Old School PSO players?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Retradium, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. Retradium

    Retradium Member

    So i remember playing on Dreamcast in a clan called GOMD! Gods of mass destruction. I played under the name of Arkane or True Arkane. Was always a Humar. I also played on Gamecube under the name Orion and Zodiak. Man those where the days. Played with a dude named OompaLoompa alot, and another person named Bubbles! Who I believe stayed pretty active on the pso-world forum all the way through to the portable games. Havent been back there in a while myself. I may have even been in a few games with Broomop... Anyways, just curious if I ever played with any of you guys here?
     
  2. PunishedRichard

    PunishedRichard Gothmog

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  3. 500ryu

    500ryu Mean team member #47

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  4. Harborer of Hope

    Harborer of Hope That Others May Live! Staff Member

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    Mew was 2 weeks late or so with the launch on Dreamcast and considers herself an Ancient as well! Welcome Hom ...w...Wait...you played with Broomop??? You Must be...DECONTAMINATEDED!!! *Plays with your new cone...Welcome Home Retra-san! =3
     
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  5. Retradium

    Retradium Member

    I say played with Broomop lightly. Never had his guild card, maybe only ran into him a few times in games. Luckiky he wasnt the one to use ghe Resta PK on me...super salty about that. Lvl 125 character just wiped. I did go on to learn how to do the hack myself and I shared it only with my guild leader and we used it to get back at the players who had been PKing our guild members! Yea it was a bit childish, but losing hundreds of hours of progress in one instant was infuriating. Not to mention we actually had to pay to play this game online and that was like throwing 8 bucks out the window! Good times lol. Honestly that whole hacking thing was ultimately what killed the game for me during the dreamcast days. I didnt even come back for V2. Wasnt until the gamecube version came out that I jumped back in. That time around was alot more fun. Less hackers at the time I played and was able to keep all the characters I had and put in near 800 hours. Then was gone for a few years, came back when i got an xbox and could use softmod to bypass the xbox live only gameplay put in another 300ish hours there too lol. Love that I can still play this game!
     
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  6. conenubi701

    conenubi701 קרטל אל

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    Old school HUmar…. did you play battle mode #2/#3/#6? PM me if you did.
     
  7. Retradium

    Retradium Member

    Nah ive never been much for pvp. Slayin monsters is what I do!
     
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  8. Harborer of Hope

    Harborer of Hope That Others May Live! Staff Member

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    It was Gamecube that some Asshat named Atherin used a mem card corruption code on mew upon entering a lobby... Wiped out YEARS worth of EP 1, 2 ,Aaaand 3! All mews rare cards....POOF! With pay to play you'd think the bastards at SEGA/Sonic Team would be at least HALF as devoted to protecting us as our server gods are here! <3 But Nuuuuuuuuuu!!! =/
     
  9. 500ryu

    500ryu Mean team member #47

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    o_o
     
  10. Cosmic

    Cosmic If you squint really hard i look cool

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    Any good money makers for f2p? I'm broke as a joke atm so i gotta go for a bond or i'll die on the street :^)
     
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  11. Gunderstank

    Gunderstank Member

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  12. Kurri

    Kurri Member

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    I consider myself old school PSO. I played on Xbox live when it first came out for it back in 2004 and played for years. There was a couple asshat hackers on there but it was never really that bad. I played quite a bit back in those days. Then the servers were shut down which is BS as it wouldn't have cost them much to keep them running. Regardless I found Schthack and that was my new home for years and I played on and off from 2007-2008 to 2015. Lost all those characters and items when that crashed.

    Then I played on Ultima for a long while, however while I enjoyed the custom items as well as the buffed monsters in Ultimate mode it was the x3 exp which ruined it for me. FAR to easy to level to 200 with multipliers. It could even be slower, as I enjoy a long grind it makes it worth it. The default PSO x1 exp is perfect. On the other hand Ultima is also pay to win, which I HATE despite the fact that I did donate quite a bit when I played and probably would again should I ever return. There's just no reason not to, but it ruins the gameplay for me. Although I have alot of respect for Larva, Soly, KajeX, sev, and the other mods over there for keeping things running all these years, perhaps I will return to that server again eventually.

    I also played PSU on Xbox 360 and that was fun as well IMO, great game could have been better, but it was a worthy successor to PSO, just needed more "end game" content which PSO BB has TONS of by default.
     
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  13. Minsc

    Minsc Member

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    Started playing February 21, 2001. Not exactly sure when I first went online, may have waited a week. I played with the IGN crew on 16:Cordelia 9.

    Here's a video of the place back when Ver2 was fairly new. Not me playing.

     
  14. Harborer of Hope

    Harborer of Hope That Others May Live! Staff Member

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    THE FEELS!!!!! <3!
     
  15. XiCwoodXi

    XiCwoodXi Mag's Incorporated, UnderGround CEO.

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    I played on Dreamcast, but never got far! I played RAmar as I do now, but never got higher than level 60 because I got NOLDED twice!! I just gave up after that and moved on to other games at the time. That's why i was pretty much a noob when I found this server.
     
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  16. Harborer of Hope

    Harborer of Hope That Others May Live! Staff Member

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    And Now WOODIES Legend GROWS! <3!
     
