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never touched new genesis
New Genesis is absolute dogshit compared to the OG
yeah PSO really did knock it out of the park.
PSO knocked sucking ass outta the park once literally any other action game / action rpg dropped after its release.
It was an online action game made for 56k. It worked pretty damn good for that.
>how do we make this better
>OH I KNOW! LET MAKE IT A TURN BASE RPG!
Who the fuck okay C.A.R.D. Revolution?
Ironically they should have incorporated that into NGS like Triple Triad is for XIV. At least it would be something to do. That was the last time a PSO story was interesting as well.
because it's full of the worst fucking schizos I have ever seen online
The gameplay and visuals reminded me of nu-xenoblade so it immediately turned me off
>reminded me of nu-xenoblade
i couldnt find the right way to say it but, yea, it just looks like xenoblade infused with transfeminite shit
i felt bad last night about ffxiv being kinda gay sometimes but compared to new genesis? lol bro final fantasy is chad
i need to find who ever the art director is of this weird spiky, floaty, triangle focused recent design aesthetic so i can avoid it like the plague
it looks so faggy
i hate to be that old good new bad guy but og pso had really clean angles and lines on armor, boxy mecha...
I guess the new HuMar in new genesis looks alright
Sometimes I login to collect the daily login and maybe do some weeklys for meseta. Ship 3 is filled to the brim with assholes and trannies. Might transfer soon and do base solely on the new ship.
3 in jp?
You will see the same shit in Ship 1 and 2, though. 4 is actual dead.
NGS is an alright expansion, haven't seen some of the newer late-game stuff recently added. Still wish they didn't kill base for NGS, it isn't as good.
i downloaded it and within 5 minutes realized it was garbage. noone should have to play this shit when ffxiv exists
Item mall cosmetic exclusive, obtuse currencies etc.. mean I don't bother, the same way I don't play Korean grinder MMOs or gacha garbage. It would be a pity if the gameplay was actually enjoyable but if the whole thing is focused around monetization then that can get fucked.
I will never forgive sega for abandoning base for NGS when it was clearly not ready in any capacity. I still feel like it isn't in a great place honestly.
They should just automated the concert and give a basic mission pass in Base. People still play Base to this day, surprisingly.
NGS is trash stop making these threads to attract attention to your dying game. SEGA self sabotaged a financially successful game which many people loved in order to release an unfinished alpha for a sequel built on the jenga pile that is known as the 15 year old codebase. Fuck you, fuck SEGA and fuck anyone who has now condemned Phantasy Star to lower than mediocrity. I will NOT play your game and I will advise everyone I know/speak to to also avoid it.
Nah, is shit, honestly I want blue protocol to kill it but by how shit that game is looking I don't think it will happen.
>its good now
>He unironically says while Sega retardedly adds more classes, uncaps the level cap by 15 every 1-2 months and thinks that's "content."
>BUT ANON THEY'VE ADDED THREE AREAS IN THREE YEARS!
That's nice, retard. But:
>Story content is 20mins-1hour MAXIMUM for the new areas
>Side content is just story characters saying something for 1min-15mins at you
>Nothing substantial or different
Dark Falz is about the only time the game tried to change the pace of the game up and that's a fucking random Urgent Quest.
They halt the level cap until June, we fight and kill Dark Falz, and Not!Luster is making their appearance soon.
>Sega continues to throw weapons at you for free
>Sega thinks raising BP for new content to keep the min-max whiners is content
I literally have not been able to do UQ's for like 2-3 months now because I burned out and can't give a fuck to keep hitting the raising BP "cap" for new content to appeal to 2% of their playerbase that whines that they have to "carry" my ass because I don't tweak because Sega's affix and skill systems are shite.
>NGS updates are just "PLEASE BE EXCITEDU!!!!" for Gacha Scratch Tickets and a year off new areas.
>Every question is obvious shills/plants that do nothing for the actual game
>Surveys haven't been done in 2 years when their results showed **JAPAN** was more pissed about the state of the game than Global by a magnitude of about 20%.
Nah, they haven't improved shit from launch. I stick around due to sunk cost fallacy and the fact that season passes are fast to complete (3 weeks of 4 and just doing the 4 daily quests that are about 20 mins maximum a day). But there is no reason to login beyond the dailies at this point.
Unironically play the game. Anyone that bother enhancing that kaiser weapon they grind, rank 7 or 8 weapon to +60, add augment (they're pennies and exchange get you some for free if you have the material), use the give me armor from Stia or the event could easily get into the UQ. If anything, its should be more restricting due to how many no-damage players joining the run and failing every dps check.
>Unironically play the game.
Hopefully nobody is this retarded.
at least its free
There are many better games that are also free, but if being "free" is your metric of quality then you have no standards nor do you value your time. Embarrassing.
the new dark falz fight is the single fun piece of content in the game, and the new copy-paste event shit already outclasses it for drops
Trunk is pretty low-tier on the rank 8 weapon set, though. Pot isn't a DPS boost and has lower attack than the Doll weapon and Gunblaze.
