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We got one of our x-mas presents early beigebiggrin.gif and by this weekend we will be back on Ragol for some Episode 2 C-Mode action and other assorted PSO mayhem!

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donkeybeatz
BBA Get!
C-mode Get!
PSO Get!
Everybody get!

It seems like everyone is flooding back to PSO for the time being =T

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DarkEpyon
Awesome news indeed my friend. I'd be right there with you, but I do not feel it necessary to renew my US HL over just one measly stage, no matter how great it is.
HC82
I renewed my account as well. I'll be on frequently. If you need a cmode extra, just send me mail.
Dive
QUOTE (DarkEpyon @ Dec 18 2003, 07:04 PM)
Awesome news indeed my friend. I'd be right there with you, but I do not feel it necessary to renew my US HL over just one measly stage, no matter how great it is.

pssst..it's not only for the new cmode stage.

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The JadeDragon
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It seems like everyone is flooding back to PSO for the time being



I think I may be the only one who feels this way...but in my eyes...PSO was dead a long time ago. I mean come on...how many times can you play the same game/stages(Forest1 anyone?) before you realize that you are wasting your time? Now don't get me wrong...in it's hayday I loved PSO. But it's hayday ended for me a long time ago. I had PSO on the DC, the import version on the GC and for some stupid reason I thought that PSOX would be something special. Then after awhile...I thought to myself...ya know what, this is the exact same BS I was doing on the freakin DC. Lets be real here Ep 1&2 is almost the exact same game we all played with v2 on DC. I just don't see the logic in paying for a game that is many years old and hasn't changed, isn't a constant world like FFXI and gets hacked to hell on any system it's been on. Now if you are new to the world of PSO that's one thing...but to pay for a game just so you can play cmode on a stage you have ran through thousands of boring times? Seems like a waste but oh well. This is just my opinion...you guys have fun.
unitself
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That's like saying Pac-Man was pointless, and Defender... and even ZAXXON! Now, I KNOW you ain't calling Zaxxon pointless and boring.
It seems that you have forgotten the main reason why people play PSO. The people you meet online! Sure, you do that in FFXI, but from what I have heard, it's not the same. PSO is all about teamwork. It's like math....
PSO = Teamwork
Teamwork = Friendship
Therefor, Friendship = PSO!

oh yeah... good to hear you got a BBS for the GC, Dive. I hope to see you online in a couple of days. I have yet to try out that new CMode. Much less finish the previous CModes... beigebigrazz.gif
Henge
QUOTE (The JadeDragon @ Dec 19 2003, 02:20 AM)
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It seems like everyone is flooding back to PSO for the time being



I think I may be the only one who feels this way...but in my eyes...PSO was dead a long time ago. I mean come on...how many times can you play the same game/stages(Forest1 anyone?) before you realize that you are wasting your time? Now don't get me wrong...in it's hayday I loved PSO. But it's hayday ended for me a long time ago. I had PSO on the DC, the import version on the GC and for some stupid reason I thought that PSOX would be something special. Then after awhile...I thought to myself...ya know what, this is the exact same BS I was doing on the freakin DC. Lets be real here Ep 1&2 is almost the exact same game we all played with v2 on DC. I just don't see the logic in paying for a game that is many years old and hasn't changed, isn't a constant world like FFXI and gets hacked to hell on any system it's been on. Now if you are new to the world of PSO that's one thing...but to pay for a game just so you can play cmode on a stage you have ran through thousands of boring times? Seems like a waste but oh well. This is just my opinion...you guys have fun.

i just want to play with everyone again, ill be happy to see any of my AT compatriots on PSO since i cant play FFXI yet :/

sure pso isn't very exiting or new, but if you ask anyone here, my money says they will tell you the reason they played pso for the last 2-3 years was never the exilierating gameplay.. but the people man, the people!

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Sheik
QUOTE (Woe @ Dec 19 2003, 08:51 AM)
sure pso isn't very exiting or new, but if you ask anyone here, my money says they will tell you the reason they played pso for the last 2-3 years was never the exilierating gameplay.. but the people man, the people!

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I agree. If it were not for the many people that I have met and play with I would have quit the game a long time ago. More or less I spend more time in the lobby talking to friends than I do actually playing the game! Is that suprising? I log on just to see if anyone I know is online to play with.

