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katkillad2
Aug 30, 2004

Awake and unreal, off to nowhere


exquisite tea posted:

There are literally dozens of us who haven't played PSO in 20 years excited that the sequel is finally coming to the US, which is enough to keep the servers afloat.

This is me, I played it on the Dreamcast and have been waiting eternally for PSO2 to get a US release because in getting into the Japanese version.

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Luminaflare
Sep 23, 2010

No one man
should have all that
POWER BEYOND MEASURE




If MS have only grabbed the US license I wonder if someone else could grab the EU license?

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.



katkillad2 posted:

This is me, I played it on the Dreamcast and have been waiting eternally for PSO2 to get a US release because in getting into the Japanese version.

I have found my kin

Talkc
Aug 2, 2010

Mizuki! Mizuki! Mizuki!
***DEVASTATINGLY HANDSOME***

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCbigt64TGY

This game is going to break me....

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.




There's a reason you don't play roulette

Ardeem
Sep 16, 2010

There is no problem that cannot be solved through sufficient application of lasers and friendship.

Luminaflare posted:

If MS have only grabbed the US license I wonder if someone else could grab the EU license?

They'd have to dump the scratchers and the casino for EU gambling laws.

InspectorCarbonara
Jul 2, 2010

Evening, patrolmaaan.

Can't believe you were playing around in the casino while the fleet was under attack.

Talkc
Aug 2, 2010

Mizuki! Mizuki! Mizuki!
***DEVASTATINGLY HANDSOME***

InspectorCarbonara posted:

Can't believe you were playing around in the casino while the fleet was under attack.

I have an addiction.....

zenintrude
Apr 7, 2008

Where we're going,
we won't need eyes to see.


Iíve been lied to before...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm1ZPgxStE4

ďPSO2 is coming West! The free-to-play multiplayer action RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 will be coming to North America in 2013.Ē

clone on the phone
Aug 5, 2003



katkillad2 posted:

This is me, I played it on the Dreamcast and have been waiting eternally for PSO2 to get a US release because in getting into the Japanese version.

I tried and there was just enough untranslated moonspeak to make it too much effort. Fun though.

LITERALLY MY FETISH
Nov 11, 2010


Actually yeah, if they canít bring black nyack over then whatís the point? Also why did it take so long for us to realize loot boxes are gambling but spending fake game money on a slot machine isnít really?

Also plenty of people will have broken just on the back of the katakana captcha, which is just actual hell if you donít normally read katakana. I wouldnít be surprised to see a surge of people who couldnít muscle through making an account.

LITERALLY MY FETISH fucked around with this message at 14:42 on Jun 11, 2019

eonwe
Aug 11, 2008



Lipstick Apathy

holy poo poo im psyched

Bloodplay it again
Aug 24, 2003

Oh, Dee, you card. :-*

LITERALLY MY FETISH posted:

Also plenty of people will have broken just on the back of the katakana captcha, which is just actual hell if you donít normally read katakana. I wouldnít be surprised to see a surge of people who couldnít muscle through making an account.

When creating my PSO2 account, the captcha would time out because I was taking too long or I'd input the incorrect characters and it'd refresh entirely, so of course it took 20-30 minutes to complete. When I had to do it again for the PSO2es/OTP stuff, I got it on the first try in about 30 seconds. For whatever reason, the characters in the second one weren't nearly as warped and didn't have super misleading marks/lines going through the whole thing. I was either incredibly lucky the second time or 2013 katakana captcha was way harder than it is now.

MR. J
Nov 22, 2011

Chuck and Fuck


It's actually hiragana now, which I find far more difficult, unless it's changed again.

Line Feed
Sep 7, 2012

Seeds taste better with friends.



zenintrude posted:

Iíve been lied to before...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm1ZPgxStE4

ďPSO2 is coming West! The free-to-play multiplayer action RPG Phantasy Star Online 2 will be coming to North America in 2013.Ē

Jesus gently caress hearing bits of "The whole new world" in that old rear end trailer gets me really hyped for this.

Beeme
Oct 7, 2013


If they IP block the world outside north america I will be properly miffed.

NextTime000
Feb 3, 2011

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http://pso2.jp/players/news/24311/ The next Dev Stream is this weekend, at the next stop of the Phantasy Star Thanks Festival; this'll be the first dev stream since E3 so it'll be interesting to see how or even if they acknowledge the Xbox One announcement. It's not on the event description here; I assume they might still be pretending it's a secret. Believe it or not, there are people in Japan who own an Xbox One, so it might be a bad look for SEGA to have all this other cross-platform business going on but suddenly they tell Xbox One users they have to play on their own server. That might have been acceptable in 2006 but it'll look real weird for them to do it again in 2019.

