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Crushinator
We've discussed it in the skype channel, but nothing posted on the site about it.

Some pretty big news about PSO2 has been dropping, first and foremost, its coming out on PS VITA as well as PC, and Sega is "trying" to ensure that PC and Vita will be cross-compatible. Awesome! The PSV release won't be out till 2012, though.

They've also confirmed the game will be FREE to play. You can download the PC client for free (and to the Vita a well?), and we can most assuredly assume there will be premium upgrades for costumes and weapons and crap, par for the course with F2P games nowadays.

Sega also announced that there will be a version of PSO2 for iOS and Android.

QUOTE
according to Andriasang, Sega promised "social game elements," and simpler controls and character creation. Data will be shared between the phone and PC/Vita versions, but crossplay will not be possible. This version is due winter 2012, between the summer PC release and the 2013 Vita release.


I wonder if the "Shared Data" is specifically your character, or if its like a side-game with Mag Raising or some shit?

And now Most importantly, they're releasing a BETA, first they're releasing a version of the character creator on April 5th (boob sliders!) Later that month they'll hold a private beta for 100,000 invitees. I don't know how to register yet, but I'm sure Donkey can figure it out.

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/26/try-phan...eation-april-5/

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/26/phantasy...g-to-smartphon/

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/12/vita-pha...begins-in-2013/

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/09/phantasy...h-pc-crossplay/
Vitamin D
Oh SHIT. PSO, we in there. It's almost time once again... to slay the dragon!

Crushinator
YEAH, LETS DO THIS.

Funny that you posted that video today, they are actually shutting down the servers for EQOA at this very moment:

http://www.anjelsyndicate.org/2012/03/03/e...-on-march-29th/

Yeah, I'm shocked that shit was still going too! I wonder what the server population was in these last few years...
AC9breaker
I dunno I figure there would be plenty of neckbeards and dependapotomuses still playing that. The dreggs of internet society.


Anyway, I'm excited for this. It's making my investment on a serious gaming laptop a much more worthwhile venture.
DarkEpyon
I told myself I'd stay away from this last year but I signed up the other day.

The smartphone thing would be nice for doing menial shit like feeding mags or shopping.
Alisha
havent been following this closely but sounds interesting.

also hi guys its been a while beigebigrazz.gif
Crushinator
Get on skype
donkeybeatz
For those interested in signing up for the beta, check out this guide:
http://www.pso-world.com/forums/showpost.p...p;postcount=166

You're not guaranteed to get in but it wouldn't hurt to try. It's a fairly simple process as it only requires your email and other basic info. Not like before where you had to enter your name and stuff like that in Japanese.
Crushinator
Thanks for the info Donkey. It was pretty painless, I'm all signed up!
Vitamin D
Yeah that guide is great. All signed up too! guitarist.gif
donkeybeatz
Hey guys, they just released the benchmarking/character creator tool for download.
Download it here: http://pso2.jp/benchmark/download/ (blue button at the bottom of the page)
The character creator is pretty damn robust so it's definitely worth a look. Parts for casts are kind of lacking still but everything else can be fine tweaked down to the muscle definition of your character. Boob slider is still in. levelup.png
Wiryu
Hmmmm, Yes... Definitely Beast Ranger.
donkeybeatz
Here's a guide for navigating through the menus:
http://bumped.org/psublog/pso2-the-charact...lus-mini-guide/
DarkEpyon
After a couple hours messing around, I came up with this.



Only nitpicks I have are that you can't change the clothing colors as freely as robo parts, and the fact there's no option to have no hair at all. No love for us bald guys, I swear!
Crushinator
Took me a few hours to get it tweaked perfectly, but I was able to make my character:

HC82
QUOTE(Alisha @ Apr 1 2012, 10:48 AM) *
havent been following this closely but sounds interesting.

also hi guys its been a while beigebigrazz.gif



QUOTE(Crushinator @ Apr 1 2012, 11:02 AM) *
Get on skype



Hey, it's ok if you sound like a dude on Skype. I sound like a dude on Skype, too!



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Crushinator
So I got a letter saying I got into the beta, any clue on how to install it and get it going?

