• Ambition of the Illuminus

    by Published on Jun 8, 2012 05:38 PM
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    Edward, a Sega GM, announced today that the Phantasy Star Universe Xbox 360 servers will be shutdown on September 7th. The reason cited for the shutdown was the level of support that could be provided for Phantasy Star Universe Xbox 360 servers while Sega prepares to release new games. Once the servers have been shutdown, only the single player version of the game will be available. Players with an active Guardians license will have their subscription refunded on a pro-rated basis following the shutdown.

    You can discuss this news in this on-going forum thread.
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    by Published on Mar 7, 2012 12:19 AM
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    As posted on the official forums and Japanese homepage, the Xbox 360 servers will be receiving an update this week. The specific details are below.

    • More event rewards: Congratulations again to all participants of GUARDIANS Chronicle for obtaining all milestone rewards! The following is a list of the second set of modifiers that will be posted. These will be available until March 29.
      • Three star photon fortune
      • Weapon and armor synthesis success rate +20%
      • Weapon upgrade success rate +15%
    • Twelfth GAS wave: Also known as JP's eleventh GAS wave, this set includes the following additions.
      • Weapon styles: [Status Effect] Collapse added as an upgrade for every [Status Effect] Crusher
      • Shield style: Ragan's Soul added as an upgrade for Ragan's Force
      • Extra style: Regrowth added as an upgrade for Regenerate
    • AP cap increase: Players can now store up to 30 AP for GAS options (up from 20).
    • Photon Art adjustments: Various changes will be made to elemental bullets.
      • Rifles: Increased power at LV41+.
      • Longbows: Increased attribute rate and accuracy.
      • Laser Cannons: Increased power at LV41+.
      • Twin Handguns: Increased power at LV41+.
      • Handguns: Increased attribute rate and accuracy. Increased power at LV41+.
      • Cards: Increased accuracy.
    • White Day Lobbies: Clyez City will be decorated in celebration of White Day. This decor will last until March 29 and so will appearances of Jaggo Amure. During this time, WD Box will be available at the Variety Shop.
    • Casino Voloyal: There will be a standard rotation of items here.

    The GAS options are currently listed with placeholder translations, but will be updated with the official ones later. Remember that the New Year Special Week, Valentine's Day Lobbies, and the initial event rewards all end with this maintenance. Any additional details will be posted following maintenance.

    Update: New items introduced with February 17's update were not searchable by name in player shops. This has been resolved in this maintenance. Additionally, Bgei-senba has been renamed to Bugei-senba and it now has a description. Missing descriptions have also been added for Suikongoh, Tefukirizao, and Wise Plunderer (introduced January 27).

    by Published on Feb 24, 2012 12:41 PM
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    A maintenance occurred last night on the Xbox 360 servers. As noted in English and Japanese, a recent issue has been corrected. Protectors ?' had reduced AMP payouts for characters that were above first stage in GAM. This has been changed to be consistent across all stages.

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    by Published on Feb 18, 2012 11:32 PM
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    As listed on the English and Japanese homepages, there was quite an update for PSU on Xbox 360 this week!

    • Initial event rewards: Congratulations to all participants of GUARDIANS Chronicle for obtaining all milestone rewards! The following is a list of the first set that was posted. These will be available until the listed dates.
      • Half-priced clothes and parts (March
      • Free Lumilass services (March
      • Daily Vol Coin allowance x10 (March
      • PA EXP boost (March
      • 15% initial boost for the new GBR (March 29)
      • Koltova Madog (April 30)
    • Neudaiz Drop Boost 4th: This GBR will be running through March 29 and contains the following new and upgraded missions.
      • Cost of Research: C-S2 was upgraded from PSU to AOTI standards. S3 difficulty was added. Additionally, it has been changed from a co-op mission into a free mission.
      • Ecosystem Crisis: This new mission can be found in the Kego Clearing heading towards Agata Islands. It features C-S3 difficulties.
      • Grove of Fanatics: C-S2 was upgraded from PSU to AOTI standards. S3 difficulty was added. Additionally, the destination lobby has been changed from Shikon Tanze route to Old Hakura Temple.
      • Ruins in the Mist: This new mission can be found in the Old Hakura Temple heading towards Kugo Hot Springs. It features C-S3 difficulties.
    • New Lobby: Old Hakura Temple was added.
    • Casino Voloyal: There was a standard rotation of items here.

