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    Raziel, Keeper of Secrets DarkShadowX's Avatar
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    Default Almost 4 years, where are you now?

    So, it's been over 3 years since the US PC/PS2 servers have been shutdown and a bit over a year since Xbox.... What have you been up to since then?

    I myself have been busy with work, wife and son, and real life in general. What free time I have now is spent gaming on my PS3.... Unfortunately never played PSO2 since my PC is weaksauce...

    Feel free to use this topic to reminisce about your time on PSU, tell stories and post screens.
    Last edited by DarkShadowX; Nov 25, 2013 at 06:04 PM.
    PSO Veteran from DC Day 1. Better known as Outtrigger (DC) and Karsh (GC).
    PSU Veteran from Day 1. R.I.P. PSU, I thank you for all the memories!

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    Sadly I never had a chance to play on any of the official servers until like last year on the JP Servers

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    I never migrated to the JP servers after the US ones shut down.... At that point, as much as I enjoyed the game still, I was ready to hang my hat.... Mainly cause I didn't want to start from scratch again....

    I met a ton of amazing people on the PC/PS2 servers and they made the game worth playing even with the lack of updates from Segac (I had to throw that joke in for old times sake).... I'll probably post a list of everyone I can remember just so sort of say 'Thanks' for playing with me and making memories on this game....
    PSO Veteran from DC Day 1. Better known as Outtrigger (DC) and Karsh (GC).
    PSU Veteran from Day 1. R.I.P. PSU, I thank you for all the memories!

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    Raziel, Keeper of Secrets DarkShadowX's Avatar
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    As stated a few days ago, my 3 and a halfish years or so with US PC/PS2 PSU was a great time and I had met a ton of amazing people some who frequented this site at one point or another (some still do!). This post serves as a Thank You for joining me on this amazing journey and giving me fond memories to look back on..... My only regret is that I never took screens of my Partner Cards so that I could thank each one of you, though I will try to remember who I've played with.

    This first group of names are the ones I consider, to this day, my closest friends on PSU. We played together just about everyday, whether we met when the game first released, or later on in the game's life. Though some have moved on to other things in life and have sadly lost touch with, and others I still talk to this day I say this..... Thank you, you all were my brothers and sisters in this game, and I love you all for it.... for those who I still keep in touch with, I hope we can stay in touch for years to come and for those who've come and gone, I hope we can speak again at some point..... Anyways, done with this reminiscing rant, on to the names....

    Rizen (my PSU Brother, and first friend on this game)
    February (My lovely girl <3..... hope I can get in touch again someday)
    Keiko Seisha
    Wryn (Arande)
    Ashley
    Sekai
    Ryna
    Kenjitsu (Mr. Sparkles!)
    Parn (The ultimate Boyband Hunter Extraordinaire!)
    Fafal (Though your time with us was short before you left, I still think of you fondly)
    Byaku (sange)
    Kamin
    Reina Takahashi
    Forever Zero (Running into you again after we went our seperate ways after PSOGC was a joy!)
    Rosara (Tigereye, Our legend continues, we've been through thick and thin ever since PSODC)
    Teles (Pillan)

    This next group of names are players who I've played with fairly regularly, or at one point or another, and who were also really cool people and have left fond memories as well....

    Reprisal
    Dizzy/Hisui
    Rhea (ITS FUDGE AND POTATO TIME!!!)
    Meira
    Tomeeboy (Big Boss Man, thanks for bringing this site and wonderful community!)
    Lovejuice
    Skuda
    Delsaber (Micro)
    Rena
    Xaelis
    Dragwind
    Shalan
    Orion Pax
    Garland
    LegendAim/RadiantAim (RadiantLegend)
    Levia (Zorafim)
    Chelsea Torn (CelestialBlade)
    AC9Breaker
    Deja (The penultimate FOCast!)
    Shiro Ryuu
    Mitsunari Ryuki (OPEN THE GATE!!!)
    milka
    Logan (EspioKaos)
    Kylie
    Johanna (Ezodagrom)
    Ayane (Para)
    Kizeragi
    Mysterious-G
    SakuraJr
    Sylvia (Syl)
    Emerald Girl
    D.j. SkyEpic
    Rider
    Uragirimono

    And many other..... I know there are more people than this but my memory fails me.... For those who do remember me but I didn't mention, feel free to let me know and I will add your name.

    Despite how flawed this game was, and the unused potential it possessed, I enjoyed every moment. I'll probably post some screens sometime in the next week or so.

    Again, this topic is for everyone who played this game and wishes to speak about their time with it, post screens to remember the good times (and the bad, if any).

