History VideoGame / PhantasyStarOnline

18th May '17 10:29:11 PM Antronach
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'''Episode III''' is a CardBattleGame sequel about two rival groups- the government-approved Hunters and the rebellious Arkz faction- and their battle for control over the revolutionary C.A.R.D. (Compressed Alternate Reality Data) technology.

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'''Episode III''' is a CardBattleGame sequel exclusive to the Gamecube. Set 50 years after ''Episode II'', it's about two rival groups- the government-approved Hunters and the rebellious Arkz faction- and their battle for control over the revolutionary C.A.R.D. (Compressed Alternate Reality Data) technology.
technology as humanity finally prepares Ragol for colonization.
23rd Apr '17 12:40:36 AM Urameshi
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** Not completely nameless, as you you can see her name if you open your chat window. Of course, there's no reason to do that on an offline quest, unless you really want to know the names of the NPCs.
13th Apr '17 1:46:01 PM Gosicrystal
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* LostForever: For those versions that can no longer go online since the official servers shut down, all online-only items are now Lost Forever (excluding the use of a cheat device to spawn them).
** The Ragol Ring and Kireek's scythe, the Soul Eater, require the player to perform quests in a specific order and give a specific series of answers. If you screw it up, those items are impossible to attain on that character/difficulty level. Worse, the two items require the player to give different answers to the same question, so you can only ever get one on a specific character/difficulty level.
** The Ragol Ring is really bad in this regard, since dying while it's equipped will remove it from the game. SO not only is it easily missable, but it's unusable too.


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** For those versions that can no longer go online since the official servers shut down, all online-only items are now lost for good (excluding the use of a cheat device to spawn them).
** The Ragol Ring and Kireek's scythe, the Soul Eater, require the player to perform quests in a specific order and give a specific series of answers. If you screw it up, those items are impossible to attain on that character/difficulty level. Worse, the two items require the player to give different answers to the same question, so you can only ever get one on a specific character/difficulty level.
** The Ragol Ring is really bad in this regard, since dying while it's equipped will remove it from the game. SO not only is it easily missable, but it's unusable too.
20th Mar '17 2:33:07 AM darkknight109
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* MasterOfUnlocking: Many of the [=NPCs=] can open doors that the player cannot. However, probably the one most notorious for his unlocking skills is Bernie, to the point where he - and his "See? I have the knack" catchphrase - have reached MemeticMutation status.
23rd Jan '17 6:07:38 PM Xtifr
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* ShoutOut: A number of weapons and items reference the original games; the ''Neiclaw,'' the ''Falclaw''/''Rika's Claw'', the ''Elsydeon,'' and the ''Prophets of Motav''. There's also weapons and items that reference other Sega series; the [[FantasyZone Opa Opa]] makes another appearance, for example, this time as a Mag.

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* ShoutOut: A number of weapons and items reference the original games; the ''Neiclaw,'' the ''Falclaw''/''Rika's Claw'', the ''Elsydeon,'' and the ''Prophets of Motav''. There's also weapons and items that reference other Sega series; the [[FantasyZone [[VideoGame/FantasyZone Opa Opa]] makes another appearance, for example, this time as a Mag.
31st Dec '16 5:36:53 PM Xtifr
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'''''Phantasy Star Online''''' is a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame Massively Multiplayer Online]] {{Action RPG}} released for the Sega Dreamcast, then for the PC, Xbox and Gamecube that carries on the legacy of the VideoGame/PhantasyStar franchise.

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'''''Phantasy ''Phantasy Star Online''''' Online'' is a [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame Massively Multiplayer Online]] {{Action RPG}} released for the Sega Dreamcast, then for the PC, Xbox and Gamecube that carries on the legacy of the VideoGame/PhantasyStar franchise.
18th Dec '16 12:02:12 AM Antronach
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* ArcWords: Sort of- several boss themes (usually FinalBoss themes) have names with "IDOLA" in them, for some reason. This has led some to believe that an ''Episode IV'' boss, Shambertin, is the TrueFinalBoss for that episode; His theme is "IDOLA-The Fanatic Viper".

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* ArcWords: Sort of- several boss themes (usually FinalBoss themes) have names with "IDOLA" in them, for some reason.them[[labelnote:*]]Idola can translate to idol and shadow, which given Dark Falz's precedence, makes sense[[/labelnote]]. This has led some to believe that an ''Episode IV'' boss, Shambertin, is the TrueFinalBoss for that episode; His theme is "IDOLA-The Fanatic Viper".
31st Jul '16 8:04:37 PM Antronach
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** Very much so for the Needle weapons, whose range is similar to the short range but high power mechguns in exchange for shooting as fast as a Rifle.



* SummonMagic: Upon hitting level 10, 35, and 50, [=MAGs=] learn a Photon Blast, a powerful summon technique that does damage, heals, or buffs you based on your [=MAG's=] IQ.

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* SummonMagic: Upon hitting level 10, 35, and 50, [=MAGs=] evolve and learn a Photon Blast, a powerful summon technique that does damage, heals, or buffs you based on your [=MAG's=] IQ.



** Some monsters have rare variants. They're stronger and have nastier tricks up their selves, but getting rare drops from them are a cinch. It's just getting them to spawn is the hard part.

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** Some monsters have rare variants. They're stronger and have nastier tricks up their selves, but getting rare drops from them are a cinch.cinch, with most of them being at 87.5% or 50%. It's just getting them to spawn is the hard part.



* UselessUsefulSpell: Megid, an extremely high-costed single hit spell that ''might'' kill the enemy. However, either get the right items or play a [[BlackMagicianGirl FOnewearl]], and it'll penetrate.

