vanu vehicles and zap guns, but hey, they have cool jumping MAXs) I guess it's stealth support or maybe my uniMAX alt.

Is the dumb cave expansion included these days? I'd say a priority is to get anyone who has that capability but doesn't have those mech thingies unlocked to get into the caves for a couple nights and unlock them. Totally selfish, of course, but it would be fun to have zomgmechs on our side, no?


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Surlyboi on February 06, 2007, 10:26:06 AM
Jesus christ, Vanu?

They're the underdog.  Live a little.

It's not the underdogness of it. I played NC back after the jackhammer nerf when NOBODY wanted to play them.

The Vanu just piss me off to no end. 90% of their weapons, vehicles and tactics are about spamming splash damage.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Nebu on February 06, 2007, 10:35:28 AM
Sky: I know.  I don't mind getting steamrolled. 

I haven't played this game since release, so I'll be re-learning everything again anyway.  It may be entertaining for a week or two.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Nija on February 06, 2007, 10:40:32 AM
Well, let's figure out a side/server by the end of the work day, PST, tomorrow. Then we'll TS/vent it up (unless they have built in voice comm now) and hit it by this weekend.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Surlyboi on February 06, 2007, 10:41:27 AM
They've had built in comm since launch. Sucked then. Sucks now.

TS it is.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Nebu on February 06, 2007, 10:42:02 AM
Anyone have a Vent server?  TS makes me have flashbacks to my childhood and phones made out of tin cans and string.  


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Viin on February 06, 2007, 11:23:02 AM
I got a vent server (setup for eve but anyone can use it) however I think it only holds 8 ppl.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Nebu on February 06, 2007, 11:28:41 AM
With this group, 8 people is probably fine... after a week there may not be that many left. 


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Sky on February 06, 2007, 11:38:07 AM
Not sure I can do TS. I for sure have no way of setting up a mic (too long a cord run to the sofa).


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Merusk on February 06, 2007, 11:40:51 AM
Not sure I can do TS. I for sure have no way of setting up a mic (too long a cord run to the sofa).

Bluetooth! Cockroach on the ear ftw!


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Sky on February 06, 2007, 11:56:39 AM
Bluetooth! Cockroach on the ear ftw!
$$$

Me =


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Nebu on February 06, 2007, 11:57:45 AM
Guitar + cup + street = $$$


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Cheddar on February 06, 2007, 11:59:20 AM
Roll Call + Inane Chatter =  :roll: ?

Someone create a voice chat thread.  Sheesh.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Nebu on February 06, 2007, 12:01:31 PM
You didn't add me to the roll call. You deserve teh hate for your omission.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Cheddar on February 06, 2007, 12:05:13 PM
You didn't add me to the roll call. You deserve teh hate for your omission.

My bad. I am usually pretty good at these lists!  If I missed anyone else lemme know.  I will be creating my character tonight, and playing tomorrow night.  Friday night will be dunken group night.  Better?

This means you need something besides mudslide, Strazos!


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Calandryll on February 06, 2007, 12:13:41 PM
I'll create a character tonight.

Edit: I've never played a medic/support character in the game before. I'm willing to play that role if others want to play more "shooty" characters.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: pxib on February 06, 2007, 12:41:31 PM
I've never played before, but apparently I can play free until mid-March so long as I stay under rank 6. Woot.

My useless pre-corpse is named Bixley.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Slayerik on February 06, 2007, 01:38:30 PM
If someone wants to play a BR21 or 22 , CR 4 (orbital strike FTW) Emerald Vanu named Slayerik, just let me know :) I also have a BR17/ CR 2 alt.

Also, if you guys are interested in being a part of some big coordinated raids let me know, my old outfit is still running.

I'll hook ya up with my station pass info if anyone wants to be more than BR6 :)



EDIT: http://gotr.net/   Check out our old recruitment video....and the Rick James MAXperience. Fun stuff.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Lantyssa on February 06, 2007, 02:56:38 PM
Dammit.  I really want to play Vanu, but my roomie is NC on Emerald, so there will be a lot of problems if I delete to play with y'all.  :cry:

Lantyssa -  New Conglomerate.  Wave 'hi' after you frag me.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Surlyboi on February 06, 2007, 03:03:05 PM
No worries, Lan. I'll play the NC badass the supergirl started too. (As I said upthread, I have a physical aversion to the Barneys)

Toon name is Diziet. BR 23, CR 3


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Bandit on February 06, 2007, 03:14:09 PM
BanditoX - Vanu/Emerald - BR10


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Sky on February 06, 2007, 03:48:02 PM
Dammit.  I really want to play Vanu, but my roomie is NC on Emerald, so there will be a lot of problems if I delete to play with y'all.  :cry:

Lantyssa -  New Conglomerate.  Wave 'hi' after you frag me.
Has something changed? I have/had TR and Vanu on Emerald, you can be two factions but there is a timer if you switch. Been a long time since I've played, though...


