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Red Ring
Jan 26, 2010, 08:31 AM
as someone looking from the outside in, i find it a little creepy the way people are planning meeting points to sit around and obsess over the game ending in such ritualistic fashion. i can understand the game meaning a lot to you guys, i was addicted to pso my whole life but around a couple of years ago i really started to realize how unhealthy it can be to obsess over items and go through the same levels over and over again for years living in a virtual online community. i have relapses every now and then and think about how great it was but i dont go back and install the games anymore i just think about why i quit them in the first place and dont obsess over playing them anymore. so im wondering where you people are going to go next with your time once the servers close. im sure many of you are going to have withdrawal symptoms.

i noticed it a couple of days ago when lots of you guys willingly attacked sega for its closure which is something i dont normally see from most people. im a negative person in general so i do stuff like that all the time but i found it a little strange for people to agree with me which means some of you guys really do have an attachment to it more so than just a game to waste time on. it meant something to you guys all the work you put in rather than just the fun you had on it.so im saying some of you must feel like a part of your life is gone through an investment that never really mattered. all phantasy stars have ever been is just a series of levels with a random drop variable i mean its hardly the end of the world. they mass produce mmos these days and theyre all the same lol.

SabZero
Jan 26, 2010, 08:42 AM
I'm going to light a candle and have a piece of cake. See my thread in off-topic. ;)

AndyPandy
Jan 26, 2010, 08:50 AM
I think its only human nature to miss things you had fun with. I dont really see why you considering it creepy. Humans emotions dont just stop because your playing in a virtual world, you still have to interact with other players, and still make friends, regardless of whether you may never see them physically.

One thing I learned in life is not to do too much of one thing. Balance is the key to everything.

Red Ring
Jan 26, 2010, 09:03 AM
The way I treat MMOs these days is I'll play them for around 3 months (if i can make it that long. it usually becomes a chore after a week). I look at the new features they implemented into the game and then get bored. I no longer feel like I have to get all the good items or make friends with people in the game and dedicate my life to building up a character. something just snapped in me a long time ago im literally incapable of of obsessing over games. same with porn. i dont even have a desire to look at porn! i hoarded it for so long that its no longer of interest to me.

str898mustang
Jan 26, 2010, 09:08 AM
play pso on a certain server

DreXxiN
Jan 26, 2010, 09:11 AM
Hey Orius, long time no see man. Just wanted to point out the reason people have been bitching all along now that the servers are closing..now you can see why your signature is ironic. >>

str898mustang
Jan 26, 2010, 09:16 AM
Hey Orius, long time no see man. Just wanted to point out the reason people have been bitching all along now that the servers are closing..now you can see why your signature is ironic. >>

Yeah I've known the servers are closing......I gotta redo that sig

DarkShadowX
Jan 26, 2010, 09:47 AM
Personally, I've gave up on this game over a year ago so with the servers closing, it doesn't do much to me. However, this game is full of fun memories of friends I've met with and keep in touch with even now. It'd be nice to meet some people in these last 2 months and just sit and chat about how the game was.

Of course there are some people who are really taking this hard, they've put alot of work into this game and to see it all just go like that really sucks. This game, for all its faults and unused potential, was a great way to meet new people and have fun, just like PSO and any other online game out there. Its the reason why I truly enjoyed PSO and PSU as much as I did, the friends I made on the games, once they start leaving I would pretty much follow cause I would slowly begin to lose interest in the game.

Once the servers finally close, I myself, will just continue with my life. Real life has been keeping me pretty busy so I've had little to no time to invest in any major MMO or Online game, tho I dabble every now and then. I do however look forward to a possible US/EU release of PSP2, but I hope they'll take the time to work on a new installment of the PS series for PC/PS3/360 and hope they learn from their mistakes to make it a game truly worth playing.

Cranberry
Jan 26, 2010, 09:49 AM
My first thought when I read the initial post here was "Could this message possibly be any more condesending to the people that are sad to see this game go?"

After stopping and thinking about it... yeah I'm still thinking that.

I've played this game very casually, never worrying about being the "best" or trying to get all the rarest items or anything like that. My favorite part is the clothing and the "My Room" feature. I'm much more into PSO, where I have much more playtime.

I've heard the critisizm for years. "It's all a waste of time, the people aren't real, do something more productive, etc." I often wonder why people seem to assume that PSO or PSU is the ONLY thing I do.

