Yep, you read that right. The Planetside 2 beta is expanding and players who are veterans of the 9 year war which was Planetside will be granted access on Monday. That’s confirmed, per the man John Smedley himself.
So if you’re a veteran of Planetside and you’ve registered for the Planetside 2 beta, get your skills sharpened up because you’re going to be killing Terran Republic and Vanu Sovereignty pigdogs in just a couple of days.
Now that you know it’s coming, I want to say a few words about the right way to comport yourself in a beta. No, I’m not going to go off on one about being nice to people and blah blah blah…That’s just silly in a game that revolves around killing people. What I am going to do is reiterate something that John Smedley himself said and remind everyone that this is still a closed beta.
You will be under an NDA.
Please abide by it.
When you break NDA and stream videos or record and post videos on youtube or make posts on your blog where you’re dropping NDA material all over the place you make it very difficult for the developers to do their jobs. They rely on secrecy to be able to have the time to properly fix bugs and take care of the issues that the beta players are supposed to be reporting and when you put them in the hot-seat, it means they can’t do things on a time line.
Also, when you break NDA and stream video all over the place, you’re ruining it for the people who are PERMITTED to stream video. People like…oh…I don’t know…The developers! They use streaming video to help expose the public to the game in a controlled fashion which helps build interest in the game and bring more players in. That’s more players for all of us to shoot in the head and get points from.
So be nice. Do the right thing. Report your bugs and don’t break NDA. Let the publishers do their jobs. Only a douchebag posts NDA material so keep that in mind.
See you on the battlefield!