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: tar on February 06, 2007, 04:44:59 PM
Dammit.  I really want to play Vanu, but my roomie is NC on Emerald, so there will be a lot of problems if I delete to play with y'all.  :cry:

Lantyssa -  New Conglomerate.  Wave 'hi' after you frag me.
Has something changed? I have/had TR and Vanu on Emerald, you can be two factions but there is a timer if you switch. Been a long time since I've played, though...

I'm pretty sure you can have all three factions on one server now, timer still exists though. Alternatively Lantyssa - sign up for a reserves account. You can play on the same install I believe... may be a shortcut you need to add command line parameters to. I'll see what I can find if anyone needs that info, not sure offhand.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Merusk on February 06, 2007, 05:19:43 PM
You can add me, I'll list my name later.  Fucking 8:23:35 to go on the patcher so uh.. see you tomorrow I suppose.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Lantyssa on February 06, 2007, 06:07:54 PM
Oh?  I thought you were restricted to one faction per server.  How long is the timer?


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Evangolis on February 06, 2007, 06:30:33 PM
So, Evangolis, Emerald, Vanu, Reserves.  Spent about three hours being clueless and cursing the red/green UI colors.  Killed the time fast.  Lotta bind rushing and spawn camping.  Mostly got rolled by Terrans, but slowly.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Merusk on February 06, 2007, 06:31:32 PM
Oh?  I thought you were restricted to one faction per server.  How long is the timer?

IIRC it was something like 20 mins if you were just in a live combat zone.  If you only just logged-in and - for example - swapped certs,  or were checking out hot-zones to decide which faction you want to play you can insta-flip.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Surlyboi on February 06, 2007, 06:32:16 PM
So, Evangolis, Emerald, Vanu, Reserves.  Spent about three hours being clueless and cursing the red/green UI colors.  Killed the time fast.  Lotta bind rushing and spawn camping.  Mostly got rolled by Terrans, but slowly.

Getting rolled by the Terrans is a daily occurence. Ze goggles apparently do something.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Sky on February 06, 2007, 06:43:58 PM
I was playing TR on my last PS jaunt. I love da thumper. I use the grenade launcher in pretty much any game that has one, though...

As I suspected, Komoto is my Vanu on Emerald. BR10 Inf, ATV, AMS, hacking (not adv.), combat eng.

I also have a BR5 vehicle guy with Armored Assault 1+2 and Combat Engineering as well as a BR6 flier I forgot with Air Cav Assault + Scout and engineering (not combat). I think the AirCav guy was my previous UniMAX duder.

All have full respecs available if I feel like changing anything.

I've gotta chuckle at some of my stupid alt names. My TR alt: DreadLordRoxXorZizNatCh (My TR main is Komoto-K if we ever decide to play the fun faction :P)


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Surlyboi on February 06, 2007, 07:04:05 PM
Beats my Barney toon's name. "Monkeebone".

That should pretty much sum up how I feel about playing the silly purple fuckers though.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Nebu on February 06, 2007, 07:27:34 PM
Nebu on Emerald Vanu.  BR 2 atm and working on it. 

I don't know what the hell I'm doing yet, but it seems pretty intuitive so time may help.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Viin on February 06, 2007, 07:32:28 PM
I don't know what the hell I'm doing yet, but it seems pretty intuitive so time may help.

I think you just shoot the bad guys.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Surlyboi on February 06, 2007, 07:36:08 PM
I don't know what the hell I'm doing yet, but it seems pretty intuitive so time may help.

I think you just shoot the bad guys.

