I've been a PSO fan for a long time, and the one thing that's been annoying about PSO2 is how different ships are completely isolated from each other. In the older games, your character was independent of the ship you happened to play on; if one was overcrowded, you could just choose to play on a different one. In PSO2 on the other hand... well, I just found out that a few of my friends have also been playing for a while but are scattered across different ships.
The fact that we can all be playing the same game but be unable to play with each other with our existing characters because of a decision we made months ago is pretty disappointing, to say the least. The options aren't great:
- We could do ship transfers to consolidate everyone on one ship, but that involves convincing other friends to spend real money to get this done, won't happen until the next maintenance, and means we leave a bunch of items behind (most of us only have one character anyway so everything left in storage is effectively useless)
- We could create new characters on another ship, but then half of us have characters we've been playing on for months (and are about equally-leveled) and the other half are starting from scratch. Fine I guess, but not as fun as if we were able to play together with our main characters
It just feels like an arbitrary limitation when this wasn't even a question in the original games.