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    by Published on Mar 22, 2011 07:33 PM
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    An exciting update was announced for the Xbox 360 Phantasy Star Universe servers earlier today on the Japanese webpage. This update will include a new event and several new missions. Here are the update notes based on EspioKaos's translations:

    • New Event Missions - The following missions -- based on the Japanese PC/PS2 server's 3rd Anniversary Thanks Festa -- will be active from March 25 through May 12:
      • Supervisor's Edict - Speak with Endy Fodz to get more information on these temporary missions.
      • Protectors ? C-S3 - Try out Holupe Dence's latest simulation based on the new GUARDIANS advanced mission type! Remember that restrictions will be in place during this mission, but they can be lifted as you play. Also, you will be able to earn AMP on top of the normal MP and Meseta rewards.
      • MissionLaunchPost 1 - Use this room to meet up with potential party members.
    • Special Trading Stn. Mission - The Special Trading Stn. mission will be added. This mission takes the non-AMP items from RSD: Trading Station and adds some new items for trade. From now on, RSD: Trading Station will only be used for AMP exchanges.
    • RSD: Trading Station Update - The RSD: Trading Station will be updated with new AMP exchanges.
    • Cherry Blossom Lobby - The cherry blossom lobbies will be in effect from March 25 to April 14.
    • Casino Item Rotation - Items will be rotated in the Voloyal Casino.
    • New Items - New items will become available as part of this update.

    Credit goes to EspioKaos for translating the update page. You can discuss this update in this forum thread.

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    by Published on Feb 23, 2011 08:38 PM
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    On February 25th, the Xbox 360 Phantasy Star Universe servers are scheduled to receive the following content update:

    • Second Wave of Absolute Zero Event Rewards - This reward set will include increased success rates for item synthing and grinding, along with an extended period of Megaholy Luck.
    • White Day Lobby - While the White Day Lobby is in effect, players will have the opportunity to hunt the Jaggo Amure and purchase the WD Box.
    • Mission Updates - Unsafe Passage, Fight for Food, and Moonlight Beast will receive updates to bring them in-line with other Ambition of the Illuminus missions.

    Credit goes to Amaury for bringing us this news. You can discuss this update in this on-going forum thread.

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    by Published on Feb 1, 2011 03:27 AM
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    Noted in English and Japanese, PSU will be receiving another update this week. To start off, there will be a few changes and additions to GAS:

    • New base ability caps: 14 for Human, 12 for Newman, 8 for CAST, and 10 for Beast
    • New styles: High Enhanced Weapon, Common Specialty, Weapons Master, Quick Action, Ragan's Force, and Double Time

    Many of the bonuses and rewards earned during Absolute Zero will also be implemented:

    During this same time, the Valentine's Day seasonal lobbies and Rappy Amures will be posted along with the BT Box at the Variety Shop. All of this is scheduled to end with the current Neudaiz GBR on February 24. This pushes the initial event bonuses to be available for one more week than previously scheduled! It will still be possible to log in to collect the item rewards until March 30th at 11:59:59 PM PST. If a player's common box does not have sufficient space, they should move a few items and reload to obtain the rewards. The rest of the bonuses will be posted at a later date. Finally, there will be a Casino rotation from Goth to Modern.

    Join in the discussion about this update on the forums!


    Update: Rappy Amure now drops Valentine Chocolate. This will be tradable later on for 20 DP at RSD: Drop-off.

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    by Published on Jan 19, 2011 12:53 PM
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    Following updates at the official English forum as well as the Japanese Xbox 360 site, a brand new GUARDIANS Boost Road will begin on January 21 and run through February 24! Following a path through the Mizuraki and Saguraki Conservation Districts, this route provides a drop boost to the following four missions for GBR participants:

    • Mizuraki Defense
    • Demons Above
    • Sakura Blast
    • Flowery Pursuit

    Furthermore, these four missions will receive S3 difficulties to up the challenge for everyone as well as introduce a few new items to the game. Also be sure to check out the winter lobbies in Clyez and Holtes City... they'll only be around through February 3!


    Update: The English update page has also been posted detailing this content. Note that Snowman will be available at the Variety Shop for the duration of the seasonal lobbies. There will also be a Casino rotation from the Berry/Sweet set to the Goth set. Hit the Counter! will still be available for those players that earned a milestone prize during the event and haven't picked it up yet. Ice Crystal Exchange will also still be available, but with a few minor tweaks. Congratulations to everyone who helped unlock all of the Absolute Zero milestone rewards! These will be distributed at a later date. Look here for a discussion thread about this update in the forums.


    Update: The JP end maintenance notes mention that the team has fixed an issue which would cause certain game servers to crash.

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    by Published on Dec 13, 2010 07:52 PM
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    It was reported on the official local site that the Xbox 360 Phantasy Star Universe servers will be receiving a content update on December 17th. This update is slated to include the following:

    • Absolute Zero Mission Updates - New items will be added to the Ice Crystal Exchange mission. The event prologue mission will also receive an update.
    • GUARDIANS Advanced Style Update - The 4th wave of GUARDIANS Advanced Content will be available on the 3rd floor of the Guardians Colony. This wave includes several new abilities. Check out the website for a full list.
    • New Year's Lobbies - Starting on January 1st, the New Year's lobbies will be available on Guardians Colony and Neudaiz.
    • Casino Item Rotation - The Voloyal Casino will receive an item rotation from the Modern set to the Berry/Sweet set.
    You can discuss this content update in this forum thread.