Well, if you're VS you can't shoot yourself, (sadly) so shoot the blue and red guys.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Trippy on February 06, 2007, 07:36:56 PM
I don't know what the hell I'm doing yet, but it seems pretty intuitive so time may help.
I think you just shoot the bad guys.
Yes, though the game is actually quite complicated (for a FPS) -- so complicated and poorly documented, in fact, that most players don't bother to learn all the "rules" which I'm sure pisses off many a CR5.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Surlyboi on February 06, 2007, 07:50:49 PM
I don't know what the hell I'm doing yet, but it seems pretty intuitive so time may help.
I think you just shoot the bad guys.
Yes, though the game is actually quite complicated (for a FPS) -- so complicated and poorly documented, in fact, that most players don't bother to learn all the "rules" which I'm sure pisses off many a CR5.


Eh, at least three quarters of the CR5s are clueless assclowns anyway, so it's mostly ok.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Stephen Zepp on February 06, 2007, 07:53:36 PM
Sigh, wrong server, then wrong race on wrong server :P

Ok, I'll create a vanu.

I have a BR 8 that's configured for Uni-Max (Vladimeerr), and just created BCNewb for other roles if we need them.



/bump for the roster.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Trippy on February 06, 2007, 07:53:58 PM
I don't know what the hell I'm doing yet, but it seems pretty intuitive so time may help.
I think you just shoot the bad guys.
Yes, though the game is actually quite complicated (for a FPS) -- so complicated and poorly documented, in fact, that most players don't bother to learn all the "rules" which I'm sure pisses off many a CR5.
Eh, at least three quarters of the CR5s are clueless assclowns anyway, so it's mostly ok.
Yup that's true but I always feel for the CR5s that hopelessly try to get their side to defend or attack the "proper" base.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Surlyboi on February 06, 2007, 08:01:35 PM
Well, it's like herding cats. A good CR5 can get a few mixed spec ops squads to do the heavy lifting while the rest of the zerg do their thing. (And that's pretty much what it boils down to, who can out pop whom) That said, you'd be amazed what a single squad of good players on a vent server can achieve against three or four times their number of unorganized zerglings.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: tazelbain on February 06, 2007, 08:31:34 PM
Tazelbain.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Stephen Zepp on February 06, 2007, 08:33:59 PM
Well, it's like herding cats. A good CR5 can get a few mixed spec ops squads to do the heavy lifting while the rest of the zerg do their thing. (And that's pretty much what it boils down to, who can out pop whom) That said, you'd be amazed what a single squad of good players on a vent server can achieve against three or four times their number of unorganized zerglings.

My Markov NC outfit used to be a main tank assault force, and on a good night we'd sport 8-10 vanguards. You have NO idea how effective a tank column of that size, all targetting the same targets while they zoom past (first tank hits once, second tank hits once, third tank hits once, etc etc).

Not to mention tactically organized gen takedown/cc capture and hold squads all working together. It's damned amazing, and really exilerating!


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Hoax on February 06, 2007, 08:38:30 PM
Hoaxe on the East or West Coast server Vanu.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Calandryll on February 06, 2007, 08:58:03 PM
Just made Vanu, "Calandryll" - leveing up in the training area now.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: bhodi on February 06, 2007, 09:11:56 PM
I'm just going to idle in the f13 teamspeak vent server, I guess.. how do we get a guild/clan/friends list together?


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Kitsune on February 06, 2007, 09:46:42 PM
Vanu are my favorite faction, hands-down.  The hover vehicles are great, their MAXes are good, and their assault rifle is the best of all of the factions, IMO.  Their anti-vehicular weapon is the weakest of the factions and their heavy weapon is disappointing, but you can dip into common pool and alien tech weapons for replacements.

The problem with Planetside is that it's primarily full of retards running around like... well, retards.  Getting ten competent players to actually work together could have a big impact on a battle, but there aren't any such players to be found.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Chenghiz on February 06, 2007, 11:16:36 PM
I'll be on when I finish patching (14 hours, eesh).


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Cheddar on February 06, 2007, 11:41:43 PM
If I missed you on the roster just post.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Strazos on February 07, 2007, 02:03:05 AM
sigh


Strazos, Emerald.

Just for some of the new people....you can go into the virtual training areas, use any weapon or vehicle, and get XP to use towards certifications (re: Skills).


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Evangolis on February 07, 2007, 02:19:40 AM
Using the training missions answered most of my dumb questions, so I recommend that route for truly clueless newbs such as myself.  I haven't figured out the communications yet, hopefully I'll just listen along on vent.