Slayer looks ass compared to Luster
Its because Slayer use Base Gunblade model, the side weapon that anyone can use.
another reason why ngs is trash, they wouldnt have issues if it was a new game with a new engine. base is better in every way
They probably won't pull another PSO2 Hero (but it is Sega so they'll accidentally do it).
Everything is going to be categorically mid, in-between the original PSO2 classes and the hyper successor classes.
The NGS classes will forever be ghetto versions of the successors, and new classes won't be allowed to outshine the ones that already exist.
I tried it again the other day just to be sure it's garbage. It is still garbage.
I think a lot of what ruins it is the music. They broke the long standing tradition of the series having top tier music. It's like they just said fuck it.
I loved the space theme of the base game... ;_;
Lucky you, because it all points that we are going to space soon or late, the planet is actually artificial.
Coom models ruined the chance for any legitimate conversation about the game in certain spaces
Aina and the Stia girl are superior to Manon in every way and you know it. Im not even sure if shes human.
It's so much better than it was last year, but it was a 3/10 in that time frame so being a 6/10 now isn't exactly impressive compared to games that don't go live half a year too soon. You'd do better shilling this game after we get off of the disaster that is Halphia, assuming it gets better, which they'll probably fuck up. Also wait until housing comes out, assuming they don't fuck that up too, which they will. You really just need to be better housing than FFXIV, which is a stunningly low bar to clear.
I still rock a gunblaze fixa attack 3 launcher, dark falz refuses to give me 5 neos or 1 launcher.
Because NGS is dull and repetitive. At least I can log into PSO2 base have a variety of things I can do. If I log into NGS, there's going to be exactly one location you want to grind at and that will present exactly the same loop, unless you want drops from somewhere else.
i dont think there is another mmo out there with less to offer
There's nothing to do besides grind for pennies and I can run in circles grinding in better games for better rewards which also have a lot of other content to enjoy like BDO. Game also looks and handles poorly with really bad UI stuff like your name being a string of numbers when you join a guild or add a friend so you have to go into the character launch menu to change some setting. It's just stupid and not intuitive or enjoyable. Also the characters look really weird like a deviantart model maker built them
shit i dont even touch pso2 anymore because it wanted to have all of new genesis files anyway
I'm done with this series unless they make an actual new game while pretending anything past PSO2EP3 never existed.
We're not going to space. We're going minecraft while Manon and Aina screw around in that floating tower.
I want to mating press my player character, but beyond that it's a dogshit game
no phantom no play
The game will be good when it goes back to the instanced missions of base and reverts the affixing system so trash can once again have value. We have a quest counter. Use it and stop with the failed open world.
The smart thing would be to pivot back to quest counter stuff when we're off this boring fake planet. Also bring back permanent scheduled UQs if they insist on doing the UQ model. No one is going to log on except for that and dailies anyway, unless they start pumping out content like Divide for EP6.
Certain part of the system I would keep. Upslotting RNG can go to hell.
Does NGS have sex kittens in it? No? Then I (and everyone else) dont give a shit
You could make 1:1 any cat girl you want thank to the customzation. People already modded porn on top of it.
NGS's customization is hideous
Only people who abuse it to make abominations. It's pretty nice when used conservatively.
Shes not even that hot. And shes brown..
Avoid /pso2g/ at all costs, they all sick mfs and bleeding the general dry for years.
Avoid anything in /vg/ at all costs. The whole board is just memeing about BBC and NTR, from what I've seen.
I miss when /vg/ was good
>tons of OC
>anons actually playing games together
No. It's never not been /vg/ - marketing general
only worse when gwiz has a jannie on a leash and that autist from mhg came and shit it up more.
I visited /pso2g/ out of curiosity and there was next to no discussion about anything related to the current state or future of the game. Just anons showing off their OCs. So it seems Ganker is the only place to have a semi-decent discussion because the pso2 discord and Reddit have literal chud janny mods them while /pso2g/ is just /cgl/
I miss base pso2 so much bros. I just can't get into the gameplay loop of NGS at all.
Is there any chance at all they'd add summoner so I can be a lazy shit in NG too?
Summoner is already a thing in NGS, but you fight more like a stand user than summoning things to fight for you.
Ahh I didn't realize wakers were a thing, it's not really the same thing but I do admit it is making me interested in picking up NG
NGS so soulless it dropped the PSO naming scheme for Rappys.
PSO: Rag(ol) Rappy
PSO2: Nav(erius) Rappy
Why the fuck aren't they Hal(pha) Rappy??
Because Halpha is obviously not a real planet?
They're still Rappys native to the locale of Halpha, which is why the naming scheme should remain in place.
Those Rappys are the space traveling kind. The one that could talk to you.
I enjoyed pso2 a lot. NGS however...
I played for like a month and a half after release.
Lack of content, lazy event(s), shit optimization, constant crashes, awful economy and terrible GMs just made me give up on the game.
There was a story leak earlier due to the voice clips being in the game for a very long time.
>ARKS from Base PSO2 is still a thing
>They get the bright idea to make robots that are capable of autonomous combat
>"But wait! How do we know if they're good!?
