History VideoGame / PhantasyStarOnline

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.
14th Mar '16 4:25:56 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* BattleBaton: Wand-type weapons are based on batons (with one tier of weapons explicitly called Baton). Their animation tends to be a bit spinnier than most weapons.
4th Feb '16 5:14:27 AM darkknight109
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* ApocalypticLog: In ''Phantasy Star Online'', Red Ring Rico's log goes from helpful tutorial to an increasingly depressing ApocalypticLog as the game progresses. Heathcliff Flowen pens his own in ''Episode II''.


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* AntidoteEffect: Zig-Zagged. Antidotes are more or less useless, since poison deals little damage, is generally easy to avoid, and all characters either gain access to a tech that heals it at Tech Level 1 almost immediately, or are just flat-out immune to poison. However, Antiparalysis and Sol Atomizers can be a bit more useful, as they can heal Paralysis and, in the case of the latter, Shock - two status effects which can be crippling and which cannot otherwise be self-healed. However, high level characters often get access to Cure/Status armour slots, which render that character immune to certain status effects.
** This also tends to be true of healing items. Aside from Androids (which cannot cast Techs), all characters quickly gain access to Resta, which can be used far more readily than healing items and costs almost no money to recharge. However, at high levels, Trimates and Star Atomizers remain useful for the fact that they heal instantly and cannot be cancelled by an enemy attack; although the casting time for Resta is very short, it does exist and if the player is surrounded, healing items can prove to be the difference between life and death.
* ApocalypticLog: In ''Phantasy Star Online'', Red Ring Rico's log goes from helpful tutorial to an increasingly depressing ApocalypticLog as the game progresses. Heathcliff Flowen pens his own in ''Episode II''.
28th Jan '16 6:27:17 AM Dark
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* KaizoTrap: Beating the Dragon at the end of the Forest stages is quite a difficult, but very rewarding, accomplishment for new players. This accomplishment can be quickly undone by having the dragon fall on you and kill you in the victory cutscene, when the camera pans away from the players (which makes it difficult to see where your character is in relation to the dying dragon). Reviving fallen allies is rarely possible, as revive items are relatively rare and expensive at this point in the game, making this an incredibly frustrating experience - even moreso in single player mode.
7th Jan '16 7:14:55 PM Steam_Lord
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* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:Part of Rico's human body can still be seen as fused into Dark Falz's first two forms, [[PainfulTransformation horribly mutated and writhing in pain]]. You can still see Rico's red ring]] on one of the arms if you look closely. As for Flowen, we get an idea of what happened to him thanks to ''Episode 2's'' [[ApocalypticLog Apocalyptic Logs]]. One tidbit of NightmareFuel: We learn that the mutation begins as the wounds inflicted on Flowen by Dark Falz's infant form shift and change shape ...]]

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* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler:Part of Rico's human body can still be seen as fused into Dark Falz's first two forms, [[PainfulTransformation horribly mutated and writhing in pain]]. You can still see Rico's red ring]] on one of the arms if you look closely.closely (it falls off after the creature dies). As for Flowen, we get an idea of what happened to him thanks to ''Episode 2's'' [[ApocalypticLog Apocalyptic Logs]]. One tidbit of NightmareFuel: We learn that the mutation begins as the wounds inflicted on Flowen by Dark Falz's infant form shift and change shape ...]]
19th Dec '15 7:01:34 PM Mattwo
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* MeaningfulName: Rag rappies can only be found on '''Rag'''ol and Del Rappies resemble Delsabers.
** Orga Flow[[spoiler:en]]
** Ragol is a japanese anagram of Algol.
14th Nov '15 1:44:15 PM ShadowBlazer
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** Episode II uses the first dungeon music from the first ''Phantasy Star.''
27th Oct '15 8:45:31 AM darkknight109
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* TheCorruption: D-cells, the "virus" created by Dark Falz. It corrupts anything it infects - including animals, people, and even machines and computer systems - and turns them into hyper-violent monsters in thrall to Falz. It's even hinted to be responsible for the destruction of the planet Coral before the game begins, as the planet began to die shortly after a meteor containing D-cells crashed onto the planet (seemingly launched from Ragol).
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