[Suggestion] The Continent of ''Praetoria'' the Ant and Auraxium

Discussion in 'PlanetSide 2 Gameplay Discussion' started by MooMasher, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. MooMasher

    First Hello to everyone it has been a while since I have posted anything on the forum, In fact this will be my first post since the beta forum.

    This is going to be a long post but I would please ask that you read everything below before you post a reply.


    So Let me begin......

    I love Planetside 2 I really do but as with all players I think things like ''would it be cool if you could do this.... or you should be able to do that... etc..''. One of my ideas has been met with nothing but praise by outfit members some of which are PS2 dev's, so I would like to share it with you all below. i would ask that you please comment if you like, don't like or think that somethings should be changed. This is aimed at outfits to give them goals to aim for.

    My idea is as follows.

    There should be a continent on which you can mine Auraxium. I shall call this continent Praetoria for the time being and explain the mining meta game mechanics I have thought of.

    On Praetoria there will be deposits of Auraxium that can be mined by players. these deposits will only last for a set time then you would have to head to another spot to mine. The mining vehicle would be the ANT. Once deployed the ANT would turn into a mining rig and begin to collect Auraxium until it was full, let say 5000 Auraxium at which point it would un-deploy back into a ANT that you can drive back to your factions gate and deposit the Auraxium in the outfit bank.

    Outfits would be able to collect the Auraxium to buy say outfit perks, weapons for outfit members, outfit building (This i will cover below).

    Now mining you say very boring but wait what if you could steal the ANTS from other outfits, not just from other factions outfits but from your own faction as well and deposit the Auraxium in your outfits bank? That is right I am thinking of outfit wars. When mining for your outfit you will have to protect your mining grounds with outfit members. You might have 5 ANT's mining away while outfit members are set up in rocket teams etc round the area covering the operation. You could form agreements with other outfits to work together, you might decide that you attack some outfits mining operation and steal their ANT's and make off with their mined Auraxium or even just blow up everything you find there.

    Now due to the extreme weather on Praetoria you can only pull, flash, transport, ANT's and the NC-219 Protector tank (details listed below)

    So what to do with the collected Auraxium?

    Well as I listed before the Auraxium can be used to buy different things for the outfit as follows....

    You could spend Auraxium to upgrade your ANT's so that they mine faster or can carry more, XP gain increase for outfit members, insert your own outfit upgrade list here....

    Now as I listed before outfit buildings... madness you say... well follow my chain of thought for just a bit longer.

    Well this would require a different continent, as yet I have no code name for it as yet so I will leave this up to the people that have read this far to pick a name for me, for now I will call it continent X.

    At the gate on X outfit members (depending on the rank) can buy different items for the outfit base, say walls, turrets, shield generators etc..... Each item would have an Auraxium cost and build time. Once the item has been built you can transport it to you outfits base and deploy it. Sounds easy well here is how it would work once the item has been built, the outfit member who built it can pull a Sunderer Big Rig (SBR for short). Once the outfit has pulled all the SBR's they are looking to transport to their outfit base they will have to protect them on the way there as on continent X you can steal the SBR's and take them to your own outfit base and deploy them. Once deployed and added to your base they become part of the base.

    As on Praetoria, this would cause outfits to work together or create , you might have spent a week mining Auraxium and building that nice new shield gen just to have another outfit steal it from you or worse an outfit on your own faction.

    This is just a small part of the outfit meta game that I have thought up but I thought I would put part of it up for you all to comment on and to see what people think.

    I would love to see something like this in game and only with the support of other players can I ever hope to get something like this into the game.

    Now the details on the NC-219 Protector

    This is a tank much like the lightning but with no guns it has a shield gen that gives a 25% reduction to incoming fire from outside the shield and once deployed gives a 90% damage reduction, but this is only from outside the shield. if you are inside shooting at the NC-219 Protector or any other player or player vehicle you do normal damage. The NC-219 Protector would be used to protect your mining ops from rocket spam from a far so that players have to fight up close, once deployed it can be hacked to turn the shield off for a short time etc.

