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Hasemo
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(05-22-2012, 12:31 PM)
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Second half of June, to be exact. It's still a "rough estimate" and the information itself comes from the closed beta report published today.

In other news:
- Participants of the pre-open beta will receive "something", which will be unveiled at a later date. As of now, we know about some room item given to players who reached a certain level in the closed beta.
- The sign up page for open beta will go live tomorrow.
- Open beta characters will be carried over to the "retail" version of the game, pre-open beta characters will NOT transfer over.

Edit:
As twentytwo22 pointed out:
- No IP block of any kind was present during the previous tests (although near the end of CB rumors of one have appeared)
- The game is completely in Japanese, but there were English patches released during the course of previous tests

If you're getting a "language error" while creating a Sega account, add "Japanese" to the languages of your browser.

Edit2:
Apparently, all who participated in previous tests don't have to do anything to opt in as it will be done automatically.

Edit3:
Ok, my bad, the second half of June is apparently the date for the pre-open beta, not the "normal" one. Although, if everything goes smoothly, we can expect OB very soon.

Edit4:
Registration is up - link.

Edit5:
Pre-open beta last day schedule (thanks ezodagrom):

Japan:
- 19:00 ~ 26:00

UK:
- 11:00 ~ 18:00

USA East Coast:

- 06:00 (AM) ~ 1:00 (PM)

USA West Coast:
- 03:00 (AM) ~ 10:00 (AM)

Last edited by Hasemo; 06-16-2012 at 12:00 PM.
Arksy
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(05-22-2012, 12:35 PM)
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Is this open for worldwide participation? Is there an English client or is this Japanese only?
twentytwo22
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(05-22-2012, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Arksy

Is this open for worldwide participation? Is there an English client or is this Japanese only?

Yeah, it isn't IP blocked or anything (although I guess it could be implemented if they feel like it).

It's only in Japanese but for the closed beta there was a team who put out a pretty extensive translation patch already.

Now that I know open beta characters transfer into the final game, I'm going to be a little more hardcore about it this time for sure.
MightyKAC
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(05-22-2012, 12:45 PM)
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Missed the closed beta (much to my dismay) but I'm going all in on this one. And when it goes gold it will pretty much be my Diablo 3.
Raide
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(05-22-2012, 12:53 PM)
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Managed to play some of the CB before my new graphics card turned up. Was ok but not great. Now I have to wait till Open to try out the new card. :D
DoctorWho
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(05-22-2012, 12:53 PM)
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Looking forward to this!
Skyfireblaze
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(05-22-2012, 01:05 PM)
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And there it goes finally, I'm so looking forward to this and playing again, thanks for posting the news! :D I hope everything will go smoothly for SEGA so we can enter the true Open Beta rather quick.

Was there any announcement if the pre Open Beta will already included the Open Beta content? One would assume so I guess but you never know.
Raide
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(05-22-2012, 01:05 PM)
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Now we wait for the EU/US announcement!
Adam Prime
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(05-22-2012, 01:06 PM)
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Guess I need to buy a computer...?

Or wait for iOS version? Decisions!
SparkTR
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(05-22-2012, 01:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Adam Prime

Guess I need to buy a computer...?

Or wait for iOS version? Decisions!

If I remember right the iOS and PC versions are different things.
RyougaSaotome
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(05-22-2012, 01:15 PM)
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I'm in. Like Kyle said, I'll be going at this one a lot more hardcore knowing that it'll carry over.
Ogni-XR21
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(05-22-2012, 01:48 PM)
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I will probably wait for an English patch to be released before I jump in. I'm just not cut out for digging through Japanese menus any more.
Vanillalite
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(05-22-2012, 01:55 PM)
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Do we need to resign up if we were already in the Closed Beta or is this it's own thing so we need to resign up?!?!
Netto-kun
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(05-22-2012, 02:04 PM)
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And there goes my summer.

Originally Posted by Brettison

Do we need to resign up if we were already in the Closed Beta or is this it's own thing so we need to resign up?!?!

According to the very end of the closed beta report, no resign-up is needed for those who participated in the closed beta.
Hasemo
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(05-22-2012, 03:34 PM)
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Could a mod change the "open" part of the topic to "pre-open"? Thanks.
Also, as stated in one of the edits, the pOB characters won't be transferred over to the OB.
Last edited by Hasemo; 05-22-2012 at 03:42 PM.
Midou
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(05-22-2012, 04:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ogni-XR21

I will probably wait for an English patch to be released before I jump in. I'm just not cut out for digging through Japanese menus any more.

Then you can jump in right away, all the menus plus some of the quests are translated.
StarCreator
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(05-22-2012, 04:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Keiician

Could a mod change the "open" part of the topic to "pre-open"? Thanks.
Also, as stated in one of the edits, the pOB characters won't be transferred over to the OB.

How about our closed beta characters? That would be awesome if there's going to be a wipe after the pre-open beta anyway.
ponpo
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(05-22-2012, 04:54 PM)
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Urge to buy a gaming pc at critical levels.
VariantX
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(05-22-2012, 04:59 PM)

Originally Posted by ponpo

Urge to buy a gaming pc at critical levels.

I built mine about a week ago and this game was at the top of the reasons why. I am so ready for this game to come out already.
ezodagrom
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(05-22-2012, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Adam Prime

Guess I need to buy a computer...?

Or wait for iOS version? Decisions!