NextTime000
Feb 3, 2011

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oh yeah the 7th Anniversary event starts tomorrow, its a good time to get caught back up or whatever.

http://www.bumped.org/psublog/pso2s...-off-this-week/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgFCyGlrnew

Soulfucker
Feb 14, 2012

i,m going to kill myself on friday #wow #whoa

Fun Shoe

Hi, posting this here too since not everyone reads the discord:

I'd like to burn all of my UH triggers for Phantom Resonant 15 star farming this coming weekend where I'll be free from shift work; I'm thinking Friday or Saturday starting at 6-7 PM EST or later would be a good time where it'd be possible to get as many players as possible to show up.
Both days are fine by me but if you're interested let me know if a specific one works better for you.

The only prerequisite is a level of 85/85, but feel free to bring your own trigs for the maximum number of rolls!

Molestationary Store
May 21, 2007



LQ is changing this maint and la 527 along with the Harriet Mascot acc are going away from Xie's shop. They apparently felt this was worth having a scrolling warning message in game so might as well warn y'all of it here too.

NextTime000
Feb 3, 2011

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well nearly every single past event has brought back all of the LQs and stuff in Xie's exchange for one more week or two near the end of the event so I don't know why'd they stress it

Chibs
Jun 28, 2004

bring it back


NextTime000
Feb 3, 2011

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I knew if I went with the thread title "Episode 6: The Phantom Main" I would find it getting invalidated a few months in like the previous thread titles I went with, so now I feel validated.

Coming this winter is the 2nd new class of Episode 6: …toile (its french for "Star")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp0__ptTV80
Weapons are: Doublesabers, Wands, and Dual Blades

The Big Bad Worf
Jan 26, 2004
Quad-greatness


What is the basic gameplay loop like these days?

I last played around Ep1/2. Maybe a tiny bit of 3?

It felt a bit messy and was really hard to explain to some of my friends. Then even when you got it it was kind of unrewarding. The top priority was always "do the emergency quest as soon as it pops because the drop and experience rate immediately obsoletes all other content you can do", then there were a series of (not clearly identified) client orders you needed to do to progress in some fashion (unlocked gameplay features of some sort) intermixed with an endless supply of repeatable client orders that clogged up the very small list of maximum possible orders you could hold. Generally, it always felt like you "should" run a mission with a certain optimal set of orders, but figuring out which orders those were or even picking them all up was kind of anxiety inducing.

It's possible we weren't even playing the game right, then. I think I generally preferred my time in PSU where there was a loose set of missions advisable for grinding certain kinds of progression (go here for drops, go here for money, go here for class experience, go here for character experience, go here to level your spells / weapon skills, etc) and you could reliably find parties.

I guess to really boil it down; are client orders less of an overwhelming cluster gently caress and is there any sort of mission structure available that doesn't force you to feel like doing anything but an emergency quest is a waste of time?

MR. J
Nov 22, 2011

Chuck and Fuck


Client Orders have sort of fallen to the wayside of ARKS Missions. They still exist but most don't have meaningful rewards anymore in the scope of level 80+ and Ultra Hard mode.

ARKS Missions are a similar sort of daily/weekly task, but they auto-refresh so you don't have to go wondering which NPC to talk to or where they are in the ship anymore.

If you still want to make use of client orders the general consensus is: Hans for killing non-darkers, Revelle for killing darkers, Cressida for running certain quests and item collection in a specific field, and the rest are really not worth bothering about. Remember that when viewing an NPC's order list, you can click the yellow drop-down menu to filter them by field.

Oh, and shoutouts to Yerkes in the cafe, and the daily order admin since they offer considerable chunks of meseta.

