Phantasy Star Online 2 – Pre-Open Beta Detailed; Phase Starts Today

Phantasy Star Online fans, get ready for the pre-open beta phase of PSO2. PSO2 (aka Phantasy Star Online 2) will be free-to-play, meaning that gamers can play quests and story missions for free. Free players will not have limits imposed on their class levels nor playing time. They will not allow the direct sales of highly over powerful weapons that could affect game balancing. Through updates you can enjoy new bosses, new fields, and new quests for free.
During the Pre-Open and Open Beta, players will not be able to purchase Arks Cash, so My Room and My Shop will be available to all players during this time.In addition, players will be able to level up their character to Level 30 in Open and Pre-Open Beta. Planet Lillipa will be added along with new Robot type enemies and brand new Darkers. Elemental attributes weaknesses were added to some enemies.
Players will also be able to obtain a mag at level 5 instead of 10, and instead of Level 50, a mag can evolve to its second form at Level 30. Food Device effectiveness has decreased and hard mode is available for each quest if the character is level 20 or above. However, in order to access hard mode you must complete a specific client order.
The time limit, enemy levels, and PSE occurrence rate has been adjusted in the Emergency Quest (City) and in order to reduce server load, there will be less chairs to sit on in the lobby. The structure of each class skill tree has also been changed and 16 button gamepads are now supported and configurable.
Last but not least, a max frame rate function was added, virtual full screen mode and full screen mode resolution selection are supported and all optimizations that were introduced to make the game run lighter will be carried out if necessary after the official release.
Here is a guide for registrations and the schedule for the PSO2’s Pre-Open Beta Phase:
Pre Open Beta Test Dates:
– 6/15/2012: 19:00 ~ 24:00
– 6/16/2012: 19:00 ~ 24:00
– 6/15/2012: 11:00 ~ 16:00
– 6/16/2012: 11:00 ~ 16:00
USA East Coast:
– 6/15/2012: 06:00 (AM) ~ 11:00 (AM)
– 6/16/2012: 06:00 (AM) ~ 11:00 (AM)
USA West Coast:
– 6/15/2012: 03:00 (AM) ~ 08:00 (AM)
– 6/16/2012: 03:00 (AM) ~ 08:00 (AM)

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