    Update: The Japanese 360 homepage has been updated. The New Year's Lobbies will be up until January 20th. Additionally, Bamboo will be available at the Variety Shop up until that date.

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    by Published on Nov 30, 2010 05:50 PM
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    The next major event to hit PSU on the Xbox 360 will be starting December 3!

    Similar to Operation Firebreak, this event requires Guardians to do their best to purify unnaturally cold and dark environments. Players will be given Photon Reflectors to assist with the task. It should be noted that this event takes place not in the present, but between Chapters 3 and 4 of Episode 3.

    Previewed recently by GM [email protected], this event has now been detailed on the English and Japanese homepages. The following components are slated to appear:

    • Absolute Zero - Event Prologue Mission
    • Defrosting Guide - Event Tutorial Mission
    • Frozen Flowers (C-S2) - Main Event Mission
    • Frigid Challenge (C-S2) - Bonus Mission (Time Challenge)
    • Ice Crystal Exchange - Item Exchange Mission
    • Hit the Counter! - Bonus Mission (Milestone Rewards)
    • Mission Launch Post - Recruitment Mission

    All of these missions can be found on the 5th floor of the GUARDIANS Colony and will be available until January 20. A special event site will be made available for the event to track point gains and reveal panel rewards consisting of new event content and post-event bonuses.

    Additionally, Christmas is on its way to PSU! The seasonal lobbies will be in place until midnight PST on December 26. Remember that Rappy Noels will be dropping Christmas Trees during this time. However, the seasonal items sold at the Variety Shop (Christmas, Wreath, and Xmas Box) will still be available through January 20. A rotation from the Goth set to the Modern set will also take place at Casino Voloyal.

    A discussion of this announcement is already taking place in the forums.

    Update: The English and Japanese versions of the special event site have been posted.

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    by Published on Nov 22, 2010 05:26 PM
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    As reported in Japan and locally, the Xbox 360 servers will be receiving compensation due to an extended period of downtime which occurred recently. The following bonuses will be in place through December 2nd:

    • Mega Holy Photon Fortune
    • +10% boost to grinding success
    • x10 Vol Coins at Casino Voloyal

    You can discuss this news in our Phantasy Star Universe forum.

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    by Published on Nov 15, 2010 08:02 PM
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    A new content update for the Xbox 360 servers was announced earlier today on the Phantasy Star Universe webpage. Scheduled to be released on November 19th, this update will include the following:

    • Guardians Colony Guardians Boost Road - Players will have the opportunity to run a new GBR on the Guardians Colony through December 2nd. The GBR will feature this mission rotation:
      • Dark Satellite
      • SEED Awakened
      • The Black Nest
      • The Dark God
    • Seasonal Lobbies - Two seasonal lobbies will be made available through December 2nd. Moatoob will receive the "Native Creature Festival" lobby while the "Autumn" decorations will be displayed on Guardians Colony.
    • Variety Shop - "Autumn Leaves" will be on sale during the run of the seasonal lobbies.
    • Casino Item Rotation - There will be an item rotation at Casino Voloyal from the Berry/Sweet set to the Goth set.

    Native Creature Festival Lobby on Moatoob
    Native Creature Festival Lobby on Moatoob

    You can discuss this update in our Phantasy Star Universe forum.

    Update: Japan has posted their end maintenance notes. On release, Cutie Baton and Pretty Baton had inconsistent rarities of 3 stars a piece. They have been changed to 6 and 8 stars respectively.

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    by Published on Oct 25, 2010 07:50 PM
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    A content update was announced today for the Xbox 360 Phantasy Star Universe servers. Here is a summary of what is scheduled to be included in the update:

    • Sacred Stream/R - A conditional mission that will have the following restrictions:
      • Player level will be restricted 20
      • Slot units will be disallowed
      • At varying points in the mission, random TECHNICS and weapons will be disallowed.
    • Exchange Mission Update - The RSD: Trading Station exchange mission will receive some new items, including a new TECHNIC called Rentis.
    • Casino Item Rotation - There will be an item rotation at Casino Voloyal from the Modern set to the Berry/Sweet set.
    The Halloween lobbies will be available until November 18th.

    You can discuss this update in our Phantasy Star Universe forum.

    Update: The JP 360 homepage has also posted the news.

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    by Published on Oct 12, 2010 06:14 AM
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    As reported on the English and Japanese homepages, there will be an update this week for the Xbox 360 servers. Here's a summary of the expected changes:

    • A 150% EXP modifier will be placed on each of these GBR missions:
      • Train Rescue
      • Endrum Remnants
      • The Dual Sentinel
      • Duel in the Ruins
    • A third wave of type and style customizations will become obtainable in GAS.
    • Photon Shield and Photon Barrier will see an upward adjustment in their capabilities.
    • More items will be added to RSD Drop-off.
    • Halloween lobbies will be posted. Related content will be available through November 18.
    • There will be a Casino Voloyal item rotation from the Goth set to the Modern set.

    The EXP modifier will be present for the last two weeks of the current GBR. This should provide for a good opportunity to level or gain AP for the new GAS options.


    Check out the ongoing thread about this news item in the forums.

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