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donkeybeatz
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This is where all gathered info goes. As new info comes in, I will edit this first post.
Info will be mostly from PSOW but also from our personal playtime with the beta.

OK So what's new?
-There's an autorun feature which I guess comes in handy.
You simply press left on the d-pad (or the "R" key on the keyboard) and boom you start to autorun. Pressing up or down on the d-pad triggers a follow command. If theres a party member nearby, you can follow them. Press up or down again to follow another person if any. It will highlight their name. You can cancel it out by pressing the autorun button again or when you do some other action like strafing.
Here is a video of it in action.

-Looking for party icons.
New party options which can be seen here.
You can set your status to "looking for party", "not looking for party", "soloing", etc. An icon will show up indicating your status.

-New weapon types
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Madoog
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Madoog vs Wand: Casting speed comparison
Madoog vs Wand: Consecutive casts

-New SUVs
Sword SUV: Gigas Espanda
We are currently trying to get that SUV in the casino. I'll update as soon as we get it.

-2 New Classes: Acrofighter & Acrotecher
Acrofighter:
S-ranks - twin sabers, saber, dagger, claw, slicer, handgun, shadoog
A-ranks - twin handgun, card
Level 40 Skills, Level 30 bullets

Acrotecher:
S-rank - Twin dagger, saber, dagger, whip, handgun, card, madoog
A-rank - twin handgun, wand
Level 20 skills, level 30 bullets, level 30 attack techs, Level 50 support techs.

Upon further research, Acro-classes get a speed boost on their respective weapons. Namely, Twin Daggers for Acrotecher & Twin Sabers for Acrofighter. OK, so what does it mean? Imagine having a god/battle or Har/Quick unit and thats what you get. But in this case, you're not wearing any units and you get this speed boost by default. Not sure what other weapons are affected.
Acrofighters & Acrotechers: Attack speed

-Class changes
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Hunters/Rangers gets Shadoogs
Forces get Madoogs.

Figunner:
A-rank Slicer and Shadoog
Level 40 skills, level 30 bullets

Guntecher:
A-rank whips and Madoogs and S-rank Long bows
Level 10 skills, level 40 bullets, level 20 attack techs, level 30 support techs

Wartecher:
A-rank whips and Madoogs, and S-rank wands
level 30 skills, level 20 bullets, level 30 attack techs, level 20 support techs

Fortefighter:
Level 40 Skills, level 20 bullets.

Fortegunner:
A-rank Shadoog
Level 20 Skills, level 40 bullets.

Fortecher:
Level 10 Skills, level 30 bullets, level 40 attack techs, level 40 support techs.

Protranser:
S-rank of all previously usable weapons
Level 40 skills, level 40 bullets

-Revamped room remodeling
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Check out a youtube video on it here.
"There are new reform tickets available from the store. After using one of these, you get an episode 2 style room. These don't have the little boxes on the ground, and you can turn what is called the "room grid" on and off through your PM. When the room grid is on, you may add and remove my room items. Most items are 2x2 blocks on the grid, and theres even grid on the walls, shelves, and even on some of the room items you put in (you can put more items onto a table or shelf you buy)."
*donkey's note: After you set an item down, you can rotate them in 4 directions and have them face whereever you want.
Oh yeah, some of the room items are now interactive. You can sit on chairs you buy and turn on stuff like fans!

Fan room item video. Pretty funny.

-Revamped grinding system
"The grind rate was lowered significantly, but the weapon is no longer destroyed when you fail a grind. This doesn't necessarily increase the number of highly grinded weapons because of the lower rate."

Other tidbits
-You know how when you move from planet to planet, it triggers the cutscene where you fly off to a particular planet? Doesn't happen anymore. At least not on the beta.
-You can now warp directly to a field base instead of going through the first mission, etc., etc. I read that it requires a small fee but, its totally free in the beta.
-You can view your class level above your head now.
-Additional graphical touches like facial expressions and (semi) real-time shadows are present in the game.
Shadows:
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Expressions:
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-Trap prices are lowered.
-Character customization has been revamped a bit. New hairstyles and headgear are available. Choosing a head accessory is now done in a separate window. Though it does not mean that you can put any accessory on any hairstyle. I thought you could but that's not the case.
-Of course there's new clothes.

Additional info pulled from Itsuki's FAQ from PSOW.

I will add more as it comes.
Retehi
It's a photoshop!
Crushinator
Can you ghost ride the photon whip?
donkeybeatz
QUOTE(Crushinator @ Apr 4 2007, 07:34 PM) [snapback]26848[/snapback]

Can you ghost ride the photon whip?