Made BR5, now have basic hacking and stealth, plus a medium assualt layout that is just enough to make armor notice me.  Spent the last couple hours scratching the paint on a Vangaurd/BRF team.  Launch two rockets, respawn.  Kind of fun, nonetheless.  I'll play with stealth next time, see what that is like.

Part of me is tempted to pay, just so I could use the cool toys, and part of me remembers that I have this thing called rent.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: tar on February 07, 2007, 04:22:04 AM
I play on Werner, but I'll make a vanu on Emerald. Will update with name once I have one.

*EDIT*

Ok, name is Tars

I figure that edit's probably not going to be noticed now, so reposting


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Slayerik on February 07, 2007, 07:14:27 AM
Magrider columns are sick. I used to lead the armor division of our outfit. 20 guys in 10 magriders with 2-3 skyguards for those pesky reavers = snipe ownage.

A fun thing to do, but less effective, is field a ton of lightnings. The lightning requires some practice and a lot of repairing, but when you get good with it you can really chew up infantry, especially infantry zerging out of an AMS.  I liked using camera angle to log shots over hills into fortified areas (tops of the wals and courtyards).

The Aurora is an infantry death machine. If anyone takes transport its a lot of fun. Has no air defense though.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Stephen Zepp on February 07, 2007, 08:57:07 AM
Using the training missions answered most of my dumb questions, so I recommend that route for truly clueless newbs such as myself.  I haven't figured out the communications yet, hopefully I'll just listen along on vent.

Made BR5, now have basic hacking and stealth, plus a medium assualt layout that is just enough to make armor notice me.  Spent the last couple hours scratching the paint on a Vangaurd/BRF team.  Launch two rockets, respawn.  Kind of fun, nonetheless.  I'll play with stealth next time, see what that is like.

Part of me is tempted to pay, just so I could use the cool toys, and part of me remembers that I have this thing called rent.

They key to stealth is moving slowly (this means crouch) most of the time, combined with knowing when to sprint past distracted enemies. Keep in mind that motion sensors will make you appear on mini-map (as well as skeeter radar), and if they see you on minimap but not in front of them, they wil probably either randomly spray gunfire, or turn on their darklight which will make you glow brightly in the middle of their screen.

At BR6 (cap for reserve program), you'll only have one implant, which doesn't let you get the full suite of "anti-detection" capability that's available, so it can be hard. That being said, good stealthers are the very devil.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Sky on February 07, 2007, 09:16:19 AM
I've forgotten a lot of my tricks, but I messed around with my stealth engineer for a while last night. Lots of engineers were around, so I didn't get a lot of kills, I'm usually pretty good with my placements. A bit rusty on using the ACE, had a guy who I shot down from an air tower (he was in a skeeter) come gunning for me, made it into the tower and I almost got him with my mines, but I blew (bad pun) finishing him with the boomer before he got me (popped me out of the AAA gun by hacking the tower).

Joined the zerg for a bit as my stealth combat loadout, but I'm reeeal rusty at that. I've got the pistol which is actually pretty effective when stealthed in a zerg crowd, but switching to the ACE for booming is laborious. I wish there was a quicker way to switch out inventory. My knife attacks generally got me teamkilled by someone targetting the guy I was assassinating...


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Viin on February 07, 2007, 09:49:20 AM
Rollcall: Viin


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Sky on February 07, 2007, 10:43:41 AM
Roll Call: I'm not BCNewb :)

Komoto! My alts are Smokamotive and GelMibson.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Nija on February 07, 2007, 11:11:37 AM
Game acquired - haven't had time to fire it up yet.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/6/2007
Post by: Der Helm on February 07, 2007, 11:29:11 AM
You can add me, I'll list my name later.  Fucking 8:23:35 to go on the patcher so uh.. see you tomorrow I suppose.
Same for me, 10:49 Minutes to download ???

Seriously, what   the   fuck ?

I downloaded WoW and the BC client faster than that.

And it took me 15 Minutes to create a station account because of they won't accept any of the variations of password and account name I came up with.

Random Accountname/Password for the win, now I have to write that shit down. Because that is much more secure ...  :roflcopter:


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Viin on February 07, 2007, 11:48:02 AM
Maybe the timer is messed? Mine patched in 1 hour, 30 minutes and it seemed to count it correctly.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Sky on February 07, 2007, 11:49:12 AM
What kind of connection are you using? After I found a CRC error on my 2nd original install disc, I just downloaded the patcher. Took about an hour and fifteen minutes, I just watched Surface and read a little and it was done. I can pull about 6Mbps on my cable modem, though (on a good day with the wind at my back).


