I have had to send these to a couple of people, and I always have to go find them again. So here is a post of a lot of good videos for players new to Planetside 2. All of them by Wrel. If you play Planetside 2, go subscribe to his channel. He has tons of content over there, including weapon reviews, montages, loadout reviews, and equipment reviews.
First up is the general overview of the gameplay in Planetside 2. This covers the three factions, how base captures work, and how to join up with other players.
Basic Training – How To Get Started
Basic Training – How to Capture a Base
Basic Training – Squads and Platoons