I go to college, I have a job, I'm learning programming, I'm even recentlly starting to get involved in web page design. I scored a 96% on my last Calculus test. I seem to be doing pretty well for myself. PSO and PSU doesn't seem to be holding me back. And yet I've met interesting people through these games and had some good memories and just nice pleasant experiences. Some people I've even gotten closer with, and I have a friend in Japan that I exchange Christmas Gifts with each year that I met through PSO. To this day we still talk on a regular basis.

Just because I'm not making money on something doesn't mean it's a waste of time. All work and no play make you a boring person. You have to let yourself do things you enjoy from time to time. And I feel it quite appropriate to give my character a proper sendoff and spend her last moments in an enjoyable lobby surrounded by pleasent company.

Delete
Jan 26, 2010, 10:15 AM
around a couple of years ago i really started to realize how unhealthy it can be to obsess over items and go through the same levels over and over again for years living in a virtual online community.

I understand where your coming from with this actually, it's why I take Long breaks from Psu myself. When it boils down to it, it's just as simple as ABC ,(Do missions, Level stuff, Repeat).


they mass produce mmos these days and theyre all the same lol.

Although there are more MMO's, let's face it.....unless you have a pretty darn good PC, your left with the Gaming systems like the 360 which does not have a huge Library of MMO's or Good one's at that. And they are surely not all the same. Comparing PSU to FF to Wow and saying they play alike is just crazy ;)

Red Ring
Jan 26, 2010, 10:36 AM
Girl gamers are different than guy gamers. Guys don't tend to play games for fashion shows and social networking. Guys tend to grind away at the mechanics of the game since no one is trying to virtually get them pregnant. Sure there are casual gamers who don't care about the game and play it in moderation but the guy nerds who really care about the game tend to have issues with the lost content of the game when they are shut down more so than girls who don't really care and will infest any moderately good game that they can frolic in with friends.

For example, look at that recent star trek action movie. Guy nerds were raging that the movie was for other audiences than just trek fans. No one cared and the movie studios got tons of money anyway from the general populous than just their nerd core audience of guys and also girls who only really like star trek for social reasons rather than the more nerdy guy things.

Guys get shafted when it comes to entertainment. It's hard to explain to a girl or people who are more casual. to some of us like myself it's simply not worth dealing with at all to try and play long term and grind away at the game as it's not sexy like girls giggling and rolling in flowers in PSU.

To take PSU seriously for its content is just not worth it.

Delete
Jan 26, 2010, 10:41 AM
For example, look at that recent star trek action movie. Guy nerds were raging that the movie was for other audiences than just trek fans. No one cared and the movie studios got tons of money anyway from the general populous than just their nerd core audience of guys and also girls who only really like star trek for social reasons rather than the more nerdy guy things.



It's rare I agree with something so much to have to quote ya again. This statement here is so true. Saw the movie (not a Star Trek fan) and thought it was average at best, but not the best film like everyone kept saying.

Red Ring
Jan 26, 2010, 11:04 AM
The end conclusion of my point is that nerds are too critical for their own good. They try to take something seriously but as soon as they do that they see how pointless it is and have no desire to play anymore. Like If I started playing PSOBB right now from scratch the first thing I'd be pissed about is not having any good items i used to have because I'm certainly not going to play through the levels that I've played through 100's of times before with junk gear. Almost like a billionaire losing all his money and having to work at mcdonalds. Screw that I'm out of here. BANG! On the other hand a girl would make friends with her coworkers and talk about the party she's going to this weekend.

This is why I can't have nice things.

Tianna
Jan 26, 2010, 11:09 AM
Girl gamers are different than guy gamers. Guys don't tend to play games for fashion shows and social networking. Guys tend to grind away at the mechanics of the game since no one is trying to virtually get them pregnant. Sure there are casual gamers who don't care about the game and play it in moderation but the guy nerds who really care about the game tend to have issues with the lost content of the game when they are shut down more so than girls who don't really care and will infest any moderately good game that they can frolic in with friends.

For example, look at that recent star trek action movie. Guy nerds were raging that the movie was for other audiences than just trek fans. No one cared and the movie studios got tons of money anyway from the general populous than just their nerd core audience of guys and also girls who only really like star trek for social reasons rather than the more nerdy guy things.

