Artful-dodgeR wrote:And I'm over it. The lag is horrid, there's no sense of team, just feel like lambs to the slaughter.
Might check it out again in a month or so.
The lag was mainly due to the server provider having serious issues, which the dev team had to scramble to fix (and trying to troubleshoot australian servers on american time is pretty difficult and tiring, they also had EU and US servers to fix with separate issues).http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/inde ... ost-639352
They got most of it fixed, still a few bugs and crashes but they're getting ironed out.
As for the 'meatgrinder' feel. Well yes and no. Sometimes you just have to brute force your way through a door, you will die alot in this game, bases have been moved more and more to actually defensible locations, rather than during early beta where they were utterly impossible to defend bar a few isolated cases.
Obviously running around by yourself trying to take a base defended by 50+ people isn't going to end in victory.
If you want teamwork, you'll need an outfit. Playing planetside requires teamwork, one guy doesn't wield enough power to shift an entire battle, no matter how good of a shot he is. Get a mic if you don't have one, cycle between public squads until you find some others that are talking, or go poking around the forums for an outfit (depending on your faction you may be out of luck in that regards, I haven't seen an NC outfit yet, TR have several good ones and VS has a few as well).