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Archive for November 23rd, 2010


GUARDIANS Express Newsletter – November 2010

Attention, GUARDIANS!

Welcome to the newest edition of the GUARDIANS Express Newsletter, a roundup of news & notes for the Universe of Phantasy Star.

Autumn Lobbies

PSU - Fall Lobbies and Native Creature Festival

We have lots going on right now, and the most visible changes for PSU come with new lobby decorations — the beautiful and unique Autumn Lobbies are appearing right now on the Colony and at Neudaiz. Meanwhile, one of the most awesome lobbies — featuring some of the games best music — is now available on Moatoob: the Native Creature Festival, celebrating the indigenous life of the desert planet with spectacular bonfires.

GUARDIANS Boost Road: Colony

It’s time for more GBR action! The Boost Road features boosted drop-rates on select missions, this time routing through the Colony at Clyez City. If you’re unfamiliar with how the GBR works, each person running the mission builds their drop rate the more times they run, up to a 50% boost. Party boost rates stack, so a full party of six people has a boost rate of 300%. Considering the excellent loot that drops from some of the Colony missions included in this Boost Road, it’s a great chance to go hunting.

Coming Soon: Absolute Zero

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Coming this December, the special Phantasy Star Universe event: Absolute Zero!

A special event complete with event mission, a full website with unlockable panel rewards, special event currency and an exchange mission, Absolute Zero will be hitting Western PSU servers for the first time in the very near future.

The event mission gives players a new toy to play with — a “photon reflector” which helps melt ice at strategic spots. You need to uncover special nodes in order to power the reflector, and of course infected SEED are there to stop you.

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The panel rewards are, of course, one of the best parts of the event mission. In the past Shred the Darkness and Maximum Attack G have had special rewards that unlock for the entire PSU community based on the number of monsters killed, and this event will work the same. A nice additional wrinkle is that an additional route to the main event mission will unlock only after a certain number of kills.

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There’s a lot of great rewards to unlock, including unique items and even a boost to leveling your Photon Arts. We haven’t always unlocked every award for previous events so it’s definitely going to take the whole community working together to get all available rewards!


Total War: Shogun 2 Pack Front

We’re pleased to show off the pack front for Total War: Shogun 2!

Total War Shogun 2 Pack Front

Total War: Shogun 2 will feature enhanced full 3D battles via land and sea as well as the tactical campaign map. The game will also be featuring a brand new AI system inspired by the scriptures that influenced Japanese warfare and the Chinese “Art of War”. The Creative Assembly analyzed these ancient texts so that they could implement something easy to understand, yet deep in strategy.

The Creative Assembly’s Total War: Shogun 2 will be available for the PC on March 15, 2010

For more updates, check out the Total War website.