Guys get shafted when it comes to entertainment. It's hard to explain to a girl or people who are more casual. to some of us like myself it's simply not worth dealing with at all to try and play long term and grind away at the game as it's not sexy like girls giggling and rolling in flowers in PSU.

To take PSU seriously for its content is just not worth it.

I don't know whether to take offense or just laugh so I guess I'll just laugh...lol
I am a female gamer but, contrary to your belief, I am a hardcore grinding machine when it comes to getting the best of stuff from PSU. I guess I liked the best of both worlds, I enjoyed getting my great palette but I think the key was the great friends I made online that kept me from getting bored with PSU. There was a time I was getting a littlebored but Imet some new friends and entered a different aspect of the game...TA... Before the TA rant goes on I have to say if you like TA you like it, if you don't you don't. I happened to enjoy setting goals for myself to accomplish.

In a nut shell, I have a 40 hour a week job, 3 children and bills to pay. That stuff comes first. PSU is something I enjoy and really appreciate my friends I have on the US server. I hate to lose the stuff I worked hard to get but life goes on. I, myself, have decided to move to the jp servers with some good friends and continue the fun and it has been fun... same just in a different location.

Pillan
Jan 26, 2010, 11:11 AM
Well, I stopped playing PSU on the US PC/PS2 servers a while ago and began playing PSP2 in my free time. With the servers closing, I'll probably continue playing PSP2 just because I enjoy it more than I ever did PSU. It also reinforces the idea that from now on I'll only buy PSO-related games in their Japanese versions so not to deal with these issues with content, updates, and eventual early cancellation of servers.

Ce'Nedra
Jan 26, 2010, 11:14 AM
Gonna play PSO GC again as well some of the following

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
Dissidia: Final Fantasy
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
PS0 once it releases here
PSUP2 once it released here
Perfect World (MMO i just gave a shot yesterday, so far its fun)
Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the new World

So yeah i have plenty of games to play right now aside PSU.

Red Ring
Jan 26, 2010, 12:37 PM
When I look back on what made me play Phantasy Star games for years at a time all I can say is that it was trying to get all the rares that I wanted to play with in the game and every time I successfully did that not even the good level designs could keep me playing. There was just no endgame to any of the phantasy stars that i've played. I don't know what else to say other than is it really worth for me at least to waste the time getting all the rares if I'm going to feel like I'm wasting my time to continue playing? Pretty hard to justify and not even online "friends" I meet make it any better, lol...So I do think Phantasy Star has a life cycle which is why they dump the games and stop supporting them. It calls into question why work so hard for something that will be lost. Not even games like PSP2 can really save you especially when they pull the same trick where they release expansions that you simply must buy. Eventually your work will no longer be supported and there will be better offerings. It's a never ending work cycle so I don't see why anyone should care about the game ending. It's just going to startup again and I for one don't plan to waste my time with long term goals that will only lead to nothing thus making the whole point of phantasy star as nothing more than a ride that restarts when sega needs more money.

Casual gamers and females will always win with this, lol. Which is why MMORPGs can bite me.

EVE Online however has had a perfect track record of free expansions and has been up since 2003.

MasterSpark
Jan 26, 2010, 12:45 PM
Having checked my schedule for March/April, I've been made aware of that I'll be having the 1st of April free from school. Unless anything unexpected comes up, I'll do my darndest to be there to witness the exact moment when the servers go down and I get disconnected. After that I'll wave goodbye to my characters and blow a kiss farewell to the world of Online Roleplaying Games. I'm way too obsessive about games like this. I promised myself to make PSU my last online roleplaying experience and it'll be with my best interest in mind to keep it that way. :)

Zalana
Jan 26, 2010, 01:12 PM
PSP2 or better yet... FFXIV :D

Tianna
Jan 26, 2010, 02:01 PM
I do believe I gave the De Ragan Slayer as well as alot of other items for the past 6 months or so. I was trying to give new players more reason to stay and improve our population...seems I failed :(

The jp server is nice, just a good bit learning involved but some EN players have made it easier. I am trying to be as polite as possible to fit in since I am a bit out of my culture zone. I used to play on the PSO servers with some very nice jp players and I'm sure it will be the same his go around.

blazingsonic
Jan 26, 2010, 03:18 PM
O.O It's really you?!!!! Yay ^o^

Red Ring
Jan 26, 2010, 03:30 PM
how are you paying for it in yen from America or Europe? And if so couldn't you do the same for PSOBB?

