After 700+ hours, I can conclude that Planetside is by far the most broken game I've ever played. Performance is FUBAR. We all know this, the devs just noticed it after a year. FPS is poor. Medkits fail to activate, mines fail to drop. It's a mess. We're all waiting for the patch and I'm betting that a lot of people will be quitting if it doesn't provide significant FPS gains. Level design is among the worst I've ever experienced in a FPS. The bases are seemingly randomly designed and it feels like half the game consists of spawn camping or being spawn camped. Towers on Indar, such as Crimson Bluff, you can easily surround with armor and basically shell the poor sods who are dumb enough to try and defend it. _You can fire directly on the main exit and the corridor just beneath the spawn_ Why??? Did they not test this? Bio labs are a tug of war, mostly ending when the defenders get sick of camping the platforms or spawn rooms. Balance is laughable. While infantry weapons are somewhat ok, MAX balance is a joke. Weapon models are reused like this thing is still in alpha. Crossing rough terrain is an excersise in frustration, aking to playing Skyrim. Is this hill supposed to be traversable or not? Most of the time it's impossible to tell, since the mechanics for climbing is laughably clunky. Way too many crutch weapons for farming - HE shells, Fury, Marauder etc. The most reasonable AI weapon, the Kobalt, is rarely used because that one actually requires you to hit the target and not the general area around it. Combined with exceptionally poor level design, the infantry farming weapons cement Planetside as the definitive spawn camping simulator on the market. The meta game is.... not existant. With that out of the way, let's reflect for a while on what actually works in Planetside. Why do we spend ungodly amounts of time on this game? TTK is slightly longer than Battlefield. This is by far the main one for me. You have more time to react when getting shot, and killing at range requires a bit more persistance, which is a major plus point for me. Epic stuff occasionally happens. Giant armor columns, explosions, air squads flying above. Such a shame that you're often witnessing these things at 20 fps. Certs and levelling your character are incentives to keep playing. That's it for me. I'm hoping you guys have more to add. Especially regarding the good parts.