I played though EP2 challenge (did not complete it) and I can say I like EP1 challenge much better. You really can't Genkai play a EP2 map. There is really no point to playing it all day! The enemies and waves are always the same. Sure you can TA it but everyone already knows where all the enemies are. I still prefer EP1 challenge over EP2. EP1 is more fun...in my opinion. at-emote1.gif
HC82
QUOTE (Sheik @ Dec 19 2003, 02:10 PM)
I played though EP2 challenge (did not complete it) and I can say I like EP1 challenge much better.  You really can't Genkai play a EP2 map.  There is really no point to playing it all day!  The enemies and waves are always the same.  Sure you can TA it but everyone already knows where all the enemies are.  I still prefer EP1 challenge over EP2.  EP1 is more fun...in my opinion. at-emote1.gif

I only did Cmode EP2 once, and assuming the monster spawns are fixed...

I prefer fixed monsters over the random nature of Cmode when it comes to TA(weapons aside). Personally, having to restart over and over just to get a lucky map was pointless(Genkai). With the fixed maps it allows teams to know exactly where everything is and plan accordingly for which teams should go where and stand where according to the monster spawns. If anything, the fixed monster spawns allow for teams to truly see who is more skilled at Cmode, because each player is faced with the same events. I was never impressed with genkai, because it relies primarily on getting a good map and if things turn out bad...RESTART.

The two major problem with the fixed map is that some classes have HUGE advantages in terms of time, over the other hunters. Robot traps give robots an advantage over the large spawn rates(6 enemy spawn room...*BOOM* all confused). Fleshy hunters and rangers don't get Ra or GI stuff intill later on(nor do they have the MST to use them either). Having resta isn't an issue because the map isn't difficult enough for it to be needed. Second, is the element of surprise being gone. When doing TA, fixed monsters are a true measure of skill among players, because every player is faced with the same events. So, who ever has a better time, has the better time because they just did something better and faster, not because they got less spawns. Although, the random monsters are what IMO makes cmode replayable over and over. Different challenges everytime, along with the stringent requirements for survival. You don't know if you'll get 2 belras or 2 Bringers, either case the team must react differently. It really depends on why you play cmode to determine how the fixed maps measure up to the random spawn maps. In a competitive time aspect, fixed maps allow for better time to time competition against other players, and the intrinsic need to better ones time. For a good ol' surivial romp, random spawns is the way to go.
The JadeDragon
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I KNOW you ain't calling Zaxxon pointless and boring.


lol Unitself...I don't even know what Zaxxon is. Sounds like a character on some Star Trek episode...

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sure pso isn't very exiting or new, but if you ask anyone here, my money says they will tell you the reason they played pso for the last 2-3 years was never the exilierating gameplay.. but the people man, the people!


In this statement we have found the solution. I am not a people person lol. I played the game to have fun, find some rares and try to make it to lvl 200, and ehh and if I happened to meet someone cool, than that was a plus. I think random people suck lol. Well I see your point about people, and it's a good one...so I hope you all enjoy yourselves... buttrock.gif

DarkEpyon
Zaxxon is an old arcade shooting game from sometime in the 70s-80s.
AC9breaker
Hahaha! My evil plan is working.
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*Goes over list*

Lets see.

Ah-king check.
Crushinator check.
Angel Check.
HC82 check.
Scan_Man check.
Vitamen D check.
Claymore check.
Dive check.

Hmm DE & Rinn Target get!!! pirate.gif
Knightsword
Welcome back and hope to see ya some time soon.
Azrael
I still have my hl, but I haven't been on since before Thanksgiving. I don't know if it was due to a certain person I met or because FFX2 just stole me away from it because I don't really have the urge to get back on at the moment. My new pc will get built in 5 days and I have some organizing to do but I may get on a few more times throughout next week to say goodbye and make a decision on whether I'll keep the HL. I secretly picked up FF11 for the pc earlier but my bro does not know about it. I (or we if he plays) will be joining you guys on Bismarck. I like PSO and I will never forget the people I've met there, but after a year of playing and getting corrupted and having all of your friends get bored and leave because they got to lvl 200(and seeing people cheat and get there in 5 days), can kind of kill the magic for some people. I dunno if I'm gone from PSO for good, so in the words of Baralai from FFX2, "so it's farewell, but not goodbye." (*Don't be alarmed if I start randomly quoting people all of a sudden*).
DarkEpyon
Hey, I know what will solve the problem of these urges to go to SoA's site and do "the deed"... snap that PSO disc in two.... if I can find it, that is.
Sheik
Claymore...eh Woe, does this mean we can meetup again for some PSO soon? I sure miss those Gryphon/seabed runs that we used to do every night with Crush and Lish. I used to play every night when I got home from work. Now, more or less, I just sit (half bored) in Alcyone 06 hoping for some game to come up for me to join.