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say yes. Yes you can.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WOiWaTSypt4
DarkEpyon
Looks like a lot of current and former importers are jumping on board with this.
AC9breaker
Oh snap!

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HOT GRAFIX

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Hahaha, Just kidding.







Casts wearing cloths!
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New Megaman Cast Gear!
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Walking around in this gear makes me wanna play that Ludacris song. "MOVE BITCH GET OUT DA WAY! GET OUT DA WAY!"
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The cast chill gear.
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New Caseal gear.
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Looking fresh to death.
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Caseal chill gear.
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Some dood with a pink exclamation point. Mod maybe?
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Thats all for the first 30 minutes. Action shots later!
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donkeybeatz
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Got tons of stuff later.
DarkEpyon
That "pink exclamation point" just denotes that they're playing solo.

OK, now it's my turn.

Casino action!
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Some of the prizes you can win. Yes, that's a chain sawd.
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I'd hit it.
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AC9breaker
Ok peeps! Some "stofez" to wet your lips.





My first Shadoog.
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Left hand weapon, it has no PP. Fires independatly and applies SE at a somewhat impressive proc rate. Not Sure of SE level. I obtained it from an enemy drop on B rank. I soon obtained a craplod more of them as I progressed through the stage. They where dropping faster then a crackheads dignity.


Chaos sorcer type doods.
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There seem to be two types. Ice rod dood and Earth rod dood. Ice rod dood as one would expect, cast ice spells. Ironically, earth rod dood cast Zonde elemental spells. Either Sega messed up his spell palette or gave the rod the wrong elemental color. I would also like to note. Rangers now have a B rank profficiency in G. Launchers. I guess that means we now have B rank Launchers. I'm guessing Koltova Kannon is B-Rank.




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Staff dropped by the Ice/Earth rod doodz.
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Grass Assassins!
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These guys seem a lot huger when your up against them!
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BEACH!
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There are some logs with space for two people. The sitting arrangements are awfully close. Perfect for those cutsey wootsey online relationship type couples. /barf /sick



PSU? MORE LIKE EPISODE2 AMIRITE OR WUT??? OLOL
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I was doing some inventory stuff at my PM when I just happened to catch a meteor shower outside. Wasn't fast enough to catch it however the view outside the window looks better from what I remembered it to be on PSU v1.
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Casino... How do I love thee? Let me count the ways... 1...2...2...2...starsss.....*eyes glaze over*
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Hitting up the slot Machines.
I managed to recoup my losses and made a little bit extra then from when I started. Lots of fun. Ended up with 1 silver and some copper change.
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With our pockets fattened we went and bought Dj_Donkey a whole new outfit!
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Working on some videos, and I'll be sure to upload some more screens later! Enjoy!!!
Retehi
A cowboy hat?!

Thanks, now I have to buy this game no matter what. :(
donkeybeatz
New party option
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Slicer. Exclamation point icon indicates that its a new item.
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New clothes
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New headgear
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Sorceror dude
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Dropped a rod
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Grass Assassin
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New mobs
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New mission in Parum/Grass Assassins video
Sometimes you will see the video flicker. That's just me taking screenshots.

New field lobby shop.
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Beach
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Hmm a bit tooo close
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Beach tour video
donkeybeatz
2 New classes
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Me gambling

New follow command video
donkeybeatz
Additional game info posted. Please refer to the first post.
Thank you =)
Crushinator
Holy shit that looks excellent. Keep those impressions coming guys! buttrock.gif

Anything on challenge or PVP modes?
donkeybeatz
No word yet. We still don't have the forest area and the humar outfit yet (among other things).
Oh and here's the photon whip video by Ether:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osVuyrncTAo

Chainsawd
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Vitamin D
Holy shit man beigebigeek.gif. All the new stuff looks dope as hell haha. I'm like mad envious >_<.
donkeybeatz
Awesome stuff today...
Slicer
Sword SUV


Very special thanks to Epyon and Nisshoku for contributing.

Videos added to first post.
DarkEpyon
Yeah, that triple SUV was awesome. That thing can do some massive damage. I would've loved to see that used on a boss, especially since there's no damage cancel.
Crushinator
Is that sword SUV worth a shit damage-wise, or is it just a showy piece of crap like the fist one?
Wiryu
Man....these are fucking awesome.
AC9breaker
Its actually pretty good damage wise. Great againts multi targetable enemies who are usually resistant towards range attack.
donkeybeatz
Added Madoog vs Wand casting speed comparison video among other tidbits.
donkeybeatz
Noticed something really different with the Twin Daggers:
Twin Daggers comparison

I'll see what else I can find on the other weapons...
Crushinator
I certainly hope this doesn't lead to more spazzing out about twin daggers!
donkeybeatz
Upon further investigation, it is now known that the acro-classes get speed boosts on their respective weapons. So far, we only know of the Twin Sabers for Acrofighters & Twin Daggers for Acrotechers that gets the speed boost.
Check it

Oh yeah, this week we'll get to see the Forest area and the old school PSO outfits (and among other things).
More on that later on the week...
AC9breaker
Update time!

