Heyo! Wanted to take a look back at Phantasy Star Online 2 being the Japanese version. I’ve played on and off for a year and wanted to the one year “anniversary” of my gaming session on it and to look back at Varakitsu, and now Renge. I started playing PSO2 on August 25th, 2012.
(All images taken through in-game’s printscreen function.)
I shall admit that I’m was and still am a giant PSO2 noob/newbie/inexperienced because of the language barriers and the hidden complexities stringing through and around it. As simple as it is there are things you don’t see unless you hit up guides or players point out the “obvious”. Also took me a year to figure out how to take images without the hud that you see above.
I’ll also admit I use the English patch because it makes playing it easier.
I still have Varakitsu, this time as a Braver and not a Hunter using wired-lances. I find that a katana suits Vara nicely and may go back to find swords in the Hunter class to compliment her. Thanks to the newer updates I acquired a Support Character I could bring Busou Shinki Renge within. I have Varakitsu and Renge within my PSO2 which pleases me.
My whole quest with PSO2 was obtaining Fox ears for Varakitsu from the very start, yet kept losing my chance because of lacking Meseta, computer issues, Minecraft drama, and other things. I just can’t seem to acquire it, even after a bloody year. It frustrates me yet I keep trying. Silly fox ears.
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Catching PSO2’s fall festivities in late September with a moon and rabbit – Season of harvest? The events in PSO2 are another thing I enjoy the most about this game in how it constantly updates itself. Need more games like this.
– Happy Halloween!
Was on the quest of obtaining a miko outfit for Vara during the Halloween festivities. I obtained a pink one for myself, Renge now wearing it as of this writing. Gorgeous playful Happy Halloween!
Miko outfit get on November 17, 2012! Yes, lowest tier but I was a major noob with no access to TACO’s and shops. Was extremely happy after all that tedious Meseta grinding & farming.
– Merry Christmas!
A festive time to be joyous and giving!
– Dark Falz:
Just had to give Dark Falz a go once a fellow figure.fm’er invited me to give it a go, so I did. Let’s just say I did have fun but was lost. I couldn’t understand how the revival system worked or how it simply flowed.
– Spring Festivities:
At this stage I was playing PSO2 in an on & off manner bouncing between it and Minecraft. Also was beginning to have computer problems around this point with other games slowly making its way towards PSo2. Did enjoy the Japanese theme the shop area gained then.
Computer issues forcing me to MIA into Minecraft (FTB).
– July Festivities:
Gorgeous! I missed loads of events in between March and July yet was able to sneak a peak on July before it vanished. Gorgeous and beautiful. Hopped on briefly before a content update to see if it’ll work and to see what I missed.
– July 20th Reunion:
Felt good to be finally back onto PSO2. I missed so much and had so much to gain, even those pesky fox ears. Thanks to that reunion I disbanded from that old team and made it into a new one – Celestial – gaining so much nice much needed assistance. Even was pointed towards the screen-capping option of hiding the hud. Awesome!
– Support Character – Shinki Renge:
Once I saw this update I just had to get my hands on PSO2, to keep playing so I could obtain my own cute little support character. Was curious if I should have made Varakitsu’s lore enemy only to be Tweeted to make Renge, so I did. Should have been a natural thought yet was simply being “creative” by thinking “too hard”. I made Renge with her wired lance as claws. She’s a fun and strong character and I love her in PSO2 <3.
Just like myself, she needs to be given fox ears and a fox tail; Fox tail I can give her anytime.
Thanks to the Support Characters being added each player has been given a little shack to store their little one and any mini accessory within. I was able to place a bed at one point, two paintings, and random stuff. Constantly experimented only to keep switching from one to the next item. Wish there was a 10 cost, not 5 or whatever it actually may be.
– Birth of Yulya – Second Slot Character:
Not to sure what to say about this except that Yulya is the opposite of Vara. The evil one in her lore with the name still being “worked on” similar to her appearance. Let’s just say her background is “That sounds shady”, or for those that didn’t get that inside joke being highly perverted, ecchi, while using illusion magic. Doubt I can give full form to her in PSO2. Ah well. May fit better in Skyrim…possibly.
I feel that the free slot was wasted but shall try to make the most of it after Vara gets her long-awaited pesky ears. Made her a Dewman in PSO2.
Shall get back onto Yulya later because Vara was horrible as an AI companion.
After a bit of a delay because of Minecraft & a friend I hoped onto PSO2 in hopes of FINALLY acquiring the fox ears. NOPE! 3 Million Meseta. FUUUUU! Got annoyed and blew all my Meseta on pirate outfits, accessories, logos, and even a pair of samurai outfits for a Support Character in which I’m hoping would attach onto.
Played around with shops that I obtained enough to purchase the red bikini swimsuit. It may show loads of skim but it is a must-get for a foxy like Vara who teases :P.
As trivial as the fox ears may seem to you folks it did keep me playing while also giving me purpose in coming back along with reuniting with the Celestial guild. I had fun playing with Varakitsu and I had more fun meeting folks on it. It substitutes Star Wars Galaxies nicely while adding and expending into the Anime realm that I love and enjoy. I love seeing Varakitsu take form in a digital medium along with seeing what Renge would look like in the PSO2 universe. Just nice simple fun.
Sure, I did play on-and-off giving me genuine fun experiences regardless. Sure, I may also be slow in PSO2 but I do have fun with every moment I have had and have within said game because it stays fresh while also adding new content and things to obtain. I shall keep playing the game because it is genuinely fun while trying to also catch up to other people in my own noobish manner.
Now then, who will be the lucky person to obtain my 2-5 Million Mesetta? Who wants to be the lucky person? Let’s find out….Also looking forward to seeing if I can birth a Benio while also giving the Support Character head-wear.
See you in the PSO2 universe!