>"Let's make an artificial planet, drop the dolls there, and then populate it with some test-tube babies. We'll tell the Dolls to hate the test tube babies! Whoever wins the war is who we keep for our army!"
Also, Mannon is the one that tells the player all of this. She's in on it and doesn't say shit when Aina's dad dies.
And yes, he really is fucking dead.
Nice AI slop
who was in the wrong here?
If we don't backhand Manon, our character honestly sucks
At first I was happy about the Astra series
being untradeable drops, but turns out the drop rate is absolute shit for the 15 minutes it takes to run the UQ. And getting a fixa is even more unlikely. It's been out for about 1 month and i've barely seen 1 fixa and 1 CV drop
the ticket drop rate on the new LQ also sucks ass
and there's nothing to do other than farming dominas until the new class in 1 month
Not like it will get outdated when the next chapter happen in May. If you already max out your Kaiser/Crysta/Obsidian/Gunblaze, you could just stick with those. If you only want to kill Aegis and only in that specific fight, you could just get a Neos Justitean.
>JP IP blocked on Shit Genesis release
>its been one trainwreck after another ever since
Its not even worth it at this point.
i hope halpha was just a simulation
what is even the pretense to play?
PSO had a mystery to uncover, and GOAT atmosphere to frame the dungeon crawling.
PSO2 just ended up being shallow mission grinding because(?) and a shitty seasonal anime.
What's the 'point' of NGS?
Like PSO2 post-Ep3, it's a dressup game with shallow, flashy combat to lure you in. Open world is the new "revolutionary" feature of the gameplay but they're about to give up on that too.
>but they're about to give up on that too.
They didn't. They can just use Halpha for any UQ/event quest/field race/obscure level in the tower/cutscene without making more or ignored. God forbid anyone ran an exploration in Base for over 2 minutes, despite all the randomized detail each exploration has.
So there is no mystery to uncover? No creeping dark or anything just behind the veil?
It's just a science-fantasy playpen with a vain "go anywhere do anything" bullet point?
He's being only slightly reductive. The prevailing mystery from day one is what are the Dolls, the main enemy type of the game, and why are they attacking people? There's a massive structure that can be clearly seen in every zones skybox as well that the game mostly ignores but is very clearly the climax of this busted story arc.
honestly sounds even worse. So there's something goin on, but despite the open world, players can't actually do anything of consequence until live-service flips some bytes and lets players into anything of consequence.
Do we know for sure they're giving that up?
I miss JP EP2-3 so fucking much.
is this brain dead easy like most mmo?
i reached lvl 70 by just holding down a button
Outside of Slayer being the bootleg Luster class, no and I don't think they are going to.
>its good now
have they added phantom or any of the scion classes?
They haven't even added a second intro yet. Meanwhile PSO2 had 80 gazillion of those. The least they could do is to update the title screen to show that the games more than just Aelio now, but nah...
They should change it to a FFXI style crawl over the various landscapes/areas.
I only played PSO2 for the casino
NG did away with the Casino
I just dont like the inventory management of PSO2. Way too much crap loot to sift through.
The cash shop was also too garden gnomey. Storage as a fucking real money rental?
the entire user interface management is a nightmare
Give me a PSO reboot that's actually about us being a merc exploring dangerous alien worlds, interacting with the locals, and slaying tons of native wildlife for their loot drops. Multiplayer optional.
Since pso2g is a wasteland of anons not discussing the game, thought I'd give it a shot asking here: are the "exploit" items worth a damn? do people really add them as augments over pure stat boosts?
Only during events on element weapons that come with it preaffixed and have a seasonal augment that increase damage to seasonal enemies
Otherwise no, element is never worth it over raw potency augs or a regular weapon.
Thanks. Going to trash them and free up some storage space. I imagine I should dump the status wards as well.
Pretty sure you can trade them in for actually useful shit at the item lab
I played the demo for the PSP game and really liked it. Probably put over 50 hours in just the demo. Never bought the game. Heard about this and tried it, but I hated it. Went back and tried the PSP game on an Emulator, but got bored after 2 hours.
Not for me.
>no new PAs just the defaults
>no PA leveling all L1 forever
>ranger still shit like it is in pso2
I'm finally getting around to getting everything to cap, just two more classes at 60, and I have been amazed at how uninterested I've been in most of the weapon types. Katana and Jet Boots feel great, Knuckles is alright, but other than that it's boring.
THATS A MANON BABY
>f factor infections are back|
im too tired for a plot reuse. also there's rumors about them bringing back instanced missions like with pso2, and removing the whole gameplay importance of the "open world" fields for diversity.
It's not only complete dogshit, but it ruined PSO2 by splitting the playerbase. Filled with nothing but whale coomers crowded around towns avoiding the shitty button-mashing gameplay.
Nope still shit, this -ultra- update better be Oracle coming back to pick us up with better gameplay
I like how ngs has less real mechanical depth than psu's later days and i mean that without a shred of hyperbole
I had fun playing katana braver in PSO2, shame NGS is terrible.
weren't the other psos on just one world? Or was it like pso2? NGS is just so fucking bland.
PSO was just Ragol but it didn't suck
PSU was multiple planets too, I didn't play very much so I can't comment