Still fighting the good fight i see lads? I may not be here anymore but I'm still routing for you guys
SEGA has already made their point. SEGA NA is an extremely and aggressively pro censorship company. They will continue to butcher and water down your PSO2 experience just to keep these ideals in check. They've been doing it since day one and over time its only gotten worse and worse just as it was predicted it would.
The bottom line is people will come in here and either be pro censorship or against it. Those who say "Well they are listening to us, just give them time" are being mislead. I could sit here and type up a post filled with facts and details about why the censorship is wrong and all that, and in the past i have, but in the end I realized there is just no getting through to the devs. You cannot change the opinion of a dev team that is so aggressively pro censorship they are willing to tear their own game apart just to advocate their ideals.
At first when i was active on NA i tried to be understanding, I tried to give the dev team for the NA server the benefit of the doubt and did truly believe they were listening to feedback. I see now thats not the case, the aggressive censorship of this server is completely out of control that its become blatantly obvious that the dev team is not taking the best interest of the server or its player base into consideration at all. Each new decision, be it with loot boxes or functions or censorship progressively damages the experience of PSO2 and robs its players of what the game truly has to offer. And if you think its bad now just WAIT until you see how they butcher New Genesis. the games not even out yet and censorship was already pointed out in the NA trailers.
So if they want to be aggressively pro censorship then for the first time I'm going to aggressively give you all a solution.
Stop supporting this server.
Its as simple as that, you don't have to play on this server, and you don't have to give them your money just for them to spit in your face. The JP server is open to you, it always has been, always will be, and you know what? its translated into English far better then what this servers translation team did. On top of that, you don't even need a VPN, all you need is the PSO2 tweaker. It translates the game for you and gets you ready to go. Everything you've experienced on the NA server will be there for you when you log in, in full English, and everything they ripped out will also be there for you, in full English. You as players have the power to fight against the censorship treatment you all are receiving, there are better options for you out there to enjoy PSO2 the way it was meant to be enjoyed, the only thing stopping you from a true PSO2 server is you. If I could make the switch, you could to.
Wishing you all the best in your fight against the censorship anyway. Good luck guys.
Edit: Just want to add that PSO2 JP has quite a good sized English/Western speaking community that is located on ship 2. So you will be among English speaking players if you go tot hat ship.