PlanetSide: A Last Stand

Saw this interesting story on Rock, Paper, Shotgun about a final stand writer Quintin Smith took part in the PlanetSide, back in 2003. PlanetSide is a MMOFPS run by Sony Online Entertainment where you could play a soldier for one of three factions: Terran Republic, New Conglomerate, and Vanu Ascendancy.

Back in 2003, a bug struck and somehow locked players for the Terran Republic out of their own sanctuary, a base each faction has that is unconquerable. This also prevented players from logging in. Well, humans being human in this sort of situation (re: dicks), the other two factions decided to bum rush the Republic's territory to try and do something that is technically supposed to be impossible: take out a faction. With dwindling numbers and no hope for reinforcements, a small number of Terran Republic soldiers decided to make a valiant last stand. What happens? Read and find out.

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