Planetside 2 Tracker

Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

I have no idea, I just knew the basics. I'd guess it does this special behavior only or mostly on low and does some of the rendering more on the CPU than GPU.

Posted on reddit in Does the limitation indicator actually work? on 23 April at 06:13 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

Wow, so I completely misread what you put. I guess I was too tired and saw something else. This is intended behavior for the liberator. We originally had cert paths to reduce the cooldown for switching seats, but scrapped that idea at some point.

Posted on reddit in Solo Liberating on 23 April at 06:11 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

Wait, wow I completely misread it. There is a cooldown between switching seats. But I swear I saw something about the lib shaking. Cause there is this weird bug where switching seats cause the lib to shake a bit.

My mistake. The cooldown is intended.

Posted on reddit in Solo Liberating on 23 April at 06:10 Link
Tom Schenck
Code monkey

... but who watches the watchers?

Posted on reddit in Twitter / mhigby: We've just put up a new game client which we think fixes some of the issues with crashing while zoning. Let me know if it helps for you! on 23 April at 04:14 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

Like the article mentioned, it's about being inclusive.

Posted on reddit in Twitter / Tayradactyl: I'm just going to stop making items now, I've reached my peak with this one. on 23 April at 04:04 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

We had a really big push back in August through December. We squeezed a lot out of that as it was. There's a PS4 version under development, and that may allow improvements to be imported into the PC version when that's done. However, we saw something like 40% improvements from that original push (it was called Operation: Make Faster Game or OMFG if you want to look it up). But once you get your GPU back your framerate should be acceptable (since lower graphics settings assume a crappy GPU and offload more onto the CPU).

Posted on reddit in Does the limitation indicator actually work? on 23 April at 03:41 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

This looks to not be a Planetside specific problem. I googled that error and a lot of results came up, mostly for other programs. Looks like something may have gotten messed up with his registry, so take to the google and see if that helps.

Posted on reddit in Need PS2 Troubleshooting help for a friend on 23 April at 03:36 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

If re-logging out doesn't work, try switching the item out with the recon and switching back to the spotters. Failing that, I'd put in a support ticket and see if a CS person can re-grant you the item.

Posted on reddit in Can't use motion spotters? on 23 April at 03:30 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

Yes this is a known bug. No ETA on a fix though.

Posted on reddit in Solo Liberating on 23 April at 03:28 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

Yes it is accurate. What you should do turn up the settings until it starts saying GPU a little more often. Ideally out of battles you should be GPU bound and in battles be CPU bound. There are some heavy threads in Planetside, and it's difficult to make the game run properly while also increasing the number of threads (and spreading out the cpu load).

Posted on reddit in Does the limitation indicator actually work? on 23 April at 03:28 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

It's part of the account changes to All Acces. We can't set a TBD for such an important change, and we hit some roadblocks that slowed things down (programming is a fickle thing). This is a company wide effort affecting every game, so it requires a ton of coordination and bug stomping. There were some bugs that only affected Planetside accounts and memberships that had to be ironed out.

Posted on reddit in What is going on with PS1? on 23 April at 02:45 Link
Taylor Dowell
Game Designer

I just went and checked because I was curious too. The glass part isn't affected by camo at all.

Posted on reddit in Phantasm Helm in game shot on 23 April at 02:22 Link
Margaret Krohn
Game Dev, Community Relations Rep
We are always 24/7 cleaning up cheaters. If you suspect anyone, please contact our Customer Service Team at or on Twitter @SOEHelp. I'll see...
Posted on Official Forums in Friday Night Ops - Webcast Feedback Thread on 23 April at 02:01 Link
Taylor Dowell
Game Designer

We're always here. Watching. Waiting.

Posted on reddit in Twitter / mhigby: We've just put up a new game client which we think fixes some of the issues with crashing while zoning. Let me know if it helps for you! on 23 April at 00:53 Link
Matt Higby
Creative Director

I think you made some great comments about sexism in gaming culture earlier!

Posted on reddit in Twitter / mhigby: We've just put up a new game client which we think fixes some of the issues with crashing while zoning. Let me know if it helps for you! on 23 April at 00:38 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

> Male is the default gender of most languages and it is the safe reference when you are not familiar with the subject at hand,

Actually, using something gender neutral like "they" would be considered more proper.

Posted on reddit in Twitter / Tayradactyl: I'm just going to stop making items now, I've reached my peak with this one. on 22 April at 22:51 Link
RadarX
Community Relations

This is accurate. The next update is heavily tied in to All Access so it's all going to get an additional bit of testing before it goes live.

And to clarify, major outstanding bugs like the "continent crash bug" is still being fixed as soon as physically possible.

Posted on reddit in Twitter / planetside2: No Game Update this week! Look for some additions to PTS later this week! [RadarX] on 22 April at 22:17 Link
RadarX
Community Relations

There will be other alternatives but we've found players like being creative. I'm reminded of the folks who played ice cream truck music when they pulled up in their Sunderer.

Posted on reddit in Twitter / Tayradactyl: I'm just going to stop making items now, I've reached my peak with this one. on 22 April at 21:12 Link
Matt Higby
Creative Director

No. We are continuing to work on the loading crash, we hope to have a fixed client up this afternoon (PST).

Posted on reddit in Twitter / planetside2: No Game Update this week! Look for some additions to PTS later this week! [RadarX] on 22 April at 19:27 Link
Alex Hoffman
Associate Programmer

Please don't flood bug reports, it will only slow down our QA department.

Posted on reddit in I wish for a bug report system that is not a fiasco on 22 April at 18:45 Link