I know Donkey and Kaz also got in.
donkeybeatz
First go here and log in:
http://pso2.jp/cbt/

Then go here and download the downloader.exe tool:
http://pso2.jp/cbt/manual/

The pictures here are self explanatory even if its in Japanese. The client is roughly 3gb.
Vitamin D
Word son, in there too. So is my brother. Seems like it was hard not to get in haha. guitarist.gif
DarkEpyon
I'm actually very happy to see this as it means they pretty much learned their lesson from the debacle that was JP PSU in its infancy. They updated their blog with more info on the beta and their plans at launch.
Crushinator
OK, lets try and play tonight then. AT posse, MOUNT UP!

Scan_Man
Very excited. I will wait for open beta or release though.

I have a question.

Do you have to compete for loot like PSO and Diablo or are they going with the modern model of Diablo 3 and Torchlight II where "Everyone gets their own random loot drops."
Vitamin D
QUOTE(Scan_Man @ Apr 18 2012, 02:19 PM) *
Very excited. I will wait for open beta or release though.

I have a question.

Do you have to compete for loot like PSO and Diablo or are they going with the modern model of Diablo 3 and Torchlight II where "Everyone gets their own random loot drops."


Phantasy Star Zero used the latter loot system of everyone gets their own. If I remember right, Phantasy Star Online 2 uses it as well. BALLIN.
HC82
Not sure if its true but supposedly closed beta users can invite friends (got this off gfaqs):

"http://pso2.jp/cbtinvite/

These directions are second hand, so sorry if its not accurate lol.

https://ssl.pso2.jp/cbtinvite/form/
you log in here
and then you get a form that goes your name, persons email, message"
Scan_Man
Ah cool. Well if someone has a spare invite I would be interested.
donkeybeatz
This game is all about
alt+Q
AC9breaker
QUOTE(donkeybeatz @ Apr 20 2012, 05:29 AM) *
This game is all about
alt+Q


HC82
JP ONRY Translations

http://bumped.org/psublog/pso2-closed-beta...ni-guide/#goals
donkeybeatz

Here's Vitamin D, Kaz, and myself squaring off with the Vol Dragon for the first time (or 2nd time, I don't remember).

Wish I spent a bit more time with the beta but so far, it's pretty damn fun. It definitely has that PSO vibe to it with a bit of Monster Hunter mixed in.

Oh yeah, the "free field" missions are the shit. These missions are just your typical PSO run through. You go in, kill shit, proceed to the next area, then eventually teleport to the boss. What makes these missions awesome are the random encounters with big mobs. For example, we were rummaging through the volcano area, killing the standard monsters that spawn then all of a sudden, the fucking Vol Dragon comes up from the goddamn ground. Shortly after we put him down, some fucking catadoran spawn (they're wingless dragons that can extend themselves). These guys were bosses in one of the volcano missions. Then we still had to kill the Vol Dragon at the end of the mission. This happened all in one play through. In another play through we randomly encountered this big insect boss (I forget it's name...). After we kill it, another one spawns.

Interrupt events that randomly happen during a mission, with a voice that goes "EMERGENCY: CODE..." followed by:
ATTACK
DUEL - Usually a battle with a boss.
RESCUE - In my case, I was captured then put inside this dome-like thing and D had to come and rescue me lol. We had to break the dome but it took a bunch of hits to break free. Enemies were spawning also.
COLLECT - Basically collect whatever that needs to be collected.
ELIMINATION
ARREST
CHANGE OVER - I think this happens when a bunch of emergency codes overlap.
PROTECT (I think it was protect anyway) - In my case, I had to protect this downed npc airship until they repaired it.