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Merusk on February 07, 2007, 11:58:53 AM
What kind of connection are you using? After I found a CRC error on my 2nd original install disc, I just downloaded the patcher. Took about an hour and fifteen minutes, I just watched Surface and read a little and it was done. I can pull about 6Mbps on my cable modem, though (on a good day with the wind at my back).

Cable modem, 300up/ 600down.  The patcher isn't lying because even after I had to wipe the computer and re-ghost last night (don't ask) it was still telling me 8:15:22 this morning.  The wife's at home with the kids and I asked her to keep an eye on it.. sure enough it's now at 4h remaining.

I'd suspect network issues on my end, but everything else I've downloded has been its usual quickness.  I'm wondering if it might have something to do with using the Reserves patcher.  I didn't re-up my sub quite yet so I'm marked as a mooching loony rather than a paying customer.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Chenghiz on February 07, 2007, 12:01:39 PM
Is there a port I need to forward or something? Mine started showing 14 hours and now, after leaving it up overnight and all morning, it's at 76 hours.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Der Helm on February 07, 2007, 12:04:39 PM
Maybe the timer is messed? Mine patched in 1 hour, 30 minutes and it seemed to count it correctly.
I hope so, because now I am sitting at 12 hours 30 minutes ...


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: tazelbain on February 07, 2007, 12:05:00 PM
I am a moocher also, but it only took me a little over an hour.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Cheddar on February 07, 2007, 12:08:20 PM
I am a moocher also, but it only took me a little over an hour.

Ditto.  I would say flush your ARP cache, but you said you reloaded.



Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Der Helm on February 07, 2007, 12:34:02 PM
Hm. Restarted the download, now my DSL monitor tells me the launchpad is downloading with 1500 kbit/s.  :rock_hard:

I usually download at much higher speeds, but that is much better than the 300 kbit/s I was getting before :-D


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: bhodi on February 07, 2007, 12:46:59 PM
I think it's on their side, my bandwidth stands at about 3mb/sec down, and I wasn't getting anywhere near that.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Evangolis on February 07, 2007, 03:55:43 PM
PArts of the core internet got mail bombed yesterday, might be part of the issue.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Chorulle on February 07, 2007, 06:31:52 PM
I think I still have an Vanu character on Emerald, BR 10 or something.  I know he was certed for a BFR when I last left.  Name was Aradian or Naidara I believe.  Guess I'll download the client and start patching tonight


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Etro on February 07, 2007, 07:13:29 PM
ign: EtroZeLurker

have a br18 nc on werner on one of my station accounts so im skilled in the art of loosing badly.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Cheddar on February 07, 2007, 11:42:48 PM
ign: EtroZeLurker

have a br18 nc on werner on one of my station accounts so im skilled in the art of loosing badly.

What?


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Lantyssa on February 07, 2007, 11:46:40 PM
Rollcall: Ailuridae - Vanu, Emerald

I still need to do the VR room and a tutorial or two, but she's made and ready to be made a part of the outfit.  If the roomie is around I'll likely be playing NC.  We'll see how this shakes out.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Evangolis on February 08, 2007, 01:42:16 AM
My second char is Sklar, MAX/Armor driver.  I'm going to make Evangolis a support char with stealth, advanced hacking, and basic engineering.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Merusk on February 08, 2007, 06:21:26 AM
Made Merusk last night.  R4 focusing on heavy weapons.  Since my station account has me listed as a 2-year vet I also get to use the vet reward sniper rifle w/o a cert.  Buahahah.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Der Helm on February 08, 2007, 09:27:08 AM
Ok, I am in. DerHelm. Emerald Server, Vanu.

And now for a little bit of target practice ...


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: tazelbain on February 08, 2007, 09:33:34 AM
We don't have an outfit yet.  We need ten people in a squad first.  Most we have had is 6.
When you are ready venture out, log into vent or say something in IRC so we can add you to the squad.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: tazelbain on February 08, 2007, 01:15:42 PM
ign: EtroZeLurker

have a br18 nc on werner on one of my station accounts so im skilled in the art of loosing badly.
Didn't I see you piloting Lib yesterday on Emerald/Vanu?