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* UselessUsefulSpell: Megid, an extremely high-costed single hit spell that ''might'' kill the enemy. However, either get the right items or play a [[BlackMagicianGirl FOnewearl]], and it'll penetrate.never miss, allowing the spell to work sometimes.
31st Jul '16 7:51:51 PM Antronach
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* ArcWords: Sort of- several boss themes (usually FinalBoss themes) have names beginning with "IDOLA", for some reason. This has led some to believe that an ''Episode IV'' boss, Shambertin, is the TrueFinalBoss for that episode; His theme is "IDOLA-The Fanatic Viper".

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* ArcWords: Sort of- several boss themes (usually FinalBoss themes) have names beginning with "IDOLA", "IDOLA" in them, for some reason. This has led some to believe that an ''Episode IV'' boss, Shambertin, is the TrueFinalBoss for that episode; His theme is "IDOLA-The Fanatic Viper".



* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Ino'lis]] in ''Episode III'' after she inadvertently [[spoiler:causes the death of her crush]].

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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Ino'lis]] [[spoiler:Ino'lis in ''Episode III'' after she inadvertently [[spoiler:causes causes the death of her crush]].



** The Yellowboze Section ID has only three exclusive drops, all of which are unimpressive, but it drops all weapons with the same frequency as well as having the most amount of rares and (before Blue Burst) had a 3% to get Hit% instead of the standard 1%. As such, it's always a safe option for anyone offline and provides good trade opportunities online.



** Episode 4 is this in regards to the difficulty scale from Episode 2. To note, Episode 2 can be cleared after doing Episode 1 on the same difficulty, if a bit overleveled. Episode 4 should only be done if you can do Episode 2 on the next difficulty.



* HyperspaceArsenal: As with most [=RPGs=]' inventory systems, but more obvious in ''Phantasy Star Online'' and not readily explained.
** Justified by the technology of the time... all items can be compressed into a capsule form. The fact that you have 30 spots for items, no matter the size implies that you can hold 30 fully compressed capsules.

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* HyperspaceArsenal: As with most [=RPGs=]' inventory systems, but more obvious in ''Phantasy Star Online'' and not readily explained.
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now. Justified by the technology of the time... all time however. All items can be compressed into a capsule form. The fact that you have 30 spots for items, no matter the size implies that you can hold 30 fully compressed capsules.



* InfinityPlusOneSword: There's at least one per weapon type. The Tsumikiri J-Sword, the Double Cannon, Guld Milla, and the Psycho Wand are probably the most notorious of the bunch. Their drop rates are so infinitesimal, by the time you get them (assuming you ever manage), you've probably reached the level cap with at least one character, making them more of a BraggingRightsReward than anything.

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: There's at least one per weapon type. The Tsumikiri J-Sword, the Double Cannon, Guld Milla, and the Psycho Wand are probably the most notorious of the bunch. Their drop rates are so infinitesimal, by the time you get them (assuming you ever manage), manage to do so), you've probably reached the level cap with at least one character, making them more of a BraggingRightsReward than anything.



* LostForever: For those versions that can no longer go online since the official servers shut down, all online-only items are now Lost Forever (excluding the use of a cheat device to spawn them)

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* LostForever: For those versions that can no longer go online since the official servers shut down, all online-only items are now Lost Forever (excluding the use of a cheat device to spawn them)them).



** Seat Of The Heart, the downloadable offline quest for Episode II. It's an EscortMission through the Temple, Spaceship and Control Area, with the last stretch in the East Tower. There are plenty of cutscenes and telepipes are disabled. Thankfully you can stop and save your progress after the Spaceship and continue on later, but it doesn't help that Elly isn't the most resilient FOneweral.

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** Seat Of The Heart, the downloadable offline quest for Episode II. It's an EscortMission through the Temple, Spaceship and Control Area, with the last stretch in the East Tower. There are plenty of cutscenes and telepipes are disabled. Thankfully you can stop and save your progress after fighting the Spaceship Gol Dragon and continue on later, but it doesn't help that Elly isn't the most resilient FOneweral.nor helpful [=FOneweral=].



** Orga Flow[[spoiler:en]]

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** Orga Flow[[spoiler:en]][[spoiler:Olga "Flowen"]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Red Ring Rico]] accidentally unleashes Dark Falz, and dies for it. The ''players'' would have caused an even worse case: [[spoiler:by defeating Dark Falz over and over again, they only caused him to grow stronger and stronger. Eventually he would have had enough power to completely break free from his bondage in the Ruins and destroy the universe]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Red Ring Rico]] Rico accidentally unleashes Dark Falz, and dies for it. The ''players'' would have caused an even worse case: [[spoiler:by by defeating Dark Falz over and over again, they only caused him to grow stronger and stronger. Eventually he would have had enough power to completely break free from his bondage in the Ruins and destroy the universe]].
2nd Jul '16 10:06:23 AM darkknight109
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* DifficultySpike: Playing online is harder than offline. Plus you'll get less experience points. Though on the flipside, when you do hit a wall offline, you can't just ask other players to help out, so you may be more likely to have to [[LevelGrinding grind]] for a while. Sadly, some of the best quests for grinding quickly are only available online too.

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* DifficultySpike: Playing online is harder than offline. Plus you'll get less experience points. Though on the flipside, when you do hit a wall offline, you can't just ask other players to help out, so you may be more likely to have to [[LevelGrinding grind]] for a while. Sadly, In addition, enemies give more experience online, can be killed faster in groups, and some of the best quests for grinding quickly are only available online too.
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