We where having trouble logging into world 1 so a few of us logged into world 2. Weeeeeee!

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Same music same sounds, its really fun haha!
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new threads

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I'm back baby!
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Stay tuned for more stuffz!
donkeybeatz
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Crushinator
Great googly moogly!
ZioII
sweet :D
DarkEpyon
That default Hucaseal ain't got nothin' on Zeota!

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AC9breaker
Not much info about Challenge or Battle mode. But who knows.

Update time.



Been playing with some cool JP doods as of lately . They talk engrish and make jokes. ;o

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Heavens pun SUV
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Some NOOBmar.
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Somebadass RAcast.
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Sinowline dropped, i didn't get it. :(
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Little ass girl, big ass chainsaw.
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Another Badass cast.
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Good memories.
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Cool Hallway before boss dode.
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Decorations on wall in boss room.
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TWINSIES
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Me and the same JP doodz from before and company talking about Resident Evil, Dreamcast, and Armored Core.
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Some cool looking FOnewearl Acrotecher chick that was in my PT.
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Practicing using the force.
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Somewhere in space, Voltron am cry.
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A cool shot of Darkepyons character, Zeota II
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Another one after he just got some A rank Yohmei Knuckle weps.
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Finally, I got my slicer! The male animation is pretty cool. My video is almost done so people should be able to see it then.
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Crushinator
Damn, I forgot how straight out JAWSOME the old school RAcast look was. Did they add in the old HUcast body shape too?
Henge
After how many years since the original PSO? The original costumes still own all over the face of the new designs.
donkeybeatz
http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game/docs/20070420/segat.htm
There is a video that everyone needs to check out.
It's towards the bottom of the page in a zip file.
Crushinator
Hah, that vid is cool, awesome music. And so now Ethan is the evil SSJ8 villain?

Also... FUCK YEAH TYPING OF THE DEAD 2!!!
AC9breaker
QUOTE(Crushinator @ Apr 21 2007, 02:59 AM) [snapback]26954[/snapback]

FUCK YEAH TYPING OF THE DEAD 2!!!


LOL dood I said the same shit too!
AC9breaker
Well, with the beta just about finished I made a trailer to show case what we have to look forward to in the expansion and get some hype going for this game.

stage6.divx.com high quality trailer
[High Quality Trailer]


youtube.com low quality trailer.
[Low Quality Trailer]

Hope you guys like it!

Note#2: The Youtube video may be down as it was just uploaded and the video tend to down immediately after its been published then goes back up. If so it should be back up permanently after a few hours or minutes. :/

Edit: Youtube version slightly out of sync. :/
DarkEpyon
Absolutely amazing job, AC. Keep that up, and you could make a career out of it.
AC9breaker
Hey doodz, with the beta almost done I was gonna let some other peeps play the Beta using my account. I figured before I did that, I offer my account to people here and see if they wanted to take a stab at the new expansion. This offer would only be available for Apocalypse Tribe members only. So if you guys are interested let me know and I'll drop ya a PM with all the info.
HC82
Cool video. Sucks that the US won't be getting this for a long ass time. I should be able to be leveled up to par by the time this comes out in the US.
donkeybeatz
A few more before the beta ends.
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Crushinator
All those elite weaps you're getting, are those just straight up drops, or do the boards drop and you have to cook em up like usual? If so, whats the success %s?
donkeybeatz
You have to make the rappy daggers. On a Lv1 PM, you get a 81% chance of success. I assume this will be lower since the success rate is pretty high considering the level of my PM. But who knows.

The GRM daggers I actually bought from the NPC store. It was 90K. Not too bad.

The Koltova Launcher was in a box after I defeated De Rolei in a C rank mission. The weapon itself dropped so I didn't have to synth it.
donkeybeatz
One last bump and this thread can die off.

Rattle Ya Cage!
Low-quality YouTube video
Sound is off sync =(

High Quality Stage6 video!
(the sound may stutter when the video starts. might have to rewind it once it starts so the sound will sync with the video)
Wheatpenny
Wow the Chainsawd alone sold me on the expansion... but it is good to see there are other things we get.
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