Planetside 2 membership benefits locked down

By Brenna Hillier
3 October 2012 04:52 GMT

Planetside 2 is free-to-play, but premium members will score some sweet bonuses.

As detailed on the MMO’s forum, membership will cost $15 per month and grant the following bonuses:

  • 25-50% increased resource gain.
  • 25-50% increased XP gain.
  • 25-50% increased passive cert point gain.
    – Note: Each of the above start at 25% and increase by 5% per month of sustained membership up to a total bonus of 50% each at 6+ months membership.
  • Priority login queue
  • Early Access to new cosmetic items on the store
  • 500 StationCash each month

SOE had planned for members to receive increased resource pool caps, but removed this bonus after fans argued it would grant a gameplay advantage; the extra StationCash is a compensation for this.

Regarding bonuses which stack with each month of subscription, those who purchase more than one month subscription at a time will be immediately elevated to the level of the number of months purchased. Lapsed accounts have 30 days to re-subscribe in order to hold onto the stacked bonuses.

The new membership details were hammered out in a long dialogue between Sony Online Entertainment and potential players after the developer posted a lengthy explanation of its philosophy regarding avoiding pay-to-win scenarios.

Planetside 2 is in closed beta and expected to launch this year.

Thanks, Massively.

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