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[Phantasy Star Online 2] *spit-take* Coming to NA in 2020?! For real? Oh snap!

AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur.Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
edited June 10 in MMO Extravaganza


Welcome space-robot/loli/androgynus teenager to the wonderful world of Phantasy Star Online 2. Well technically, 'universe' is more apt or really inter-dimensional, timey-wimey existence.

So let us address the elephant in the room first. No there still is no NA release yet, it is still "in the works". Yes, you can in fact play on Japanese servers with no issue. And yes, I will tell you how to do that (point of fact, it is pretty easy). So if you are already a seasoned Phantasy Star player and just want to jump right in than head to the bottom of the OP. For the rest of you who want to know more, pull up a seat (figuratively of course, as I assume you are already literally sitting down).


What is PSO2? And P.S. you misspelled 'fantasy'.

Okay, first off don't be an ass, it is a proper noun.

Secondly. Phantasy Star Online 2 is (surprise, surprise) the sequel to Phantasy Star Online which made it's first debut in the way, way long ago on a little known and misunderstood console called the Dreamcast.

PSO2 is a hack n' slashy/shooty (none of this hotbar combat bid'niss here) MMO-lite game in which you take on the role of a newly minted Ark (an intrepid space hero) who explores dangerous alien locales for loot/glory/sometimes genocide.

I call the game "MMO-Lite" as it has a solid blend of singleplayer/multiplayer elements.

The game has a story, complete with cut-scenes, story events, boss fights, and other JRPG staples. However, it is also online much like the original Guild Wars. You take on missions either solo or with 3 other buddies you can conquer the world.

The player hub area is an Ark Ship (each server is 1 Ark Ship and all the ships make up the Ark Fleet, which I thought was a nice touch). Ark Ships are massive flying nations that were sent out in to the unknown to find new life and brutally murder the shit out of it (at least that is my impression). Though if you want the official story, then fine, here you go.
Embark on an endless journey through the galaxy...!

Home to three (Axen's note: actually four now) species - Humans, the Newman, and the CAST - the fleet known as "Oracle" continues its journey across the vast expanse of interstellar space between inhabitable worlds. When it first became possible for this fleet to travel beyond the reaches of our galaxy, a new history was born.

In the year 283 of the New Light, "Oracle" traversed numerous galaxies and discovered countless worlds.

In the far reaches of outer space, grounds known as "Arks" were set up to explore and research newly discovered planets. Their purpose was to move from one planet to another, helping to build and advance the infrastructures of civilization.

Seeking new adventure and new opportunity, different Arks work together in order to explore the depths of space and discover what my be waiting.

Now, as new Arks set off to explore unknown regions of space, a new journey begins...


Okay I get the premise, but how does it play?

Well, that is easy, it is straight up action. The five D's of Dodgeball are in full effect here; dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge.

You can lock on to a target to help (and it does) facilitate combat, but just because you are locked on does not mean you will automatically hit (at least with range weapons). Enemies can (and will) dodge your attacks. Luckily you can do the same to them. You also have to keep in mind terrain as well. If you shoot a fireball at a space-gorilla and he is behind a tree you will blow up that tree (literally, it is awesome) instead of hitting the space-gorilla.

As I mentioned before, this isn't standard MMO hotbar combat. It is absolutely action oriented.

You can have three weapons active at any one time (at least). Though you are free to switch out what those weapons are whenever you want.

You can learn a ton of different attacks and level up those attacks, but you have to pick and choose the ones you want to actually use in combat (they're pretty much all awesome and you can change what abilities you are using whenever you want).

So as an example, my guy is a Force (basically magic type). I have a staff, gunblade, and a thingy (techno-magic book dealie). My current skill loadout is standard attack (mouse 1), a fireball (mouse 2), a freezing ice attack (shift-mouse 1), and a defensive spell (shift-mouse 2).

Enemies (normally) telegraph their attacks. Sometimes you only have a split second, other times you could go make a sandwich and still have time to react.

All in all I really enjoy the combat.
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Two other neat things to mention.

