PlanetSide 2 Community Design Meeting initiative: help address metagame concerns

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As part of SOE's focus on factoring player proposals (opens in new tab) into PlanetSide 2's major updates (opens in new tab) , the PlanetSide 2 Reddit group's Community Design Meeting (opens in new tab) draws suggestions and feedback directly from players for direct submission to SOE. As PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby stated: "I see our role on the development team as curators of the game, not necessarily the wellspring of all ideas."

The first topic under discussion involves possible improvements for metagame mechanics such as base capture bonuses, territory control, and experience points. Participants can share their thoughts through video, text, or audio formats. Tagging your post with [Metagame Design Meeting Idea] adds it to the voting pool, and the five highest-rated ideas will get direct responses from Higby and Senior Art Director Tramell Isaac on January 26 at 12pm PST. The talk will take place on the Azure Twilight outfit's Twitch stream (opens in new tab) .

I'm pleased to see another method for community input on PlanetSide 2's finer design tweaks. Some of the advice put forth so far sounds quite interesting, so be sure to check out Reddit's PlanetSide 2 page (opens in new tab) to see the outlines.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?