The three factions Terran Republic, New Conglomerate and the Vanu Sovereignty have been fighting for years. Originally it was just for control of the planet, well I suppose it still is. But this time around, things have gotten a lot more intense! Besides territory, the'yre all fighting for individual pieces of land that provide resources. Which leads to strategically capturing certain territory for your faction in order to benefit as a whole. But why? Let's go a little more in depth with the story behind PlanetSide 2.
These guys are fighting, but why?
Earth has been at war for years and is nearly in ruins. Every government on Earth then united under one banner known as the Terran Republic. Later down the line, a wormhole appears and disappears without a trace. The Ex-President of the TR believes it's a sign of other life and decides to launch a space expedition. The first launch is successful and they decide to continue with the expeditions. TR ships travel through the wormhole and become stranded for a lengthy period of time. Due to being lost for so long they put curfews into effect for all the TR soldiers. Even with there being votes amongst the soldiers to lift the curfew. During a second round of voting amongst the crew, a terrorist bomb struck the ship.
An expedition later led to the discovery of the planet Auraxis which brings Vanu "ancient" technlogy. Soon they find "Rebirthing Chambers". These chambers are capable of reviving any person from any king of injury with the smallest amount of genetic code. This made the TR's main tool irrelevant, fear. As a result, some of their technology was banned, but that didn't stop scientists. They then formed the Vanu Sovereignty. While the TR began to militarize, a collection of separatists broke off to form the New Conglomerate. In the process the separatists would steal weapons and equipment from the TR.
175 years later the war between the TR and NC broke out. Following after the first attacks, the NC attacked the scientists who were working with Vanu technology. This brought the VS into the crossfire between the TR and the NC. After all this time, everyone has forgotten about Earth, the planet they once loved. Now the war for Auraxis has been raging on since that fateful time.
An authoritarian government that leverages military might to maintain strict control over the colonial citizens. The Terran Republic is obsessed with the preservation of law and order. Thus they are seen by some to be an oppressive dictatorial force, but many still view the TR as the only hope for lasting security on Auraxis. Their colors are red and black.
The New Conglomerate operates as a loosely organized band of freedom fighters, vehemently opposed to the stranglehold that the Terran Republic has on Auraxis. Led by an unusual quorum of outcasts, industry titans, and pirates, the New Conglomerate is unwavering and prepared to achieve freedom from oppression by any means necessary. Their colors are blue and gold.
The Vanu Sovereignty believes that only through the mysterious power of ancient technology can humanity truly evolve its next state of existence. They're an advanced and cunning faction, employing powerful alien technology on the battlefield. Their primary purpose is to uncover the secrets hidden away in ancient artifacts scattered around Auraxis. They'll annihilate anyone who interferes with their progress. Their colors are purple and cyan.
Auraxis from Planetside to Planetside 2
In PlanetSide there were 10 continents on Auraxis: Solsar, Hossin, Esamir, Cyssor, Ishundar, Forseral, Ceryshen, Searhus, Amerish and Oshur. In "Core Combat" (PlanetSide's expansion pack) Oshur was destroyed and turned into 4 smaller "battle islands". The current continents in PlanetSide 2 are Amerish, Indar (uoriginally Ishundar) and Esamir.
In PlanetSide 1 everything was about capturing bases. The empire that owns all the bases on the continent owns control of it. But, this was changed around in PlanetSide 2. Instead now each empire can capture pieces of land. The first empire to capture all the terrirtory on the continent "owns" the continent until the next empire conquers it. Each piece of territory provides a certain resource. These resources are dealt out to your empire over time so you can spawn particular vehicles, grab guns and more.
Are you playing PlanetSide 2, what do you think? Were you a PlanetSide veteran who moved over or is considering it? What empire have you pledged allegiance to for life? Comment below and let your voice be heard before it's too late.