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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 (opens in new tab) , 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 (opens in new tab) 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.

"You'll notice we've removed the previous membership benefit of increased resource pool caps," Higby wrote. "This was as a direct result to community feedback. We thought about this a lot and decided it did give a potential gameplay advantage to members."

As a buffer against the feature's removal, a monthly purse of 500 StationCash -- used for purchasing in-game items such as cosmetic accessories and temporary boosters -- was added. Increases to resource, XP, and certification gain begin at a 25 percent bonus and climb to a maximum bonus of 50 percent at a rate of 5 percent per month, though subscribing through a multi-month package automatically rewards the highest bonus value for its last month.

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?