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Jimbo on February 08, 2007, 04:16:16 PM
JimboF13 or something like that, just finished with the VR and at BR4.  I'm a tank driver, wow I get to actually shoot while driving the barney boat.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Nija on February 08, 2007, 05:34:41 PM
Crap, don't change games until I get a chance to play. Won't have any time tonight either, but tomorrow should work.

I guess just show up on F13 TS and see if there's a PS channel?


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Chorulle on February 08, 2007, 05:57:33 PM
All patched up and ingame.  Character's name is Naidara, BR 13


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Viin on February 08, 2007, 08:12:22 PM
Crap, don't change games until I get a chance to play. Won't have any time tonight either, but tomorrow should work.

I guess just show up on F13 TS and see if there's a PS channel?

We're using the Vent server instead. See here. (http://forums.f13.net/index.php?topic=9326.0)


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Etro on February 08, 2007, 10:17:32 PM
ign: EtroZeLurker

have a br18 nc on werner on one of my station accounts so im skilled in the art of loosing badly.
Didn't I see you piloting Lib yesterday on Emerald/Vanu?

Aye, I did wave but Calandryll was the only one who responded  :roll: If you didn't notice i was also taking fire for you in my mossie at times while you were on your bombing runs  :wink:


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Merusk on February 09, 2007, 11:14:40 AM
What times are the peak here?  I'm working at -5gmt (est) but I figure most of you are MTN/ PST (-7/-8 gmt)  If you're all getting on at 8pm local then no wonder I  haven't seen hide nor hair of anyone.

 I popped in for about 10 mins while doing the taxes last night and Nebu/ Tazel were the only ones on my friends list. 

- p.s.  - to set-up the friends list hit "p" then go to the appropriate tab.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Sky on February 09, 2007, 11:30:28 AM
I'm eastern time. I can usually get online a couple evenings a week, but early for the left coasters, like 5:30pm-8:30pm (eastern). Next week it will be tuesday night. Some nights if I'm not too tired I can get on around 10:30 or 11pm for an hour or so. Weekends are up in the air, maybe next saturday for a while (I mentioned elsewhere I'm skiing tomorrow). Sundays are usually shot, unless my buddy gets his hours changed now that football is over.

As I said in another post about playtimes, there are valid reasons why I like to solo in mmo. I'm just not reliable for playtimes because I don't have a lot of free time available, and rl always comes first.

I was going to jump on last night around 10:30, but I was beat and just went to bed. I've played a total of 55 minutes thus far.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Tragny on February 09, 2007, 03:18:21 PM
Just about to hit the BR 6 cap with Tragny. Did a little ANTing today thanks to Blixey's advice from last night. Fun at times, but as was posted by someone else earlier, I'm not entirely sold on the game. Worth the price of admission so far, though.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: gimpyone on February 10, 2007, 12:52:22 AM
Cadwin
Couldn't seem to do anything as there seems to be a connection problem between me and planetside


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Strazos on February 10, 2007, 02:50:32 AM
You might want to try talking to either their CS or someone in IRC. I remember having to do some port forwarding for my router back in beta. No idea if you're having the same problem.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Sky on February 10, 2007, 10:08:10 AM
My account still has my old friends list. I forget everyone on it, but it was folks like Darniaq, Geldon, CHICAGORANGER, Chorulle. What ever happened to Chico, is he still around somewhere?


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Slayerik on February 10, 2007, 09:18:53 PM
Somehow my account says Trial Active, and its letting me play...hollllllla :)

Slayerik

Harbodus


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Nija on February 10, 2007, 10:26:39 PM
I'm on finally. I'm walking around in circles and this school bus with wings lands in front of me full of names I recognize from here and a few random dipshits.

Nijasan in game, but i really suck so maybe put me on your friends list to know which areas to avoid.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: FatuousTwat on February 11, 2007, 09:22:29 AM
Hmm... I tried updating an old install in it keep saying download canceled... As soon as I figure out what the deuce is I'll log in. Name will be f13Twat if it's allowed.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Surlyboi on February 11, 2007, 09:45:48 AM
You're gonna have to delete the install and re-install it. I was having the same problem and the only thing that fixed it was a clean install. The tech support forums were utterly useless in that regard.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: FatuousTwat on February 11, 2007, 10:17:11 AM
Ah, I fixed it... Looked at the patch log and deleted the file it kept dying at. Didn't like the word twat so the name is Fatuous13.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: Slayerik on February 11, 2007, 10:49:30 AM
Ah, I fixed it... Looked at the patch log and deleted the file it kept dying at. Didn't like the word twat so the name is Fatuous13.