One, you can befriend NPCs and eventually gain their contact info so you can invite them to join you on quests if you're the loner type.

Two, you ever play Dragon's Dogma? You know the Pawn system? Basically in PSO2 you can turn your dude in to a recruitable NPC that other players hire to bring along on missions. Not sure what, if any, bonus you gain from it.


So what are my race/class options?

For this I'll just straight up copy the info from here (I'll talk more about that link in a moment as it is important).

RACES:

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Humans are balanced towards physical strength and photon (Axen's note: read 'magic'), they can adapt to every class.


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Newmans are skilled in handling the photon. To compensate for their physical weakness, their photon sensitivity is high, unrivaled by the other races.


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Casts are the machine race, but since their bodies are artificial, their handling of the photon is weak, to compensate for this, they have an exquisitely firm body.


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Dumans (Axen's note: sometimes 'Dewman') have strong offensive skills but low defensive attributes, and thus need to rely on evasion in combat.


The actual stat differences between races isn't all that big and you can get away with playing whatever class with whatever race without issue.

CLASSES:

Hunter

One of the three primary classes which excels in close-ranged combat.
Their stat growth focuses on S-ATK, S-DEF and HP for increased survivability even when fighting enemies alone.
Weapons can also be temporarily enhanced through the use of gears, which depending on the weapon could affect charging speed, range, or power.
Skill enhancements for Guard and Step are highly recommended since they allow you to quickly dodge or block incoming attacks without taking any damage.

Ranger

One of the three primary classes which excels in mid-ranged combat.
Their stat growth focuses on R-ATK and R-DEF which is mainly used for ranged combat.
Rangers specialize in attacking weak points with skills that allow you to weaken certain spots on enemies or further increase damage to those vulnerabilities.
In addition, Rangers also inflict bonus damage when performing head shots since the head automatically becomes a weak point for them.

Force

One of the three primary classes which excels in long-ranged combat through the use of technics.
Their stat growth focuses on T-ATK and T-DEF which is mainly used for technics, but pretty low on HP.
Force can specialize in either fire, ice or lightning attribute, each having their own pros and cons.
Since they can use technics to heal themselves, they can survive without the use of healing items.

Braver

Added as a 4th primary class since Episode 2, they excel in both short-ranged and long-ranged combat.
Their stat growth focuses on S-ATK, R-ATK and DEX, which gives them great advantage when attacking at the cost of having lower defenses.
The katana can also be temporarily enhanced through the use of gears, which further increases the damage output of the weapon during counter attacks.
Weak Stance works great on bosses and other large enemies due to their exploitable weak points being lockable and easy to target.

Fighter

Secondary class that branched off from Hunter, which also excel in close-ranged combat.
Similar to Hunter, their stat growth focuses on S-ATK, S-DEF and HP for increased survivability even when fighting enemies alone.
Their weapons can also be temporarily enhanced through the use of gears, which depending on the weapon could evade incoming attacks or damage nearby foes.
Skill enhancements for Brave and Wise Stances are highly recommended since they allow you great advantages depending on your position.

Gunner

Secondary class that branched off from Ranger, which excels in mid-ranged to close-ranged combat.
Their stat growth focuses on R-ATK and R-DEF which is mainly used for ranged combat.
Although Gunners can also equip rifles, they can't use it properly as a Ranger does since they don't have all the weak point enhancements.
Instead, they focus more on chain combos with the twin machineguns which makes the finishing move a lot deadly.

Techter

Secondary class that branched off from Force, which excels in close-ranged to long-ranged combat.
Unlike Force, their stat growth focuses on S-ATK and S-DEF which is mainly used for close-ranged combat.
Techters can specialize in either wind, light or dark attribute, each having their own pros and cons.
They also have a few support skills that can be useful for the whole party, which enables them to fight at the front line or at the back.


Also, you can freely change between the classes and each class keeps track of its own level.

Each class can use several different weapons (and let me tell you, there are a lot to pick from). From bows, swords, great swords, twin blades, gunblades, dual pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, magic thingies, space-whips, staves, and wands (to name a few).

