Planetside 2 Beta, Updates

NOTE: Because a number of  people found this post hunting for planetside 2 Beta info – the official beta forums can be found here. If you have a SOE account you -should- be able to log on – not sure if beta access if required. Beta server uptimes tend to be from 6 am to 10 pm Pacific Time.

Hey folks!

General Updates

I’ve been a very busy guy, have one job, looking for a second, my current life goal is to move into an apartment again. Until that happens any kind of serious production work or anything of the kind is going to have to wait. This isn’t just a time thing – it’s getting into a space and state of mind where I have a serious kick-ass creative muse and the freedom to unleash it. I’m saving my energy until then.

If this hasn’t happened by the start of October, never fear – I will kick into election mode and go crazy-kabonkers. Until then – patience, please.

Planetside 2 Beta

The point of this post – I got a beta invite to Planetside two and have been very pleased with the little bit of testing I’ve gotten to do so far. The receptiveness of the developers to feedback, their future plans, and how the game plays and feels makes me pretty darn optimistic about its long term viability – as long as they can be a free to play game and remain in business. League of Legends is pulling it off though, and this is one of the developer’s inspirations..

I play on US West 02 – I usually only can drop in twice or so a week, but if you have a beta key as well and want to blow up people together, it shouldn’t be too hard to track down a New Conglomerate TheDougem.

I’m musing starting an outfit that would be a dedicated armored cav division called ‘Imperial Guard’, but that may also have to wait for the apartment 😦

Minecraft Server

I simply couldn’t afford to keep it up for every month. Traffic wasn’t ever too high – but that’s fine. Once my income gets back up I can guarantee 24/7 uppage – until then, it will be sporadic. I did reset the map since the game made alot of advancement since server start, and all server strongholds were ruined – but I do have the old map files in my possession. If you’d like a copy I can pass them out on request.

If you want in on the server it will take some time for me to open it up to all once more. I simply can’t manage a server effectively right now and I have to keep a very tight leash on access as a result. (I’m also lazy and waiting for Bukkit integration with Minecraft proper which will make managing mods 10,000x simpler and easier)

In Sum

I’m busy. Hopefully less so in October. Planetside 2 is fun.

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About TheDougem

A budding writer and amateur podcaster, TheDougem has been an active presence on the internet for roughly four years in various mediums including livestreaming, youtube, blogtalkradio, and others. An avid fan of strategy games, discussing current events and conservative philosophy, as well as a bit of storytelling on the side.

One Response to “Planetside 2 Beta, Updates”

  1. Can’t wait to finally talk to you again I have some things I wanted to discuss. So see you in October then.

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