The Original Planetside Gets The Axe by Daybreak

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  1. Atrayo

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    Hi There,

    I just saw this bit of news over at Mmorpg.com today regarding the original "Planetside" game that started the entertainment IP franchise.

    Announcement Link for June 17th, 2016.

    I first remember playing this game with TOG back in early 2005 for a few months. Then again many years later when SOE was giving a free period to the old timers that played it. This was when the game was played via a subscription rate.

    Now it seems "Columbus Nova" the VC firm calling all the "Daybreak Games" shots is squeezing pennies. Although in a way this game is a dinosaur with the newer Planetside 2 version more attractive to gamers. Still it seems with all these former SOE game cancelations that the soul of this great company is like a ghost in the shell.
     
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    Man that was a good run and I still have very fond memories of that game. In some very important ways it is still better then 2 imo. Even tho I haven't played it for years it is kind of sad knowing that universe is gone.
     
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    Hi Shruboo,

    Yuppers, I remember the Max crash tower line-up of players about to attack a base or defending the tower itself. Getting players lined-up for up to 15 minutes or so is nearly impossible now a days, lol.

    I have like 3 pics in my TOG photo album of my days with "Planetside 1". One a recruitment NC TOG logo someone else created with two more bugged mid-air vista shots of Father dying at a base. :twisted:

    My TOG Photo Album. Besides some additional pictures towards the bottom of my Flickr account.
     
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    I wasn't with TOG then, I was with AlterElectus and I have many fond memories as well. The tower battles especially. I remember us holding a tower for a very long time for no other reason then it was ours.

    I also fondly remember the grief system and how sad I was they dumbed it down to worthless for PS2 so the kiddies didn't have to admit they couldn't shoot for shit. The best system ever. Guns don't work? Thank god :)
     
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    A great game they should have just updated the graphics and tweaked it but we got the Higby design school sequel instead....
     
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    You don't hear me arguing Bluey :)
     
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    I have fond memories of Planetside, rather sad to see it no longer around.
     
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    Yeah same here. Mind you I had high hopes for PS2 in the beginning but it was not to be :/
     
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    Sounds like my hopes for the 40K game - it sounded like it would be Planetside2 with Orks! instead it's counter strike with orks. Well done them tricking me into being a founder for that. Well, I guess I'll know better about supporting a game during development. :( At least I still have PS2! :D
     
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    Planetside 2 with orks? that would be interesting :)
     
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    It would have been :( But it was not to be. Apparently doing a massive scale shooter is kinda hard?
     
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    Yeah very much so I would think but still... how freaking awesome would that be? :)
     
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    Miss PS.
     
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    Is this approved by IP owner?
     

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