Out in the wild and from merchants you can get "discs" that teach you new abilities for a particular weapon. I haven't delved to deep in to it with PSO2 yet as all I find are sword/gun techniques and I use staves. :(


Alright, so how does it all go down?

Well once you have created a character and completed the tutorial/prologue you'll be dumped off in to your CampShip. This is your own little drop ship complete with storage, market, recruitment station, teleport pad to the Ark Ship, and quest board.

There are a lot of different things to do, but I'll run you through an average job.

From the quest board (or NPC) you will get a job. In the beginning these are basic "Find and kill X", but as you progress they become somewhat more complicated. It honestly reminds me a bit of Monster Hunter.

So say you take the job to exterminate space-wolves. You'll head to the planet and then your mission starts.

The are you are in is basically a zone and somewhere in it is your target. Of course there are other mobs that will get in your way.

But that ain't all. There are random events and random cut-scenes you may or may not run in to.

You can repeat a mission and have different things happen each time.

As you move through the zone you can explore a bit and find treasure, special mobs, events, what-have-you.

When you find your target the game will let you know and a very nice lady will give you the details. You fight and kill your target and the mission is complete. You can then teleport back to your CampShip and get your mission debrief.

Then you do it again. :D

As I mentioned though, there are a lot of other things to do.

Apart from the standard mission board quests you also have story missions, client mission (where an NPC requests a specific thing which may or may not be tied to certain monsters), the Matter Board (which I can only describe as one half achievements with rewards and another half extra missions), and the occasional fleet assault wherein the Ark Fleet is attacked by a monstrous entity and it is all hands on deck to fight it off. Which, btw, is awesome, as the combined efforts of all the players online count towards defeating it and it looks a little something like this:
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Well that all sounds neat, so bottom line, how much does this cost?

Absolutely nothing. The game is free to play. It does have a cash shop, but from what I can tell it's basically just fluff. Potions to increase XP, crafting results, costumes, and the like. From what I've been told there really isn't anything in there you need in order to fully enjoy the game.


Okay I'm interested, but wouldn't this game be all Moonspeak?

The PSO fanbase is, if nothing else, dedicated. As such the fans have created several translation patches for the story itself (which is surprisingly well done), items, monster names, quests, and so forth. Some things are still in Moonspeak, but for the most part these are just fulff like item descriptions and quest story text.


Well, how do I go about getting this then?

Okay, first off follow the instructions in this guide in order to register and download the game.

One of the instructions calls for you to 'link' your SegaID with the game, but I never did that and it worked fine. All in all the process is no different then registering for any other game, and Hell if you have Google Chrome auto-translate for you then it is even easier. The hardest part is the Hiragana Captcha you have to decipher. It can be done and that guide has links to help.

Now after you have downloaded the game and created a SegaID you will want to download the PSO2 Tweaker. This is a fan-made launcher that will (among other things) download the latest translation patches and keep those patches up-to-date. It makes the entire process painless.

tl/dr

Step 1: Follow the instructions in this guide (don't worry about "linking" your SegaID to the game).
Step 2: Go here and download the PSO2 Tweaker/English Launcher.
Step 3: While still at Arks-Layer.com it is recommended you download the Story Patch as well (it is 2.5 gigs). The PSO2 Tweaker will install it for you after you have downloaded it and it will continue to keep it up-to-date.
Step 4: Launch the game (the normal way the first time, then through the PSO2 Tweaker afterwards just to be safe) and log in.

PROTIP: If you used a capital letter in your SegaID username it doesn't matter. The login screen does not seem to recognize capital letters. So save yourself hours of grief and remember to type your user name in lower case when you log in to the game. Seriously, as an example say when I create my SegaID I typed Axen is my user name. When I go to log in to PSO2 and type 'Axen' it will not recognize it. So I'd have to type 'axen' instead. It could be that I am crazy and simply screwed up, but just a friendly piece of advice in case you run in to trouble.


Fantastic Links!

