Joined: 07 May 2006
|Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:20 am Post subject: The end of PSOBB (Sega JP)
|After six years of service, the Japanese Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst game servers are coming to a close. Here is a brief synopsis of how the final two months will play out.
* November 29: Hunters License sales and usage of all special access codes halted.
* November 30 - December 27: Free access to the game servers.
* December 14 - December 27: Special bonuses applied (rare drops x10, rare enemies x5, EXP x2).
* December 27: Servers go offline at 4:00p.m. JST.
But fear not, you enduring Hunters of Ragol! In that same announcement, SonicTeam mention that they are in discussions to grant access to a Phantasy Star Online 2 "user participation test" (among other things) to Japanese PSOBB subscribers at a later time. No further details are known at the moment, but stay tuned. We'll be posting more information as it surfaces! In the meantime, jump in the ongoing discussion of this news at the forum.
Seems JP PSOBB is finally closing. I don't think this directly effects anyone in OSG, since we're all on Schtserv, but it looks like Schtserv will likely see an increase in players soon.