PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Talks Progression and Subscriptions
The Vanguard has a ton of unlocks: different side-graded weapons that allow me to do things situationally. I might want a flak cannon on top because theres a lot of aircraft in my area of combat. A new Vanguard driver wont necessarily have access to all the different kinds of armour and countermeasures all the different kinds of telemetry and radar systems that someone whos been playing a Vanguard for a really long time has unlocked.
Higby emphasized the importance of resources in PlanetSide 2 and how they can be used to further advancement. Of course, you need to control territories to get them.
SOE also plans to include a subscription option for the free-to-play title, which will provide subscribers with premium features. We'll have to wait until a bit later to find out what those features will be.