SOE Dials Back PlanetSide 2's Weapon Grind Time
This is it. Today is the final day of the PlanetSide 2 beta and your last chance to get a little payback against your fellow testers before the servers shut down in preparation for next weeks launch. On the bright side, getting weapons to blast them with at launch just got a little easier. Creative Director Matt Higby took to the forums to detail some last minute changes to the game that will speed up the ability to unlock certifications by cutting down the time investment by roughly 30%.
"First, we'll be changing the XP:Cert ratio to 250:1. So you'll be earning cert points twice as fast as the current build.
Second, we'll be adjusting many of the cert prices to compensate for this increase, most certs for things like class abilities, attachments, etc. will be doubling to maintain the same overall time investment as current, but weapon certs will be increasing by a smaller amount or in some cases staying the same, effectively reducing the total time investment for unlocking items."
Higby provided a chart in his post of what the new prices and expected time investment will be for launch. You can read the full post on the PlanetSide 2 forums.
Source: Higby on Cert Gain Changes