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At A Glance: Introduction to Planetside

Posted by Jon Wood on Feb 12, 2008  | Comments

At A Glance: Introduction to Planetside - MMORPG.com

Our At A Glance articles are meant to give readers an overview of the early portion of an MMORPG, new or old. Today, UK based MMORPG.com writer Donna Desborough sends us this quick look at the FPS-style Planetside.

For a long time first person shooters have been running live servers on the internet. From back in the mists of time when Quake World was new and exciting, online play has enthralled people. It was only a matter of time before someone thought to create a persistent world for FPS players to battle in.

I've been playing FPS games online for a long time, so I jumped at the chance to give Planetside a try. I thought that an MMOFPS would be simple to just jump in to play. I was wrong. There are complexities to the game that I hadn't considered would exist. The struggle for power over planets and areas is in constant flux and the factions can be confusing at times. All in all, a bit more to it than just join a side and kill the bad guys.

Read it all here.

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