Some things I like:
  • The hub. All the basic stuff you need are here like sell/buy/deposit/heal as well as start/restart missions. You can do all of this without ever going to the ship lobby. It's basically a Pioneer 2 that's localized in a small room.
  • You can deposit your items to your bank from anywhere. Even during missions. Though if you want to take stuff out from your bank, you'd have to go access it from a terminal.
  • Rangers. Even though I didn't devote much time into them, I had a blast using the rocket launchers. Also, 3rd person aiming works really well. It's almost like you're playing gears of war or lost planet (more so).
  • Telepipes are back but they're not placed where your character is. Rather it shows up at a predetermined spot depending what section of the map you're in.
  • You can revive more than one person with only one moon atomizer as long as they're within its AOE.
  • Cards for forces are kinda awesome. Other than doing melee damage, you can proxy techs from it. For example, throw a card towards your teammates, then cast resta from it while avoiding danger. The card lasts only for a few seconds though if you are casting techs from it but you can quickly toss out another card afterwards. The cards stop in place when you charge up a tech.
  • You can set text macros for certain events. Whenever you finish a mission for example, you can have your character shout a phrase (mine was "ballinnnnn" for testing purposes) or if someone levels up, you can say "congrats" automatically without even touching your keyboard.
  • The random area effects. In the forest area, fog and rain can occur. When it rains, thunder can come crashing down and do damage. The rain also causes the river to run rapid so you can't stand in it without being dragged with the flow. In the volcano, magma can erupt through the ground, knocking you into the air and doing damage.
  • The overall atmosphere of the game is pretty cool. The graphics aren't hyper detailed but it definitely has style. The little UI stuff, animations, and other bits of detail are impressive.
I only dabbed a little bit into the symbol chat thing but I can say its pretty robust. You can even use shortcuts that used for design programs. It was only the beta but its a huge improvement over what PSU was when that game was released.



A little quick edit: There was an update today about the new stuff including a desert planet and an ice planet. PSOW has some of the scoops here: http://www.pso-world.com/news/02447-second...riefing-summary
Kazicht
Yep, I pretty much love this game. PSO is definitely back!

alt+Q
Vitamin D
Open Beta starts June 21st. If you haven't Alt+Q'd like a true bro, you haven't lived. Here's your chance. EMERGENCY CODE: ATTACK.
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DarkEpyon
My body is ready!
Oddies da Nerfed
Man, open beta, in closed beta for Secret World, plus DayZ. Too much stuff!
Scan_Man
Enjoying the hell out of this so far. Very nostalgic! I had to wipe away a tear when a Whole New World theme started playing.
DarkEpyon
Really digging this so far. Looking forward to seeing what more they have in store for us when the game comes out for real.
donkeybeatz
The Japanese version of PSO2 officially releases on July 4th! That's Wednesday, bros.
http://bumped.org/psublog/phantasy-star-on...nches-july-4th/

alt+q
AC9breaker
Megaton announcement.


http://www.pso-world.com/news/02455-sega-o...lease-pso2-2013

Official Western Release Confirmed!


Get hype!
DarkEpyon
Taking it in the ass, take 3... thousand!


Maybe they'll keep up on content this time.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
donkeybeatz
COMPRETED
AC9breaker
http://pso2.jp/players/news/?id=165

3 New classes and 5 new weapons! :O
Double saber is pretty much confirmed by the images in the link.

DarkEpyon
People suspect that those will be the "hybrid" classes (hunter/force hunter/ranger ranger/force or whatever).
Ether
Hey all, long time no post, haha. I am curious, for those playing, what's your character name / player ID? Mine are both "Astra", so feel free to hit me up with a friend request some time, I would be totally down for playing with some AT peeps. That is, assuming you're all on ship 2.
Knightsword
We're all on 10, 2 was still down when most of us started.
DarkEpyon
I'm on 2 myself. Made my character within minutes of the servers going up for OB as a matter of fact.

Zeota / Zeota
Knightsword
US Version delayed to vaporware.

http://www.polygon.com/2013/3/25/4146658/p...a-sega-confirms
DarkEpyon
The one thing the NA/EU version has going for it is that it'll cost less to buy AC (not having to worry about exchange rates and middleman mark-up). There are already two English patches for PSO2JP - one for menus and another for the story. The only thing that can't be translated so far is item names which are kept server-side. Supposedly the folks behind the main English patch figured out how to change item names via memory edit, but that's dicey as hell.
AC9breaker
Hey where can Idownload the english patches for this game?
DarkEpyon
This would be the place.
AC9breaker
So man, I've been playing the hell out of this game man and it's seriously GG. It's got such a great vibe and a lot of fun. Sega seriously needs to port this over to the states.
DarkEpyon
Oddly enough, a Southeast Asian server was announced the other day, but not dated. They're being run by the same folks in charge of RO2 over there. Their cash shops are batshit insane though.

Meanwhile JP gets "episode 2" next month.
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