Volcompat321
Jan 26, 2010, 03:45 PM
how are you paying for it in yen from America or Europe? And if so couldn't you do the same for PSOBB?

It automatically converts when you guy the time code.
Why would you pay for PSOBB?

Red Ring
Jan 26, 2010, 03:50 PM
Why would you pay for PSOBB?

Because the hacked server is too flawed to be enjoyable. but I don't know if they properly maintain the official jp server so idk...

DuRaL
Jan 26, 2010, 03:54 PM
Why would you pay for PSOBB?

not everyone prefers free play on private servers with glitches and 90%-noob-rate over pay-to-play on official servers with less, but overall much better players..

@ Red Ring: afaik they still have events on JP PSOBB from time to time ^^

@ topic: if i was a PC/PS2 player, i'd probably get Monster Hunter 3 for Wii in april, but since i'm a 360 player, i'll keep on playing PSU until Monster Hunter Freedom is out ;P
i'm so excited about it already ^-^y

PhantasmalSage
Jan 26, 2010, 04:12 PM
Well I've already moved to PSO GC once again... but an interesting aspect of PSO is not the rares and whatnot, it's the replay value. Every class and every section ID has seperate unique abilities and gameplay.
Not on any other MMO have I met players who have gone and made every class in the game and truly trained them to high levels.
The gameplay of PSO was never for me, a grindfest. It's more of a game I call "chilly". But when playing online, the fun is tremendously increased. More players add more fun. It's really that simple.

But I think Sega is trying to go away from the original PSO complex because of the shutdowns on the GC/DC/PC servers... even with BB released.
I think the major reason for that was simple, internet gaming had not advanced so far, such as consoles with wireless capabilities. The gamecube and the Dreamcast were wired, and thus a hassle for people. Which also made them have problems playing. Also... the pay-to-play on consoles is always a bummer, I think it would be smarter to have a item shop...

I have college also after im done with PSU(funny it starts next week), and I hope to excel more.. but usually games are never in my way. The whole guy-girl factor Red Ring you mention, doesn't really make any sense to me.. I've met women who have grinded 18 hours a day, and no they are not tom-boys. I'm a guy and I don't grind like a mad man, I rather like to have fun while playing.. that also doesn't mean I don't have good characters...

But when PSU goes, I'll either move back to GC as the main system, or try out PSZ. I just hope/wish some day a new and truly IMPROVED(not changed entirely like PSU) Phantasy Star series will come out.

FantasyUk
Jan 26, 2010, 05:44 PM
what will i do when the servers close.....?

Goo back to the other MMO ive been playing! x


--PsU were kewl times!--

Meta77
Jan 26, 2010, 05:56 PM
When they close i will dance. And i will dance happily. But hopefully they will now focus on a new next gen game as the suprise announcment for this year.

DuRaL
Jan 26, 2010, 06:03 PM
i hope they'll make a new PSO game for the "real" next generation, because if they'd announce it this year and it'll be released for 360/PS3 in 2011/2012, it won't last very long.. i'm sure the next xbox/playstation will be released in 2012/2013, xbox360 is already over 4 years old after all..

Tianna
Jan 26, 2010, 07:07 PM
Can I just sit back and watch the "king troll" do his work? I always got a kick out of that...btw how ya been?

DragonStriker
Jan 26, 2010, 07:10 PM
Can I just sit back and watch the "king troll" do his work? I always got a kick out of that...btw how ya been?

I have been amazingly. I really have enjoyed the 360 server and for the most part the people on it have made it fun. I'll definately make some appearences on the PC/PS2 this friday and after just because it's free. Plus I want to meet all these pso-world people like that Terror guy because I think he'd be fun to "chat" with.

Omega_Weltall
Jan 26, 2010, 07:40 PM
what am I going to do when the servers shut down... touch myself. What? don't judge me! Oh, black man cant touch him self with out people getting all up on their high horse? Servers going down so there goes one source of entertainment gone.

Alamar
Jan 26, 2010, 08:33 PM
Play some PC and 360 games like I have been already

BWS-1
Jan 26, 2010, 09:02 PM
Probably play PSU offline, finish it. Do the same with AOI (if I get a functional copy of the game for PC... have yet to get my hands on one of those).