Anyone else planning on starting a new character here? I am waiting on my new GCN so I can create my PSO+ characters. Remind me to never order from Buy Rite again bash.gif I feel so stupid~ at-emote1.gif
DarkEpyon
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Remind me to never order from Buy Rite again  I feel so stupid~  


I learned that the hard way 2 years ago. You should see the BBB report on those guys. I don't call them "Buy-Rong" for nothing.
Sheik
QUOTE (HC82 @ Dec 19 2003, 02:14 PM)
I prefer fixed monsters over the random nature of Cmode when it comes to TA(weapons aside). Personally, having to restart over and over just to get a lucky map was pointless(Genkai). With the fixed maps it allows teams to know exactly where everything is and plan accordingly for which teams should go where and stand where according to the monster spawns. If anything, the fixed monster spawns allow for teams to truly see who is more skilled at Cmode, because each player is faced with the same events. I was never impressed with genkai, because it relies primarily on getting a good map and if things turn out bad...RESTART.

I would have to agree. Although the fixed enemies puts everyone on the same playing field with no advantages of number of enemies or number or waves. This is truly fair and will rate how the "team" plays and not how the "map" plays.

It also, I agree, limits the replayability of stages. This is why I still enjoy playing EP1 challenge. You never know what is coming next...whether you will get one bringer in or 3 belras in...especially when you go solo into a room like in C8 where the 3:1 split happens. I love going solo and having the challenge to eliminate an entire room by myself but the feeling that there will be many waves and not knowing what comes next makes it much more fun!

I remember when people would scream when they went solo and got a junk load of spawns or nasty enemies...thank goodness for traps! I could never survive as much solo if I did not have those handy confuse and freeze traps at my side.

For challenge, it is the excitement of playing, randomness of maps, and multiple playing of maps to get the best time that keeps me going. That is why I have not tired from EP1 challenge and why I only played EP2 challenge once. I know what is coming next.

A friend got a time of 48- I believe on EP2C1. I am not sure of what the best times are but the maps are already starting to be Time Attacked. I see TA rooms now appearing for EP2 challange. I won't join one until I get better at playing EP2C1 in a normal room, but will be fun playing with experianced players later on for a good time.

I am not sure who else here is planning on going back to play PSO. I have the feeling that only a few (Dive, IVI, Dyne, Crush) are still into the game. That was fun the last time we did play though...although we died on the boss...lol. I have not played EP2C1 since.

Anyways, hope to see more of you on PSO. Oh, for those of you who don't know, I have a new HL number so I can play EP3. I will need to get cards to those of you who don't have it. I may shift over to that HL after I get my new GCN (my old one is about dead) and I will be using that HL mostly for level up and challenge playing.

Now, I am using a AR to get the game to load (it is a pain in the rear) and I will loose all the data on my memory cards since they were created on a US formatted memory card so I am not starting anything yet really big on PSO+. Heck, I have not played PSO+ except to make the HL number for EP3.

Anyways, hope to see some of you guys back online for PSO one night! You have my card...look me up. I am on almost every night either in Alcyone 06, Mintaka 03, or Antaries 08 (but not much, that ship is LAME!). at-emote1.gif
Sheik
QUOTE (DarkEpyon @ Dec 20 2003, 01:45 PM)
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Remind me to never order from Buy Rite again  I feel so stupid~  


I learned that the hard way 2 years ago. You should see the BBB report on those guys. I don't call them "Buy-Rong" for nothing.

Hey, it said it was in stock! 3 1/2 weeks later...I am calling...oh it will ship and you will get it next week...our shipping department will send you a tracking number when it is shipped.

Four4 weeks after ordering...Oh, we just got our imports in and it was shipped two days ago (I called today) but I don't have a tracking number for you...I will send a request to our shipping department. BBBBSSSSS!!!! at-emote1.gif
Azrael
I don't have a brand new character, but I have a lower lvl FOmarl I could play for a while.
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