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PlanetSide 2 Cert Points System

How do Certification points work in PlanetSide 2? Do you get some: over time? by getting kills? by completing objectives? If so, how many do you get for each of the above?
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Where can I replenish my tank ammo?

I ran out of tank ammo. Where can I replenish it?
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How do I deploy a Sunderer?

I've been playing some planetside lately and I can't figure out how to deploy a Sunderer and let my allys spawn. How do I do that? I tried pretty much every key on my keyboard, and they dont seem to ...
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How do I capture a base in Planetside 2?

What are the various ways you capture the small and large bases in Planetside 2?
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Can I be competitive in Planetside 2 without leveling?

I tried Planetside 2 this week-end and liked it. Due to recent life changes (growing up and getting a job and such) I don't have as much time for gaming as I would like. The question is if I should ...
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How can I enter the dome of a Biolab?

Biolabs have control points within the top dome as well as on the ground (small sattelite bases a few hundred meters away). How can I get into the top part of the base to capture these points? The ...
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How to defend against aircrafts as a newbie

I started Planetside 2 a short while ago, so I have limited Cert points and I don't want to invest real money in the game yet. Is there anything I can do to defend against enemy aircraft? They ...
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In planetside 2, what support activities give experience?

In particular:- does a sunderer/S-AMS pilot get XP for providing a spawn point? does an engineer get XP for resupplying ammo? under what circumstances does a combat medic (or engineer) gain xp for ...
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How does deconstructing vehicles work?

I've heard that it's possible to deconstruct vehicles, but I've never done it. How do you do that? What does deconstructing them do?
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How can I find my PlanetSide 2 server ping?

Is there any way I can find my ping in PlanetSide 2? I've been looking for a while and can't seem to find it anywhere.
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What reason do I have to equip an ammo pack in my utility slot?

Engineers start the game with ammunition packs in their utility slot (4), and can unlock tank mines or anti-personnel mines to equip in that slot instead. However, regardless of what is equipped in ...
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How are deployment locations decided?

What are the rules that decide where on the continent map can I deploy? I'm talking about standard deployment, not about Sunderers or Spawn Beacons. For example, playing as the purple Vanu, I would ...
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Can players on Steam OS play with people on PCs?

I want to play PlanetSide 2 with my brother, but he only plays Consoles, so I'm thinking of getting him a Steam Box. Will my plan work? ETA: PlanetSide 2 is a free game, so anybody out there with a ...
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Is it possible to fire a lock-on Rocket Launcher in “Dumbfire” mode?

Is it possible to fire a lock-on Rocket Launcher in "Dumbfire" mode? That is, can I fire without having locked on to something first? For example, if equipped with the NS Annihilator, and I want to ...
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Is it possible to switch factions in Planetside 2 after choosing one?

As the title suggests, I was wondering if there was any information that confirms or denies the possibility of being able to switch factions after choosing one. For example, say I choose the Terran ...
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What are the punishments for friendly fire?

In Planetside 2, friendly fire is extremely common, constantly resulting in a message that asks the player to stop. If friendly fire is continued, the player is warned that his/her weapons will be ...
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Can I control the 'reinforcements needed' list? How else can I get reinforcements where I need them?

I was leading Charlie squad. We just took Dahaka Amp station.The rest of the platoon was defending Mao Tech Plant, or otherwise fighting enemy factions around that area. 2 enemy platoons arrived at ...
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Does a weapon unlock, unlock that weapon for every class?

I'll try to clarify with an example. Let say I buy a Forward Grip certification for the AF-19 Mercenary under the "Weapon" tree of the Engineer, will it also be available for the Light Assault class, ...
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How to record microphone audio in Planetside 2 Twitch streaming?

It's easy enough to set up Planetside 2 to record gameplay for Twitch streaming (since it's built-in), but I want it to record my voice commentary from my headset microphone as well. It doesn't seem ...
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Detailed stats for vehicles, MAX's, and their weapons?

To start, this is a great resource, but it only has information about infantry. I've checked, a few times. What brings me to ask this is, specifically, the MAX suit slot upgrade that provides "...
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My tank fell and overturned. What to do?

I drove over a cliff by accident and it overturned during the fall. Should I just abandon it?
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In Planetside 2 does activating your shield as Heavy Assault slow your movement speed?

I feel like I run slower when I activate my shield. Is this true?
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Exactly how rare are golden snowmen, and is snowmen placement random or fixed?

For the Planetside 2 Christmas event on Esamir: Exactly how rare are the golden snowmen are compared to the normal snowmen? How much XP do the golden snowmen drop? Is the general snowmen placement ...
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Mosquito and other ESF top speeds?

What is the top speed of a mosquito with maxed racer frame, and how does that compare with other ESF w/ max racer frame?
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Which side of an ESF has better armour?

The unconventional aircraft physics in Planetside 2 makes it possible to turn either by rolling in the direction you want to turn (like in real life) or by rolling in the opposite direction. When ...
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What is the difference between the NC14 and the LA80?