    Again, to those I played with and even those I did not but spoke with in the forum, THANK YOU!
    Last edited by DarkShadowX; Nov 26, 2013 at 08:15 AM.
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    PSU Veteran from Day 1. R.I.P. PSU, I thank you for all the memories!

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    What a sweet post, I had some great memories on PSU with you, and many of the people that you listed :3 I do miss those times a lot. I'm still around, just working mostly... I do play PSO2 but mostly casually. Life is probably better then it ever has been for me, as I'm finally able to do many of the things I needed to/wanted to do

    Its nice to see you still around, and I see no reason why we can't continue to be great friends for many years to come
    http://princessash1ey.tumblr.com/ < My little gaming blog.

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    This was one of my favorites.

    Back in the semi-early days of PSU, someone put an 8/8 (or 8/10, forgot which) Agito Repca in the shop for a little less than 10k. I was like "OMGIMGONNATOTALLYGOGETTHAT" (later realized he was scamming, but still decided to try my luck.) He was obviously new at it, because he was standing REAL close to the counter.

    He didn't switch it to however much meseta I had in time, and I swooped it from him.

    He was like "Hey! Give it back!" and I was like screw off scammer.

    Now I am on PSO2.
    (Michael, Hu/Fi, Human♂)
    Team: Team Crimson
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    Hello all. This is a nice post to encounter (especially on Thanksgiving). I played PSU on the PC/PS2 servers for 2.5-3 years. It was another life for me! My brother bought me the vanilla PSU as a birthday present and I was off and running with it. Sadly he passed away this year at a young age from heart disease but I'm pretty sure he knew that was one of this best gifts he could've given me. If he's reading this now from up there --- Thank's Mike!!! You actually gave me another world with that one! PSU provided me with an escape from this very stress-filled world. I took advantage of that escape every chance I could because it was so enjoyable. On the PC/PS2 servers; almost everyone I met was cool. I could even jump into random parties often and there was mutual respect. I'd love to have a server up and running again, even if there was no new content. Offline is so drab and lonely. I almost capped one char and ran out of gas on two others. Rare maps are almost non-existent. I did get a Holy Ray rifle. But no Delnadians or Spread Needles.

    One strong memory for me was the fun I had on Moatoob runs in search of Forest of Illusion. It was the only rare mission at the time. A nightly exercise was to come home after bowling and get a couple hours in (in party of 4) on Mine Defense, Desert Terror, Tunnel Recapture, Ice Caves, Awoken Serpent -- is that all 5? then rinse and repeat.) Sure enough someone would get FOI right as I needed to go to bed. Which, of course, kept me up past midnight.

    Thanks for the memories!!!!! (I am sorry I can't remember too many ids.)
    Johnny CD81 / Mr Landscaper
    Xellos
    SMI
    Ms Sandi
    Spawn
    Vulcadi
    Khoi
    Klinkklunk

    ...there were many others... I feel so bad I never took a screen shot of my contacts either... thanks again for soooooo much fun!

    MY chars: Butane, Ororo, Kill Me, MaxDamge(Pbot)
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    Nothing much, working nights and sometimes days. Haven't had a week without staying up for 24 to 30 hours, but it's alright, I can study and play in the meantime (learning Russian is... quite something).

    I went from 6 years of Quality Assurance... to private security. There's a lot of quality assurance involved, but also a bit of ''getting some blood on your hands'' from time to time. And no not entirely from getting into confrontations, I've had more blood on my hands from people I've patched up as a first respondent to some silly accident than from undesirable behaviors being handled with force.

    I've lost hope with the Phantasy Star franchise. I'm even still considering Final Fantasy: a Realm Reborn. But so far I simply don't have the time to put on many games. I'll probably get back into the 'game' when/if it ever comes here, and when/if there is ever the semblance of a solid system built to convince me it will last more than a year or two. Not to mention that right now, I am trying my hands with Warframe ( https://warframe.com/ ) and, 200+ hours in, I'm still loving it and it's getting more and more content from one month to another.

    I've found the PSO/Unreal/Gunz that I never thought I would find and I'm quite happy (They even have ''mags''... that attack! though they can be destroyed too, but hey they can respawn with you!). I think I'll stick to that game until its end, unless the devs go nuts along the way, which so far they haven't really. But since they are Canadians, and we're such a bunch of good guys, I think it will be a memorable ride! (They have the game translated in so many languages already... it makes me not want to think about PSO2 too much; they accepted help from fans in closed and open beta for both testing and localization and, damn, it paid off!).