This blog has numerous guides and links to helpful things. Some of it is up-to-date and some is not. Still, super handy to have bookmarked.
PSO2.Cirnopedia is the preeminent wiki for PSO2 info and data. Pretty much anything you need to know is here and it is constantly updating.
PSO2 Symbol Art Editor. You can have your own personal "graffiti" tag (for lack of a better word). You can have one for your store, your character, your team, or whatever. This editor allows you to import/export Symbol Art from outside the game making it super-fucking-easy to have bang'n art.


Check these videos out to see it all in motion.

Showing off a 1v1 boss fight. Check out them moves!


This is a multi-party boss fight, not unlike a raid.


This one is a great video for so many reasons. Chiefly showing off how smooth it is and the English patch.


Heh, or this one where the party went on a normal mission only to have a random event happen in which the party got abducted and had to fight evil versions of their own characters.

What server, bro?

Most Westerners play on Ship 2 'Ur'.

Oh yeah and sometimes things like this happen:


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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    You got my hopes up. Please don't do that. :P

    Polaritie on
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    PSN: AbEntropy
    Entaru
  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Polaritie wrote: »
    You got my hopes up. Please don't do that. :P

    Hah, I was afraid of that.

    Honestly with all the work the fans have done Sega may as well write them a fucking check and just make it the official US release.

    Apart from some Engrish and some Moonspeak there is literally no reason to not be playing this right now (and Hell, I personally love the Engrish). Latency is not an issue, everything of import is translated, it already has the 4 races and myriad of classes available (US release will only have 3 races and 3 classes at the start and I fear the rest will be behind a paywall).

  • EntaruEntaru Goddess with a blade Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    The last time I tired this they broke the translation patch with the inclusion of an anti-cheat and I couldn't make out anything that was going on.

    I quit shortly thereafter thinking the US release would come soon enough. . .

    Entaru on
    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
    XBL:Phenyhelm - 3DS:Phenyhelm
  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Well I can say that the translation patches work again. Or at the very least launching the game from PSO2 Tweaker makes them work. There are 3 (maybe 4) translation patches that need to be downloaded. The PSO2 Tweaker will automatically do all but the Story translation since that one is a whopping 2.5 gigs. Though once you have it downloaded (the Tweaker even provides a link to it) the Tweaker will then install it for you.

    Glad you mentioned the anti-cheat system as it reminded me of something important.

    Their anti-cheat system is kind of insane (okay, probably just plain insane). While the game is running it literally blocks your ability to load webpages. Why they do this I haven't the foggiest, however once again the PSO2 Tweaker comes in to play and has an option to launch Chrome so that you can still surf the web.

    IMHO I've no need of a NA release. It serves no purpose to me. About the only thing I'd get out of it that I don't have now is flavor text on item descriptions and quest board missions. Hell, while the PSO fanbase is dedicated it is also niche so I can't imagine the NA version would even have its own separate servers.

  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Pfft. Lots of people dont want separate servers anyways, because historically that has always resulted in getting the short end of the stick.

    If the translation patch has improved that much, I may have to give this another go - it has three major pluses for me:
    1) Nostalgia. Offline Ep I + II was something I played with my brother for hours on end.
    2) The combat system is fun as hell
    3) One of the best character creators out there, period... though outfits are sadly a big step back from PSU games

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  • EntaruEntaru Goddess with a blade Registered User regular
    I will give this another go. PSO on the DC and GC was some good times.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
    XBL:Phenyhelm - 3DS:Phenyhelm
    Nocren
  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    I play this off and on with the translation tweaker.

    Some general thoughts:

    -The Hiragana captcha is not that hard. I believe in you.

    -If you are afraid of the language barrier, the translation really does make the game pretty painless. It doesn't translate absolutely everything but it does enough.

    -The tweaker is a pretty easy to use piece of software. It will patch the game client for you and keep all your ducks in a row, is very diligent about checking for updates and automatically downloading things for you when you run it, or telling you where to get them.

    Axen
  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    I will try this when I get home, I think.

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    I personally find the game really fun and there is a ton of things in place to keep you wanting to come back. Note I said "wanting" not "needing". A subtle distinction many MMOs fail to grasp.

    It is the most MMO-y not MMO I've played and I mean that in a good way.