    A bug has been confirmed from the last update. Protectors ?' has reduced AMP payouts when a player is ranked above first stage. They should be consistent no matter the stage. This will be fixed in a future maintenance. Players have also noticed with the current update that many/all of the new drops are not searchable by name in player shops. However, they can be found by inputting various properties of the items. This will also likely be fixed in a future maintenance.

    by Published on Feb 8, 2012 07:29 PM
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    As noted by GM Edward, there will be a maintenance period this week for Xbox 360 players. After an extended period of universal connection issues and repeated attempts by Sega as well as Microsoft to clear them, the game is currently in a much better state. However, there will be additional work done on the server setup to help alleviate remaining issues as well as potential future ones.

    No content updates are scheduled to accompany these changes. Compensation is planned, but will be detailed at a later date.

    by Published on Jan 24, 2012 07:25 PM
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    Recently detailed on the official forums and Japanese homepage, there will be a rather large update for PSU on Xbox 360 this week!

    • New Year Special Week: Until March 1, the following upgraded missions will have a Golden Light bonus. EXP will be boosted on these missions.
      • Military Subway: S2 and S3 difficulties will be added.
      • Bruce's Dungeon: C-A will be upgraded from PSU to AOTI standards. S3 difficulty will be added. GUARDIANS Branch standby areas will be updated to allow a player to view their best S3 time.
    • Protectors ?' C-S3: An extra stage GAM will become available at the Resident Security Department. This mission is very similar to Protectors ? from the Spring Event, however it has had its completion rewards reduced.
    • Extra: A new standby area will be added for the extra stage GAM.
    • Chronicles HQ: This prologue mission from GUARDIANS Chronicle will remain available in a permanent form so that players can still redeem their individual milestone rewards.
    • Eleventh GAS wave: Also known as JP's tenth GAS wave, this set includes the following additions.
      • Weapon skills: Critical+ LV1-2 will be available for all ranged and TECHNIC weapons (except for RCSMs). These customizations allow for an increase in critical hit rate of 2-3%.
    • Photon Art adjustments: Various changes will be made to striking and TECHNIC PAs.
      • Spinning Break: Increased power for second and third parts. One additional target for first part.
      • Tornado Break: Increased power and accuracy. Two additional targets for first part, one additional target for second part.
      • Bogga Zubba: Increased power. Two additional targets.
      • Bukuu Rensen-ga: Increased power and accuracy. One additional target for second part.
      • Shunbu Shouren-zan: One additional target for first part, two additional targets for second part.
      • Senten Kanzan-ga: Increased accuracy.
      • Barta: Increased power.
      • Zonde: Increased power.
      • Megid: Increased power.
      • Enemy TECHNICs: The listed changes to TECHNICs also apply to enemies that use them.
    • Valentine's Day Lobbies: Clyez City will be decorated in celebration of Valentine's Day. This decor will last until March 1 and so will appearances of Rappy Amure. During this time, BT Box will be available at the Variety Shop.
    • Casino Voloyal: There will be a standard rotation of items here.

    GUARDIANS Chronicle panel rewards will be available after a future maintenance.

    Update: As noted on JP's homepage, the RSD update that was mentioned by JP (new items for Special Exchange 2) did not make it into this update. On the EN side, GM Edward noted that a few new items are currently missing descriptions. These are some of the random rewards for Bruce's Dungeon S3.

    Update: According to JP's homepage, the current Special Week and Valentine's Day material will last for one more week than initially scheduled. They will now end on March 8.

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    by Published on Jan 10, 2012 03:20 AM
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    As posted on the official forums and Japanese homepage, a new mission will be available for GUARDIANS Chronicle! The specific details of this week's update are below.

    • GUARDIANS Chronicle: This event is scheduled to continue until January 26.
      • Scorched Valley C-S3: This event mission originally debuted during Operation Firebreak. The goal is to finish within a set time limit (dependent on difficulty).
      • Chronicles HQ: This prologue mission will be updated with information on Scorched Valley.
    • Winter Lobbies: Clyez City and Holtes City will be decorated in celebration of winter. This decor will last until January 26. During this time, Snowman will be available at the Variety Shop.
    • Casino Voloyal: There will be a standard rotation of items here.

    Kudos to all Xbox 360 players who have surpassed the first seven milestones! The eighth is well within reach, but will it be the last?

    by Published on Dec 13, 2011 02:39 AM
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    GUARDIANS Chronicle logo

    As posted on the official forums and Japanese homepage, the major event GUARDIANS Chronicle will be starting soon on the Xbox 360 servers! The specific details of this week's update are below.

