I'm on a PC now and thought I'd go ahead and post it since it is easier than tapping on a phone lol
I was in South Korea when they announced the closed beta for the Xbox. I was anxious and kept wondering when the release was going to to be for the other platforms like on Sony, Nintendo and PC. This was because I had everything else BUT the Xbox haha. Well, as time went by I started to realize that it doesn't seem like it was going to happen during this time for other platforms.
I saw that you could register on windows 10. So I decided to register on the surface pro I had which had Windows 10 installed(It was on its' last charge since I didn't have the correct plug to charge it with). I thought I was all set and at least will get the CBT rewards...until later on I saw that Urgent Quests would need to be completed! lol Later I double checked the date for the CBT ... and I was sure I was going to miss it completely.
After days of reviewing different Xboxes for prices, performance, convenience, playability, and the help from others on twitter(including PSO2's twitter) I decided that I was going to get the Xbox One X(was also $150 off). But since I was in South Korea... I didn't want to order it and have it sitting out in front of the door until I got back.
So I reached out to my relative to see if she could pick one up for me and have it setup and pre-loaded when it was available. I was going to see if she wanted to maybe play it and at least she could earn the CBT rewards. She picked up the system but was already busy with other games and had no time for PSO2(hope she doesn't regret it later xD Because She played a lot of PSO and PSU before as well).
I noticed later that I actually may have a chance to be part of the CBT after all since it was happening from 07FEB-08FEB ending at midnight PST. Now... the PST part was very important to me because I am EST and that means it would end at 3am EST. All the Urgent Quests were also not as early as it looked! My flight back in South Korea was in the morning of 08FEB.. so I was flying backwards in time and getting back around 6pm EST on 08FEB.
The Xbox wasn't setup so when I had the time I set up the Xbox and started the download as soon as I could. It took a bit before it completed enough where I could play it. I wanted to get in on the Urgent Quests since I missed out on all of Friday and only had what was remaining of Saturday left. If I was lucky enough I would be able to get at least three done for the Dreamcast mag.
I created my character and played the tutorial parts, but... once I wanted to play the game online with others and get into the Urgent Quests... I was brought back to the main screen. I had to finish downloading and installing the rest of the data haha.
This part took a lot longer... I even created a couple more characters for fun and another on Ship 02. It was about 8:45pm EST and I was finally able to play online. I didn't know where I had to go and was lost a bit but made it just in time for the concert(all the jumping O_O)!
After it was over I eventually got help in finding out how to start Urgent Quests. I was able to do the one after the concert. I had a good time and was happy with what I was able to do... but then heard about the CBT being extended! I super happy and it meant that I would actually now be able to finish enough of the Urgent Quests for all the CBT rewards since I knew we couldn't just repeat the same Urgent Quest in the same time slot!
Since then it's been hard not being able to play again.... Forums have been a great way to cope along with the PSO2 twitter page whenever they post(time to follow that instagram too haha). But I must say... the biggest fix that helped was probably the Sonic movie over the weekend. I don't know why but it got me super excited for the movie and any potential future movies. I kept looking up everyone else's reactions and the reviews, etc. It was like when PSO2 CBT ended ALL OVER AGAIN haha.
So now I am finding a balance between Sonic news and PSO2 news. Just balancing between the two and keeping calm haha
Anyways, it was a crazy ride to get to CBT... If it weren't for my relative, the timezone difference, the extension, PSO2 staff and everyone on this same voyage through social media.... I wouldn't have had a chance to enjoy it as much as I did! Much thanks!
If anyone has any stories they want to share I'd like to read some