Both rifles have the exact same stats and seem to behave the exact same way, so what exactly is the difference?
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How do I change continent in Planetside 2?

How can I change the continent I'm on in Planetside 2? Sometimes I can deploy to another continent, but other times there's not way of switching.
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What's the maximum Directive Score a player can have?

Recently in Planetside 2, the Directives system was added in the July 2014 update. With this system in place, players can earn points (Directive Score) for completing tiers of Directives under the ...
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How do all the flashbang-like grenades work?

There are three flashbang-like grenades in Planetside 2: heavy assault troopers get a concussion grenade, light assaults use flash grenades, and infiltrators can carry EMP grenades. They all have a ...
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Does Vanu Sovereignty's weapons experience no bullet drop?

I'm trying to choose between the New Conglomerate and Vanu Sovereignty for a new faction I want to play. I'm currently leaning towards the Vanu Sovereignty because I have heard that their weapons don'...
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Is there an advantage to buying the locked weapons?

So I play as the NC Heavy Assualt unit most of the time, I have already put hundreds of certifications into the starting weapon, the Guass SAW I believe its called. I was planning on supporting the ...
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What are the gameplay differences between the factions?

I'd like to avoid remaking my character since it would result in me losing anything I unlock, so before I decide on a faction I'd like to know what the gameplay differences between each of them are. ...
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Why did I get 250 Station Cash?

I logged into Planetside 2 for the first time, and the thing that was different compared to all my friends is that I had 250 station cash. I can not seem to find any reason why I received it. The only ...
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Does it matter where your shots land in Planetside 2?

I know there is a word for this but I just can't recall. What I'm asking is "is hitting someone on the head going to kill them faster than shooting only their legs/torso (like some games) or is it the ...
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What are the penalties to wasting resources? How do I practice without having to waste them?

I am a terrible driver right now, so I'm afraid to spawn a costly tank or aircraft. But say I do spawn them, and constantly get killed, is there any problem other than the ire of teammates? In fact, ...
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Is there a user constructed version of the pain field?

I have noticed that I lose shield and health when I walk next to a hive base built by the enemy what is the component that causes this effect ?
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When do implants drop?

Implants have been added to the game recently. You can obtain a random one from "things such as capturing bases, killing enemies, and potentially support actions and alerts". That's too vague for my ...
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Is there an effective way to write to your squad/platoon

To write a message to your squad/platoon you currently have to type platoonSay/squadSay, but is there a hotkey or something to do it faster?
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Are any guns in Planetside 2 'hitscan'?

Hitscan weapons mean that the bullet has no travel time/velocity, and they hit where the crosshair is at the instant of clicking(not taking lag into account). I notice some guns have a bullet velocity ...
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What are the keybindings for drop pod control?

I used to have full control over my drop pods when they dropped (sometimes more, sometimes less). However, I went on a spree and rebound a number of keys relating to flight control, and now find I ...
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How to download and install Feb 2013 patch?

I have not played Planetside 2 for a while. I heard there was a big patch. I don't know how to download it. I open the game and get this launch screen. From there nothing happens. Can't see I am able ...
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What is this yellow pillar of light from the sky?

During a battle for a minor base, this yellow pillar of light appeared in the base. What exactly does it mean? Some additional information: As far as I could tell, the pillar went all the way up to ...
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Origins of the base names? [closed]

There are a lot of bases in Planetside, and while most of them are pretty self explanatory (Quartz Ridge Camp, Abandoned Mineshaft, etc) the major ones are all named things like Zurvan Amp Station and ...
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Does a helmet really help?

Planetside 2 has the option to purchase helmets in the game, but it is unclear if they actually help or if they are just cosmetic. Do helmets actually help by increasing armor, hitpoints, or reducing ...
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What's the projectile distance to damage ratio?

Can someone clarify once and for all how projectile damage relates to distance traveled?
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How can I change the decal on my vehicles?

I've seen vehicles with decals saying PlanetSide Beta and others. How do I put one of these decals on my vehicle? And how do I get some more?
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How do the different ammunition types affect weapons?

Most weapons in Planetside 2 can be loaded with soft-point or high-velocity ammunition. Shotguns have slugs, and crossbows have explosive and sensor bolts. It should be fairly obvious what their ...
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Can all factions hear proximity voice chat?

Planetside 2 has a nifty feature of proximity voice chat. Everyone in an area can hear it, but my question is can other factions hear your voice as well? Often times I will use proximity to corral the ...
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Is there a place to 'park' vehicles?

The moment I reach the fighting, or find my squadmates and want to help them fight, I need to leave my scooter or deconstruct it. Any place I can park it so it does not go waste? Once spawned, is the ...
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Is it possible to switch to a different squad within the platoon of which you are part?

I joined a squad that was part of a platoon, but noticed that I preferred to join another squad within the same platoon. Is it possible to make that switch?