Im sorry but what is this

Still waiting for them to do a throwback packed with stuff from BEFORE PC launch.

Looking at YOU, Reaver Swallow!

I admit I fully maxed out the bonuses for Throwback 1 because I simply wanted everything and the bonus prizes were all exceptional. To this day I still use Elegant Wings and Cherry Blossom Flurry in most of my outfits. For other scratch, I’ll usually scratch until $80 for the bonus emote if it’s cool enough but very few emotes have been good enough. I think their bonus prizes half the time are kind of a joke. I have so much rappy and lilipan crap I could fill a dumpsite with this stuff. Off the top of my head, the only good low scratch attempt prizes I really loved were my beloved Melon hat and(the name escapes me) these gorgeous hairbands that look like butterflies.

@CalvinaCoulange said in Im sorry but what is this:

Still waiting for them to do a throwback packed with stuff from BEFORE PC launch.

Looking at YOU, Reaver Swallow!

I actually got Reaver Swallow recently from ship 1, they still had a bunch of them left for 30m. I want a Throwback for that, too, but they seem to just not care. We’re on Throwback 3 and this stuff wasn’t even long ago but pre-PC gets ignored. Anyway just passing the info along because I too really wanted this outfit but didn’t want to pay 100m+ for it from scalpers. Ship 1 only had the regular color(white) for cheap, the other colors were a lot more expensive.

Okay, time to bring out the Kratos meme again.

But no, really. That's a lot of pulls for one poster, let alone a Phaleg emote.

That total cost is Waifu tier simping on this one, bruh.

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Aeros Face is something that female casts essentially need to get if they want to go full-robot. Locking it behind $160 and making it untradeable is horrible. I really hope they rethink this.

@Kragwulf said in Im sorry but what is this:

Aeros Face is something that female casts essentially need to get if they want to go full-robot. Locking it behind $160 and making it untradeable is horrible. I really hope they rethink this.

Female CASTS definitely needed more options to go full robot looking but there are hardly any. And the opposite can be said about Male CASTS lacking the option to go part robot with an open face visor like the Female CAST Alnaar head.

@NotWhoUThink said in Im sorry but what is this:

@Kragwulf said in Im sorry but what is this:

Aeros Face is something that female casts essentially need to get if they want to go full-robot. Locking it behind $160 and making it untradeable is horrible. I really hope they rethink this.

Female CASTS definitely needed more options to go full robot looking but there are hardly any. And the opposite can be said about Male CASTS lacking the option to go part robot with an open face visor like the Female CAST Alnaar head.

I'm still not sure how the PSO2 parts will react with the NGS engine update.

Hopefully NGS items can address this issue, but PSO2 classic items are pretty much up to the luck of finding a JP user who tested things out for CBT.

it's pretty fucked that they went and hiked the price up for aeros so much compared to it's original release. it's one thing to put some useless accessories or some vocal performance emote that nobody will use past a day or two, but to actually lock away the literal face of a set, and a face that robot enthusiasts would die for, is something else entirely. Wasn't it something like 20 scratches for it, and now it's 80? You expect people to be happy to pay up 160usd to account unlock a face that still looks good in NGS, or worse yet, get it for the first time? Exactly what's going on with NA management, and can I have whatever they're taking?

Good thing I'm not too bothered by this. Premium is enough for me. If I see these prices combined with a gacha mechanic, I'd rather just spend all my money in a casino. If a game asks me to spend more money on a biweekly basis then a new game costs me, I'm out. I'm good with spending meseta, I leave the spending to those that can afford it (or those that do it irresponsibly, I'm not their parent lol)

Yeah... the fact that people who missed the face the first time won't even be able to unlock it account-wide at that price is the biggest joke here. All of this could be solved simply by adding another set of face tickets at 15 and 25... People who scratched last time can unlock those account wide, people who didn't scratch last time could either get one copy for a few scratches, or whale a bunch to get it account wide. Which is, y'know, a bit more reasonable than expecting people to pay $160 to unlock a robot face for a single character.

Come on, pay up.

It's just a cosmetic feature.

Boreback Collection 3 🥱 Gonna have to take a hard pass on this one.

When I first saw this I was at first pretty pleased to see what was coming back and what wasnt in all honesty. But then that bonus reward pool really upset me. I have aeros face and even I feel bad for others. But the phaleg face I missed out on, and now its 3x its price. Again who the hell wants a crappy reindeer hat in march for that many pulls. BETTER YET A POSTER**

@Lwyu said in Im sorry but what is this:

What really hits my the hardest though, content face doubled in its worth, and an HELLO emote "Polite" edition is almost, if not, 200 bucks worth.. Why..?

What are your thoughts.

It's the trash Throwback model and this is nothing new. Exactly the same nasty bonus structure happened with Throwback Collection I and II with exactly the same escalation in some bonuses going from like 15 scratches to 90.

This is what happens when players don't push back enough when something is terrible.


@CalvinaCoulange said in Im sorry but what is this:

Still waiting for them to do a throwback packed with stuff from BEFORE PC launch.

Yeah, the first four scratches specifically just needed a 1:1 run to acknowledge and remedy a significant segment of players never being able to do it.

It's kind of nuts that ultimately they never did anything to essentially say "Yeah it was wrong to leave a portion of players behind the way we did and it's important that we make it right". That kind of gesture should have happened in May or June, felt like a real PR blunder.

The more I think about it the more disgusted I feel. A poster is quite frankly an insult for the kind of money people pay, the Aeros face looks cool but I’m just straight up not going to pay that. A reindeer hat when we’re approaching spring is straight up crazy. Seriously what the fuck.

No nobody is twisting my arm or your arm to buy this, we can pay or opt out but the fact they put so little thought into this one even compared to previous Throwbacks is not acceptable. These prizes aren’t even good enough bonuses for a regular scratch!

And on top of everything else, other than the Force (ba), you could still obtain everything for 30m or less if you shopped around. These are not items gone from the markets forever. I’m just not impressed with the selection at all.

If they want $100+ from customers consistently, this is not the way to do it. Customers want to feel like they’re getting a deal. What kind of deal is a reindeer hat and a poster, or a basic looking emote? Yuck.

I can spend $200 on an emote but I still can't buy an official PSO shirt or sweater from the sega merch store. 😼