Phantasy Star Universe servers closed as of Sept. 7th 2012

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  1. EMP Knightmare
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    After 6 long years PSU is finally saying goodbye, as of Sept 7th 2012 the PSU Xbox 360 servers will be shut down. Many of the players have mixed feeling towards this decision, but in all most are sad to see it go. A Sega rep by the name of Edward posted recently about certain info that will impact the game while it is still online: Events, giveaways, and things of that nature.

    Edward addressed a few minor questions players would have with the following statement:

    "Following service closure, the single player version of the game will still be available, but network mode will be inaccessible. Players who still have a GUARDIANS license active following the close date will have their subscription refunded by Microsoft on a pro-rated basis."

    With the close of PSU on public servers, many have sought to make private servers for the game as PSOBB and others have. A project was made awhile ago to make private servers for PSU when the PC servers went down, yet nothing has been heard of since.

    http://forums.sega.com/showthread.php?414770-Important-Notice-for-all-PSU-XB360-Players
     
  2. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

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    It was bound to shut down some time.
    But there are more, and there will be others.
     
  3. Rydian

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    Didn't the PC version shut down a few years ago?
     
  4. EMP Knightmare
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    Yes Rydian the PS2 and PC servers were shut down March 31, 2010 due to low population issues and other misc. problems.

    (BTW I'm a big fan of yours Rydian, I love the stuff crust cheese pizza recipe, and your tutorials ^_^)

    Hey Black-Ice long time to see.
     
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  5. Zarcon

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    It makes sense since PSO2 is "launching" in a few weeks (in Japan at least) if nothing goes wrong this weekend.
    It's...pretty much better in every conceivable way so it's not too big a loss.
     
  6. EMP Knightmare
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    True not that big of a loss, but my wife is pissed due to her paying each month for a game that's shutting down.
     
  7. Devin

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    Yes, sadly I just started getting into the game with my girlfriend. We're both gonna get PSO2 when it comes out, so not that big of a loss.
     
  8. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Well, I guess it was inevitable; everything that has a Phantasy Start must have its Phantasy End.

    ...Alright, that was a stretch even by my standards.
     
  9. dgwillia

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    Man that sucks, first Metal Gear Online shuts down, now Phantasy Star Universe. Why must the good games end :(