The iOS version is going to be a simpler single player game that has access to a few social features from the main game (like checking the email or the player shops).
The PC and Vita versions will be similar though (with the Vita version having lower graphics quality, of course), and if everything goes well during the tests of the Vita version, Vita players will play together with PC players.
anotherVegan
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(05-22-2012, 05:05 PM)
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Isn't this going to be Free2Play in the end? If so, my body is so ready.
Wyndstryker
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(05-22-2012, 05:10 PM)
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I can see my social life disappearing for awhile as I will be dealing with Your Maj...*cough* Emergency Codes all the time.
Blueblur1
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(05-22-2012, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by StarCreator

How about our closed beta characters? That would be awesome if there's going to be a wipe after the pre-open beta anyway.

Pour out a 40 for them because they're probably long gone by now.
ezodagrom
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(05-22-2012, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by anotherVegan

Isn't this going to be Free2Play in the end? If so, my body is so ready.

Yep, free to play. There are some features that are locked from free players, and they're only available when paying a subscription fee (like trading with other players, using the "my room", creating a players shop), but the core of the game (story, areas/quests, equipment, skills) will be available for free players.
Cornbread78
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(05-22-2012, 05:13 PM)
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Has there been a formal Western launch date for VITA been announced yet?
Reclaimer
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(05-22-2012, 05:14 PM)
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Is this version the same as the Vita/consoles version?
ezodagrom
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(05-22-2012, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cornbread78

Has there been a formal Western launch date for VITA been announced yet?

There hasn't been any western announcement for any of the versions of PSO2.

Originally Posted by Reclaimer

Is this version the same as the Vita/consoles version?

There's no "consoles" version, just Vita, but yeah, the PC and Vita versions should have the same content.
Cornbread78
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(05-22-2012, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by ezodagrom

There hasn't been any western announcement for any of the versions of PSO2.


There's no "consoles" version, just Vita, but yeah, the PC and Vita versions should have the same content.


Damn them.... Damn them.......
Reclaimer
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(05-22-2012, 05:21 PM)
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And still no way to play Phantasy Star PSP on my Vita? Pretty hyped for PSO2, but haven't played PSO heavily since the Dreamcast/GameCube.
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ezodagrom
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(05-23-2012, 05:04 PM)
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Pre-Open Beta Registration Guide:
http://bumped.org/psublog/phantasy-s...tration-guide/
Vanillalite
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(05-23-2012, 05:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Netto-kun

And there goes my summer.


According to the very end of the closed beta report, no resign-up is needed for those who participated in the closed beta.

Pimp! Thanks! I don't have to renavigate the world of Japanese websites via chrome translate to register again! LoL
Chauncy Talon
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(05-23-2012, 09:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by DoctorWho

Looking forward to this!

So am I. I just hope I can get stuff done because PSO messed me up.
VariantX
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(05-23-2012, 09:21 PM)

Originally Posted by ezodagrom

Pre-Open Beta Registration Guide:
http://bumped.org/psublog/phantasy-s...tration-guide/

Thanks for the link, registered and ready
Skyfireblaze
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(05-23-2012, 11:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by ezodagrom

Pre-Open Beta Registration Guide:
http://bumped.org/psublog/phantasy-s...tration-guide/

Thanks for the link! If I was already in the closed beta, do I have to do any of this?
Emitan
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(05-23-2012, 11:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skyfireblaze

Thanks for the link! If I was already in the closed beta, do I have to do any of this?

Nope, you're good!
br0ken_shad0w
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(05-24-2012, 12:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by ezodagrom

Yep, free to play. There are some features that are locked from free players, and they're only available when paying a subscription fee (like trading with other players, using the "my room", creating a players shop), but the core of the game (story, areas/quests, equipment, skills) will be available for free players.

Nice, the monthly fee is what's stopped me from getting TERA.
Zekes!
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(05-24-2012, 12:08 AM)
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I need to play this game.

Anyone think I'll be able to run this on my 15-inch Macbook Pro if I install Windows?
Alrix
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(05-24-2012, 12:10 AM)
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I thought this was only coming out in Japan?
Emitan
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(05-24-2012, 12:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alrix

I thought this was only coming out in Japan?

So?
Skyfireblaze
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(05-24-2012, 11:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Billiechu

Nope, you're good!

Alright that's great, thank you! :D
LiquidMetal14
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(05-24-2012, 11:24 PM)
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Registered too.
spyhunterzero
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(05-25-2012, 01:12 AM)
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And registered. Thanks for the info and registration guide guys.
Kandinsky
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(05-25-2012, 01:40 AM)
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Done, thanks for the info guys!
UrbanRats
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(05-25-2012, 01:43 AM)
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Done.

Will i be able to use the characters from the character editor released some time ago?
StarCreator
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(05-25-2012, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by UrbanRats

Done.

Will i be able to use the characters from the character editor released some time ago?

The closed beta client loaded saved presets from the character creator directly, so I don't see why it wouldn't be the same going forward.
Seraphinianus
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(05-25-2012, 01:53 AM)
this is pretty japanese heavy, right?

meh, i should sign up anyway.
Mistle
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(05-25-2012, 01:58 AM)
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Awesome. Had fun in the closed beta
Emitan
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(05-25-2012, 02:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Seraphinianus

this is pretty japanese heavy, right?

meh, i should sign up anyway.

Even without the translation patch I could figure out most of the vital stuff until I got to matter board stuff.
Seraphinianus
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(05-25-2012, 02:13 AM)

Originally Posted by Billiechu

Even without the translation patch I could figure out most of the vital stuff until I got to matter board stuff.


sounds good, i'm in.

are the item boxes all color coded the same as PSO and PSP1+2?
Lavalamp1138
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(05-25-2012, 03:26 AM)
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I ended up registering the day the last beta had ended so I logged into the Sega ID thing and when I scrolled down to the PS02 link this was underneath the link instead of the 'Service Registration' button: サービス利用登録済. What does this mean?

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