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Updates (JP PC)/August 2012

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This article pertains to content updates for the Japanese PC Phantasy Star Universe servers. Please see this section for the update history of the Xbox 360 servers.

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August 30, 2012

Premium course free play period

  • From now until the servers close on September 27, 2012, all players will have access to premium course features.

6th Anniversary Thanks Festa

System updates

  • The following changes have been made to how rare free missions are awarded:
    • You can receive a rare mission even if your mission clear time is less than five minutes.
    • You can receive a rare mission by clearing story missions.
    • If you meet all of the requirements, you will have a 100% chance of receiving a rare mission.
  • The following conditions concerning rare missions remain unchanged:
    • You cannot already have access to a rare mission.
    • You must clear a mission which includes a trial.
    • You must be in the field when the mission is cleared.
    • Your mission participation time must be at least 80% of the total time, starting from the "trial start" marker.

Item updates

  • The following new items have been added:
  • Casino Voloyal's exchange counter has been updated with the normal rotation of room decorations. This is the final casino item rotation.

August 9, 2012

6th Anniversary Thanks Festa

Seasonal lobbies

  • For the duration of the 6th Anniversary Thanks Festa, special decorations will be up throughout Clyez City to celebrate the 6th anniversary of Phantasy Star Universe.

Item updates

August 2, 2012

Japanese PC server closure announcement

  • It has been announced that the Japanese PC game servers will be closing at 23:59:59 JST on Thursday, September 27, 2012, effectively ending all online support for Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus.
  • Starting at 17:00 JST on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, you will no longer be able to purchase a GUARDIANS License, game key or Illuminus game key.
  • Following the end of maintenance on Thursday, August 30, 2012, all players will have access to premium course features until the end of service, even if they had not purchased a GUARDIANS License.
  • At 23:59:59 JST on Thursday, September 27, 2012, all online services will end, new PSU IDs will no longer be able to be created and GUARDIANS Cash will no longer be available for purchase.
  • For anyone with GUARDIANS Cash remaining on their account, a service to either convert this to Arks Cash for use in Phantasy Star Online 2 or to have it refunded as WebMoney will begin. Details will be announced after online services for Phantasy Star Universe have ended.
  • August is the last month that charges will be withdrawn from accounts of players with automatically renewing monthly GUARDIANS Licenses.
  • Following server closure, only the PS2 version of story mode will be accessible.

Special bonuses

  • The following bonuses will be in place until the game servers close at 23:59:59 JST on September 27, 2012:
    • Half-price clothes and parts (Meseta purchases only)
    • Free Lumilass services (excluding Hairstyle and Body Style Tickets)
    • Daily Vol Coin allowance x20
    • Boosted PA EXP payout
    • Daily Stamp allowance x3
    • Boosted EXP (excluding in rare missions)
    • Boosted drop rates (excluding rare and GC missions)
    • Megaholy fortune for all races
    • Synthesis success rates +20%
    • Grinding success rates +15%
    • Doubled AMP payout from GAMs

Seasonal lobbies

  • Fireworks will light up the night sky over Ohtoku City until maintenance begins on August 9.

Updated missions

Item updates

  • GC Shop's "Evening Breeze Gacha" has been replaced by "..."
  • Fireworks and De Ragan's Breath will be on sale at item vendors until the game servers close on September 27.
  • Casino Voloyal's exchange counter has been updated with the normal rotation of room decorations.

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