    Sooo yeah, I know Russian alphabet, but I kick more asses in Warframe... I guess I should switch the amount of time I spend in there and maybe I'd learn Russian faster. Ah, but I'm a bit of a gamer what can I say. The name in there is the same as in PSO, BWS-1, so drop me a PM if you're down for a game or two, or if you're looking for a clan to taste some delicious clan-tech researches. (PM me here since, well, I'm not one to accept random friend requests in-game: I like to have at least SOME vague idea of who I'm dealing with).

    . . .

    About my PSU experience. It was cut in half. I got it a month or two after it came out, then I felt cheated for how it turned out to be, stopped until literally one day before they announced PSU PC/PS2 was to be cancelled in the month of April... So I had paid for a month which ended up not really kicking in since the game became free then. I was then given a copy of AOI by a kind player since I couldn't find a copy anywhere and was hoping to at least be and play with... pretty much everyone at that time (like, who ONLY had PSU before the end of PSU?) I recreated my original BWS-1 and, with the meseta I had saved, I bought the HUcast frame from the PSO series. Now it felt a bit more like PSO again... spent some moment with a few players that I didn't get much of a chance to meet often or even play, or even get to know... but in the last moments of the PSU PC/PS2 servers days, we shared our memories of the game, of the franchise, and - whether it is how they felt on their end or not - it almost felt like we had been playing since day 1. A strange feeling of closeness, a bond that transcended both the concept of time and memory, for we had neither spent time or had shared memories together, yet I didn't feel like they were strangers, they didn't seem like ''unknown new friends'' in my friendlist. I still felt like I had a weird feeling of loss kicking in, as if I had been playing since day 1 but I know I hadn't. I didn't care much for most of the mid-life of PSU.

    The loss of PSO ver2 hit me hard, and when I saw early on that PSU was far from what I expected, I detached myself, wanting to avoid getting attached again, but when I went back into it, it seemed like it had gained a lot of what PSU was missing originally, I was caught off-guard there as well, since my renewed love for the game came just before the announcement of its end. So much for not wanting to get attached. I felt as though those I would no longer have the chance to play with for those last moments were almost as dear a loss as those I had spent time playing with from PSO ver1 to PSO ver2. It's a strange feeling indeed. Perhaps I'm just being too sentimental, I tend to get stupidly emotional about, well, about nostalgia I guess.

    I made a mixtape in the final moments on a site called 8tracks... I then made it play for the final hour... ah and yeah I called it ''Final Hour''. I hope all the songs remained as they were, the tracklist of some other mixes I made once got ''confused'' and some other tracks needed to be re-uploaded for some reason, anyway, I hope you enjoy:

    http://8tracks.com/odinismymiddlename/final-hour

    I know it's cheesy, but this is what I spent my last time sending PMs left and right and dancing by people in Rappy costumes in the Dark Falz memorial area... given the bittersweet cheerfulness of the crowd that night, I wanted to have music that would match the atmosphere, and give me a sense of hope for the future, no matter how grim or non-existent as it seemed for me at the time (well, Phantasy Star Online/Universe-wise... I'm not THAT depressed... well, no really I'm not)

    O but before the Dark Falz memorial, I did spend some time by the shops on Parum, in a bar on the ship, about 20-15 minutes before the end. Before that a bunch from PSOW met by a fountain for a group-picture, met with Tomeeboy, won some inflatable rappy from PSZ (which I left to a friend and coworker still working at that QA place). I wish I could have stayed with all my friends, even my new-found friends, but I had no way to split myself so, well, I know you know we were all together when it ended, but ''I wish I was there too'' by your side, again more cheese gah. Oh well, this thread is about the memories so there you go, most of my good and only memories sadly are from the beginning of the end of PSU.

    Here's a link to the screenshots of my final moments on PSU PC/PS2 servers:

    http://www.pso-world.com/forums/album.php?albumid=1700

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    Man, I miss psu. I pre-ordered psp2 after I loved the other one hoping the network mode would be good but was utterly dissappointed. The gameplay in psp2 is horrible and the changes piss me off. PS02 looks its recieving the same treatment as psu and I'm finally decided to not even bother regardless that SoJ is moderating game.
    If I could play online I probably would play psz more since I liked it.
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    Planning to replay PSP2 and prove to myself that the chaining mechanic do not slow down the pace of the combat. =/
    Planning to replay PSU (ep1 and 2) for story and gameplay, PSZ and PSP2 offline mode Only Also I'm keeping my FC for psz up though the Network Mode is closed.

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    All of those people on your list with girly female names are all doods lmao.

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