    Axen on
  • BadwrongBadwrong TokyoRegistered User regular
    Ok I got past the captcha and I think its installing.
    Has 3 bars and says Checking as well as Downloading.

    Will give it a bit and ask if I run into anything I cant figure out.

    Steam: Badwrong || Xbox: Duncan Dohnuts || PSN: Buc_wild

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Sionnach Rua
  • KyanilisKyanilis Registered User regular
    I literally spent a thousand hours on the GC PSO. Like, seriously.

    So basically, count me in.

  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    I am installing, after navigating that captcha that had symbols that are different when typed I guess?

    Have 3 bars slowly filling with blue.

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Yeah the download speed for me was decidedly slower than I was use to. The bars will sit for a long while and then suddenly shoot up, then sit, and repeat.

    Retaba
  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Alright, I think I have all the english fun times set up, so once I get back from other stuff tonight... Killing times!

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  • StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    I'm curious to see what Mr. Badwrong says about this (mis)adventure....

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    I'll be on now. Ship 2 'Ur'. Dude's name is Axen Moon.

  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    I'm creating a character, is the menu supposed to be in english with the patch up above?

    I had a lot of uhh weird things and I was pressing buttons and typing in stuff and finally ended up at character creation, but I'm not really sure what I did.


    I didn't pay attention and didn't download the actual English patch. fixed.

    Oh I see, it was the friend invitation system, Axen, would you like to do that so we can get the "gifts" (or anyone really) I'll need your player ID though.

    Retaba on
  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    Axen should be my player ID, at least according to my ID card.

    Edit- Couple of things to note:

    There are three types of currency; Mesta, AC, and FUN. Mesta is basically just gold, AC is the real money funbux, and FUN is a neat little currency you get for doing fun things and being a fun person. FUN can be spent of novelty stuff, costumes, and so on nothing related to gameplay (that I can tell).

    Block/Dodge (not everyone gets block I think) are super important. Not getting hit is the best armor and it pretty much falls on to you to ensure you don't get hit. This means that you can take on enemies a bit more stronger then yourself and still have a fighting chance.

    There are three (maybe four?) types of "quests". Your standard Quest Board mission, Client Orders, and Emergency (and Daily, but not sure if they are effectively Client Orders). You can only have one Quest/Emergency and one Client Order at a time. Quest Board missions are standard fare though vary in objectives (kill this, capture that, find this) and are repeatable. It is important to remember that your mission becomes Complete the moment you, well, complete the objective. This means that the zone will no longer spawn enemies. Client Orders are not unlike Quests, often they have much the same goal, however you get these from actual NPCs (and do enough of them for the NPC and you will be able to recruit them for missions). Client Orders will not end your current mission like completing Quests do. Client Orders seem to reward you much better, but are not repeatable. Emergency missions pop up randomly. There will be an emergency server wide broadcast describing what is going down and calling for all Arks members to return to the fleet. The quest giver NPC will have the mission details. These missions require teamwork and sometimes the entire progress of all the players on your server count towards its completion.

    Eventually you will be told about Free Zones and be directed to take the Client Order that unlocks one. Free Zones are basically all the zones of a planet unlocked and going on a Free Zone exploration mission allows you to, well, explore the world. Random, sometimes weird, things may happen while you are free roaming. The game will throw spur of the moment quests at you (that don't end your mission when completed). There is an objective in Free Zone, get to the final area. When you do. . . well, prepare for a fight.

    edit 2- Oh, when you complete a standard Quest Board mission objective there is no need to "turn in" the quest. The second you return to your CampShip you will get your mission debrief and reward. Client Orders however DO need to be returned.

    Axen on
  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    It said no such player

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Retaba wrote: »
    It said no such player

    :(

    Maybe try just axen (all lower case).

    Either way, oh well no biggie.

  • RetabaRetaba A Cultist Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    Oh I see, go back to the server menu and go in one, right before character select, there is a friend invitation with a number that you give.

    Retaba on
  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    12542198

    Well how bout that.

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    Grinders!