I'd consider getting PS:P before getting PS:P2 only if 1) we get PS:P2 2) you can transfer characters from PS:P->PS:P2.

Of course, wait and see what SEGA brings us. Yup, that's pretty much my plans for the moment.

Proto07
Jan 26, 2010, 09:46 PM
what am I going to do when the servers shut down... touch myself. What? don't judge me! Oh, black man cant touch him self with out people getting all up on their high horse? Servers going down so there goes one source of entertainment gone.
I too will be touching a black man.

blazingsonic
Jan 26, 2010, 10:37 PM
Yakko: Goodnight everybody!

ARASHIKAGE
Jan 26, 2010, 10:40 PM
Life after PSU started awhile ago for most of us who saw the cracks in the ship. I'm happy (and a little shocked) to say that I re-newed my pc/ps2 account just now. I'll be layed back in the cut tonight and throughout MAG3 if anyone wants to join me. (What's this talk of a new Dark Fish form?)

Coincidentaly Monster Hunter Tri is set to release in the same month pc/ps2 shuts down, sweet justice for Wii owners.

-Ryuki-
Jan 26, 2010, 11:30 PM
Stick to my console/PS3 until FFXIV comes out.
That's what I plan on doing.

Powder Keg
Jan 26, 2010, 11:31 PM
Ah...just continue to play casually starting anew on the 360 servers. All I really had to pay for was the AotI download....no biggie.

Noblewine
Jan 26, 2010, 11:39 PM
I'll just play PSP and PSZ and pretend nothing is happening.

darkante
Jan 27, 2010, 06:31 AM
Either i will try to get into the whole JP side of things.
Even though JP understanding for me is like trying to understand how existence started.

Or i will just keep on trying out PSO special server.

No way will i bother with Xbox side of things.
Content is something i crave.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW3d3gg-DSk
Im keeping my eyes on this one, see how it unfolds.
Thanks to whoever linked to this first. :P

Danny_Dark
Jan 28, 2010, 12:59 PM
Stick to my console/PS3 until FFXIV comes out.
That's what I plan on doing.

Same Here...

milka
Jan 28, 2010, 02:02 PM
Same Here...

Same +2

Syl
Jan 28, 2010, 02:17 PM
Funny that my WoW account is dying tonight (I quit and my sub runs out later today) and I start PSU tomorrow (hopefully). When this ends, I'll be MMO-less for a while which will probably be the first time since... 2005. Of course you can expect to see me on FFXIV for sure, maybe Aion if I get a good comp before then.

When the servers go down, I'll go down to the cellar, grab a bottle of whiskey, and cry myself to sleep.

Ruru
Jan 28, 2010, 03:03 PM
Now that I finally have a job again yay I'll be saving up for a PS3 so I can get FFXIV when it's finally out. Until then, i'll just be busying myself with real life.

biggabertha
Jan 28, 2010, 05:17 PM
Get a life.
Obvious troll is obvious.

blazingsonic
Jan 28, 2010, 06:00 PM
I'm currently on 360 now, so Trina and Melina are back to sqaure one

zandra117
Jan 28, 2010, 06:02 PM
Im gonna go back to pso untill the next ps game comes around.

Tek[+]Lok
Feb 2, 2010, 11:05 AM
I've already switched to a new game that I discovered called S4 League!

DAMASCUS
Feb 2, 2010, 12:23 PM
I'm definitely on track to join the Gaijin crew after MAG+ is over. I'll just keep it casual and have fun until FFXIV is out. Maybe there will be some exciting announcements by then...

autumn
Feb 2, 2010, 01:21 PM
Same as I have been, enjoying Aion and waiting for SWTOR.

GreenArcher
Feb 2, 2010, 05:37 PM
Play PSZ to fulfill my Phantasy Star cravings until we get PSP2 in English. This semester isn't giving me a lot of time for gaming, so my DS is keeping me satisfied.

Speaking of which, WHY ISN'T IT MARCH 14TH YET? :wacko: (Poke'mon HeartGold/SoulSilver)

Deragonite
Feb 2, 2010, 06:19 PM
Kill myself of course!!!!!!!!!!

Tianna
Feb 2, 2010, 06:31 PM
Kill myself of course!!!!!!!!!!

lolwm ... need to change now