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Author Topic: [PTS] PTS Update - 11/12  (Read 1431 times)

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12/11/2016, 21:15


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PTS will be coming down this evening for an update. The following changes will be introduced:


NSX Tomoe

A common request from veteran Infiltration units is for a weapon that can enable quick mid-range takedowns with high reserve ammunition counts for prolonged missions behind enemy lines. We feel we've reached that goal with our newest addition to the NSX family of weapons. The NSX Tomoe is an accurate, high rate of fire automatic scout rifle which harnesses Cranial Trauma ammunition to quickly dispose of targets. The limited magazine leaves little room for error, but should be more than sufficient for skillful operators.

**This weapon is still in development, feel free to share feedback.

NSX Amaterasu

Strides in projected energy transfer technologies have allowed our engineers here at Nanite Systems to prototype weapon-based implementations to better a soldier's life on Auraxis. The new Amaterasu class combat knife has been fitted with a crescent wave emitter, allowing it to project energy short distances on command. This energy crescent is harmful to flesh, but quickly loses efficacy over distance. Please wield responsibly.

Hardlight Barrier

Engineers may now unlock deployable barriers which provide temporary cover for infantry.

This ability has a 20 second cooldown, and you may only have one on the field at a time.

It's immune to small arms, but vulnerable to explosives and heavier forms of damage.

Vehicle Impulse

The first iteration of vehicle impulse mechanics are available on PTS.

HE, HEAT, and Viper weapons will knock back enemy vehicles with varying degrees of effectiveness based on firing angle and type of weapon used.

HE weapons have the most powerful impulse effects.

HEAT and Viper weapons have moderate knockback effects.

Deployed vehicles, friendlies, and infantry cannot be knocked back.

Vehicles receive knockback immunity based on the type of weapon and how quickly the attacks take place. The intention is to make the mechanic feel like a good fit, while adding tactics to vehicle play, rewarding skillful positioning and aim, and increasing the competitive value of non-AP weapons.

Wheeled vehicles are particularly vulnerable to knockback at the moment, and will be tuned in later iterations.

For now, have fun and share thoughts.

Infantry Balance

Rocklet Rifle

Adjusted resistances and damage of Rocklet Rifle.

Added “Locklet” ammunition type which sacrifices dumbfire capabilities for lockon potential.

Phaseshift VX-S

Bolt-action headshot multiplier from 2.1x to 2.2x

Overheat penalty from 3sec. to 1sec.

Heat bleedoff from 334 to 500

Heat delay per shot from 700ms to 1000ms

Semi-auto heat per shot from 200 to 190 (6 rounds per mag)

Bolt-action heat per shot from 1000 to 800 (2 rounds per mag)

Semi-auto and Bolt Action firing modes now use different crosshairs

Adjusted bolt-action muzzle special effects

Recoil recovery delay from 0ms to -150ms

Recoil recovery of semi-auto from 10 to 15

Recoil recovery rate acceleration from 1000 to 300

Bolt-action recoil from 4 to 4.5

NS-30 Vandal, Nyx VX31, AF-6 Shadow, HSR-1

Recoil recovery delay from 0ms to -235ms

VA39 Spectre, Gauss SPR, 99SV

Recoil recovery delay from 0ms to -130ms

Warden, GD Guardian, AMR-66, DMR-99, Eidolon VE33, Revenant

Recoil recovery delay from 0ms to -50ms

Battle Rifles and Semi-Auto Scout Rifles

Aiming CoF while crouching from 0.1 to 0

NSX Naginata

Short reload from 2.8sec. to 3.2sec.

Long reload from 4sec. from 4.4sec.

Carbine hipfire bloom adjustments

Hipfire bloom from 0.1 to 0.06

·         T5 AMC

·         Solstice SF

·         NS-11C

Hipfire Bloom from 0.1 to 0.08

·         Solstice

·         Eclipse

·         TRAC-5 S

Hipfire Bloom from 0.12 to 0.1

·         Gauss Compact S

AF-4A Bandit

Airborne CoF from 2 to 1.75

LC2 Lynx

ADS CoF bloom from 0.05 to 0.045

Hipfire CoF bloom from 0.1 to 0.09

Stalker Cloaking

Regeneration rate while uncloaked from 12sec. to 10sec.

Rank 1: Cloaked stationary regeneration from 20sec. to 14sec.

Rank 2: Cloaked stationary regeneration from 18sec. to 13sec.

Rank 3: Cloaked stationary regeneration from 16sec. to 12sec.

Rank 4: Cloaked stationary regeneration from 14sec. to 11sec.

Rank 5: Cloaked stationary regeneration from 12sec. to 10sec.

Hunter Cloaking

Tooltips updated to display more detailed information.

Rank 4: Recharge rate from 9.23sec. to 9sec.

Rank 5: Recharge rate from 8.57sec. to 8sec.

Rank 6: Recharge rate from 8sec. to 7sec.

Vehicle Balance

Gatekeeper (Harasser and Prowler)

Projectile acceleration from 50m/s to 100m/s

Increased visibility of projectiles in first person

Misc. changes and additions

LA8 Rebel, Manticore SX40, and TX2 Emperor now use new models.

Adrenaline Shield now uses new visuals.

Resist Shield effects received minor visual adjustments.

Sniper Rifles (not the Archer) now use the small arms resistance type.

Updated the VS engineer infantry turret shield color and visibility.

Adjusted the text and ordering of the Leadership Certs button in the Social Menu.

Adjusted the text and ordering of the Video button in the Social Menu, and removed the non-functional YouTube recording feature.

Adjusted how bullets contrast on bright backgrounds for many air and anti-air weapons.

Firegroup indicators now show on heat-based weapons.

When a core is captured, HIVE cores will immediately update to the most ideal locations.

Bug fixes

Prowler cannon muzzle now has correct camo coverage.

Various composite armor fixes.

Ravenous weapons will now correctly count toward pistol and launcher kill directive requirements.

Players who die as a MAX unit will be able to spawn vehicles from the map screen.

Overloaded core shield visuals should now disappear when overload is disarmed.

The /bug report function will now center the entry box on all resolutions.

The default icon colors for new accounts are now empire specific, instead of red and blue.

NSX Naginata will now properly count toward bounty directive LMG kills.

Addressed issue with the Saron HRB muzzle flash being too large and too bright.

AMR-66 and DMR-99 tracers are now red, instead of yellow.

Fix for falling from your vehicle when spawning vehicles remotely.

Fix for aircraft flipping when spawning vehicles remotely.

Fix for collision grief when spawning a vehicle remotely.

HIVE neutral cores should once again properly assign themselves.

The A2A Missile Lock on Time certification should no longer break lockons.

Speculative performance improvements.

Source: Planetside 2 Test Server: Announcements

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12/11/2016, 22:06


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Buff to gatekeeper, what the fuck?

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12/11/2016, 22:08


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I really can't wait to use the engie's shield

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12/11/2016, 23:51


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Buff to gatekeeper, what the fuck?

I can't believe this shit, man.

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13/11/2016, 01:48


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Buff to gatekeeper, what the fuck?

Obviously it's not OP enough yet.
Highly trained professional in making it look like I know what I'm doing.

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13/11/2016, 11:01


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WTF? This is ridiculous!


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