This is the relatively official thread for the newly localized Shin Megami Tensei MMO: Imagine.
They've recently added a ton of new updates. Mostly the incorporation of PVP and more Item Mall stuff to waste money on customizing your character's outfit. If you look around Babel enough, you'll get the impression Aeria must be making a killing on this.
As for PVP tutorial, I'm going to mostly shamelessly steal stuff from Aeria's FAQ:
H Scroll beware!
This crazy lady is the new NPC for PVP stuff. Talk to her and you can sign up to do some killing.
Well, you first have to meet her in Nakano. That's not a bad thing. Nakano is fun.
Once that's all done, there's two kinds of PVP.Fate
5 VS 5 max, 3 VS 3 minimum. Straight up PVP Deathmatch. Kill the other team. Most kills at the end of the time limit wins.Valhalla
15 VS 15 max, 5 VS 5 minimum. Capture the point gameplay.
The team with the most capture points at the end of the time limit wins. Of course, you can do killing in between, but what counts is capture.Is it balanced?
Ha ha ha ha ha. Not even close. Gunners and Casters with status magic will slaughter you and tap dance on your corpse. But hey, you can try to prove them wrong. That gun won't do a Devil Buster any good when he's being bind countered and wailed on by a Melee horde.
So go forth and conquer, or something.
You can sign up and download the game here:http://megaten.aeriagames.com/Er, Shin Megami Tensei?
An RPG series focused around siding and/or warring with assorted religious factions via demonic warfare.
It's fun stuff.
The MMO seems to basically have more of that, and lets each player take a demon companion along for the ride.But is there a plot?
And it's free?
In the year 199X, Mankind faced the Apocalypse. A summoning ritual gone horribly awry resulted in demons appearing all over the world. In the resulting chaos, military conflict rose between America and Japan as General Gotou attempted to launch a coup-dâ€™etat against the Japanese government utilizing an army of devils.
In the end it was a young hero, utilizing the power of a program allowing him to summon devils of his own, who saved the world, bringing forth a balance between the forces of Law and Chaos, rejecting The Thousand Year Kingdom of God and Lucifer, where people would be free to choose their own path.
This story, this adventure, takes place after the Heroâ€™s journey.
In the year 202X, the city of Tokyo was destroyed. Those who survived forged new lives and rebuilt, including the enormous tower, Shinjuku Babel.
Since the tower was rebuilt, demons have begun attacking the populace en masse, and mercenaries called Demon Busters have taken it upon themselves to turn back the demonic tide.
It also allows for on-the-fly party creation.
The story is very reminiscent of Digital Devil Saga, but it's very core series influenced.
Combat is somewhat like Devil Summoner.
Click an enemy to attack, repeat for combos. Lots of options for defense and countering.
You can either go for one of three specializations:Melee:
focused on swords, clubs, etc. Your primary stats should be :
: Attack damage
: HP amount, Defense
Skill benefits include countering, blocking, and special attacks like Dash and Spin.Gunner
: specializes in firearms. Your primary stats should be:
: rate of gun fire, gun damage
: critical rateMage
: specializes in magic. Ranges from attack to restorative to support(stat), or a little of anything.
Your primary stats should be:
: effect of spells, recharge rate
: MP amount
You can try to mix the specialties, but reportedly, you're better off going for a main class, since specialization points are limited.
Another key factor of Imagine, like any SMT game, is your Alignment
Alignment determines a lot of things. What demons you can summon, how much they will cost you to summon, what equipment you can use, and even the quests you can undertake.
Alignment is variable for the most part, but there are moments that require you to make decisions that affect your standing.
The primary warring factions in Imagine are that of Chaos
(Gaian) and Law
Gaians believe in the tenet of 'Might Makes Right', as well as individual freedom.
However, their perspective also tends to lead to the suffering of the weak, as well as general anarchy.
Their headquarters is in Souhonzan
, which can be reached by taking Shinjuku to Ichigaya, and Ichigaya to Ueno.Messians
The Messians believe in strict order and a peaceful reign, following the example of their God(commonly associated with the Christian belief structure).
The downside of their belief structure is that they cast out all others who do not follow their way of thinking. A Messian lifestyle can be very inhibiting, and does not take those who stray from their path lightly.
Their headquarters is in Arcadia
, which can be reached by taking Shinjuku to Shibuya, Shibuya to Shinagawa, then Shibuya to Arcadia.
For those who don't side with either faction, there's always...Neutrality
The Neutrals don't agree with either the Messians or Gaians, and wish to live their own way.
This is probably the easiest route to take(and one usually taken by protagonists in SMT canon), but try not to get caught up in the crossfire.
Alignment doesn't come into play for a while in Imagine, but it will, so when the time comes, be sure about where you stand.
The relatively official PA battle grounds are in Channel 5
This may change based on server issues, but we'll keep you informed.
Our clan is (again) known as BlackSun
, and will incorporate people from here and whereever.
Message myself(Makenai) or Harmony in-game for an invite, or check the terminal in Home 3 to request one, and it'll be approved when we're on.
Include your PA forum name to help us know who's who.
You don't have to be from PA, of course, but it helps.
I'll keep the roster updated as people join up.
Alignments listed, where applicable.Roster
(name - character)
Bear in mind that a lot of us are still buried in Persona 4, so not all of these names may be active.
cj iwakura - Makenai (Law)
Maddoc - Laitarne
Xagarath - Lucien
Lightor216 - Rothgil
Dis - Meiou
Zephyr_Fate - Azure_Horizon
mrsnackroad - Snack
PunkBoy - Dav (Neutral)
FunkyWaltDogg - Funky
DualEdge - Dualis
Bremen - Mikako
Elimination - Brandon
Simon Moon - SimonMoon
Frosteey - Wendel
Sheltem - Annesa
Steel Angel - Steel
Oboro - Etoile
Lost - Lost
Arthil - Seres
omega71 - Haruspex
Archonex - Lorres
Kayne Red Robe - Kayne
? - Valkyria
Hakunin - Hakunin
Matsuhito - Matsuhito
Skye - Voltaire
jogernaut - Jogr
Chrono Helix - Zieuaugu
fallaxdraco - Fallax
Reynolds - Zanette
Tank - Ninjabear
logicow - logicat
langfor6 - Jerem
Ratmike - McCheese
Arkady - Arkadya
Beoulve - Beoulve
elliotw2 - Elliot
killa283 - r3m1x
Darklyre - Kharn
IvanIsaccs - Sevryn
Adellios - Harmony
JJ - Gedeon
Renzo - Aburame
Mr. D - Ikusat
Dizzen - Saiph
firekiun - Suiku
Tcheldor - Tort
DeMoN - Taiho
Let's make with the devil summoning.