Originally Posted by Seth Astra
Also, before anyone points out the option of playing BB on a private server, that's kinda out of the question. I doubt that my mom would be too entusiastic about me playing basically a pirate copy of the game, on a server that's probably technically illegal.
Technically, it's not pirated since the DL for BB was originally free anyway. It's only an altered copy.
The private server thing, Sega just doesn't care about anymore. It would cost them more money to enforce the restriction of BB's private servers, and they wouldn't see anything out of it. They actually benefit from having a few private servers around, because then people who heard of PSO can play it online, and have a chance to see what it's about. Sega really doesn't lose anything from having private servers for BB. Except for maybe customers from PSU.