This new SG Sale is Absolutely Wrong

Either they need to implement all the ways you can gain SG (for free) on JP or they need to lower the price is all I am saying. JP monetization IS annoying but the fact you can no-life grind SG helped offset this greatly.

@Likaizam said in This new SG Sale is Absolutely Wrong:

Either they need to implement all the ways you can gain SG (for free) on JP or they need to lower the price is all I am saying. JP monetization IS annoying but the fact you can no-life grind SG helped offset this greatly.

https://pso2.com/manual/fundamentals/sg

According to this page, we're supposed to have that stuff too. It's just not implemented for unknown reasons in our server, which is a bit shady. In fact, at this moment, only 2 of the 7 non-paid methods of getting it are functional for various reasons.

It definitely feels deliberate too with the casino not having the SG and the Excube shop not having room passes, which is kind of upsetting.

It is quite obviously deliberate, and not all that new or surprising.

Most Asian MMORPG seem to become more aggressive in their monetization once they cross overseas, and they tend to transform a lot of fashion into untradables to "encourage" people to spend.

PSO2 is not the first and the god i do not believe in knows that it will not be the last.

Sad, but totally expected.

It's the game we wanted, but with a catch. No such thing as a free lunch. Who knows we may get a patch a few months down with everything unlocked saying, "Here we go guys, we had to work the kink out of everything but thank you for waiting and we do apologize of r any inconvenience. Here are 5 scape dolls and a few extra stuff." .......If we are lucky.

@ERICK001BC probably not going to happen with this one at lest, I have seen a bunch of Karen’s and Ethan‘s Running around ship one, Surprisingly they’re all more Ethan’s and Karen’s

@SaviorZero82 said in This new SG Sale is Absolutely Wrong:

@ERICK001BC probably not going to happen with this one at lest, I have seen a bunch of Karen’s and Ethan‘s Running around ship one, Surprisingly they’re all more Ethan’s and Karen’s

I only seen 1 on ship 1 block 1 and 2, But I get home from work 6 am ish, I play till around noon and I guess the lobby isn't as packed as the weekend. I am sure I will see a lot more over the weekend.

I guess than it can't really be helped for the time being. Well just have to see how bad the next one will be, 1 accessory and 1 grinder for 1200 SG

@GM-Deynger Something that should also be mentioned; based on my mate who got the pack with SG he saved, you cannot color the ethan costume when on JP we have those very same outfits in white, shadow, orange, and I believe blue. The price gouging for nostalgic reasons is astounding especially when they do not contain all the costume colors + are untradeable; don't ruin this game for people as clearly PSO2 JP has a long run from a F2P monetization focus of the game and as recent Sega's own earnings show PSO2 as a top contender without the predatory monetization this version floats.

I'm trying real hard not to use foul language here, but this is disgusting for SEGA to gouge the West like this, in the middle of a pandemic where people are losing their jobs or otherwise out of work. It'd be plain scummy in normal situations, but it's downright predatory right now.

Connected my account just to post how much this bothered me as well. If it was any other pack I might not have paid attention but Karen has to be my favorite character in all of PS so it's me right in the feels.

Meanwhile Ethan was never likeable so I gain two things out of this pack that I would even want and get limited to one character.

I never was interested in anything in the shop that I saw to even do the math before but this is shocking.

Thanks for making this post and for getting the feedback sent.

SG is useless outside buying mission passes buying gathering/fishing boosters i have no clue why would they have 2 premium currencies, no it doesn't makes me want to spend more money on your game if i'm locked out with useless 1k SG. Everything in Fresh finds shop is so damn overpriced that it's not even worth mentioning.

@LapisWave said in This new SG Sale is Absolutely Wrong:

Some people don't want to play male

^ This.

I wish earning Star Gems was easier. Items are way too expensive for how little you can get.

But it also kills me how the items are then bound to you on top of it. Getting us the items already out in Japan quicker is absolutely a good thing, even if I wish the Mission Pass and Fresh Finds Shop were better (Fresh Finds Shop doesn't give enough time-- Mission Pass requires a lot of constant play unless you're lucky if what you want is super close or again, more Star Gem usage), there is no good reason for the items to not be tradeable.

As a side note to the Fresh Finds Shop and Bundles: So often I've only wanted one, maybe two, bundle items so them all being paired into that with no way to separate it sucks.

i also think SG is stupid and reeks of mobile gaming, stacking 2 different paid-able currency's in one game is bad

The major problem and takeaway based on my screenshot is that in JP you literally earn SG so easily heck even almost every maintenance you get free SG (Logged in and claimed around 100+ SG free because of collective AC campaigns) whereas PSO2 NA there really is no way outside of the story mode and some titles to obtain SG.

This is probably due to the "Fresh Finds" option which is used to introduce costumes/accessories similar to a catch-up method but unfortunately they're terribly overpriced with the current example requesting 800SG (around 40$) for some AC obtain-able costume which is less than 1m in PSO2 JP. If you're all outraged about the lack of SG then you should continue to voice your feedback to them (PSO2 NA staff)

@GrandTickler87 I like how accurate this is to gacha games in general actually, just wanted to point that out.