    You will find these or receive them as rewards occasionally. They are important!

    You use Grinders to upgrade your weapons or armor (called Units) at the item assembly NPC person.

    Upgrading a weapon/unit will use up 1 Grinder and cost a couple hundred Mesta.

    Be warned! The more you upgrade the weapon/unit the higher the chance that the process will fail which will send the weapon/unit's level back one (+5 to +4).

    Luckily the menu will tell you if it is Certain, Safe, Warned, or will straight fail. Certain and Safe are 100% success rate (as I understand it), but the rest come with a certain %chance of failure.


    Also at this NPC you can combine to like items in to one, thus combining certain buffs or attack types.

    Oh, right, by the way some weapons come with an elemental enchantment.

    You may notice that you always find the same named weapons (Pole, Talis for instance), but take a closer look at them! They are not all created equal. They'll have the same base stats, but some might have 1, 2, 3, or more buffs and they may come with different elemental enchants (of varying strengths).

    edit-

    And yes, what Retaba mentioned about the friend system is true.

    When you are at the menu after the start menu there should be an option called "Friend System". It will have your ID number there. Apparently we need that to make friends.

    I've also created a Team (guild) for us called Arcadian Exiles. It should prove an easier way to keep track of each other. I cannot remember where the NPC is you have to talk to to join a Team, but you do have to send in an application.

    Axen on
  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    Axen wrote: »
    ... and FUN is a neat little currency you get for doing fun things and being a fun person. FUN can be spent of novelty stuff, costumes, and so on nothing related to gameplay (that I can tell).

    I actually think there are xp/droprate boosts that can be bought from the FUN vendor with points, and these/other useful items are possible drops from the FUN scratch-offs. So, not totally cosmetic.

    Axen
  • Sionnach RuaSionnach Rua FFXIV: Sionnach RuaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2014
    Been messing around on this game with bwrong and delph a bit. This has been a blast love the combat, still trying to find good spots for my block and dodge keys though. ATM shift is block and middle mouse click is dodge, doesn't help that I use capslock as my ptt (no judging! >.<)

    Oh yea is the team bit hidden behind a level req? Or do I just need to find this mysterious NPC?

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    I just make random noises... mreh
  • ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    I highly recommend playing with a controller. It does make aiming guns and using the hotbar a bit clunkier but for melee combat it's pretty great.

  • EntaruEntaru Goddess with a blade Registered User regular
    Techter and Braver sound interesting. Opinions?

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
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  • BadwrongBadwrong TokyoRegistered User regular
    I'm seeing why this is basically sci-fi monster hunter that came before monster hunter. It has a lot more RPG elements than MH, but enough of the basic concepts to have the same satisfying and rewarding gameplay.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited January 2014
    In the Ark Ship there are kiosks with a floating purple '?' above them. These have the option to search for Teams that are recruiting. Arcadian Exiles should be on page 2 of that search.

    edit- Also at that same kiosk you can search the AH and register as a 'Friend Partner'.

    You'll want to register as a Friend Partner as it basically makes a recruitable NPC version of your dude that other players can bring along on adventures. You receive FUN anytime that happens.

    Axen on
  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Axen wrote: »
    In the Ark Ship there are kiosks with a floating purple '?' above them. These have the option to search for Teams that are recruiting. Arcadian Exiles should be on page 2 of that search.

    edit- Also at that same kiosk you can search the AH and register as a 'Friend Partner'.

    You'll want to register as a Friend Partner as it basically makes a recruitable NPC version of your dude that other players can bring along on adventures. You receive FUN anytime that happens.
    Axen wrote: »
    In the Ark Ship there are kiosks with a floating purple '?' above them. These have the option to search for Teams that are recruiting. Arcadian Exiles should be on page 2 of that search.

    edit- Also at that same kiosk you can search the AH and register as a 'Friend Partner'.

    You'll want to register as a Friend Partner as it basically makes a recruitable NPC version of your dude that other players can bring along on adventures. You receive FUN anytime that happens.

    You also get FUN when you bring someone along, too.