Big shocker there ;)


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/7/2007
Post by: FatuousTwat on February 11, 2007, 11:17:12 AM
Lol, I figured I might as well try.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/11/2007
Post by: Cheddar on February 11, 2007, 09:57:54 PM
Updated list.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/11/2007
Post by: Zetleft on February 12, 2007, 02:42:04 PM
Just so happens I started up a free trial a few months back on Emerald Vanu named Zet.  I'll definitely join the invasion. 


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/11/2007
Post by: Endie on February 12, 2007, 04:49:14 PM
I signed up, but OMG... they put up an install, I download it and then it immediately needs patched for an estimated 18 hours?!?

I'll put my name up when the patching finishes.  If I still have enough of my health in the year 2525 or however long away it is before it finishes.  That said, being Scottish I imagine I'll be soloing because of (a) playing hours and (b) basic linguistic non-comprehension.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/11/2007
Post by: Der Helm on February 12, 2007, 11:21:26 PM
I signed up, but OMG... they put up an install, I download it and then it immediately needs patched for an estimated 18 hours?!?

Just abort and reconnect a few times, it should go faster and you should not loose your progress.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/13/2007
Post by: Furiously on February 13, 2007, 09:47:34 AM
I logged in and hit the training booth last night, appears I never played on Emerald (All my chars were on Markov - Other then one Terran). So I think I'm like BR 4 or 5 now.

I spec'd for Rexo, harrasser and the thumper. Couple people with those in a tower assault would be nasty.

Respec'd at the end of the night for the liberator and dropped the harrasser and rexo.  Character is named Katiri.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/11/2007
Post by: Lantyssa on February 13, 2007, 04:02:29 PM
I'll put my name up when the patching finishes.  If I still have enough of my health in the year 2525 or however long away it is before it finishes.  That said, being Scottish I imagine I'll be soloing because of (a) playing hours and (b) basic linguistic non-comprehension.
I may not be able understand you (I cannot understand people most of the time anyways), but I love listening to different accents.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/14/2007
Post by: Sky on February 16, 2007, 01:23:44 PM
I'll be back in this weekend at some point. Been out the last couple days while I sort out the new pc build.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/14/2007
Post by: bhodi on February 16, 2007, 02:59:02 PM
I'll be back in this weekend at some point. Been out the last couple days while I sort out the new pc build.

I hope you get a mic; you're missing all the fun!


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/14/2007
Post by: Cheddar on February 17, 2007, 01:43:48 AM
I may never actually log on.  I will track members, though!

Is this experiment successful?


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/14/2007
Post by: Evangolis on February 17, 2007, 02:57:27 AM
Yeah, at least it has been, saw some large f13 groups last weekend.  How long it will last?


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/14/2007
Post by: Tragny on February 17, 2007, 03:28:24 AM
I may never actually log on.  I will track members, though!

Please add Tragny and Olyndar characters for me and Cadwin for Gimpyone1.

Is this experiment successful?

I'd say it's been pretty successful. Maybe as much so as our forray on Emerald Dream in WoW. I highly doubt it'll come very close to what the Eve group here has, though.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/17/2007
Post by: Strazos on February 22, 2007, 08:23:25 PM
This thread probably needs to be re-done, since we have swapped to the NC. If I had admin privileges in this forum I would do it myself.

Strazos - Lawlercaeks, NC.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/17/2007
Post by: Trippy on February 22, 2007, 08:28:57 PM
Or Cheddar could just edit things.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/17/2007
Post by: Strazos on February 22, 2007, 08:30:34 PM
While not outside the realm of possibility, I would not expect him to, see as he hasn't even bothered to play with us.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/17/2007
Post by: Trippy on February 22, 2007, 09:16:07 PM
Oh, well why don't you or whoever is the current NC outfit leader start a new thread and I'll sticky it.


Title: Re: Bat Country: PLANETSIDE (Emerald, Vanu faction) ROLL CALL! 2/17/2007
Post by: Cheddar on February 22, 2007, 10:51:56 PM
I have been busy :/ 


Sorry, someone else will need to take point!