Matt Higby Talks Class Advancement and Territory Capture in PlanetSide 2

Posted Wed, May 02, 2012 by Martuk

PlanetSide 2 Creative Director matt Higby dropped in for a chat with recently to talk about the upcoming free-to-play MMOFPS. Higby fielded questions about the flexibility of PlanetSide 2’s class system, advancement, new player accessibility, fighting hackers and more. Higby also discussed the long-term goals for combat and how capturing territory does more than just simply change the color of the flag. Taking over certain areas will gain you resources and at the same time, deny them to your enemies.

For those that remember the annoyances of getting back-capped in the original PlanetSide there's some good news. It can still be done in PlanetSide 2, but not quite as easily.

Yes, the territory control system we’ve designed for PlanetSide 2 changes a lot of the mechanics about base capture and “back-capping.” Back-capping (the act of capturing a facility behind enemy lines) will still be possible but will require concentrated effort from groups of players rather than just a single player circumventing the major fight and being a nuisance behind your front lines. Defenders will be able to respond to back-capping a bit more easily, since capturing a base that’s surrounded by enemy territory will take an extremely long time and re-securing a base that’s surrounded by your own territory will be very quick.

Read the full interview at

via PlanetSide Universe
Source: Matt Higby PlanetSide 2 Interview


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