Matthew Higby

PlanetSide 2 membership benefits revised due to community feedback

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Last month, PlanetSide 2 creative director Matthew Higby outlined benefits for paying subscribers, including passive bonuses to resource, XP, and certification rates and a priority login queue. A post on the official forums earlier this week revised Higby's proposals into a $15 monthly plan and finalized membership bonuses based on community input, which included removing a previously planned increase to resource pool caps and implementing a slowly stacking effectiveness to in-game bonuses.


PlanetSide 2's Matt Higby talks membership benefits and pay-to-win

Omri Petitte at

PlanetSide 2 creative director Matthew Higby wrote a lengthy forum post on Monday detailing Sony Online Entertainment's planned benefits package for paying members. He also addressed concerns over purchasable items and weapons granting unfairly lopsided advantages to players spending actual cash "to instantly blow up someone's tank."