Hardcore mode is now LIVE!

Sodaboy

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Staff member
You can now create a "Hardcore" account through the web page at http://ephinea.pioneer2.net to play PSO with.

The Hardcore experience differs from the Normal experience in the following ways. Hardcore players:

- Have 2x experience bonus at all times.
- Have 2x rare enemy rate bonus at all times.
- Have a 30% increase in rare item drop rate applied on top of the normal bonuses.
- Can play with Normal players in Normal games, but not vice versa (Normal players joining Hardcore games).
- Cannot be in teams with Normal players (but can create their own for Hardcore players).
- When they die, outside of Challenge and Battle modes, they are dead permanently and the character is instantly deleted, unless they have a Scape Doll on hand. (Moon Atomizers and Reverser won't save you.)

Enjoy.
 
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Nyte

Booma-Rang!
This looks awesome. If i tried this I'd play much much more carefully. The bonus xp would offset that. Great idea!
 

CTB

JK hate paused, busy!
Does that mean Shambertin is offlimits for hardcore accounts?

Interesting idea, dunno if I'll try it now but I will eventually.
 

Xcross

Member
Can a hard mode character share your account bank with your other characters?

If so, the choice of wanting to stack your hm character at the risk of losing all the cool things if they die.

Edit: Nevermind just realized that it is a hard mode account, not character.
 

Mad

Member
Can I recognize Hardcore players somehow? Is their name in a different color? (but I guess this would not work nicely in combination with the Luck color change)
 

Sodaboy

Administrator
Staff member
They have a different colored name, it's reddish. You can totally distinguish it from the other players.
 

Sodaboy

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Staff member
CTB said:
Does that mean Shambertin is offlimits for hardcore accounts?

Interesting idea, dunno if I'll try it now but I will eventually.
You bring up a good point. I will code an exception for POD to allow parties that exist completely of Hardcore characters to play it, provided they meet a certain level requirement on each difficulty.
 

cojp

Member
Is there some kind of denotation on who is a hardcore player? Like, is there name a different color or something?
 

Matt

Administrator
Staff member
No, there isn't.

It's a good job Sodaboy didn't answer this a few posts up.

EDIT: When making a room as a hardcore character, the drop rate displayed is the one that the dynamic drop rate will give you. I'm going to assume this is just a visual error, and the bonus drop rate for H is still applied.
 

Sodaboy

Administrator
Staff member
Matt, it's not an error. Type /partyinfo. The DDR doesn't change, only the rare modifier.

Rare modifier is only shown with that command and not when joining a game or creating one.
 

Matt

Administrator
Staff member
Ah right, I see now.

Also for anyone wondering, this is what it looks like when you die (instant no. 100 error):

IWIp4tt.gif
 

Dumdedoo

Member
Sooooooo what happens if I create a hardcore character an do a run with some random non hardcores. Face Olga Flowen, He goes Orange on me and the randoms will do what any randoms do. and slash him ignoring that only 1 attribute actually hurts him and all the rest hurts me the hardcore player. I of course can't out resta the dmg they are inflicting. And die to get deleted.
 

cojp

Member
Ps0master said:
Too bad you can't share the items with your other characters..
I suspect it's because of the increased rare drop rate. If you could share, you could strap on a level 200 mag, use mats, and stack scape dolls to hunt rares for your 'normal' character.
 
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