    I got hard mode and subclasses unlocked, which put me at 21 Br/7 Fo atm. Resta ftw!

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    3DS: 0473-8507-2652
    Switch: SW-5185-4991-5118
    PSN: AbEntropy
  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Oh man, the weapons in this game can really change how you play.

    Polaritie
  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Axen wrote: »
    Oh man, the weapons in this game can really change how you play.

    Yeah, they can.

    Oh, a couple must-have skills for some classes:
    Ranger - Get weak bullet. The damage increase to the hitbox you put it on is obscene. Probably the single best skill in the game for downing bosses (assuming the whole party can hit the spot you mark).
    Force - PP Charge Restore. Having PP recharge while charging techs is a godsend. A shame it's a ways into fire, but...

    And one little gem - Force cards let you fire techs from a remote location. Razonde shoots a downward cone of lightning. Firing from a card high in the air results in a MASSIVE AoE.

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    Switch: SW-5185-4991-5118
    PSN: AbEntropy
  • EntaruEntaru Goddess with a blade Registered User regular
    Downloading the game is taking a while. Eventually I'll get there.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
    XBL:Phenyhelm - 3DS:Phenyhelm
  • CorehealerCorehealer The Apothecary The softer edge of the universe.Registered User regular
    Entaru wrote: »
    Downloading the game is taking a while. Eventually I'll get there.

    Get in TS3 with me and Axen sometime!

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  • KyanilisKyanilis Registered User regular
    Axen wrote: »
    In the Ark Ship there are kiosks with a floating purple '?' above them. These have the option to search for Teams that are recruiting. Arcadian Exiles should be on page 2 of that search.

    edit- Also at that same kiosk you can search the AH and register as a 'Friend Partner'.

    You'll want to register as a Friend Partner as it basically makes a recruitable NPC version of your dude that other players can bring along on adventures. You receive FUN anytime that happens.

    I don't see it there? Like I can search for the team normally and find it but it's not marked as looking for members. If I do that though my only option is to send you a PM?

  • Sionnach RuaSionnach Rua FFXIV: Sionnach RuaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2014
    oh whats the TS3 info? I was doing the ghost vent with delph and bwrong

    whats yer name in the game core?

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    I just make random noises... mreh
  • SkeithSkeith Registered User regular
    I stopped playing this a while back, but I've been hankering for something else to do. Time to patch everything again...

    mts wrote: »
    heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
    1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
    2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.
  • CorehealerCorehealer The Apothecary The softer edge of the universe.Registered User regular
    oh whats the TS3 info? I was doing the ghost vent with delph and bwrong

    whats yer name in the game core?

    I do not presently play Phantasy Star Online 2. That might change if Axen's salesmanship persists. I play a lot of MMOs at a time so what's one more to the shuffle eh?

    The TS3 info can be found in the PA Vent server thread OP stickied at the top of Games and Technology. It's the public PA server. All the people who congregated together on the PA GW2 TS3 server after getting burnt out on GW2 eventually switched to the public server, so now it's pretty hopping most nights.

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  • Sionnach RuaSionnach Rua FFXIV: Sionnach RuaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2014
    mm, can't wait to hit up wildstar with ya! And this one possibly ahaha. Geeet patched skaroo! (hmm I will figure out how to spell my random noise for you eventually, until then later kangaroo!)

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    I just make random noises... mreh
  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Kyanilis wrote: »
    Axen wrote: »
    In the Ark Ship there are kiosks with a floating purple '?' above them. These have the option to search for Teams that are recruiting. Arcadian Exiles should be on page 2 of that search.

    edit- Also at that same kiosk you can search the AH and register as a 'Friend Partner'.

    You'll want to register as a Friend Partner as it basically makes a recruitable NPC version of your dude that other players can bring along on adventures. You receive FUN anytime that happens.

    I don't see it there? Like I can search for the team normally and find it but it's not marked as looking for members. If I do that though my only option is to send you a PM?

    Oh sorry about that. I changed it from open recruitment as there are now several of us how can straight up recruit. Figured one of us would've been online. :P

    It is changed now so it should pop up on the list. Second page.

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