MR. J fucked around with this message at 20:42 on Aug 27, 2019

NextTime000
Feb 3, 2011

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you still gotta do koffies orders, and probably a couple others scattered about; but the game should point them at you as you need em

none of the daily/weekly cooldown orders are needed for much of anything; there's an npc near one of the quest counters that gives a grab bag of daily client orders to do anyway. sometimes theres one or two worth grabbing but no stress there

for exp I think the latest set of level up quests; the 4th quest you'll see in the "featured quests" section each day, should be good to run. do the featured quests and you'll probably get some Bonus Keys to run a bonus quest, which are all pretty great exp too.

for gear you can just buy a Dim-series weapon for the weapon type you want to use from the market, at least once you got the stats to use it. those will work for now; but grinding it would want to take either a few pre-+30'd 13* from pudding's collection files, or a pre-+30'd Ray-series weapon from leontina if you have a few leontina certificates from various things like the seasonal missions (which seem to have replaced bingo cards)


its a clusterfuck but I'd say like 80% of it is completely ignoreable outside of maybe a couple things needing a single clear for something that is currently asking you to do it. so its not really far off from how you are talking about PSU; you just lack the community to tell you where all of these things are like you had in PSU; which was also a clusterfuck, but most of that stuff was also hidden due to missions being linked to the lobbies you took them from; so you didnt always have The Fight for Food staring you in the face like you have Za Oodan Surpression here

NextTime000 fucked around with this message at 04:25 on Aug 28, 2019

NextTime000
Feb 3, 2011

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The 7th anniversary quests are back for 2 weeks here

if you still had some Time Stone Chronos to use for an Atlas EX weapon, now's a pretty good time to get the material weapons to do that. also getting some Novel weapons would probably be a good idea, and you can use the 7th Anniversary badges to stock up on solo PD and solo earth destroyers triggers if you need em too.

Just overall a good time to do some catch-up if you felt that you needed it

NextTime000
Feb 3, 2011

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Eva collab announced, will come with an AIS Vega boss fight against Ramiel
https://twitter.com/sega_pso2/statu...073138176815104
edit: now with non-twitter compressed hd version:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i504_ep8caE

NextTime000 fucked around with this message at 16:43 on Sep 15, 2019

Malachite_Dragon
Mar 31, 2010

Unlimited Groove Works


Oh okay. NGE crossover, but no Garo. I see how it is

NextTime000
Feb 3, 2011

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Windows 7 support is ending on January 14 2020
http://pso2.jp/players/news/24940/

Malachite_Dragon
Mar 31, 2010

Unlimited Groove Works


Hm. That's A Problem.

MR. J
Nov 22, 2011

Chuck and Fuck


It was expected though as that's the same time Microsoft is dropping support for it as well.

The game will assuredly still work on it just fine. They're just covering their collective butt.

GameGuard is a whole other beast, though...

Ardeem
Sep 16, 2010

There is no problem that cannot be solved through sufficient application of lasers and friendship.

MR. J posted:

It was expected though as that's the same time Microsoft is dropping support for it as well.

The game will assuredly still work on it just fine. They're just covering their collective butt.

GameGuard is a whole other beast, though...

I wonder if Microsoft will change to some functional cheat prevention.

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





Ardeem posted:

I wonder if Microsoft will change to some functional cheat prevention.

lol

InspectorCarbonara
Jul 2, 2010

Evening, patrolmaaan.

NextTime000 posted:

Windows 7 support is ending on January 14 2020
http://pso2.jp/players/news/24940/
Itís funny that the Vita version will outlive it.

MR. J
Nov 22, 2011

Chuck and Fuck


Ardeem posted:

I wonder if Microsoft will change to some functional cheat prevention.

What I mean is GameGuard won't have to give a poo poo whether or not they break the game for Win7.

Hitlersaurus Christ
Oct 14, 2005



Has anybody watched the new anime? I havenít checked it out yet but I heard they localized darkers as falspawn instead of the cancelled localizationís D-ARKers. Iím assuming thatís going to be the new name for the English version of the game. It certainly sounds nicer but itíll take some getting used to. I guess this means the new localization wonít be based on the original one at all.

InspectorCarbonara
Jul 2, 2010

Evening, patrolmaaan.

Hitlersaurus Christ posted:

Has anybody watched the new anime? I havenít checked it out yet but I heard they localized darkers as falspawn instead of the cancelled localizationís D-ARKers. Iím assuming thatís going to be the new name for the English version of the game. It certainly sounds nicer but itíll take some getting used to. I guess this means the new localization wonít be based on the original one at all.
I havenít started watching it yet but Iím going to be pissed if they get to the episode 2 story and localise Dark Falz Loser as literally anything else.

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





They were just Darkers in the official sub of the ep4 anime iirc (you know the few times anything ever happened) so I wouldn't take anything as gospel just yet

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MR. J
Nov 22, 2011

Chuck and Fuck


InspectorCarbonara posted:

I haven’t started watching it yet but I’m going to be pissed if they get to the episode 2 story and localise Dark Falz Loser as literally anything else.

Dentist.

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