Let me get right to it. If you haven't been playing Planetside 2 for the six months, or longer, and if you have any thoughts of coming back to the game once the new continent of Oshur is released, then NOW is the time to come back. Why? Let me give you three reasons.
1. Mentor Squads - Much of the game play has changed, so you will have a bit of a learning curve. However, with the new 'mentor squads' I hope to be in game as much as possible to give some guidance to the changes, and I'm sure that other ADK members who currently play the game will help you as well.
2. Air Vehicle Costs - The new continent of Oshur will have no warpgate system and fewer bases. Players will be reliant on air vehicles to traverse the playing field. Recently Daybreak Games has initiated the Air Anomaly alerts. When these occur all aircraft 'purchases' are free, which means that learning to fly during an Anomaly Alert is currently easier to do. In addition, both the Reaver and Valkyrie have been added to virtual training field of Koltyr.
3. Construction Costs - Since Oshur will have few bases, players will draw on the contraction system for holding territories and engaging in battles. Construction items must be unlocked with Certifications Points (Certs), just like all new equipment and upgrades in the Auraxis world. Certs are awarded on game experience, so it may take several hours of game play just to unlock a handful of construction items.
I would think that Daybreak games would release Oshur as early as Thanksgiving, but no later than the Christmas holiday season, so that currently gives you about two to three full months to get in game and level up and get the needed experience points needed for the coming continent.
So, I hope to see you in game soon.