    • GUARDIANS Chronicle: This event is scheduled to last for six weeks (until January 26) and will be accessible from the 5th floor of the GUARDIANS Colony. It is comprised of upgraded versions of missions from previously held events.
      • Chronicles HQ: This prologue mission covers various details regarding these past event missions. Additionally, players will be able to collect rewards based on personal point milestones.
      • Deadly Brilliance C-S3: This event mission originally debuted during the 1Up Platinum Cup. The goal is to collect as many discs as possible.
      • The Big Push C-S3: This event mission originally debuted during Shred the Darkness. Players must defend marked areas from approaching enemies.
      • Mission Launch Post: This recruitment mission allows players to gain members for their team up to a maximum of four.
    • New Year Lobbies: Starting at midnight on New Year's Eve (Pacific Time), Clyez City and Ohtoku City will be decorated in celebration of the new year. This decor will last until January 12. From Friday until January 12, Bamboo will be available at the Variety Shop.
    • Special Exchange 2: A new item exchange mission will be added with an initial group of new weapons.
    • Casino Voloyal: There will be a standard rotation of items here.

    Official localizations will be noted after maintenance. Additional details (along with the event page) will be posted as they become available.

    Update: The English homepage has been updated and the event site has been added. As it turns out, the update to RSD is actually the next item exchange mission after all.

    by Published on Dec 2, 2011 04:29 AM
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    As posted on the English and Japanese homepages, the Xbox 360 servers will be receiving an update this week.

    • Winter Special Week: Until December 15, the following upgraded missions will have a Golden Light bonus. EXP and MP will be boosted on these missions.
      • Mad Creatures: C~S2 will be upgraded from PSU to AOTI standards. S3 difficulty will be added.
      • Plains Overlord: C~S2 will be upgraded from PSU to AOTI standards. S3 difficulty will be added.
    • Bladed Legacy/R: A new third stage GAM will become available at the Resident Security Department.
    • Special Trading Stn.: New items will be added for trade.
    • Christmas: The current set of seasonal lobbies will be replaced with the ones for Christmas. They will last through December 27 and so will appearances of Rappy Noel. Additionally, the usual items will be available at the Variety Shop until January 12 (Christmas, Xmas Box, and Wreath).
    • Casino Voloyal: There will be a standard rotation of items here.

    As usual, this article will be updated with any changes and/or additions found after maintenance.

    Update: The missing text for Reward Trading Post has been added. The Special Trading Stn. update features the last two sets of weapons for the exchange (as opposed to the one set that might have been expected based on JP releases).

    Update: The GAM Standby Areas have been consolidated, leaving a set which matches up to the character/type level restrictions of the various missions.

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    by Published on Nov 8, 2011 01:03 PM
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    As posted on the official forums and Japanese homepage, the Xbox 360 servers will be receiving an update this week.

    • More event rewards: Congratulations again to all participants of Maximum Attack X for obtaining all Data Chip Rewards! The following is a list of the second set of modifiers that will be posted. These will be available until December 1.
      • Three star photon fortune
      • Weapon and armor synthesis success rate +20%
      • Weapon upgrade success rate +15%
    • Item rewards: Participants of MAX (those who cleared an event mission and were in it for at least 80% of that time) will also be receiving some items. Players have through January 30, 2012 to log in to have these items distributed to their common boxes.
      • Parum Collectible
      • TD Ticket (exchange for 50% attribute Twin Diska)
      • SE Ticket (exchange for 45% attribute Soul Eater)
      • RP Ticket (exchange for 50% attribute Rocket Punchers)
    • Reward Trading Post: The above tickets are exchanged at this new RSD mission. Players can choose their own element at the attribute rate earned during the event.
    • Tenth GAS wave: Also known as JP's ninth GAS wave, this set includes the following additions.
      • Weapon styles: Direct Attack
      • Shield styles: Protection, Photon Shield 2 (requires Photon Shield), Photon Barrier 2 (requires Photon Barrier), Reduce [Element] 2 (requires Reduce [Element])
      • Extra styles: Old Fashioned
    • Seasonal events: Halloween lobbies will be replaced with the ones for Autumn on the GUARDIANS Colony and Neudaiz as well as the Native Creature Festival on Moatoob. The Autumn Leaves room decoration will be available from the Variety Shop. These will last for three weeks (until December 1).
    • Casino Voloyal: There will be a standard rotation of items here.

    The GAS options, etc. are currently listed with EspioKaos's translations, but will be updated with the official ones later. As a reminder, the current GBR will be running for another three weeks and end on December 1.

    Update: According to the JP 360 end maintenance notes, the synthesis boards for Tiga Ragan and Tiga De Ragan now take Brand Reactor instead of Arti Tiga (an unreleased material). Players can now make these weapons themselves. Also, the new trade mission has some missing text as mentioned by Edward here. Using this guide it is still possible to trade for the event weapons.

    Update: Changed names to their official localizations.

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