    This is just a basic outline of the NC-219 Protector tank but any input by anyone would be a great help.

    So what do you all think of my idea so far and please give me a name for continent X

    Moomasher out.....
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  2. Zer0range

    Meh, I'd rather have a swamp map.
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  3. Comptonunhh

    I'm ComptonUnhh, and I approve of this message. Lets be honest, the game in its current form is MASSIVELY lacking in meta-game, which is something both myself and the majority of my outfit mates have expressed a desire for, it is so lacking that alot of us have had our usual 10h a day play times dwindle to almost nothing because of being burnt out on the monotony of having no meta-game. Feeling burnt out this early in the games life is NOT GOOD, a meta game needs to be added, and it needs to be added SOON, and thats exactly what MooMasher has just laid out the blueprints for.

    This idea that MooMasher put out there sounds like a definite step in the right direction for developing an in depth meta-game for PS2 that would greatly improve the depth of gameplay rather than just feeling like a giant deathmatch, as well as giving something to those of us that want gameplay that is a little more personal. I implore you, developers, modify it however you'd like to fit the game the way you want, but PLEASE add something like this, PS2 needs a meta-game or many of the people feeling the same way I do will never get over this burnt out feeling.
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  4. Wintermaulz

    Don't like the idea of outfit wars. Would prefer if auraxiam went to a faction bank, where faction members can vote on what to upgrade next (yes, rule of majority) this would encourage inter outfit coordination and team work, while still being able to steal from opposing factions.
  5. bPostal

    Wha? Mo' work? Off I Go then, Yes mi'lord....
    I like it :D
  6. Alexii

    Great idea. We will see a spike in TK outside said continent due to anger over stolen ore however. Big increase in griefer activity. And still IMO its worth it.
  7. Comptonunhh

    Like I said, any idea is going to need tweaks and modifications, but the base is there for a great way to add a meta-game that will keep gameplay fresh and new every time no matter how much you play.
  8. Liquid23

    I like the part where I can steal other people's ****

    planetside pirates!!!! ... now all we need are peg-leg and eye-patch cosmetic items
  9. Wintermaulz

    What be a pirates favorite faction? Tee arrrrrrrrr
  10. Rentago

    I like that you want to make people go through that cavern **** of the first game again.

    It was tried and unliked, you require outfits to actively partake in this alone, I like the idea, but we can stick with a thing that already works.

    ANTS and warp gates, facilities need power, we can make it so you gain outfit points for maintaining your base, supplying power, defending it, repairing it.

    Don't see why they removed that.
  11. Liquid23

    well as TR is the ONLY and RIGHTFUL government of the planet we can't technically be pirates since it all belongs to us anyway and you can't steal your own stuff... we would just be taking back what is ours

    I still want the eye-patch and peg-leg tho
  12. Wintermaulz

    Your head


    All seriousness , give me a pirate skin any day.
  13. Simonnice

    Sounds interesting, but I do not fancy the idea of competing with outfits of the same faction, that does not seem logical at all.
  14. MooMasher

    This is a basic outline for my idea, that i why I posted it here so that I can get feedback and see what works and does not work before I email it to MH.
  15. MuNrOe

    Awesome idea would add so much meta game play to the game. You could even go a step further and give these mining perks to your entire empire if need be. Build bases there's so much potential with this it would be silly not to implement it.
  16. Bardock-Sama

    Great idea for a (better) metagame. +1
    As ComptonUnhh points out the players are already getting burned out, and we need something like this in the game ASAP.
  17. BFAST

  18. Galium

    I think this is a well deserved addition. The only problem is convincing the devs to do the work. It seems to be on the scale of MvM for TF2.

    As the game is now, I'm kinda thinking of playing PS1 instead.
  19. BFAST

    ok ok ok seriously..... I know we are not all going to agree on 'this exact' idea but i'm sure we can all agree that the game needs some serious improvement/evolution in the meta game.
  20. MooMasher

    I know that this idea is a just an outline and would change if it ever made it to the game, I am just looking for something more than just killing for no reason. I wish to have a goal or mission to complete.

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