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  17. XiCwoodXi

    XiCwoodXi Mag's Incorporated, UnderGround CEO.

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    <3
     
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  18. Alakaboom

    Alakaboom Member

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    Pick me.

    I never played online on Dc/GC because fuck paying sega when you're 13.
     
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  19. PlatinumPSO

    PlatinumPSO Member

    I played on DC from launch. My first week I played a FOnewm (named Maxim Chill) but I decided after a week that I wanted to played Hunewearl, so I created Platinum the Hunewearl. Platinum was my character for the rest of DC PSO. Back then the level limit was 100, and Platinum maxed out. I played with a good friend from school who played a HUmar named BBeltJones. I also played with a cool girl I met named Amber and a JP player whose Hunewearl was named A'' (just like that, prolly for Sec ID reasons that were over my head back then). Loved that game to death, and was genuinely sad when interest started to peter out.

    When GC PSO came around I imported the JP version. The JP version launched 6 weeks earlier than the NA version, so along with a lot of other would-be importers, I planned ahead by sending my GC ahead of time to a mod shop. The mod shop added a red button to the back of the GC which allowed my GC to toggle between being a NA GC and a JP GC. Very cool. It was a lot of fun. In the JP version I made a Hucaseal named Val Ki Ri.

    When GC PSO came to North America (NA) I started over and made a Ramarl named Zenith. I really got into that character. At one point my RAmarl was among the top ten highest level Ramarls in the country. She never had luck on rare shot-type weapons, but she had a Red Scorpio (great in those narrow Seabed halls) and a legit Frozen Shooter, plus she found, and then add-slotted to four, and eventually fully evolved a set of special armor to Virus Wear: Lafuteria. That was the armor that, IIRC, started as a basic crappy Stink Frame. But if you evolved it via the Gallon's Shop quest (again, going back a lot of years, but I think that's right) you could put it through several transformations. The final evolution, Virus Wear: Lafuteria, required a character level of 156 to wear. I played a ton online and offline I did tons of SoaB (Soul of a Blacksmith) runs to crack 156 and equip it, which I did. Looked like virus molecules were emanating from your character. Or as my sometimes blunt-speaking friend Balbados would say: looks like Zenith has sperms coming out of her. His words, not mine. LOL.

    NA GC PSO is when I played the most PSO, by far. It came at a time in my life when I had just broken up with someone and I needed an escape. GC PSO was that escape and I loved every photonic moment of it. I played with a lot of great people. Tevren, Baconsteak, Zanth, Balbados, Miau, Metsrock, Sera, Lil ("location: ult locations around the world"), Rykoshet, DiosGX, Flowen (not that Flowen, but he used that name), and many other awesome people.

    We had a series of topics on GameFAQs entitled "The Antares Chronicles v.X" where X was the latest version. Each one capped at 500 posts, and there were dozens and dozens of them. People would talk trash, share finds, plan future meet-ups and in-game runs, all that stuff. Dedicated to playing legit. Many of those folks, including me, eventually transferred over to a private board. Then I got worried about all my online time, and time in-game, and had a protacted, annoying-for-others-I'm-sure hissy fit and went my separate ways. Too bad I handled that so poorly, but I was much younger then, and it was time for me to change my focus in life. If any of those great people ever see this post (unlikely, but you never know): I truly am sorry. You all were always cool to me!

    I didn't get in PSOBB for various reasons, mostly because other things were taking up my time. From time to time, in the years since GC PSO, I've found games that provided some semblance of the spark PSO gave me, but its never been the same. The most recent was Monster Hunter: World - a very good game - but still: it's not PSO.

    The itch finally got so crazy I just felt determined to find a way to play the definitive offline mode of PSO (so, PSOBB) and finally found my way here. Yeah, the game's roots go back to 2000 (JP) and 2001 (NA), but there's something about PSO that transcends time. And man, it really has held up well. Playing in 1920 x 1080 full widescreen is beautiful. I've leveled by new Hunewearl up to 22 over the last few nights. Having a blast.

    I suspect I'll be tinkering around and leveling up and hunting rares, when I can, for years to come. I'm very thankful to the folks at this site for making that possible via Tethella.

    Sorry for the novel. I guess I felt like writing!
    >Everyone
     
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  20. FuryBull

    FuryBull It's Greek to me.

    I started playing PSO in 2001 not long after the NA DC launch. Playing PSO taught me how to type on a keyboard (1 handed most of the time while running between rooms). I played mostly FOnewmn. Had several that i leveled to 100. Humars also. Never really played any thing else (Humars could equip Spread needle and CK whole rooms at time since it had handgun range, so.. why bother with anything else lol)

    When the hackers got bad is when I started hacking also. Mostly just to re-create the items/characters that I had lost. Never played V.2 because I was 12 and wasn't going to pay for it.

    I played offline on the GC for a while.... but offline was so boring I never got higher than maybe 120 or so. Probably spent 100x more time on the DC version.

    Played on Schthack also off and on over the years. had a level 17x FOnewm... a couple of others in the 100-120 range. I decided to get back into it a couple months ago, then realized the servers had been wiped. A couple of reddit threads later I learned about this server and I have been having fun here ever since!
     
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